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SCCA Runoffs To Remain At Road America Through 2013

2010 SCCA Worker of the Year Awards
Final 31 Champions Crowned at Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals - 2010
SCCA Names Key Events, Adjusts Points Criteria for Super Sweep Award
SCCA Hall of Fame
Contact: , The SCCA has several professional series: SPEED World Challenge the 2006 SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup, plus Formula D (Drift) , and Formula 2000 Championship series.


About SCCA

Founded in 1944, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 45,000 member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 114 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events and series for the Club include the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing Series; the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs® at Road America; and The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships and ProSolo Championship at Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit, on Facebook at or on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.

The club racing program is the road racing division - purpose built race cars racing wheel-to-wheel on either dedicated race tracks or on temporary street circuits. To compete you will need your regional racing license. Cars raced can be either modified production cars (ranging from nearly showroom cars with only additional safety equipment, to heavily modified cars that retain just the basic shape of the original vehicle) or designed-from-scratch "formula" cars.

Most of the participants in the Club Racing program are unpaid amateurs, but some go on to professional racing careers. The club also is the source for race workers in all specialties, without whom racing organization and operation would not be possible.

The annual National Championship for Club Racing is called the "Runoffs" and has been historically held at Riverside International Raceway (1964, 1966, 1968), Daytona International Speedway (1965, 1967, 1969), Road Atlanta (1970-1993) and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (1994-2017). Beginning in 2006 "Runoffs" will move to Heartland Park Topeka. The current SCCA record holder is Jerry Hansen with 27 titles. Hansen is the father of TLC and Spike TV television personality and author Courtney Hansen.

The Solo program[2] is the autocross programme. One car at a time, running a course laid out with traffic cones on a large paved surface, such as a parking lot or airport runway.

Competitions are held at the Regional, Divisional, and National levels. Each Division typically crowns a Divisional Champion in each class, awarded by winning a single event. Similarly, a National Champion in each class is awarded by winning the class at the National Championship (usually referred to as "Nationals") held the second week in September at Forbes Field in Topeka, Kansas. Individual National-level events, called "National Tours", are held throughout the racing season.

The professional autocross series, called ProSolo, runs two cars at a time on mirror-image courses and features a drag racing style "christmas tree" start, complete with reaction times and 60' times. Class winners and other qualifiers (based on time differential against the class winner) then compete in a handicapped elimination round called the "Challenge". Points are awarded both in class competition and in Challenge competition, and an annual champion is crowned each September at the Pro Finale event in Topeka, Kansas

Road Rallies[3] are run on open, public roads. These are not races in the sense of speed (obviously, speed limits are to be obeyed), but of precision and navigation. The object is to drive on time, arriving at checkpoints with the proper amount of elapsed time from the previous checkpoint. Trick is, you don't know where the checkpoints are.

The SCCA ProRally is a national performance Rally series similar to the World Rally Championship. At the end of the 2004 season SCCA dropped ProRally and ClubRally. A new organization, Rally America, picked up both series starting in 2005.

The SCCA is responsible for the start of professional road racing in the U.S. and we’re still the leader. Programs ranging from karting to formula cars, spec cars to custom racing machines make SCCA Pro Racing the most dynamic organization in the professional road racing.

SCCA Pro Racing's history officially dates back more than 35 years with the creation of the United States Road Racing Championship in 1963, the prelude to the Can-Am Challenge, although the concept of SCCA Pro Racing started in the mid-1950s.

Sensing a need to expand from their amateur-only status, a visionary group of SCCA members collected in the early 1960s to stake the SCCA's claim on professional road racing. Not only did SCCA drivers start competing professionally by 1963, but the events were sanctioned and organized by the SCCA. Professional racing within the membership of the SCCA, and around North America, was off and running. Can-Am and the Trans-Am Series.

