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 Road 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 CART to NASCAR and Formula One.
Flagging and Communications
This worker takes a position along the course and uses flags and hand signals to communicate track conditions to each driver. This position serves as first responder to any incident on the course, maintains the link between the steward and the drivers, and keeps the fun moving at all times. These people go home dirty.
There are three sub-specailtes in Emegency Services. If you have training in medical response, fire fighting or vehicle recovery expertise, you can put your specialized skills to work by providing crucial event support. While there is nothing fun about emergency situations, these folks are the lifesavers. You may like overseeing activity in the paddock, at the start, on the course and in the pits. Course Marshals get their face next to the race, snort the fumes, keep it real.
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.
Scrutineers get real fun when they’re poking around under the hood. Pre-race safety inspections, preparation compliance, post-race inspections, mechanical teardowns. If you like to stick your nose in stuff, and know how it works, this is the job for you.
Timing and Scoring
These positions collect the numbers that tell the story – who drove how fast
and in what place each driver finished the race. You’re on the computer, using advanced technology to measure, collate, verify and deliver the results.
The registrar is the intake person. Meet and greet arriving participants and issue and verify their credentials. Be the first official face they see, point them to where they need to be and make sure everyone gets started on the right track.
Run the show. Make sure everyone is doing what they're supposed to be doing. Verify that everyone knows the rules and follows the rules. Keep everyone safe. Solve problems. Make sure everyone gets real fun.
Workers & Officials Programs
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. (Read the Guide to Obtaining an SCCA Official's License)
If you would like more information, please e-mail our Membership Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) and express your interest. We will send you the information via the postal service, so be sure to include your full name and mailing address.