The SVRA schedule for 2015 reflects significant growth on the West Coast, with the addition of the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway, the Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland International Raceway and the Coronado Speed Festival on Coronado Island near San Diego. Two new SVRA events are also debuting on the 2015 schedule, the Southern Classic at Road Atlanta in February and Mardi Gras in October at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans.
Along with Sonoma and Coronado, the SVRA Invitational events for 2015 will include the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the U.S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas.
“This early release of our schedule is the result of some great collaboration with the tracks and other vintage racing organizations,” stated Tony Parella, SVRA President and CEO. “They recognize that early date commitments make it easier, and more efficient, for us to work together with them to promote the event and its features. The early commitments put us in front of our entrants and fans in time be included in their early racing and vacation plans.”
The first SVRA vintage car race in 2015 will be held February 13-15, and is run with VARA at the Spring Mountain Raceway in Nevada. February’s next two events are run at a pair of iconic tracks, Road Atlanta and Sebring International Raceway. Any racer running both the Road Atlanta and Sebring events will have the opportunity to run a third non-invitational SVRA event for free. The base entry fee will be waived.
Watkins Glen starts a repaving project in August, forcing the SVRA U.S. Vintage Grand Prix to move from its traditional September weekend to July 23-26th. The event will be run on the Watkins Glen short course.
Parella commented, “SVRA’s great racing traditions at The Glen will certainly benefit from this project. SVRA will be delivering the same great US Vintage Grand Prix race weekend, only for this coming year, it will be on the short course and in July.”
SVRA Vintage Car Racing Schedule 2015
February 13-15, Duel in the Desert with VARA at Spring Mountain Raceway, NV
February 20-22, Southern Classic at Road Atlanta, GA
February 26-March 1, Spring Vintage Classic at Sebring International Raceway, FL
March 28-29, Willow Springs Historics with VARA at Willow Springs Raceway, CA
April 9-12, Miami Historics at Homestead-Miami Speedway, FL
April 25-26, British Extravaganza with VARA at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, CA
May 14-17, SVRA Spring Vintage Festival at Road America, WI
May 28-31, Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway, CA
June 10-14, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IN
June 19-21, Southern California Historic Sports Car Festival at Auto Club Speedway, CA
June 25-28, Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, OH
July 9-12, Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland International Raceway, OR
July 23-26, U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International, NY
August 13-16, Pocono Mountain Historic Getaway at Pocono Raceway, PA
September 18-20, Coronado Speed Festival at Coronado Island, CA
September 24-27, Heacock Classic Gold Cup at Virginia International Raceway, VA
October 8-11, Mardi Gras in October at NOLA Motorsports Park, LA
November 4-8, U.S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of the Americas, TX
[Source: SVRA; photo: Michael DiPleco]