Changes to 2017 Runoffs Qualification Path

November 15th, 2016 by Sherry Grantz

Topeka, Kan. (Nov. 14, 2016) — The SCCA Board of Directors has decided to

simplify the qualification path for the 2017 SCCA National Championship

Runoffs taking place in September at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 

After receiving feedback from the membership, the BoD has opted to remove

“points” criteria for Runoffs qualification as pertaining to the U.S. Majors

Tour.  Instead, racers must simply compete in three U.S. Majors Tour

weekends, but also now have the option of substituting two Regional race

weekends for one U.S. Majors Tour event.  John Walsh, Chairman of the SCCA

BoD, also said that each Hoosier Racing Tire Super Tour weekend still counts

as one U.S. Majors Tour weekend.

 

“The Board felt it necessary to make it easier to understand what is

required to receive an invitation to the Runoffs,” Walsh said.  “By making

expectations simple and clear, competitors will know from the very beginning

of the racing season what it takes to get to Club Racing’s premier

championship event, the SCCA Runoffs, starting in 2017 at Indianapolis Motor

Speedway.”

 

The Divisional Championship path to the Runoffs remains unchanged, as well

as the policy welcoming defending Runoffs winners.  It should be noted that

while the road to the Runoffs has been simplified, firm qualifying rules

will be in effect stipulating drivers be within a percentage of a class pole

time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next year.

 

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