SCCA National Championship Runoffs Return to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2016 - Engine Builder Magazine

SCCA National Championship Runoffs Return to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2016

Of the next three venues announced, Mid-Ohio has the most recent Runoffs records and the second most appearances in history. With 12 previous engagements, only Road Atlanta, with 24, has seen the Runoffs more.

Sports Car Club of America has announced the host sites of the next three SCCA National Championship Runoffs, including a 2016 return trip to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first time since 2005. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will host the 2014 event, followed by Daytona International Speedway in 2015 event.

115713SCCAlogoj_00000065825“Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Daytona, and Mid-Ohio are three of the premier race tracks in the country, if not the world,” SCCA President & CEO Jeff Dahnert said. “Each is a true test of our racers and all have unique qualities to help us crown our National Champions. We’re looking forward to our return to Mid-Ohio, where we still carry great memories from our last visit.”

The single-year stop, a break from recent tradition, came from lengthy discussion among the SCCA Board of Directors – as did the trip to the west coast.

“The future of the Runoffs has been a topic of discussion amongst the SCCA Board of Directors and the National Staff for well over a year,” Dahnert said. “We had two goals for the event moving forward – to move the event around the country geographically, and to continue to visit the country’s top tracks. We’ve accomplished both.”

Dates have yet to be confirmed for the 2016 SCCA National Championship Runoffs. The 50th Runoffs will be held September 16-22, 2013, at Road America for the fifth consecutive year.

“It’s great to have the SCCA Runoffs back at Mid-Ohio as amateur racing helped build the history of this track,” Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course President Craig Rust said. “Over the past few years many of our fans have asked about the Runoffs returning so we know they will be excited to welcome them back in 2016.”

In addition to Mid-Ohio from 1994 through 2005, Riverside International Raceway (1964, 1966 and 1968), Daytona International Speedway (1965, 1967, 1969), Road Atlanta (1970-1993), Heartland Park Topeka (2006-2008) and Road America (2009-2013) have previously hosted the Runoffs.

The SCCA National Championship Runoffs has crowned Club Racing National Champions in a winner-take-all single race format since 1964. Through 24 separate races over three days, the 2013 edition will crown champions in 28 Runoffs-eligible classes.

For more information about the SCCA and the Runoffs, visit



You May Also Like

QualCast to Add Seattle Location

QualCast will now have a location in Sumner, WA. The facility is 6,000 square feet and will better serve the company’s Northwest customers.

QualCast, a valvetrain components and cylinder head company, has recently announced it will be adding Melling's Seattle location in Sumner, WA to bolster its selling capabilities. QualCast has served the aftermarket industry for over 25 years with a full line of stock and performance valvetrain components and cylinder heads, and was acquired by Melling earlier in 2024.

UEM Celebrates more than a Century of Piston Manufacturing

United Engine and Machine is celebrating over a century of piston manufacturing with a history of innovation, quality and family values.

Kingdon Drags Joins IHRA

This adds recognition to Kingdon Drags, and the track is proud to fly the IHRA colors.

Mahle Appoints Brent Fletcher Head of North America Aftermarket Regional Sales

Fletcher and his team focus on dialog with customers to position Mahle as a strong partner in aftermarket business.

NASCAR to Launch In-Season Tournament in 2025

The top 32 drivers based on the seeding events will become eligible for the in-season tournament competition.

Other Posts

Ned Walliser Elected WPI Board President

Walliser was elected to a three-year term during the company’s annual shareholders meeting last month.

SCCA Event Schedule Now Available

The Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs are returning to Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI for 2024 and 2025.

Lauri Eberhart Named CEO at Friends of Laguna Seca

Eberhart joins FLS as the group begins assessments of the facility ahead of numerous necessary improvements.

Full Pull’s 2024 Streaming Schedule

The 16-week, 32-session streaming schedule will include commentary, behind-the-scenes content, interviews with class winners, track-side insight, and analysis.