This year, the 56th Runoffs will make a first-ever visit to the 18-turn, 3.27-mile circuit of VIRginia International Raceway located along the border of North Carolina and Virginia. Nearly 600 SCCA® competitors have arrived and are gearing up to fight it out to determine who is the best across 28 different car classes.
The New England Region is proud to announce 63 of its members are attending this year’s Runoffs.
39 Drivers Competing in 19 Classes!
24 Worker Volunteers!
Daily updates and news from VIR will be posted to this page. Check back to see how our NER competitors are doing throughout the week.
Live Audio and Video Coverage
Audio-only coverage of Runoffs qualifying will start at 8 a.m. Eastern Time each day from Tuesday, Oct. 8 through Thursday, Oct. 10 at SCCA.com/live.
Along with the audio feed, SCCA.com/live 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
NER Competitor News
NER Continues to Perform Well
3rd – FA – Spencer Brockman – #34
4th – B-Spec – Travis Washay – #30
8th – FV – Andy Pastore – #75
5th – SM – Elivan Goulart #70
5th – FC – Alex Tollefsen – #48
7th – GTL – Chris Kopley – #03 (Started 15th!)
8th – T2 – Michael Lavigne – #42
T3 – Two in the Top 10
Travis Washay took the 4th finishing position and Antonio Suppa took 10th in a barn burner of a T3 race to kick off Day 2 of racing.
Bob Beede Snags 4th in STL
One spot off the podium, but after starting at 6th on the grid, Bob turned in a stellar performance finishing 4th in STL.
Greg Amy is on Fire in EP
Not the kind of fire he planned for his Runoffs appearance. But we’re happy Greg is safe.
First race – First NER National Champ
Nick Leverone took home the T4 title today in the opening of the 2019 Runoffs. Rounding out the podium was Stephen Blethen in 3rd place.
Terry Roberts: Worker of the Year
Terry was recognized at the one the SCCA Worker of the Year for Registration at the annual awards banquet on Wednesday evening. Congratulations on this well-deserved award!
Qualifying in the Books
Qualifying is DONE! Here’s the NER drivers that have secured a Top 10 spot on the grid for the National Championship race. Including one driver who is the TireRack Pole Sitter – congrats Tyler O’Connor. This isn’t all of the outstanding qualifying performances, we have a couple drivers sitting in 11th and 12th positions. The full list of qual results and final grids for the National Championship races can be found here.
FF – Tyler O’Connor – #83
Top 10 Grid Positions
2nd – STU – Elivan Goulart – #70
2nd – T4 – Nick Leverone – #186
3rd – T4 – Stephen Blethen – #50
3rd – HP – Ron Bartell – #4
4th – FA – Spencer Brockman – #34
6th – SM – Elivan Goulart – #77
6th – STL – Bob Beede – #28
6th – T3 – Travis Washay – #30
6th – T1 – Hugh Stewart – #23
7th – T4 – Raymond Blethen – #151
8th – FC – Alex Tollefsen – #48
9th – T2 – Michael Lavigne – #42
10th – T1 – Zachary Kelly – #30
NER Paddock Party
NER was one of the hosts for the Runoffs Paddock party on Wednesday night. It was a happening place to be as drivers, crew, workers and guests gathered for plenty of good food and drinks. Many thanks to all the NER members that contributed and helped host the event. No other way to describe it except a successful party, enjoyed by all!
After the second day of Qualifying – NER drivers continue to make a dominant showing at VIR. Here’s the list of 17 drivers currently sitting in Top 10 positions on the grid.
FF – Tyler O’Connor #83
Top 10 on Grid
2nd – STU – Elivan Goulart #70
2nd – T4 – Stephen Blethen #50
3rd – T4 – Nick Leverone #186
3rd – FA – Spencer Brockman #34
4th – SM – Elivan Goulart #77
5th – HP – Rob Bartell #4
6th – T3 – Travis Washay #30
6th – T4 – Raymond Blethen #151
7th – FC – Alex Tollefsen #48
7th – T1 – Hugh Stewart #23
8th – STL – Bob Beede #28
8th – T2 – Michael Lavigne #42
9th – T1 – Zachary Kelly #30
9th – T4 – Brian Reilly #8
10th – STL – Craig McHaffie #68
10th – T3 – Antonio Suppa #40
Tuesday NER Qualifying Highlights
The first day of Qualifying has wrapped. It was a great start for many of our NER drivers. We currently have three drivers sitting in the pole position after Day 1. Here are a few of the highlights for those already starting to shine at this year’s Runoffs.
Currently First on Grid
Tyler O’Conner – Formula Ford – #83
Nick Leverone – T4 – #186
Elivan Goulart – STU – #70
3rd – Ron Bartell – HP – #4
4th – Michael Lavigne – T2 – #42
4th – Raymond Blethen – T4 – #151
6th – Travis Washay – T3 – #30
6th – Bob Beede – STL – #28
6th – Elivan Goulart – SM – #77
6th – Zachary Kelly – T1 – #30
7th – Stephen Blethen – T4 – #50
63 NER Drivers and Workers Head to VIR for the 2019 SCCA Runoffs
Being on the east coast makes VIR a convenient location for NER members, and we can see just how popular this track and event are proving to be with 39 drivers registered to compete and 24 volunteers heading down to participate in the week of event operations. Here’s the full list of NER drivers and workers attending this year’s Runoffs.
