SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. - a 45,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports events. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanction for numerous professional racing series, documented within this web site. Each series holds events on high-profile race weekends and annually crowns Champions.
Known for its operational expertise, SCCA Pro Racing has been the choice of privately owned racing series, as well as those promoted by automobile manufacturers, to conduct all facets of their Championships.
SCCA held its first professional racing event on February 3, 1963 - a United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) race won by Jim Hall at Daytona International Raceway. Throughout the years, SCCA Pro Racing has been at the forefront of the professional racing landscape in the United States with such landmark series as Trans-Am, Can-Am, Formula 5000 and World Challenge. SCCA Pro Racing formally became a subsidiary of SCCA in 1993, and is a voting member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) - the FIA delegate for this country.
Pirelli World Challenge Championships
The purpose of Pirelli World Challenge Championships is to provide teams, manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers a competitive production-based race series in which to prove their products.
Cars that have been homologated for competition in the Pirelli World Challenge are eligible for a full-year of competition from the time it is homologated, until that particular body style has been out of production throughout the world for five (5) years. After a body style has been out of production for five (5) years, it may continue to compete in no more than four (4) races per year with a single driver, for an additional (5) years.
The Pirelli World Challenge Championships evolved from the US Endurance Championship and was established in 1990. In 2008, SCCA Pro Racing entered into an agreement with the competitor-owned WC Vision to license the managing and marketing rights to the series.
The Pirelli World Challenge official web site is www.world-challenge.com.
The SCCA Trans-Am Series dates back to its first season in 1966. From 1966-1970, the series held a Championship to crown a Manufacturers' Champion. In 1971, a Drivers" Championship was formally adopted, with both Drivers' and Manufacturers' Championships being awarded through the 2005 season. The series was split into two classes from 1976-1979, crowning Champions in each division. In 2006, two additional races were held, although no Manufacturers' Champion was recognized.
Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans-Am Series. Backdating the Drivers' Championship to the inaugural season, 30 different drivers took titles, with multiple Championships being won by Paul Gentilozzi, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Scott Pruett, Wally Dallenbach Jr., George Follmer, Peter Gregg, Horst Kwech, Scott Sharp and Bob Tullius. Gentilozzi leads all drivers, with 31 career wins.
SCCA both owned and operated the Trans-Am Series, either internally or through its SCCA Pro Racing subsidiary, from 1966 through 2000. In 2001, SCCA began a series of outside licensing agreements for the series from 2001-2006.
In a joint 2009 effort, SCCA Pro Racing and SCCA jointly re-launched the Trans-Am Series. One year later, the series fully transitioned to SCCA Pro Racing. At the conclusion of the 2011 season, the Trans-Am Race Company assumed management of the Series under SCCA Pro Racing sanction.
The official SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series web site is www.gotransam.com.
SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup
Launched in 2006, the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup features fields of identical 2006-current Mazda MX-5s.
The MX-5 Cup provides an affordable, entry-level nationwide professional series whereby drivers compete in identically outfitted vehicles. As before, all components for the cars will be sold directly through MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, which also supports the program monetarily with contingency awards to successful drivers.
Mechanically, all MX-5 Cup cars will remain essentially stock, as delivered from the dealer, with only bolt-on modifications to the intake and exhaust systems. While the stock MX-5 Miata produces 170-hp, it is expected that an MX-5 Cup car will produce in excess of 200-hp. All MX-5 Cup vehicles will be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and may be run with the optionally available limited-slip rear differential.
Suspension will incorporate a fully-adjustable coil-over kit with double-adjustable shock absorbers and specified spring rates, as well as adjustable anti-roll bars front and rear. All cars will be required to run on series-sponsor BF Goodrich DOT-approved race tires, and will use a 17x8” wheel of a specified weight - again, to level the field and minimize costs. Additionally, brake pads, fluid and lines will be upgraded to racing components.
All MX-5 Cup cars will run with full safety equipment, including an eight-point roll-cage welded into the car, a racing seat, racing seatbelts and will incorporate a fire-extinguishing system.
The official SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup series web site is www.mx-5cup.com.
F2000 Championship Series
The F2000 platform is one of the most successful entry-level open-wheel racing cars in the history of open-wheel ladder programs. Under SCCA Pro Racing sanction, F2000 graduates include numerous top line professional racing series champions, including Indianapolis 500 winners Buddy Rice, Dan Wheldon and Sam Hornish, Jr.
Operated by Michael Rand, the F2000 Championship Series runs a series of events east of the Mississippi with a focus on great competition and contained costs.
For more information, visit the official series web site at www.f2000championshipseries.com.
F1600 Formula F Championship Series
Mimicking the schedule and the format of the F2000 Championship Series, the F1600 Championship Series includes non-winged Formula F cars that include both the Ford and the Honda Fit motors.
Like its sister series, the F1600 Championship runs all of its events east of the Mississippi, focusing on the competition and containing costs.
For more information, visit the official series web site at www.F1600Series.com.