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SCCA Announces Future Runoffs Class Criteria
May 16, 2018
The newly announced criteria will provide each Runoffs-eligible class an opportunity to guarantee its invitation based on its respective entry total over the previous two seasons.
SCCA Announces Future Runoffs Class Criteria

Planning for the potential expansion of Runoffs-eligible classes in the Summit Racing Equipment SCCA Road Racing program, Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Board of Directors approved a process by which classes would be selected for future National Championship Runoffs events. The new process will provide each class an opportunity to guarantee its invitation based on its respective entry total over the previous two seasons.

Beginning in 2019, any Runoffs-eligible class averaging four cars per event over the two previous US Majors Tour and Runoffs seasons will automatically be invited to the Runoffs. Additional classes will be added as venue space and event format allow.

Eric Prill, SCCA Vice President and COO, said this new method provides a clear, understandable and transparent process for participants to have control over their class destiny, should the number of classes and run groups need to be limited at future Runoffs.

SCCA has developed a tracking system to follow the progress of each class over the two-season period. For the 2019 Runoffs at VIR, the 2017-2018 seasons will determine which classes are guaranteed positions at the Runoffs.

The 2019 Runoffs participation tracker can be viewed online at crbscca.com/public/runoffs/runoffsTracking.php and will be updated following each Majors and Runoffs event. SCCA will announce the full list of classes for the Runoffs no later than January 1 of that year.

Unlike previous participation-based criteria utilized, the new system does not automatically put a class in a probationary status or exclude it from the Runoffs if it does not meet the number. Additionally, it does not define a finite number of classes eligible for the Runoffs, but allows organizers to determine what it can accommodate through class groupings.