Road Racing

The Kansas City Region teams up with the Kansas Region to form the Kaw Valley Race Group (KVRG). For more on the Kaw Valley Race Group, see the links at left.  For information about the next KVRG event click here

Kansas City Region has a strong Road Racing program. Our home track is Heartland Park, Topeka, where we host events in co-operation with the Kansas Region SCCA. KC Region members also race at the other tracks of the Midwest Division of the SCCA, including:

Drivers may compete for the MidWest Division National Championship (national races), MidAm Championship (regional races) or the IT Tour Championship (regional races for Improved Touring classes only). The top drivers in each SCCA division compete for the title of National Champion at the SCCA National Runoffs, held at the Daytona International Speedway.

Getting Started
Most people agree that a season or two spent autocrossing (Solo), to get a feel for car control (or lack thereof), is a good idea before starting roadracing. To get a taste of the racetrack, you can take your regular road (or autocross) car to one of our SCCA Track Experience events held at Heartland Park.

When you are ready to take the plunge, you will need to:

  1. Join the SCCA
  2. Submit Your Paperwork, including proof of a medical exam, driver’s license and other information
  3. Prepare to Enter an SCCA Driver School Event
  4. Get your SCCA Competition License

More detailed information is available on the SCCA National Site by clicking here.  We also encourage you to attend our General monthly meeting or the Race Group meeting – check out the calendar for the dates/times.


Showoom Stock

Late model, mass-produced street cars like those bought right off the showroom floor. No modifications are allowed except for brake pads, exhaust, steering wheel, drivers seat, and required safety equipment, such as a roll cage. No car can be more than ten years old. Classed by performance potential into two classes: SSB and SSC. SSB is made up of entries like the Honda Civic Si, Toyota Celica, Pontiac Solstice and Mini Cooper S.  SSC includes cars such as the Mazda 3, Chevy Cobalt and Mini Cooper.
Showroom Stock

Production category

Series produced cars which are allowed some performance modifications but which retain their original design, structure and drive layout. Many of the cars in this class are older European sports cars, but rule changes in the last few years have opened the classes up to newer cars with broader appeal. The three performance potential based classes include: E-Production (EP), F-Production (FP), and H-Production (HP).

Grand Touring Category

GT cars are purpose-built, highly modified “silhouette” replicas of series-produced sports sedans. GT cars are permitted tube-frame chassis with performance being equalized by allowing cars with smaller engines to compete at a lighter weight.  GT-1 cars are the fastest of the category, and are the closest to the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am® Series. Several of the current front running cars in GT-1 are last year’s Trans-Am cars, and many of these GT-1 drivers compete in select Trans-Am events throughout the season. GT-2, GT-3 and GT Lite cars get progressively lighter and less powerful. Cars include Chevy Camaros, Chevy Corvettes, Ford Mustangs, Toyota Celicas, Mazda RX-7s, Nissan 200SX, Honda Civics and Austin Mini Coopers, just to name a few.
Grand Touring

Touring Category

The Touring category includes three classes of cars: Touring 1 (T-1) Touring 2 (T-2) and Touring 3 (T-3) . T-1 provides Club Racing with a venue for current ultra performance machines such as the C6 Corvette, the Dodge Viper, the Porsche 996, the Ferrari 355 and the Acura NSX-T. T-2 consists of vehicles such as the Z-28 Camaro, Mustang Cobra, BMW M-3, Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, and the Subaru Impreza STi.  T-3 consists vehicles such as the Mazda RX8, Pontiac Solstice GXP and the Chevy Cobalt SS.  These classes allow for aftermarket wheels and open muffler and exhaust systems as well as other modifications to create balance in each class.

Spec Miata Category

Close competition in similarly-prepared cars is the norm for the Spec Miata (SM) class. First and second generation Mazda Miatas have been fitted with all the usual safety equipment and a specific suspension package to keep the field level. Spec Miata is the largest and fastest growing class in SCCA Club Racing.
Spec Miata

Improved Touring

Low-cost, series-produced cars over 5 years old with limited modifications. Other than minor engine preparation and removal of interior carpeting and trim, about the only area that can be significantly modified is the suspension. Because of the relatively low cost and close competition, IT classes are among the most well subscribed in SCCA Club Racing. Popular IT cars are the Mazda RX-7, Nissan 240SX, Datsun 240/260/280Z, VW Rabbit and Golf, BMW E36, Mazda Miata, Dodge Neon and Honda CRX Si.
Improved Touring

American Sedan

This class is for late model production-based 5.0 to 6.0 liter V-8 powered sedans and coupes such as Mustangs, Camaros, Cadillac CTS-V’s, Firebirds and the Pontiac GTOs . Suspension and brakes can be modified, while engine preparation is strictly regulated and the permitted make and model of many items (e.g. carburetor and intake manifold) are specified in the rules.   Cars with different displacement engines are balanced by minimum weights.
American Sedan

Sports Racers

Sports Racers are purpose-built, open-cockpit, closed-wheel race cars. A number of different engine and drive-train configurations are used in the various classes. A popular class is the Spec Racer Ford (SRF) which uses identical chassis and sealed engines prepared by SCCA Enterprises.   Other Sports Racer classes include Sports 2000 (S2 – powered by 2.0L Ford engines), C Sports Racer (CSR) and D Sports Racer (DSR).   Often the fastest car at an SCCA event will be either a C or D Sports Racer.
Sports Racers

Formula Cars

Formula cars are purpose-built, open-cockpit, open-wheeled cars similar to those used in IRL and Formula 1. The eight classes are Formula Atlantic (1600cc Toyota Atlantic, 240hp), Formula Enterprises (Mazda 2.3L, 175hp), Formula Mazda (13B Rotary Powered 175hp), Formula 1000 (1000cc Motorcycle engines),  Formula Continental (Ford 2-liter, 140hp), Formula Ford (Ford 1600, 120hp), Formula Vee (1200cc VW air cooled) and Formula 500 (various 500cc two-stroke engines). Many of the winged FA and FC cars, along with several of the non-winged FF cars are produced by some of the same companies that make Indy cars such as Lola and Reynard.
Formula Cars

Super Touring 

Eligible vehicles must be identifiable with the vehicles offered for sale to the public and available through the manufacturer’s normal distribution channels in the US.  The intent is to allow older World Challenge cars to compete in Club Racing along with cars to built to Super Touring specifications.  No model year cars older than 1985 will be permitted. Vehicles in Super Touring Over (STO) are similar to World Challenge GT cars with a target performance of 450hp. Vehicles in Super Touring Under (STU) are similar to World Challenge Touring Car cars with a target performance of 250 hp.  Vehicles in Super Touring Lite (STL) are sports cars and sedans with engines 2.0L and smaller.   STL is the newest addition to the Super Touring category and has a more limited level of prep.

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