Monoposto's Shortened Season Closes
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!
President, Monoposto Racing