Drivers, Machines from Multiple Eras Meet and Compete at this Weekend’s SCCA Runoffs

Like always, to win GT-3 you must finish in GT-3. As we’ve seen in these highly stressed cars, reliability can be more important than speed. Photo: Jeff Loewe

With 867 entries, this year’s SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be second only to the amazingly huge 969 entries at Indy in 2017. As the club racing elite make their way to the Midwest from all corners of the country, we onlookers can only marvel at the drivers and machines from so many diverse eras, especially in the Production classes, set to do battle through the weekend at such a storied racetrack.

Prowling through the entry list, vintage racing enthusiasts note the E Production class where a 1975 Triumph TR6 will compete against RX-7s, Miatas, and a 2004 Honda S2000. F Production is packed with a gaggle of Mazda Miatas, an ’83 Volkswagen Rabbit, ’74 Fiat X/19, and ’68 Volvo P1800 all in the mix. And of course, venerable H Production featuring a 40+ car field with race cars from six different decades — a sight to behold.

Steve Sargis and his seriously fast Triumph Spitfires are favored to win H Production. Photo: Jeff Loewe

Our collogues at SportsCar and have put together a very complete guide to watching the 2021 Runoffs in person and at home, including what to watch and their picks to pick up the 26 National Championship titles on offing this weekend at IMS.

If you are planning to attend, be sure to stop and see Burt “BS” Levy who will have copies of all of our latest magazines along with copies he will gladly sign of his latest enthusiast page-turner – “The 200 MPH Steamroller Book III: Out of the Mist” near the entrance of the vendor aisle.