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Victory Lane Magazine presents: Vintage Racing Hot News
2015 Tuesday June 23: Historic Indy Cars and Championship Trail Cars On Track as Support Races for IndyCar's MAVTV500, June 26-27, Auto Club Speedway

The historic cars will run exhibition laps during the day on Friday, and on Saturday morning. The historic oval program is organized by SVRA as part of its 5-event historic oval program. The next event in the series will be Aug. 20-23 at Pocono. For oval entry information, contact Pam Shatraw, (65) 799-0826, pam@svra.com.

2015 Tuesday May 26: Jaguar the Focus at Two Vintage Road Racing Events this Coming Weekend

Jaguar will be the featured marque during the SVRA Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, May 28-31 at Sonoma Raceway in California. Nearly 400 vintage and historic race cars are entered in the event.

VSCCA, meanwhile, runs with the Jaguar Club May 29-30 in Connecticut at Lime Rock Park.

2015 Friday May 23: 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, Mar. 11-13 at Amelia Island, FL, to be Followed by SVRA Amelia Island Grand Prix, Mar. 17-20 at Municipal Airport in Fernardina Beach, FL

Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has grown to become one of the top vintage auto events in the world. Newly added for 2016 is the SVRA Amelia Island Grand Prix at Fernardina Beach Municipal Airport, a site which hosted sports car races in the 1960s. SVRA will salute that racing history by offering an invitational vintage racing weekend.

For more information, visit www.svra.com or www.ameliaconcours.org.

2015 Wednesday May 13: Four Vintage Events on the Calendar for May 15-17 Weekend

VRG's Jefferson 500 takes place at Summit Point, West Virginia.

SVRA offers its Spring Vintage Festival at Road America.

The CVAR Marvelous May Races are happening at Eagles Canyon, Texas.

HMSA's Barber Historics at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama, features Lotus and celebrates George Follmer's 1965 USRRC Drivers Championship.

2015 Thursday May 7: Entries Now Open for The Hawk International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America

Entries are now being accepted for the Historic Can-Am Feature and other races at Road America's The Hawk International Challenge with Brian Redman, which takes place July 17-19.

To enter, visit: www.roadamerica.com.

2015 Thursday April 16: There are Dozens of Vintage Oval Racing Events Scheduled for May

Victory Lane Magazine has the complete schedule for vintage racing, both oval and road racing, in every monthly issue. Race reports, features on vintage cars and their drivers, historic racing stories, auction reports and much more. Only $39.95 per year. Call (650) 321-1411 to subscribe.

2015 Wednesday April 15: Legendary Airplanes, Race Cars, and Exotics on Display at the Warbirds, Wings and Wheels Expo, May 9, Paso Robles, CA

Spectators are invited to enter their unique performance car and join with the race cars and collector cars on display alongside the rare airplanes. Car show entry is $40. Spectators are also invited for free admission if they do not wish to enter a car.

All of the Estrella Warbird Museum buildings are open to the public, along with the field display to enjoy. The museum is located at 4551 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles, California. For more information, call Dan and Carol Verstuyft, (805) 467-2640.

2015 Friday April 10: Vintage and Historic BMWs, British Cars, Formula Fords all Featured at Late April Vintage Races

Formula Fords will be featured at CVAR's Mike Stephens Classic, Apr. 17-19 at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Oklahoma.

HSR's the Mitty, Apr. 23-26 at Road Atlanta, features BMW.

British cars are showcased at VARA's British Extravaganza, Apr. 25-26 at Buttonwillow Raceway in California.

2015 Tuesday April 7: Would-Be Vintage Racers Invited to April Drivers Schools

RMVR holds its Driving School Apr. 18-19 at Pikes Peak International Raceway near Colorado Springs. Joe Bunton, Chief Driving Instructor, (970) 420-8785.

VSCDA's Drivers School is a part of its Spring Brake Vintage Races, Apr. 30-May 3 at GingerMan Raceway near South Haven, Michigan. (616) 916-2650.

2015 Wednesday April 1: Race Cars Invited to South Boston Speedway, VA, on May 1-3 for Display and Laps

The event takes place as part of the Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival. Early Coupe, Sedan-Bodied, Steel-Bodied Late Model Stocks, Late Model Sportsman, Grand National and others are invited. The event with include fan/driver reunions and special activities.

