Road Racing Organizations




Sports Car Club of America

Amateur Club Racing




Regions of the Central Division SCCA 
Badlands (102)
Blackhawk Valley (82)
Central Illinois (4)
Chicago (7)
Great River (99)
Iowa (14)
Lake Superior (56)
Land O' Lake (18)
Milwaukee (20)
The SCCA was formed in 1944, at first as only an enthusiast group. The SCCA began sanctioning road racing in 1948, with the inaugural Watkins Glen Grand Prix. Cameron Argetsinger, an SCCA member and local enthusiast who would later become Director of Pro Racing and Executive Director of the SCCA, helped organize the event for the SCCA.

In 1951, the SCCA National Sports Car Championship was formed from existing marquee events around the nation, including Watkins Glen, Pebble Beach, and Elkhart Lake. Many early SCCA events were held on disused air force bases, organized with the help of Air Force General Curtis LeMay, a renowned enthusiast of sports car racing. LeMay loaned out facilities of Strategic Air Command bases for the SCCA's use; the SCCA relied heavily on these venues during the early and mid 1950s during the transition from street racing to permanent circuits.

By 1962, the SCCA was tasked with managing the U.S. World Sportscar Championship rounds at Daytona, Sebring, Bridgehampton and Watkins Glen. The club was also involved in the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix. SCCA Executive Director John Bishop helped to create the United States Road Racing Championship series for Group 7 sports cars to recover races that had been taken by rival USAC Road Racing Championship. Bishop was also instrumental in founding the SCCA Trans-Am Series and the SCCA/CASC Can-Am series. In 1969, tension and in-fighting over Pro Racing's autonomy caused Bishop to resign and help form the International Motor Sports Association.






Central Illinois Region (4)

Central Division SCCA

Chicago Region (7)

Central Division SCCA

Iowa Region (14)

Central Division SCCA





Land O' Lakes Region (18)

Central Division SCCA

Milwaukee Region (20)

Central Division SCCA

Lake Superior Region (56)

Central Division SCCA





Blackhawk Valley Region (82)

Central Division SCCA

Great River Region (99)

Central Division SCCA

Badlands Region (102)

Central Division SCCA


Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs

Amateur Club Racing

The Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs was formed in 1958 and is an association of eight separate Wisconsin and Illinois amateur racing organizations. It is one of the longest existing amateur racing organizations in the United States. Midwestern Council prides itself on a family-friendly atmosphere and emphasis is on fun and safety first.

The group holds regional races at local race tracks including Road America, Blackhawk Farms Raceway, Gingerman Raceway, Grattan Raceway Park, Milwaukee Mile and Autobahn Country Club among others. Rule sets and car classifications are similar to the SCCA with minor but distinct differences.




Midwestern Council Sports Car Clubs

Based out of Rockford, IL

Chicagoland Sports Car Club

Chicago, Illinois

Full Throttle Sports Car Club

Roselle, Illinois







Great Lakes Sports Car Club

Waukesha, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Sports Car Club

Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Madison Sports Car Club (Est. 1954)

Madison, Wisconsin







North Suburban Sports Car Club

Elk Grove Villiage, Illinois

Salt Creek Sports Car Club (Est. 1959)

Downers Grove, Illinois

Sports Car Club of Rockford

Rockford, Illinois





Racetracks in Midwest

Used by SCCA and MCSCC





Autobahn Country Club
Joliet, Illinois

North circuit 1.46-miles

South circuit 2.10-miles

Full circuit 3.56-miles

built in 2005

Blackhawk Farms Raceway
Rockton, Illinois

Circuit 1.95-miles

built in 1967

Brainerd International Raceway

Brainerd, Minnesota

Competition circuit 2.5-miles

built in 2008

Donnybrooke circuit 3.1-miles

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South Haven, Michigan

Circuit 2.14-miles

built in 1995

Milwaukee Mile
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Road circuit 1.9-miles

infield added in 1955

Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Circuit 4.05-miles

built 1955

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Sports Car Club of America

Pro Racing Series

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SCCA Pro Racing, Ltd  is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. - a 45,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports events. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanction for numerous professional racing series, documented within this web site. Each series holds events on high-profile race weekends and annually crowns Champions.

Known for its operational expertise, SCCA Pro Racing has been the choice of privately owned racing series, as well as those promoted by automobile manufacturers, to conduct all facets of their Championships. SCCA held its first professional race on February 3, 1963, which was a United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) race won by Jim Hall at Daytona International Raceway.

Throughout the years, SCCA Pro Racing has been at the forefront of the professional racing landscape in the United States with such landmark series as Trans-Am, Can-Am, Formula 5000 and World Challenge. SCCA Pro Racing formally became a subsidiary of SCCA in 1993, and is a voting member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) - the FIA delegate for this country.


   World Challenge Series Trans-Am Series  Mazda MX-5 Cup Series
f2 f1600 atl
F2000 Series F1600 Formula F Series Formula Atlantic Series

Other Road Race Programs

Pro and Amateur



The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile is a non-profit association established as the International Association of Recognized Automobile Clubs in 1904 to represent the interests of motoring organizations and motor car users. Headquartered in Paris, the FIA consists of about 213 national member organizations in 125 countries worldwide. To the general public, the FIA is mostly known as the governing body for many international auto racing events, especially Formula 1 racing. 




 F1   FIA Formula One World Championship (also Formula One, Formula 1, and F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). 



The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) is an auto racing sanctioning body based in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was started in 1969 by John Bishop, a former executive director of SCCA, and his wife Peggy with help from Bill France, Sr. of NASCAR. IMSA is the sanctioning body of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, the premier series resulting from the merger of Grand-Am Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series.



 TUSCC   The Tudor United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC) is a sports car racing series based in the U.S. and Canada and organized by IMSA. TUSCC formed in 2014 as the result of a merger between two existing North American sports car racing series, the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Sports Car Series (formerly the Grand-Am Series).



The IndyCar Series is the premier level of American open wheel racing. These cars look similar to FIA's Formula 1 racecars. (One could suggest calling theses Formula Indy racecars.) The current championship, introduced by Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George, began in 1996 as a competitor to CART known as the Indy Racing League (IRL). Citing CART's increasing reliance on expensive machinery and overseas drivers, George aimed to create a lower-cost alternative. In 2008, the Verizon IndyCar Series merged with the Champ Car World Series (formerly CART). The series is sanctioned by IndyCar.



nasa   The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is an American motorsports organization promoting road racing and high-performance driver education. Founded in 1991, NASA hosts High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), automotive rallies, time trials, autocross and amateur, club-level automotive racing, divided amongst regionally-based chapters within the United States.



ChumpCar is very affordable, competitive endurance road racing, with cars valued under $500. Endurance races range from 7-hours to 36-hours long. It's for those that have always wanted to go road racing without all the hassles or expense.