Shout it from the tallest mountains and across the widest expanses: SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® races from VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) will again be broadcast live, online, and for free Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023. Delivered directly to smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, or desktops and laptops, catch all the Runoffs racing action anywhere with internet access as it happens live.
For the 15th-straight year, Apex Broadcast will provide multi-camera coverage of all 25 winner-take-all Hagerty Race Day contests, as well as two bonus Spec MX-5 Challenge season finale races taking place at VIR during the ’23 Runoffs. Action from the 60th Runoffs will be available in real time at scca.com, the SCCA Inc. Facebook page, and the SCCA Official YouTube channel – links for which you’ll find below.
Check the Runoffs schedule to find when your favorite events will occur over the three days, then share some of these provided links with friends, family, sponsors, or potential supporters so they, too, can follow the action as it happens.
Remember: Live video coverage is not only so you can enjoy the Runoffs – it’s also offered as a way for Regions and Club members to share their passion for motorsports and Sports Car Club of America activities.
Fan-Favorite Presenters Return
A four-man team familiar to fans will again anchor the video broadcast, and split duties across three days of Runoffs races. Greg Creamer and John Fippin will share play-by-play responsibilities, and color commentary will be added by Larry “Lefty” MacLeod and Tom O’Gorman. As always, intrepid reporter Heyward Wagner will also add insight from grid and pit lane, as well as capture the emotion from competitors immediately after races.
Creamer’s Runoffs broadcasting experience dates back to 1988, where he called the action over the PA at Road Atlanta. He continued as a Runoffs announcer through all of the Road Atlanta Runoffs days, also emceeing event banquets. His Runoffs announcing shifted to Speedvision and SPEED coverage at Mid-Ohio and Heartland Motorsports Park before announcing for SCCA’s free online streaming coverage of the event. He also often spends time during Runoffs qualifying utilizing his Flagging and Communications license to volunteer trackside. Fippin’s Runoffs experience dates back to the 1990s with public address calls at Mid-Ohio, and his skills are utilized today at various pro racing events.
O’Gorman and MacLeod are SCCA competitors with multiple autocross National Championships between them, and a host of both real-world and virtual road racing experience. O’Gorman is also an IMSA race winner, a champion in Pirelli World Challenge, and has accumulated SCCA Road Racing experience at both the Regional and National level.
For Wagner, this will be his 10th year working with the Runoffs broadcast team. He’ll spend his three days hustling from grid to pit lane to uncover the details that are often key to victory. Like a mail carrier, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom keep Wagner from the swift completion of his rounds.
In addition to the live event coverage, Brian Bielanski and Gregg Ginsberg will return in 2023 with the “Inside the SCCA" podcast, from the Runoffs and presented by Goodyear, providing additional insight prior to the first race of each day, as well as during lunch break.
For those attending the VIR Runoffs in person, audio from the Apex Broadcast production will air live around the circuit via the public address system on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Before racing begins, there are three days of Runoffs qualifying Sept. 26-28 at VIR. That includes Sunoco 260 Tuesday, Hawk “Brake-Through” Performers Wednesday, and Thursday’s crucial Tire Rack Pole Day. An audio-only broadcast will be offered during qualifying with commentary provided by MacLeod and O’Gorman, as well as Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour announcers Bielanski and Ginsberg.
The audio-only qualifying feed will be heard around VIR via the public address system, and can be accessed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Runoffs Live Timing/Scoring webpage alongside current and archived Timing/Scoring data from all on-track sessions.
Photo by Tradd Slayton