Do you like the adrenaline rush of wheel-to-wheel racing? The smell of rubber and oil? The sound of screeching tires going into a corner? Ever picture yourself in a race suit with your helmet at your side waiting to get in the car and go racing? Then, club racing is where you should be!
Of course, that is not the only way to enjoy the sport of Road Course Racing. There are many opportunities to get close to the action with the many volunteers and officials it takes to put on these events. Look at the list under “Race Specialties.”
Your passion for motorsports may present itself in a number of ways. Motorsports is more than just driving, and there are a million and one ways to get involved. Running an event requires the talents of a wide variety of dedicated individuals. Whether you’re talking Rally, Solo, or Club Racing, our members enjoy serving in all types of exciting positions. Get started now and who knows where you’ll end up? After all, the SCCA provides staff to every major road racing event from IRL to NASCAR and Formula One.
Specialties: Race Volunteers and Officials
What if you don’t race but want to be near the action? SCCA has many different areas for you to try and see if it’s for you. Getting involved as a worker or official is as easy as going to a local event and volunteering to help. Workers are issued a license just like the competition drivers and can work their way up through the four levels of licenses by participating at different events and gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to hold a national specialty license. SCCA licensed workers help staff most of the motorsport events held in the United States in one capacity or another.
PIT AND PADDOCK
If organization is your thing then you might want to try pit and paddock. This is where you are responsible for getting the cars in the correct order for their race.
Pit and Paddock Chief
This is the place that does the work before the race even begins. You will be doing pre-race registration as well as on-site registration. If you have good organizational skills this could be the place for you.
These are the individuals who are responsible for making sure the cars are prepared correctly and don’t try to do that sneaky stuff to go faster.
Technical Inspection Chief
TIMING AND SCORING
Timing and Scoring have the job of monitoring the cars and placing them in the right order first to last. These are the people that make sure that the correct person wins.
FLAGGING AND COMMUNICATIONS
These are the people that are the closest to the track without being in a car. These people are responsible for communicating to the drivers what’s going on around them, and they communicate this with a series of different flags.
Flagging and Communication Chief:
This is the place to be if you have no fear when cars are going by you at racing speed! These people are responsible for taking care of the fender benders and off-road excursions that usually need a helping hand either into the pit or just put back on the track.
Emergency Services Chief:
If your idea of fun is to have all eyes focused intently on you while you savor your moment of total control, you’ll have great fun being a starter. The starter also calls the end of the race and is hooked into the communications network throughout.
Start Chief: OPEN