For entries, contact Garland Ricketts, (434) 572-7865, ovaleng@ntelos.net, or Butch Blanks, (434) 222-4307, butchblanks@comcast.net. Festival information is available at www.halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org.

2015 Tuesday March 31: Trio of Road Racing Events on the Calendar for the Apr. 9-12 Weekend

The SVRA Miami Historics run Apr. 9-12 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.

CSRG hosts the David Love Memorial Races, Apr. 10-12 at Sonoma Raceway in California.

VDCA's annual Wild Hare Run is set for Apr. 10-12 at Virginia International Raceway.

2015 Friday March 6: Vintage Road Racing Season Revs Up in March with Three March Events

HSR vintage racing grids will accompany the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Mar. 18-20, offering up examples of past racing cars. Also present, from the Chaparral Gallery, is the Chaparral 2 which won at Sebring in 1965.

HMSA has a full vintage racing weekend, Mar. 21-22 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Chevron is the featured marque.

VARA and SVRA hold the traditional High Desert Challenge, Mar. 28-29 at Willow Springs International Raceway. This is a very popular event with excellent weather in California's High Desert.

2015 Wednesday February 18: SVRA Southern Vintage Classic, Feb. 20-22 at Road Atlanta, Has Been Cancelled

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect this for many eastern states, including Georgia. Due to the threat of more severe winter weather, SVRA had cancelled the Southern Vintage Classic, scheduled for Feb. 20-22 at Road Atlanta.The decision to cancel the event came after discussions with Road Atlanta staff. The area is already dealing with harsh winter conditions, with more forecast for the weekend.

“It’s really a safety issue,“ said Tony Parella, President and CEO of SVRA. “There are safety concerns for the racers, the volunteers and staff. With a storm warning being issued for the whole region, expectations are for snow, high winds, and freezing temperatures.”

Spectators who purchased tickets for the event will be given a full refund. SVRA Southern Vintage Classic entrants will be able to seek a refund, or can apply their entry fee to a future race. SVRA’s next event will be the Spring Vintage Classic, Feb. 26-Mar. 1 at Sebring.

More information can be found at www.svra.com or by calling Kathy Swinford, 817-521-5158.

2015 Thursday January 29: Get Started in Vintage Racing at an Early Season Vintage Racing Club School

Clubs often offer introductions to vintage racing in your street car and full licensing in a fully-prepared vintage race car. Rentals are usually available.

CVAR: Feb. 20-22, Texas World Speedway, (936) 448-6879
VSCCA: Apr. 11-12, Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania
RMVR: Apr. 18-19, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Colorado, (303) 319-3062
VSCDA: Apr. 30-May 1, GingerMan Raceway, Michigan, (616) 916-2650
SOVREN: May 1, Pacific Raceways, Washington
VRG: May 13-14, Summit Point, West Virginia

2015 Tuesday January 6: HSR Historic Palm Beach Grand Prix, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, Palm Beach International Raceway, FL

This weekend has a full schedule of HSR sprint and enduro races. A special 45-minute night race, with no pit stops required, is open to cars from all groups that have front and rear running lights.

Palm Beach is a resort area with excellent shopping, dining, golf, beaches, and fun for all the family and crew.

For information and registration, call (727) 573-1340 or visit www.hsrrace.com .

2014 Wednesday December 31: Happy New Year from Victory Lane!

We are counting on 2015 to be another vintage year.

Victory's Lane offices will be closed until Monday, January 5.

2014 Tuesday December 30: Last-Minute Entries Accepted for the University of VARA, Jan. 10-11, Buttonwillow Raceway, CA

VARA's racing school for novice and advanced racers offers classes for both street cars and vintage race cars. Some space is still available.

VARA is a long-time leader in vintage racing in Southern California. As a member-owned club, VARA's focus is on friendly competition and camaraderie. VARA invites both would-be vintage racers with no on-track experience and drivers with some experience (even in contemporary racing) to enter. Classes and track sessions are available for each level. Drivers may enter this introduction to vintage racing with a street car. Drivers who have vintage or contemporary cars can obtain a full vintage racing license.

