More about SCCA Racing in Minnesota

Types of Racing within the SCCA/LOL Region


All types of racing are available in SCCA Minnesota. From Club or Road Racing to Rally Cross, Solo, and volunteering, you’ll find your place to play with cars!

Club Racing
– Our club road racing program is where drivers compete wheel to wheel on dedicated race tracks. In order

Road racing and corner workers at BIR
Road racing and corner workers at BIR

to compete, there are licensing requirements in place to keep you safe, while giving you proper skills to build on your talents. There are many different classes, from production based entry level racing to fully modified purpose built machines that are only at home on a dedicated race surface. Club racing is built around the people that put on the events, we are amateurs. Volunteers make it happen. From the friendly faces at registration to technical inspectors, from fire and rescue to corner workers, whether directing traffic or working behind the scenes, our volunteers have the best seat in the house!  

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Road Rally – Two people (a driver and a navigator) in ordinary cars make up a rally team.  A RoadRally is traversed over public roads within the legal speed limit. The challenge is to drive on time, arriving at points along the route neither early nor late (it’s NOT a race). Each team needs a simple watch which can be synchronized to match official time, as well as something to write on and with.  Enjoy the Challenge in this contest of precision!  

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RallyCross – Imagine a scaled down version of a rally stage laid out on a non-paved plot of land where the course is

Pine City Rally Cross
Pine City Rally Cross

delineated by traffic cones instead of trees. The entry fees and equipment requirements are considerably less than those necessary to enter any other forms of performance rally, one need only arrive at event registration with a sound, hardtop vehicle and the entry fee. Our region has helmets to loan and will assist the first time competitor with entering the appropriate class, making their way through technical inspection and finding their way around the course.  

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A solo course at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds

Solo – Solo events are driving skill contests that emphasize the driver’s ability and the car’s handling characteristics. This is accomplished by driving a course that is designated by traffic cones on a low hazard location, such as a parking lot or inactive airstrip. While speeds are no greater than those normally encountered in legal highway driving, the combination of concentration and car feedback creates an adrenaline pumping experience. It is like being in a movie chase scene, only you are holding onto the steering wheel instead of a box of popcorn!  

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PDX – Performance Driving Experience (or PDX) gives drivers an opportunity to drive their street car on a real race track with guidance from a trained instructor. These are untimed events that are great for learning the line and getting instruction from some of the best drivers in our region. No trucks are allowed and there are very specific rules regarding convertibles.  We guarantee you’ll end your PDX day with a HUGE grin on your face!

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Home Track


Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) is our officially SCCA sanctioned regional track.  The track is located in north central Minnesota in a city called Brainerd, roughly 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities.  BIR consists of two tracks in one.  The historic Donnybrooke Road Coarse is a 10 turn, 3.1 miles in length track that also spans the entire length of the drag strip.  When this road course is active, no drag racing can occur.  The most commonly used track configuration is the 13 turn, 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.  This is the track SCCA events are run on.  For more information on BIR, the tracks, or the facility, visit http://www.brainerdraceway.com.

Other Central Division Tracks


Other tracks in the Central Division of the SCCA that are close to our home are Autobahn Country Club, Blackhawk Farms, Milwaukee Mile, and Road America.  Many of our regional members also participate at divisional club events at these tracks.

Get Involved-Volunteer! 


Maybe you’re thinking that racing behind the wheel is not for you or maybe you, a friend, or a family member just wants to get closer to the action, that’s great and there is plenty of opportunity to do that as well!  Volunteers support our club events and we are always looking for people willing to lend a hand and get in on the action.  We have many types of roles that the club needs assistance with and some roles depends on the type of event but we have roles from corner workers/flaggers, course design, communications, emergency, equipment, pit/paddock marshals, race admins and registration, sound control, starters, and timing and scoring to name a few.  The club will provide volunteer training for any of the positions.  If you are interested in helping our club at any of the events, please reach out to one of our Land O’ Lakes Board of Directors (listed further down in this document).  More on Volunteering….

 

Annual Club Events & Schedule


The LOL region hosts two club races each year at BIR.  The Harvey West Memorial Day Classic on Memorial Day weekend and the Jack Pine Sprints on Labor Day weekend.  There are typically a couple of PDX (Performance Driving Experience) events and a full list of RallyCross and Road Rally events.  The club hosts a year end banquet to all members typically in November.  Our full events calendar can be found at http://www.scca-racing.com/scca-calendar.  A PDF version of the full club calendar will also be made available and posted on the above page as soon as it has been finalized.

Board Meetings


Our board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Luther Westside Volkswagen in St. Louis Park, MN.  We encourage new members to attend to meet the board and be welcomed into the club.  For a full calendar of board meetings, see http://www.scca-racing.com/scca-calendar. luthermap

Member Resources


Land O’ Lakes Region Website –

http://www.scca-racing.com

 

Land O’ Lakes Region Blog –

http://www.scca-racing.com/blog/

 

Land O’ Lakes Region Events Calendar –

http://www.scca-racing.com/my-calendar

 

Land O’ Lakes Region Facebook Page –

http://www.facebook.com/groups/lolscca

Land O’ Lakes Region Twitter Page –

https://twitter.com/SCCAracing

Land O’ Lakes Region YouTube Page –

http://www.youtube.com/user/SCCALOL

 

Land O’ Lakes Region Google+ Page –

https://plus.google.com/101554611350575412564/about

SCCA Central Division Website –

http://www.cendiv-scca.org

SCCA Official Website –

http://www.scca.com

 

SCCA Official Facebook Page –

http://www.facebook.com/sccaofficial

 

SCCA Official Twitter Page –

http://www.twitter.com/sccaofficial

 

SCCA Official Forums –

http://www.sccabb.com

SCCA Official Merchandise –

http://www.sccagear.com

 

Brainerd International Raceway –

http://www.brainerdraceway.com

 

Go Ahead Take the Wheel –

http://www.goaheadtakethewheel.com

Board of Directors


The SCCA Land O’ Lakes Region Board of Directors can be viewed by clicking here.


Contact


You may contact any of the LOL Board of Directors directly with any questions, comments, ideas, or anything else on your mind.  Understanding your questions and concerns is crucial in understanding where we need to improve as a club to better serve our members.  You can also reach us through our Contact Us page if you have specific questions.