Touring 3 (T3) Runoffs rookie Broderick Bauguess, of Laurinburg, North Carolina, made a daring drafting pass at the top of the Roller Coaster on defending T3 champion Marshall Mast, of Narvon, Pennsylvania, to claim his maiden SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® title Saturday morning at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). After exchanging the lead six different times and starting the race side-by-side through the first five turns with Bauguess, Mast had to settle for a second-place finish, while Jason Ott, of Littleton, Colorado, completed the T3 podium more than 18-seconds behind the leaders in third.
Nick Leverone, of Mednon, Massachusetts, opened the 56th SCCA National Championship Runoffs at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) on Friday with a Touring 4 (T4) victory, the first of his career. Tyler Quance, of Cypress, Texas, and Stephen Blethen, of Allanstown, New Hampshire, completed the podium.
From the Runoffs to the Hoosier Racing Tire Super Tour, U.S. Majors Tour to regional weekends, SCCA® road racing events are made possible thanks to the tremendous effort of SCCA workers. And each year a handful of workers are recognized for their enormous contribution.
There are now 28 Tire Rack Pole Award winners who will lead their respective classes to the green flag over the next three days as nearly 600 competitors do their very best to earn a win on the beautiful 18-turn, 3.27-mile circuit at VIRginia International Raceway.
It has been an eventful year or so for Greg Maloy, a Super Touring Lite driver from Detroit Region.
As one of the founders of Synergy Racing, Danny Marshall, of Danville, Virginia, has raced in the Rolex series for years, competing 12 times in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. But in his daily life, Marshall is a Representative in the Virginia House of Delegates.
With more than 600 entries in this year’s Sports Car Club of America® National Championship Runoffs®, it’s no surprise a bunch of familiar faces can be seen in the paddock.
The first of three days of qualifying have concluded at the 56th annual Sports Car Club of America® National Championship Runoffs® at VIRginia International Raceway. Day one qualifying leaders are below with Class: Name, Hometown, SCCA Region, Car and Time.
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.
McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty – the world’s leading provider of insurance, valuation and experiences to the enthusiast car hobby – has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal for the 2019 Sports Car Club of America® National Championship Runoffs®.
2019 Runoffs Schedule
Friday, Oct. 11
8:15 a.m.: Touring 4 (T4)
9:15 a.m.: E Production (EP)
10:15 a.m.: Prototype 1 (P1)
11:15 a.m.: Spec Racer Ford Gen3 (SRF3)
1 p.m.: Super Touring® Lite (STL)
2 p.m.: Formula 500 (F500)
3 p.m.: American Sedan® (AS)
4 p.m.: GT-3 (GT3)
5 p.m.: Formula Enterprises (FE) & Formula Enterprises 2 (FE2)
Saturday, Oct. 12
8:15 a.m.: Touring 3 (T3)
9:15 a.m.: Super Touring® Under (STU)
10:15 a.m.: H Production (HP)
11:15 a.m.: Formula Vee® (FV)
1 p.m.: Spec Miata (SM)
2 p.m.: GT-2 (GT2)
3 p.m.: Formula Continental® (FC)
4 p.m.: GT-Lite (GTL)
5 p.m.: Formula Atlantic® (FA) & Formula 1000 (FB)
Sunday, Oct. 13
8:15 a.m.: B-Spec (B-Spec)
9:15 a.m.: Touring 2 (T2)
10:15 a.m.: Prototype 2 (P2)
11:15 a.m.: F Production (FP)
1 p.m.: GT-1 (GT1)
2 p.m.: Formula F (FF)
3 p.m.: Touring 1 (T1)
4 p.m.: Formula Mazda (FM)
*Bold races have NER drivers competing
Greg Amy – EP
Ron Bartell – HP
Bob Beede – STL
Raymond Blethen – T4
Stephen Blethen – T4
Spencer Brockman – FA
James Goughary – GT2
Elivan Goulart – SM
Elivan Goulart – STU
Christopher Howard – GT3
Zachary Kelly – T1
Thomas Kirchman – SRF3
Christopher Kopley – GTL
Michael Lavigne – T2
Nick Leverone – SM/T4
Kelly Lubash – AS
Craig McHaffie – STL
Hugh McHaffie – STL
Daniel Moen – SM
Timothy Mullen – T4
Bruce Myers – SRF3
Tyler O’Connor – FF
David Oliveira – B-Spec
Steve Owens – SRF3
Anthony Parker – EP
Andrew Pastore – FV
John Petillo – FV
Brian Reilly – T4
Joe Schubert – SM/STL
Joseph Stadelmann – SM/STL
Hugh Stewart – T1
Antonio Suppa – T3
Alex Tollefsen – FC
Travis Washay – B-Spec/T3
Wilson Wright – GTL
Kathy Barnes – Steward – Safety
Tora Bonnier – Steward – SOM
David Faita – Steward – Safety
Linda Fanning – F&C
Thomas E Fanning Jr – F&C
Marilyn Freeman – Registration
James Goughary – Club Racing Board
Dave Hottle – F&C
Carol Introne – T&S
Robert Introne – Steward – Safety
Steve Introne – F&C
Marianne Lyons – F&C
Fred Mahler – F&C
Eileen Mcstay – F&C
Grant McStay – Steward – Safety
Denise Patten – T&S
Richard Patullo – Pace Car
Donnie Roberts – F&C
Terry Roberts – Registration
Bruce Rodman – F&C
Dave Rodman – F&C
Laurie Sheppard – Court of Appeals
Laura Villaume – Grid
Peter Villaume – ES – Fire & Rescue