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Sports Car Driving Association Becomes CERTIFIED

September 10, 2019

The Sports Car Driving Association (SCDA) has achieved Level 2 certification in the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) instructor training initiative, CERTIFIED. The organization hosts performance driving events at race tracks throughout the Northeast, including Watkins Glen International, Virginia International Raceway, and Lime Rock Park. As all SCDA events are non-competitive, both beginners with no track experience and veteran drivers are welcome to participate. 

“The Sports Car Driving Association has a mission to provide high quality performance driving instruction in a safe and controlled environment,” said Elivan Goulart, President of the Sports Car Driving Association. “The SCDA’s top priority is to ensure the safety of every instructor and driver. The SCDA is partnering with the Motorsport Safety Foundation to promote a safer learning environment.”

The CERTIFIED program was established to improve the standards and operations of HPDE schools, instructor training programs and instructors in order to provide a safer and better quality experience for all involved. The nonprofit believes in the importance of all instructors working from the same baseline, and continuing their training at an Instructor Training School (ITS) that offers a curriculum that covers, at a minimum, the standards outlined by the Motorsport Safety Foundation.

Applying decades of experience and discretion, the Sports Car Driving Association offers a safe, affordable and entertaining environment for drivers to experience the thrill of high performance driving on a closed course. The events provide each skill level its own run group so that participants are able to steadily improve their abilities with drivers who share their level of experience. Following the development of a comprehensive curriculum, the SCDA introduced its first CERTIFIED Level 2 instructor training program at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in July.

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Founded in 1995 by veteran sports car racer and driving instructor William Prout, the Sports Car Driving Association (SCDA) provides driving enthusiasts with the opportunity to experience high performance driving in a safe and controlled environment. SCDA events are strictly driver educational events, and are non-competitive. The organization welcomes everyone from novices with no track experience to seasoned track drivers. Prior to the founding of the SCDA, drivers had few ways to experience driving on a race track but to compete in a wheel-to-wheel environment. Today, owners of high performance cars who want to experience their capabilities and develop their driving skills recognize the SCDA as the best way to make their dreams a reality. Learn more at

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The Motorsport Safety Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving safety standards in motorsport. It is a community where the motorsport industry can come together and have a single voice, a place to share safety concerns and collaborate on research. The charity, founded in honor of late professional racecar driver Sean Edwards, continuously works to amend those issues that can prevent another driver, crew member, marshal or even fan from serious injury or death. Visit for more information.

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