TOPEKA, Kan. – The Sports Car Club of America has confirmed no changes to the eligible classes for the 2019 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, scheduled for Oct. 8-13 at Virginia Int’l Raceway.
The same 28 classes that made up the 2018 Runoffs, held in October at Sonoma Raceway, will compete at the 2019 event.
New regulations announced in May guaranteed places in the preeminent SCCA event for classes reaching a certain level of entries over the past two seasons, with additional classes being included based on venue space and event format.
Per SCCA General Competition rules section 3.7.4.C, the road racing department, in consultation with the Club Racing Board, will determine and announce by Jan. 1 the Runoffs-eligible classes invited to the next Runoffs, consistent with the event format and venue.
“Based on initial surveys, we expect a strong car count for the Runoffs at VIR,” said SCCA Director of Road Racing Deanna Flanagan. “We will plan the event based on the same 28 classes from 2018, with the understanding that grouping classes together for qualifying and races will continue to be necessary.”
The 2019 Runoffs classes are: American Sedan, B-Spec, E Production, Formula 500, Formula 1000, Formula Atlantic, Formula Continental, Formula Enterprises, Formula Enterprises 2, Formula F, Formula Mazda, F Production, Formula Vee, GT-1, GT-2, GT-3, GT-Lite, H Production, Prototype 1, Prototype 2, Spec Miata, Spec Racer Ford 3, Super Touring Lite, Super Touring Under, Touring 1, Touring 2, Touring 3 and Touring 4.
Five classes (Formula 500, Formula 1000, Formula Atlantic, Formula Enterprises 2 and GT-1) will be on probation for the 2019 Runoffs because they were below 10 cars at the 2018 event.
If those classes do not have a minimum of 10 participants at the 2019 event, the class will run as a supplemental race, but no National Champion will be named.