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Club Racing

MoHud’s 2013 Regional race — The John Stim Memorial — at Lime Rock Park will take place July 13 – 14. Stay tuned for more details.

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What are: The Rules

The General Competition Rules and Specifications, known to many as the GCR, is the complete Club Racing rulebook. The GCR covers everything, from flags to logbooks to cage construction to car classification. It is also a requirement for every racer to have access to the GCR during a competition weekend. Currently, you can purchase a physical book on www.sccagear.com, or you can download a free copy by going to www.scca.com/clubracing and clicking on the “Cars and Rules” link.

Club Racing Archives

  • MoHud Announces 2013 Season Awards at Year-end Banquet Wednesday, December 18, 2013 On Saturday evening, December 7th, the Mohawk-Hudson Region held it’s annual season-ending banquet at the Troy Elks Club.  We had a good crowd of members and their guests come out for an evening of camaraderie, bench racing, laughs, and to recognize several members for their accomplishments and contributions both on and off the track this ...
  • Club Racing’s Annual Tech Party Saturday, April 13, 2013 ** For new members, this is not an inspection for Solo (aka autocross) cars, but for dedicated club racing vehicles and equipment. Everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. ** The tech party will be noon on Saturday, April 13, at Bob Karl’s Sales and Service, which is located on 6th Avenue in ...
  • 2012 John Stim Memorial Friday, June 22, 2012 Friday June 22 – Saturday June 23, 2012 The John Stim Memorial, in cooperation with Northern New Jersey SCCA, will be a National, Pro-IT, and regional / $212 SSM / others race. Bookmark this current page, as this will be the page for all your 2012-specific information. More to follow. MoHud organizes its annual race at Lime Rock ...
  • Tech Party Scheduled Saturday, April 14, 2012 from Jack Hanifan’s Competition Report in the February Knock Off Annual Tech Party BK Karl has once again graciously offered his facility for our Annual Tech Party. It will be held starting at 12 noon on Saturday, April 14, at Bob Karl Sales and Service at 2791 Sixth Avenue, Troy, NY. If you have not already done ...
  • MoHud Club Racing 2011 Awards Saturday, December 3, 2011 Jack Hanifan and John Sheridan watch as Pete Smith presents one of the club racing awards. The 2011 season awards banquet was held Dec. 3 at the Troy Elks Club (same as 2010). It’s located at 134 North Greenbush Road / Route 4 in Troy, just south of Hudson-Valley Community College. 2011 club Racing Awards 86 members and ...
  • 2011 John Stim Memorial report Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by Russ Burckhard, originally published in the August 2011 Knock Off The race was held on July 2nd at Lime Rock Park. It was a beautiful day, Sunny, high in the eighties with a slight breeze. For those that were at the race and don’t know me, I was the one that kept the workers and ...
  • 2011 John Stim Memorial Saturday, July 2, 2011 Registration is now open! now closed! John Stim Memorial & Dave Riggi Vee Fest at Lime Rock Park July 2, 2011 Presented by Mohawk Hudson Region SCCA, in cooperation with Northern New Jersey Region SCCA MotorsportReg.com is our new on-line entry system. Go to their website, create a user profile, and follow the directions to enter the ...
  • June racing competition report Monday, June 6, 2011 by Jack Hanifan originally included in the June 2011 Knock Off Upcoming Events NER is hosting a “Triple Regional” Memorial Day Weekend at NHMS. The event has two Sanction numbers and 3 individual races per class. Racing Scene The NNJR Double Regional was not well-attended, but the MoHud guys had a great time. Bob Karl Jr. made the most of ...
  • Annual Tech Party Wednesday, April 6, 2011 The Annual Tech Party is scheduled for Sunday April 17th at 12 p.m. Bob Karl’s Sales & Service 2791 6TH Ave. Troy, NY 12180-1517 518-272-7560 The Tech Party will be in/near the garage behind the showroom starting at 12:00 PM. There is ample room for your trailer or rig in back of the dealership. Bob closes at noon so please do ...
  • Filler club racing post Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Filler post to the club racing category.

Club Racing contacts

  • MoHud’s competition chair is Jack Hanifan. Contact Jack to learn how to get started in racing.
  • Pete Smith is licensing chair for MoHud and NeDIV.

How do I go racing?

Are you ready to take that step from watching road racing to getting behind the wheel? It’s not an easy process, but SCCA has produced more road racers than anyone, so you’re in good hands.

These are step-by-step instructions and guidance which will help you obtain an SCCA Competition License. If, upon reading this guide, you have questions or special requests, the Licensing Specialists at the SCCA National Office will be happy to help you. Write/Phone/e-mail them at P. O. Box 19400, Topeka, KS 66619-0400; 1-800-770-2055, or licensing@scca.com.

Jack Hanifan is MoHud’s competition chair. Contact him to learn more about club racing and how to get started.

We realize that you probably have many questions on how to begin racing. How much does it all cost, what tips are there to keep expenses in check, what options are there for obtaining a race car, and many other questions are answered in this free online resource at GoAheadTakeTheWheel.com. There’s also a free mentor program you can take advantage of.

IF YOU HAVE NO PREVIOUS RACING EXPERIENCE

  1. Join the SCCA
  2. Submit your Paperwork
  3. Prepare to enter an SCCA racing Driving School Event
  4. Driver School Checklist
  5. SCCA Regional Competition License…and Beyond

IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUS RACING EXPERIENCE…
Depending upon your previous racing experience, some or all of your licensing requirements may be waived by the Chief Steward of your SCCA Driver School or by your Divisional Licensing Administrator.

— Adapted from SCCA Go Racing

Noteworthy rule changes for 2012 club racing

(From Jack Hanifan’s Competition Report in the February 2012 Knock Off)

D. Displaying Minimum Weight

Except for classes in which there is only 1 required minimum weight (i.e., ASR, FB, FC, FE, FF, FM, FS, FST, FV, SM5, SRF), all cars shall display the correct minimum weight specified in the current GCR in a manner that is clearly legible to the scrutineers at the scales. Cars that are run in more than one class must display the correct minimum weight for each class so that it is clear which weight applies to each class.

The above rule change appears in the February GCR, it is a change from the original rule which detailed the size of the numbers and letters. Use common sense and help our tech workers. Remember, sometimes the workers read the numbers from drivers right and sometimes from drivers left. Place your weight on both sides of the race car and make it large enough to be legible.

Helmet Requirements

2 Crash helmets approved by the Snell Foundation with Snell sticker 2005 or later Special Application (SA2005) or SAH2010, or by the SFI with a SFI Sticker SFI 31.1, or by the FIA standard 8860-2004 or later, or British Standards Institute BS6658-85 type A/FR. The back of each driver’s helmet shall be labeled with a minimum of the driver’s name. Effective 1/1/12 the use of a head and neck restraint system that has been certified in accordance with SFI 38.1, FIA 8858-2002 or 8858-2010 is required; an SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858-2002 or 8858-2010 label must be properly affixed to the device.

Accident damaged helmets should be sent by the driver or his or her representative to the Snell Memorial Foundation, 3628 Madison Ave., North Highland, CA. 95660 (ph) 916-331-5073 (attn. Edward B. Becker). Details of the accident should be included. Freon based total loss helmet cooling systems are not allowed.

As stated above, SA2000 helmets are no longer compliant, SA2005 and SA2010 are OK.

Head and Neck Restraint Systems – As stated above head and neck restraint systems are mandatory as of January 1, 2012. Note that the system must also have a SFI or FIA sticker. This means if you have a HANS or other device without a sticker, you have to send it back to the manufacturer go get it re-certified.