SCCA Confirms 28 Classes for 2019 Runoffs
TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 5, 2018) -- Sports Car Club of America confirmed no changes to the eligible classes for its 2019 SCCA® National Championship Runoffs®, scheduled for Oct. 8-13 at VIRginia International 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 (Invited Classes), "The Road Racing department, in consultation with the Club Racing Board, will determine and announce by January 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," SCCA Director of Road Racing Deanna Flanagan said. "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 2018 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 they 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.