is all glamour and
glitz, right? We get
the lowdown from
three SCCA Club
racers who made
WORDS Reece White
MAIN IMAGE LAT / Brett Moist
lose your eyes and picture the
biggest race you’ve ever competed
in. Maybe it’s the National
Championship Runoffs or maybe it’s your
very first Regional. Recall the heartbeat,
the anticipation, and the butterflies. Now
imagine that if it doesn’t go well, you could
get fired from your job.
That took a turn, didn’t it? But for those
collecting a paycheck racing cars, driving
professionally, that’s essentially what
happens every time a helmet goes on.
Let’s be realistic, though. Collecting
a paycheck for driving racecars is the
(Sports Car Club of) American Dream. We’d
all take the pressure and the adrenaline
to find out if we’ve got what it takes – in
a heartbeat. But, what does it take?
That’s the hardest question to answer.