VSCCA Invites Pre-1975 Cars to Track Day April 21st, New York Safety Track
This is an unmuffled "pass in designated areas" day with about five sessions for each fendered car group. The 2.2 mile, 18 turn, 450 ft elevation change circuit is about 45 miles northwest of Poughkeepsie, NY near Harpersfeld. A great pre-season test and tune opportunity.
Especially invited are those with no track experience to learn about VSCCA vintage racing. Instructors are on hand. Also, given a special invite are Pre-War and Preservation Group cars. No VSCCA membership is required. A catered lunch is included in the $299 fee if registered before April 8, afterward $349.
Info and registration: www.vscca.org.
Next Two Weekends, Opportunity for Five Vintage Race Events
March 23-26 SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour pro races, Road Atlanta, GA
March 24-26 CVAR Mike Stephens Classic, Hallett Motorsports Park, OK
March 24-26 CSRG David Love Vintage Races, Sonoma Raceway, CA
March 24-26 HSR Sebring Spring Fling, Sebring International Raceway, FL
March 31-April 2 VDCA Wild Hare Run with VRG members special invite, Virginia International Raceway, VA
All will be reported in Victory Lane Magazine on this site. The entire North American and selected European 2023 vintage and historic race events schedules are in the magazine each month.
Also included are Special Race Feature Groups, vintage rallies, hillclimbs, concours and shows.
Thirty-Six Formula Vees Open 60th Anniversary Year March 24-26, CVAR Hallett
Formula Vee's first SCCA racing season was 1963, sixty years ago. Four vintage racing clubs have scheduled 60th Anniversary celebrations in 2023: CVAR, RMVR, VRG and VSCDA. All expect record turnouts of F Vees along with their other traditional vintage and historic racing classes.
RMVR's 60th F Vee celebration is July 29-30 at High Plains Raceway. It is a charity benefit weekend.
The big VSCDA F Vee anniversary racing weekend, September 14-17, at Road America expects over 150 Formula Vee's from all across North America and a big spectator crowd. Garrett Van Camp, former F Vee National Champion with over 263 race starts, will be Grand Marshal. He will be honored at the F Vee 60th Anniversary banquet Saturday night.
An All Formula B Continental Sunday Feature at VSCDA's September 15-18 Vintage Weekend joins 2023 FB Monoposto Schedule
The 2023 five FB Continental Feature Race Series schedule is:
May 4-7 Laguna Seca during SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour weekend
June 15-18 Indy Road Circuit with a vintage SVRA Indy weekend
September 8-10 Sonoma Raceway with CSRG's Charity Challenge vintage race weekend
September 15-17 Road America with the VSCDA Ariens Art on Wheels vintage racing weekend. This will be a really big weekend for FB, best circuit in America, great club as host and the All FB Continental Car Sunday Feature Race
November 2-5 Circuit of The America's during the SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour amateur vintage and pro contemporary racing weekend.
Info on FB Continental Series: Marc Giroux [email protected]. Darrell LeBlanc [email protected].
USRRC 1963-1968 60th Anniversary Tribute Features CSRG Vintage Weekend Sonoma Raceway March 24-26, Enter Now
The annual CSRG David Love Vintage Races continue to host the USRRC Tribute Features this year for the USRRC 60th Anniversary races and celebration. This is one of the outstanding vintage racing weekends in the west. Over 150 great vintage cars will be in spirited, but sportsmanlike vintage racing competition, including the USRRC Tribute Group 4.
The USRRC Tribute Group has been organized by Mike Summers for the past few years. For 2023 he is joined by Dan Davis and Victory Lane Magazine to celebrate SCCA's first pro racing series 1963-1968. This important series attracted the best drivers, teams and sports racing cars for the Drivers Championship of the United States Road Racing Championship series.
Enter now: www.csrgracing.com. Info: Mike Summers 916-600-3742, Dan Davis 650-465-3258
Put In Bay Vintage Races and Festival Sept 19-21, 2023 Features Sports Sedans, Sports Cars and Japanese Marques
The Trans Am 2 liter/B Sedan/2.5 Challenge features are organized with the cooperation of Steve and Chris Bonk and their VSCDA series. the Japanese marque features include cars built before 1980. Celebrated marques include: Nissan/Datsun, Honda, Mazda and Toyota and more.
This event celebrates the through-the-streets and airfield races on South Bay Island Ohio in the late 1950s and 1960s. Especially welcome are sports cars of those times. The event is known for good racing, fellowship, hospitality and club racing atmosphere.
Entrant Info: 734-502-2435 or 412-400-9156 www.pibroadrace.com.
Vintage Racing Events Celebrate Racing Anniversaries in 2023
Formula Vee's 60th Anniversary, Austin Healey Sprite's 65th Anniversary, MG's 100th Anniversary, SCCA's United Road Racing Championship 60th Anniversary, SCCA's Formula 5000 Series 55th Anniversary are just a few being celebrated in 2023 during vintage racing weekends across North America.
News, information, schedules about these upcoming vintage racing features, vintage racing weekends and racing features are in the just released online Victory Lane Magazine on this site.
