Be Part of the Action

February 26, 2010

ORSCCASince 1944, the Sports Car Club of America 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, the SCCA exists to organize, support and develop auto racing at every level.  The Oregon Region of the SCCA provides 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, we want to help you fuel your passion.
Share your experiences, ask your questions or offer your opinion on this Blog. We are devoted to participation at whichever level you choose. Driving, marshaling, working on a crew or event administration are just some of the countless ways to indulge your passion with like-minded people from all walks of life.  You don’t need to own a racecar. You don’t need to be mechanically inclined. You just have to enjoy the speed, sound and atmosphere of motorsports.


Spec Chassis?

March 30, 2010

Well, there’s Spec Miata, Spec Racer ford, Formula SCCA, etc.  Indycar racing has been a spec chassis for years.  If you watched the St. Petersburg race on Monday, you saw some of the best racing anywhere.  Yes, it was the dreaded, ancient spec chassis that so many, myself included, have been wanting replaced for years.  But, what if after all this time, the team owners have got it right?  Maybe they’ve figured it out?  Look at Justin Wilson in the Dreyer/Reinbold low-budget team finishing second to big buck Penske?  Do we really want this Delta Wing thingie?

How about instead of a Spec Indycar chassis, we have Spec Budget?  In other words, set a maximum chassis cost, let’s say for conversation sake, $200,000 and ANYONE can make that chassis to spec, as long as they sell it for $200K or less?  What made Indy great was innovation and variety, as well as speed.  Well, if anyone can make the spec chassis but only sell it for a max limit, wouldn’t that bring some of the variety and excitement back into the sport?