RACE: Road America news 2010-09-20

Runoffs Return to Road America ELKHART LAKE, WI. (September 20, 2010) - Road racing champions will be decided this week at Road America as drivers from around the country participate in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs® Presented by...

Runoffs Return to Road America

ELKHART LAKE, WI. (September 20, 2010) - Road racing champions will be decided this week at Road America as drivers from around the country participate in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs® Presented by Subway, September 23-26, 2010. The event determines the best drivers of the season within each of the 29 classes of competition. The number of classes draws over 600 entries, making the Runoffs the largest annual amateur road-racing event in the world.

The paddock is loaded with a huge variety of makes and models including American muscle Corvettes and Mustangs; Indy-style, open-wheel formula cars; historic Triumphs and Austin Healeys; and Toyotas, Mazdas and BMWs straight off the showroom floor. Each race is 13 laps or 40 minutes, whichever elapses first. A lap around Road America is 4.048 miles and offers 14 turns, 3 high-speed straights and 170' of elevation changes. For many of the competitors, it's an opportunity to earn a championship where their racing heroes did the same.

Road America, which marks its 55th anniversary this year, shares a long history with the SCCA. The track held its first event, the SCCA National, on September 10-11, 1955. Today, the 14-turn, 4.048-mile track holds its original configuration and continues to challenge the world's best two- and four-wheel racers.

Tickets will be available Thursday through Sunday at the main gate. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. daily and races run rain or shine. Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Parking, paddock access and grandstand seating are also free with ticket purchase. Special ticket promotions are detailed on-line. For more information visit www.roadamerica.com or call 800/365-7223. For more information about the SCCA and the National Championship Runoffs, please visit www.scca.com/Runoffs.

-source: road america

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