Racing with SCCA is easier than you might think Orin O'Neill
Get in touch with a member of NWR's Race Team, or call SCCA Headquarters in Topeka at 800 770-2055. You will need a logbook and a medical form, and you will need to join SCCA if you haven't already click here for a membership application you can print, fill out and mail. Once you get your medical exam and have your passport pix taken,
Once you complete four Regional races, you can apply for a National Competition License. Get a few National races under your belt, and you can apply for an SCCA Pro Racing license, which would let you compete in series such as the SCCA Trans-Am ®. From there, you could apply for an FIA license, which isn't really necessary for anything SCCA organizes in the U.S., but would allow you to compete in international events
You could save yourself a whole bunch of time and money by NOT doing this until you get a better idea which of SCCA's 20-plus National racing classes (not to mention several offered by NWR and other Regions) is the one for you. And once you do, buy the rulebook and read it BEFORE you build the car... that way, you won't do something you'll have to undo before you can race. As I said earlier, renting can be a good way to go... especially since you can often just show up with your gear and drive, while someone else gets their hands dirty (it goes without saying-- know who you're dealing with, and check the car out very thoroughly before you hand over the check).
Racing can be dangerous, and at all times it is up to the individual to determine if the risk involved is acceptable. SCCA has always striven to make racing civic_at_speed.jpeg (6146 bytes)as safe as possible, and some longtime racers will tell you they feel safer on a racetrack than on a freeway! Many of those same racers will tell you that racing with SCCA is the best way to go. We invite you to see for yourself.