TWO Events Next Weekend!


While we generally try to have only one event on any given weekend, it sometimes occurs that there are two simultaneous events which are both too good to pass up.  That is the case next weekend, June 14-17.

In Canada we have the VARAC Vintage Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, also known as Mosport.  This event has been on our calendar for at least the past 20 years, and perhaps as long as Monoposto has existed.  The event combines an incredibly interesting and challenging track with the unmatched hospitality displayed by our Canadian members and friends.  The track is a classic old-school Formula 1 track which includes high speed sweepers and highly technical turn combinations such as the famous Moss corner.  There aren’t many tracks anywhere better suited for open wheel cars.  This year features a dedicated group for F5000 cars to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of that series.  Fittingly, Mosport was the location of one of the races in that inaugural season.  Another featured group this year is the Royale Formula Ford Challenge series.  The entry list shows 34 cars on it, so I expect there will be some incredible racing.  There will also be a Monoposto combined group for those cars not falling into either of the two feature groups.  Given the popularity of the Steam Whistle Paddock tour on Friday evening, we won’t be having a Monoposto party this year.  By all means take advantage of the tour, which basically means walk to a few locations in the paddock, look at cars, chat with fellow competitors, eat snacks and drink free beer.  What’s not to like!

South of the border in the US, we have the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  This is a very well attended event on one of the most famous tracks in the world.  Anybody who has not raced at Indy should have it on their bucket list simply to experience the feeling of driving on a track with such history.  As it is very well attended and busy, test day is again on Wednesday and the typical weekend schedule starts on Thursday.  The run groups will be the normal SVRA Group 2 for Monoposto Classic and Group 9 for F70 and Indy Lights.  When you aren’t on track or wrenching on your car there will be lots of interesting activities to watch: vintage motorcycle racing, Pre-War exhibition laps, an Indy Legends pro-am race and current Trans Am series racing.  Given the number of cars, activities and paddock layout we will again not have a Monoposto party at Indy.

Have fun and race safely!

                                    Marc Giroux
                                    President, Monoposto Racing



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