SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Sportscar Vintage Racing Ass’n officials have announced a 14-race schedule for 2020.
The synergies of SVRA vintage racing, Trans-Am, IGT contemporary sports cars and the popular Vintage Race Of Champions featuring legendary drivers have generated growth in sponsorship, membership, and event attendance.
“We are on the right trajectory with the SpeedTour national platform and the businesses it represents,” said SVRA CEO Tony Parella. “By combining Trans Am and IGT with over 100 years of historic racing machines we are meeting a market demand from motorsports fans for diversity of design and engine sounds. Our high net worth demographic in our paddocks is very appealing to sponsors. I am particularly proud to see the enthusiasm for our VROC series, which will expand with the addition of the race at COTA in 2020.”
The season will begin at Auto Club Speedway the second weekend of February. It will conclude at the Circuit of The Americas Nov. 6-8. Between and in order are Roebling Road, Sebring Int’l Raceway, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Elkhart Lake’s Road America, Lime Rock Park, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Portland Int’l Raceway, Watkins Glen International, Virginia Int’l Raceway and Savannah.
Classic automobile marques will be showcased at every event with the exception of Roebling Road, which focuses on providing a fast track driving school. Among the marques to be celebrated are Mustang, Cobra, Alfa Romeo, Miata, MG, Triumph, Elva, Datsun, and Corvair. Historic Trans Am will be featured at Sebring and Laguna Seca and Sports 2000 will be honored for its important role in racing history at Road Atlanta.
The flourishing popularity of the VROC Charity Pro-Am series, which grew out of a single Charity Pro-Am at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014, has expanded to four events at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Indianapolis, Virginia Int’l Raceway and Circuit of the Americas. Hall of Fame drivers who have scored VROC victories include Al Unser Jr., Willy T. Ribbs, Max Papis, Boris Said, Greg Biffle, and Paul Tracy.
VROC is about racing for a reason. Nearly $1,000,000 has been given to charity since the original Charity Pro-Am in 2014. Among the charities receiving funding are Hope for the Warriors, International Motor Racing Research Center, RPM Foundation, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, Nancy Lieberman Charities, Morgan Adams Foundation, as well as IGNITE and the Autism Society of North Carolina.
2020 Sportscar Vintage Racing Ass’n Schedule
Feb. 8-9 – Auto Club Speedway – Fontana, Calif.
Feb. 14-16 – Roebling Road Raceway – Bloomingdale, Ga.
Feb. 28-March 1 – Sebring Int’l Raceway – Sebring, Fla.
March 27-29 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – Braselton, Ga.
May 1-3 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, Calif.
May 15-17 – Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.
May 22-25 – Lime Rock Park – Lime Rock, Conn.
June 18-21 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, Ind.
June 26-28 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio
July 24-26 – Portland Int’l Raceway – Portland, Ore.
Sept. 10-13 – Watkins Glen Int’l – Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Sept. 25-27 – Virginia Int’l Raceway – Alton, Va.
Oct. 23-25 – Grand Prize of America Road Course – Savannah, Ga.
Nov. 6-8 – Circuit of the Americas – Austin, Texas