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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.

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.