SCCA President’s October Address Recap

The Sports Car Club of America has had a busy few months since SCCA President and CEO Mike Cobb presented a virtual address to members in June. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Cobb conducted a third-quarter, virtual address to keep SCCA members apprised of how the Club is doing, a presentation that was recorded so members can review it at their leisure.

To access the 45-minute video, click here or log into your account at and click “Annual Meetings & Updates” under the “My Learning” tab.

Championships Chat

A wrap-up of multiple SCCA championship events opened Cobb’s Wednesday evening presentation. First up was the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Championship Finale, which hosted 268 competitors in early September while experiencing no significant issues with timing equipment. Because the event ran so smoothly, participants gave it a 92.5 percent “Likely to Recommend” rating – the highest score ever achieved for a ProSolo Finale.

Then the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships, which took place immediately after the ProSolo Finale, saw 1,102 entries, and received a “Likely to Recommend” rating of 95 percent. Cobb also discussed the SCCA RallyCross National Championship that took place at Pikes Peak International Raceway in late September, where nine champions were crowned from the 101 entries – technically exceeding the event’s cap by one.

Of course, the 2022 National Championship Runoffs at VIRginia International Raceway was a topic, too. From Sept. 24-Oct. 2, more than 500 competitors and 400 volunteers came together to get the job done, crowning 26 National Champions in races that have been streamed online 94,766 times so far. And even though hurricane remnants blew through, the event still earned an 85 percent “Likely To Recommend” score.

“Despite the weather, there was some outstanding racing across the board, and a lot of Green-to-Checker racing,” Cobb said of the Runoffs. “That’s no small task, given some of the conditions.”

SCCA’s competition season isn’t over yet, Cobb reminded everyone. Still to come is the United States RoadRally Challenge, hosted by SCCA’s Detroit Region. That event takes place Nov. 4-6, 2022, on Southeast Michigan’s challenging roads.

On the Horizon

As most of SCCA’s 49,777 annual members have seen in their daily lives, the cost of goods and services has been on the rise. Unfortunately, SCCA is not immune to this development. Costs associated with SCCA operations and event execution, which includes everything from track rentals to insurance coverage, have gone up. Consequently, Cobb noted some changes in membership dues and sanctioning fees will be required to keep pace.

“We’re planning to make some adjustments to our current fee structure so that we can continue to compete in what is a very aggressive and challenging inflationary market,” Cobb said. “All of these adjustments will be going through the Board of Directors’ Budget and Finance Committee – as well as the full Board – for review, approval, and authorization.”

More information will be available soon on this matter.

Another “heads up” Cobb provided regarded the SCCA Foundation’s upcoming fundraising raffle, which involves a grand prize of three days at a Skip Barber Racing School. More information will be available soon, but for now, people can donate directly to the SCCA Foundation via

It’s never too early to start making plans for 2023, which is why Cobb noted in his presentation that the calendar is already set for next year’s Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour, which is part of the Summit Racing Equipment SCCA Road Racing program. Plans are also already in place for Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials Nationals Powered by Hagerty, which will take place Oct. 12-15, 2023, at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, KY, and run alongside the Grassroots Motorsports Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge.

The annual SCCA National Convention is a major undertaking each year, and Cobb said work is well underway on the virtual experience that will take place Jan. 20-28, 2023, on a computer, tablet, or smartphone near you – for free! Also, development is continuing on the SCCA Academy online learning, training, and development platform.

There was much more discussed during the video presentation, which can be accessed by all current SCCA Members.

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