Why I love to race in the SCCA
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Author:  Brett W [ Thu May 17, 2018 4:54 pm ]
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Is it really any different with any other organization? I know I did an event with NASA and they were just as nice and helpful as all of my SCCA friends and racers. I don't know about PCA, BMWCCA, ETC. HSR seems to be the same way when I have crewed for some of those drivers. Maybe not quite as friendly on the driver's side, but the crew guys are just like all the SCCA folks we love.

That all said, I have met some of the best people I know in this hobby/business. Car people make the world a great place to live.

Author:  Jay R. Creel [ Tue May 22, 2018 6:56 am ]
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I love the SCCA for many reasons. I have been a part of it my whole life and I have been fortunate to see my father race against PLN and the Group and many other incredible racers in an era when road racing was all over the magazines and the cars were all over the roads. The club has been a home of a large number of my friends growing up and as I have become a competitor myself, many of my father's friends have been come my friends as they continue to attend races.

I am proud to be a member of SCCA and while each of these other clubs have their own good points none ever was or ever will be the SCCA.

Spending time with friends at the track, bench racing, and now on forums like this as well as all the social media channels, we as crazy racing enthusiasts get to talk about and prepare for the next event 24/7.

I have been fortunate to be working on a project here in Connecticut where I am linking the Special Olympics Connecticut to a new state-of-the-art indoor karting facility that is being built on the property of the Foxwoods Resort Casino. This new facility that opens in July is going to be amazing and offer some incredible fun for racers and non-racers alike. When I developed the concept of doing an endurance race to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Connecticut, I had in my mind to incorporate a racing theme I am ever so familiar. The workers are always so helpful on every race weekend and with this event, I have 16- 20 Special Olympics athletes participating as team managers and contributing to the success of their team.

Each athlete will be wearing a corner worker WHITES overall and when I reached out the SCCA (Eric Prill) directly at VIR, he gladly offered to support the cause. As a proud member of the club, I am even more pleased to know that throughout the entire event SCCA will be displayed on each of the athletes overalls. I am grateful to Eric and the club for supporting my vision and helping to make the event even better by having a presence.

To further support the cause, a handful of the athletes will be joining me as "honorary crew" at the Thompson Majors race in July. Giving the experience of racing to these amazing athletes in a way only the SCCA can. At a Majors event with strong and intense competition. This sport is special and this club has been and will always be the pinnacle of "amateur" motorsports to me.

I agree, we need less classes and more focus on making the classes we have strong across the board. I hope that finds its way into the thinking to keep the club moving forward for a long time.

Author:  mazdamedic [ Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:55 pm ]
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Yep, me too! Hundreds of days flagging and racing at Mid-O and Nelson. So many friends (some no longer with us...).
Giving the phones to an IndyCar driver while I spread oil dry at Station 9 at Mid-O, the loss of a fellow flagger at Nelson Sta. 11
and then filling in for him in the afternoon...gosh the things we were trusted to do...The funny flag calls, the trophies, the laughter and the rain and sun and snow...Columbus GP, Cleveland GP, 24 Hours of Nelson Ledges, beer around the campfire after a day of racing.
Racing with my buddy Gary Martz at the Glen, MIS, Mid-O and Nelson... and hoping we see the green flag at Nelson once again. Would not trade it for anything else I could have been doing.

Author:  Mason Workman [ Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:58 am ]
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A photo follow-up on my earlier post. Cub Scout Pack 103 at the Mid-Ohio Hoosier Super Tour event last weekend. Scouts and their families got in free, toured the paddock (including each kid climbing into David Pintaric's Trans-Am Cadillac and touring the Alliance Autosport paddock of >15 cars) and watched all of the afternoon races from esses. Hoosier kicked in hats and Eric sent stickers and lanyards for every kid. How could SCCA get any cooler?

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Author:  disquek [ Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:41 am ]
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Nice job Mason!

Author:  joecam96 [ Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:17 am ]
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That's awesome.

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