It was exciting for owner-drivers of Lotus 23s, Elva Mk7s, Genies, Lotus 19s, Shelby King Cobras, Ferrari Dinos, Chaparrals, McLaren Mk1 and 2s, Maserati Birdcages, Lola T70s, Lotus 30s, Porsche Spyders and more.
SCCA sports car racing is going bigtime! It was 1962 and the former all amateur Sports Car Club of America announced a new pro series for 1963: The United States Road Racing Championship. There was a Sports Racing Drivers Championship for two classes: over and under 2 liter cars plus a Manufacturers Championship for FIA GT cars. Races were scheduled in 1963 at Daytona, Pensacola, Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen, Pacific Raceways, Continental Divide, Road America and Mid Ohio. The new series absorbed the pro racers from the short lived USAC pro road racing series. The USRRC ran from 1963 through 1968.
The USRRC Tribute Series feature with CSRG is Saturday afternoon June 5 with a record field expected. The USRRC awards party is later about 4:30 pm. The feature will be filled with some of those great legendary sports racers of the original series.
All CSRG classes are racing both Saturday and Sunday. There are also Crossflow Cup series races during the weekend.