Updated: Sep 8

After a one-year hiatus we are back with SVRA at Watkins Glen this week. This iconic event promises large grids, fun off-track activities like the Historical Tech Inspection Re-enactment at Smalley’s Garage and the Downtown Old Course Re-enactment. (Unfortunately, formula cars are excluded from the Re-enactments but you are welcome to be a spectator.) The agenda is full; each run group gets a practice session, three qualifying sessions and two races. Suitable cars are also eligible for one of the enduros. Excluding the enduros, this adds up to two and a half hours of track time! If that is not enough, SVRA allows formula cars to run in their enduros, so you have the opportunity to get an hour or more of additional track time and see how your car compares to full bodied cars on the track.

The Classic Monoposto run group has 22 entries while the wings & slicks group has 30, meaning that no matter what your pace is there should be someone for you to dice with.

Finally, the weather forecast looks promising with only one period of overnight showers projected.

As has become our custom during the pandemic there will be no Monoposto party but championship trophies will be available for presentation.

Travis Engen,

President Monoposto

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Updated: Aug 9

As the name of the event makes clear, XXXIV Au Grattan Vintage Grand Prix hosted by VSCDA means that VSCDA has been conducting this event since the late 1980s. As one of the few East Coast events in August, it's been a feature of the Monoposto calendar for most of that period but the real draw is the character of the track circuit.

Grattan Raceway is a challenging track where nearly all the corners are blind, off camber or both. The layout tests both the driver and the set-up of the car with challenges in every section of the track. The good news is that the schedule for the weekend will give you enough track time to both learn the track, if it's your first time there, and to get the set-up right.

One of the track's signature features is the jump on the straight between turns 4 and 5. Shock settings are key to whether your car will leave the ground and how it handles on the back side of the jump. You must get it right because there is a 90-degree right hand turn and a quick series of esses that quickly follow the jump.

Again, while we are in the Covid period, there will be no Monoposto party, but I hope everyone has a great time!

Travis Engen


Monoposto Racing

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Updated: Jul 14

The WeatherTech International Challenge is definitely one of the premier road racing events in the U. S. As I write this there are over 400 entries across 14 run groups. Monoposto cars and drivers are well represented with 43 cars in the Classic run group and 29 cars in the Wings & Slicks run group. Both of these fields are about 50% higher than last year - no doubt more racers are coming out as the Covid pandemic recedes. Of course, while there will be plenty of competition in the races, the over 4 miles of track should let you find some clear areas for practice and qualifying.

Not only is the track a thrill to drive but also the race fans are among the most avid and best informed that you will find at any track. Last year they were very mindful of Covid concerns and the same can be expected this year.

Although we are getting close to the time when Monoposto parties will be appropriate there will not be one at this event. However, championship trophies will be available for presentation. As I write this two of our 2020 champions are entered in the event and will be receiving their trophies.

I look forward to seeing you at the track!

Travis Engen,

President Monoposto Racing

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