compete at a SCCA hillclimb, or any other Time Trials
event, you need to have a safe car. As expected, there
. Well go through some different
Logbook- A small book issued by a SCCA technical
inspector. The logbook is issued when a car has been
deemed qualified, from a safety standpoint, to run in
a particular class in SCCA events.
A SCCA inspector whose specialty is the safety requirements
and class requirements of SCCA race cars If I say inspector,
I mean scrutineer interchangeably.
as a location- For every SCCA Time Trials and Road
Race event, there is an area called tech
where the scrutineer volunteers are on duty. Before
each event starts, the two-pronged process of Tech and
Registration must be passed for the entrant to compete
in the event. At tech, before the event, the goal is
for the driver to get a tech sticker or equivalent to
put on the car saying that he (the drivers safety
gear) and the car are acceptable to run in the event.
No car will be allowed to run without the tech sticker
More about the Logbook
The logbook describes the car, the thickness of the
rollcage, the class for which the car is to compete,
and the owner is to place pictures in the logbook of
a front ¾ picture of the car, and a rear ¾
picture of the car. The logbook has a serial number-
that book goes only to that car forever. The logbook
has pages to enter annual inspections and events that
the car has been entered into. The car stays with the
book and if the car is sold, the book is supposed to
go with the car. This is a good way for any future owners
to know when the car became a race car,
how/what events it has been raced in and damage.
If a logbooked car is wrecked at a race, the car is
brought off the track to the Tech area, and a SCCA inspector
makes notes of the damage in the logbook for the car,
such as RF Control arm bent, RF fender damage,
frame bent in RF, RF rim broken The idea is that
when the damage is supposedly fixed, another tech inspector
in the near or not-so-near future can see the last entry
in the book describing the damage, and check to see
that all that damage has been fixed. In this case the
next inspector to look at the car is probably give the
right front a real good looking over, making sure the
RF wheel has been replaced, the RF frame is back in
shape, etc. If the car is deemed ready to race again,
then the current inspector will note in the logbook
RF damage fixed, RF wheel replaced, Fender replaced,
Car ready to race and then= the car is ready to
all Logbooks are Equal
car must receive an Annual Inspection by a
qualified SCCA inspector every year. It does not matter
if the car has not been raced or has sustained no damage,
a scrutineer must inspect the car once a year for it to
race SCCA events. The positive side of annual inspections
for road race cars, other than the obvious safety aspects,
is that the car does not have to physically be inspected
at every race- The drivers safety gear (helmet and
suit) and logbook are the only things that has to be taken
to tech before the race.
are now Time Trials Logbooks for cars that are Time
Trials- only and not Road Race cars. Time Trials do
not have an annual inspection, so a Time Trials logbook
is mostly for logging events entered and damage/repairs.
The logbook has to be issued by a qualified scrutineer.
Time Trials logbook must be presented to tech even though
the car has to be inspected anyway.
If your car is a SCCA road race car with a logbook,
then as long as you have a current annual inspection
from a SCCA scrutineer, your car is ready.
you have a Time Trials-only logbook, the car will still
need to come to tech before the event starts to be inspected.
Car Caste System
Classes: Time Trials and Hillclimbs recognize the following
classes: All SCCA national Road Racing Classes plus
solo classes ASP, BSP, CSP, DSP, ESP, FSP, Street Modified,
Street Touring, Street Touring-S, Street Touring-X.
classes will be required, as all other cars are, to
have a minimum of a 4-point rollbar, fire extinguisher,
and either a seat brace that ties into the rollbar for
back-of-the-seat support or a one-piece FIA approved
seat. Cars must have at least a 5-point harness for
the driver with an CFI tag no more than 5 years old,
and either arm restraints or a Window net (drivers
Miata is a recognized class in SEDIV Time Trials.
are a class that are safe to run but are heavily modified
hillclimb-only cars that dont fit into a road-racing
or Solo classification.
Mountain was being planned before SCCA discontinued
Rally. The same classes that are now run by Rally America
(the old SCCA classes) will be recognized at Crow Mountain.
Rally Classes P,PGT, G2, G5, O, and H will be recognized
for trophies and records only. These Rally classes will
not be given SEDIV Championship points or any other
any other car-related questions, check out the General
Competition rules (GCR) at the or contact the SCCA region closest to you.
In North Alabama, the Tennessee Valley Region is reached
or call Mark Rothermel at 256-586-2886.