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July 10-11 VSCCA 3rd White Mt Vintage GP Club Motorsports Circuit, NH

Posted Jun-29-20 at 4:36 PM By Dan Davis

This is the 2020 season opener and will be held under COVID-19 protocols with no spectators.  For max track time, there will be eight 25 minute sessions for each of two racing groups over the Friday and Saturday event.  This is a muffled event.

Check the web site for latest updates: www.vscca.org

Now Cancelled: July 9-12 HSR & Masters Finger Lakes Vintage Races At The Glen

Posted Jun-28-20 at 3:54 PM By Dan Davis

The vintage racing and historic racing weekend at New York’s Watkins Glen International road racing circuit had attracted entries from many states in the U.S.  Unfortunately, many of these states are on the COVID-19 quarantine list recently announced by the state of New York, thus preventing many racers from attending, making the event impossible.
For latest HSR events info visit: www.hsrrace.com

The July 10-12 CSRG David Love Vintage Races @ Sonoma Raceway Expects Great Cars

Posted Jun-24-20 at 2:50 PM By Dan Davis

This annual vintage racing weekend is one of the largest and most special on the west coast.  This year it is non-spectator, COVID-19 protocols to be in full compliance with local and state requirements.  This is the event rescheduled from the spring.
CSRG is a vintage racing club that emphasizes original, unusual and special sports, sports racing, GT sports sedans and formula cars from the prewar era through the 1990s.  Accordingly, this race attracts the best, special and most unique of interesting vintage racing cars.

For further info and to enter the event contact csrg: https://www.csrgracing.org/contact.html

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All HSR Groups and Classes Invited to The Glen July 9-12 Wine Festival Historic Races

Posted Jun-20-20 at 1:08 PM By celac

Watkins Glen International circuit is one of North America’s legendary road racing circuits.  For over 60 years has hosted the greatest drivers in the greatest series.  It is set near the town of Watkins Glen where modern U.S. road racing began on its streets and nearby roads in 1948.  This is also New York state’s Finger Lakes Wine County.  HSR members and VMC member club racers are invited.

Road America’s July 23-26 WeatherTech International Challenge Showcases 12 Sunday Races

Posted Jun-15-20 at 5:05 PM By celac

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 Announces Cancellation of Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Posted Jun-13-20 at 4:16 PM By celac

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.

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Updated June, July 2020 Vintage Road Race Events Schedule

Posted Jun-11-20 at 3:43 PM By Dan Davis

Check With Organizer For Changes Before Making Plans

June 18    HVR w/Mid-America Ford Shelby Club -  Hallett, OK
June 19-21 VSCDA Blackhawk Classic - Blackhawk Raceway, IL
June 19-21 SVRA Vintage and Radical Races  - Road America, WI
June 25-28 SVRA Vintage GP - Mid-Ohio Course, OH
July 3-5  SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics - Pacific Raceway, WA
July 9-12 HSR Historic Races - Watkins Glen International, NY
July 10-11  VSCCA White Mtn Vintage GP - Tamworth, NH
July 10-12 CSRG David Love Races - Sonoma Raceway, CA
July 23-26  SVRA Speed Tour & Vintage Races - Portland, OR
July 23-26  Road America’s WeatherTech International Challenge With Brian Redman - Road America, WI
July 25-26. VSCCA Empire Cup  - Lime Rock Park, CT

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Monday 6 pm Victory Lane Magazine Podcast Delayed Due to Internet Problems

Posted Jun-09-20 at 10:34 PM By Dan Davis

Plans are to have a new episode of  the podcast on-air Thursday, June 11th with updates on several vintage event features.

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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