Road racing champions decided this week

ELKHART LAKE – Road racing champions will be decided this week at Road America as drivers from around the country participate in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs Thursday, Sept. 23, through Sunday.

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.

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 Sept. 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 a.m. daily and races run, rain or shine. Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult. For more information, visit or call 800-365-7223.

For more information about the SCCA and the Runoffs, please visit

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