TOPEKA, Kan. (July 27, 2012) – For the fourth-straight year, the best amateur racers will fight for the title of “National Champion” at Road America during the 49th Annual SCCA National Championship Runoffs®. And, for the fourth-straight year, every lap of every race can be watched live, worldwide, on the internet through SpeedcastTV.com.
All 24 races, run Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 23, can be viewed in their entirety on any device with an internet connection, including support for iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone and all Android devices. As was the case in 2011, the broadcasts will have an HD option, courtesy of Volkswagen.
The team of broadcasters calling the action combines for decades of Runoffs experience, dating back to the mid 1990s when the event was first broadcast on Speedvision. Anchoring the two teams in the booth will again be Greg Creamer and Jim Tretow. Dorsey Schroeder returns as a color commentator all four days and the team welcomes former SCCA National Champion, current Pirelli World Challenge driver and SportsCar Magazine columnist Randy Pobst to the team for the weekend races. As has been the case for every broadcast of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs since the mid 1990s, John Bisignano will handle the Winner’s Circle interviews.
“We’ve had outstanding broadcast teams in years past and this year’s team will be among the best ever,” SCCA VP of Marketing & Communications Eric Prill said. “We’re proud to have Dorsey, Greg, Jim and Biz return in 2012 and welcome Randy to the program. Along with the experienced Speedcast Productions team, we expect this year’s broadcast to be the best ever, and with the recent upgrades to include viewing on Apple iOS devices, the reach will be greater than ever.”
The Runoffs schedule this year expands the number of race days from the traditional three to four. Creamer and Schroeder will work together for the five races each day on Thursday and Friday, with Creamer and Pobst sharing the booth and Tretow and Schroeder teamed up to split the 14 races run on the weekend.