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HVR Announces 2017 Vintage Race at Heartland Park

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Heartland Vintage Racing will be returning to our original “home track” in 2017, when we go vintage racing at Heartland Park Topeka (HPT) on November 4-5, 2017. The facility has undergone a complete resurfacing, and if you’ve been as anxious as we are to try it out…here’s your chance! We will be holding the event in conjunction with our friends from the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Central Region, so there will be plenty of racing action both days.

Registration is open now for racers, and all the information on how to get signed up to race is on the event page. We want to fill the fields with as many old racing machines as possible, so please come join us!

The multi-purpose racing facility, which held it’s first race in 1989, has become embroiled in controversy in recent months, even temporarily closing before new management was brought in. Heartland Vintage Racing has high hopes for this new group, as HPT is a great track with nice amenities and a lot of fun to race on.

Of course spectators are welcome, and will be treated to not only vintage cars but to modern road racing as well, with NASA hosting a wide variety of competition classes. Admission for spectators is FREE. And if you’ve ever had the itch to get a little track time with your car, there are a number of novice classes plus basic (and inexpensive) HyperDrive sessions where you can take a few laps in your street car with the help of an instructor. Visit the NASA event page for more info.

Heartland Vintage Racing couldn’t have accomplished this without NASA, and we want to sincerely thank Central Region Director Matt Rivard for his assistance and support.

Photo Credits: Ken Keith, Dennis Collins, James Wright, Mel Dale

Heartland Vintage Racing Adds St. Louis Region

HVR Adds St. Louis Region and Races

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If you’ve missed the recent buzz amongst members, Heartland Vintage Racing is proud to announce that a St. Louis region has been added to the club, as well as two new races at Gateway Motorsports Park. The first race is already underway this weekend (April 19-21), and the second will take place in October. Visit the Event Info page for specific dates and details.

These two events are being hosted in conjunction with the SCCA, and there will be a special set of supplemental rules for the vintage group. In addition, there will be a  total of four races that will qualify racers to be the first to win the Region’s new “St Louis Vintage Road Racing Series Championship”!

There will be Four Class Championship Awards:

VP1 – Production cars up to 1900cc
VP2 – Production cars 1901cc up to 3200cc
VP3 – Production cars over 3200cc
VFSR – All Formula and Sports Racers (no displacement split)

Generally, cars originally manufactured in 1988 or earlier that have been prepared to, restored to or preserved in vintage/historic racing condition as far as possible are eligible for the vintage classes. Continuation model years later than 1988 may also be accepted in vintage if they meet the above requirements. For more information, click on the Event Info page, or contact Chuck Udell  at 636 236 5709 or via email at cuenterprises@aol.com.