The 2018 Sports Car Club of America® National Championship Runoffs® from Sonoma Raceway take center stage Sunday afternoon, Dec. 30 as eight different events, encompassing 10 car classes in all, will air on CBS Sports Network. The smorgasbord of SCCA® Road Racing commences at noon Eastern Time with back-to-back action right up until 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
The SCCA showcase opens with the Formula Continental race at noon, followed at 1 p.m. by the GT-2 race. Then it’s the Formula Enterprises and Formula Enterprises 2 event at 2 p.m., and the Spec Racer Ford Gen3 battle at 3 p.m. The spotlight then focuses on Formula Vee at 4 p.m., followed by Spec Miata at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Formula F and Formula 500 race then airs for the first time at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on CBS Sports Network, and the Runoffs broadcast marathon comes to a close at 7 p.m. with the F Production race. However, an encore presentation of Formula F/Formula 500 occurs at midnight, as well as an encore of the F Production event Dec. 31 at 1 a.m. Eastern Time.
Each separate race, produced by Apex Broadcast for the 10th year in-a-row, will be 60 minutes in length and anchored by longtime Runoffs announcer Greg Creamer. Additional commentary is supplied by Ryan Myrehn (SportsCar365 writer), Tom O’Gorman (pro driver), Andy Hollis and Larry MacLeod (SCCA Solo Nationals announcers), and Heyward Wagner (pit reporter). All broadcast times are Eastern and the schedule is subject to change. Check cable or satellite TV providers for local CBS Sports Network channels.
Mike Cobb, SCCA President and CEO, said exposure on CBS Sports Network gives the Sports Car Club of America® an opportunity to showcase its exciting brand of road racing on millions of televisions in homes across the nation.
“The eight races selected for broadcast this year were chosen based on the quality of competition, the ability to connect with a wide audience, and the desire to display a spectrum of SCCA Road Racing activities,” Cobb said. “It is my hope that every SCCA member will tell friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and acquaintances that the Runoffs will be airing this Sunday, December 30 on CBS Sports Network. It’s a great way to share with others exactly what SCCA Road Racing is all about.”
The SCCA National Championship Runoffs has evolved into what is now commonly agreed to be the pinnacle of American motorsports. Since 1964, the SCCA has crowned Road Racing’s National Champions at the winner-take-all, single race Runoffs format through dozens of separate races over three days. As host of the 55th Runoffs, Sonoma Raceway became only the third California track to host SCCA’s National Championship, joining Riverside International Raceway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Each race on Sonoma‘s 12-turn, 2.52-mile circuit was 20 laps or 40 minutes, whichever came first.
With broadcasts presented by Mazda, all 28 Runoffs races from Sonoma Raceway are available for online viewing anytime at the 2018 SCCA Runoffs OnDemand webpage at SCCA.com.
The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both Club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA’s activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.