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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.

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.

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

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

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.

Heartland Vintage Racing 2013 Schedule Announced

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The Heartland Vintage Racing 2013 schedule was recently announced, with two major events planned during the summer months.

The first race happens on June 1-2 at Heartland Park Topeka, and will be hosted in conjunction with our friends from the Kaw Valley Race Group (KVRG). The second events partners us back up with the fun gang from the Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing club (RMVR), and goes down August 31-September 1 at the Motorsport Park Hastings track.

A lot more information, as well as links to get registered, will be posted soon on our Event Info page – so please stay tuned! In addition, more info is forthcoming about other regional races that HVR may be supporting or participating in.

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Heartland Vintage Racing 2013 Schedule