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
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.