TOPEKA, Kan. (July 14, 2017) â€“ Itâ€™s what several hundred SCCAÂ® racers have been waiting for: Registration for the highly anticipated 2017 SCCA National Championship RunoffsÂ® will open Wednesday, July 19, at 9 a.m. CDT for this yearâ€™s incredible event Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana.
Drivers need NOT have yet fulfilled Runoffs eligibility requirements to register. However, the various qualification requirements must be met by Sept. 4 to compete at this yearâ€™s Runoffs. Registration will be handled online this year through MotorsportsReg.com. It is strongly urged in advance of registration that drivers verify all information contained within their online MotorsportsReg.com account is correct and up to date. Specifically, review account information to make sure Region of record is correct, membership and license is current, membership numbers are correct and your current vehicle is saved in your account with all details filled out. If problems exist, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also beginning July 19, registration will open for SCCA sanctioned Test Days, September 21-24, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Competitors will be able to register for ONE Test Day through MotorsportsReg.com starting July 19. On July 26, drivers may register for additional Test Days depending upon availability.
Drivers from last yearâ€™s Runoffs who are competing this year may at the time of registration select their 2016 car number in the same class for this yearâ€™s event. Eligible competitors must register no later than 9 a.m. CDT July 26 to secure their previous yearâ€™s number. All unclaimed 2016 numbers will be released and available after that date. In the case of groups with combined qualifying sessions, if two competitors request the same number, the requested number will be assigned to the first competitor to register. And of course, the number â€œ1â€ is reserved for the defending National Champion in each class.
Please note that paddock space reservation will NOT begin July 19. Space and garage assignment for prep shops, manufacturers and multi-car teams will begin August 1, and August 8 will begin single-car space reservations. Prep shops and multi-car teams who have not yet submitted their paddock requests should do so before July 19 at www.msreg.com/prepshop. Drivers must be registered for the event before a paddock space will be assigned.
There has also been a slight change to the contingency registration process. This year, registration for contingencies will be conducted through MotorsportReg.com. Competitors can simply sign up online for the appropriate contingencies when registration opens July 19. Changes can also be made to contingencies through MotorsportReg.com up to September 10. More information on contingencies can be found at the SCCA Contingency webpage.
The winner-take-all SCCAÂ® National Championship RunoffsÂ® will consist of 19-lap or 40-min. races September 29-October 1 on a 15-turn, 2.592-mile road course at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. National Champions will be crowned in all 28 Runoffs-eligible classes. Each class will have a 20-minute qualifying session each day -- Monday through Thursday -- to set starting grids. Again this year, qualifying sessions for classes will run at a similar time in the day as scheduled races. The fastest time over the four days will earn the Tire Rack Pole award, to be presented during Thursdayâ€™s all-participant party.
The Sports Car Club of AmericaÂ®, 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 SCCAâ€™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.