Can you believe we are already half way thru the 2021 season? That means is it is time to get the ball rolling on Board of Directors nominations. The Board of Directors is a group of people that try to keep CCR on course with the fun events flowing as…
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I take it as a compliment when people treat CCR as a business. It means we are conducting ourselves in a professional manor and providing something people value. That being said, if everyone showed up planning to take runs, shag…
Voting for the 2020 CCR Board of Directors elections is now open! All members in good standing are eligible to vote. Please read the bios of the candidates and select the three you feel would best represent the club. Thank You! https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/survey/uidSurvey/A1202D11-C680-2EF8-94AE1D99450A6CCC
Frequently Asked Questions
The Sports Car Club of America is a national organization founded in 1944 for auto enthusiast. It sanctions hundreds of events each year all across the country in various disciplines including Professional Racing, Club Racing, Autocross, Rallycross and Time Trials. Some of the best racers like Randy Pobst got their start in the SCCA and still race with us.
Central Carolinas Region is one of the 115 regions within the Sports Car Club of America. We’re a member-run organization that’s been bringing together car enthusiasts and organizing races in various disciplines since 1960. We cover all of the western portions of North & South Carolina. For more, check out About Us
If you’ve never raced.. then you’ll probably want to start out with Autocross. Autocross is the safest & cheapest form of competitive motorsports. All you need is a car… and if you ask nicely, you can probably snag a ride in someone else’s to see what it’s all about. CCR makes getting into Autocross easy. We have loaner helmets at all events and you can join our Novice Class and have an experienced driver ride along with you to give you some pointers or even drive your car to show you what it’s capable of. We typically have around 12 events a year and conduct a novice school in the spring. It’s free to come out and watch so you have no excuses not to go fast!
Nothing. Autocross is the generic term and Solo is the brand that the SCCA uses. In conversation you’ll hear Autocross and on official items from the SCCA you’ll see Solo.
Pretty much any car is legal for autocrossing, convertibles included. The only restrictions tend to be with vehicles that are tall and have a high center of gravity. If you want to verify if your car is valid. Post a question to us or check out the official SCCA rules to see if your car is in the listings of legal vehicles.
Also note that all vehicles must complete a pre-race technical inspection that covers basics like having your battery securely fastened, having wheels firmly attached other safety items like seat belts, and brakes. For details on what is checked, read this: Vehicle & Helmet Requirements
That question is pretty simple if your car is stock but aftermarket modifications complicate things quickly. Check out our Car Classing Guide for a high level overview and what to do if you need help figuring it out. The most common question for people starting Autocross and bringing in a vehicle they’ve already modified: “Is My Car In Street Class?”. We try to give a high level answer in a section called Is My Car In Street?
CCR has loaner helmets available, we ask that if you do borrow a helmet that you please return them after you take your run, since we have a limited number available. If you’ve decided it’s time to get your own, check out the requirements here: Vehicle & Helmet Requirements
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