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Formula SCCA or Formula Enterprises is a class of open wheel race car sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America. A spec racing class, all chassis are produced by SCCA Enterprises in association with Van Diemen and include a sealed Mazda MZR powerplant. The chassis can also be fitted with closed-wheel bodywork and converted into a sportscar to race in C Sports Racer or the L3 class of IMSA Prototype Lites. For the 2012 season, the car was also accepted into the U.S. F2000 National Championship's National Class. According to the manufacturer's website, as of March 2010, 120 of the cars have been sold.

Formula SCCA
Scott Rettich wins 2013 SCCA National Championship Runoffs.jpg
Scott Rettich celebrates his Formula Enterprises victory at the 2013 SCCA National Championship Runoffs
Motor racing formula
CategoryFormula racing
Country or regionUnited States United States
ChampionshipsSCCA Club Racing (2002-present)
Formula SCCA (2004)
IMSA Lites L3 (2007-2009)
SCCA Pro Formula Enterprises (2010-2011)
USF2000 National Class (2012-2013)
Inaugural season2002
Current championsVarious see below

SCCA Enterprises also produces the Spec Racer Ford chassis.


The SCCA Enterprises introduced the formula and sports racer in 2002. The formula car was allowed in the Formula Atlantic club racing class. In 2003 SCCA Pro Racing created Sports Racing Pro Series for the formula (FS) and sports racer (SRP) cars.[1] For the 2004 racing season the class was merged with the U.S. F2000 National Championship. Elivan Goulart won the Formula SCCA championship and Neil Tilbor won the SCCA Sportscar Championship. Due to the lack of entries for the 2005 season the series was canceled.

The sports racer was allowed in the IMSA Lites L3 class for the 2007 season. The first season was a reasonable success with 8 drivers competing of which 4 raced the full season. Richard Spicer won the championship with 7 wins out of 12 races. 2008 and 2009 saw a significant downfall in drivers with resp. 2 and 3 drivers competing. Therefore, the IMSA decided to drop the L3 class for 2010.

In 2010 SCCA Pro Racing launched the SCCA Pro Formula Enterprises together with the SCCA Pro Spec Racer class. The Formula Enterprises class raced with moderate success. At the end of the 2011 season it was announced that it would merge with the U.S. F2000 National Championship National Class. The national class also allowed Formula Continental cars. Sixteen-year-old Norwegian driver Henrik Furuseth took the championship for Cape Motorsports. For 2013 the National class only allowed Formula Enterprises cars.[2] However, National class saw poor car counts and the class was discontinued for 2014, again leaving no professional series using the formula.


Van Diemen DP06 'Formula Enterprises'
Engine 2.3L Mazda MZR
Valvetrain Twin cam, 16 Valves
Torque 170 ft/lbs at 4700rpm
Horsepower 170 hp at 5800rpm
Ignition system electronic fuel ignition
Transmission 5-speed sequential
Suspension Push rod
Chassis tubular steel spaceframe
Tires Hoosier
Weight Formula: 1250 lbs
Sports Racer: 1350 lbs

Notable championsEdit

The Formula SCCA is raced in various SCCA national and regional events in the Formula Enterprises and C Sports Racer class. Below is an overview of the most important races and championships.

Year SCCA National Championship Runoffs SCCA June Sprints Formula SCCA IMSA Lites L3
2004   Elivan Goulart
2005-6 No national class Formula SCCA/Enterprises
2007   Rusty Mitchell   Richard Spicer
2008   Mark Eaton   Mark Eaton   Chris Funk
2009   Nicholas Evans   Scott Rettich SCCA Pro Formula Enterprises   Chris Doyle
2010   Scott Rettich   Scott Rettich   Sean Rayhall
2011   Scott Rettich   Matthew Mair   Scott Rettich
2012   Patrick Gallagher   Patrick Gallagher USF2000 National Class
  Henrik Furuseth
2013   Scott Rettich   Scott Rettich   Scott Rettich
2014   Scott Rettich   Scott Rettich
2015   Scott Rettich   Scott Rettich
2016   Scott Rettich   Scott Rettich
2017   Elliot Finlayson   Dean Oppermann /   Elliot Finlayson
2018 FE:  Mark Snyder
FE2:   Flinn Lazier
FE:  Scott Rettich (both races)
FE2:   Paul Schneider /   Mathias Soler-Obel
2019 FE:  James Libecco
FE2:   Rhett Barkau
FE:  Mark Snyder (both races)
FE2:   Liam Snyder /   Scott Rettich


  1. ^ "SCCA Pro Racing announces Sports Racing Pro Series". Archived from the original on August 11, 2003. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  2. ^ "USF2000 Makes National Class Changes for 2013". Retrieved 5 March 2013.

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