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.

 

 MEMBERSHIP CHAIRS

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

 

 GETTING STARTED


You can go SCCA Road Racing NOW. Here's how!

Let's start with a checklist:

  1. Are you an SCCA member? Membership is required to race on track. Call our membership chairman, Ed Shuler, to join SCCA.
  2. You will need a competition license or permit and a qualified (SCCA legal) racing car.
  3. To obtain a competition license, there are options you can choose from.
    • Do you have auto racing experience, or a license from another organization? If currently licensed by another club, it may qualify you for an SCCA license. Call Guy Ruse. (See below.)
    • Take an SCCA approved professional school (ie: Go-4-It, Bondurant) to get fully licensed.
    • Complete an SCCA Drivers' School. Many SCCA regions hold an annual Drivers' School. They can be found on the SCCA website, but will require travel. Currently, there are no formal schools in the Rocky Mountain Division. We have available an Alternative School. Contact Ted Winning or Dan Spirek to inquire about alternative schools. Additionally the list of qualified instructors for RM Division can be found below.
    • You will be required to have a Novice Permit to attend the Drivers' School. To obtain one, either download the forms from the SCCA website, or call Guy Ruse, who can locally issue these permits. Note: A physical Exam is required. The SCCA medical form must completed by a physician.
  4. Driver's Safety Gear. You will need to obtain the following items which are approved in the GCR (see GCR Section 9.3.20):
    • Helmet
    • Head and Neck Restraint (HANS device)
    • Driver's Suit
    • Shoes
    • Underwear
    • Gloves
  5. Do you own your race car?…or would you like to rent a race car?
    • Your race car must conform to the official rules that govern all aspects of racing, found in the SCCA "General Competition Rules," or most often referred to as the "GCR" It must also pass a technical inspection by a qualified SCCA Scrutineer.
    • If you would prefer to rent a race car, there are many options and price ranges to choose from. For starters, contact Jim Christian, LaRue Motor Sports, Inc. or Surface Exploration

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
Guy Ruse , Rocky Mountain Division Chief Licensing Chairman (303) 444-4121
Dan Spirek Region Chief Driving Instructor (303) 638-5111
Ed Shuler , Membership Chairman, Rocky Mountain Division (303) 910-0147
Jim Christian , Colorado Region, Regional Executive (303) 499-5665
Chris Doyle Surface Exploration (303) 940-1500
Ray LaRue LaRue Motor Sports, Inc. Phone: (303) 877-1433


ALTERNATE DRIVERS' SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS
(Approved by the RMD Chief of Driver Licensing, Driving Instructor and Executive Steward)

 

 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
Letter to a New Racer from Christine Jerritts
Go Racing flier distributed at SCCA marketing events
•SCCA Guide to Getting Started GO RACING
•Dave Gran's book "Go Ahead - Take the Wheel" - SCCA Special Edition
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Racing School Resources
SCCA Driver School - Handbook [.pdf]
SCCA Driver School - GCR Exam [.docx]
Portable Driver's Advisor [.pdf]