do I need to do to be able to run a car at the Crow Mountain
is a simple question with a not-sosimple answer.
There are several different ways to go about this. We
will tell you what is known and explain some different
and foremost, an applicant needs to become a member of
SCCA is split into Divisions- Northeast, Midwest, South
East, etc. The Southeast Division is split into smaller
Regions. North Alabama is the Tennessee Valley Region
of SCCA. To join SCCA, you can or call 800-770-2055.
Get a SCCA Legal Car and Equipment
on this in the Car Requirements
Obtain an SCCA Road Race or Time Trials License
Crow Mountain Hillclimb is a Sports Car Club of America
(SCCA) Time Trials Level 4 event. It requires a full SCCA
Time Trials License or Road Racing License.
Road Racing License: You can run any time trials event,
including hillclimbs, with a SCCA Regional, Divisional,
or National Road Racing License.
may obtain a road racing license for SCCA through
an actual SCCA Division-run school. One of these is
typically held every spring in Savanna, GA, at , or you may also attend one of the
many SCCA-approved private-run schools to obtain your
road racing license. You can find a schedule of these
schools at the within the "" page. After completing one of these
schools, you then send in the paperwork saying you
completed the school, license application, medical
form, and application fee and you will receive a regional
road racing license.
Time Trials License: There
is a Time Trials License and a Novice Time Trials License.
are events in which, assuming the car is legally safe
to run, you can drive without a Time Trials license.
These are usually referred to as flat track
events. While very exciting and fast, they do not
pose the danger of a hillclimb; therefore, they are
acceptable to run as a novice.
are several ways to get a full license
to run a SCCA Hillclimb. If you have no racing experience,
just autocross experience, or have not done any racing
in the last 5 years, you need to do one of the following
You can attend a Time Trials Drivers School.
There are several held around the country. The nearest
one is usually held in the spring at . To run this event you need
to obtain a physical and have your physician and you will have to
fill out a . You must enter the school event with
a logbooked car (well go over this
later) and complete the weekend, satisfying the instructors
that you are not a danger to yourself or others. Having
completed the school weekend, you will then get your
novice permit upgraded to a full license. You may
now run SCCA (all Levels) Time Trials events.
If you cannot make the annual Time Trials school,
or have missed it, the other route to a full license
is to run three flat track events as a novice and
then get approved to be upgraded to a full license.
There are several other SCCA Time Trial events run
in the Southeast that are flat-track events and can
be run with a novice license. .
you have a racing license from some other sanctioning
body, then you can submit your experience for evaluation.
To do this, you must become a SCCA member and fill out
the license application, listing your racing experience,
and send it to Steve Tompkins, the SEDIV Time Trials Steward,
with a self-addressed stamped envelope for him to send
back to you. Please indicate to Steve That you want
a full license. Send license application w/ SASE to
Steve at the following address:
Tompkins, SCCA Time Trials
285 Lovella Dr.,
Ringgold, GA 30736
will review your race history and either approve or
deny with an explanation. You might still need to run
one Time Trial event before a hillclimb to familiarize
yourself with SCCA operating procedures.