A field of more than 500 vintage race cars will race on the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time. The inaugural Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational will be held June 6-8, 2014 on the recently reconfigured 2.439-mile road course as well as running exhibition events on the famed 2.5-mile oval that annually hosts the Indianapolis 500.
The 2014 Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational races will showcase a wide variety of cars including cars that competed in past Indianapolis 500s, cars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, Formula One, Grand-Am prototypes and Trans-Am. In addition, American racing cars will compete with historic race cars from Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, MG and many others in twelve different classes of racing. A special class will also feature open-wheel race cars with Indianapolis 500 or other historic racing background.
Racing at IMS will be virtually non-stop each day from 8:00am to 6:00pm. The cars will be on display in the infield and open to all fans providing up close access to the race cars.
“Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans appreciate and enjoy the history of racing and welcoming this event to IMS is the perfect way to celebrate racing history with cars that have competed in all different classes and many different venues over the last 100 years,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “SVRA events are incredibly fan friendly, offering everyone the rare opportunity to get close to the historic racecars, talk to the owners and drivers, and trade stories about racing’s heritage. When you combine the story of each of the cars competing to the over 100 years of history and stories of competition at IMS, this will be an unforgettable weekend of racing.”
SVRA is one of the oldest and largest of the vintage racing organizations in the United States. Originally called the Southeast Vintage Racing Association and founded in 1981, the organization has become a top vintage racing organization in the United States with more than 1,500 members. Over the years SVRA has conducted historic race at race tracks throughout the country including Sebring, Road America, Watkins Glen International, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Circuit of the Americas.
“We are extremely pleased and excited to present the first ever Vintage racing event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella. “We are confident that the incredible heritage and geographic location of the Speedway will make the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational the largest Vintage event ever held in the United States.”
A complete racing schedule for the 2014 Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational will be announced at a later date. The event will begin with a practice day on Thursday, June 5 with free admission for everyone, with racing throughout the weekend beginning on June 6.
A three-day general admission pass including Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 costs $40. Single day general admission tickets are $15 on Friday, June 6, $20 on Saturday, June 7 and $25 on Sunday, June 8. Children 12 and under are admitted free each day when accompanied by an adult. Existing ticket customers to any 2014 IMS event are eligible to receive discounted general admission three-day passes for $30 until May 1 (save $10).
Tent camping passes in Turn 3 of the IMS infield are available beginning Thursday afternoon, June 5 for $30, with RV camping available in the Northwest gravel lot for $60.
Fans can order Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational tickets at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
For additional information, visit SVRA.com.