You're watching your favorite race, and you notice people in white standing track side. You wonder who those people are – and how they got lucky enough to be there! Odds are, those workers in white are proud members of the SCCA® family of volunteers and officials!
Do you want to become a racer? Do you think you want to become a professional race car driver? Are you just looking for a weekend activity that's inexpensive that will let you run your "daily driver" in competition, but with relatively little wear and tear on the car?
The Ohio Valley Region (OVR) is a regional chapter of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). We are Ohio’s home for every motorsports enthusiast. Whether you are into timed precision driving, wheel-to-wheel hardcore racing, or even participating in track side assistance, administration, or creative opportunities, OVR offers the best outlet to satisfy your Need for Speed!
As an SCCA sanctioned member-driven organization for motorsport enthusiasts, OVR organizes autocross events, road races, rallies, and performance driving events. We even offer training and organize volunteer opportunities for many of our motorsport events.
Now is the time to shift into gear and join our amazing culture of motorsport enthusiasts! If your thrill is low-speed precision driving, high-speed competition, gaining a stronger sense of vehicle control, or simply enjoying an afternoon drive, we are ready to get you started in the Ohio Valley Region of the SCCA.
How to get started
The world of motorsports is growing an incredible rate.The SCCA has been a starting point for drivers like Mario and Michael Andretti, Bobby Rahal, Sarah Fisher, and Paul Newman to propel into careers with NASCAR and Indy Cars, and you could be the next great driver.
Getting started is easy, and OVR is here to help. We’ll give you the information needed to identify how you can fulfill your need for speed. You will gain a full understating of what the different events are and how you can participate regardless of your experience level.
OVR also organizes meetings, or “socializers”, where you can talk with current members about their experiences in autocross, road racing, or even working at the different events. Socializers are a great way to immerse yourself into a welcoming community of friendly motorsport fanatics, and our people are always willing to help you with any questions you might have. Our Socializer gatherings cover a wide range of activities from school bus racing, baseball games, bench racing, tuning shops, and more giving you an abundance of opportunities to… Socialize!
Ready to engage even further with your fellow motorsport fanatics? Check out Our Stories to immerse yourself in tales of epic battles on and off the pavement as we bring you highlights from events and members’views on popular discussion topics.
Read, first hand, just how intense those final laps are in wheel-to-wheel combat. Get a strategic look into the art of precision driving. Interact with other readers as we build up a stronger motorsport community through cooperation and collaboration.
Get the latest news on upcoming events and even discover how you can take part in helping this rapidly growing sport get even bigger. It is a friendly, helpful, happy, and fun community of people like you coming together and connecting that makes this sport so thrilling. So get into the stories and grow your passion even more.