As you may know, Gumout is the preferred performance chemical of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). Each year in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin the SCCA hosts their Club Racing National Runoffs Championship race at the legendary Road America road racing course. The original race was run through the streets of scenic Elkhart Lake starting in 1950 and ran through 1952.
The success of these races spawned the development of the Road America track which is one of the most well known road racing courses in the world. Phill Hill won the inaugural 148 mile feature race in a Ferrari Monza. Since then, the 4.048-mile, 14-turn track has hosted many NASCAR, Championship Car, CART , Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Racing Series, CanAm, Trans-Am, AMA and American Lemans series races.
Gumout has been a major supporter of the Runoffs each year. We are the main sponsor of the pole awards, which celebrates all of the pole award winners from the various SCCA classes! The winners receive a cash prize and a selection of Gumout products.
In addition, Gumout is a title sponsor for the GT-2 class which was won this year by Tom Wickersham in his Porsche 911. Here’s a shot of him being interviewed after winning.
Besides our involvement with the race teams and drivers, Gumout also pays tribute to all of the people that work very hard behind the scenes to make the race run smoothly, and most importantly keep everyone safe. Gumout donates product at the volunteer of the year ceremony that highlights the top SCCA volunteers from each of the regions.
Gumout’s VW golf can also be seen on the track running ahead of each race to ensure the track is ready for racing. Once cleared, the racers are ready to show off their talents on the track and aim for the checkered flag. Check out the following video from the view of the driver!