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Posted Jan-27-23 at 7:03 PM By Dan Davis

International Vintage Trans Am 2 Liter/B Sedan/2.5 Challenge Sports Sedans Featured Put-In-Bay Sports Car Races September 19-21, 2023

These vintage small sports sedans have been popular in road racing since the 1950s.  Popular marques include Mazda, Honda, Datsun/Nissan, Toyota, BMW, Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Renault, Corvair and VW.  Small sports cars and sports racing cars also have exciting races on the schedule.  Japanese marques are the events Feature Marque.

The event celebrates the original races from 1952-1959 and 1963 held on both through-the-streets and airfield circuits on South Bay Island Ohio.  The PIB vintage races and related festivities have been held annually since 2012.
For info: Manley Ford, Event Coordinator, 734-502-2435, [email protected]. Or Kurt Byrnes, Registrar, 412-400-9156, [email protected]

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Posted Jan-27-23 at 5:56 PM By Dan Davis

Formula 5000 Series 1968-1976 55th Anniversary Celebrated With Four Historic Race Features

These are organized and promoted by F5000 Drivers Association & Registry:
April 27-30 Formula 5000 Feature, HSR The Mitty, Road Atlanta
July 12-16 Formula 5000 Feature, Road America's WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman
August 11-12 Formula 5000 Feature, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
August 16-19 International Formula 5000 Anniversary Feature, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Info: www.F5000registry.com

The 1968-1976 F5000 series had great international drivers, great teams, great cars and raced on the top US and Canadian circuits.  For full information the extensive story and all race info is in the current book "Lost In Time: Formula 5000 in North America" by John Zimmerman available from Racemaker Press, hardcover $85. Phone 1-617-723-6533 (MA) or www.racemaker.com.

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Posted Jan-21-23 at 5:45 PM By Dan Davis

VDCA Racing Into Spring Feb 11-12 Roebling Road Starts Eastern US Season

VCDA emphasizes fun, friendly but spirited competition in period prepared vintage and historic cars.  Weekends include sprint, enduro and all-comer races plus scrumptious off-track socials to promote a club racing event atmosphere.  Events are organized by club members.

Registration is now open along with club info and VDCA 2023 schedule at www.vintagedrive.com

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Posted Jan-18-23 at 4:45 PM By Dan Davis

Kastner Cup Celebrates 70 years of Triumph Racing, Road America WeatherTech International Challenge, July 13-16

This year's Kastner Cup celebrates the 1952 arrival of the Triumph TR2 in America and its immediate racing successes.  That was followed by decades of Triumph racing victories in TR3s, TR4s and later types.

This Triumph celebration is featured at the 2023 WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman.  Practice is Thursday and Friday.  The Kastner Cup Race is Saturday, and the Triumph Reunion Race is Sunday.

Info: www.roadamerica.com. 

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Posted Jan-13-23 at 5:06 PM By Dan Davis

Monoposto Racing 12 Vintage Race 2023 Schedule

Monoposto racing supports the racing of vintage single seat, open wheel racing cars in North America. Special races are organized on vintage club racing weekends.  The 2023 schedule follows:

HSR Road Atlanta Apr 27-30; SVRA Road America May 18-21; HSR Watkins Glen June 8-11; VARAC CTMP (Mosport) June 15-18; SVRA Indy June 15-18; SVRA Mid-Ohio June 22-25; RA Road America July 13-16; VSCDA Grattan Aug 11-13; SVRA Watkins Glen Sept 6-10; VSCDA Road America Sept 14-17; HSR Road Atlanta Sept 21-24; SVRA COTA Nov 2-5.

As in previous years, championships will be hosted at these 12 events in 11 car classes grouped in two basic categories:
CLASSIC - Formula Vee, Formula Junior, Historic Ford, Club Ford, Formula B and Formula 2.
F70 (wings and slicks)  Formula Super Vee, Formula Atlantic, Formula 2, Formula 5000 and Indy Lights.
The new FB Continental Series celebration grids created in 2022 will continue in 2023 at selected weekends to be announced soon.
Info: www.monoposto.com

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Posted Jan-01-23 at 2:53 PM By Dan Davis

2023 Vintage Racing Season Schedule in January victorylane.com

The January special How to Get Started in Vintage Racing issue includes an updated 2023 vintage racing events schedule starting on page 43.  A five page feature on starting vintage racing, starting on page 38, provides the details on beginning vintage racing from car selection to getting licensed.

Also included on page 45 is a list of vintage racing club operated racing schools.  Upcoming special racing anniversary events are in the Driver and Car Section, page 14.

There is much more, just click on the cover on this site!

