This is America’s great amateur road racing event: the SCCA Runoffs, with 28 races and 28 winners. Meet the 2013 champions.
The Runoffs are a happy anachronism, a bit like the SCCA itself. This is amateur road racing’s national championship event, and with 28 separate categories and three full days of racing, there’s far too much going on here for the media or an audience to ever sort out. But the folks at SCCA don’t care. They’re doing it for their racing members, who like the impossibly complicated class structure just fine. With all these classes for so many kinds of cars, there’s something for everyone, almost.
This past Runoffs weekend, Sept. 20-22, was special on several counts. First, this was the 50th anniversary for the venerable event. Next, this was the fifth and final Runoffs held at Road America, the storied road circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Next year the championship finale moves to the equally storied Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.
You can find in-depth coverage, including blow-by-blow accounts of each race, at the SCCA’s Runoffs page. The gallery below represents our 5,000-ft. look at this past weekend’s event, with photos of each of the 28 winners with driver name, car, and class. Congratulations to the 2013 Runoffs champions. -photos by Mark Weber and Shaun Lumley for SCCA