Category: Race Reports

2018 SVRA Indy

2018 SVRA Indy

Now in its fifth year, SVRA’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational is staking its place as a Father’s Day weekend classic for midwest racers and fans. In addition to the normal group-by-group vintage sprint races, Brickyard fans are treated to an Indy Pro-Am that pairs an amater owner-driver with an Indy Legend pro in a 50-minute […]

2018 Indy Month of May

2018 Indy Month of May

May in Indy. This motorsports phenomenon occupies nearly the entire month, the on-track action building suspense and drama like a theatrical performance. For the fifth year, the Indy Grand Prix provided the introduction to the month with a points-paying race, and Team Penske was ready. Scott Dixon and IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens both ran well […]

2017 Weathertech Brian Redman

2017 Weathertech Brian Redman

For 2017, Weathertech assumed sponsorship of the July vintage race at Road America, so this event became known as the 2017 Weathertech International Challenge with Brian Redman.  For me, it’s still “The Hawk”.  Regardless of the name, pulling into the gates at Road America is always coming home for me. I had a great long weekend […]

2017 SVRA Open-Wheel Challenge

Four years ago, SVRA brought vintage racing to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and it’s proven quite popular for drivers and fans alike. This year, SVRA doubled the fun, adding an open-wheel-only event held the week before the Brickyard Invitational. The addition of the Open Wheel World Challenge provides a little flexibility for some of the entrants […]

2017 Indianapolis 500

2017 Indianapolis 500

The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 was a real treat for me.  This wasn’t my first trip to the speedway, but it was my first trip for the event that defines this great venue.  Immediately following the early-morning photo meeting, the pomp and circumstance of the day was absolutely non-stop. By mid-morning, the grid […]

2017 Gingerman Spring Brake

2017 Gingerman Spring Brake

(as published in Victory Lane magazine) Early May in Michigan means trees and tulips blooming, green bursting from the landscape, and completely unpredictable weather. The Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association (VSCDA) has seen everything from sunny skies to snow flurries over the years for its annual Spring Brake Drivers School and Race Weekend at GingerMan […]

2016 VSCDA Grand Prix Au Grattan

2016 VSCDA Grand Prix Au Grattan

(as published in Victory Lane magazine) Just a few miles northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Grattan Raceway Park scribes a winding road course into the Michigan hills. Grattan packs ten turns into a compact two-mile track, and each of them has a unique character to challenge drivers and entertain spectators. On the weekend of August […]

2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Road America

In 2014, a brand-new race series visited picturesque Road America for the first time… sort of. The Tudor United Sportscar Championship (TUSC) was formed as an IMSA-affiliated union of the former Rolex and ALMS series in an effort to strengthen sports car racing in North America.  Road America had been a popular stop on the […]