SCCA Pro Racing delivers, hands down, the most competitive and exciting road racing series' to take to the track. It's your chance to see tomorrow's champions today. It's also time for competitors to step up to the next level where the bottom line becomes get in, go fast, get paid. Nothing else matters.
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SCCA Runoffs To Remain At Road America Through 2013

Sports Car Club of America, Inc., announced today that the SCCA National Championship Runoffs® will remain at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis., through the 2013 event.

The 48th edition of the event, which crowns National Champions in SCCA Club Racing’s 28 National classes, will be held Sept. 19-25, 2011.

The extension to the existing deal, originally a three-year agreement through 2011, assures that the premier event for amateur road racers in North America will remain in Wisconsin through the event’s historic 50th running.

“Feedback from competitors and our members indicated that we should extend our relationship with Road America, but the reality is, assuring that the 50th Runoffs is at a track with an equal amount of history and significance is a natural fit,” SCCA President & CEO Jeff Dahnert said. “The 2013 event will be a historic milestone for both the Runoffs and Road America, and we’re looking forward to sharing it, and the next three Runoffs, with them.”

More than 600 competitors participated in 28 classes at the 2010 National Championship Runoffs, which included four days of qualifying and three days of races. Including the 500 volunteer workers that operate the week-long event, the Runoffs serves as the center of the road racing world during that period.

“We've seen some of our season's finest, most competitive racing action during the Runoffs,” George Bruggenthies, Road America President, said. “The extension through 2013, including the 50th anniversary, is a great compliment to our organization. We will work closely with the SCCA to plan a celebration that fits the incredible spirit and passion behind SCCA Club Racing.”

The SCCA National Championship Runoffs moved to Road America in 2009, following three years of racing at Heartland Park Topeka. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (1994-2017) and Road Atlanta (1970-1993) previously hosted the event that alternated in its early years between Riverside International Raceway (1964, 1966, and 1968) and Daytona International Speedway (1965, 1967, and 1969).

Dahnert noted that the SCCA Board of Directors intends to initiate a selection process for the event’s location following 2013. That process would likely start in 2012.

More information on the SCCA Runoffs is available at

About Road America

Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Its legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit has challenged the world’s best racers for over 55 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers Group Event Programs, the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit or call 800-365-7223.

2010 SCCA Club Racing Worker of the Year Awards

The 2010 SCCA Club Racing Worker of the Year Awards were presented on Thursday, Sept. 23, at Road America, during the 2010 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® presented by Subway.

Every year, the Sports Car Club of America requests nominations from its members for Worker of the Year in their specialty categories. From the pool of nominees, a peer group from each worker specialty selects who they feel has earned Worker of the Year honors. Each of the Worker of the Year award winners will be featured in a 2011 issue of SportsCar Magazine.

“The workers are a key ingredient in our club, and without their contributions we wouldn’t be able to put on our racing events,” Jeff Dahnert, SCCA President and CEO, said. “This is one night of the year where we can stand up and recognize the work that they all put in during the season as volunteers, and single out just a few who have been recognized by their peers.”

This year’s winners include:

Pit and Grid - Joelle Pence (Southern West Virginia Region)
Race Administration - Michelle McColl (Colorado Region)
Registration - Mary Ann Kendall (Blackhawk Valley Region)
Starter - Nancy Pratt (Des Moines Valley Region)
Steward - Barb Knox (Cal Club Region)
Timing and Scoring - Aimee Hubiak and Betsy Banner (Milwaukee Region)

A list of all previous Worker of the Year winners is available at Award winners were recognized at the Worker of the Year party at the 2010 SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Subway at Road America.

SCCA Names races, Adjusts Points Criteria for Super Sweep Award

Sports Car Club of America has selected the nine National races that will serve as qualifiers for the 2010 SCCA Club Racing Super Sweep Award. Additionally, it has been revealed that, while it will continue to serve as a leg of the Super Sweep, the National Championship Runoffs will no longer be counted toward the nationwide point standings.

