Volunteering

Best seats in the house.

Motorsports is more than just driving, and there are a million-and-one ways to get involved. Putting on an event requires the talents of a wide variety of dedicated individuals. A passion for motorsports may present itself in a number of ways, and a number of opportunities. Across all our programs, 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 IndyCar to NASCAR and Formula One.

Track Side Support

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.

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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.

Grid workers organize race cars for their race or session and check safety gear as the drivers prepare themselves. Pit workers guide cars in and out of the hot pit and to impound when necessary.

Race Officials

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.

Want to have the most comfortable seat at the track – A/C in summer and heat in early spring and late fall? Want to be one of the first to know who has the fastest time, won the race or simply how your favorite driver is doing? Then you need to check out Timing and Scoring!

T&S Needs Include:

  • Computer Operator – Monitor the scoring system to make sure all cars register properly and update car/driver/transponder information as necessary.
  • Tapers record the sequence in which the cars cross the timing line on the scoring tapes. There are 3-8 tapers per session.
  • Collators collect the scoring tapes and provide them to the computer operator to verify all cars were scored properly in the computer system.
  • Lap Charters, using the scoring tapes, record what position each car was in on each lap.
  • Distribution – Photocopy and Post the provisional and official results for the drivers, crew, and other race officials

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.

Sound Control is responsible for monitoring and reporting sound levels of all racing vehicles at sound-controlled events.

Racers, crew, officials and workers alike look forward to the comradery of the post race festivities provided by the club. Hospitality volunteers help the Race Chairman arrange food, libations and other supplies for the events.

Minors

Under 18 and want to get involved? Yes you can. SCCA is a family-focused organization and we want both the young, and the young-at-heart, to be involved and have all the #funwithcars that they can.

All minors at SCCA events must have a completed minor waiver form, whether they are competing or just watching. The form must be filled out completely with no exceptions or minors won’t be allowed entry to the event site.

NOTE: The form must be printed in color to be valid. It must also be either notarized or witnessed by an SCCA Licensed Registrar.  For Road Racing, a minor waiver is NOT valid for access to “hot” areas.  In order for 14-17 year olds to be allowed in hot areas, the parents must complete a specific waiver with SCCA headquarters in Topeka.