October 2-3 VSCCA Fall finale - A PreWar Celebration Lime, Rock Park, CT www.vscca.org
October 2-4 CSRG Charity Challenge, Sonoma Raceway, CA. www.csrgracing.org
. Phone 888-268-7126
October 3-4 VARA Oktoberfest, Buttonwillow Raceway, CA. www.vararacing.com
. Phone 760-504-0388
COVID-19 protocols for the event state will be in effect. Check the club website or phone, if available, for updates.
September 24-27 SVRA Heacock Gold Cup at Virginia International Raceway. www.svra.com
September 25-27 Waterford Hills Open Track Day and Great Lakes Challenge at Waterford Hills Raceway, MI.
All events are under COVID-19 protocols. Due to changing conditions, check with event organizing club for details.
The traditional Enduro Re-Imagined vintage racing weekend combines Saturday sprint races for RMVR classes with two innovative Sunday sprint/enduros. There are two enduros, one for Formula and Sports Racers and one for Production Cars. The enduro formats are three 25 minute sprints with a break between. The start for each session is the previous finish order. With the third session winner the overall winner. Pueblo is a 2.2 mile circuit with 10 turns. Pueblo is about a 2 hours drive south of Denver. The final RMVR 2020 race weekend is scheduled for October 10-11 at La Junta raceway.
Pre-1920 Exhibition Race
1966-1985 Masters Historic Formula One
1920-1951 Racing Cars
1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT
1963-1966 GT over 2500cc
1973-1981 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, GTU, AAGT
FIA Manufacturers Championship
1981-1991 IMSA, GTO, GTP, Trans-Am
1955-1961 Sports Racing under/over 2000cc
1961-1966 GT under 2500cc
1983-2016 Masters Endurance Legends
The new upgraded track, totally rebuilt from under base to modern surface, with a revised layout has made Eagles Canyon Raceway one of the best club friendly, yet challenging road racing tracks in North America.
The first reports from private lapping sessions have spread the word and have attracted a large and varied entry of CVAR vintage racers, Bill Wolff, President reported. He continued that not only is the entry a record number of entrants over previous CVAR events, but it has attracted a real quality variety of cars and drivers. There are numerous Shelby GT 350s, and Cobra’s, and a very special ex-Peter Revson Ford GT 40. Almost every class has special entries. A very special group of entries is dozen father-son/daughter teams. Past CVAR president, Herb Hilton, heads a three generation team. To open the event the Friday Brad Balles Vintage Racing School, named for CVAR’s founder, has attracted a good group of future racers.
This event is a non-spectator event with full COVID-19 protocols in effect.
Historic Motor Racing News, the top European vintage racers magazine, has released their updated vintage racing and rally schedule. They note it is subject to change as COVID-19 conditions can change rapidly.
September has opened with events in France, Netherlands and Sweden. Ten events are scheduled in September and thirteen in October. There are vintage races at legendary circuits including Monza, Angouleme, SPA, Dijon, Silverstone, Le Mans and of course the Mille Miglia roads through Northern Italy. HMRN is published monthly and features vintage races, rallies and selected concours in the UK and Europe.
The sanction agreement with HSR includes providing expertise in vetting entries for authenticity competitor registration and tech.
HSR has been a major vintage racing group for over four decades. HSR was established in the 1970s by organizing The Walter Mitty Classic at Road Atlanta. HSR currently organizes numerous vintage and historic racing events each year including the International Classic Daytona 24 and the Classic Sebring 12 hour races. David Hinton has been President since 2012 of this Florida based company. He has been a regular competitor at the Rolex in recent years. David also operates Heritage Motorsports a respected vintage and historic racing prep and racer support business located in Florida.
John Narigi, President and General Manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, explained “Our intent is to continue evolving the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to new levels of excitement by continuing to attract and present the very finest and authentic race cars that owners want to drive and fans want to see”.
Sept 4-6 SOVREN Portland Columbia River Classic vintage races at Portland Raceway features British Cars. There is a Friday Test & Tune and 5 weekend races for each group. Sunday SVRA contemporary Trans Am is cancelled.
Sept 4-7 Lime Rock Historics has vintage racing Friday, Saturday and Monday, Sunday is a concours day.
