The first of four qualifying days are complete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®. But action begins again Tuesday at 8:00 am Eastern Time when drivers in the 28 different car classes get a second shot at the 15-turn, 2.592-mile road circuit.
Bill Okell in the 24car GTL class retired early after a few laps due to an engine oil leak. The car ran better in the heavily populated F Production qualifying and Bill finished 26th out of 41, with quicker times expected on Tuesday.
These sessions are 18 minutes or less.
Interesting note: In 1909 Five Indiana manufacturers supplied 3.2 million, 10-pound (4.5 kg) bricks to pave the track surface. Only one metre of bricks remain.
The SCCA National Championship Runoffs is at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in 2017. The event is unprecedented for both the Club and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, pitting the amateur National Championship event on an iteration of the same 15-corner, 2.592-mile road course that hosted the Formula One World Championship and the Verizon Indy Car Series’ Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The road course, of course, utilizes part of the famed oval that hosts the Indianapolis 500.