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Posted Dec-26-22 at 2:01 PM By Dan Davis

Four Vintage Club Racing Weekends January and February 2023

CVAR River City Road Races at COTA January 20-22, starts 2023 action.
VDCA's Racing into Spring is February 11-12 at Roebling Road.
VARA Southwest Shoot Out at Podium Club February 17-19 opens their 2023 season.
CVAR's February vintage racing weekend and driver's school is at Eagles Canyon Raceway 24-26.

All the vintage 2023 racing club schedules are in our online magazine on this site updated every month.

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Posted Dec-18-22 at 4:21 PM By Dan Davis

Thinking of Historic Racing in Europe?

Check out the article from Europe's leading historic racing magazine editor, Carol Spagg, on pages 28-31 of 
victorylane.com on this site.  It covers the entire scene in detail: major events and historic club racing events.

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Posted Dec-14-22 at 7:30 PM By Dan Davis

CSRG Updated 2023 Vintage Racing Schedule

The Classic Sports Racing Group, celebrating their 56th Season in 2023, has revised their Northern California schedule.   This includes the signature Charity Challenge at Sonoma Raceway now September 8-10.  The revised schedule follows:

March 24-26, David Love Vintage Car Races at Sonoma Raceway

June 23-25,  2nd Annual Laps for Laguna at Laguna Seca Raceway

September 8-10,  20th Annual Charity Challenge at Sonoma Raceway

November 3-5,  56th Season Finale at Thunderhill Raceway Park

info: www.CSRGracng.org

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Posted Dec-09-22 at 12:57 PM By Dan Davis

Formula Vee 60th Anniversary, 1963-2023, Vintage Racing Celebration & Features

"Formula Vee's 60th Anniversary" article in the December issue of victorylane.com has up-to-date information on the 2023 Formula Vee 60th Anniversary celebrations and feature vintage races by vintage racing clubs across North America.  It also presents interesting stories in the history of Formula Vee in North America.  Check it out on this site in the December issue.  Just click on the cover and flip through to pages 34-35.

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Posted Nov-22-22 at 6:26 PM By Dan Davis

VCDA Dec 9-11 Celebrates Holidays and End of 2022, CVAR Opens 2023 January 20-22

VDCA at Roebling Road traditionally hosts the last 2022 US vintage racing weekend with a unique schedule of vintage races.  The big Saturday evening Oyster Shucking and Pig Pulling BBQ is a grand party and tribute to the 2022 season.  All VMC member club racers invited!
Info: www.vintagedrive.com

CVAR's January 20-22 Second Annual River City Road Races at Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas will be the first US vintage race of 2023. It celebrates the many sports car races held in the 1960s beside the Guadalupe River in Austin, Texas.
Info: www.corinthianvintageautoracing.com

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Posted Nov-05-22 at 1:42 PM By Dan Davis

Vintage Races:  Celebrate The Holiday Season With Special Vintage Races

VRG's Annual Turkey Bowl Vintage Races, November 18-20 are at Summit Point, WV. Entries are open now.  
Info: www.vrgonline.org.

VDCA's Oyster Shucking and Pig Pulling BBQ and Vintage Races, December 9-11.  Enter now to celebrate in style.
Info: www.vintagedrive.com

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Posted Oct-27-22 at 5:56 PM By Dan Davis

Third Formula B 55th Anniversary Feature Nov 4-6, Thunderhill with CSRG

The FB anniversary celebration began at Indianapolis in June, continued in September at Road America and will have the third 2022 celebration at Thunderhill Raceway Park with CSRG's final 2022 vintage race.

The 1967 Continental Grand Prix Series was SCCA's first professional formula series.  The fast, quick, nimble Formula B cars with some 180 horsepower, 1600 cc twin cam engines, in a 900 pound car dominated the series for Formula A (3 liter F1) B, C (Formula Junior) cars.  Gus Hutchinson in a Lotus 41b sealed the 1967 five race Drivers Championship with a win over 35 cars at the Lake Tahoe Grand Prix in California.  The cars were combined with F5000 cars in the 1968 series and then had their own series.  They continue to be very popular in vintage racing.

FB info:  Darrell LeBlanc, 503-200-4687, Marc Giroux 607-368-0241

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Posted Oct-20-22 at 7:09 PM By Dan davis

Eight Vintage Racing Weekends Remain in 2022

There are vintage race weekends in Arizona, Texas, California, West Virginia, Florida and Georgia in October through early December.  Features include tributes to the Daytona 24, Formula B Continental Grand Prix Series, Big Bore Production Cars, Turkey Day, The Sebring 12 Hour and a celebration of the last Vintage Race Weekend of 2022. That is VDCA's December 9-11 party and race at Roebling Road Georgia.  The full schedule is in the accompanying October online issue of Victory Lane Magazine, page 65.