Professional stock car racing at Road America was first held in 1956. Tim Flock won the NASCAR Grand National Race in a Mercury that year. In modern times, NASCAR’s Infinity Series is now held there annually since 2010.
Over 400 vintage and historic cars are expected to fill this weekend with exciting vintage racing. The annual summer WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman weekend of historic racing and concours is traditionally one of the largest vintage happenings in North America.
The center located in Watkins Glen, New York, has available an immense collection and archives of motor racing history. All is available for research and preparation for articles, video and e-media.
The annual fund racing sweepstakes includes the 2020 Corvette and its accompanying track time instruction, special Watkins Glen Club membership, driving school plus much more. Also, many more prizes are to be awarded.
This is the third year for Vintage Indy Cars at the Bommarito 500 IndyCar racing weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway near St. Louis. It is expected to be the largest entry yet for the Vintage Indy Group.
All the cars entered qualified for the Indy 500 in their day. There are cars from the pre-World War 2 era through the post war roadster era and the early mid-engine times. They include the pre-war Millers, post war Kurtis uprights, Watson roadsters, mid-engine Gurney Eagles, Lolas, Gerhart, McLaren and more.
The circuit is challenging for experts, yet beginning and novice friendly. It was designed by Anatoly “Toly” Arutunoff who had raced at every level of racing all over the world. It opened in 1976 and quickly received great reviews by SCCA and other contemporary racing organizations. The circuit is located in the rolling Osage Hills in northeastern Oklahoma about 35 miles west of Tulsa. The circuit is 1.6 miles long with 10 varied turns. It’s safety and club racer friendly runoff areas allow the circuit to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Some clubs have used that feature on the same weekend.
Corininthian Vintage Auto Racing, located in Texas, began vintage racing in the early 1990s at Texas World Speedway near College Station. As the club grew and wanted to offer a variety of vintage racing experiences for its members and guest racers, it held races at Motorsports Ranch Cresson and Motorsports Ranch Houston. The club soon realized that Hallett was a superior circuit and additionally was convenient for Colorado RMVR vintage racers and for midwestern VSCDA vintage racers. It is now a regular site of CVAR vintage race weekends twice per year. It has attracted a large following of CVAR and visiting vintage club racers. In recent years, the large CVAR group of Formula Vee Racers has been featured at one of the Hallett races. They have been joined annually by visiting F Vee Colorado and midwestern racers for a regular well attended feature.
The upcoming August 22-23 CVAR vintage racing weekend is attracting cars from all CVAR classes and is featuring F Vee. This event is run under COVID-19 protocols.
The traditional Lime Rock Historics are sanctioned by VRG and VSCCA. Racing action is Friday, Saturday and Monday with both a race car and street car concours on Sunday.
SOVREN Columbia River Classic, Portland International Raceway, salutes British Cars Saturday and Sunday. A contemporary Trans Am race is scheduled late Sunday afternoon. Info: www.sovrenracing.org
VDCA Hurricane in Savannah returns to Roebling Road near Savannah to enjoy traditional VDCA liberal track time and special races. Info: www.vintagedrive.com
RMVR Driver’s School and Races fill the weekend at Pikes Peak International Raceway. The combined oval and road course is just south of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Info: www.rmvr.com
This post is a reminder to put this event on your 2021 calendar. This is a non-spectator event and competitor registration has been completed for 2020.
Michigan’s Grattan Raceway Parks’s 2 miles of challenging circuit is set in the gently rolling hills northwest of Grand Rapids. VSCDA experienced and novice racers find that it’s 13 turns continue to be a learning experience. This is a sold out event due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
There will be group races for all VSCDA classes. The featured group is Sports 2000. Special classes include Trans Am B Sedan series, Formula Vee series, Spridget series and the Jeff Porasik Raymond James Enduro for the Disabled American Veterans Charity.
The Hallett Motor Racing circuit in central Oklahoma is one of the best club racing circuits in North America. This annual vintage racing weekend is special for CVAR racers and attracts racers from RMVR and VSCDA to enjoy racing on this special circuit. All CVAR classes will be racing, plus a vintage F Vee Feature. All VMC member club racers are invited. Friday is Test and Tune, Saturday and Sunday practice and races. The FV Challenge race is Saturday after group races.