The SCCA Club Racing Super Sweep Award was created in 2009 and is the most difficult accomplishment a driver can achieve. To win the award, a driver must complete all four tasks in the same class, those tasks being: win one of nine key National races, win a divisional class championship, be named class champion in the nationwide points championship and win the SCCA National Championship Runoffs.

The nine key races for the 2010 race season are as follows:



Jan. 24

Auto Club Speedway (SoPac)

Mar 6

Texas World Speedway (Southwest)*

Mar 20

Thunderhill (NorPac)*

Mar 21

Road Atlanta (Southeast)

May 2

Heartland Park Topeka (Midwest)

May 23

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Great Lakes

June 27

Road America June Sprints (Central)

July 3

High Plains Raceway (Rocky Mountain)*

July 11

Watkins Glen International (Northeast)


* Double race weekend, must win first race

While five of the selected races remain the same as last year, several were moved to reflect events that attracted large car counts, and good competition, in 2009.

The nationwide point structure, which awarded base points per the GCR and a bonus point for each starting car a driver beat, previously included the National Championship Runoffs, which awarded double base points and put no cap on bonus points. To simplify the process, the Runoffs have been removed from the nationwide point standings, thereby ensuring that winning the race will be the sole factor in determining whether a driver has completed the Super Sweep.

“Winning the Super Sweep continues to be a very difficult achievement,” SCCA President and CEO Jeff Dahnert said. “The drivers who can run the table and complete all four requirements of the Super Sweep are truly exceptional.”

Seven drivers earned the SCCA Club Racing Super Sweep Award in its inaugural season: Garry Crook (DSR), Cliff Ebben (GT-1), Joel Lipperini (SSC), Juan Marchand (FM), Mark Mercer (S2000), Mirl Swan (FA) and Michael Varacins (FV). More information on the Super Sweep, including the latest nationwide point standings as they become available, can be found by selecting “National” from the left-hand menu at

SCCA Hall of Fame

Binks, Marge, was actually involved with the San Diego Region years before becoming a member in 1965, serving as the region’s membership chair and Chief Communicator beginning in 1962. A license holder in virtually every specialty throughout the years, Binks served as the grid chief for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Long Beach and Las Vegas and has served as race chairman for over 175 events, including SCCA, Formula 1, IMSA, Champ Car and USAC. A former San Diego Regional Executive, Binks became the Club’s first female Chairman of the Board (1995-1996) during her two-term stint on the Board (1991-1996). She was bestowed with SCCA’s highest honor, the Woolf Barnato Award, in 1999 and has also received the San Diego Worker of the Year award, Wolfgang Krause Achievement Award, Dave Morrell award and Cal Club’s Lifetime Achievement award. The five 2007 inductees will join the two previous classes, including:

2005: Cameron Argetsinger, A. Tracy Bird, John Fitch, Arthur Gervais, Harry Handley, Vern Jaques, Bill Milliken, Sue Roethel, Art Trier and Rob Walker.

2006: John Bornholdt, John Buffum, Mark Donohue, Denise McCluggage and Grant Reynolds.

2007: Marge Binks, Marc Gerstein, Carl Haas, Curtis LeMay and Ted Robertson will join the 15 individuals inducted in 2005 and 2006, during the February 3 enshrinement ceremony that will close the 2007 SCCA National Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
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 The 2010 SCCA Club Racing Worker of the Year Awards were presented on Thursday, Sept. 23, at Road America, during the 2010 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® presented by Subway.

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 SCCA Pro Racing’s Board of Directors announced that it has hired Bob Wildberger to be its next President.Wildberger comes to SCCA Pro Racing after a colorful motorsports career at DaimlerChrysler, which saw him last serve as Senior Manager of Dodge Motorsports before his retirement earlier this year.

“Bob Wildberger brings a great mix of motorsports operations and marketing to SCCA Pro Racing,” SCCA Pro Racing Board Chairman Brian Holtz said. “We’ve been working with Bob as a consultant for the last several months and he is an excellent fit for the company as it moves forward.”

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