The next milestone on the road to Indianapolis occurs Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. CDT, when driver and worker registration opens for the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®. The 54th Runoffs runs Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Here are some key items to know, going into event registration:
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 year's Runoffs. Registration will be handled online this year through MotorsportReg.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 MotorsportReg.com starting July 19. On July 26, drivers may register for additional Test Days depending upon availability. Test day schedule and supplemental regulations are available from the Runoffs event page menu.
Drivers from last year's Runoffs who are competing this year may at the time of registration select their 2016 car number in the same class for this year's event. Eligible competitors must register no later than 9 a.m. CDT July 26 to secure their previous year'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 "1" is reserved for the defending National Champion in each class.
Paddock Parking Reservations
Please note that single-car space paddock reservations will NOT begin July 19. We WILL ask what you intend to do parking-wise during Registration (single-car space, multi-car/team/prep shop space, manufacturer space, garage, etc.) to assist in the process. Prep shops and multi-car teams who have not yet submitted their paddock requests should do so before July 31 at www.msreg.com/prepshop. Drivers must be registered for the event, and note the prep shop/team or manufacturer they will park with during that process before a paddock space will be assigned. 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.
If you are interested in a single car space (35'-55' in length) outside of the designated manufacturer areas, online parking reservations will open August 8 for those spaces through MotorsportReg.com. All unassigned garages will also be available through the online parking reservation system. For single-car paddock spaces, 35 and 40 feet in length, you will be permitted to keep your tow vehicle in your paddock as long as everything fits within the assigned space. This is an alteration from the previously-announced process.
Due to the overwhelming demand for GP garages, we will assign those based on most efficient use of space, starting with the most number of cars per garage and work back. If all requests are unable to be fulfilled, those requests with the fewest number of cars per bay will be assigned by random lottery draw. This method supports the goal of accommodating as many Runoffs competitors in the infield as possible.
Parking area maps are posted to the event page.
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.
We are still working with the Speedway to finalize reserved camping on the facility grounds, including final locations, amenities and pricing. We will notify all registered participants when this information becomes available and post it to the event page. We apologize for the delay!