Venerable Varsha makes Runoffs broadcast debut
The Sports activities Automobile Membership of America Nationwide Championship Runoffs will once more embrace free, reside audio and video broadcasts on-line at SCCA.com Oct. 6-11 from Highway America. Nonetheless, viewers will get to get pleasure from a brand new member of the video broadcast workforce as longtime motorsports commentator Bob Varsha jumps in as one of many anchors for the 2020 Runoffs race calls.
Varsha’s broadcast resume contains IMSA, IndyCar, World Rally, MotoGP, NASCAR, World Endurance Championship sports activities vehicles and extra. His voice is commonly related to endurance racing classics at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. Through the ‘80s, Varsha additionally reported on the SCCA Nationwide Championship for Motorweek Illustrated. However maybe he’s best-known for his 25-year tenure protecting the Components One World Championship.
“Though I’m delighted to be becoming a member of the published workforce for the Runoffs for the very first time, it nonetheless appears like coming residence,” Varsha mentioned. “I used to be a daily spectator when this nice occasion was primarily based at my residence observe, Highway Atlanta. By becoming a member of the Runoffs broadcast this 12 months, I’ve the possibility to tick a key field on my motorsports bucket checklist in the end. Making it even higher is the truth that I’ll try this at one in all my favourite circuits in all of the world: Highway America! So lots of the professionals I’ve coated in my almost 40 years on this enterprise got here via the ranks of SCCA racing, and I can’t wait to satisfy the present membership in October at America’s Nationwide Park of Pace!”
Free, reside, on-line video protection of Runoffs races, introduced by Mazda, will happen Friday, Oct. 9 via Sunday, Oct. 11 at SCCA.com. Varsha will probably be joined by returning Runoffs broadcasters Ryan Myrehn, Tom O’Gorman and Larry MacLeod whereas Heyward Wagner once more offers protection from pit lane. For the twelfth 12 months in a row, video protection will probably be dealt with by Apex Broadcast.
Audio-only protection of Runoffs qualifying will probably be accessible free of charge every day from Oct. 6-8 at SCCA.com. Commentary will probably be delivered by Gregg Ginsberg, Wagner, MacLeod and O’Gorman on Tuesday and Thursday. Audio commentary switches for Tire Rack Pole Day and all three race days to the Tremendous Tour Radio introduced by Hoosier Racing Tire broadcast workforce consisting of Mike Wolfe, Bob Steele, Andy Delay, Brian Donati and Ginsberg. That audio race name will probably be heard trackside throughout the Highway America public deal with system, in addition to at SCCA.com and on the Efficiency Motorsport Community. Together with the audio feed, SCCA.com/reside may have reside timing and scoring for all qualifying and race days.
Under is the Runoffs race schedule. All listings are Central Time and topic to vary. Every race is 13 laps or 40 minutes, whichever comes first.
Friday, Oct. 9
8:15 a.m.: Touring 1 (T1)
9:15 a.m.: Components 500 (F500)
10:15 a.m.: Touring 3 (T3)
11:15 a.m.: GT-3 (GT3)
1 p.m.: Spec Miata (SM)
2 p.m.: Prototype 2 (P2)
3 p.m.: F Manufacturing (FP)
4 p.m.: Touring 2 (T2)
5 p.m.: Components Atlantic (FA)
Saturday, Oct. 10
8:15 a.m.: American Sedan (AS)
9:15 a.m.: Components F (FF)
10:15 a.m.: B-Spec (B-Spec)
11:15 a.m.: GT-1 (GT1)
1 p.m.: Spec Racer Ford Gen3 (SRF3)
2 p.m.: E Manufacturing (EP)
3 p.m.: Tremendous Touring Beneath (STU)
4 p.m.: Components Continental (FC)
5 p.m.: Components X (FX)
Sunday, Oct. 11
8:15 a.m.: Touring 4 (T4)
9:15 a.m.: H Manufacturing (HP)
10:15 a.m.: Tremendous Touring Lite (STL)
11:15 a.m.: GT-2 (GT2)
1 p.m.: Components Vee (FV)
2 p.m.: Components Enterprises 2 (FE2)
3 p.m.: GT-Lite (GTL)
4 p.m.: Prototype 1 (P1)
The SCCA Nationwide Championship Runoffs has advanced into what’s now generally agreed to be the top of American motorsports. Since 1964, the SCCA has topped Highway Racing’s Nationwide Champions on the winner-take-all, single race Runoffs format via dozens of separate races over three days. This 12 months, the 57th Runoffs will return to the 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit at Highway America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Spectator tickets for the 2020 Runoffs are on sale now.