TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 28, 2006) – Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today that the Board of Directors has formalized the criteria for determining which 24 classes will make up the 2007 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®.
The top 24 classes based on total participation in 2006 SCCA National Club Racing events will compete at the Runoffs in 2007.
With 25 current SCCA Club Racing classes carrying “National” status, and several more new classes being recently approved, the Board determined previously that 24 separate races was the ideal ceiling due to logistic constraints.
“The most fair and logical way to determine which classes will compete at SCCA’s most visible amateur event road racing event is to pick the most heavily subscribed,” SCCA Director of Club Racing Terry Ozment said. “This process allows the racers to control their destiny and have no concern that a class will be granted a waiver of any kind.”
The number of participants from every Nationally-sanctioned event throughout the “regular” season leading up to the Runoffs will be compiled and, the 24 eligible classes for the next year will be announced at that year’s Runoffs. For instance, the classes that will participate in the 2007 Runoffs will be announced at this year’s event.
Classes that do not make the top 24 will still be eligible for consideration the following year, and will still hold “National” status.
In the event of a tie, the highest single division total will serve to break the tie, followed by the second highest, and so on, if further tie breakers are needed.
SCCA will post the most up-to-date numbers available on its Web site in the Runoffs section.