The Jefferson 500


Our 2015 season got underway at Road Atlanta last month. The weather pretty much cooperated and the track was fun as always. Except for Indy Lights, the open wheel field was sparse indeed. Unless there is a groundswell of opinion otherwise, we will probably leave the event off the Monoposto Classic and F70 schedule next year.  Thanks again to our party host Mark Brannon, who put on a nice spread even though he spent much of that day working on his car.

Next up from May 13-17th is the ever popular Jefferson 500 at Summit Point.  Wednesday is the VRG drivers school, Thursday open practice, one qualifying session on Friday morning and then the racing begins. If you are driving a FF or FVee, you will have the opportunity to do 6 (six) races by the end of the event! That is hard to beat. The registration list on line shows 25 Formula Fords and 10 Formula Vees so there should be plenty of good competition.

The Monoposto party will be on Friday, May 15 at 4:30 pm in the paddock at Graham Long's trailer.  It will be parked between Tivvy Shenton's Tech Inspection trailer at Pit Out, and Chris Shoemaker's trailer - all located along the fence backing up to the hot pits, across from the restrooms and classrooms.  Peter Krause will be doing a track walk at 5:30, so you can feed and hydrate yourself for the hike.

On the same weekend the Historic Indy Lights Racing series heads to Road America.  Both events have been held the same weekend for many years.  My memory is they tend to alternate the claim of having the better weather.  We can hope for both to be warm and dry this year.


Marc Giroux
President, Monoposto Racing





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