For more information, call 800-280-8272 or visit www.vararacing.com.

2014 Wednesday December 24: Happy Holidays from Victory Lane

May all of your holiday racing wishes come true in 2015. Here's wishing you a happy holiday from the staff and contributors of Victory Lane Magazine.

Victory Lane's offices will be closed from December 24th through the 28th.

2014 Wednesday December 17: VDCA Closes Out 2014 Road Racing Season at Roebling Road

Celebrating the "true spirit of vintage racing," an enthusiastic group of just over 100 VDCA vintage racers gathered the weekend of Dec. 12-14 enjoyed one of the best events on the calendar – vigorous but sportsmanlike racing, liberal track times, and a great Saturday evening party and season-ending celebration. The food was VDCA's traditional Southern BBQ and baked oysters prepared on the spot.

VDCA will open their 2015 season with the Wild Hare Run, Apr. 10-12 at Virginia International Raceway. Call 561-622-7554 for more information.

2014 Wednesday December 3: VDCA Season Finale, Dec. 12-14, Roebling Road, GA

VDCA tops off its season and offers up liberal track time, a holiday atmosphere, and its famous annual Pick Pickin' and Oyster Roast.

This 3-day vintage racing and party weekend includes Friday practice sessions and the "infamous Bracket Challenge Team Race." Saturday consists of practice, qualifying, feature races including the Victory Lane Magazine Vintage Formula Vee Festival race. and topped off by a holiday feast. Sunday's calendar includes a morning enduro, and then sprint races in the afternoon.

This event is the last vintage racing weekend in 2014, and all VMC racing license holders are invited to join in. For more information, call 561-622-7554 or visit www.vintagedrive.com.

2014 Tuesday December 2: HSR Sebring Historic Races, Dec. 4-7, Sebring International Raceway, FL

The event celebrates both the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang and the end of HSR's season, and includes a year-end awards banquet.

There schedule includes HSR RACELINK Sprint Races, the Hawk Performance Endurance Series presented by BRM, the Bob Woodman Tires International American Challence, Lotus Challenge presented by Wire Wheel, a special night race and a 4-hour enduro, all taking place at the legendary Sebring International Raceway.

For more information, visit www.hsrrace.com or call 727-573-1340.

2014 Wednesday November 26: Two Vintage Oval and One Vintage Road Racing Events Spark Action on Thanksgiving Weekend

The WRA Walt James Classic happens on the oval Nov. 28-29 at Willow Springs International Raceway in California.

GSVSCC has vintage oval races scheduled for Nov. 29 at Wall Stadium in New Jersey.

VRG's annual Turkey Bowl, the club's traditional season-ending race, takes place at Summit Point in West Virginia.

2014 Tuesday November 18: Shelby GT350 Mustang Named Feature Marque for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Aug. 13-16, 2015, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the GT350. The Shelby modified Mustang was immediately classified as an SCCA Production Sports Car for road racing. And the rest is history.

Ford Motor Company is providing a special historical paddock display. There will also be a race group for 1965-1972 Shelby GT350 Mustangs.

In addition to their regular race groups, RMMR will be offering groups for historic Formula 1 and historic Formula 5000. Over 550 historic, period-correct cars will race in 15 groups over the weekend.

For more information, visit www.mazdaraceway.com.

2014 Monday November 17: Pro Driver Andy Wallace Teams with Doug Smith in 2005 IMSA ALMS Audi Prototype LMP1 for Overall and Class E Win at HSR Daytona Classic 24

Six groups of vintage and historic cars contested the 24-hour event this past weekend, starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and continuing until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Class winners and final results will be available soon.

2014 Tuesday November 11: HSR Daytona Historics, Nov. 13-15, Daytona International Speedway, FL, Includes the Classic 24 at Daytona

Spectators are invited for this very special event, the first Vintage 24-hour race which has been scheduled in North America. It is unique in that it is, essentially, a relay between vintage cars with original 24-hour race history – the cars racing in six groups, with each car on the track an hour at a time and four hours overall. The Classic 24 enduro runs from 1:00 p.m. on Saturday until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Friday and Saturday morning are filled with short races for all HSR classes, along with The Hawk Performance Enduro Series.

