The SCCA sanctions Road races at many North American tracks in both the US and Canada; races in Canada are generally co-hosted with the ASN. There are opportunities to drive, crew, or work as a race official at all of these events, and often SCCA-trained Race Officials help at races run by other sanctioning bodies such as IndyCar (CART) and IMSA (World Sports Car, Firehawk, etc.)
Racing in the SCCA occurs on both the Club and the Pro level; amateur racers all over the country participate in Club Racing at many events during the course of the year, with the Valvoline® SCCA Runoffs as the climax each fall. The SCCA Pro Racing staff organizes such popular and well known Professional series as Trans-Am, Players Toyota Atlantic, and World Challenge.
Club Racing is where people are mostly racing on their own nickel. Competition occurs at the more casual Regional level, and the more serious National level. In the former, the goal is often a regional championship based on a season of points events; in the latter, the goal is usually an invitation to the Valvoline Runoffs®, which will be held in the fall from 1994 through 1997 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Mansfield, Ohio. Click Here to see an extensive report on the 1995 Runoffs.
Competitors in Club Racing must be SCCA Members and have appropriate Competition Licenses. Crew members need not be SCCA members, but if they are not, they will not be permitted access to the "hot pits" at a race.
The SCCA runs a number of series under the Pro Racing banner; the best known of the current series is the Trans-Am, the descendant of the famous series of the late 60s and early 70s. Other pro series sanctioned by the SCCA include World Challenge and Spec Racer Ford Pro.