Important Registration Dates for 2018 Runoffs at Sonoma Raceway

With each passing day, the 2018 SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® at Sonoma Raceway get a little bit closer. And as such, it's time for racers and workers to be aware of key dates approaching for the event taking place Oct. 16-21 just north of San Francisco, California. Garage Lottery Registration For competitors, Aug. 1 is the first important date to mark on calendars as that is when Garage Lottery registration begins at 10 a.m. Central Time. Lottery entry cost is $1,050 -- the equivalent of a Runoffs entry. Drivers need NOT have fulfilled Runoffs eligibility requirements to register at that time, and Garage Lottery registration will be open until Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Central Time. At that point, names will be drawn randomly to award garage space and create the ordered waitlist. Those receiving garage spaces will be notified by Wednesday, Aug. 22 and charged the balance of the garage space fee (pricing available here). All registrants will receive a credit of $1,050 to their account to be applied to a 2018 Runoffs entry. Prep Shop and Multi-Car Team Spaces Also beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. Central Time is the online request process for Prep Shop and Multi-Car Team spaces. [...]

By |2018-07-25T10:22:57-04:00July 25th, 2018|Racing Life|

Donations Needed: 2018 Racing Against Leukemia Raffle

2018 Racing Against Leukemia It's that time of year. Since 1990, the New England Region has designed a weekend of events to show our support for families battling childhood cancers. And while enjoying our favorite motorsports activities, we also raise funds for the UMass Children's Medical Research Center. It's Racing Against Leukemia (RAL) time! Last year, NER raised $10,017 between Road Racing, Rally, and Solo events. This year, we are once again offering numerous ways our NER members can participate in RAL events while having #funwithcars. Palmer Motorsports Park will host the Road Racing and Rally events, while Solo competitors will head to Devins Airfield. Both road racing and rally events are coinciding at Palmer in a single weekend of competition, raffles, prizes and fun! Road Racing This year's RAL road racing event and annual Pig Roast is scheduled for September 8-9.  REGISTER HERE! Rally Never raced a Rally before? This is your chance! The Saturday, September 8 Rally does NOT require any special license or even a SCCA membership to compete. Show up with a driver/navigator and a properly insured vehicle, and we will put you on the course.  REGISTER HERE! Solo The NER Points #9 Solo event scheduled for Sunday, [...]

By |2018-07-23T09:38:51-04:00July 23rd, 2018|Featured, Region News|

Win F1 Adventure for Two through SCCA Foundation Sweepstakes

The SCCA Foundation wants to send you and a friend to the United States Grand Prix. This year’s Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix takes place at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, October 19-21. In addition to the pair of tickets, the prize package also includes: VIP suite access, F3/F4 paddock and pit lane access, team gear, an invite to the F3/F4 Champions Award Banquet, and $5000 in cash for travel and lodging. Ticket sales end on Sept 4, 2018. The winner will be picked on September 5, 2018, during the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championship awards banquet. Sweepstakes tickets for this trip can be purchased at: About the SCCA Foundation: The SCCA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Sports Car Club of America.   The Foundation’s programs are as follows: - Saving the Lives of Teen Drivers: Through the Tire Rack Street Survival program, the SCCA Foundation and local SCCA Regions host day-long skills training programs to help teen drivers learn how to avoid and deal with emergency car handling situations on the street. This program reaches hundreds of teen drivers each year and continues to grow thanks to your financial support. - Preserving the History of American [...]

By |2018-07-17T16:20:16-04:00July 17th, 2018|SCCA|

Tire Rack Solo Nationals Quickly Reaches Cap

TOPEKA, Kan (July 10, 2018) -- In only four days and four hours, the 2018 Tire Rack SCCA® Solo® Nationals reached its entry cap of 1,350 participants, an unprecedented feat for the Sports Car Club of America®.  Those who registered after the cap was reached have now been added to a waitlist.  If entry cancellations come in, persons will be offered a slot at the Sept. 3-7 event in Lincoln, Nebraska according to their position on the waitlist. Howard Duncan, SCCA’s Rally/Solo Senior Director, said, “I have been working with SCCA’s Solo Department a long time and never imagined that the Solo National Championship could possibly sell out so quick! This is truly a testament to the ever-increasing interest in Solo’s top-tier event AND the welcoming environment existing in Lincoln each year.” Last year, in 2017, the Tire Rack Solo Nationals set a participation record with 1,317 entries. That record may very well fall this year.  Whether it does or not, there is no denying the meteoric growth Solo Nationals has experienced over the last several years. A lot of that can be attributed to changes in the Solo landscape dating back more than a decade. In the 1990s, Solo Nationals already had a strong [...]

By |2018-07-17T16:17:33-04:00July 17th, 2018|Autocross|

RESULTS: 2018 Majors @ Thompson Speedway

Official results from all Qualifying and Race events from this weekend are now available. Select your race group, then view or download the final Timing and Scoring results as PDF files. Qualifying 1 Qualifying 2 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying 1 Qualifying 2 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying 1 Qualifying 2 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying 1 Qualifying 2 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying 1 Qualifying 2 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying 1 Qualifying 2 Race 1 Race 2

By |2018-07-17T16:10:43-04:00July 17th, 2018|Road Racing Results|

Flagging Life: How F&C has Changed Through the Years

Written by: Dave Rodman My, what a difference a few decades can make -- obviously in any aspect of life -- but particularly in my experience, when it comes to "flagging and communications" or "F&C" as it's known in race track shorthand. But the first thing you ought to understand -- and the coolest aspect of the game, particularly if you're reading this site -- is that the SCCA is the portal to an arena that the imagination hardly does justice to. Whether you're an SCCA member or not, checking event schedules should be easily accomplished. Whether you're interested in Club racing, performance or TSD rallying, autocross or rallycross there's an event you can attend. Finding a contact person should be as easy as finding an event. Heck, if you're stuck contact me and I'll get you pointed in the right direction. For me, being an SCCA flagger was my invitation to work events in F1, IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR. SCCA itself opened the door to professional Formula Atlantic, Trans-Am and Can-Am. Even this week, in the aftermath of an SCCA Majors event at my home track in Thompson, Conn., came an invitation to flag a Formula E Grand Prix in [...]

By |2018-07-19T11:01:15-04:00July 17th, 2018|Featured, Worker Specialties|