SCCA Endurance Racing

Endurance racing was one of the first types of racing in the world. In fact, the first auto race in the United States was a 200-mile race across Wisconsin in 1878.

Now, things are a little more controlled.

Endurance racing is still defined by long races of course; but now driver changes, fuel mileage and navigating traffic are the highlights of on-track strategy and competition lasting anywhere from a couple of hours to more than a day. It has also become one of the most popular racing formats, especially in amateur racing, because friends can join together to share the driving duties, workload and expenses. 

The SCCA has two different ways you can go Endurance Racing

Within the SCCA levels of wheel-to-wheel racing, the SCCA has two ways you can go Endurance Racing. Which way you choose depends on your desired style of racing, cars and competition.

  • The first is the Endurance Experience through the Race Experience program.
    If you're familiar with the "low buck" style of Endurance racing with space for novice drivers, without formal licenses or hyper-specific classing rules, this is more like that - but with driver coaches to help guide those who are new, and for those who might not be new but could use a refresher.

    Click here to read about Race Experience in general - including the Endurance Experience: Race Experience

  • The second way way you can go Endurance Racing in the SCCA is through various Regional Endurance races.
    These races are more formalized and run under the SCCA General Competition Rules, or "GCR." This means drivers will need to have their SCCA Competition License, or a Novice Permit with a signed off driver's school. It also means the classes will need to be the ones listed in the GCR, or those specially approved for Regional Competition.

    Click Here to learn more about Regional Racing, which any of these GCR-governed Endurance events would fall under: Regional Road Racing