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Posted Oct-17-22 at 1:53 PM By Dan Davis

The British Are Coming! In 2023 Triumphs Featured at Road America, MGs at Lime Rock

The big July 14-16 2023 WeatherTech International Challenge vintage racing weekend and festival hosts the Kastner Cup for Triumphs.  More than 400 vintage racers will be racing during the weekend.

The 2023 Lime Rock Historics and Festival September 1-3 will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of MG cars organized by MG Vintage Racers.  This annual vintage racing weekend will host over 300 vintage racers and their cars.

Both of these vintage racing weekends attract large enthusiastic spectator crowds. Advance ticket info will be available soon at www.roadamerica.com and  www.limerock.com

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Posted Oct-12-22 at 2:14 PM By Dan Davis

Oct 13-16 Busy Vintage Racing Weekend

VSCDA Ozarks International Race is at Ozarks International Raceway, www.vscda.org
HSR Fall Historics are at Road Atlanta,  www.hsrrace.com
Velocity Invitational is at Laguna Seca, www.velocityinvitational.com.   
SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour is at Utah Motorsports Circuit, www.svra.com.
SVRA vintage races are with Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, www.chattanoogamotorcar.com.  
HVR Fall Finale is at Heartland Motorsports Park, www.heartlandvintageracing.com.  

The entire remaining 2022 vintage racing schedule is in victorylane.com each month, along with vintage racing event reports.

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Posted Oct-10-22 at 2:46 PM By Dan Davis

VSDCA's Ozarks International Vintage Race Oct 14-16 Invites All

This is a new 4-mile international class circuit west of St Louis.  Vintage racers from the midwest, southeast and southwest are expected for the first all vintage weekend on this Lake of the Ozarks resort area circuit.
Those who have raced where in contemporary cars compare it favorably to Road America and even the famous SPA in Europe.
Alex Rorke, VSCDA President, notes that this event is focused on liberal track time and expanding the area opportunity for VSCDA.  He extends a special invite to all VSCDA vintage racers and guest vintage racers to inaugurate the new circuit.  
Check his podcast on this site.  Info about the circuit is on the club's website and at www.ozarksinternationalraceway.com. Info: www.vscda.org, phone 616-916-2650

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Posted Oct-05-22 at 8:09 PM By Dan Davis

VSCDA Formula Vee 60th Anniversary Celebration Sept 15-16, 2023 Road America

This big celebration will be the feature at the annual VSCDA Ariens Art on Wheels Vintage Racing and Festival weekend, one of the largest vintage racing weekends in North America which annually attracts over 300 participants.  this big celebration honors the beginning of SCCA's recognition of Formula Vee as a championship class in 1963 and its continuing success around the world with many organizations.  
Vintage racers of F Vees from all years, and of all types, vintage and modern, are invited for special racing groups.  SuperVees, Formula One Vees and other special types will have groups.  Over 150 vintage Formula Vees are expected to enjoy racing on North Americas greatest circuit and enjoying a special reception, F Vee displays, special banquet and seminars.
Formula Vee 60th Anniversary 1963-2023 celebrations will be held earlier in the year by SOVREN, CVAR, VRG and RMVR at vintage racing weekends.  Plenty of opportunity for F Vee racing on-track seat time in 2023. 

VSCDA participant info from Bob Shedd Event Assistant and F Vee racer at email [email protected].  

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Posted Sep-23-22 at 6:25 PM By Dan Davis

Falls's Arrival Signals Great Vintage Racing Events and Time To Organize for 2023

Even while enjoying some of the 25 or so vintage racing weekends on the 2022 schedule, todays parts shortages and shipping problems require action now for a successful vintage racing start to 2023.

We here at victorylanc.com have been doing a survey of key suppliers and the parts lead times and shortages are serious.

Check with the regional and national Vintage Resources monthly section early for info for 2023 refresh, rebuild race prep plans.

This issue the Vintage Resources Section is on pages 71 through 78.

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Posted Sep-20-22 at 1:57 PM By Dan Davis

Put In Bay Vintage Races Sept 20-23 South Bay island OH Feature MGs and Triumphs

The spirit of 1950s sports car racing is revived at this annual vintage racing event.

