About Northwest Region

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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.

AltTextOur 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.

AltTextGeographic 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.

AltTextMeetings and 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.


Northwest 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. (See Below)


The Race Committee administers the Club Racing program, including developing the Club’s race schedule, selecting venues, publicizing the Region’s race program, and supervising the Region’s 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


The Solo Committee administers the Solo program, including developing the solo schedule, selecting venues, publicizing the Region’s 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


Pacific Rally Group (PRG) administers the rallying program, including developing the Club’s rally schedule, selecting venues, publicizing the Region’s 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.

AltTextTime Trials

This 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 (see above).

AltTextNational 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.
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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.



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October, 2005


October, 2006


October, 2007


October, 2008


October, 2009


Tom Carstens


Herb Williams


David Fogg


Geoffrey Atkinson


J. Franklin Eddy


Burleigh F. Hillman

1958 - 1960

Herbert DeBruyn


Robert V. Yeakel

1962 - 1963

Robert V. Yeakel

1964 - 1965

Ray Rairdon


Robert Egan


Joe Henderson

1968 - 1970

Ken Legg


John Martinsen

1972 - 1974

Ray Altman / Louis Morseth


Louis Morseth


Tony Wascher


Richard Elmslie


Tony Wascher

1979 - 1980

Jay Bratton

1981 - 1984

Wayne Reuter


John Martinsen


Ken Paton


Wayne Erickson

1988 - 1989

Bill McGillin

1990 - 1992

Andy Collins

1993 - 1994

Eric Mann

1995 - 1996

Joy Kreick

1997 - 2000

John Forespring

2001 - 2006

Frank Hamilton

2007 - 2008

Tom Masterson

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