members alike, to experience a world-class venue with many options – it felt
like SCCA v2.0. There was even a grid parade open to families so they could
experience 85-plus cars up close and personal in a welcoming environment!
Please know that my sharing this does not mean we are abandoning many of
the things that got this Club where it is today. Rather, we are simply building on
these strengths while trying new things we have not done before to better serve
the ever-changing motorsports enthusiast audience of 2018 and beyond.
A short list of some of the things we are trying across 2018:
• Washington DC Region kicked off an innovative approach to increase race
entries. Called Sprint Bracket Road Racing, this race group runs with the
Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series (MARRS) whenever the series is home
at Summit Point Raceway. This program is designed to lower barriers to
entry and decrease emphasis on cumbersome technical regulations.
• Texas Region is continuing to tune and grow both its SCCA Time Trials
and Track Events programs to attract new and old participants alike.
• $500-plus in SCCA partner offers delivered via “Kerrie Speed” now provide
five times the value of an annual SCCA membership – so you can “pay for your
membership” through discounts on everyday items you buy as an enthusiast.
• SCCA Enterprises is pumping new excitement into FE via
the launch of an updated FE2 car this year.
• The SCCA Pro Racing F4 U.S. Championship continues to grow in participation.
Sydney Davis Yagel has been added to the SCCA Pro team, the new F3 series
launches in August, and both F4 and F3 will run with Formula 1 at COTA this October.
• The successful launch of the autocross class Solo Spec Coupe in partnership
with Tire Rack and other key SCCA partners like Falken, Koni, and Eibach.
• Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack (TNiA) is continuing to
grow in its fourth year, and this year provided $50,000 in TNiA funded
grants. Overall, 42 grant applications were received. Eight received full
funding, 18 received partial funding, and six additional received pledges
of support that will help with all types of Region-based programs.
• Our rally, autocross, and RallyCross initiatives continue to grow in
participation while the upcoming TT Nationals event on Sept. 28-30 at
NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., will provide an opportunity
for new enthusiasts to experience the SCCA in an exciting new way.
Let’s keep moving forward together, learning together, working together,
and doing things we’ve never done before – even if it is OTOL!
Fresh off of his SCCA
Driver’s School, SCCA
President Michael Cobb
jumped into the deep end
with an enduro at Daytona
Without giving away the
ending, lets just say the car
was not returned to its owner
in its original condition.