G e t R e a d y t o G o F a s t !
No matter what your interest in amatuer racing, SCCA club racing has a place for you. We look forward to seeing you at the race track! A fun way to get inspired is to watch the SCCA 'Get Real Fast' video we've posted on youtube.
If you can't find the answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact our membership chair. They are ready and waiting to put you in touch with the racers or officials who can answer your questions.
Ed Shuler 303.910.0147 eshuler[at]mac[dot]com
You can go SCCA Road Racing NOW. Here's how!
Let's start with a checklist:
Contact any of the following people for advice and/or answers to your questions:
Ted Winning , Rocky Mountain Division Chief Driving Instructor (303) 919-9122
ALTERNATE DRIVERS' SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS
FREE PDX PROGRAM
The PDX or Performance Driving Experience program is a great way to test the waters with your car on a race track and get a taste of what a race weekend is all about. On race weekends when Time Trials are running (see the schedule for exact dates) the regional SCCA offers a Performance Driving Experience (PDX) in parallel. Participants bring their street car, a valid driver's license and approved helmet (loaner helmets can be arranged in advance). No, you don't need a fancy sports car to have fun and learn something on the track - virtually any daily driver will do. The day begins in an early morning classroom session where the basics of driving "the line" on a race track are covered. Drivers are then paired with an SCCA instructor and head out for lapping sessions. The PDX experience is FREE for drivers who volunteer to work (or shadow, for first timers) a corner for the road racing sessions on the same day! All drivers are welcome to join the racing crowd for free trackside dinner on Saturday night of the race weekend.
Advanced registration is mandatory for participation, and it's a good idea to contact the PDX Chair to be sure your vehicle and other credentials are suitable for the track.
Henry Donohoo spoolinfd[at]gmail[dot]com
FIRST RACE DAY
Schedule of Events: always posted on our website here.
Maps and Directions: plus additional details on each local racing venue are here.
What to Bring: We probably don't have to warn you that any day spent outdoors in Colorado can be both beautiful and brutal - bring sunscreen, a hat, rain protection, bug spray, water and ear plugs! If you're planning on working/shadowing a corner, the race officials prefer that you wear "whites" (long pants, long sleeves and all in white or a neutral color that won't conflict with the driver's recognition of the multi-colored flags) and rugged shoes. Food is generally available at the track side concession stand. Workers, drivers and crew are invited to a free Saturday night dinner. In addition, workers are provided with drinks at their station throughout the race day and free lunch.
Registration: If you just plan on spectating, registration is not necessary. However, if you plan to run a PDX (Performance Driving Experience), volunteer to work or officiate a race, or run a car in the event, then advanced registration is MANDATORY. The club uses a third party system where you'll set up a free user account and submit your registration: MotorsportReg.
READY TO GO RACING?
•Redline Article You Want to Race by Karl McColl