VSCCA Empire Cup Vintage Races June 3-4 Lime Rock Park, CT, Join a Spectacular Field
VSCCA members and guest club vintage racers will have the rare opportunity of two full days of unmuffled vintage racing in a spring event at historic Lime Rock Park. The current entry is spectacular with sports racing cars from Jaguar, Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Elva, Lola and all the popular production sports cars from Britain, America, Germany, Italy, Japan plus numerous examples of F1, FF, F Vees and F Jr cars.
There are classes for VSCCA and non-VSCCA cars. All are invited to this very special Friday and Saturday vintage racing event. A celebration for sports racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s includes special dedicated race grids. There are 7 track sessions for each of 6 race groups over two days.
The special Friday night social BBQ is free for entrants, crew and staff. The emphasis is on meeting fellow drivers, corner workers and race staff for good racing tales.
Early Bird entry of $525 is available with a savings of $50 through Friday May 30 at www.motorsportregs.com.
Event info: Race Chairman Charles Bordin, phone 914-968-5700 or email [email protected].
Eight Vintage Racing Weekends May 12-15 thru 27-30
This weekend May 12-15 VRG/VDCA is at Summit Point WV, HVR is at Heartland Motorsports Park KS, RMVR is at High Plains Raceway CO.
Check the schedule pages 50-51, and club ads in this issue of victorylane.com for the other five May events and remaining 2022 vintage racing event schedules. Each month the Vintage Highlights section presents event and features info for upcoming vintage events.
May 12-15 VRG Hosts The Jefferson 500 At Summit Point, Special Invite for VDCA Drivers
There is a full schedule of races for VRG and VDCA members. Also included are FF Challenge Races and IMSA RS/Trans-Am 2.5 Challenge Races.
The May 10-12 VRG Drivers School for novice racers at Summit Point precedes the full weekend of vintage racing. Load in is Tuesday the 10th for tech and 5 - 8:30 classroom. VRG eligible car and driver equipment is required. Friday is on track sessions.
Check out www.victorylane.com for schedule pages which are updated each month and display the remainder of the year.
VSCCA Opens Season With Spring Sprints, Intro to Racing and Drivers School May 6-7 at Lime Rock Park, CT
North Americas original vintage racing club opens its 2022 season on one of North Americas favorite road racing circuits.
The season opening event for VSCCA includes full day Friday and Saturday races for all its classes.
The Driven to Race half day introduction to vintage racing is a Saturday half day, low key pro instructed on-track in the would-be-vintage racers car and chat with current racers. Entry closes end of day May 5.
The two day full vintage racing drivers school can be entered in almost any car. Apparel rules apply. Contact Event Chair Ben Tarlow, 914-402-5799 or [email protected].
Info about VSCCAs six vintage racing weekends: www.vscca.org.
Four Vintage Races April 28-May 1 Open a Busy May Schedule
The Mitty is at Road Atlanta, GA featuring Sports 2000 Cars. www.hsrrace.com.
SVRA Vintage with Pro Trans Am Speed Tour is at Sonoma Raceway, CA. There are special Pre-1920 Ragtime Racers and PreWay Race Car exhibitions at lunchtime each day. www.svra.com
VSCDA Spring Brake and Drivers School is at GingerMan Raceway, MI. All VSCDA vintage and historic class races and traditional enduros fill the weekend. www.vscd.org.
CVAR Marvelous May Races are at Eagles Canyon Raceway, TX. Over 150 vintage racers will enjoy racing on one of the best club racing circuits in North America. www.corinthianvintageautoracing.com.
Eagles From Dan Gurney's AAR Collection Join Over Thirty Other Eagles, July 14-17 at Road America's WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman
Eagles are the feature marque at Road America's July vintage races. Dan Gurney's All American Racers created winning race cars in Formula One, Champ Car, Formula 5000, Formula Ford, IMSA GTP and the Indy 500. There will be special Eagles racing in the vintage races, others will be at-speed in special exhibition sessions or on display. There will be a special AAR Eagle exhibition of Eagles and AAR history in the paddock.
Road America's annual WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman is a world famous vintage racing weekend. Almost every make and type of vintage race car will be racing in Saturday and Sunday feature races. Spectators invited.
Info: www.roadamerica.com. Phone 1-800-365-7223
West Coast April 21-24 Vintage Races at Laguna Seca and Pacific Raceways
SOVREN Spring Sprints are at Pacific Raceways April 22-24. A weekend of vintage races includes novice orientation. Info: www.sovrenracing.org.
SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour pro races are at Laguna Seca April 21-24. Info: www.svra.com.
The following weekend, April 28-May 1, there are vintage races at Road Atlanta, Sonoma Raceway, GingerMan Raceway and Eagles Canyon. Check the schedule, pages 54-55 in the April Victory Lane Magazine on this web site.
Formula 5000 2022 Revival Series Opens June 16-19 During SVRA Vintage On Indy Road Circuit
The second 2022 F5000 Series race is July 14-17 during the Road America WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman vintage and historic race weekend and festival.
