My NASA story
I started out with NASA (Kyle Webb and I years ago) back then, NASA Great lakes had 40+ SM car counts on the weekends and We new nothing about SCCA for a few years.
The guy running our region, and some of his workers were intent on making racing a painful experience. I was sent home on Sunday one weekend for contact on Saturday where at the start of the race where we were three wide, i am on the outside, a car ahead of me went to the apex and i was expected to put two in the grass rather than hold my line on the pavement. (Thus Difference no1 SCCA you have to give Racing room on the track, NASA if your being over taken or passing you only have to leave 3/4 of the track) even at the start on the first corner.
That got me thinking what about SCCA. So the other thing i was not excited about was the multi class racing and every race was a track capacity race since they filled it up with classes .(Difference no 2 SCCA we get our own run group. Much safer, less drama, Kind of like running STL every weekend in SCCA)
Lastly, i am not a big fan of the 7:30am race meeting, another big difference, no 3. SCCA show up sign up and go to grid.
After a year or two, Kyle and i migrated to SCCA and loved it. When we started in our region the run groups were not that large. Now the tables have turned our SCCA regional races are 40+ car fields. NASA struggles to get 10 SM cars on the weekend.
Guys like to race with their buddy's. If they are not going I am not going.