Road racing in NASA SoCal is a fun, friendly experience that emphasizes good sportsmanship and clean, competitive racing. You must hold a valid, NASA Competition License to race in NASA SoCal.
All NASA SoCal racers compete in the SoCal regional points championship and earn points for each sprint race over the season. A typical race weekend consists of a warm up session, qualifying session, and race each day. After each race, everyone participates in a podium ceremony where we recognize drivers for their performance.
In order to compete in our events, you must be a current member of NASA and hold a current NASA Competition License or NASA Provisional License. NASA Competition Licenses are issued per calendar year, and are valid from January through December, regardless of the date of license purchase.
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Depending on your experience, we may ask to evaluate you on track and/or speak to you on the phone before granting you a competition license.
You must have successfully completed of one of the following racing schools:
- NASA Competition Drivers’ School
- SCCA Competition Drivers’ School
We will accept certificates of completion from other racing schools on a case-by-case basis.
You must have a current race license with another racing organization; e.g. FIA, IMSA, SCCA, SRO
You must be able to demonstrate proof of equivalent racing experience.
If you meet the requirements outlined above, see how to apply for your competition license here.
Transponder: You must have an AMB transponder for timing & scoring purposes. You can buy one or rent one at the track.
Tech Inspection: All drivers must ensure their race cars receive annual tech stickers at the first event they attend each season. If you have never driven your race car in a NASA race, you will receive a log book and the required stickers when you take it to your first event of the season. When you arrive at tech for your first race, the tech inspector will perform the annual inspection and issue a log book for your car.
View the annual technical inspection form.
You can read the minimum requirements for race car safety equipment and driver apparel in the current NASA Club Codes and Regulations.
Our race program complies with the current NASA Club Codes and Regulations and NASA race series rules. The NASA SoCal regional sprint race series is open to sedans and sport racers in all NASA race series classes.
NASA offers some GREAT contingency programs. Racer recognition, photos, trophies and awards are part of the fun at the podium ceremonies and track socials. At the end of the season, we present year-end awards and trophies to qualified points champions in each NASA race series and class.
Questions? Contact us.