The 1.2 mile airport circuit will be the site of races for MGs, Triumphs, Lotus, Saabs, Minis, Abarths, Sprites, Elvas, Coopers, Fiats and the sports cars of the 1950s.  The event includes a car show, parties and tours of one of the original through the town circuits.  Spectators are invited.  www.pibroadrace.com

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Posted Sep-17-22 at 4:43 PM By Dan Davis

Seven Late September Vintage Racing Weekends Across North America

Four are the weekend of September 23-25: VRG is at Watkins Glen NY; RMVR is at Pueblo Motorsports Park CO; SOVREN races at Pacific Raceways WA; VARA returns to Buttonwillow CA.

The September 30-Oct 2 weekend includes: American Speed Festival with Vintage Indy M1 Concourse MI; CSRG at Sonoma Raceway CA; VSCCA Friday and Saturday at Lime Rock Park CT.

All the remaining 2022 vintage events schedules are in Victory Lane Magazine online every month at www.victorylane.com

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Posted Sep-10-22 at 6:39 PM By Dan Davis

VDCA Peach State Historics Sept 17-18, Road Atlanta, Liberal Track Time

VDCA offers two days of vintage racing featuring liberal track time on one of North Americas legendary road racing circuits.
Friday late afternoon is registration, tech and load in.
Saturday morning is practice and qualifying for afternoon Fun Races followed by Group Feature Races.  Special Saturday races also include a 1:00 pm British Car Race and a 4:30 Lucky Dawg Race.  Drivers, crews and guests are treated to a Saturday late afternoon dinner at the track.
Early Sunday morning is the traditional one hour Enduro Feature.  Sunday Sprint Races begin after lunch.  Final All Comers Race offers even more track time.  VDCA's theme of liberal track time is reflected in the extensive schedule of the event.  Check the final schedule and entrant info at www.vintagedrive.com

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Posted Sep-07-22 at 4:53 PM By Dan Davis

Women of Racing, Formula B Championship, Brass Era Cars, Celebrated Sept 15-18 VSCDA Vintage Races Road America, Spectators Invited

The VSCDA Ariens Art On Wheels is four days of vintage racing and festivities for VSCDA and guest racers on North Americas greatest road racing circuit.  Thursday is load in, test and tune and the big evening welcome party for all at the Overflow on Elkhart Lake.   Friday, Saturday and Sunday are filled with vintage practice, qualifying and races.
Special festivities and races during this vintage racing weekend include a Friday evening welcome reception with light meal, Saturday morning Coffee and Canvas, Saturday noon Brass Era Cars touring on track with guest riders.  Saturday early afternoon is the Mike and Deb Korneli original road circuit re-enactment.  Saturday afternoon is nine charity races with celebrity women guests waving the green flag for each.  Included Saturday afternoon is the Feature Race celebrating the Formula B 55th Anniversary Continental Grand Prix 1967 Championship.  There is a Saturday afternoon car show at the track.  Saturday late afternoon is an at the track reception for celebrity women racers, vintage racers and crew honoring all women racers.  Saturday evening is the big Women of Racing panel and banquet at Tufte Center.  
Participation charity donations for the many special events benefit Women in Motorsports North America.
Full entrant and schedule: www.vscda.org. Phone 616-916-2650
Spectator info: www.roadamerica.com. Phone 800-365-7223

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Posted Sep-06-22 at 7:16 PM By Dan Davis

CVAR Drivers School and Brad Balles Vintage Races Sept 9-11 Eagles Canyon Raceway, TX

The annual fall vintage racing season opener for the Corinthian Vintage Auto Racers Club honors the club's Founder.  it is held on one of the best vintage racing circuits in North America located just northwest of Fort Worth, Texas.
A full schedule of practice, qualifying and races is scheduled Friday through Sunday for the expected 150 drivers and their vintage racing cars.  A special Saturday All British car race is an annual feature.  Entrants, crews and guests may  make a contribution for rides in Historic NASCARS, driven by local racing celebrities, benefiting local charities.  They are organized each day by Sam LeComte's Concierge Motor Sports.
Info: www.corinthianvintageautoracers.com.
Ride info: https://conciergemotorsports.com/about-us/  Phone 469-496-1112.

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Posted Sep-02-22 at 4:35 PM By Dan Davis

SOVREN Columbia Classic Vintage Races & All British Field Meet Sept 10-11 Portland International Raceway, OR

This Labor Day weekend PIR hosts IndyCar, the following week it's SOVREN vintage racing featuring a variety of British cars.  There will be extensive competition for the Brits by American Corvettes an Shelby GT 350s plus a Cobra or two, many German Porsches and perhaps an Italian Ferrari or Maserati.
The Sprite-Midget Challenge race is an annual, always exciting, Feature.  The field of Formula Ford racers deliver close entertaining races.  over 140 vintage racing cars will keep the action going.  Spectators invited.
Info:  www.sovrenracing.org

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