TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 15, 2018) – It’s what many believe to be one of the greatest annual racing events in North America: The Sports Car Club of America® National Championship Runoffs®. Again this year, fans of motorsport can follow all the action live, for free, online at SCCA.com/live as nearly 500 SCCA® racers battle it out at Sonoma Raceway Oct. 16-21 to decide who is the best across 28 different car classes.
Audio-only coverage of Runoffs qualifying will start at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 17 at SCCA.com/live. Providing the commentary are longtime Runoffs pit reporter Heyward Wagner, Tom O’Gorman (pro driver), Gregg Ginsberg (Super Tour Radio), Andy Hollis and Larry MacLeod (SCCA Solo Nationals announcers) along with occasional special guests. Audio coverage of the final day of qualifying, where Tire Rack Pole Award winners are decided, will continue at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, Oct. 18 with commentary provided by the Super Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tire broadcast team consisting of Mike Wolfe, Bob Steele and Ginsberg. Along with the audio feed, SCCA.com/live will have live timing and scoring for each qualifying group.
Live, online video coverage of Runoffs races, presented by Mazda, will occur Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21 at SCCA.com/live with Greg Creamer again anchoring the broadcast joined by Ryan Myrehn (SportsCar365 writer), O’Gorman, Hollis and MacLeod while Wagner provides coverage from pit lane. For the tenth year in a row, video coverage will be handled by Apex Broadcast. An audio race call will also be supplied by the Super Tour Radio broadcast team all three days. Live timing and scoring will also be available at SCCA.com/live for each National Championship race.
Below is the Runoffs race schedule. All listings are Pacific Time and subject to change. Each race is 20 laps or 40 minutes, whichever comes first, on Sonoma Raceway’s 12-turn, 2.52-mile circuit.
Friday, Oct. 19
8:30 a.m.: GT-1 (GT1)
9:35 a.m.: Formula Continental® (FC)
10:40 a.m.: GT-Lite (GTL)
11:45 a.m.: Formula Vee® (FV)
1:30 p.m.: H Production (HP)
2:35 p.m.: Formula Mazda (FM)
3:40 p.m.: American Sedan® (AS)
4:45 p.m.: Formula Enterprises (FE) & Formula Enterprises 2 (FE2)
Saturday, Oct. 20
8:30 a.m.: Super Touring® Under (STU)
9:35 a.m.: Prototype 2 (P2)
10:40 a.m.: GT-2 (GT2)
11:45 a.m.: Formula F (FF) & Formula 500 (F5)
1:30 p.m.: Spec Miata (SM)
2:35 p.m.: Touring 1 (T1)
3:40 p.m.: F Production (FP)
4:45 p.m.: Touring 4 (T4) & B-Spec (BS)
Sunday, Oct. 21
8:30 a.m.: Touring 3 (T3)
9:35 a.m.: E Production (EP)
10:40 a.m.: Prototype 1 (P1)
11:45 a.m.: Super Touring® Lite (STL)
1:30 p.m.: Spec Racer Ford Gen3 (SRF3)
2:35 p.m.: Touring 2 (T2)
3:40 p.m.: GT-3 (GT3)
4:45 p.m.: Formula Atlantic® (FA) & Formula 1000 (FB)
The SCCA National Championship Runoffs has evolved into what is now commonly agreed to be the pinnacle of American motorsports. Since 1964, the SCCA has crowned Road Racing’s National Champions at the winner-take-all, single race Runoffs format through dozens of separate races over three days. As host of the 55th Runoffs, Sonoma Raceway becomes only the third California track to host SCCA’s National Championship, joining Riverside International Raceway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Spectator tickets for the 2018 Runoffs are on sale now at http://www.sonomaraceway.com/events/scca-national-championship-runoffs/.
The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both Club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA’s activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.