Just click on the cover, no fee or password required thanks to vintage racing clubs and resources support.
March 31-April 2 VDCA/VRG 21st Wild Hare Run Vintage Races Virginia International Raceway
Registration Now Open
The annual three-day vintage racing weekend is at one of North America's great racing circuits. It is organized by VDCA with special VRG cooperation. There is a goal of liberal track time, camaraderie, fun but sportsmanlike competitive racing in both sprint, enduro and the special Friday Wild Hare Run.
Friday has two practice and qualifying sprint races for each group and starting at 5:30 p.m. the All Comers Wild Hare Run, an Australian Pursuit type race, followed by a welcome party at SASCO's facility. Saturday has morning races and afternoon feature races for all groups. A special Saturday dinner is held in the Gallery starting at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday opens with the 9:45 to 11:00 a.m. VDCA/VRG Enduro followed by sprint races for all groups including a Formula Ford Challenge.
Registration is open at www.motorsportreg.com. Information www.vintagedrive.org.
Del Monte Group Salutes Pebble Beach Race Cars March 24-26 With CSRG
The CSRG David Love Vintage Races at Sonoma Raceway hosts the Del Monte Trophy Race Group Cars of 1950-1955. This is the first vintage racing weekend of five in 2023 for this impressive group of over 20 cars honoring the Pebble Beach Road Races of 1950-1955.
The CSRG David Love Vintage Races is an annual spectacular weekend with over 200 vintage race cars from 1903 through the 1970s. Spectators are invited. In addition to the Del Monte Group Feature, other vintage racing features include USRRC Tribute for the 60th Anniversary of SCCAs first pro road racing series of 1963-1968. The Under 2 liter/2.5 Challenge Trans Am Sport Sedans are also a popular feature race group. The Crossflow Cup features for the quick Formula Fords provide exciting races. There are races for all CSRG groups to display racing history at speed.
VRCBC British Columbia Historic Motor Races May 13-14, 2023 Mission Raceway Canada
Historic and vintage racers from Canada and US invited. this is Western Canada's biggest vintage motorsport event. Spectators are invited. It has been held since 1981 in Southwestern Canada just across the border with Washington state. It traditionally attracts VRCBC members and many SOVREN members to enjoy weekend races and VRCBC event hospitality. Also, included is a special Field of Dreams and automobilia booths in the spectator area to add to the festive atmosphere.
Entrants and event info: www.bchmr.ca. VRCBC club info: www.vrcbc.ca
Late February Vintage Races in AZ, FL, TX
VSCDA opened February on the 11th and 12th at Roebling Road GA. There are three more February vintage racing weekends or vintage support races in February.
17-19 VARA Southwest Shootout at The Podium Club at Attesa, AZ
23-26 SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour pro races Sebring, FL
24-26 CVAR Vintage Races and Driving School Eagles Canyon Raceway, Decatur, TX
The full 2023 schedule for the North American vintage racing weekends is in every Victory Lane Magazine monthly issue on this site. No fee, no password required.
There are also schedules for selected vintage rallies, concours, hillclimbs, auctions featuring vintage race cars.
Included is a European and UK selected schedule with over 60 vintage racing weekends in each issue.
Feb 11-12 VDCA Racing Into Spring Vintage Races Roebling Road, GA
Late registration is open at the track for VDCA qualified cars.
Friday 2-6 pm at site registration is open. Tech is also Friday 2-6 pm.
Practice, qualifying and racing is Saturday. Special Feature races for all groups are Saturday afternoon. Sunday opens with a 9:30 am Enduro followed by Group races through 2:30 pm.
Visiting vintage racers are welcome to join VDCA and enjoy a great weekend of vintage racing.
March 24-26 CVAR Invites Formula Vees for 60th Anniversary, Hallett, OK
Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing club is holding a Formula Vee Birthday Celebration at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit March 24/25/26th. All registered Formula Vee entrants will get a commemorative T shirt upon check in. This is a Vintage Only event but any Formula Vee that was built Pre-1976 is accepted. There will be a full day of practice on Friday and you will get a full 4 races as well as the standalone Art Summerville Formula Vee Feature Race. That is a lot of track time! There will be a party Saturday night so come celebrate with us! This will also be a regular CVAR race weekend and will have classes for just about any vintage race car so bring your friends.
See www.corinthianvintageautoracing.com for more info.
March 24-26, 2023 CSRG David Love Vintage Races, Sonoma Raceway, Four Features
Races for all CSRG classes will open the season for this noted vintage racing club founded in 1968.
Special featured race groups include:
USRRC Tribute saluting cars of SCCA's first pro sports car series, 1963-1968
Del Monte Trophy Group for cars that competed in the 1950-1955 Pebble Beach Road Races
Morton Cup for Trans Am 2/B sedan/2.5 challenge sports sedans
Crossflow Cup Championship for Formula Fords
Participants will enjoy the traditional Saturday night party. They will also provide spectators with track rides for charity contributions during the noon "Mechanical Picnic" each day. Spectators invited.
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].
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.