The third 2022 F5000 Revival Series race is September 7-11 at Watkins Glen International during the SVRA vintage races during a Speed Tour pro racing weekend.
The 1968-1976 Formula F5000 series had great racers driving for top teams in legendary cars. The champions and their cars were: Lou Sell, Eagle; Tony Adamowicz, Eagle; John Cannon, McLaren; David Hobbs, McLaren; Graham McRae, Leda; Jody Scheckter, Trojan; Brian Redman, Lola (3 times). For the complete story with all the drama and action we recommend the excellent 2021 book on the series "Lost In Time, Formula 5000 in North America" by John Zimmerman from Racemaker Press 617-723-6533 MA. www.racemaker.com.
The Formula 5000 Registry and Drivers Association organizes and promotes vintage races celebrating the legendary 1968-1976 SCCA series for F5000 cars. The organization also hosts the registry of the F5000 series cars.
Info: Seb Coppola 248-601-2800, email, [email protected]
Vintage Racing Action April 6-10 in Florida, Louisiana, Missouri and California
HSR opens the action Wednesday the 6th at Sebring for its Spring Fling with sprint and endurance races through Friday. www.hsrrace.com.
SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour is Friday through Sunday at the NOLA circuit south of New Orleans for vintage sprint races accompanying pro Speed Tour races. www.svra.com.
HVR is at the Ozarks International Raceway located west of St Louis with vintage races sharing this new circuit with NASA Central on Friday through Sunday. www.heartlandvintageracing.com.
HMSA is presenting historic IMSA GTP racing cars of the 1981-1993 high downforce, high horsepower prototype era in races Saturday and Sunday during the IndyCar and IMSA Long Beach weekend. www.hmsausa.com.
Eleven Vintage Racing Events Fill the Month of April
The opening weekend, April 1-3, VDCA/VRG is at Virginia International Raceway for the Wild Hare Run vintage races.
CSRG is also in action April 1-3 at Sonoma Raceway for the David Love Vintage Races.
The following weekend HSR, SVRA Vintage and HVR are holding vintage racing events. Check the schedule pages in the April Victory Lane Magazine issue on this website for the rest of April and remainder of 2022 vintage events schedule.
Automobilia Monterey Collectables Show Aug 15-17, Expo Booth Reservations are Due NOW
This annual expo during Monterey Car Week attracts a variety of exhibitors and crowds of buyers for every sort of auto original collectables. They include: paintings, race posters, books, race programs, auto models, parts, race results, celebrity driver apparel, sculptures, period race photos, car badges, hood ornaments, literature, patches/pins, trophies and more. Expo booth reservations close April 10.
Sept 16-18 VSCDA Road America
A Formula B Lotus 41C was the car used by Gus Hutchinson to win SCCA's first pro formula series, the 1967 SCCA Continental Grand Prix Series for Formula A, B, C cars. Other competitive FB cars in 1967 included Brabham BT21, Le Grand Mk3B, Lotus 22, Brabham BT7, Lotus 27-32, Lola Mk3, Brabham BT6, Bourgeault Mk6, Cooper 59, Elva 300. Almost all the FB cars were powered by the 1600cc Lotus Ford Twin Cam, most tuned by Cosworth or BRM.
The SCCA pro-formula series in 1968 combined F5000 and FB cars. From 1969 through 1973 the FB cars had their own SCCA pro series. Top three championship FB cars in each year were: 1967; Lotus 41C, LeGrand Mk6, Brabham BT21, 1968; McLaren 4B, Lotus 41C, Lotus 41C, 1969; Brabham BT18, Lotus 59, Chevron B15, 1970; Lotus 59/69, Chevron B17, Brabham BT29, 1971; Brabham BT35, Brabham BT35, Lotus 69, 1972; Merlyn Mk21, March 722, March 71B, 1973; Lotus 59/69, Brabham BT40, Brabham BT40.
The September 55th Anniversary Continental Grand Prix Celebration is organized by Monoposto Racing and VSCDA. all vintage racers of these fast, nimble, exciting Formula B cars are invited for vintage races and special celebration events. Monoposto FB contact Marc Giroux 607-368-0241 email [email protected].
Featured July 15-17 at Road America's International Challenge
The legendary AAR Eagles won in Formula One, USAC/CART series, SCCA Formula Ford, IMSA Enduros, SCCA F5000 series and The Indy 500. Over 30 of these great racing cars are expected to be displayed in a special marquee all weekend. These Eagles will also be featured in daily special on-track demonstration sessions and in several vintage race groups Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This is one of North America's largest vintage and historic racing weekends, annually attracting over 400 participants and 50,000 spectators to a program of vintage racing, concours and and on-track tours.
April 22-24 Pacific Raceways Includes Novice Friday
Saturday and Sunday are full days of racing. Friday is novice orientation and Test and Tune for all. This is the opening event for SOVREN's five vintage racing weekend event season in 2022. These include two major spectator weekends: July 1-3 Pacific Northwest Historics featuring Lotus and September 10-11 at Portland International Raceway featuring British cars.
