Runoffs Report for Friday, September 10, 2021

OMG!  It’s almost here! In two short weeks, our SCCA family will start to gather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   Here’s your weekly update on Runoffs news and information. Have a great weekend!

Be Prepared

Here are a few tips to help your Indy Runoffs arrival goes smooth…

  • Have a current SCCA membership and competition license.
  • Know the rules – There are unique rules and procedures at the Runoffs so review the Supplemental Regulations before you arrive.
  • Make sure your profile on is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Make sure your car has all of the required decals, like the SCCA Summit Road Racing decal, weight, restrictor size, class designation and a clean, contrasting number.
  • Cars will need to be pushed on and off the scales, so have a helper to push.
  • If you need a new logbook issued or an annual inspection, try to get that completed before you arrive.



Contingency registration will close this Sunday, September 1 at midnight CDT.  If you haven’t already registered or need to modify your selections, log in to the MSR account dashboard, find your event registration and edit.  You may make changes at the event, if necessary, but it will save you time if you do it early.


Monday Night Kick-Off Party with The Indigos

We’re going to rock the Pagoda Plaza Monday night, September 27!  Join us for the kick-off party to celebrate the Runoffs with our SCCA family.  A dinner buffet and drinks will be served beginning at 6:30 pm and will feature fan favorites - fried chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, mac & cheese, corn on the cob and more!  Local band, The Indigos, will take to the stage at 7:30 pm following the track walk.  You won’t want to miss it!


2nd Annual Charity Golf Cart Parade

Back by popular demand, the 2nd annual charity golf cart parade will make its return on Wednesday, September 29 and lead into another favorite, the SCCA Block Party. This year proceeds will benefit Indianapolis’ Riley Children’s Foundation as well as Lemons of Love, an organization that provides care packages to people affected by cancer.  We were blown away with your creativity last year and can’t wait to see you take it up a notch!  The parade will step-off from grid at approximately 6:30 pm.  We will make a pass by victory circle where our expert cart announcers will make the parade call.  We will then make our way around the paddock ending up at a block party stop.  So it’s time to start planning, get out those arts and crafts supplies and let those creative juices flow!  Your goal is to raise money for your cart.  Drivers, workers, crews, friends and family will “vote” with their dollars and the cart that raises the most money will be crowned the 2021 National Golf Cart Champion and win a major award!  Teams can register early online at  Once you arrive at the track, swing by the SCCA Staff Office on the Pagoda Plaza to pick up your cart number.

SCCA Member Advantage
The Runoffs can be hot, or cold, or wet, or all three – we all know this. As an SCCA member perk, it is possible to bypass all of that and watch the Runoffs in a 71-degree room with a view.

The SCCA Member Advantage includes a space in the SCCA suite overlooking pit lane and the start/finish line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Inside, members will have televisions showing the race broadcast, complimentary non-alcoholic drinks including water, tea and soda, mid-morning and afternoon snacks, and, just maybe, some special swag. While alcoholic beverages aren’t available inside, the bar next to the nearby concession stand will be open during race days.

Tickets for the Member Advantage suite are limited and being sold on-site. Wristbands will be sold to only 80 members per day and are available for $50 for all three race days, and $25 for each individual race day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Purchases can be made at Driver Information on-site at IMS, and proof of valid membership is required.

Did you know? Hagerty is back for another year as the official sponsor of Runoffs Race Days! Hagerty's looking forward to joining us at IMS this year, and — bonus — they can provide affordable Guaranteed Value coverage for your race car, trailer, parts and tools. Travel confidently knowing that you're covered, including in the paddock, in transit to or from the track, in storage, or at your race prep shop. Log into your SCCA Member Benefits page and click on “insurance” to access a member quote link or call Hagerty at 877-922-9701.

Navigating Indy with Racers360

Exclusive for the Runoffs, Racers360 is offering a special coaching package for the week. Their team of professional coaches, which includes two-time IndyCar Champion Josef Newgarden, will reveal how to get around the circuit quick! The coaching, however, doesn’t end there. The package also includes two individualized, same-day online coaching sessions during the Runoffs week. Simply upload your onboard video and data to a Racers360 coach during the day, and that night you’ll receive a personalized deep-dive instruction session breaking down your film and offering pointers. All of this for just $299!


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View the virtual track walk with Racers360.


Program & Category Meetings

Program and category meetings will be held throughout each qualifying day.  Please check the schedule for times.  Meetings will be held in the North Chalet on Pagoda Plaza.  To help the committees prepare, please submit your topics and questions in advance using the online topic form


Grass Paddock Spaces

In case you missed it last week, we currently have a surplus of unassigned spaces in the North and Main Grass paddocks.  To best utilize the available space, and in recognition of drivers being prepared to disconnect their RVs from the paddock area, drivers may put in a request to reserve one of these spaces to park their RV/Camper during the event.  We have established the following policy for a paddock camping space “lottery”:

  1. The “lottery” is available to entered drivers.
  2. To enter the “lottery,” drivers must log in to their account, edit their Runoffs entry, select the “Paddock Camping Lottery” checkbox (located at the top of the registration form), provide the length of your RV and save the changes. Please make sure that you don’t accidentally un-check something, like a test day!
  3. Drivers must register for the “lottery” by Sept. 12.
  4. Any unreserved grass paddock space available on Monday, September 13 will be assigned via random selection of those in the “lottery.” Drivers will be notified via e-mail if they have secured a space. Drivers not securing a space will also be notified by e-mailed.
  5. Standard paddock space fees will apply and be added to your MSR entry.
  6. SCCA cannot guarantee the location of the paddock camping space, other than being in the North or Main Grass.


SCCA Women on Track
Hey ladies!  You’re officially invited to the inaugural SCCA Women on Track Runoffs Social Hour on Tuesday, September 28 after track activities have concluded.  This ladies-only event is designed to bring those attending the Runoffs together, whether you are racing, volunteering, crewing or supporting. 

Ladies, or gent who are commenting on behalf of their ladies, please take a moment to answer a few questions to help us prepare:


Want to know more about SCCA Women on Track? Check them out here!

If you have any questions, please reach out to the planning committee.


Sign Up for Mobile Alerts
Stay connected and informed at the event!  Opt-in to text alerts for your class.

For general event information, text RUNOFFS to the number 21000.

For worker or driver class information, choose one of the groups below and text
RUNOFFS-{Group Name} to the number 21000.  Group names are not case-sensitive.  Reply STOP at any time to opt-out.

For example, Runoffs-worker to 21000 or Runoffs-SRF3 to 21000.


  • Worker 
    · Flag 
    · AS 
    · Bspec 
    · EP 
    · F500 
    · FA 
    · FC 
    · FE2 
    · FF 
    · FX 
    · FP 
    · FV 
    · GT1 
    · GT2 
    · GT3 
    · GTL 
    · HP 
    · P1 
    · P2 
    · SM 
    · SRF3 
    · STL 
    · STU 
    · T1 
    · T2 
    · T3 
    · T4

For the mobile alert text information document, click here.

Supported Carriers: AT&T, Metro PCS, nTelos, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, Virgin Mobile, Verizon Wireless, T Mobile

News and Info

You can find all kinds of event information on the Runoffs event page,  Check it out!

Gear Up! 
Don’t forget to order your SCCA Runoffs gear from the SCCAGear Store.