Last year brought us the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic devastation that it drove, major disruptions to everything and the full shutdown of our favorite sport. Thankfully as the year progressed solutions were found so that racing began to resume and ended the year as it was originally scheduled. Although the pandemic is still driving ahead at much greater levels, vaccines are being deployed. And while it would be a mistake to think we are ahead of the curve one thing that my years of racing has made me aware of is that racers are a self-selected group of optimists. Thus, I'm sure each of us is looking ahead to a 2021 with solutions to the pandemic, economic recovery and lots of racing opportunities.

It's clear that the event organizers are at least as optimistic as we are since each of them has given us full schedules to select from for our Championship events. With this in mind we have set a schedule that is basically a copy of our original plans for 2020 updated for some date changes. The details are:

HSR Mitty at Road Atlanta - 4/21/21 to 4/25/21

SVRA at Road America - 5/13/21 to 5/16/21

HSR Barber Historics at Barber Motorsports Park - 5/21/21 to 5/23/21

VARAC Vintage Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park - 6/17/21 to 6/20/21

(Classic and F70 only)

HMSA Sommet Des Légendes at Circuit Mont Tremblant - 7/8/21 to 7/11/21

WeatherTech International Challenge at Road America - 7/15/21 to 7/18/21

VSCDA Vintage Grand Prix Au Grattan at Grattan Raceway - 8/13/21 to 8/15/21

(Classic and F70 only)

SVRA U. S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen - 9/9/21 to 9/12/21

VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival at Road America - 9/17/21 to 9/19/21

(Classic and F70 only)

SVRA Heathcock Classic Gold Cup at VIRginia International Raceway - 9/23/21 to


SVRA U. S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of the Americas - 11/4/21 to


Monoposto Championships will be awarded based on a competitor’s best ten races - typically five events - so you have many choices to set your path to a championship. (See the Monoposto rules at

Finally, if you haven't done all the work on your car and equipment already you have three months until our first event at Road Atlanta. Check your seat belts and HANS devices for their certification periods as well as checking your Snell Foundation helmet certification milestone so you are prepared with these important safety equipment items when you go to your first event.

Travis Engen

President, Monoposto Racing

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The 2020 Monoposto season ended at the Circuit of the Americas and champions have been crowned in three classes. Each of our champions will receive a crystal trophy recognizing their achievement. Our 2020 champions are as follows:

Historic Formula Ford – Tony Freston

Formula B – Ron Hornig

Indy Lights – Ben Sinnott

While it's wonderful to celebrate these champions it's worth noting that in eight of our classes no driver participated enough to be crowned a champion. Given that Covid-19 developments made our 2020 schedule a moving target, the accomplishments of the three champions are really outstanding.

The 2021 Monoposto schedule will be set shortly after we are able to secure the schedules for each of the sanctioning organizers on which we usually base our event selections. In addition to looking at participation levels and choosing events that reflect the locations of our members, for the last few years we have been trying to have all of our championship classes compete at all of our events. (This seems to really build participation and camaraderie.) Please email me if you have suggestions for the 2021 schedule.

Finally, it's time to get busy preparing your car and equipment for 2021. Check your seat belts and HANS devices for their certification periods as well as checking your Snell Foundation helmet certification milestone so you are prepared with these important safety equipment items when you resume racing in 2021.

Travis Engen

President, Monoposto Racing

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Next weekend will mark the final races of the 2020 Monoposto season. As our last event of the year SVRA's U. S. Vintage National Championship at the Circuit of the Americas features large entry lists in all Monoposto classes. There are 50 cars registered in Group 2 which includes all the Classic classes from FV to Formula 2. With so many cars entered, the sessions will be crowded but for Sunday's "Helmet" races, the field will be broken into three groups with separate races for each: FB, Formula Ford and a combined Formula Junior and Formula Vee race.

SVRA's Group 9, which includes all F70 classes and Indy Lights, has 28 entries spread across many classes so there will be spirited racing on offer for everyone.

The race circuit at COTA has many challenges beginning with the tightening turn 1 to the esses that follow. There are some really high-speed straights and sections like the epic turn 16, 17 and 18 sweeper near the end of the lap. In summary there is something to test us all.

The cancellation of many events this year has basically cut in half a season that was planned to offer eleven events across ten different tracks, so this will be the 5th event for all Monoposto classes except for Indy Lights (which will finish with only three events being completed.) The shortened schedule has contributed to the fact that, unlike prior years, only one of our class championships has been determined before the last event. Congratulations to Tony Freston, our 2020 champion in Historic Formula Ford!

SVRA Covid-19 precautions will be in full effect, masks everywhere, social distancing and basically no social events. The usual SVRA season ending banquet and prize giving will not happen. There will also be no Monoposto Party, but the 2019 championship trophies will be available for those who have not yet received them. (If you're there I'll try to look you up and organize delivery.)

I hope to see you at the track!

Travis Engen,

President, Monoposto Racing

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