TOPEKA, Kan. (July 16, 2019) -- Driver and worker online registration will open at 10 a.m. Central on Wednesday, July 17, for the 2019 SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® taking place Oct. 8-13 at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Virginia. Below are a couple items of which people should be aware.
Competitors are advised to first log into their MotorsportReg account to make sure SCCA member numbers, license expiration date and vehicle profile information are all up to date in the system. This will save time and reduce frustration during the actual registration process.
Drivers will be able to sign up for four Test Days -- taking place Friday, Oct. 4 through Monday, Oct. 7 -- during event registration. If a test day group is sold out, competitors can be added to a waitlist by emailing email@example.com and should include their name, contact phone number, SCCA membership number, class and test day date preference. Also during registration, drivers can sign up for Official SCCA Runoffs Coaching Oct 4-7 at VIR with Speed Secrets’ Ross Bentley, IMSA driver Tom Long, and the VIR-based Kaizen Autosport coaching team. Learn more at https://www.scca.com/pages/2019-runoffs-test-day-coaching-services.
While the single-car paddock online reservation process does NOT begin until Wednesday, August 21 at 12 p.m. CDT, competitors will be asked during Runoffs registration to declare their paddock intention (Single-Car space, Prep Shop, Multi-Car Team or Manufacturer if offered). There will not be manufacturer tents this year, but space has been designated for Honda, Mazda and Toyota drivers. Space will be limited, but attempts will be made to accommodate as many requests as possible. Those who plan to paddock with a Prep Shop or Multi-Car Team should be sure to list the team name during registration.
A limited number of free worker/competitor tent or RV camping spots at VIR are available on a first registered, first reserved basis. Individuals will need either a General Camping Pass or Reserved RV Pass, either of which should be requested during the Runoffs registration process. As has been the case the last several years, participants may also camp within their paddock space at no additional charge. More information is contained within the Participant Camping document found at the VIR Runoffs event page. Those seeking information about hotel accommodations should visit https://www.scca.com/pages/vir-hotels.
Runoffs contingency registration is again included in driver registration through MotorsportReg.com. Competitors can simply sign up online for appropriate contingencies beginning July 17 when Runoffs registration opens. Changes can be made up to September 22 through MotorsportReg.com. After that, drivers will only be able to adjust contingency selections at VIR at the Contingency Services table. A brief rundown of Runoffs contingencies for 2019 can be reviewed at https://www.scca.com/pages/main-contingency.
The 56th running of SCCA’s Runoffs will again crown national champions in 28 separate classes over three days of racing. This will be the first time the Runoffs has visited VIR and conducted the National Championship on the 18-turn, 3.27-mile circuit found along the border of Virginia and North Carolina.
Recognized as one of Car and Driver magazine’s top six road courses in the nation, VIR draws thousands of spectators each year for some of the best road racing in the country. Its uphill Esses and sharp elevation changes not only make it a fan and driver favorite, but VIR has also received international acclaim and rave reviews as one of the most exciting road courses in all of motorsports.
The first official event conducted at VIR during the 1950s was an SCCA race that attracted stars like Carroll Shelby, Carl Haas, Bob Holbert and Augie Pabst. The track became a fixture in SCCA racing and a favorite among racers due to its high-speed straights, challenging turns and dramatic elevation changes.
While racing is the heart of VIR, the expansive 1,300-acre property is so much more. America’s first true “motorsport resort,” it’s an entire vacation destination with a number of onsite hotel and lodging options. Within the property’s rolling hills and miles of lush forest, guests can enjoy unique amenities such as the exclusive Driver’s Club, dining options, spa, karting, skid pad, and even shooting sports. Located near Danville and South Boston, Virginia, the circuit is within 45 minutes of 1,500 hotel rooms and 100 restaurants. Contact VIR at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (434) 822-7700 x101 for lodging assistance.
The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944 and currently celebrating its 75th Diamond Anniversary, 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: Hagerty, the Official Insurance Partner of SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA.