SCCA Offers Starting Line Schools for Amateur Racers

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Starting Line Schools

A senior manager with Congruity in Pembroke, Massachusetts, Evan Loring helps large companies manage their annual expenditures on information technology. Outside of the office, Evan Loring pursues an interest in auto racing through a membership in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

A membership organization for road racing, rallying, and autocross enthusiasts, SCCA oversees a variety of programs and events that give individuals the opportunity to take part in racing both on and off the track. Those just starting out as amateur racers can benefit from several SCCA offerings, including the SCCA Starting Line schools.

Supported through a partnership between SCCA and Tire Rack, Starting Line schools feature a full day of instruction that introduces amateur racers to performance driving. Starting Line students receive guidance from professional driving instructors in the areas of autocross, rallycross, and track racing. In addition to covering the intricacies of performance driving, the schools give drivers the opportunity to learn about and become more comfortable with the dynamics of their vehicles.

Along with the driving instruction, Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school participants receive an SCCA membership, subscriptions to two racing magazines, and entries for future SCCA events. To learn more about Starting Line and other SCCA programs, visit


Join the SCCA and Become an Amateur Road Racer

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Sports Car Club of America

A dedicated sports fan and former receivers coach for the Harvard University football team, Evan Loring currently serves as senior manager at MSDI, a Massachusetts-based consulting firm specializing in data storage and performance tuning. Outside his professional life, Evan Loring maintains membership with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

SCCA offers numerous programs and resources for road racing, a popular sport organized into multiple levels of competition. To become a road racer, you must first join SCCA and undergo a physical examination by a doctor. Next, you must submit all required paperwork and pay a $125 fee. Once you have enrolled in and successfully completed a driver’s school program, you will obtain your SCCA Full Competition License and be eligible for races across the country.

Competitive road racers can register for local racing events, as well as the US Majors Tour, in which the nation’s top amateur drivers compete against one another.