The inaugural United States Vintage Racing National Championship will be held October 25-27, 2013 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and the home of the of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix expect a strong field of historic racing cars from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
The first U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship will feature approximately 500 vintage race cars, competing in 12 classes with a national champion crowned in each class. Each race will be run on the full 3.4-mile Grand Prix circuit. Qualifying sessions will take place on Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th, with racing set for both Saturday and Sunday October 27th.
“Vintage racing is gaining popularity with motorsports fans, we look forward to hosting vintage race fans from around the world during the inaugural U.S. Vintage National Championship,” Circuit Executive Vice President Bruce Knox said. “SVRA is a world-class organization that enjoys a successful history conducting vintage races at premier venues. Spectators will see some of the top historic race cars in the world, including the Maserati 250F that was piloted by two racing legends, Sir Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio.”
Race entry information can be accessed at SVRA.com. Early entries include the following:
- 1953 Maserati 250F Formula 1 car, s/n 2501, ex-Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio, raced in a total of 40 Formula 1 Grands Prix, including five appearances at the Monaco Grand Prix
- 1963 Z06 Corvette, s/n 30837S120678 1st generation Z06-optioned Corvette has been raced from new
- 1974 Eagle Formula 5000, s/n 755-001 was built by American Dan Gurney’s All-American Racers; F1 driver James Hunt drove the car to 2nd place in its initial outing at the F5000 event at Laguna Seca
- 1990 Chevrolet Intrepid RM-1 IMSA GTP, s/n 64/65 scored a victory at the 1991 New Orleans Grand Prix in the IMSA Camel GT series
SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella said, “We are extremely excited to host the first-ever U.S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of The Americas. This is one of the top racing venues in the world, and it is an honor for SVRA to be part of a 2013 schedule that includes Formula 1, MotoGPTM, World Endurance Championship, V8 Supercars, American Le Mans and GRAND-AM Road Racing. We believe competing at America’s new home for World Championship racing will elevate vintage racing in the United States.
Tickets for the U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship will go on sale in July. In addition to the on-track action, the three-day event will feature a car show and vendor display in the Circuit’s Grand Plaza. For details regarding ticket pricing and on-sale dates, visit circuitoftheamericas.com.
[Source: SVRA; photo: Michael DiPleco]