Sportscar Vintage Racing Association returned to Virginia International Raceway on September 27-28 for the annual VIR Fall Festival.
The 2008 VIR Fall Festival attracted over 200 entries from all across the spectrum, including a McLaren M6B Can-Am car, a classic-era 1928 Frazer-Nash, a Lister-Jaguar and a broad collection of Porsches, BMWs, MGs, Nissans, Lotuses and Corvettes. Joining all these cars were a variety of open-wheeled formula cars, powered by everything from a VW Beetle engine to three-liter Formula 1 engines to the booming Formula 5000 V8s.
Whether your favorite is a sedan or a formula car, a sports racer or a production car, the SVRA Fall Festival brought it all together. As always, the paddock was open to the public, letting everyone get a close-up look at their favorites.
2008 VIR Fall Festival Photo Gallery and Race Results:
Group 1 (8 laps), Recognized small displacement sports cars and sedans in production prior to 1973
Harry Gentry (1962 Austin Healey Sprite Mk II, Knoxville, TN)
Peter Uzdavinis (1964 MG Midget, Carrollton, VA)
Larry Smith (1962 MG Midget, Richmond, VA)
Harry Gentry #7 on his way to the victory
Group 2 (8 laps), Formula cars conforming to the 2008 Monoposto Racing Rules and Regulations
Marc Giroux (1969 Brabham BT29, Corning, NY)
Travis Engen (1970 Chevron B17B, Weston, CT)
Will Thomas (1967 Brabham BT21, New Fairfield, CT)
Winner Marc Giroux does his best to hold off Travis Engen
Group 3 (8 laps), Recognized series produced sports cars and sedans in production prior to 1972
Butch McKenzie (1966 MGB, Burlington, NC)
Paul Swanson (1958 Porsche 356 Speedster, Plantation, FL)
Vic Skirmants (1961 Porsche 356B Roadster, North Branch, MI)
Race Winner Butch McKenzie’s great looking MGB
Paul Swanson and Vic Skirmants had a great battle for 2nd
Group 4 (8 laps), Limited produced sports cars, racing “specials” and GT cars built or in production prior to 1962