The motorsports community in the Pacific Northwest is one group. As I write this column, SCCA workers from Oregon and Washington and British Columbia are at Pacific Raceways near Seattle to support the SOVREN vintage event happening there this weekend. Many of the drivers at this event are also regulars at Oregon Region and Northwest Region SCCA events.
In the month of May, Oregon Region will host the SCCA Majors Super Tour once again. That’s a big deal and a great honor for Oregon Region and Portland International Raceway. I encourage everyone to plan on spending the weekend of May 18-19 at PIR for this event. I’ll be there helping out in any way I can.
The very next weekend, Northwest Region is hosting its own Majors event, and it’s absolutely vital that we get as many entries as we can to Pacific Raceways for this event. Northwest Region has had its struggles with participation, and under the able leadership of Scotty B. White, the organization is making a dramatic turnaround.
After 28 years of involvement with SCCA, I know that regions are not in competition with each other. There’s plenty of opportunity for every region to prosper, and healthy racing programs in Oregon and Washington are necessary for each to succeed.
I’ll be up at Pacific Raceways on the weekend of May 25-27, competing in the Time Trials group and supporting motorsports in the Pacific Northwest with my money and my time. I encourage everyone in Oregon Region to do the same.
Did you see the news that SCCA Pro Racing has become the sanctioning body for Global Time Attack? Flip back to Page 10 of this issue to read all about it.
Here’s why this is important: Across America, new motorsports competitors have been voting with their entry fees and a lot of them have been selecting Time Trials/Time Attack forms of competition. SCCA has been late to the game, honestly, even though we had Solo 1 decades before Time Attack became a thing. But with developments like this, we’re grabbing our share of that business.
The biggest benefit is not just selling a few more entries, however. It’s introducing a whole new set of people to everything SCCA has to offer. That’s the bottom line.
By Jeff Zurschmeide
Area 13 Director,