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Haven't raced in a while, how to get my comp license back


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Raced in SCCA and NASA for a few years, and had to financially back out in 2007 completely. Getting ready to get back into the swing of things, but I needed to know about getting my comp license back.

 

Can I just re-apply for the comp. license or am I going to have to go through the whole HPDE junk?

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Tell them who you are!!

 

Sorry I did not call you last week, I'm taking some people to the 3 day M-O school so we can try to talk later this week.

 

Really glad to see you are coming back!!

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Tell them who you are!!

 

Sorry I did not call you last week, I'm taking some people to the 3 day M-O school so we can try to talk later this week.

 

Really glad to see you are coming back!!

 

Dude, that and $0.50 still won't get me a bag of chips.

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Further instructions are on the forms and you can call the National Office at 510-232-6272 with any questions you may have.

from:

http://www.nasaproracing.com/proracing/license.html

 

I haven't spotted anything in the CCRs about a license really expiring such that you'd have to re-do schools, but talking with your Regional Director(s) and the National Office above should clear it up I believe.

 

I'm curious as to the answer myself as I might be taking a year off next year...

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Its really coming down to who is cheaper.....SCCA or NASA.

 

So far SCCA says they'll grant me a regional license, but not a national. So much for all the time and money I spent there.

 

I would like to start racing SpecE30 next season.

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Its really coming down to who is cheaper.....SCCA or NASA.

 

So far SCCA says they'll grant me a regional license, but not a national. So much for all the time and money I spent there.

 

I would like to start racing SpecE30 next season.

 

Around here at least, SCCA doesn't recognize Spec E30 as a class and only does single race weekends not doubles like NASA. So even if it was cheaper, that wouldn't be a benefit.

 

Are you sure you're good to go after 3 years away? Most of us get rusty after a 3 month break. I believe you'd probably want - if not need - to do comp school again* which is usually a one-day affair, often on the Friday before a race weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* = IMHO, YMMV, not speaking officially for NASA, talk to the national office and your nearest regional director for the official word, etc.

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Its really coming down to who is cheaper.....SCCA or NASA.

 

So far SCCA says they'll grant me a regional license, but not a national. So much for all the time and money I spent there.

 

I would like to start racing SpecE30 next season.

 

Around here at least, SCCA doesn't recognize Spec E30 as a class and only does single race weekends not doubles like NASA. So even if it was cheaper, that wouldn't be a benefit.

 

Are you sure you're good to go after 3 years away? Most of us get rusty after a 3 month break. I believe you'd probably want - if not need - to do comp school again* which is usually a one-day affair, often on the Friday before a race weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* = IMHO, YMMV, not speaking officially for NASA, talk to the national office and your nearest regional director for the official word, etc.

Mine is also not an official answer as that will need to come from a RD, but Jon's suggestion is a good one. The comp school provides a ton of track time to knock the rust off as well as a bunch of racing related drills to get you tuned back in to the craft.
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Around here at least, SCCA doesn't recognize Spec E30 as a class and only does single race weekends not doubles like NASA. So even if it was cheaper, that wouldn't be a benefit.

No, but I can race nationally in STU. Yeah, it won't be competitive, but at least I can race.

 

SCCA does do double nationals, they just aren't all that common. There may be more in the future, given car counts as of late.

 

I haven't built my car yet. I'm picking up a tow rig in the next week or so, and then it goes to the teardown phase after it ceases to be my DD.

 

Are you sure you're good to go after 3 years away? Most of us get rusty after a 3 month break. I believe you'd probably want - if not need - to do comp school again* which is usually a one-day affair, often on the Friday before a race weekend.

I have no doubt I am ready to go. I still race, just not with NASA or SCCA.

 

If you have any doubts, I'd be happy to drive your car and prove my worthiness

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