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A Grand Time Near Grand Rapids

Updated: Aug 9, 2021


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

President,

Monoposto Racing




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