Designed to grow the Sports Car Club of America® at all levels, Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack is investing directly in regions thanks to the Track Night Region Development Grant. Funded with $50,000 in 2019, SCCA regions began submitting grant requests in January.
Submissions were reviewed by a five-person committee made up of SCCA Board of Directors members and National Staff. Proposals were judged on both merit and need, with monies being offered to support any region development activity across the board.
Several innovative and interesting concepts received funding this year. The 2019 grant recipients are as follows:
Sprint Bracket pilot race: Program designed to allow any "race" car to be competitive on the track. It will be marketed towards SCCA members who haven't been active recently, as well as drivers from other sanctioning bodies who may have eligible cars, but haven't been exposed to SCCA yet. Finances from grant will primarily be used for promotion.
TX Region Inaugural Targa Event: Region hosting first Targa event in 2019, which will consist of a Time Trial and Solo Event, linked by a Road Rally. Event will span two days and have the goal of increasing long-term, multi-discipline participation.
Worker Recruitment: Using track video screens, PA announcements, program ads and a booth at the track; promote the fun with cars opportunity when volunteering to work events.
Kansas City Region
Operation Growth-Through Better Communication/Marketing: Three-pronged approach to build Region's membership and increase participation in Regional activities. First, revamp current website. Second, revive Regional Newsletter. Third, grassroots marketing at various events.
Finger Lakes Region
Finger Lakes Region SCCA Track Day: Establish the SCCA in Track Day Events at Watkins Glen International with the hopes of having a Track Night in America event in the future at the track.
Track Cross: Region will have events at Utah Motorsports Campus. Events will utilize the Region's autocross timing equipment to record a lap time of a partial lap on a road race track.
Indiana Northwest Region
New Rallycross Program: Create new RallyCross program servicing all of Northern Indiana.
Improvements to Region from Registration to safety: Update computers and Emergency services equipment. Further recruitment of volunteers.
Land O'Lakes Region
RallyCross and Pro Solo Timing Upgrade: Add ability to host ProSolo-style events while also upgrading RallyCross timing system.
Continental Divide Region
Solo Truck Vehicle Wrap: Wrap SCCA CDR Solo Truck for use as a marketing tool.
South Carolina Region
SCR's 21st Century Timing and Reg Technology Project: Make technological upgrades to timing and registration equipment, adding value to members’ experiences both on-site and at home.
New England Region
Helmet On, Adrenaline Rush, Membership Up: Purchase loaner helmets for ride-alongs at RallyCross events.
Solo/RallyCross Equipment: Increase participation in both programs by making sure timing equipment is always functional.
Big Island of Hawaii SCCA
Timing upgrade and track cleaning project: Upgrade outdated timing equipment, purchase LED digital display and track cleaning tools.
Blue Ridge Region
Blue Ridge Region Pilot Track Sprint at VIR Patriot Course: As a means of strengthening member engagement, the Region plans to host a Track Sprint event at Virginia International Raceway.
Mohawk Hudson Region
Solo Autocross Timing System: Purchase new timing hardware.
Trailer Replacement: Replace 20-year-old Solo trailer.
Ladies' Autocross Experience/School: First-ever Women-only autocross experience event in Alabama Region. Grant allows for site rental, other fees, refreshments, and reduced entry fees for participants.
Puerto Rico Region
Autocross Events - Equipment for new program: Purchase timing equipment to establish a Region Solo/RallyCross program.
Great River Region
Region Timing Equipment: Replace current Solo timing equipment.
T&S Equipment Modernization: Update Timing and Scoring equipment.
Cal Club Region
Invest in our Workers/Cal Club Worker Village: Repairs to six-bedroom, double-wide mobile home utilized by Cal Club volunteers at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.