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2018 PVGP Historics at Pitt Race

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These are the Groups which will be place cars as entries are received. PVGP retains the final decision as to cars, classes and group placement.

Group 1: Vintage Small-Bore (Under 1.5 Litre) & Formula Vee

Vintage eligible small bore production cars under 1.5 litres such as Mini Cooper, Triumph Spitfire, Turner, Austin-Healey Sprite, MG Midget and MG TD. Open wheel Formula 3 and Formula Vee, examples include Lynx, Caldwell, Autodynamics and Zink. Includes any Preservation and Pre-War cars. (Refer to SVRA Groups 1 and 4/BM, 4/FM and 4/GM for general guidance)


Group 2: Vintage Medium-Bore (1.5-2.0 Litre)

Vintage eligible medium-bore production (1.5 – 2.0 litres) and special cars. A wide variety of popular sports cars including BMW 2002, Datsun 510, Elva Courier, Triumph GT6, MGB, Alfa Romeo and Lotus Seven, Europa and Elan. (Refer to SVRA Groups 3 and 8/DP, 8/RS and 8/BS for general guidance)


Group 3: Vintage Large-Bore (2.0-3.0 Litre)

A new group for 2018 for vintage eligible production and special cars from 2.0 to 3.0 litres Eligible cars from 1972 and earlier (later cars must be approved). Big time excitement with Austin Healey 100, Chevy Corvair, Porsche 911, BMW 325 and Datsun 240Z. (Refer to SVRA Groups 8/A, 8/B, 8/C, for general guidance)

Group 4 and Group 6: BMW Club Races

BMW CCA Club RacingBMW National Club Racing hosts a premiere points event featuring BMW Spec, Stock, Modified and Prepared Classes. Fully prepared race cars built from BMW street cars.  There will be two race groups – details and specs on the split groups will be decided once entries are received. An Enduro is scheduled on Saturday afternoon in place of the 20 minute session. If we are on schedule, the enduro will be 1-hour, track shuts down at 5:30 pm. Any BMW that participates in either of the two BMW Club races is also eligible to race within our other groups must pay the $200 Same Driver/Second Group fee of $200.

Group 5: Ground Pounders (Over 3.0 Litre)

Vintage eligible, large displacement production and special cars over 3.0 litres. Eligible cars up to 1972 (later cars must be approved). Ground pounding racing like Mustang, Shelby, GT40, Corvette, Camaro, Sunbeam Tiger, Jaguar and Ferrari. (Refer to SVRA Groups 6, 12/GTO and 12/GTU for general guidance)


Group 7: Modern Historics

Certain to be the fastest group of the weekend watch non vintage eligible production and special cars built after 1973 blaze around the track. Including entries from the V8 Road Racing Series. (Refer to SVRA Groups 10 and 12/MP for general guidance)


Group 8: Kastner Cup

The 16th Annual Kastner Cup will be contested at the 2018 PVGP Historics. The Kastner Cup is Triumph only race awarded to one Triumph Competitor each year. It was founded by R. W. “Kas” Kastner, a well known production car driver in the late 1950’s and class Champion of the California Sports Car Club in 1959 as well as winner of the Championship for the SCCA during that same year driving his 1958 TR3A Triumph. Participating Triumphs will run within their respective race groups with other sports cars throughout the weekend and the Kastner Cup will be a dedicated 40 minute race on Saturday afternoon.



B-Sedan Challenge Series

The PVGP welcomes the B-Sedan Challenge Series. This will be close, competitive racing for small bore sedans that competed from January 1966 to October 1979 in the SCCA B-Sedan Class and the IMSA 2.5 Challenge Series. Examples include BMW 2002, Datsun 510/610, Alfa Romeo GT/GTV, Mazda RX2/RX3, Mini and Volvo.