A Busy Weekend is Approaching
We have two events coming up for Fathers’ Day weekend: Mosport and Indy. Both are great events at historic venues and should make for a nice weekend for all of the fathers in the organization.
One of, if not THE longest standing event on the Monoposto calendar is the VARAC Canadian Historic Grand Prix which will take place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (aka Mosport). The track is an awesome one to race on: fast, flowing, lots of elevation change and one which rewards confidence. It looks like there will be a large group of FVees there this year. (Thanks to Adam Swank see Paul Buttrose our 2015 FVee champion above.) The event typically draws a good grid of Formula Fords and several Juniors as well.
The Monoposto party structure at Mosport will be a little unique this time because of the many social events planned by VARAC. On Friday evening there will be a Steam Whistle Paddock Tour featuring Steam Whistle beer, Tim Horton coffee, Black Prince wine, munchies etc. Here is a link to a webpage describing it: http://varac.ca/news/steam-whistle-paddock-tour-at-chgp-friday-june-17-2016/ . Your host for the Monoposto Party this year, Doug Elcomb, has joined forces with Move Motorsports who are sponsoring the second Whistle Stop. Move Motorsports are the promoters of the F1600 and F2000 series in Ontario. Doug will also have more food and drink at his paddock following the tour for those who wish to continue trading speed secrets. If by chance you don’t know Doug, he drives the 1961 Dreossi, the body of which was an auxiliary fuel tank from an F86 fighter which makes it easy to find. It will be the only one there.
The second event that weekend is the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis. This is the third year for the popular event which is expected to draw roughly 500 cars. Due to the number of entrants, Test Day is again Wednesday and the regular event weekend begins on Thursday. Unlike previous years there will be the typical 2 races per class so scoring will be done as usual. The most recent entry list shows 28 Fords of different types as well as 9 FB cars, including one driven by Geoff Brabham. There should be some good racing going on.
For those interested in the off track activities, SVRA is continuing the tradition of having a car auction on Friday and Saturday as well as a rock concert on Saturday evening. This year it will be Three Dog Night. Given the number of other things going on, we will NOT have a Monoposto party at the event.
The 2015 class champion trophies will be at the track so if you are receiving one please look up Travis Engen at the GMT Racing paddock. We will continue to hand them out at events during the remainder of the season.
President, Monoposto Racing