body kits & fuel
injection parts for
parts for race
& Rear Section
Exhausts for ‘ 89 -
‘05 Spec Miatas
Sports Racing cars are unmistakably racecars. The relatively
open ruleset, high horsepower and massive downforce
makes this category among the fastest in amateur racing.
(LEFT) GT-1 is SCCA’s ultimate tube-frame class. These cars not only
reach unbelievable top speeds, but hug the corners like no other,
spitting flames along the way. (BELO W) Formula F is an affordable,
but fast and fun, formula class. Simple, yet diverse engine rules
allow for engineering creativity while keeping costs under control.
(BELO W LEFT) Spec Miata is one of the most popular amateur
road racing classes in America. Because the cars use the same kit
of parts, the fields are large and the racing is amazingly close.
School, you’ll need to take two Drivers
Schools). After successful completion of
the schools, you will need to compete in
several races over the next few years to
turn that into a full competition license.
Another way to a competition license
is through professional racing schools,
such as the ones offered by the likes of
Bondurant, Waterford Hills and others.
Depending on the school and course you
choose, these schools will earn you
either a Novice Permit or a Regional
There are other routes to a
competition license, such as through
SCCA’s mentoring program. For that,
contact the organizer you’re planning
to race with and ask.
The first step in all this will be
getting a physical. Most competition
clubs, the SCCA included, want to know
that you’re fit to drive a racecar and are
unlikely to experience any medical issues
while behind the wheel.
For more information on the physical
requirements, click the “Go Racing” link
Regardless of the route you choose,
you’ll also need some personal safety
equipment, including a racing suit,
shoes, gloves, helmet, and a head and
neck restraint. More information about
the requirements can be found in the
GCR. Generally speaking, however,
you’ll need a driving suit that meets or
exceeds SFI 3.2A/5 (fire resistant
underwear must be worn with suits rated
lower), FIA 1986, or SIA 8856-2000,
and your helmet must hold a Snell 2005,
SFI 31.1, FIA 8860-2004, or British
Standards Institute BS6658-85 type
A/FR or newer certification.
“Most racers will be happy to
answer your questions. Just don’t
ask when they’re elbow-deep in
an emergency engine rebuild...”