The Oct. 3-11 SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® at Road America creeps ever closer. And while the Sports Car Club of America® Road Racing season seems to have only just restarted, it’s now time for Runoffs competitors and volunteers to register for the 57th running of this annual championship event.
Wednesday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Central Time is when Runoffs Worker and Driver registration opens at MotorsportReg.com. Drivers need not have fulfilled Runoffs qualification criteria at time of registration. But prior to registration, 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.
For competitors, Test Days reservations can be made during the Driver Registration process. A limited number of slots are open each of the Test Days, Oct. 3-5, and available on a first-booked, first-reserved basis. Please note that more information is now available regarding Supplemental Regulations and the recently revised Runoffs Qualifying/Race Schedule at the 2020 Runoffs event webpage.
As for tent camping, workers and drivers can request a camping pass during the registration process by simply checking a box during general registration. Spaces will not be assigned until arrival 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 on reserved RV spaces can be found at https://www.roadamerica.com/camping.
Already in motion is the Prep Shop/Multi-Car Team paddock request process open until July 31 through MotorsportReg.com. Information required during the Prep Shop/Multi-Car Team 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. Paddock assignments for Prep Shop/Multi-Car Teams will begin in early August.
Single-Car paddock space reservations do NOT open until 10 a.m. Central Time, September 1, at MotorsportReg.com. More information about single-car paddock registration with be forthcoming.
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.
Photo Credit: Mark Weber