Despite my poor references in my last post, I'd like to make sure my point does not get lost. If there were more SCCA schools on the west coast, more people would be racing SCCA, and less contact would be happening on track.
I'd like to see any information on how exactly driver schools cost so much money to the organization. I just don't buy it yet. Driver Schools cost almost double entry fees at NASA events in So Cal.
Wheel, my last comments weren't directed to insult your licencing capabilities, I was mere using your post out of context as an example. I was under the impression that you were not watching the pupil in question under other wheel to wheel driving scenarios.
Also, I am not insulting drivers who came from karting, or their skills or respect. Karting kids reference was fueled by an incident last weekend when I got cut off terribly and had to dodge the crazy kid to did come from karting. I don't mean to spread that incident onto the rest of the drivers or teen drivers who came from karting. It does teach driving technique needed to be safer and faster in wheel to wheel situations.
+1 on a bigger social media presence. I get one SCCA a month, maybe on my news feed.
More schools equates to more racers and less contact?
I explained to you...you cannot compare NASA(for profit) to SCCA(club) when it comes to costs...apples and oranges! And for what it is worth...you will spend way more money to get a license with NASA if you go through there progressive program! At $650 for 3 days and a LOT of seat time...SCCA NORCAL is a freaking bargain at Thunderhill every Feb/March!
Sorry, you did insult the kids! BUT...like any "group", there are mistakes made and lessons learned every event! Since you race with NASA...it is very easy to have a face to face with your series leader and the other driver if this was an incident you felt needed some attention! Hopefully that occurred and the young driver understood his mistake...if in fact it was poor judgement. I do this every race weekend up north!
SCCA is 20+ years behind...but like and good government program, once the recipients are used to a routine, it is very hard to change that on them or god forbid take anything away
I'm an equal opportunist...I play with both Organizations...and fully understand what I will be getting when I attend! Both are very strong in Norcal with very good SM fields in all events.
Denny...I get your point about your NASA experiences. The wine and cheese social at SCCA is not quite the same as the all you can eat and drink beer feast on a sat night at NASA...god bless those 6 figure millennials for bringing their money and girlfriends
But I will never complain about the 10 minutes of wasted (QUIET)time between SCCA run groups!
2014 NASA SM Western States Champion(Car owner)
2015 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)
2016 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)
2017 NASA 25HR E3 Champion(Car owner)
2017 NASA NORCAL SM Series Director
2018 NASA NORCAL SM Series Director