28 champions crowned at 2013 SCCA Runoffs

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

 

Lawrence Loshak H Production Honda CRX

Lawrence Loshak H Production Honda CRX

Tim Kautz Formula F Piper DFD3 Honda

Tim Kautz Formula F Piper DFD3 Honda

Robb Huffmaster Super Touing Lite Mazda RX-8

Robb Huffmaster Super Touing Lite Mazda RX-8

Darryl Wills Star Formula Mazda

Darryl Wills Star Formula Mazda

Peter Portante Formula Continental Van Diemen RF01 Ford

Peter Portante Formula Continental Van Diemen RF01 Ford

Tom Sloe American Sedan Ford Mustang

Tom Sloe American Sedan Ford Mustang

Rob Warlocki GT-3 Mazda RX-7

Rob Warlocki GT-3 Mazda RX-7

Jim Drago Spec Miata Mazda

Jim Drago Spec Miata Mazda

Michael Scomavacchi Touring 4 Mustang

Michael Scomavacchi Touring 4 Mustang

Lee Alexander C Sports Racer Stohr WF-1 Suzuki

Lee Alexander C Sports Racer Stohr WF-1 Suzuki

Elivan Goulart Lotus Exige Super Touring Under

Elivan Goulart Lotus Exige Super Touring Under

Cliff Ebben GT-1 Ford Mustang

Cliff Ebben GT-1 Ford Mustang

Lawrence Loshak Formula 1000 JDR Suzuki

Lawrence Loshak Formula 1000 JDR Suzuki

Brian Schofield Spec Racer Ford

Brian Schofield Spec Racer Ford

Greg Ira Datsun 260Z E Produciton

Greg Ira Datsun 260Z E Produciton

John Dean Miata Cup Mazda

John Dean Miata Cup Mazda

Scott Rettich Formula Enterprises

Scott Rettich Formula Enterprises

Andrew Aquilante Touring 1 Chevrolet Corvette

Andrew Aquilante Touring 1 Chevrolet Corvette

Chad Gilsinger Touring 3 Acura TL

Chad Gilsinger Touring 3 Acura TL

Andy Wolvertion Chevrolet Corvette C5 Touring 2

Andy Wolvertion Chevrolet Corvette C5 Touring 2

Mark Carpenter Acura Integra F Production

Mark Carpenter Acura Integra F Production

Chris Boviis Honda CRX GT Lite

Chris Boviis Honda CRX GT Lite

James Weida Formula 500 Scorpion S1 Rotax

James Weida Formula 500 Scorpion S1 Rotax

Michael Varacins Speedsoirt Am-5 Formula Vee

Michael Varacins Speedsoirt Am-5 Formula Vee

Andrew Aquailante GT-2 Chevrolet Corvette

Andrew Aquailante GT-2 Chevrolet Corvette

Mark Mercer Sports 2000 Lola 90-91 Ford

Mark Mercer Sports 2000 Lola 90-91 Ford

Chris Farrell D Sports Racer Stohr WF-1

Chris Farrell D Sports Racer Stohr WF-1

Sedat Yelkin Formula Atlantic Swift-Toyota

Sedat Yelkin Formula Atlantic Swift-Toyota

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2 thoughts on “28 champions crowned at 2013 SCCA Runoffs

  1. It’s a shame that the SCCA can’t make themselves relevant again. They had the world in the palm of their hand in the Fifties and Sixties and just let it slip away. I understand and agree with their desire to keep their amateur status, but their marketing took a wrong turn somewhere. This is the production car racing that NASCAR fans are clamoring for and the natural road course open wheeling that Indycar fans want. Tickets are very affordable too.

    There are too many “Formula” categories for easy comprehension and the sports racers are neither fish nor fowl, but there’s good racing there and less crass commercialism. I guess it’s all about TV, and TV needs advertisers, and advertisers need to see their name in two foot letters on the side of every car.

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