2015 COTA Preliminary Info


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The U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship purpose is to promote Vintage and Historic motor racing, the history of the cars, and the camaraderie of the competitors. Invited entrants for this event will reflect these goals by focusing on the joy of participation in Vintage Racing, proper driver conduct, car preparation and rules compliance.

This event is open to all competitors who hold a current, valid Competition License from an organization recognized by the SVRA and whose car(s) meets the SVRA East Rules. Acceptance of entries by Group, and in total, has been capped at a level that SVRA considers manageable to ensure a high quality driving experience. All required information must be received by SVRA in a timely fashion. Entries that are unpaid or incomplete will be considered a “non-entry” and the reservation will be forfeited.

Be advised that Pre War cars and Post War cars (that do not comply with full SVRA Safety Regulations) will not be part of this 2015 Invitational Event.

Required materials for Final Entry Acceptance:

A. Completed SVRA U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship Entry Application Form along with payment. Please note that a separate Application must be completed for each car entered. If you have not received an Invitation and would like to request one, please go to the Vintage Racing National Championship Event Site at www.svra.com. B. Paddock Information Sheet
C. SVRA Race Car Compliance Form (RCCF), and Engine Certification Form (ECF), if not already on file from 2014, along with required photos. These forms are available under the FORMS tab at www.svra.com.
E. One (1) photo of each car entered, plus one (1) head shot photo of the driver. These photos can be uploaded to the My Account & My Cars section when completing the Online Application or emailed to kathy@svra.com. If these have already been submitted, please disregard.
NOTE: Cars will not be considered accepted for the Event without the above FORMS on file with SVRA.

Event Basics and Procedural Formats:

The U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships will be conducted utilizing the Rules Structure of the SVRA. It is the responsibility of the entrant to read these rules, understand them and comply with SVRA Rules for both car and driver, in order to enter and compete. These include:
● General Rules and Regulations/Safety Regulations/Fuel Cell Requirements/Tire Regulations
● All Competition Bulletins and Technical Bulletins
● Group and Classification Formats and associated Supplemental Regulations
● SVRA East “Standard Operating Procedures”
● SVRA East Hawk Performance Endurance Series Rules and Regulations
● SVRA East Sprint Series Rules and Regulations This information can be found in the CAR INFO tab of the SVRA website at www.svra.com.

Event Overview:

This event will be conducted at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Track configuration will be the 3.4 mile Formula 1 course.

There will be 9 separate Sprint Race Groups and the contemporary Trans Am Series that will participate during the long weekend.

There will be two (2) Hawk Performance Endurance Series Races: the Vintage / Classic Enduro for SVRA Groups 1,2,3,4,5a,6a,8 and the Historic GT / GTP Enduro for SVRA Groups 5b,6b,7,9,10,11. Each of these Endurance Races will have mandatory pit stops. (Note: the number of Enduro starting spots will be limited. Entries will be on a first come / first serve basis).

Accepted entries are SVRA Race Group specific. This means that if you decide or need to change the car you want to bring to the event, you may not be able to do so if that car is in another SVRA Race Group. That Group may be filled.

Cars that are accepted, but found not in compliance with SVRA Technical Rules may be rejected, may be bumped up or down in Race Group / Class or may be placed in a “no-podium/non-Championship class”. Car compliance issues or questions need to be addressed by the entrant well prior to the event.

Driver licensing, history, competition record, VMC Infraction List status may affect participation in this event.

Event Schedule Overview: November 4-8, 2015: (subject to change without notice)
Tuesday, 11/3 – Paddock Load-In / Registration / Early Tech Inspection
Wednesday, 11/4 – Test Day / Track Orientation Program (Note: there is limited space available for Test Day and the TOP program. Entries are on a first-come/first serve basis).
Thursday, 11/5 – Practice–all Race Groups
Friday, 11/6 – Qualifying–all Race Groups / some Qualifying Races
Saturday, 11/7 – Qualifying Races / some U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship Races / Hawk Performance Endurance Series Race / Evening Party for competitors and crew. Trans Am Series Race
Sunday, 11/8 – U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship Races / Hawk Performance Endurance Series Race.

For General Event Questions
Kathy Swinford, SVRA Director of Services: (817)-521-5158 kathy@svra.com

For Registration Questions
Kim Hoxie, SVRA Registrar: kim@svra.com

For Technical and/or Rules Compliance & Eligibility Questions
Rick Parent, SVRA East Technical Director: rick@svra.com

For Driver Licensing, History, Eligibility and Race Procedure Questions
Alex Miller, SVRA Licensing Director: alex@svra.com
Roger Linton, SVRA Director of Race Operations: roger@svra.com
Ray Snowdon, SVRA East Competition Director: ray@svra.com