Welcome to Formula Sidecars, this site is operated by the Sidecar Racers Association-West Inc. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and support of sidecar racing.
The SRA-West is a collection of sidecar racing teams from all over the western United States who race together across the country. The club participates in motorcycle road racing club events in Washington, Utah, California, Nevada, and more.
There are three classes of racing sidecars, though the SRA-West groups all three into a single class for scoring purposes. Each type of machine is unique, though they can all be distilled down as a purpose built frame with a platform for a passenger, using a motorcycle engine for power and handlebars for steering.
The most unique feature has to be the passenger, as no other motorsport gives two people simultaneous control at speeds exceeding 150mph. With the driver controlling throttle, brakes and steering, the passenger is really more like a co-driver, climbing around the machine to keep it balanced and deciding which tires need traction at each moment.
VINTAGE sidecars most resemble a typical shortened and lowered motorcycle. They are most similar to the original cars of 1903, but still employ a platform rather than a seat for the passenger. Original or reproduction parts keep these machines similar in look and function to the 1950's-1970's sidecars they mimic (or sometimes are).