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Vintage Racing - Great Value

Real Value Vintage Racing at Mosport
I have posted in the past about the annual VARAC Vintage Grand Prix and what enormous value it is. In 2018, it will be held on the June 14-17 weekend and will consist of three days of racing with a test day on Thursday June 13.
If you are a vintage racer( Porsche or otherwise), you should think hard about entering? First off, where can you get three days of racing at one of the World’s preeminent historic race tracks for $625 (Canadian Currency, so about $468 US) with more track time than you can use. Best of all, if you enter before Jan 1, 2018, there is a further $100(Cdn) discount so that reduces your entry to roughly $399 US. Importantly, credit cards are not charged until late May, so there is no risk if your plans change. Register via Motorsportreg.com under the VARAC heading.
Additional benefits include a Friday night pit crawl, food and beer included in entry and a Saturday night dinner which is also included and includes one crew member
We have enjoyed sell out and near sell out grids over the past few years. In 2017 we hosted the Historic F1 racers who raved about the event and are keen on returning in the next few years. This year we are expecting the F5000 Revival Series who will create a real buzz around this historic and challenging track.
A large proportion of our entries are US based racers, so you don’t have to feel intimidated about crossing the border. We will post instructions about border crossings, both into Canada and then returning to the US.
Please see the announcement below for further information. Also, please PM me directly for any questions concerning car qualification or any other matter.

2018 VVGP Early-Bird SUPER SALE
Register before January 1, 2018 and save $100


Preregister for the 2018 VARAC Vintage Grand Prix being held June 14-17 on the Mosport Grand Prix track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park before January 1, 2018 and save $100 off the already low entry fee of $625 for three days of racing. That's THREE days of racing on one of the premier racing circuits in the world for $525 when you preregister before January 1, 2018.

Of course we have our regular run groups including...
• Vintage Historic cars built before 1973. Typically we will have in excess of 100 entries for this group and we run them on two grids for Friday and Saturday, then consolidate the grids for Sundays races
• Classic cars built between 1973 and 1997. We normally attract 50+ cars in the group and it makes for some very close racing
• Monoposto and Wings and Slicks. Single seat open wheel cars - for many the purest form of racing
We have three special races planned...
• SP1 Open Wheel Challenge held on Friday at the end of the day, any open wheeled car entered for the weekend is eligible of this session, F5000, RFFCS, Toyo, Monoposto.
• SP2 MGVR - Triumph Challenge being held at the end of the day on Saturday. This session is only for MG and Triumph based racing cars; and
• SP3 the VARAC Vintage Grand Prix is being held as the final session on Sunday, any Vintage, Historic, or Classic car (under 2500 pounds) is eligible for this session.
All of the special races are limited to 62 cars on track, entry is on a first come first entered basis with your preregistration.

Off track we have...
• The Steam Whistle Paddock Tour Friday evening (think of this as a roaming dinner party with free beer), followed by a live band, Kim and Company in the upper paddock
• Saturday we have a dinner/reception in the Conference Centre (cash bar) followed by the Safety Team party featuring the Mudmen, a Celtic rock band
• Sunday we have the Field of Dreams Car Show near corner 8, and the ever popular Legends of Motorsport Panel in the Conference Centre.
Admission to all of these off track events is included with your entry fee for the driver and one crew, additional tickets may be purchased when you preregister, or at the event.

We should also mention the Test Day, Thursday, June 14. $300 entry fee and four on-track sessions for each of open wheel, closed wheel, and lappers. The Test Day is mandatory for drivers who have not run the Mosport Grand Prix track before.

For more information including the Event Schedules and the Supplementary Regulations visit the VARAC website.

But wait, there's more...
• This year we are being joined by the F5000 Revival Series
celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Series creation back in 1968. To commemorate this momentous occasion, we have asked Brian Redman, three-time F5000 Champion to be our Grand Marshal. It will be spectacular!
• Our event has been selected as an MGVR Focus event. We normally attract two or three MGs and their siblings; as a Focus Event who knows how many MGs we'll see. As an added bonus for MG and Triumph drivers we have an extra "free" session to end the day Saturday.
• We are hosting the Royale Formula Ford Challenge Series. This group runs vintage, historic, club and post-club Formula Fords. We are excited to have them.
• Our friends from the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship will also be joining us in 2018. They always put on a great show.
See you at the track!
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this looks like a wonderful event .. i am based in CT but will try to join. ..as it approaches would be nice to hear some details about border crossing procedures etc.

please be sure to advertise again as it approaches

cheers frank
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Frank, Thanks for your interest. The point of early notice was three things: The early bird discount that disappears today; Early registration is not charged to your credit card until late May so there is no risk if your plans change; and finally the grids may be sold out and waiting list develop.

I'll see if I can find some video footage and post it.
Send me a PM and I'll send you a reminder.
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For what it's worth , the VARAC Vintage GP is always my favorite race of the season as they put a very well organized race weekend together.
From the Friday night pot luck paddock dinners and beer to the Saturday night banquet in the tower , everything is aimed towards the participant's satisfaction.

Last year in the G70-90 class ,we were 58 cars on track on Friday ... obviously not as many left on Sunday , but overall a great event !
The Vintage and Formula cars had a large field as well !
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