Racing at a Classic Track

With Elkhart behind us, we turn our attention to the penultimate race of the 2017 Monoposto Racing calendar: the Heacock Classic Gold Cup at VIR.

VIR is another of the classic, old school tracks with flowing turns and significant elevation changes.  Its history is interesting in that it was an active track from 1957 through 1974 but then closed for a few decades.  Connie Nyholm and Harvey Siegel decided it should be resurrected and so invested a couple of years and countless dollars to meet that goal.  They reopened it in 2000 and it has been a favorite track of many drivers ever since.  I suspect the covered false grid area is partially a result of the many years Harvey had spent driving an open cockpit car!

As far as I can tell, there are NO class championships yet determined.  Come on out and join the fun.

Your party hosts at VIR will once again be Donna and Bill Demarest. They did a great job earlier in the year at Mont Tremblant and I am sure this will be no different. The party will be at 5pm at the Demarest paddock. Bill's red #50 Formula Ford will be nearby.

On a very sad note, I am sorry to have to report the death of one of Monoposto Racing’s founders.  Bob Woodward of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on August 30th, 2017.  Without the vision and efforts of Bob and a few others in the 1980’s there would have never been a Monoposto Racing organization.  Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Race quickly and safely,

                                    Marc Giroux
                                    President, Monoposto Racing




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