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 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
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. Please click continue for the full text of the press release.
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
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.
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.
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.