TOPEKA, Kan. (September 11, 2013) – Officials from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Sports Car Club of America confirmed today the dates of the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®, October 6-12, 2014. The event’s historic return to the west coast was announced in July.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will become the seventh track to host the National Championship event in the Runoffs’ 50-year history, and marks the return of the Runoffs to the west coast for the first time since the now-closed Riverside International Raceway in 1968.
“We are pleased to be able to host the SCCA Runoffs next year,” Gill Campbell, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/general manager, said. “Sports car racing is why this facility was developed way back in 1957. It is our passion. It is in our DNA.”
The visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014 is the first stop in a new era of Runoffs competition. The Runoffs will rotate each year beginning in 2014, moving to Daytona International Raceway in 2015 and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2016.
“When we announced the Runoffs would move to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014, the next question we were asked was about the dates,” Jeff Dahnert, SCCA President/CEO, said. “We’ve been working diligently to fit it into both schedules, and now we can begin to make plans for next year. We’re looking forward to being in Monterey in early October for such a historic occasion.”
The 50th SCCA National Championship Runoffs will be held September 16-22, 2013, at Road America.
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.
Founded in 1944, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 60,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both amateur and professional levels. It annually sanctions more than 2,000 events through its 115 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events and series for the Club include the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing Series, which includes the U.S. Majors Tour and BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour; the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs® at Road America; and The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships and ProSolo Championship at Lincoln, Neb. and the annual SCCA National Convention and Hall of Fame Induction. For more information, please visit www.scca.com, like SCCA on Facebook atfacebook.com/sccaofficial, or follow the club on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was established in 1957. The world-renowned raceway has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a not-for-profit 501c(4) corporation. Each race season, SCRAMP donates its net proceeds to the volunteer groups that help put on the races. For more information, please visit www.MazdaRaceway.com, like on Facebook at facebook.com/MazdaRaceway, or follow on Twitter @MazdaRaceway.