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VSCDA June 19-21 Blackhawk Classic Offers Three Days of Vintage Racing To Members & Guest Racers

Posted Jun-05-20 at 12:59 PM By Dan Davis

The event offers sprint races for all VSCDA classes, a Closed Wheel Enduro Saturday and Open Wheel Enduro on Sunday.  All VSCDA speciality races are on the schedule including FVee, TA/B Sedan and Sprite-Midget Features.  Blackhawk Raceway is a seven turn, two mile road racing circuit located near South Beloit, IL.
All COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing, will apply.  Regrettably this means no traditional Saturday evening banquet or Friday evening ice cream social.  Alternates are being developed.
Info: www.vscda.org or phone 616-916-2650

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Chris Pook & the History of The Long Beach GP by Gordon Kirby

Posted Jun-01-20 at 2:59 PM By Dan Davis

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 Long Beach Grand Prix through-the-streets races continues as a premier road racing event in todays IndyCar Series.  “So you really wanna race in my streets” was the early reaction in 1973 when Chris Pook proposed a plan of racing and city improvements that would follow.  That came from his watching the 1973 Monaco F.1 on ABC’s Wide World of Sports TV program. With the early help and guidance from Dan Gurney and many others in navigating state, city and racing politics and years of 24/7 effort it all came together.  The first race was a 1975 F5000 race won by Brian Redman followed by years of esthetically successful, but financially challenged, F.1 races.
 
This most entertaining and detailed book, with wonderful photos, presents the whole important saga from then until today.  It is a big 320 gloss pages book with some 170 photos for many enjoyable reading sessions.  It is available at Racemaker Press 617-773-6533, www.racemakerpress.com

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Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Boys Republic June 6-7 Car and Motorcycle Show Now Sept 5-6

Posted May-26-20 at 1:20 PM By Dan Davis

The weekend includes numerous activities leading to the Sunday judged car and motorcycle show.  There is an auction, movie screening, special Saturday evening reception and dinner and more.  The event began in 2008.
The event is a fund raiser for Boys Republic which McQueen gives credit for changing him from a challenged youth to a young adult with self-worth and goals.  It is a non-sectarian community for boys and girls from ages 13-17.
Info: Phone 909-628-1217

Vintage Road Racing's Next Event: May 22-24 SOVREN & SCCA At Pacific Raceways in Washington

Posted May-20-20 at 11:56 PM By Dan Davis

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.

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Historic & Virtual Indy 500 Busy Week May 18-24

Posted May-18-20 at 7:19 PM By Dan Davis

A Sunday 2 p.m. (ET) Back Home Again replay of the 2019 Indy 500 caps a week of special activities virtually on-track and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
There is a virtual Friday Carb Day, virtual Saturday Legends Day leading to the 2019 replay.  The Museum has many activities including history presentations and a virtual tour of the Museum.  The actual 500 is August 23rd.  

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The International Formula Junior Historic Racers Association Has Cancelled the 2020 Lurani Trophy.

Posted May-16-20 at 5:06 PM By Dan Davis

The Trophy Formula Junior Series has always been composed of international vintage races who’s schedules and attendance is currently in flux.  Many FJHRA races will be held around the world.  But with travel event restrictions a true championship could not be awarded.  Many North American Historic Formula Junior racers were part of this series when it was featured with over 50 Formula Juniors at Laguna Seca for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. For further information please see:  www.formulajunior.com

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Race Registration Continues through June 23 for Road America’s  WeatherTech International Challenge 

Posted May-13-20 at 4:51 PM By Dan Davis

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.

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SVRA Postpones June 17-21, 2020 Brickyard Invitational

Posted May-12-20 at 9:24 PM By Dan Davis

The SpeedTour multi-race series event is expected to be rescheduled at a later date on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road racing circuit.

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2020 IndyCar Series set to Open June 6

Posted May-08-20 at 1:34 PM By Dan Davis

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?

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Le Mans 1984, A Club Racers Story of Racing In The 1984 LeMans 24 Hour Race

Posted May-05-20 at 1:54 AM By Dan Davis

Bill Wolff's tale is told in an exciting and compelling 16 page feature article in the May issue of Victory Lane Magazine.  Don’t miss it. There are also three vintage event reports, eight other features, plus auction reports, event schedules and more.

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VARA May 16-17 British Extravaganza Vintage Races On With Special COVID-19 Procedures and Rules

Posted May-01-20 at 8:29 PM By Dan Davis

The club has developed extensive protocols for driver, staff and worker safety: social distancing, paddock spacing, no gatherings, face masks, etc.  A creative Saturday party with everyone in their own paddock includes hamburger, hot dog BBQ meal pickup and "take to one’s paddock”  is scheduled.  Entries requested ASAP.

Contact Jeanette  at 800-280-8272 or email [email protected].

"Keeping Racing Fitness Very Important During This Short Vintage Racing Pause,” says Dr. Jim Malone

Posted Apr-30-20 at 1:59 PM By Dan Davis

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.

USRRC Tribute Group Successful Feature March 7 With HMSA Laguna

Posted Apr-28-20 at 3:27 PM By Dan Davis

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.

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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 14-16

Posted Apr-25-20 at 2:02 PM By Dan Davis

Entrant acceptances sent and still on schedule as of April 24, 2020.

Pebble Beach 2020 Cancelled

Posted Apr-23-20 at 7:42 PM By Dan Davis

The 2020 August 16th Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance has been cancelled and rescheduled to August 15, 2021 with the 2020 Feature Groups and already accepted 2020 entrants.

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Posted Apr-20-20 at 2:26 PM By Dan Davis

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Indy Car - NASCAR Doubleheaders in racing's future says Penske

Posted Apr-16-20 at 9:13 PM By Dan Davis

Roger Penske observed a growing interest to schedule these events.  The first in 2020 is July 4 with the Infinity Series and IndyCar on the Indy road course.

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Vintage Racing Schools Rescheduled

Posted Apr-14-20 at 12:29 PM By Dan Davis

Many spring 2020 vintage racing schools for beginning vintage racers have been cancelled or rescheduled.

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Schedule Changes

Posted Apr-08-20 at 3:17 PM By Dan Davis

All the vintage road racing events listed in the Victory Lane Magazine Schedule for April 2020 are cancelled or postponed due to COVID19. Some clubs are adding events or rescheduling later in the year. Check this site regularly.

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