Notes from the SVRA Competition Director


Welcome to the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. SVRA thanks you for joining with us at this inaugural event. A few reminders before I address the main topics of this paper:

Road Racing Competitors: Make sure you have your Competition License or copy of the License plus an ID with you at Registration. No License means you don’t drive. It is your responsibility to have all paperwork in place by the time you get to Indy. Some organizations such as the VSCCA use an “Approved Driver List”. These drivers have already been cleared but you should make sure the Registrar is aware of this. Oval-Only Exhibition Drivers: Your credentials are already cleared through your submitted paperwork. It is at this point you will be issued your Paddock Pass (1 per hauler/tow vehicle), 1 Car Pass and your Pit Support Vehicle sticker (for golf cart, pit cart, etc) via an IMS Voucher. You will have received an I.M.S. Pit Vehicle Voucher after you submitted the proper Insurance documents and other paperwork per the Pit Vehicle Packet.

Everyone at this point should realize that this event is run under SVRA East Rules. The driver is responsible for reading and understanding the SVRA East rules prior to entering the Event. There is no reason at this stage to show up with a car that is not compliant to this rule set and then complain. There are some “Non-Standard SVRA East” Car Classes that are being allowed to run at this Event, and this Event only. This will not carry over to other SVRA East events. These cars are not eligible for points or Overall Awards. They will be listed at the bottom of the result sheets.

No transponder means no times and no scoring. Please have the TX number available at Technical Inspection to confirm your number. A limited number of rentals are available via Timing and Scoring, located on the 2nd floor of Pagoda Tower Race Control. Please send a request for reservation of a rental transponder to:

Race Fuel:
VP Racing Fuels is the official racing fuel of the SVRA and the only fuel brand available at the Speedway. Please contact VP at: or call 1-812-466-1175 to place any orders. Special fuels need to be pre-ordered. Any type of oxygenated fuel is prohibited.

Entrant Information Guidelines and Updates:
These have been provided to you via the SVRA website. Staging and paddock rules are included along with photos and maps of the facility. If you have not read these, you need to.


Driver’s Packet:
will be presented to you at Registration. Please review all items in your packet as there will be documents that many of you have never seen. In this packet will be your:
A. At-Track Medical Form. Complete this form, take to Tech to release your Tech Sheet for your car(s). Tech Inspection for your car will not be completed without the fully completed At-Track Medical Form. Please confirm that the At-Track Medical and your Tech Sheet have the properly assigned Car #, Group and Class.
B. SVRA Standard Operating Procedures-Brickyard Invitational: since many of you have not raced with SVRA East, it is imperative that you read this document.
C. SVRA Red Flag Procedure and SVRA “2-Off/4-Off/Spin Rule: these will be covered in the Driver’s Meetings but you still need to read these important documents.
D. Traffic Flow Map: this is a new facility being used for an Event never conducted here. Traffic flow is an issue and you need to be patient getting around. The directions to get to Tech have already been modified to aid this flow as of 5/25/14.

Technical Inspection: The Tech Sheet (see above) will remain with your car so the SVRA Inspector can complete it and issue your On-Track Stickers. Arrangements have been made to inspect the Oval-Only Exhibition Cars in their paddock areas or garage during the times posted on the Official Schedule. Please have your assigned car number on your car when you get to Tech. Letters designating duplicate numbers will be distributed at Tech at no charge. Confirm your transponder number and make sure it is correct on the Tech Sheet. Bring your Log Book. Driver’s gear, including Head and Neck Restraint System (excl. Pre War and Oval-Only Exhibition ) must be with the race car for inspection.

There will be multiple Tech Lines and an SVRA Inspector will assign you a position when you bring your car to Tech. During late-day Tech on Wednesday and also Thursday morning, priority will be given to the first Run Groups of Thursday Practice. Cars may be required to do a live test of the kill switch (if feasible). Please inform Tech if your Master is wired into the Fire System. Your car does not need to go through Tech for Test Day, but it is strongly suggested that you do get through Tech early to stay out of the rush. Note: SVRA East Annual Tech., if current, is accepted for this event.

