At A Glance: 2020 June Sprints Hoosier Super Tour

Storylines/Things to Watch:

Streak Continues -- It was 1956 when the first full season of racing began at Road America, and the Chicago Region June Sprints was part of that year’s schedule. Back then, the June Sprints was a component of the SCCA National Sports Car Championship, a series that determined SCCA champions prior to today’s Runoffs®. If you thought a pandemic would stop the June Sprints streak, you were wrong. This year’s Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA® Super Tour WeatherTech Chicago Region® June Sprints® represents the 65th successive running of this prestigious event at Road America, possibly making it the longest consecutively held road race in America.

Lots of Machinery -- There are more than 500 entries anticipated for the WeatherTech Chicago Region® June Sprints®. Washington to Florida, California to Massachusetts -- SCCA Club road racers will be at Road America to have #funwithcars. Fields with 15 entries or more include: Formula 500, Formula F, Formula Vee, Formula Continental, Formula Enterprises 2, GT-2, E Production, F Production, Touring 2, Touring 3 and the Prototype 1 class. Also, the Super Touring® Lite and Super Touring® Under fields have gotten their own combined Group 1A race! And at around 75 entries a piece, Spec Miata and Spec Racer Ford Gen3 will again be a June Sprints spectacle not to be missed.

2020 Runoffs Precursor -- As noted above, the June Sprints at Road America was once part of the SCCA National Sports Car Championship, a series deciding SCCA’s best prior to the Runoffs®. In recent history, from 2009 to 2013, Road America was the Runoffs venue where champions earned their honors. This year, Road America will again be the battleground where SCCA champions are crowned as that venue hosts the 57th SCCA National Championship Runoffs in October. What happens this weekend during the WeatherTech Chicago Region® June Sprints® may very well serve as a “crystal ball” for predicting 2020 SCCA national champions.

Spectators Welcome! -- America’s National Park of Speed, Road America is open and welcomes everyone to come see some great racing! Spectator tickets are only $25 Friday, $35 each for Saturday and Sunday, or $70 for a full-event ticket. Those in attendance must abide by SCCA Road Racing COVID-19 operational guidelines. Road America also deploys active COVID-19 measures as outlined at www.roadamerica.com/safety. If you can’t get to the June Sprints, follow the action online with Timing/Scoring, track video and Super Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tire at www.scca.com/live.

Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA® Super Tour
June 12-14: Road America -- Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Event/Circuit:
Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA® Super Tour
Round 5 of 8 - Races 9 and 10 of 16
Road America: 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit

Practice:
Eight Groups: 25-min. sessions Friday morning
(Note: Group 1 divided into Group 1 and Group 1A, each with 15-min. practices)

Qualifying:
Eight Groups
Friday: 25-min. afternoon qualifying sessions
(Note: Group 1 divided into Group 1 and Group 1A, each with 20-min. qualifying)
Saturday: 14-min. morning qualifying sessions

Races:
Eight Groups
Saturday: 25-min. afternoon races
Sunday: 13-lap morning and afternoon races
(Note: Group 1A will have individual race both Saturday and Sunday)

Live Timing, Video, Audio: Live Timing & Scoring, video, and Super Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tire available via SCCA® Pit Board at www.scca.com/live.

Entry lists, full event schedules and more information available at Hoosier Super Tour WeatherTech Chicago Region® June Sprints® event webpage.

Photo Credit: Mark Weber

 

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