Entries filling quickly for series featuring historic Formula 1®, Formula 5000 and IMSA race cars
AUSTIN, Texas – Circuit of The Americas and the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today confirmed that the inaugural United States Vintage Racing National Championship will be held at the home of the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in Austin, Texas, Oct. 25-27, 2013. Additionally, the organizations advised that entries are coming in quickly for the unique series featuring hundreds of historically significant vintage racing cars from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
The first U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship will feature approximately 500 vintage race cars that will compete in 12 classes with a national champion crowned in each class. Each race will be run on the full 3.4-mile Grand Prix circuit. Qualifying sessions will take place on Friday (Oct. 25) and Saturday (Oct. 26), with racing set for both Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 27).
“Vintage racing is gaining popularity with motorsports fans, we look forward to hosting vintage race fans from around the world during the inaugural U.S. Vintage National Championship,” Circuit Executive Vice President Bruce Knox said. “SVRA is a world-class organization that enjoys a successful history conducting vintage races at premier venues. Spectators will see some of the top historic race cars in the world, including the Maserati 250F that was piloted by two racing legends, Sir Stirling Moss and Juan Manual Fangio.”
SVRA President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Parella said, “We are extremely excited to host the first-ever U.S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of The Americas. This is one of the top racing venues in the world, and it is an honor for SVRA to be part of a 2013 schedule that includes Formula 1, MotoGP™, World Endurance Championship, V8 Supercars, American Le Mans and GRAND-AM Road Racing. We believe competing at America’s new home for World Championship racing will elevate vintage racing in the United States.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship will go on sale in July. Visit www.circuitoftheamericas.com for details regarding ticket pricing and on-sale dates. In addition to the on-track action, the three-day event will feature a car show and vendor display in the Circuit’s Grand Plaza.
RACE ENTRY INFORMATION: Race entry information can be accessed at www.SVRA.com. Significant early entries include: the 1953 Maserati 250F Formula 1 car, Serial No. 2501; 1963 Z06 Corvette, Serial No. 30837S120678; 1974 Eagle Formula 5000, Serial No. 755-001; and the 1990 Chevrolet Intrepid RM-1 IMSA GTP, Serial No. 64/65. For additional information and photos of the above mentioned entries, visit www.circuitoftheamericas.com/media-center.
About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas is a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and is home to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX while also hosting MotoGP™, V8 Supercars™, GRAND-AM Road Racing™, American Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championships. The Circuit of The Americas’ master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element is a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings include the Austin360 Amphitheater, an expansive outdoor live music space; an iconic 251-foot, 25-story tower with observation deck; an events and conference center; a banquet hall; and a state-of-the-art medical facility. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com, www.Austin360Amphitheater.com.