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Pre-Race Legends of Motorsports Powered by HMSA – July 27-29, 2012

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 THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RACES WITH THE LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORTS THIS WEEKEND AT CIRCUIT MONT-TREMBLANT

TORONTO, ON (July 25, 2012) – Legends of Motorsports Powered by HMSA kick off their 3rd season at historic Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec this weekend (July 27-29, 2012) and the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada will be the top grid representing Ontario and Quebec race car drivers and their historic race cars. The Mont-Tremblant circuit is one of the most legendary world-class racing facilities in North America and has hosted many of the world’s most famous drivers, cars and series

For the VARAC race group, Friday will consist of one, 20-minute practice session at 11:30am followed by a 20-minute qualifying at 4:00pm. Saturday, a second 20-minute qualifying will be held at 11:30am and the first race of the weekend at 4:00pm.  Sunday there is an all comers 1-hour race enduro at 10:00am followed by the weekend’s feature race at 3:00pm.

Featured VARAC drivers/cars this weekend will include:

Gary Allen – 1974 MGB
Andrew Atkins – 1987 Ford Mustang
Gord Ballantine – 1987 Porsche 944
Del Bruce – 1987 Porsche 944
Joe Cannella – 1968 Alfa Romeo GTV
Phil Cooper – 1974 MGB
Ted Dobbie – 1989 Chevrolet Camaro
Josip Dukovak – 1988 BMW E30 M3
Bob Eagleson – 1967 MGB-GT
Andre Gagne – Alexis Mk18B
Claude Gagne – 1972 Lotus 61M
Douglas Kurtin – 1972 Porsche 911RS
Yvon Lepinay – 1970 Datsun 510
David Margolese – Porsche 914/6
Ted Michalos – 1970 Mallock U2 Mk8
Matt Molson – 1988 BMW M3
Melissa Molson – 1988 BMW M3
Douglas Paraschuk – 1972 Alfa Romeo Spider
Alain Raymond – 1964 Fiat Abarth 1000TC
Peter Schlag – 1986 BMW M3
Robert Searle – 1976 BMW 2002
Mike Steplock – 1969 Porsche 911
Jean-Claude Tremblay – 1969 Austin Cooper S
Terrence Watson – 1958 Elva Courier MK1

 

The full weekend schedule, entry list and more is available at www.legendsofmotorsports.com/events

Tickets are available at www.legendsofmotorsports.com/events/tickets.html

 

“Legends of Motorsports Powered by Historic Motor Sports Association is dedicated to staging premium historic racing events and related lifestyle experiences at premiere North American venues.  Their events are the most premium of the Historic Motor Sports Association calendar and are endorsed by Bobby Rahal.

 Legends of Motorsports events are celebrations of amazing people, amazing cars and the appreciation of live well-lived.  Whether you are a participant or a fan, LOM events are designed to create smiles, memories and an insatiable desire to return”

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 in 2012 on Jun 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

 

For more information on VARAC: www.varac.ca

For more information on the Legends of Motorsports event: www.legendsofmotorsports.com, www.hmsausa.com

 

Follow us on Twitter @VARACBoD

2012 CHGP Photos and Results

Thank you all for participating in and attending the 2012 VARAC Canadian Historic Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

This year’s events were captured by numerous professional and talented amateur photographers, photos are available here

The feature race results are available here

Pre-Race BARC Canada Day Grand Prix – June 30/July 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RACES INTO THE PAST
AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK THIS WEEKEND

TORONTO, ON (June 26, 2012) – Following an extremely successful Canadian Historic Grand Prix celebration two weeks ago the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) competitors will compete in the fourth event of the season this weekend (June 30 & July 1) at the BARC Canada Day Grand Prix.

Competitors from all over the provinces of Ontario and Quebec will be competing in Vintage/Historic, Formula Classic and Group 70+ alongside other race groups including the CASC-OR GT Challenge, GT Sprints and Formula 1200.

For each VARAC race group, Saturday will consist of one, 10-minute practice session followed by a 15-minute qualifying and the first 20-minute race of the weekend, all starting at 8:30am. Sunday the cars will take to the track at 9:00am and the day will consist of two, 25-minute races.

Provisional Schedule available here

Complimentary Tickets available here

The BARC Canada Day Grand Prix is the fourth points race of the year and is an exciting follow-up to VARAC’s renowned Canadian Historic Grand Prix which took place June 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, celebrating the Corvette as the featured marque.

