For 2019, the annual SCCA National Convention will return January 17-19 to South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This year's National Convention will be very special as its theme is "Celebrating Our Legacy, Building Our Future" and serves as the official start of the Club's 75th Anniversary celebration. The Convention will again be a familiar format that encompasses leadership development and skills training for Club members. Details on times and a full schedule will be announced later this year. But as usual, the Annual Meeting and welcome reception will be held Thursday, followed by two days of training. Various fun social activities will certainly be included, too. The SCCA Hall of Fame and Awards banquet on Saturday night then caps festivities. Organizers are also seeking additional topics and presenters for Convention leadership and training sessions. Those who believe they have subjects of interest can submit a presentation proposal athttps://www.scca.com/pages/speaker-application. Presentations are usually done in one-hour blocks. Longer presentations are allowed under rare circumstances. The submission deadline is June 15, 2018, for presentation proposals. More information about the 2019 SCCA National Convention and special lodging packages will be made available at https://www.scca.com/pages/nationalconvention in the coming months.
Check out these four new Pyrotect Safety Gear helmets we have available as loaners for participants in this year’s DialedInRacing.com Club Racing Experience (CRE)! Darius Trinka, experienced New England Region SCCAroad racer and proprietor of rabidwraps, graciously custom designed and wrapped the loaner helmets in different colors so we can better keep track of them. These helmets along with HANS devices were obtained using a grant from SCCA Inc. headquarters in Topeka and generous local sponsorship from Dialed in Racing. Providing a loaner helmet and head-and-neck restraint systems is just one of the ways we are helping reduce the cost of experiencing wheel-to-wheel road racing with the New England Region SCCA. The latest registration details show we have nine participants expected for the Memorial Day Weekend CRE at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but there is room for a couple more. If you’ve attempted wheel-to-wheel racing in one of the budget enduro racing series or become addicted to track days (HPDE) and want to take it to the next level, the CRE is a great way to learn to race and earn your competition license. This coming weekend is the first of four schedule CRE weekends planned for 2018. For more information about CRE you can look at http://www.ner.org/club-racing-experience/ and feel [...]
We had a fantastic start to the 2018 season of Dialed in Racing.com Club Racing Experience (CRE) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the New England Region SCCA Memorial Day Weekend Races. Pictured left to right: Instructors Bob Demers #5 Chevrolet Camaro , James Ray #28 Ford Mustang, Peter Morrison #6 Miata, and participants Robert Deyeso #35 RX7, Garrett Miskoe #10 Miata, Jamie Cook #83 BMW, Ben Rose #190 Miata, Phillip G. Gott #114 TR4, David Gott #80 TR4, Ollie Lucier #3 Boxter, and Matt Daniels #74 Miata. Photos by Mark Pompian. The CRE events are a fun and safe place to learn and enjoy the thrill of wheel-to-wheel racing. Participating drivers attend mandatory classroom training to learn the rules, study the basics of race craft, and understand the framework of racing events. Interspersed with their classroom sessions, novices drive on track in a lower risk, less aggressive form of wheel to wheel racing to gain valuable experience. There are three more CRE event weekends scheduled for 2018: - September 08-09, 2018 - Palmer Motorsports Park - October 05-06, 2018 - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park - August 04, 2018 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway For more information about CRE you can look at http://www.ner.org/club-racing-experience/ and feel free to contact chief instructor [...]
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 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 16, 2018) -- Planning for the potential expansion of Runoffs-eligible classes in the Summit Racing Equipment SCCA® Road Racing program, Sports Car Club of America's Board of Directors approved a process by which classes would be selected for future National Championship Runoffs® events. The new process will provide each class an opportunity to guarantee its invitation based on its respective entry total over the previous two seasons. Beginning in 2019, any Runoffs-eligible class averaging 4.0 cars per event over the two previous U.S. Majors Tour® and Runoffs seasons will automatically be invited to the Runoffs. Additional classes will be added as venue space and event format allow. Eric Prill, SCCA Vice President and COO, said this new method provides a clear, understandable and transparent process for participants to have control over their class destiny, should the number of classes and run groups need to be limited at future Runoffs. "Planning the Runoffs is a delicate balance of providing a championship event, a significant motorsports atmosphere and a quality experience all while being respectful of everyone's time and resources," Prill noted. "For Sonoma  and VIR , we have shortened the time commitment by two days total [...]