SCCA Derby Day at National Convention in Vegas

TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 22, 2018) -- Everyone's favorite SCCA® National Convention activity will return this year as the 2nd annual SCCA Pinewood Derby is scheduled to take place after the Welcome Party on the opening night of Convention in Vegas. We've upgraded the track to fit SCCA's high standards and are now looking for some derby cars to break it in!

Like last year, there will be two classes; Spec BSA and Unlimited. Spec BSA cars are subject to the rules and regulations of BSA Pinewood Derby competitions. Unlimited cars are subject only to what can get through TSA checkpoints, and they must be able to fit into the track starting gate. Rental cars will be available, betting is encouraged (Vegas baby!), and Cobb Truing -- the premier derby car builder -- will have premium paddock space to provide trackside derby wheel tuning services to participants.

All these developments are due in large part to the newly expanded Derby Events Board (DEB). Rick Myers and John Burchardt will serve as OG DEBs, each carrying two votes. SCCA President/CEO Mike Cobb will be making his “DEBut” this year, carrying one vote. Any decision that comes to a vote will require four (4) votes to pass. Whenever DEB Cobb casts a vote, “DEButante” India Munroe will step in to cast two (2) votes in order to maintain the balance of chaos on the DEB. “DEBby” scrutineers will be on site for the event to keep everything on the up and up. It's worth noting, scales have been pre-tipped for maximum fairness.

For those wishing to shout their concerns into the void, there will be a DEB Town Hall during the Welcome Party preceding the SCCA Pinewood Derby.

Registration is now open for the 2019 Sports Car Club of America® National Convention that will officially commence the Club’s yearlong celebration of its 75th Diamond Anniversary!  This year’s Convention -- themed “Celebrating Our Legacy, Building Our Future” -- takes place January 17-19 again at South Point Hotel and Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. As always, the National Convention will consist of engaging and educational presentations, fun social gatherings, the Club’s Annual Meeting, and the SCCA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet. More information on ways to attend the National Convention can be found at

A block of rooms at South Point Hotel and Casino have been set aside for SCCA National Convention attendees. Guests can book a stay by contacting the hotel’s reservations department directly at 866-791-7626 or visit the hotel’s reservation webpage. In order to obtain the special group rate, guests need to identify themselves as attendees of the SCCA National Convention or supply the group code SCC2019, which will entitle a rate of $75.00/night midweek and $120.00/night during the weekend with no resort fee.  However, some additional fees and taxes may apply.

The block of rooms for convention attendees will be held until December 25, 2018. So, don’t delay in making reservations.  The hotel requires a first night’s deposit of room and tax, per room, to guarantee individual reservations, and a credit card will be charged for the first night’s room and tax.  Guaranteed reservations will be held until 6:00 a.m. the following date.