Marlboro Raceway Reunion May 17-21, VRG/VDCA Jefferson 500 Vintage Races Summit Point
There is a full, long weekend of vintage racing for all VRG and VDCA classes. Summit Point Motorsports Park offers road circuit options up to 2.2 miles. The circuit is just west of Baltimore and Washington DC. This is a no-spectator event. Entrants, crew and guests only.
The nearby, now abandoned Marlboro Circuit hosted races from 1954. This included the legendary Marlboro 12 Hour FIA sanctioned sedan races from 1961-1966 and was influential in starting the Trans Am. The 1966 race was on the inaugural Trans Am schedule. 1961 was the first 12 Hour won by a Volvo P544 driven by Rune Svensson and Art Tattersall. A Volvo P544 won in 1962 driven by Harry Beck and Brad Holmes.
The 1963 Marlboro 12 Hour was won by Bob Olthoff and Jack Sears driving a Ford factory team Cortina GT.
In 1964, Jackie Stewart and Mike Beckwith won the Marlboro 12 Hour in a Lotus Cortina driving for Team Lotus. This was Stewart's first US race and his first US race win!
The Marlboro Circuit closed in 1969 with the opening of the nearby more modern Summit Point Raceway.
Info: www.vrgonline.org. , www.vscca.org.