Runoffs Report for Friday, September 17, 2021

Well friends, the time is upon us.  This will be your final, official Runoffs Report this year, because this time next week, registration and paddock load-in will be underway.  The SCCA National Office Road Racing Team will be on the road to Indy next Tuesday, September 21.  Our response time will be delayed starting then, so if you need anything please try to get that to us before next Tuesday.  Let’s get on with your weekly update on Runoffs news and information. Have a great weekend!


Things to Know

  • The F&C landline audio will be rebroadcast on frequency 464.5000.  This is an analog, receive only frequency. 
  • We have one trackside garage, a handful of gasoline alley garages and paved 25’x40’ Main Paddock space available. If you are interested in changing your paddock assignment, please email
  • If you are staying on property, there will be shower trailer located in the infield under the north end of the main Tower Terrace grandstands as well as in the North 40 camping area.
  • SCCA Gear will be located in the North Chalet on Pagoda Plaza. Be sure to redeem the coupon included in your registration bag for your commemorative event item with them during the event.
  • Track walks are planned for Sunday, Sept. 26 and Monday, Sept. 27 starting at approximately 6:00 pm after the track goes cold and pending any repairs and clean-up. Please gather at the Gasoline Alley entrance to enter the track.  On Monday, Sept. 27 we are planning a group shot on the yard of bricks before we begin the track walk, so don’t miss that! 
  • If you are paddocking or camping in the North 40, Gate 10 will be open from 6 am – 6 pm. If you are leaving the facility or returning outside of those hours, please use Gate 9A during the hours of 6 pm – 6 am. 
  • Kiss the Bricks is returning for our National Champions! Class National Champions will have a special photo opportunity on the front-straight yard of bricks with their team. Information will be provided by Tech Staff.   
  • Traffic Flow – To keep things moving in the paddock, there are some specific traffic flow areas utilizing ONE WAY specifically track exit traffic through Gasoline Alley and around the transporter lot, to/from Grid. Please review the traffic pattern map so you are prepared.


Race Director Video Driver’s Meeting

In lieu of a printed Race Director Driver’s Meeting Letter, we will be producing a video driver’s meeting which you can view on-demand.   The link to the video will be sent separately next week, so please watch your email and if you haven’t signed up for the event text messages please be sure to do that, too.


Package Pick-Up

Package pick-up will be located in East Accessory Building Room E-5.  This is located next to the fuel pumps across from the tech garages in Gasoline Alley Building C. 


Dates of Operation: September 24 – October 3, 2021

Hours: 10 am – 2 pm, daily


Paddock Parking & Shuttle

With nearly 900 driver entries, workers and guests the infield paddock will be very full and street car parking is limited. Each driver will receive ONE (1) infield parking pass (labeled Paddock/Lot 7) at SCCA Registration.  If you can fit your street vehicle in your assigned paddock space, please do so.  If you can’t, there will be a gravel lot in the Main Paddock area located north of the Rubber Row (tire companies) that can be used with your infield paddock pass.  If that lot is full, you will need to park in Lot 7 on the North side of the Speedway, enter Gate 10 off of 30th Street.  If you or any of your crew needs additional parking passes, you may request Lot 7 ONLY parking passes from SCCA Registration.  There will be a free event shuttle that will stop at Lot 7 and various points within the infield.  The shuttle will run from September 25 – October 3 during the following hours:


Shuttle Hours of Operation:

Sept 25 -26 (Test Days): 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sept 27 (Test Day): 6:30 am – 9:30 pm

Sept 28 – 29: 6:30 am – 8:30 pm

Sept 30: 6:30 am – 9:30 pm

Oct 1-2: 6:30 am – 8:30 pm

Oct 3: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm


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.

A Crown Jewel of Motorsports History

It would be crazy for motorsports fans and competitors to spend multiple days at IMS and not visit a true crown jewel in motorsports history — the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. The staff is ready and willing to welcome all of you to one of the world’s premier motorsports collections. Find more information, including hours of operation in this article. Hot tip: If you visit on September 27 or 28, you'll get a $5 discount!

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.


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.  The HST/Runoffs program meetings will be an open forum to share ideas and discuss general topics related to the Hoosier Super Tour and the Runoffs.  To help the committees prepare, please submit your topics and questions in advance using the online topic form

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.