Runoffs Report: Tuesday Midday

Let’s Get Going!
The 56th annual Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs is underway at VIRginia International Raceway. Three days of qualifying began Tuesday morning, after which we’ll have our Tire Rack Pole Award winners. Then starting Friday, the 2019 National Champions will be crowned over three days of racing. Audio-only coverage of Runoffs qualifying starts at 8 a.m. Eastern Time each day at Qualifying commentary will be supplied by longtime Runoffs pit reporter Heyward Wagner, as well as Gregg Ginsberg (Super Tour Radio), Andy Hollis and Larry MacLeod. Audio commentary of the three race days will be supplied by the Super Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tire broadcast team consisting of Mike Wolfe, Bob Steele, Andy Delay, Brian Donati and Ginsberg. Along with the audio feed, will have live timing and scoring for all qualifying and race days. Live, online video coverage of Runoffs races, presented by Mazda, will occur Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13 at with Greg Creamer again anchoring the broadcast joined by Ryan Myrehn (SportsCar365 writer), Tom O’Gorman (pro driver), Hollis and MacLeod while Wagner provides coverage from pit lane.

Get to the Points
This year’s Runoffs again count toward the points total for the Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour. The Hoosier Super Tour consisted of 11 race weekends in 2019 at premier tracks across the United States, including venues such as Sebring International Raceway, Circuit of the Americas, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Road America, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Watkins Glen International. Class leaders going into the Runoffs are as follows:
-American Sedan®: Andrew McDermid; Howell, MI; Milwaukee Region; Ford Mustang
-B-Spec: John Phillips; Sealy, TX; Houston Region, Honda Fit
-E Production: Matt Reynolds; Fair Oaks, TX; Alamo Region; Mazda Miata
-F Production: Ken Kannard; Sebring, FL; Atlanta Region; Mazda Miata
-H Production: Michael Cummings; Martinez, CA; San Francisco Region; Austin Healey Sprite
-Formula 500: Eric McRee; Lapeer, MI; Detroit Region; NovaRace Blade
-Formula 1000: Michael Crowe; Chattanooga , TN; Central Florida Region; Citation
-Formula Atlantic®: Dario Cangialosi; Chester, NJ; Northern New Jersey Region; Mazda Swift 016
-Formula Continental®: Chuck Moran; Oakton, VA; Old Dominion Region; Van Dieman RF99
-Formula Enterprises: Mark Snyder; Southlake, TX; Texas Region; SCCA FE Mazda
-Formula Enterprises 2 (tie): Liam Snyder; Southlake, TX; Texas Region; SCCA FE2 Mazda
Scott Rettich; Columbus, OH; Ohio Valley Region; SCCA FE2 Mazda
-Formula F: Tyler O'Connor; New Hartford, CT; New England Region; Mygale SJ14
-Formula Vee®: Dennis Andrade; Silverlake, WA; Northwest Region; Vortech Caracal
-Formula Mazda: Owen McAllister; Mooresville, NC; Texas Region; Formula Mazda
-GT-1: David Fershtand; Fort Worth, TX; Texas Region; Chevrolet Corvette
-GT-2: Barry Boes; Dripping Springs, TX; Texas Region; Ford Mustang
-GT-3: Mike Henderson; Alpine, CA; Cal Club; Mazda RX-7
-GT-Lite: Graham Fuller, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Washington DC Region, Honda CRX
-Prototype 1: Todd Slusher; Las Vegas, NV; Atlanta Region; Peach Mazda Day-02
-Prototype 2 (tie): Tim Day Jr; Scottsdale, AZ; San Francisco Region; Stohr WF1
Tray Ayres, Gainesville, Ga., Atlanta Region, Van Diemen ESR
-Spec Miata: Jim Drago; Memphis, TN; Mid South Region; Mazda Miata
-Spec Racer Ford 3: Mike Miserendino; Bakersfield, CA; Cal Club; SCCA Enterprises SRF3
-Super Touring® Lite: Danny Steyn; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Florida Region; Mazda MX-5
-Super Touring® Under: Chris Haldeman; McKinney, TX; Texas Region; Honda Civic
-Touring 1: Bill Baten; Indianapolis, IN; Indianapolis Region; Chevrolet Camaro
-Touring 2: Cooper MacNeil; Hinsdale, IL; Central Illinois Region; BMW M3
-Touring 3: Scotty B. White; Auburn, WA; Northwest Region; Ford Mustang
-Touring 4: Raymond Blethen; Londonderry, NH; New England Region; Mazda RX-8

Photo: SCCA Staff