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 in 2012 on Jun 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Follow us on Twitter at @VARACBoD

2012 CHGP June 15-17, The Greatest Show on Tarmac Plus!

The greatest Show on Tarmac PLUS!!! Checkered Flag Car Cruise, PartSource Field of Dreams Car Show, On-Track Parade Laps & MORE!

Two weeks & counting! The Green Flag will drop on the VARAC 2012 Canadian Historic Grand Prix from June 15 to 17th, 2012. Will you be there to take it?

We’d like you to join us for the best Vintage and Historic Racing in Canada on the fabulous Grand Prix course at Mosport – now renamed Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. You’ll have a blast!

Millions of dollars have been spent to improve the facility at CTMP and you’ll be both amazed and pleased with the changes, the most significant of which is the new double-wide and tall tunnel and all-new roadways. It is the same great historic race track with the look and feel of a new one. At LBMC, we are proud to be part of VARAC and part of this fantastic event! We’ve got great racing, large grids, an Enduro and that’s just the racing! There’s Mini Meet North, the largest annual Mini Gathering in Canada, the Checkered Flag Cruise on Friday Evening right on the hallowed tarmac of the Start/Finish straight of the Grand Prix Circuit, Wilson-Niblett Hillfest welcoming 200 Corvettes on Saturday, the Legends of Mosport Great Canadian Racers Reunion Sunday Morning, the Field of Dreams Car Show and Parade Laps Sunday morning and noon. There’s good food, lots of awards, posters, event shirts, a charity – Wounded Warriors of Canada, and all sorts of activities both on and off the track to keep you entertained. You can even join our TOURING SESSIONS and get a feel for the track at brisk but safe speeds. Why not join us? Friday Evening Checkered Flag Cruise – FREE ADMISSION for all with a small donation to Wounded Warriors. SPECIAL SUNDAY GROUNDS ADMISSION PRICE OF JUST $20 PER CAR – AND FREE ENTRY TO PARTSSOURCE FIELD OF DREAMS CAR SHOW.

June 2012 Pit Signals

VARAC Pit Signals

The June 2012 edition of VARAC Pit Signals by Jeremy Sale has been released! Click here to download your personal copy. Features this month include:

  • – Dave Good Reports from Sebring
  • – BEMC Spring Trophy Races
  • – DAC Trillium Trophy Races
  • – Happy 50th Birthday to MGB

Pre-Race DAC Trillium Trophy Races – May 26/27, 2012

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THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA ROLLS INTO SHANNONVILLE MOTORSPORT PARK THIS WEEKEND

TORONTO, ON (May 23, 2012) – Following a very successful BEMC Spring Trophy event three weeks ago the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) competitors will compete in the second event of the season this weekend (May 26,27) in the DAC Trillium Trophy Races.

Competitors from all over the provinces of Ontario and Quebec will be competing in Vintage/Historic, Formula Classic and Group 70+ while keeping a close eye on Canadian racing superstar and VARAC member James Hinchcliffe as he takes on the world’s best in the Indy 500.

Saturday will consist of one, 15-minute practice session followed by a 15-minute qualifying and the first 20-minute race of the weekend, all starting at 8:30am. Sunday the cars will take to the track at 9:00am and the day will consist of two, 20-minute races.

Featured VARAC drivers/cars among others this weekend will include:

John Greenwood – Lotus 7
Ed Luce – 1967 Lotus 51
Brian Thomas – 1972 Mallock
Joe Lightfoot – 1965 MGB
Richard Navin – 1968 MGB
Sean and Colin Gibson (Father & Son team) – pair of 1988 Honda Civics
Robert Searle – 1972 BMW 2002
John Kinnear – 1972 MGB
Don Hooton – 1959 AH Sprite
Doug Switzer – 1969 TSR FV
Neil and Kevin Young (Father & Son team) – 1971 Datsun 240z
Doug Durrell – 1965 Bobsy FV

Provisional Schedule available here

Complimentary Tickets available here

The DAC Trillium Trophy Races is the second points race of the year and is the final tune-up to VARAC’s much anticipated Canadian Historic Grand Prix taking place on June 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, celebrating the Corvette as the featured marque.

Follow us on Twitter at @VARACBoD

 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 in 2012 on Jun 15-17 at Canadian

PDF version of this release available here