The Circuit of the Americas will have the distinct honor of hosting the inaugural United States Vintage Racing National Championship. Fabulous sports cars from the past will blast around the track, showing why they inspired a revolution in car making.
Vintage sport cars are amazing to look at when they are standing still, but when you see them in action the passion of Carroll Shelby, Enzo Ferrari and the Maserati brothers come to life. From American classics like the Cobra 427 to upscale European creations like the Bugatti, if it’s fast, powerful and vintage it will be at the U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship.
The cars, drivers and racers of this marquee event will come from all over the world: the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada.
Off to the Vintage Races
The event is going to be one of the largest gatherings of vintage cars in the world. Around 500 cars will be participating in 12 different classes.
The vintage racecar classes include:
- Formula 1/Grand Prix/Historic Champ/Historic Indy cars
- Formula cars
- FIA World Championship and GTP cars
- Large sports racing cars
- Small sports racing cars
- Historic Stock Cars, Sedans and Trans-Am Cars
- Large Production Sports Cars
- Medium Production Sports Cars
- Small Production Sports Cars
- Pre-war cars
The runs will push the vintage racecars to the limit as they take on the entire 3.4 mile track. At the end of the weekend a champion will be crowned for each class.
It may not win, but the very first Maserati 250F Formula 1 car might just steal the show from the other contenders. Built in 1953 this car debuted at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1954 and went on to compete in 40 Formula 1 races over the next four seasons. Since then it continued on in over 150 vintage car races. Getting a firsthand glimpse of a piece of Formula 1 history is the perfect way to get geared up for the big event in November.
The Need to Know Details
What: Friday – Qualifying Sessions
Saturday – Qualifying Sessions & Main Races
Sunday – Main Races
When: October 25-27, 2013
Where: Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
Austin, TX 78617
About the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association
The organization behind the wheel of the U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship is the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA). It began with just 25 drivers in 1981. Today, there are more than 1,200 SVRA members and it’s still the only national organization dedicated to vintage racing.
The organization has been putting together premier races around the country, but CEO and President Tony Parella knew the only place to host the first ever United States Vintage Racing National Championship was COTA. He and COTA agree that America’s premier racetrack is the perfect venue to take vintage racing to the next level.
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Original Source: https://www.royalaustin.com/formula-1/us-vintage-racing-championship