Mark Harmer's 1969 Surtees TS-5.
Mark Harmer's 1969 Surtees TS-5.

F5000 Drivers Association 2016 Schedule

The Formula 5000 Drivers Association announced its vintage car racing schedule for 2016, with visits to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Road America, Watkins Glen and Sonoma Raceway Sears Point.

The Association also announced that on the heels of the successful participation in the 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Formula A/5000 Race Series, the F5000 group will return as a featured race group for the 2018 Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

According to Seb Coppola, president of the Formula 5000 Drivers Association: “I am thrilled to be able to announce another season of superb racing events at great U.S. race tracks during 2016.”

The U.S. Formula 5000 Revival Races will take place at the following venues in 2016:

  • June 15-19: Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with SVRA
  • July 14-17: Road America – The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman
  • September 8-11: U.S. Vintage Grand Prix with SVRA at Watkins Glen
  • September 30 – October 2: Charity Challenge at Sonoma Raceway with CSRG

Coppola added: “The participation of more than 40 Formula 5000 race cars coming from Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and various regions of the U.S. at the 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was very well received by race organizers, race fans and race drivers. As a result the race organizing committee has invited the Formula 5000 Drivers Association to return as a featured group for the 2018 Reunion. We are delighted to accept the committee’s invitation and look forward to another spectacular presentation of F5000 cars at this premier gathering of historic race cars.”

The U.S. Formula 5000 Drivers Association is a membership car club established to promote the restoration, presentation, registration and racing of historic Formula 5000 race cars. The Association organizes vintage racing events and other activities for its members. In addition, the Association manages a registry of Formula 5000 cars. For additional information, visit F5000Registry.com.

[Source: Formula 5000 Drivers Association; photo: Dennis Gray]

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