April 1-3 At VIR With Spirited Competition and Camaraderie
It is three days of on-track practice, qualifying, sprint races and two special Enduros plus a Saturday sit down dinner in The Gallery, all on legendary Virginia International Raceway. The Friday Enduro is the Wild Hare Run, an Australian Pursuit Race. The Vintage Enduro is on Sunday morning. VDCA is the organizing club with VRG members accepted at VDCA member rates. Cars and Drivers meeting VDCA, VRG, VSCCA and VSCDA requirements are invited.
Two April Get Started In Vintage Racing Drivers Schools: RMVR April 23-24 Colorado, VSCDA April 28-May 1 Michigan
The RMVR school is a full weekend at Pikes Peak Raceway at Fountain, Colorado. The competition school requires a vintage race car and full race apparel to RMVR standards.
Info: Lynn Fangue - Chief Driving Instructor, 303-263-7920, www.rmvr.org
The VSCDA school begins with a Thursday classroom and Friday on-track sessions. It is followed by a weekend of vintage racing. GingerMan Raceway is located just east of Lake Michigan near South Haven.
Info: www.vscda.org, email: [email protected]
Saturday, Sunday July 16-17 Pittsburgh Historics At Pitt Race Circuit
This is part of a 4 day vintage racing weekend that opens the two vintage racing weekend Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and Festival. This 2.8 mile, 19 turn circuit will host every class of vintage racers Thursday through Sunday July 14-17.
Driver Info: www.pvgp.org/drivers
The true road circuit through Schenley Park will be the site of a weekend of vintage racing. Over a dozen races each day for all vintage classes will be held to entertain the largest spectator crowd of any North American vintage race.
Healthy vintage racing requires vintage racing clubs, shops/parts, circuits and media. This special Vintage Racing Resources issue of Victory Lane Magazine presents seven special sections of over 115 regional and national racing shops and racing equipment suppliers. The regions are: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Mountain States, Northwest and Far West.
Victory Lane Magazine for over 35 years is the vintage racers favorite focusing on presenting and promoting vintage racers, vintage racing clubs, host circuits and all the resources to support vintage racers. It is published online on the first of each month since July 2020, and in print prior to that since 1986.
For information or for contributions of stories, reports, or news contact Dan Davis, Phone 650-321-1411, or email [email protected]
Monoposto Racing, a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting vintage formula car racing, pleased to announce a series of races to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the Continental Championship Series. The Continental Championship Series was the first professional race series organized by the SCCA. While it included Formulas A, B and C, the first ye of the series was dominated by the quick and well-balanced Formula B cars.
The three events hosting the series are:
The schedule has over 80 vintage racing weekend schedules to help plan a great vintage racing year. It has many special feature groups and 70 international vintage race schedules for even more info.
This is the annual How to Get Started in Vintage Racing special issue with a large four page feature that presents all aspects of getting started. To actually obtain a vintage racing license there is a feature on 2022 vintage racing schools held by the major vintage racing clubs. The Ace Factor book by the Vintage Motorsport Council, reviewed in this issue, is an excellent book for would be or beginning racers.
As usual there are features, columns, and news of events. Twelve monthly issues each year are online the first day of each month. It is all available with no password, no fee at www.victorylane.com
Concours in the Hills has sold out and online registration for Exhibitors is closed. Spectators however are most welcome and entry is free. The concours encourages donations. 2022 is set to break records.
This is NOT a formal “white gloves” concours but rather, a fun and relaxed car show open to all makes and models. A variety of Food trucks ensure that everyone has a wealth of choices in the catering department. The 8th Annual show on Saturday February 12, 2022 will yet again take over the whole park creating an automotive spectacle. Look for a story in the March issue of Victory Lane.
This is the first vintage racing weekend of 2022 at Laguna Seca.
For this event all vintage classes are welcome and will enjoy user friendly, liberal on-track time over the weekend. This is an event noted for a good time on a legendary North American road racing circuit.
For entry or info: call Cris Vandagriff, 818-249-3515 (CA)
CVAR on February 11-13 visits Circuit of the Americas for their Inaugural River City Road Races
Info: Herb Hilton, phone 713-816-7713, email [email protected]
VDCA has a new event February 12-13 at Roebling Road to open their six vintage racing weekend schedule.
Phone 461-622-7554, www.vintagedrive.com
The HMSA Spring Club Event March 11-12 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca opens Laguna’s vintage racing event season.
CVAR’s Mike Stephens Classic March 18-20 at Hallett Motor Racing Park has sprint races for all classes and features for vintage Formula Vees.
VARA’s High Desert Challenge March 19-20 Willow Springs Raceway opens the southern California vintage racing season.
VDCA’s season opens with “vintage excitement and competition in a friendly and fun club environment at one of the south’s iconic tracks.”
Since 2000 this vintage racing club has been run by vintage racing drivers. Its purpose is preserving, enjoying and racing reasonably period authentic sports and racing cars from the golden eras of the fifties and sixties through the 1980s and into the 1990s.
The schedule for the Roebling Road weekend calls for Saturday practice and Feature races. There is a Sunday morning Enduro and afternoon sprint races. Registration fee of $300 covers all races and Enduro.
Registration is open at MotorsportReg.com.