The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is a non-profit organization that oversees various road racing events in North America. One of the most popular events organized by SCCA is the Street Touring competition. This competition involves modified street cars racing on a closed course. However, there are certain rules and regulations that need to be followed by participants to ensure safety and fairness.
The SCCA Street Touring competition is divided into different classes based on the modifications done to the car. The classes are:
- Street Touring Ultra (STU)
- Street Touring Roadster (STR)
- Street Touring Xtreme (STX)
- Street Touring Sport (STS)
- Street Touring Hatch (STH)
- Street Touring Pony (STP)
Each class has its own set of rules and regulations that need to be followed. Participants need to ensure that their car meets the requirements of the class they are entering.
There are certain modifications that can be done to the car to improve its performance. However, there are also restrictions on what can be done. The modifications allowed are:
- Wheels and Tires
- Engine Management
The modifications need to be done according to the class rules. Any modifications that are not allowed can result in disqualification from the competition.
Safety is of utmost importance in the SCCA Street Touring competition. Participants need to ensure that their car meets the safety requirements set by SCCA. The safety requirements are:
- Roll Cage
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Properly Fitted Seat and Seatbelt
Participants also need to ensure that they follow the safety guidelines set by SCCA during the competition. Any violation of safety guidelines can result in disqualification.
The SCCA Street Touring competition is judged based on the time taken to complete a course. The participant with the fastest time wins. However, there are also penalties for breaking rules or violating safety guidelines. The penalties can result in a time penalty or disqualification.
The SCCA Street Touring competition is a great way for car enthusiasts to showcase their skills and modifications. However, it is important to follow the rules and regulations set by SCCA to ensure safety and fairness.