This vintage race raises funds for a designated charity. It is usually Rocky Mountain Vintage racing’s largest vintage race of their season. Other August vintage races include Heartland Vintage Racing August 8-9 at Heartland Park and Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing 22-23 at Hallett. September opens with Society of Vintage Racers Association 4, 5, 6 at Portland and Lime Rock Historics 4-7.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca announced today that the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, scheduled to take place September 18-20, was cancelled due to the difficulties of staging the event under COVID-19 restrictions. Please click continue for the full text of the press release.
The good news first - the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique will now be held in both 2021 and 2022. The 2020 event was postponed to 2021 and many expected that to reset the traditional every other year. But not so. In 2021 the event will open a month long motorsport past-future-present group of races. Grand Prix de Historique April 23-25, E-Prix May 8 and FIA Monaco Grand Prix May 20-23. The 2022 Grand Prix de Historique will be May 13-15.
More good news - the previously postponed or cancelled Waterford Hills Grand Prix will now be held in 2020 on September 24-25 on the Waterford Hills road racing circuit near Clarkston, Michigan. Info: Joel Hershoren, Phone 248-623-0070.
Now the bad news. Put-In-Bay Races, the traditional salute to racing in the late 1950s and 1960s, originally set for September 22-23, 2020 is postponed to 2021. This event is usually held on the roads and airport runways of the original South Bay Island site, an island in Lake Erie.
More bad news. The VRG-VDCA Jefferson 500 vintage races set for August 6-9, 2020 at Summit Point, West Virginia has been cancelled for this year. Info: www.vrgonline.org
There will be over 340 vintage race cars competing on Friday and Saturday. On Friday late afternoon selected vintage and historic race cars, previously drove on public roads with police escort to the nearby town of Elkhart Lake for a street concours. It typically attracts over 20,000 fans. Similarly on Saturday is a local street car concours.
These will now be held on Friday and Saturday at the Road America circuit on the main front straight. Race ticket holders can stay and enjoy each evening. New spectators are invited to purchase, online only, tickets for the late afternoon 6 to 8 p.m. event. Gates open at 4 p.m. for concours ticket holders.
VSCCA is building off the successful July 10-11 White Mountain Vintage Grand Prix at Tamworth, NH with COVID-19 protocols. This annual event is for all VSCCA classes and salutes sports racing cars. It is a non-spectator event.
Lime Rock Park is the “home” circuit for this New England based vintage car owners club. Each year the club organizes over a dozen races, hillclimbs, rallies and shows. It is the first ever such club organized in the U.S.
The paddock at a CSRG event is always filled with interesting, visually compelling cars. Photographer Kurt Borden gives us a quick take on the paddock experience at the recent David Love Vintage Races. Stay tuned for a report on the event featuring his (and other photographer's) great track images. Click continue to view a gallery of Kurt's photographs
Results for the Saturday practice and qualifying races can be found here: https://racehero.io/events/david-love-vintage-race/results
Please click continue for photos from the event. Photos courtesy of Jim Rose
This July 10-12 event is the first of two CSRG annual major races of the season. It is run this year with no spectators and under COVID-19 protocols.
The USRRC 1963-1968, was SCCA’s first pro series. The first few years for the Drivers’ Championship was competed in under and over 2 liter sports racing cars. The over two liter cars included Chaparral, Lola T70, Lotus 30, Gene Mk8, McKee and Shelby King Cobra. The under two liter cars included Elva Mk7, Lotus 23, LeGrand, Porsche and Merlyn. The Manufacturers’ Championship, 1963-1965, included Corvette’s, Jaguar’s, Ferrari’s and Cobra’s.
The USRRC Tribute organization had planned numerous west coast feature races in 2020, but due to COVID-19 issues is on a limited schedule.
Lime Rock Park has confirmed plans for its annual Labor Day Historic Festival. Noting that it was going to be the tracks, "first major public event of the year,” President Skip Barber emphasized that Lime Rock had been, "experimenting with small events to develop protocols for the safety of both spectators and participants," and promised to set the "gold standard" for spectator events. Highlights announced in addition to the vintage racing program include the planned appearance of an AlfaRomeo Tipo 158 in celebration of the 110th anniversary of Alfa, the 'Sunday in the Park Concours," with a special focus on the 50th anniversary of the 240Z, and a 17 mile Vintage Race and Sports Car Parade in support of local charities.
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