SCCA shifts away from professional racing

Colin
By Colin Wood
Nov 22, 2021 | SCCA, pro racing, Parella Motorsports Holdings

Photography Courtesy the SCCA

The SCCA recently announced that it will shift its attention away from professional racing as part of an agreement with Parella Motorsports Holdings.

Under the agreement, PMH will “assume responsibility for promotion, operating, staffing and commercial aspects” of SCCA Pro Racing programs starting in 2022­, although the “sanction and FIA sporting oversight of the F4 U.S. and FRA Championships, and FIA International events” will still be a part of the SCCA.

PMH already manages the promotion and commercial rights of Trans Am Series, Formula 4 United States Championship and Formula Regional Americas series.

Within the SCCA, VP of Road Racing Eric Prill will move into “overseeing both professional and amateur road racing activities,” with SCCA Pro Racing General Manager Sydney Davis Yagel to move to a “senior management role with PMH” at the end of this year. SCCA Road Racing Director Deanna Flanagan's position is noted as remaining unchanged.

 

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sir_mike
sir_mike New Reader
11/22/21 5:04 p.m.

Back to the way it used to be...thanks

chpjr
chpjr New Reader
11/22/21 5:51 p.m.

The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) tried this approach years ago and it didn't work very well.  Hopefully PMH does a better job. 

Tom1200
Tom1200 UltraDork
11/22/21 5:59 p.m.

No disrespect meant to anyone involved but as a 32 year member of the SCCA I never saw how Pro Racing added anything much to club racing. The numbers of club racers that transitioned to Pro Racing is relatively small. 

I think the move is wise.

 

Don49 (Forum Supporter)
Don49 (Forum Supporter) Dork
11/22/21 9:40 p.m.

This should eliminate the money pit that Pro has been for years.

triumph7
triumph7 HalfDork
11/22/21 9:48 p.m.

Back in the day Can-Am, Trans-Am, F5000 and F Atlantic were good for some TV exposure that helped bring in some new members... I guess not too good for the Secret Car Club of America.

ddavidv
ddavidv UltimaDork
11/23/21 6:08 a.m.

SCCA:  we are the only game in town!

NASA:  hold my beer.

SCCA:  We should probably return to our roots.

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