RACE: National Runoffs news 2009-08-27

Runoffs Has Plenty to Offer Rookies and Veterans in 2009 TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 28, 2009) -- The SCCA National Championship Runoffs are known, not only for great racing, but for an overall great time. The event's debut at Road America promises to be...

Runoffs Has Plenty to Offer Rookies and Veterans in 2009

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 28, 2009) -- The SCCA National Championship Runoffs are known, not only for great racing, but for an overall great time. The event's debut at Road America promises to be no different, with plenty of activities planned to welcome all members.

The Runoffs Rookie Program continues in 2009 with two sessions planned over the course of testing. The program is designed to give new drivers an idea of what to expect at the event, both on and off the track. Two time slots are available, each being composed of a 30-minute classroom session, followed by 45 minutes to an hour of on-track time with a mentor. The program is open to any driver coming to the Runoffs for the first time this year and each driver may choose from a late afternoon session on Saturday, Sept 19, or a late morning session on Monday, Sept. 21. Interested participants should contact Jim Dentici at dentici@aol.com or (414) 333-6776.

To cap off a week of testing, SCCA members can take in the 2009 Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Finale. The series will hold two practice sessions on Saturday, Sept. 19, with qualifying scheduled for 8 a.m. (CDT) on Sunday, Sept. 20 and the race shortly thereafter, at 1 p.m.

Before 2009 Runoffs officially begins with qualifying on Tuesday, Sept. 22, all members are invited to the Oktoberfest Welcome Party on Monday evening, hosted by the Milwaukee Region. The party will be held on the lawn of the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. Food, beverages and entertainment will all be readily available.

For a full schedule of events and information about the 2009 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, visit www.scca.com/runoffs.

SCCA National Championship Runoffs

The SCCA National Championship Runoffs, The Pinnacle of American Motorsports, will crown Sports Car Club of America's Club Racing National Champions for the 46th-consecutive year in 2009. The best amateur drivers from across North America convene on Road America's historic four-mile road course for the first time this year in what is considered the "Olympics" of motorsports. This year's event begins with three days of qualifying, Sept. 22-24, and concludes with three days of racing, Sept. 25-27.

-credit: scca

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