Have the urge to race with others wheel to wheel? The SCCA's Club Racing program is a comprehensive, nationwide program featuring races held throughout the year. These races cater to the driver that prefers to test his or her skill on a part-time basis, rather than compete full-time on SCCA's professional circuits. Many professional racers have started out SCCA Club Racing.
Nearly half of all SCCA members are involved in Club racing as drivers, crew, workers and/or officials. More than 8,000 members have either National and/or Regional competition licenses allowing them to compete in club races.
There are numerous classes in SCCA club racing which can be broken down into 4 major categories. Formula cars are the small open cockpit, open wheel cars, often with front and rear wings. These classes include Formula V, Formula Ford, Formula Atlantic, and others. Production cars are based on actual cars like you see on the road. Some such as Showroom Stock cars are basically as they were right off the Dealer's showroom floor with the addition of a roll cage and other safety equipment. Other production based cars are current or classic sports cars such as MGs, Mustangs, and Miatas with varying levels of modifications. GT cars look like production cars but are purpose built racing cars consisting of a tube frame body with a sheet metal or fiberglass body. Sports Racers are full bodied purpose built race cars, usually with an open cockpit. Sports Racers include the popular Spec Racer class among others.
Getting started competing in Club Racing is a little harder than Road Rally or Solo II. However, there are many other ways to get involved in Club Racing, such as crew member, course worker, timing and scoring, and others. Click Here to learn how to get involved.
Our 'home' track for Club Racing events is Heartland Park Topeka. SCCA events at HPT are sanctioned by the Kaw Valley Race Group. As part of the Midwest Division of the SCCA, we also run events at Gateway, (St. Louis), Hallett (Tulsa), Memphis and Mid-America Motorplex (Glenwood, IA).
Beginning in 2006, the Kansas Region and KVRG and Heartland Park Topeka will host the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs!