Courtesy of HVR / Jim Mcauley Join HVR for the HVR Summer Showdown at Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, KS 8-9 August.All Midwest vintage racers are welcome to join HVR in partnership with NASA Central for the Summer Showdown. HVR is also honored to partner with the Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival (LGGPR) organization to showcase vintage racing iron at the hallowed Lake Garnett Raceway in Garnett, KS 9-11 Oct. Lake Garnett hosts an annual celebration of the legends of racing that braved the treacherous 1.7 mile circuit in the 50’s and 60’s, during American road racing’s heyday. The LGGPR will feature four HVR Vintage Racing exhibitions per day, as well as the Hagerty Revival Showcase, benefitting the preservation of this historic piece of Americana. Please click Continue for complete report on the most recent HVR event and, for more information, visit HeartlandVintageRacing.com
The Sonoma Speed Festival which debuted in 2019 to resounding acclamation has announced today that the 2020 event is postponed to May, 2021. The organizers noted that, after working through efforts to stage the event under the current conditions: "... they determined it would not be possible to hold the event this year and still provide the caliber of experience attendees enjoyed at the inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival in 2019. The event is primarily a social gathering, which is not something that can be comfortably and safely accomplished in the current environment." Please click continue for the full text of the press release
This is the 2020 season opener and will be held under COVID-19 protocols with no spectators. For max track time, there will be eight 25 minute sessions for each of two racing groups over the Friday and Saturday event. This is a muffled event.
Check the web site for latest updates: www.vscca.org
The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman will present 12 Sunday Races Including a Historic Can-Am Feature and a Porsche Reunion Race.
Brian Redman, who drove in the original Can-Am Series, is the Annual Honorary Grand Marshal. The Featured Historic Can-Am Feature Race is Sunday 1:15 pm, Qualifying Race 3:10 pm Saturday. The big, fast, unlimited Sports Racers of the 1966-1974 North American road racing series, driven by the best drivers of the day, set lap records on every circuit. The great 4 mile, 14 turn Road America circuit was a favorite for original series drivers and is a favorite for Historic Can-Am racers. The All Porsche Feature, with every type of Porsche, is 2:00 pm Sunday. Shadow is the featured marque. Jackie Oliver won the 1974 Can-Am Drivers Championship in a Shadow DN4. Shadow also competed in Formula One and F5000. A special Shadow Parade is scheduled for 11:45 am Sunday. There are Sunday Features for almost every marque and type of vintage and historic cars among the expected 300 vintage and Historic Production Sports, Formula and Sports Racing cars from the 1920s through the mid-1980s.
The event is fully open for spectators under the COVID-19 protocol in effect at race time.
Historic Can-Am Association Entrant info: Dan Davis 650-321-1411 or [email protected]
Other Road America Entrant info and spectator info: www.roadamerica.com
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca's management announced that the 2020 edition of the Monterey Motorsports Reunion has been cancelled, placing the blame squarely on the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. They also announced that the event, which normally serves as the centerpiece of the fabled Monterey Car Week, is to be replaced this year with a “Driver Appreciation Weekend” scheduled for August 8 and 9. Further details and the full text of the press release are available after the jump.
Check With Organizer For Changes Before Making Plans
Plans are to have a new episode of the podcast on-air Thursday, June 11th with updates on several vintage event features.
This superb new book from Racemaker Press is a great, timely read as IndyCar opens its season this coming Saturday.
The book relates how Mario Andretti won the 1984 CART Indy car Long Beach race, which started the event's financial and wider success after years of glamour but no profits with F.1.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, announced major schedule changes on Thursday in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event is planning a full return in 2021 on July 16-25 with Corvette remaining as the Marque of the Year. Click below for the full text of the press release.
This event is scheduled to be followed by others in June including: RMVR June 13-14 at La Junta, CO and VSCDA June 19-21 at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, IL.
Entrant registration for Road America’s July 24-26 WeatherTech International Challenge With Brian Redman will continue through June 23. There are classes and race groups for almost every vintage and historic race car in the typical 400 car entry. Early registration will assist in creating publicity for your cars class and group.
The SpeedTour multi-race series event is expected to be rescheduled at a later date on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road racing circuit.
Jeanette Bourke, VARA's general manager, is the first featured guest on the Victory Lane Podcast. She will present VARA's unique approach to hosting a race event under the current health regulations. Listen to the podcast on the Victory Lane website –new episodes launch every Monday at 6 PM Pacific.
The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series races will open June 6 for a one day event at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth, Texas without spectators. Which of the spectacular series cars will be the best future vintage racing collectable?
It is well known that on-track performance and safety requires both the car and driver be in top condition. Regular fast muscle twitch exercises and power exercises are required for optimum driver fitness. There are many sources and books for racer fitness programs, including a fitness article in the Car and Driver Tech section of the May issue of Victory Lane Magazine.
The USRRC Tribute group had an enthusiastic turnout for their Saturday March 7 feature during the HMSA Spring Club Event on the legendary Laguna Seca circuit.