A Mustang driver at the Sports Car Club of America Runoffs went full Cars and Coffee with one of the most egregious revenge-seeking moves I’ve seen in ages. Never go full Cars and Coffee. Never, ever go full Cars and Coffee.
Back on Memorial Day weekend, the Lonestar Region of the SCCA had their final race at Texas World Speedway, or TWS as it’s more commonly known. This was supposed to be the last actual race at the venue, which would be the 2nd, or 3rd maybe “final” weekend. As this goes to press, now it sounds like the track will be…
About a week ago, I got an unexpected early morning message from a man I’d spoken to, but never met in person.
Small pickups have all but gone the way of the dodo given that today’s “small” truck is still larger than many apartments in NYC. There’s quite a few of us who miss the minitruckin’ craze, even today. If you’re obsessed with that Facebook page dedicated to retro minitrucks, this old racing footage will blow your mind.
Every year, the nation’s best autocrossers descend upon the Sports Car Club of America Solo National Championships. Racers bring everything from stock-class grocery getters to supercars to highly modified cars built for one purpose: to dodge cones very fast. This supercut of Solo Nats action is downright amazing.
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.
I headed to historic Pocono Raceway with Classic Car Club’s in house brawlers - Triple C Racing - for another head-to-head weekend with our friends in the SCCA race paddock.
Sunday’s 40-minute ITS race - a category filled with everything from Civics to 3-series racers - quickly turned into a fantastical fiasco by the…
I had the opportunity to attend an SCCA Club Race at Lime Rock Park this past weekend. In the morning it was very nice outside, and even sunny at times. However, as the day went on, rain started to fall. Caffeine & Carburetors was also going on at Lime Rock that day, so many beautiful cars showed up and brought…
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?
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…
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.
RallySprint is considered a step between rallycross and full-on stage rally. It's a good ol' dirty time, and now the Sports Car Club of America is bringing them back for the first time in over a decade. Given the SCCA's tumultuous history with their rally program, this news comes as a welcome surprise.
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.
Hi. I like race cars. I hate spiders. I have been known to unload entire cans of spider killer in my 944 after seeing one anemic little web in there. Here is a huge spider that came down in Nadja Pollard's Miata during a race. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.