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