The Runoffs broadcast crew bring back familiar voices to Indy



Once again in 2021, all 26 races of the SCCA National Championship will be broadcast live on, October 1-3 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And when the more than 900 competitors take part in these races, a host of familiar voices will be on this broadcast call.

SCCA Runoffs and Motorsport veterans Greg Creamer and John Fippin will host the play-by-play of the event, while Tom O’Gorman and Larry “Lefty” MacLeod will provide full color commentary. Podium finishes will once again see the face of Heyward Wagner conducting interviews in the pit lane.

Each of the 26 races will be broadcast live on as well as on SCCA’s YouTube channel. The show will again be produced by Apex Broadcast and will include drone upgrades for the first time. Thursday’s last chance qualifying for Spec Miata and Spec Racer Ford Gen3 will also be broadcast live.

Public on-track speech and audio streaming during the Hagerty Race Days will be handled by the Performance Motorsports Network team who call the Hoosier Racing Tire Super Tour during the regular season. This group, comprising Bob Steele, Mike Wolfe and Gregg Ginsberg and others, will be on hand for each of the 26 races for those on site.

Motorsport veterans Creamer and Fippin both have a long history with the Runoffs. SCCA members themselves, Creamer’s Runoffs’ broadcast experience dates back to the days of the SPEED Channel and he often spends time during qualifying using his Signaling and Communications license to volunteer on the waterfront. track in white. Fippin’s experience in the Runoffs dates back to the public lectures of the 1990s in Mid-Ohio, and his SCCA work continues with SCCA Pro Racing.

O’Gorman and MacLeod are SCCA competitors, with eight National Autocross Championships between them (both winners of the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships in 2021) and a host of both real and virtual road racing experiences. . O’Gorman is an IMSA race winner and Pirelli World Challenge champion in addition to his regional and national SCCA road racing experience.

Ginsberg, MacLeod, O’Gorman and Brian Donati will be on the mike for qualifying days starting Tuesday, including all of Thursday’s Tire Rack Pole Day action finalizing the grids for the weekend’s races.

The event itself begins with three qualifying days starting Tuesday, September 28 before the Hagerty Race Days. Each National Championship race is scheduled for 19 laps or 40 minutes (whichever comes first) around the 2,592 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

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