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General Info & FAQ – Schenley Park

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The paddock area will open Friday at 8:00 AM.  Drivers arriving prior to that time are asked not to park or set-up as you may be required to move by the paddock marshals. Space in the paddock is limited and the roadway is tight.

Entry Confirmation

We do not notify you if you are accepted. If your entry is rejected or in question you can expect to be notified ASAP. If you are accepted you will see your entry posted online by race group in late June. To appear in the official race program, your entry must be received by June 1.

Refund Policy

Your race entry will be fully refunded if you notify Event Chairman before your tires hit the track on Saturday morning.

Fuel and Tires

110 octane race fuel will be available in the paddock on Saturday ONLY back in the Paddock Circle on Prospect Drive from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Sorry, at this time no tire dealers are expected to be present


Hours and Location: Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Driver/Crew Registration at the PVGP Race HQ Tent across from the Paddock. Late entries will need to meet with Registrar, CASH or CHECK ONLY.  NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.
Saturday 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Driver/Crew/Worker Registration located at PIT OUT.
Sunday 7:00AM – 11:00 AM Crew/Worker Registration located at PIT OUT.

Technical Inspection

Tech is run by Tivvy Shenton in the paddock
Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – Noon

Worship Services

Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM – Pavilion behind Timing & Scoring Trailer at start/finish line

Special Features

We are hosting special races for the weekend. There will be a BMW-Porsche Race on Saturday. Please look at the Race Schedule as you may be running in several groups.

New Driver Orientation

On Friday, We will conduct a track walk through for new drivers, although experienced drivers are welcome.
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM First Time Driver Orientation at Race HQ Tent
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Walking Tour of Track (Mandatory for first-time drivers)

Special Car Requirements

Sound Restrictions: Yes
Quiet Hours: 8:00 PM Friday to 8:00 AM Saturday & 8:00 PM Saturday to 8:00 AM Sunday
Antifreeze permitted: No
Transponder Required: Yes. Cars without transponders will be gridded by Timing & Scoring, may start in back.  No transponder rentals available – sorry.
See our Rules & Regulations for a complete list of car requirements.


Two crew are included, along with driver with each race entry. Crew must check in during Registration hours and receive wrist band for access to the HOT PITS.


A PVGP authorized food vendor will be set-up in the paddock selling breakfast & lunch all weekend. Hours are as follows:
Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Additional food vendors are located down the hill at the Start/Finish spectator area.

Dinner is provided free for driver and crew on Saturday night at the Race HQ Tent after the races (approximately 6:00 PM). The Driver’s Reception will be at Orr;s Jewelry Store on Forbes Avenue in nearby Squirrel Hill on Friday night from 6:30 – 8:00 includes carving station and heavy appetizers, free for driver and one crew. Sorry because of limited space no additional tickets can be purchased.


There will be volunteers as in the past to provide some security but this will be limited. Schenley Park is a public area that can not be entirely closed to the public.  All entrants should take precautions for their own security. Close and lock up if no one will be at your trailer.

Tent Camping

Drivers/crew only on a very limited basis. There is no electrical power or shower facilities available.


The PVGP has several hotel partners, each agreeing to make a donation to our charities. Click here for details and links.

What to See and Do in Pittsburgh

There is plenty to do in and around Pittsburgh while you are here for the races. Carnegie Museum and Phipps Conservatory are walking distance from Schenley Park, Squirrel Hill is a mere 5 blocks and downtown is only 5 miles away. See Visit Pittsburgh for details.


John Bechtol – Schenley Park Competition Director 412-767-8611
Bob Borgo – Race Director 412-310-4601

Entry Form & Donations

For 2016 we are using a dual entry form to apply for both the Pitt Race and Schenley Park race weekends. Race groups at Schenley have been expanded so if you would like to participate on both weekends see if you are eligible: Qualified Cars for Schenley Park.

The following are the suggested donations for participating in the PVGP Races. Your donation is tax deductible. Any additional donation to the PVGP is appreciated and is tax deductible as well. Please print a copy of your registration as an acknowledgement of your contribution to the PVGP.

Schenley Park Vintage Races
Early entry (before June 1): $450
Regular entry (after June 1): $500
2nd or 3rd Car/Same Driver Additional Flat fee: $200 additional per car
Single session BMW/Porsche Challenge  $75 additional (must be already entered as racer)

Combo Entry
Discounts given for entering both race weekends. Must be same driver, but does not have to be same car.
Early entry (before June 1): $850
Regular entry (after June 1): $950