|Miata Corral at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs - October 20, 2018|
Sonoma Raceway Named 2018 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Venue
TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 26, 2017) -- The Sports Car Club of America® has officially announced that the 2018 SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® will be held October
16-21 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. It is the first time the Runoffs will be held at the Northern California track.
“We’re excited to have the Runoffs again head west, continuing the Board of Directors’ initiative to move the event around the country to iconic and challenging
racetracks,” SCCA VP and COO Eric Prill said. “With its deep heritage, dramatic setting and inspired layout, Sonoma Raceway is certainly right at home on the list of
Runoffs host venues.”
About an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma Raceway’s road course features more than 160 feet of elevation change. With track activity scheduled an average
of 340 days a year, it is one of North America's most complete and versatile motorsports complexes and home to one of the nation's only high-performance automotive
industrial parks with approximately 75 tenants. The facility’s first official event at then-Sears Point Raceway was an SCCA Enduro on Dec. 1, 1968.
"In 2018, Sonoma Raceway will kick off its 50th anniversary year and will be very proud to feature the premier event in amateur road racing as part of that celebration,”
said Steve Page, president and general manager of Sonoma Raceway. “We look forward to welcoming the SCCA community and the nation's best racers to the
beautiful Sonoma Valley next year."
At the suggestion of participants, the 2018 Runoffs, including testing, qualifying and racing, will be shortened overall by two days from the 2015-2017 events. Paved
paddock space is limited, so additional lots around the track will be utilized. A pre-reserved system for assigning paddock spots will be utilized just as it has been since the
2015 Runoffs at Daytona International Speedway.
Use of both the Carousel and Esses are expected, but the specific track layout has yet to be finalized for the 2018 Runoffs at Sonoma Raceway. However, the venue is
undoubtedly a fantastic site for both racing and spectating. The weather for October is traditionally pleasant, with average temperatures in the high 70s during the day
and lows in the mid 40s. Average rainfall for the month is a little over one inch.
While there is plenty to keep people entertained and busy at the track, the surrounding community is a well-known tourist destination. The Sonoma County Tourism
organization notes there are more than 425 wineries in the region, miles of rugged Pacific coastline and towering redwood forests. Sonoma County features premium
wine, farm-to-table dining, unique resorts and spas, and over 50 state and regional parks.
The SCCA Runoffs has evolved into what is now commonly agreed to be the pinnacle of American motorsports. Since 1964, the SCCA has crowned Club Racing 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 in 2018, Sonoma Raceway
will become the third California track to host the SCCA’s National Championship, joining Riverside International Raceway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
A Miata corral has been organized for Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the SCCA Runoffs at Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California. The corral is open to all interested Miata
drivers and passengers. It is being supported by the SCCA home office, and MazdaUSA is also expected to have a hospitality tent and other support for the corral. The
corral will be located on the paved area above the Turn 7 Terrace seating area, and adjacent to the Mazda racecar paddock. The corral will be limited to 80 Miatas
and the online ticket option described below will be available until that capacity is reached..
For SAMOA members and non-member Miata owners located in/near Sacramento, we will caravan to Sonoma Raceway from the AM/PM in Winters, California with a 7:30
AM departure time. The first race of the day is at 8:30 AM and we expect to arrive no later than 9:00 AM. The last race begins at 4:45 PM. If you do not want to
participate in the organized drive or you are coming from another location you can go directly to the track (and please say so on your RSVP form).
The cost of admission is $25 per person, with no additional charge for the corral. Each ticket purchase, requires a $4 Ticketmaster service charge per ticket ($29 for a
single, $58 for driver and adult passenger, $33 for driver and child passenger under 12).
Procedure For Purchasing Tickets
Your tickets AND corral pass will be mailed to you. Note that Sonoma Raceway will guarantee delivery of US Mail orders placed no later than Friday, October
12, 2018. If you fail to make the deadline, you can still purchase your tickets at the gate on October 20th but corral passes will only be issued if they are still available.
What To Bring To The Track
Bring folding chairs, sunscreen, good walking shoes, your camera and food and liquid refreshments. Coolers are allowed and will not be inspected upon entry. Food and
drink will also be available for purchase. This is a rain or shine event.
We have also reached out to other Miata clubs in California, Nevada and Oregon, and posted announcements on the Miata Forum. As more details are disclosed I will
post them here and in a global email to all who have sent me an RSVP. If you have questions, please email or phone me directly.
|Log on to the Sonoma Raceway webpage for the SCCA Runoffs and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Select the purchase online option for Miata Corral tickets.
Select 1 adult, 2 adults, or 1 adult with child under 12 (free with adult) and then click on find seats.
Ticket results will show 1 adult = $25, 2 adults = $50, or 1 adult and 1 child under 12 = $25. Click on add to cart.
You will be prompted to enter your email and password if you have an account, or create an account. Once logged in you will be in your shopping cart.
The shopping cart total charge will include the Ticketmaster fee.
Select delivery method (US Mail is the only method and is free) and continue to checkout to enter your credit card information.
|In all cases, once you have purchased your tickets, please RSVP using the form at the link below and I will send you a confirmation. This way I
will know how many cars to expect for our caravan from Winters, and it will allow me to communicate any changes or additional information.