This year's season, shortened by the pandemic, has only two more race events to go. Next weekend it is the SVRA VIR Gold Cup. A classic event at a classic track. VIR is a long track with very good sight lines over gentry rolling terrain and several long passing areas. All of this makes for excellent racing.

The entry list shows 23 Classic cars entered ranging from formula Juniors to formula B cars. Unfortunately, the F70 and Indy Lights entries aren't as robust so against our strong recommendations both groups will be on the track at the same time except for the final races of the weekend when they will be in separate run groups. I understand the dynamics of race entries but as I race both Classic and F70/Indy Lights cars running the groups together not only puts incompatible cars together it also diminishes my own racing possibilities as well reducing entry fees for the event organizer. Because of the combined grouping I will be focusing on my Chevron B17b formula B car this weekend.

Covid-19 per capita case rates in Virginia are in the middle of those for the US as a whole. Of course, there are wide variations throughout the state. The area around the track has been relatively stable for the past two weeks. Please take care and use masks and social distancing to stay safe. As has been the norm for this year there will be no Monoposto party but 2019 championship trophies will be available for pickup.

If you are able to join us, enjoy the racing! If you aren't able to be at VIR please consider entering the SVRA event at the Circuit of the Americas for the final races on the Monoposto 2020 schedule.

Travis Engen

President, Monoposto Racing

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Updated: Sep 14, 2020

The coming weekend will mark our third event of the year and the second at Road America. So far, the Covid-19 shortened 2020 Monoposto schedule has been concentrated in the mid-West. However, the remaining two Monoposto events will take us to Virginia and Texas. All together this will be the shortest Monoposto schedule in decades.

The VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival will be the thirty-fifth edition of this classic event. (This year is also the 70th anniversary of racing at Elkhart Lake.) VSCDA has also extended an invitation to HSR competitors to enter as guests. This is sure to heighten the usual competition and make for good racing. All Monoposto classes, except Indy Lights, will be eligible for championship points.

Covid-19 case rates in the Wisconsin area around the track have been trending up the past two weeks with the entire state about the tenth highest in the U. S. and at its highest level for the year. Please take care and use masks and social distancing to stay safe. As has been the norm for this year there will be no Monoposto party.

If you are able to go, enjoy the racing! If you aren't able to be at Road America consider the two events that remain on our shortened schedule - the SVRA events at Virginia International Raceway and the Circuit of the Americas.

Travis Engen,

President, Monoposto Racing

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The second race of the revised 2020 schedule is next weekend at Grattan Raceway. This annual VSCDA event has been held for 34 years and has been on the Monoposto schedule for most of them. The event setting is a very challenging track northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The track features blind corners, off camber corners, tight bowl corners (many of these features combined in the same corner!) and the straights that connect them. See the above Google satellite image. It's truly a driver's track and, particularly for our Classic run group cars, a real blast to drive. The coronavirus willing you can expect many FVs, FFs and FB cars to be there.

The Vintage Grand Prix au Grattan XXXIV, which usually has a lot of family friendly aspects and is self-described as VSCDA's Summer Party, is being conducted with a very detailed set of instructions to prevent Covid-19 transmission so fishing and social gatherings and other usual event activities are circumscribed. If you are going, please make sure you review the detailed Covid-19 Track Procedures posted on VSCDA's website. Consistent with the VSCDA guidance there will be no Monoposto party.

As the previous Monoposto event at Road America demonstrated, even with all of the arrangements to make this event possible in the time of the coronavirus, the actual racing should be enjoyable and a welcome change.

I hope everyone has a great time!

Travis Engen,

President, Monoposto Racing

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