>The scca would have a melt down if this happened here.
>I think it is time for a new sanctioning body.
You're not the first to complain about the SCCA and thier rules and procedures that ensure a safe racing enviroment. EMRA, a small sports car club in the northeast that sanctions road racing events exists mainly because of people not liking all the rules and procedures of the SCCA. Basically people who think the SCCA is too officious.
However, I spectated an EMRA event, and saw up close some of the cars that they allowed on the track, and how they ran the event. Not exactly safe. They didn't have enough people to man all the flag stations, so they grabed me (I was 15 at the time) and someone's wife/girlfriend to run a station. My dad knew some of the organisers, so that's how I got nabbed. Is this how an event should be run?
The SCCA would have a fit over that because should a car go into a large crowd like that, and kill say, 12 people and injure more. A very real possiblility, don't kid yourself. Then, no matter what happens, we're not going to get insureance, and quite likely will have various government bodies trying to outlaw stage rally. The SCCA has over 50 years organising amature racing events, if they are having a fit about something, there most likely is a damn good reason. Regardless of arcane methods of decision makeing, (some of which get on my nerves as well) The SCCA has been around this long for a reason. I prefer to stick with the people I feel safe with. No matter how annoying.