TORONTO, ON (April 15, 2015) – The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada isn’t shy about hitting the ground running and this weekend VARAC members will head to the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Driver Development Track to tune-up their historic race cars and seasoned racing skills. With only sunshine and balmy temperatures in the forecast for Sunday, it’s shaping up to be a stellar day after a long, cold, lonely winter.
During the off season many VARAC members have been adding new cars to their stables or refreshing their current rides. “With the new race class of Group 90+ being added in 2015, VARAC is expanding the eligible age of historic race cars to include the racing period of 1990 to 1994.” mentioned Del Bruce, VARAC’s President and Race Director. “We hope to see a number of those cars out testing with us this weekend, and certainly joining us on our upcoming race events and at the Canadian Historic Grand Prix.”
With three race events on the VARAC race calendar alone in May, it’s understandable why members are anxious to get on track and get ready for the season. The newly named “Classic” grid including both Group 70+ and Group 90 cars will be racing at the May 2/3 BEMC Spring Trophy Races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, followed by the Vintage/Historic grid’s season debut on May 22-24 at the Mont Tremblant Spring Classic. On May 30/31 VARAC has added a non-points “Sportsman” race on the schedule of MCO’s new for 2015 Calabogie May Madness. It’s a full schedule and VARAC can’t wait to get started.
Of course the highlight of VARAC’s season is always the Canadian Historic Grand Prix, as a tradition taking place Father’s Day Weekend, June 19-21 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The event continues to celebrate the history of Canadian motorsport and this year will feature the entire history of Formula Ford, including the Oliver Clubine Memorial race, run groups for all eras of Formula Fords and even the inclusion of the Toyo Tires F1600 Series at the CHGP as part of their championship schedule.
VARAC’s 2015 race schedule can be found at: www.varac.ca/events/
VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible. We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec. The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held annually in June at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 2013 CHGP will feature Porsche.