Driver’s Meetings:
There will be (3) three Road Circuit Driver’s Meetings: Location: Pagoda Plaza Area
A. Tuesday @ 5:00pm for Test Day & TOP Drivers along with any other drivers that have arrived. You will be issued a helmet sticker for the Event.
B. Wednesday @ 6:30pm for all other drivers entered for the Event. Helmet stickers will be issued. If you have attended the Tuesday meeting, you do not have to attend the Wednesday meeting.
C. Thursday @ 7:15am–Last Chance Meeting. If you will not be able to make any of these Meetings and need to meet with the Competition Director; go to Central Registration or Tech and have them contact Ray Snowdon. We will arrange for a Meeting at the Comp. Director Office in the Pagoda Plaza. Oval-Only Exhibition Drivers: there will be (1) Drivers Meeting–Saturday @ 7:15am: Location: Pagoda Plaza. Helmet stickers will be issued. We strongly suggest that a member of your crew come with you to the Drivers Meeting.

Pit lane/Access and Egress:
Race cars may only enter the race circuit via the Gasoline Alley Gate. Race cars may not access the pit lane via the garages… garaged race cars can only enter the racing circuit via the false grid. Pit crews/pit carts/pit equipment will enter/exit the pits via SVRA Pass-Thru Garage 25 and the Pass-Thru Gate between Garages 12 and 13. The SVRA Pass Thru will be marked. This is being done to keep non-race car traffic and crew away from the Gasoline Alley Gate for safety.

Race Car Return:
Road Circuit cars return to the paddock from the race circuit via gates before Pit Lane Garage # 1, Gasoline Alley Gate and Gate 43. Oval Circuit Participants ( including the SVRA Sessions on the Oval) will return to the paddock via the Gasoline Alley Gate and the gate at Pit Lane Garage # 1. (see the Event Info and Guidelines Maps).

Pit lane speed is 35mph- radar guns will be in operation. Paddock speed is 10mph-anything on wheels.

Road Race Circuit: all cars will be gridded at the Gasoline Alley Grid location. Refer to the “SVRA Standard Operating Procedures–Brickyard Invitational” for Grid Setting Procedures.
Oval-Only Exhibition: all cars in all Groups other than Oval-Only “B” will use the Road Race Grid in Gasoline Alley. Oval-Only “B”, that includes Push-start cars, will be Gridded on Pit lane: Push-starts to the inside, all other cars to the outside. Outside cars will go on track first.
Indy Legends Pro/Am: grid will be set using the Qualifying times of the SVRA participating drivers.

Late arrivals to the Grid: placed at the rear of the grid– not allowed to take their normal grid position.

Most SVRA race cars are required to have an operational reverse gear. If for any reason your race car cannot operate reverse, you will need to have crew available to back the car into Grid position for races.

The Indianapolis Road Circuit, in the SVRA configuration, is 2.43 miles long and runs clockwise. The Inner White Line on the left side of the race track on Hulman Straight between T6 and T7 defines the “Racing Surface”. A 2-off or 4-off is “over that white line”—you need to remember this. Any advance of position by using this area will result in a Black Flag.

The Indianapolis Oval Circuit is 2.5 miles long and runs counter-clockwise. Rules and Procedures for all Oval Exhibition Sessions are in your Driver’s Packets and have been mailed and e-mailed to Oval-Only and Pre-War Entrants. Copies will be available at your Drivers Meetings.

Race Procedures:
You are responsible to read the SVRA Standard Operating Procedures-Brickyard. Race length is set by ” time plus 1 lap ” (ex. 20 minutes + 1 lap ) rather than just number of laps.

On-Track Incidents:
Any/all drivers involved with any incident or instructed by the Black Flag Marshal must report to the Competition Director. Failure to do so will mean disqualification. The Competition Director or the Assistant Competition Director can be contacted by calling or texting Ray Snowdon at 203-556-8833. The SVRA Competition Office is located opposite Central Registration in the Pagoda Plaza.

Time Sheets and Results:
will be available in the SVRA Information Office in the Plaza area. (see the SVRA Race Control Map listed in the Event Information and Guidelines document).
Live Timing, along with other race information, is available via Race Monitor. Information on Race Monitor is found on Page 4.

Race Information and Updates
will be available via Twitter by following @SVRATech, Race Monitor, and the IMS PA System.

will be done at the discretion of the Technical Director. Failure to immediately report as instructed will result in disqualification.

Welding Services:
will be provided by Lincoln Welding and Indiana Oxygen at the Welding Building in the Grid Area starting on Thursday. Emergency number: 317-695-9675 (Brock Miller).

LOCK THINGS UP: this will be a big event with many spectators with paddock access. Please lock up your rigs, trailers, motor homes etc. when you leave your paddock area.

Paddocks must be cleared by Noon on Monday, June 9th.

We need your help and co-operation to make this new and unique Vintage and Historic event a success. We will do our best to ensure that you have a great experience. This is not just another Vintage Race… this is History… and you should want to be on the right side of it. Thank You.

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