2017 Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix – Additional Info

SVRA is hosting the 2nd Annual Amelia Island Vintage Grand Prix March 16-19, 2017 at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport.  This year’s event builds on what was learned last year in bringing Vintage Racing to Amelia Island.  The event will include a wide array of Vintage Motorcycles, a new location for Registration, a new Paddock entrance and a redesigned Paddock to facilitate our growing entries and spectator crowd.  Please review the following for event information to help you arrive well prepared.

Pre-Event Items

The National event is open to competitors that hold current competition licenses or driving privileges from VMC recognized vintage racing organization. Drivers may enter with a Temporary license issued by VMC recognized vintage organization, but the driver will need to enter the Driver Orientation Program on Thursday.  Make sure you have your Licenses, I.D. and any other documents that you need to submit with you when you go to Registration. If you forget or misplaced your documents, it is the participant’s responsibility to contact their home organization for proper documentation if needed. If you have questions, contact Alex Miller (alex@svra.com) SVRA National Licensing Director.

SVRA Rules Compliance for Car Type, Group and Class
It is the responsibility of the entrant to understand and comply with all of the relevant rules of SVRA. It is especially important to be familiar with SVRA’s Tire rules, Head and Neck requirements, and Fuel Cell requirements. You can review all of the SVRA rules and requirements, the Competition Bulletins and Technical Bulletins on our website at svra.com. Please confirm that you have a current Race Car Compliance Form (RCCF) and an Engine Certification Form on file with SVRA for every car entered. Contact Rick Parent, SVRA Technical Director with car compliance issues that need to be addressed, prior to the event at (rick@svra.com).

Head and Neck Restraints
Mandatory for this event and all SVRA events. These systems must meet SFI 38.1 Standards. Other devices may be approved. Please review Competition Bulletin CB2013-009 or contact rick@svra.com.

Transponders are required for all entrants and the number is recorded in an accessible location and available during Tech Inspections.  A limited number of rental units are available. Please contact Janet Harhay (jharhay@aol.com) prior to March 16th if a rental is needed.

Event Basics

Maps and Views for the Event
Track is 2.1 miles with 7 turns.
Download Map (PDF)

This schedule is a working model and may change. The order of Run Groups and scheduled times will be updated as needed. SVRA reserves the right to change/modify this schedule without notice but will make every effort to firm up the schedule as soon as possible.

If you will be arriving prior to Wednesday, early staging will be allowed starting at noon on Monday March 13th in an area just next to Registration.  You will not be able to stay overnight in this location, but you can drop your rig off there. Once registration opens, you may need to go back out Bailey Road to do a turn around and come back in to the paddock (the turn from Registration to the paddock access road is very tight).  We will not be using the runway crossing for paddock access unless it is an emergency. If you arrive before March 13th, space may be available at the Motostalgia area of the Concours d’Elegance by reserving a spot through motostalgia.com.

It is planned that Initial Load-In will begin on Wednesday, March 15th at 1:00pm and run until approximately 6:00pm. Please proceed to Registration first for Credentials. Registration and load-in on Thursday will be from 7am-5pm.

Located at the northwest end of the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, just south of Amelia Island Parkway, off Bailey Road. Participants and crews will be able to stage vehicles on the right side of Airport Road across from Registration, go register and then enter the track for Load-In. Registration will open at 1pm on Wednesday, March 15th.

Hauler/Rig Parking
Haulers will be parked at the discretion of the Paddock Marshalls. and have total authority over this process. Please note that parking for personal vehicles will be in a marked area next to the tree line. Personal Vehicles will not be allowed to park in your paddock space. The personal parking area is immediately adjacent the competition paddock.

RV and Toter Parking
Officially, overnight camping is not allowed in the paddock per Fernandina Beach City Ordinance. The city does recognize that drivers and crew may be in their paddock locations overnight due to the need to work on cars. If you have an RV/Toter, etc., let Registration know and you will be given a card to put in your windshield any nights you are in the RV overnight. Emergency Services needs to know which RV’s are occupied in case of an emergency in the paddock.

RV servicing can be arranged by calling the Lovely Loo’s office at 904-209-4712 or Bo Strange by cell 904-315-7027. The cost is $35 per RV.

Sunday Night Stay
Because this venue is an active airport, departing the premises on Sunday at the end of the event is recommended.  Exceptions to this need to be approved by Alex Miller.

The starting line for this event will be between Turns 1 and 2. The starter will be on scaffolding driver’s right at this location. For the pace lap of each race (only the pace lap) the grid will be paced through the hot pits and onto the track toward turn 2 in order to allow the entire grid to be in sight of the starter’s stand to take the green. Following the green flag, the course will use Turn 1 as done during practice and qualifying sessions.

The finish line is between Turns 7 and 1 and the checkered flag will be displayed by a starter on the scaffolding at that point.

Black Flag
Will be displayed at Start/Finish and/or Turn 6.

Fire Extinguishers
Each competitor must have a fire bottle displayed in their paddock area. Participants in the Enduro, must have a fire bottle in their pit area per the Enduro Rules.

Race Tire Support
Hoosier Tires, the official tire of SVRA, will be available on site. Participants may order race tires for at track delivery mounting and balancing from Bob Woodman Tires (bobwoodmantires.com) and Sasco Sports (sascosports.com).

Sunoco, the official racing fuel of SVRA will be available on site (asphalt next to the Grid). GT100 Standard unleaded, 110 and 112 unleaded will be available at the event pumped from the Sunoco tanker. The Sunoco contact is Rick Williams (877-240-3278).

Golf Carts
Mid Floridian Golf Cars have golf carts that will be available for the event, but they must be pre-ordered by March 9th in order for them to be on site for the event. You can order through their website at www.midfloridagolfcars.com/special-events. The golf carts will be staged in the paddock close to the grid for pickup starting March 15th.

Buses will be available to transport people from Registration to the Paddock and back (Primarily Spectators) Saturday and Sunday.  Golf Cart Shuttles will be available to transport you around the paddock Friday-Sunday and out to Registration if needed. The golf cart shuttles will be staffed by volunteers from the Nassau County Humane Society and donations are welcomed.

Overnight security will be provided in the paddock each night and admission to the paddock after hours will be monitored. If you leave the paddock and return after 7pm, you will need your event credentials and your paddock parking sticker on your car to be allowed back in. Light towers in the paddock will provide minimal levels of lighting.

Services: This venue is a temporary facility, so services will be limited.

A restroom trailer and numerous Single Unit Port-a-potties (some ADA approved) plus wash stations will be placed throughout the paddock and at Registration.

There will be no electricity provided in the paddock, but generators can be used by anyone needing power.

Bagged Ice will be sold at the SVRA Merchandise Trailer starting on Thursday. Vendors will have bottled water available for sale starting Friday, but you are encouraged to bring your own bottled water as needed.

Garbage Pickup
Garbage Boxes with bags will be provided for every paddock location.  When the bags are full, please tie them off and place them next to the garbage box for pickup. A team will be coming by regularly to pick up the full bags starting on Thursday. Extra bags will be in the bottom of each box and will also be available from the team picking up the full ones (they will also be able to get additional garbage boxes for you if needed).

Pets are not allowed on airport property.

Victory Circle
Located next to Tech towards the hot pits.

Welcome Reception
A Welcome Reception featuring Hors D’Oeuvres and a cash bar will be held Saturday night at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club from 5-8pm across the street from our venue.  Buses will be available for transportation to and from the Golf Club and limited parking is available for personal vehicles. Fernandina Beach is home to many wonderful restaurants and shops and you are encouraged to spend your evenings enjoying the area.