What do Two Great Tracks Have in Common?
Updated: Jun 12, 2022
Next weekend brings Monoposto to the second and final doubleheader event weekend on our schedule. VARAC's Vintage Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway both have large entry lists for open wheel cars. There are 41 open wheel cars entered for CTMP and 88 for Indy. It's clear that regardless of what class you might be in, you will not have a problem finding some close competition.
Each event and each track has its attractions. The VARAC event is the 42nd Vintage Grand Prix and as such offers a very full schedule of racing and off-track activities. As is VARAC's practice after the first day's running each session is a race with the grid set by the previous session's results. You get the opportunity to move up the results sheet as you learn the track and improve your driving while enjoying more than the typical vintage event's two races.
At Indy we will be racing on the road course that IndyCar raced on in early May before the Indy 500 and is scheduled to race on again at the end of July. The fact that it's good enough for IndyCar to race on twice this season means for us it's a challenging circuit with lots of passing opportunities. Largely because of the high entry count, FBs, FFs and FVs will be in separate run groups, making the racing tighter within these groups. Open wheel wings & slicks cars will be in their own run group as well. Off-track activities feature prominently on the SVRA schedule resulting in a full weekend.
Because of the size and schedule of each event, there will not be a Monoposto party at CTMP or Indy. However, trophies for the 2021 Monoposto champions will be available for presentation at Indy.