Indeed, Sports Car Club of America® Road Racing activities have only recently resumed this year. But it’s already time to start looking ahead and planning for the SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® taking place Oct. 3-11 at beautiful Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
The first important date is July 1 as that is when Prep Shop/Multi-Car Team paddock requests can be made, starting at 10 a.m. Central Time, through MotorsportReg.com. Information required during the Runoffs paddock request process includes the name, SCCA member number and car class for each driver competing through a Prep Shop/Multi-Car Team. Also required is the trailer/rig type, width and length of trailer/rig with awning, and total compound footprint. Prep Shop/Multi-Car Team drivers need not have fulfilled Runoffs qualification criteria at this time, and Prep Shop/Multi-Car Teams have until July 31 to submit requests. Paddock assignments for Prep Shop/Multi-Car Teams will begin in early August.
The next very important date is July 15 at 10 a.m. Central Time when Runoffs Worker and Driver Registration opens at MotorsportReg.com. Again, drivers need not have fulfilled Runoffs qualification criteria at this time. But prior to registration opening, competitors are advised to log into their MotorsportReg account to make sure SCCA member numbers, license expiration date and vehicle profile information are all current in the system. This will save time and reduce frustration during the actual registration process.
July 15 is also when Test Day reservations can be made during the Driver Registration process. A limited number of slots are open each Test Day, Oct. 3-5, and available on a first-booked, first-reserved basis.
As for tent camping, Workers and Drivers can request a camping pass by simply checking a box during the general registration process. Spaces will not be assigned until persons arrive on site for the Runoffs. Participants may sleep in their marked paddock area at no charge. Road America also offers reserved RV camping spots with and without electricity as well as cabin rentals. More information can be found on reserved RV spaces at https://www.roadamerica.com/camping.
And finally, 10 a.m. Central Time on September 1 is when the Single-Car paddock registration process opens at MotorsportReg.com.
The National Championship Runoffs, which caps the Summit Racing Equipment SCCA Road Racing program each year, has evolved into what is now commonly agreed to be the pinnacle of American motorsports. Since 1964, SCCA has crowned champions through the winner-take-all, single race Runoffs format conducted over three days. This year, the 57th annual SCCA Runoffs will see winners crowned across 26 different car classes.
Of course, there will be a lot more going on at the 57th Runoffs. Track walk/ride sessions are tentatively planned for late afternoon on Sunday, Oct. 4 and Monday, Oct. 5. Additional information about dinners, Tire Rack Pole Awards, the Worker of the Year presented by Mazda celebration and other activities will be announced at a later date.
For more information on the 57th Runoffs at Road America, visit https://www.scca.com/runoffs.