Special to 1812Blockhouse
This coming weekend, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is hosting the 39th Annual Vintage Grand Prix sanctioned by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), the longest continuously-running spectator event at the track.
Featuring both historic and modern day racing action, SVRA’s SpeedTour weekend brings doubleheader races in International GT and Miata Heritage Cup, and also features races in Historic GT/GTP/ALMS and Classic/Vintage Endurance. Twelve additional group races are featured across multiple classes of vintage and classic cars.
The latest in racing technology will also be on track with two classes from the Trans Am Series and open-wheel, tripleheader races from F4 U.S. Championship and Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda. In total, the green flag will drop on 26 races during SVRA’s SpeedTour weekend.
Off track, two car shows happen, the British Car Showdown on Saturday (June 26) and Concours d’Elegance on Sunday (June 27).
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), founded in 1978, is the only national vintage racing organization in the United States of America and sponsors races in 12 different classes with vehicles ranging from small displacement production cars to vintage prototype vehicles. The SVRA provides various types of racing while emphasizing the importance of keeping vintage racing safe, fair and fun. SVRA’s slogan is “Some Collect Art… We Race It.”
International GT Feature Races — 2 races, Saturday 10:15 AM and 4:05 PM.
Miata Heritage Cup –– 2 races, Saturday: 5:35 PM and Sunday: 1:50 PM.
Historic GT/GTP/ALMS Endurance Race — 70-minute timed race including 1 pit stop — Sunday, 8:00 AM.
Classic/Vintage Endurance Race — 60-minute timed race including 1 pit stop — Sunday, 3:55 PM.
Group Races –– 6 races on Saturday and 6 on Sunday
Trans Am presented by Pirelli began igniting the passion of motorsports fans across the world in 1966 and has been home to some of the greatest names in road racing. Today, Trans Am continues to honor its legacy, while challenging the status quo in racing, through meaningful racing platforms and a driver-oriented focus. Five class designations include TA, TA2, XGT, SGT and GT are split into two separate races.
1 race, Saturday: 12:55 PM.
65-minute timed race
1 race, Sunday: 2:15 PM.
65-minute timed race
The F4 U.S. Championship Powered by Honda open-wheel car is designed to keep costs down while providing an ideal learning tool for young drivers who have never raced cars before. The series offers more value and benefits than any other form of entry-level open-wheel racing.
3 races, Saturday: 10:55 AM. and Sunday: 10:35 AM and 3:20 PM.
Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda offers the next step up in the driver development ladder and affordability as a key component of the series, from the the Honda engines to the Ligier Crawford JS F3 chassis and Hankook tires. All FR Americas Championship cars are built in North America.
3 races, Saturday: 9:40 AM and Sunday: 9:10 AM and 4:55 PM.