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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.

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.

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

Events for 2016

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So what does the Heartland Vintage Racing club have planned in 2016? We’re working on at least two events right now for next year. Lake Garnett in October, and possibly one in Topeka.  Read the full story

Vintage Racing Returns to Kansas Speedway

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

Heartland Vintage Racing (HVR) is proud to announce that we’ll be returning to the Kansas Speedway on September 26-27, 2015. Last year’s event on the large “roval” was extremely well received by both racers as well as the spectators who attended. And once again, the event will be held in conjunction with a National Auto Sport Association (NASA) event, so there will be plenty of racing action both days.

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

The track, which held it’s first race in 2001, has become most well known for NASCAR racing on it’s 1.5 mile tri-oval. In 2012, a six-turn, 2.37 mile infield road course was completed, which has seen modern sports car racing with IMSA and Grand-Am competition; but the HVR event will be the first time that vintage sports cars and classic pony cars have gone wheel-to-wheel on the track.

Spectators are also welcome, and for only a $10 per person gate fee will be treated to not only vintage cars but to modern road racing as well, with NASA hosting a wide variety of competition classes. 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.

And for all you folks who are Ford fans, there’s a third event happening on Saturday which is tailor made just for you! The Midwest Blue Oval Club will be hosting one of their Blue Oval Rally’s in the large south lot. There will be Cobras, Shelby’s, Panteras, Mustangs, and more performance FoMoCo vehicles than you can shake a top-loader at! Click here for more information about the Blue Oval Rally.

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.

HVR Kansas Speedway Images Available

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Expert photographer John Hiatt has some beautiful images available from the 2014 vintage races at Kansas Speedway. Some of our favorite examples are shown below. All are available for sale (without the watermark) at his website – click here to see them all.

  

 

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.