Now part of Club history, the 54th SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was an event for the ages. There was fantastic racing on the 15-turn, 2.592-mile road course that included portions of the IMS track previously utilized by Formula One for the U.S. Grand Prix and used by the Verizon IndyCar Series for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
The 2017 event officially had 969 entries take to the track. That was 260 more than the previous record of 709 set in 2004 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. On top of that, the 2017 Runoffs also reset the record for entrants in the first 24 hours that registration was open. There were 763 driver entries on the first day in 2017 -- demolishing the 413 entries made in 24 hours for the 2016 Runoffs at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
In a few weeks, on-demand videos from each race will be available at SCCA.com, as well as through www.MotorTrendondemand.com for subscribers. But in the meantime, below are the winners in each of this year’s 28 classes.
Start planning now for the 2018 National Championship being held October 16-21 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. This will be the first time the Runoffs have visited that track just north of San Francisco.
2017 Runoffs Winners
- Touring 1: First-Ever Indy Runoffs Win Goes to Andrew Aquilante in Touring 1
- Prototype 2: Shaffer Runs Away with Prototype 2 Class
- Formula Atlantic®: Grant Ends Drought with Formula Atlantic Win
- Spec Racer® Ford: Miserendino Takes SRF Win in Final Lap; Ends 8-year Drought
- Spec Miata: Pardus Headlines Spec Miata at Runoffs
- Formula F: Runoffs Rookie Cowley Slices to Win
- F Production: Prill Takes Maiden Runoffs Victory in F Production
- GT-2: Two in One Day for Aquilante with GT-2 Runoffs Victory
- Touring 3: Kulach Back-to-Back for Nissan in Touring 3
- B-Spec: Daughtery Makes It Two in a Row with 2017 B-Spec Runoffs Victory
- GT-3: Jackson Makes It Four for Four with GT-3 Runoffs Win
- Formula Continental®: McCusker Wins Runoffs Debut in Formula Continental
- E Production: Redemption for Van Steenburg in E Production
- Formula Mazda: Kemper Takes Formula Mazda National Title After Race-Long Battle
- American Sedan®: Long Earns American Sedan Championship Flag to Flag
- Super Touring® Lite: Roberts Wins First National Championship in Super Touring Lite
- Spec Racer® Ford Gen3: First for Ayers with Spec Racer Ford Gen3 Runoffs Win
- Touring 2: Buttermore More Better in Touring 2 for Runoffs Win
- Formula 1000: Mayer Takes First Formula 1000 Runoffs Win
- Prototype 1: Eriksen Rallies to Claim First Prototype 1 Runoffs Win
- Formula Enterprises: Finlayson Slays IMS for Formula Enterprises National Championship
- GT-1: Pintaric Pounds to First GT-1 Runoffs Win
- Formula Vee®: It’s Formula V-aracins at Indianapolis Runoffs
- GT-Lite: Bovis Earns Third GT-Lite Crown at Three Different Tracks
- Touring 4: Seltzer Named Touring 4 Champion
- Super Touring® Under: Max Gee Outlasts and Outruns to Win STU
- Formula 500: McMahan Makes Good at 2017 Runoffs in Formula 500
- H Production: Isley Grabs Elusive H Production Title
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