About Northwest Region
Since 1944, SCCA has championed one mission: To bring motorsports to the
masses of American men and women who are passionate about automobiles,
speed and competition. From National Championships to regional events,
whether professional or amateur, we exist to organize, support and
develop auto racing at every level and provide an outlet for you to get
out of the armchair and into the action. So, whether your passion is
autocrossing, rallying or road racing as a professional or as a weekend
warrior, SCCA wants to help you fuel your passion. Northwest Region
joined SCCA in 1953 as the 27th Region. We are a part of the Northern
Pacific Division which is divided into 2 areas, ours being Area 13.
Our Purpose: The nature of the activities to be conducted and the purposes to be promoted and carried out are as follows: To promote interest in
sports cars and other fine automobiles and to encourage their safe and skillful operation by developing, arranging and regulating closed circuit road racing, rallying, autocrossing and other forms of automotive
competition, by dissemination of information through news releases and Regional publications, and through related social and recreational activities for the instruction and enjoyment of its members.
Geographic Location: The Northwest Region of SCCA covers the state of Washington (down to
but not including cities on the Columbia River) and the Northern
Panhandle of Idaho. It also includes the southern part of British
Columbia, Canada. We are a full service region offering
Motorsports opportunities in Race, Rally (including RallyCross), Solo, and Time Trials. Each of the venues have a separate committee working under
the guidance of the Board of Directors. Links to their section of our
website are listed on the bottom left.
Gatherings: The Board of Directors meets the first Monday of every Month (excluding major holidays) These meetings are open meetings. For
more information click here or the "Meetings" button above.
Region has the longest running drift program in SCCA.
This sport is a
high-revving challenge where drivers maneuver their cars into precision
sideways slides at speed through a marked course. Meetings are held with
the Solo Committee who oversees the operational committee for Drift.
Race: The Race Committee administers the Club Racing program,
including developing the Clubís race schedule, selecting venues, publicizing the
Regionís race program, and supervising the Regionís race activities with specialty chiefs. The meeting is held the 4th Monday of each month,
generally taking the month of December off. For more information click here or the "Meetings" button above
Solo: The Solo Committee administers the Solo program, including developing the
solo schedule, selecting venues, publicizing the Regionís solo program, and running the National Tour event and Pro Solo event. The meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, unless a conflict occurs with the
Championships in Topeka. For more information click here or the "Meetings" button above
Rally Group (PRG) administers the rallying program, including developing the Clubís rally schedule, selecting venues, publicizing the Regionís rally program. This includes
RallyCross, RallySprints, and Stage Rally.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. Weekly planning meetings are held for months prior to stage rally events. For more information click here or the "Meetings button above.
program has evolved from
the original Solo1 program. It is designed to give sports car enthusiasts higher speeds then the Solo program
(autocross) allows and/or for those whom the racing program is not affordable or desirable. There are 4
levels of Time Trials in which NWR offers all except Hillclimbs. Meetings are held with the Race Committee meeting
National Awards: SCCA recognizes regions
yearly at the National convention with various awards. Some are based on the size of membership others are membership or region wide (size doesn't matter). Northwest Region has received many awards from SCCA.
► 2007 Third
Place - Region Communication Award
► 2004 Website of the Year - Large Region
► 2004 National ProRally of the Year - Wild West
► Region Achievement Awards (
unprecedented 7 times in a row).
1996-2000 as a Large Region and 2001 as a Jumbo Region.
► 2001 ClubRally of the Year - Doo Wops Rally
► 1994-ClubRally of the Year - Twin Peaks Rally
► 1992 ClubRally of the Year - Doo Wops Series
► 1989 National ProRally of the Year - Michelin Pacific Forest
► 1987 - National ProRally of the Year - Wild West
► 1986 ClubRally of the Year - John's River Lodge
► ClubRally Region of the Year 1986, 1987, 1990 & 1992
► Divisional ClubRally of the Year. went to NORPAC in 1990, 1992, and 1994.
History of the Region:
Complete history can be found on our history page. Membership started with 9 members in February 19, 1953 and had increased to 40 by December. Total membership as of March 1997 was 1,212 an increase of over 3000%
since December 1953. Other membership numbers are listed below.
October 2001 - 1550
► October 2002 - 1596
► October 2003 - 1449
► October 2004 - 1506
► October 2005 - 1137
► October 2006 - 1032
► October 2007 -
► October 2008 -
► October 2009 - 806
Past Regional Executives:
► 1953: Tom Carstens
► 1954: Herb Williams
► 1955: David Fogg
► 1956: Geoffrey Atkinson
► 1957: J. Franklin Eddy
► 1958-1960: Burleigh F. Hillman
► 1961: Herbert DeBruyn
► 1962-1963: Robert V. Yeakel
► 1964-1965: Roger Swift
► 1966: Ray Rairdon
► 1967: Robert Egan
► 1968-1970: Joe Henderson
► 1971: Ken Legg
► 1972-1974: John Martinsen
► 1975: Ray Altman/Louis Morseth
► 1976: Louis Morseth
► 1977: Tony Wascher
► 1978: Richard Elmslie
► 1979-1980: Tony Wascher
► 1981-1984: Jay Bratton
1985: Wayne Reuter
► 1986: John Martinsen
► 1987: Ken Paton
► 1988-1989: Wayne Erickson
► 1990-1992: Bill McGillin
► 1993-1994: Andy Collins
► 1995-1996: Eric Mann
► 1997-2000: Joy Kreick
► 2001-2006: John Forespring
► 2007- 2008 - Frank Hamilton
► 2009 - Present - Tom Masterson