Race Officials

There would not be a race without Race Officials.


More than 8,000 SCCA-licensed race drivers currently compete in the 250 amateur road racing events conducted each year at Regional and National levels and each of these drivers needs the help of SCCA corner workers and event personnel to make the events happen.

Eligible specialties include:

  • Race Stewards / Race Chairmen / Pace Driver
  • Flagging and Communications
  • Timing and Scoring
  • Start
  • Grid
  • Pits and Paddock
  • Tech (Scrutineering)
  • Course Marshall
  • Sound Control
  • Registration
  • Race Control / Radio Comm

Eligible Events


Regional Races
National Races
US Majors Tour
Driver’s Schools
Race Official Training Events (Fire / Safety Schools)

When professional racing organizations like Indycar, Formula One and Le Mans come to Texas they heavily rely on SCCA Race Officials to put on their events. It's the SCCA workers you see wearing white uniforms standing on the corners waving the flags and pulling the driver's and cars to safety. When Formula One comes to Austin Texas, it's the SCCA that staffs the corners and other areas like Timing and Scoring and Scrunitneering. Several of our members travel the world taking part in the great races of the world. You can to! Get involved with your local region

Flagging and Communications

A worker takes a position along the course and uses flags and hand signals to communicate track conditions to each driver. This position serves as first responder to any incident on the course, maintains the link between the steward and the drivers, and keeps the fun moving at all times.

Emergency Services

There are three sub-specialties in Emergency Services. If you have training in medical response, fire fighting or vehicle recovery expertise, you can put your specialized skills to work by providing crucial event support. While there is nothing fun about emergency situations, these folks are the lifesavers. You may like overseeing activity in the paddock, at the start, on the course and in the pits.


If your idea of fun is to have all eyes focused intently on you while you savor your moment of total control, you'll have great fun being a starter. The starter also calls the end of the race, and is hooked into the communications network throughout.


Scrutineers do pre-race safety inspections, preparation compliance, post-race inspections, mechanical teardowns. If you like to stick your nose in stuff, and know how it works, this is the job for you.

Timing and Scoring

These positions collect the numbers that tell the story – who drove how fast and in what place each driver finished the race. You’re on the computer, using advanced technology to measure, collate, verify and deliver the results.


The registrar meet and greet arriving participants and issue and verify their credentials. Be the first official face they see, point them to where they need to be and make sure everyone gets started on the right track.


Run the show. Make sure everyone is doing what they're supposed to be doing. Verify that everyone knows the rules and follows the rules. Keep everyone safe. Solve problems. Make sure everyone gets real fun.

Getting involved as a worker or official is as easy as going to a local event and volunteering to help. Workers are issued a license just like the competition drivers, and can work their way up through the four levels of licenses by participating at different events and gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to hold a national specialty license. SCCA licensed workers help staff most of the motorsport events held in the United States in one capacity or another. 

Contact an Administrator to get involved.