For spectators tickets, visit www.hsrtickets.com.

2014 Tuesday November 4: Mike Martin, Author of a New Book on the 1963-1968 USRRC Series, Gives a Presentation on Sat., Nov. 8, at the International Motor Racing Research Center, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

This was SCCA's first pro series and led to the creation of Can-Am, Trans-Am, Formula B, Formula 5000, etc. Martin's new book has chapters covering every year of the series, with race reports on every race from that series, detailed tables of results and extensive photos.

Enthusiasts and fans are invited to this free program, which is a part of the IMRRC's monthly Conversation Series. It takes place at 1:00 p.m.

Information on the series, and the Center, is available at www.racingarchives.org.

Information on purchasing the USRRC book is from the author, email: grimheel62@comcast.net.

2014 Tuesday October 28: Vintage Races in California and Florida On the Schedule for the First Weekend in November

CSRG is running at Thunderhill Raceway Park, located northeast of San Francisco. It is the club's season finale and includes a Saturday night awards banquet.

The traditional VARA Big Bore Bash at Willow Springs International Raceway, north of Los Angeles, is a celebration of vintage cars with big horsepower. This event will include A/B Production Sports Cars, Trans-Am, Stock Cars, Formula Cars, and Sports Racing cars. There are races for all of VARA's classes.

VDCA's Palm Beach Classic takes place with SCCA at Palm Beach International Raceway, and comes with the club's traditional promise of "great cars, great competition, great food, great racing." VDCA welcomes all VMC member club licensed racers to join them for a special weekend in South Florida.

2014 Tuesday October 14: 2nd Annual SVRA U.S. Vintage National Championship Held Oct. 10-12 at Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX

Two days of vintage and historic racing resulted in 27 winners of the coveted SVRA National Championship Bell helmets, with their custom paint signature. The real story is that of over 400 enthusiastic vintage racers having a great time one of North America's best new road racing circuits. A full-detailed report, and results for all 400 racers, will be in the December issue of Victory Lane Magazine.

2014 Wednesday October 8: Hilton Head Motoring Festival Opens with the HSR Savannah Speed Classic, Oct 24-26, and Concludes with Hilton Head Concours, Nov. 2

HSR's historic auto races take place on the Grand Prize of America Road Race Circuit across from Savannah on Hutchinson Island. Jaguar is featured marque. There are many special activities for entrants and spectators on the opening weekend. For more information, call 727-573-1340 or visit HSR.

Many special parties and events lead up to the Concours on Hilton Head Island. During the Concours weekend, there are Automotive Innovations on display, a Wheels-Wings-Hulls exhibition, a Maserati 100th Anniversary display and the Sunday concours at the Port Royal Golf Club. For spectator information on both the races and concours, visit www.hhiconcours.com.

2014 Friday October 3: SVRA U.S. Vintage National Championship, October 10-12, Circuit of the Americas, TX

Over 12 groups of vintage race cars, spanning 10 decades of history, will be in action on the newest road racing circuit in North America, located near Austin.

Over 500 cars are entered, including familiar Production and Sports Cars from Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, MG, Healey, Datsun, BMW, Shelby and more. There will also be exotica Formula and Sports Racing cars from Lotus, McLaren, Lola, McKee, Titan, Autodynamics, Audi, BMW and others. A special feature will Trans-Am cars from the 1966-1972 period: Camaro, Mustang, Barracuda, Cougar, Javelin, Challenger, and other Pony Cars of immense horsepower and speed.

There are 3-day tickets available for $59. Friday only, $15. Saturday or Sunday, $30. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets are available at circuitoftheamericas.com.

2014 Wednesday October 1: CVAR Invites Racers to Join Them for Thunder on the Cimarron, Oct. 10-12, Hallett, OK

Hallett Motor Racing Circuit is a 1.8-mile, 10-turn course set in the rolling hills about 25 miles west of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It's one of the best road racing circuits in the Southwest. This traditional CVAR event offers liberal track time and the club's trademark hospitality. All VMC member club licenses are accepted.

For club information, contact Herb Hilton, president, 936-448-6879. For entry information, contact Merl Hansen, email: flagger95@clear.net, or visit CVAR's website, which also has video of laps around Hallett.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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