The SCCA (Sports Car Club Of America) is responsible for bringing an array of motorsport activities to local venues across the country to help feed the desires of automotive racing enthusiast. However, there was some confusion to new and prospective participants, and the Board Of Directors recently approved some rebranding efforts to help establish various activities between autocross and road racing–activities that take place on closed courses but do no involve door to door competition.
Once all bundled under the same “Time Trials” banner, each activity will now have its own separate identity within the SCCA. The SCCA reached this decision after receiving input from the Divisional Time Trials Committee as well as members of the national staff. This move is meant to help clarify SCCA programs, and follows closely in the direction change they conducted earlier in 2017 when they rebranded from Club Racing to SCCA Road Racing.
Moving forward from this point, all on track, competitive timed events will be referred to as Time Trials (TT). Non-competitive events will be branded as Track Events (TE), while Hillclimbs will keep its current name. Although events have been rebranded, divisions and region run programs will not be impacted in anyway.
Lee Hill, the Chairman of the SCCA Board of Directors, said, “Those already involved in SCCA have an understanding of all the Club’s motorsports activities. But we’ve heard for a long time that outsiders have trouble understanding all the different ways they can be involved and have fun with our Club because the nomenclature we use can be confusing. So, we embarked on a mission to clarify the names of several programs so others find our Club culture easier to understand and more inviting.”