(Editor's note - Since this announcement was made, the dates of the Runoffs have been moved up a week to September 21-27. See the official schedule announcement here.)
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 21, 2014) – The Sports Car Club of America officially announced today that the 2015 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® at Daytona International Speedway will take place September 21 – 27. The 52nd running of the event will be preceded by official test days, hosted by the Central Florida Region, September 18-20, 2015.
The Runoffs returns to the 12-turn, 3.56-mile infield road course for the first time since 1969, as part of an annual rotation of venues that includes the 2014 event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, October 6 – 12. The SCCA is no stranger to Daytona International Speedway, however, as the Central Florida Region annually draws hundreds of drivers to regular season events at the track. Club workers also staff the flagging and communications stations at pro events on the road course, including the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The locations for the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Daytona International Speedway, and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (in 2016) events were announced in July, 2013.
“While we’re looking forward to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in October, we’re also busy working on the information for Daytona in 2015,” Lisa Noble, SCCA President/CEO, said. “The Runoffs return to the ‘World Center of Racing’ for the first time in more than 45 years had already created buzz amongst our membership, and everyone is excited to add our part to the lore and history of Daytona.”
The SCCA National Championship Runoffs has crowned Club Racing National Champions in a winner-take-all, single race format since 1964. Through 24 separate races over three days, the 2014 edition will crown champions in 27 classes in the pinnacle event of amateur racing.
“Though the SCCA Runoffs represents the best in amateur racing, it’s a professionally-run event, and we welcome the SCCA competitors, volunteers and staff to Daytona next fall,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said.
Preceding the event, the Central Florida Region SCCA will host test days from September 18 – 20. Unlike past Runoffs events, parking, registration, and pre-event tech inspections will be good from test days through the length of the event. Test day registration will be available as an option when registering for the Runoffs.
The 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca includes an optional test day on Monday, October 6, followed by a qualifying session for each of the 27 classes each day from Tuesday, October 7 through Thursday, October 9. Friday, Saturday and Sunday feature the National Championship Runoffs races, broadcast live on SpeedcastTV.com.
Founded in 1944, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 60,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both amateur and professional levels. It annually sanctions more than 2,000 events through its 115 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events and series for the Club include the SafeRacer SCCA Club Racing program, which includes the U.S. Majors Tour and BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour; the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs® at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; the Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships and ProSolo Championship at Lincoln, Neb.; the annual SCCA National Convention and Hall of Fame Induction and MSX – North American Motorsports Expo.