There are two major autosport organizations in the U.S.:
The SCCA has been around for years, founded in 1944. So you can imagine they’ve got their act together. It starts at the autocross level (they call Solo). They also have something relatively new they call the PDX (Performance Driving Experience). At these events you use your street car at professional racing circuits.
NASA is a relative newcomer, started in 1991. They are small, but growing in influence. They’ve had something they call the HPDE (High Performance Driving Experience) for some time. Again, this is taking your street car at speed at a large variety of pro racing circuits. They are just getting started with their version of autocross, called NASA-X. From what I’ve been reading they are in the final stages of finalizing their car classification system.
Since I’ve been “out of the loop” for some years, I am just getting reintroduced to these organizations. A few months ago I didn’t even know of NASA’s existence, but from what I’m reading on the web, I feel their approach is more refreshing, not like the “good old boys” at the SCCA. Don’t ask me which group you should become a member of. My recommendation would depend on what events are sanctioned by a local version of these organzations close to your home.
Also (and this is just a teaser, for now) they both offer contingency money (dollars for winning and placing well using specific performance product brands)!
This is just a quick introduction to these organizations – spend the time to reviiw each of their sites.
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