RACE: National Runoffs: Pre-event news 2010-08-06

SCCA Runoffs to be Live Online Again in 2010 TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 6, 2010) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today that the 2010 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by Subway will again have all 24 races broadcast live ...

SCCA Runoffs to be Live Online Again in 2010

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 6, 2010) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today that the 2010 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by Subway will again have all 24 races broadcast live world wide, on the Internet through SpeedcastTV.com.

For the second-straight year, anyone with an Internet connection will be able to catch the drama as the best amateur road racers in North America fight for the coveted National Championship in a one race, winner-take-all event that has often been referred to as the "Olympics" of motorsports. After four days of qualifying, some 650 drivers are expected to fight for Championships in 28 different classes at Road America, Sept. 24-26.

"The feedback from the 2009 event coverage was tremendous and we committed to continue the relationship with Speedcast before the year was out," SCCA VP of Marketing & Communications Eric Prill said. "As a collective group, we're taking our experience and putting it toward improving the overall product and its delivery."

The biggest change will be the expansion to two announce crews. Sports car racing fans will recognize the familiar voices of veteran Runoffs announcers Greg Creamer, Dorsey Schroeder, Jim Tretow and John Bisignano throughout the broadcast. Current Runoffs racer Bart Wolf joins as the fifth member of the broadcast team and will work the booth as an analyst alongside Creamer.

"We're thrilled to have such experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining personalities to call the Runoffs action," Prill said. "Last year, we put a lot of pressure on one announce team to do all 24 races. They rose to that challenge, but with two teams, and the experience these gentlemen bring to the program, we know the 2010 broadcast will be a memorable one."

From a technical standpoint, the broadcasts will move to the Adobe0x00ae Flash0x00ae format, making it easier than ever for fans to view the action, be it on a PC or Macintosh operating system.

"I'm thrilled to offer the SCCA Runoffs on SpeedcastTV for the second year in a row," Speedcast Productions President Clark Cambern said. "The Runoffs live webcast was our most popular show in 2009, and we've been working hard with our partners at the SCCA to ensure that this year's coverage is even better."

As was the case in 2009, all 24 races will be aired live through SpeedcastTV.com beginning Friday, Sept. 24 and concluding Saturday, Sept. 26. In the weeks following the live broadcasts, each race will be posted to the Speedcast site for free On Demand viewing. Finally, a full DVD set of the races will again be available later in the year.

The 2009 SCCA National Championship Runoffs races are still available at www.speedcasttv.com/scca. That same page will go live with the 2010 event Friday, Sept. 24 at 8:15 a.m. (Central).

-source: scca

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Series SCCA
Drivers Dorsey Schroeder , Bart Wolf , John Bisignano