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Posted Jun-29-23 at 1:55 PM By Dan Davis

Road America's WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman July 13-16, Over 425 Vintage Racing Entries

This big annual vintage and historic vintage race and festival on North America's greatest circuit attracts a huge variety of entries from across North America.  There are Pre-War Cars, Kastner Cup Triumphs, F5000 Cars, Can-Am Cars, USRRC Cars, Modern prototypes, British Cars, a large variety of Production Sports Cars, F1 Cars and many more types will be competing in 12 racing groups.

Optional test sessions start Thursday, Friday is practice, Saturday is practice and Saturday races, Sunday is Feature races.  There are also over two dozen racing Ferraris in a special display at the circuit.  Friday in Elkhart Lake is the Race Car Concours, Saturday is a collector car concours.

Full entry, schedule and ticket info: www.roadamerica.com

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Posted Jun-26-23 at 1:00 PM By Dan Davis

SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics June 30-July 2 Features Special Surprise and Ford Power

This annual vintage and historic racing weekend at Pacific Raceways attracts a large crowd of spectators to enjoy watching top Northwest vintage racers in action.

Famed vintage racer, Ernie Nagamatsu will unveil a special historic race car that was driven by a racing legend.  Many vintage US and English Ford powered cars will salute the great worldwide Ford racing history.  2023 is the 60th Anniversary of Lee Iacocca launching Ford's Total Performance program to win in every type of racing.

Info: www.sovrenracing.org

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Posted Jun-17-23 at 1:57 PM By Dan Davis

Triumph Sports Cars In America, 70th Anniversary July 13-16 Road America's International Challenge

The 1953 US arrival of the high-performance Triumph TR2 was a big success.  The high-performance sports car was priced less than Austin Healey or Jaguar and slightly more then the MG TD.  It became a favorite in SCCA racing as did the many following TR models through the 1980s.

That history will be well displayed on-track at Road America during North America's largest vintage and historic racing weekend, the big WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman.  Over 40 Triumph vintage and historic sports cars are expected for the Saturday Kastner Cup and Sunday Triumph Reunion Feature Races organized by The Friends of Triumph group.

Entrant and spectator info:  www.roadamerica.comwww.kastnercup.com

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Posted Jun-13-23 at 1:23 PM By Dan Davis

VSCCA White Mountain Vintage GP July 7-8 Includes Preservation Group

Liberal track time includes four on-track 90db sessions each day for VSCCA participants.  The Preservation Group, focusing on Pre-War Cars, will be on-track three times Saturday.  VMC member club racers are invited.  Potluck cookout is Friday at 6 pm.
Info: www.vscca.org.

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Posted Jun-09-23 at 4:34 PM By Dan Davis

VSCCA/VRG June 23-24 Vintage Motorsports Festival Thompson Speedway, CT

The vintage racing weekend officially starts Thursday evening with a BYOB meet and greet party following the optional Test and Tune sessions.  A full Friday and Saturday schedule of un-muffled vintage racing is organized by each club with grids consistent with their guidelines.

A traditional Friday evening dinner at the trackside club house will include a program and awards.

Event Driver Info:  VSCCA - Steve Morici, 760-662-1112, [email protected]

VRG - Mark Gunsalus, 508-272-1323, [email protected]

Club contact: www.vscca.org. www.vrgonline.org


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Posted Jun-07-23 at 6:46 PM By Dan Davis

Corvette Featured Marque, Rolex Monterey August 16-19, 2023

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion joins Corvette in celebrating its 70th Anniversary and racing history with a display of the most important cars in its past.  Corvettes also will be on-track racing among the 400 historic and authentic race cars competing in 14 classes each day Wednesday through Saturday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, August 16-19.

The first Corvette prototype was presented at the Waldorf Astoria General Motors Motorama January 4, 1953, and was a sensation.  In 1955, it gained sports car credibility fitted with the new Chevrolet small block Chevy V8.  The 1956 model added performance options, new styling, roll up windows and a removable hard top.  Sales soared.

Corvette racing history began with this 1956 model under the watchful eye of Chevrolet engineer, later coined the "Father of the Corvette", Zora Arkus-Duntov. Corvette captured the Sports Car Club of America's C-Production National Championship with Dr. Dick Thompson "the racing dentist" behind the wheel.  It also set Daytona Beach class speed records.  The early success whetted the appetite of hundreds of drivers who went on to compete and win in the 1950s and early 1960s both in the US and internationally including: Walt Hansgen, Delmo Johnson, Dave McDonald, Bob Bondurant, Dick Guldstrand, John Fitch, John Greenwood and Alan Barker.

Info: www.weathertechraceway.com

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Posted Jun-04-23 at 5:39 PM By Dan Davis

Monoposto Four Event Invite, Travis Engen, President

Monoposto is racing with four race events in the next three weeks: HSR Watkins Glen June 8-12, VARAC Motorsport Park June 15-17, SVRA Indy June 15-18, SVRA Mid-Ohio June 22-25.  Each of the tracks are less than a days tow apart, so even with two of the races on the same weekend it's possible for you to get to three of the events.

The first of the four events is next weekend at Watkins Glen with HSR, the schedule for the weekend merges a typical HSR event schedule with a simulation of the IMSA 6 Hours at the Glen.

The Glen is an awesome track for racing.  The repaving a few years ago effectively remade the track on the same layout but eliminated some of the bumps and surface features that affected the driving line.

There will not be a Monoposto party at the Glen, but by all means find me in the paddock to share a beverage and, if you earned one, pick up your 2022 championship trophy.

Info: www.monoposto.com. Travis Engen, [email protected]

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Posted Jun-02-23 at 12:19 PM By Dan Davis

June Victory Lane Magazine Online June 2, Click on Cover - No Password, No Fee

The June issue of Victory Lane Magazine has vintage race reports from events at Lime Rock Park, Road Atlanta, Mission Raceway, Pacific Raceways, Gingerman Raceway, Sonoma Raceway and Laguna Seca.

Features include those on a vintage rally, unique Corvette, Formula Vees, Formula Junior Driver and Bugeye Sprites.

The two-page schedule pages are updated with North American and International vintage schedules for the remainder of the year.

There are inciteful columns from Gordon White on the oval scene, Rich Taylor's views, Rick Carey's Auction Reports, Vintage Racing Resources and upcoming vintage event news.  

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