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Race Two Great Tracks in the Next Two Weeks

Next weekend's SVRA Spring Vintage Festival at Road America is followed by HSR's Barber Historics at Barber Motorsports Park. Both locations are great tracks that are very different in character, but both are exhilarating to drive. In most years these events have been on the same weekend, so this is a rare chance to race them on sequential weekends. You could think if it as a way to start recovering from 2020.

Last year the SVRA event was one of the first to be held after cancellation of all racing activity in March. That event was well attended so I expect this year will be even better. In addition to the usual range of SVRA classes and groups US F4 and the Formula Regional Americas Championship will be racing on the same weekend. In fact, to minimize the impact on SVRA's regular groups, F4 and FR will continue their racing on Monday, while the regular SVRA racing concludes Sunday night. Both of these groups are full of drivers striving to make it in professional racing. If you get a chance to follow their activity you may see a talent that makes it to IndyCar or even F1 later in their career.

As was our norm last year there will be no Monoposto party at Road America.

Since the Monoposto events that follow in June and early July are both in Canada and the border crossing is closed from the US you should consider making a 10-day holiday of it and getting to Barber Motorsports Park for the following weekend of HSR racing. Barber won't let you stretch the legs of your car like Road America, but it is challenging and fun track. It has lots of elevation change and some really challenging turn sequences. In addition, for the less race inclined, the outstanding Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is open to visitors again.

There will also be no Monoposto party at Barber, but the 2020 Monoposto trophies will be available. If you've earned one make your way to the GMT Paddock and Marc Giroux will present it to you.

Travis Engen

President, Monoposto Racing

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