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), 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, Greg Ginsberg and Bob Steele. 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, O’Gorman, Hollis and MacLeod while Wagner provides coverage from pit lane. For the 10th 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) and 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) and 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) and Formula 1000 (FB)
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/.