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HVR Goes Vintage Racing at Heartland Motorsports Park

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FULL INFORMATION FOR BOTH RACERS AND SPECTATORS AVAILABLE ON THE EVENT PAGE. 

Heartland Vintage Racing will be returning to our original “home track” this summer, when we go vintage racing at Heartland Motorsports Park on July 14-15. 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!

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.

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

Vintage Race Cars Return to Lake Garnett

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Heartland Vintage Racing (HVR) is very excited to once again be supporting the vintage race car exhibition at the annual Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival (LGGPR), which takes place on October 13-15, 2017 at the classic Lake Garnett track in Garnett, KS. Mopar is the featured marque this year, so we hope to see some vintage Chrysler iron joining us!The vintage race car exhibition class is being overseen by Heartland Vintage Racing (HVR) and all HVR car, driver, and safety tech rules will preside over the vintage portion. All cars and drivers will be pre-screened by HVR prior to entry. Cars will need to be properly pedigreed or adhere to the HVR Rules for period-correct preparation, and the HVR Tech Rules will apply.In addition, drivers experience, credentials, and safety records will be reviewed prior to acceptance. HVR will accept the following licenses for this event: NASA, SCCA, or any vintage club that is a member of the VMC Council. If you are unlicensed and wish to race, please review the HVR Licensing procedures.

Registration for the LGGPR opened August 1. Entries into the vintage class are very limited, so it’s important for any prospective participant to download and mail in your entry forms as soon as possible. Your payment will not be processed until you’ve been approved, but if you would like to make sure you and your car are pre-approved before sending payment, please contact us with your car info and driver credentials / experience.

Please plan to arrive on Friday afternoon if at all possible. Track activities will begin early on Saturday, not only making it difficult to get late arrivals tech’d, but if the track is hot, you may not be able to even get access to the paddock, possibly causing you to miss a session.

Camping for racers is $40 for the weekend, and you must reserve that separately from your registration. Check out the Camping / Lodging page for full information on how to reserve your spot.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR LAKE GARNETT


HVR Announces 2017 Vintage Race at Heartland Park

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FULL INFORMATION FOR BOTH RACERS AND SPECTATORS AVAILABLE ON THE EVENT PAGE. 

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

2017 Membership Renewals

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The Heartland Vintage Racing club needs you! It’s our mission to support vintage racing in middle-America, and we can’t do that without passionate folks like you.

Whether you’re a racer or an enthusiast, every member is an integral part of this organization. We need willing drivers at events, and willing volunteers behind the scenes at those events. We need people who love spending time with vintage racing automobiles, and people who love spending time just talking about vintage racing automobiles. So please join or renew today!

Click here to download and print the membership form.

2016 Lake Garnett Grand Prix Teaser

2016 Lake Garnett Grand Prix Teaser

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The Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival is a unique event that includes a track experience together with car shows, an autocross event, and great food; providing both the participant and the spectator a fantastic experience. What sets this event apart from the other automotive events is that the cars and the drivers are not race cars or racing drivers – they are classic cars owned and operated by enthusiasts.

Vintage Race Cars at Lake Garnett

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Heartland Vintage Racing (HVR) is thrilled to again be supporting the vintage race car exhibition at the annual Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival (LGGPR), which takes place on October 8-9, 2016 at the classic Lake Garnett track in Garnett, KS. And this year there’s even more to be excited about for fans and racers of vintage automobiles.

“We’re really excited that the LGGPR coordinators are putting more of a focus this year on the vintage race cars”, said HVR President Russ Dickey. “We love getting the chance to bring vintage cars back to this historic midwest racetrack, and we hope to help them grow this into one of the premier vintage exhibitions in the country.”

Beginning in 2016, the vintage race car exhibition class will have two on-track sessions each day. All vintage class cars and drivers will be pre-screened by HVR prior to entry.  Cars will need to be properly pedigreed or adhere to the HVR Rules for period-correct preparation. In addition, drivers experience, credentials, and safety records will be reviewed prior to acceptance.

The HVR Tech Rules will apply for the Vintage Exhibition Class, and accepted applicants may get vehicles pre-inspected at HVR’s “official” tech shop, RennsportKC located in Grandview, MO. RennsportKC offers a free tech inspection to anyone participating in an HVR event. Give them a call at 816-965-5800 or contact them through their website to make an appointment.

Registration for the LGGPR opened August 1 – Click Here to sign up. Entries into every class are very limited, so it’s important for any prospective participant to download and mail in your entry forms as soon as possible. If you would like to make sure you are pre-approved before sending payment, please email your car info and driver credentials / experience to info@heartlandvintageracing.com.

Corvette will be the featured marque this year, so all owner’s of America’s Sports Car are encouraged to participate. The very popular car show on the Garnett town square will be held Saturday evening after the track exhibitions, plus a silent auction, a historic memorabilia display, and a beer garden will also be taking place.

Corvette will be the featured marque in 2016 at the Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival.

Photo credits: HVR, EarlyCorvettes.com

Time to Renew!

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Unbelievably, 2015 is just about gone. The holidays are in full swing, kids are eagerly awaiting Santa, and parents are eagerly awaiting a few libations on New Year’s Eve. Yes, the new year is just around the corner, and you know what that means…it’s time to renew your Heartland Vintage Racing membership.

Forget gym packages, creating meal plans, seeing your grandkids more often. There’s only one resolution for you…more racing and more hanging out with your racing pals! We’re committed to growing our club and the number of events we participate in each year, and we can’t do it without you and anyone else who shares our passion for vintage racing.

Whether you’re interested in driving, helping to coordinate races, or just an enthusiast, the Heartland Vintage Racing group wants you to come join in the fun! Click here to download the membership form, then complete it and send it with your dues to the address listed on the application. Renewals for existing members are due by January 22nd, 2016.

HVR Participates in the All Speed Expo

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Heartland Vintage Racing was doing a little recruiting at the 2015 All Speed Expo, and had three nice vehicles on hand which represented the variety of classes & cars that folks can race and see at the vintage races. It was the first year for the All Speed Expo, a show that strives to bring a “touch of SEMA” to the Kansas City area, giving a venue for exhibitors and organizations involved in the automotive aftermarket a place to display products and services to the general public.

Heartland Vintage Racing had a nice display that included Mark Bracewell’s Formula Ford, Skip Meyer’s Bugeye Sprite, and Tony Shores ’65 Mustang fastback. We want to thank these gentleman and all the HVR members who spent their weekend manning the booth to help us get a little exposure. Lots of folks stopped by the booth, checked out the cars, asked questions, and picked up membership applications.

 

Photos by: AutoFaze Automotive Photography

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.