When the FIA’s new Verstappen-proof superlicense rules came out for Formula One, America felt just a little shafted. Not too many of the series that go towards superlicense points even run here. Fortunately, the Sports Car Club of America’s Pro Racing arm is about to change that: we’re getting a Formula 4 series!
Sometimes, the vehicles off-course are almost as cool as those on-course. This is Todd Roberts’ pit bike from this year’s SCCA Solo Nationals, which features an animated woodcut dolphin which you can majestically ride upon as it bobs up and down.
The first thing you notice when you get on site is the boneyard. To get to the paddock area, you drive around the perimeter of the course, cordoned off from the rest of the world by an army of skinny orange pylons and lengths upon lengths of yellow safety tape, and through the aircraft graveyard itself. Once past the…
Time-speed-distance rallies seem simple enough: maintain a constant speed over a certain distance on open public roads, and stop every so often at checkpoints to prove you’re on time. Many consider it an introduction to stage rally. Introduction! Ha. Let me explain how this was the hardest thing ever.
This tale of misery and woe comes from the SCCA’s Devil In The Dark race a few weeks ago, where one team spent more time working on their car than they did racing it. Bringing a new-to-you race car: how could that possibly go wrong?
A car in an earlier race at this weekend’s SCCA US Majors Tour at Virginia International Raceway blew its engine, spewing assorted fluids all along this section of track. Oil dry should soak that right up, right? Sure, but when a tight pack of Spec Miatas hit the oil dry afterwards, it just added to the carnage.
Ah, late afternoon: a time for all the half-priced queso you can
drink eat. There's one problem with most happy hours, though: driving afterwards tends to be a bad idea. That is, unless driving is the happy hour. Behold, the Sports Car Club of America's "Track Night In America" program.
Spec Racer Ford driver Eric Vassian not only caught a major wipe-out in front of him at the Sports Car Club of America Majors race at Sebring, he caught a lot of debris to the face.
The Ford Fiesta, a popular choice among budget-minded enthusiasts looking for a fun ride that provides both practicality and fuel economy, has been banned from participating in the SCCA's autocross program within the Street Category.
The SCCA national championship race weekend, known as the runoffs, was held at Road Atlanta from 1971 until 1993. They're always super competitive races and quite exciting. The 1980 Formula Ford runoff had 39 cars, and an enterprising YouTuber has uploaded the whole thing to show us what it was like when men were men.
It's a rocket ship kind of feeling when you get everything right in a rear-engined car. You line yourself up out of a corner and drive the throttle to the floor. The car feels like it gains grip the harder you press the engine. Then you just hold on as things go blurry.
There I was... flying down the straight after turn two at Pocono Raceway, pretending to draft Mathias, who was driving his recently purchased 1987 Porsche 944. As we approached the turn in point, I got on my brakes and downshifted into third from fourth. The straight-piped inline four shrieked as it hit what seemed to…
For those unfamiliar with Summit Point, turn 4 is a fast, downhill, 90+mph right-hander that can be taken flat out in a spec Miata. Nicknamed "The Chute", it's butt puckering in the dry, but get smacked in the face by Mother Nature as you're hitting turn in, and it's terrifying.
After competing at the SCCA RallyCross National Championship in 2013 and now the 2014 SCCA Dixie National Challenge RallyCross, I thought you all might want to know what it's like to compete in RallyCross at a nationally competitive level.
I hear it all the time: "I want to get into racing but I can't afford it." Ok, what kind of racing? Now if you know you HAVE to be at the track and not some vast parking lot or airfield autocrossing, then listen up, Buttercups. I have the simplest solution ever: become a course/grid/tech worker. Of course this means…
I decided to go in a slightly different route this time as the car in question today is neither a 1-year only special edition nor is it a limited production unicorn. In fact, the Geo Storm can be found relatively easy by CTTF standards. The GSi is by no means common, but with production numbers in the thousands it is…
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jetta is set up for street and track, and is claimed to done double duty in both SCCA Time Trials and as a daily driver. That makes it a great car to let you run what’cha brung, but is it price equally accommodating?
At the Atlanta Region SCCA Solo event, some intrepid young chap from Mexico showed up in one of these. This is apparently one out of 100 cars imported to Mexico, and he happened to be out our way and heard of an autocross going on. Our Solo Chair took this shot. Yeah, I think we do Solo right.
At this weekend's Pirelli World Challenge GTS race at Mid-Ohio, drivers of the Ford Mustang Boss 302 race cars staged a protest against SCCA rules by parking their 'Stangs in the pit lane after the initial formation lap.
We've seen many attempts at taking the best driver's license photo, but how many have tried their hand at making an epic racing license? Like getting the Sports Car Club of America to think you're the Stig is easier than you'd think.