This sounds interesting. If you can get enough people to stage adrifting event I don't see a problem with using the SCCA group to help organize it. Dec 6 will not work, however. This is an awards banquet (awards and dinner). There are no plans for a business meeting that night. Our next business meeting will be on the first Monday in February 2009. We can put you on the agenda for that evening. Please keep in mind that a true drifting course is not set up like our autocross courses. This would mean different course set-ups and probably different dates for the events.
Regardless of the event type, each driver has to be a regular SCCA member or pay for a temporary membership. The insurance, sanction fees, and facilities rental gives us a break-even number of about 25 or more entries. The other items to consider with an event that would be run at the same time as an autocross are that the motorcycle training group or others typically use that other lot when we run and we are currently using 90 to 100% of the cones we have now with autocross.
I don't know enough about drifting to help much right now. I will contact our divisional and national SCCA associates to see what I can learn about their rules. We have specific, licensed assignments for our autocross, rally, and club racing activities. Safety Steward licenses are issued after training, but the training and licenses are focused on the individual type of competition. (I have Safety Steward licenses for rally and solo (autocross) events, but I am not licensed to perform those duties at a club racing event). Sanctioning and insurance for events require sign-off by safety stewards along with other requirements. We may get comments on this through the forum, but to be certain we get the official SCCA response, I'll forward the message.
Be prepared for the responses you may receive here. The majority of members on this forum are tied in some way to the current SCCA events. I'm not interested in drifting personally. However, I love cars and performance events and I will work to help you pull this together.
We have done PDX events. One of our members, Bill Walker, was instrumental in starting this in our region. This too works only if we have enough show up to pay for it. - Dave