Weekend July 10-12, 2015
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has grown into a 10 day motorsport event with two weekends of racing! The kick-off weekend launches our event. This bellicose big-bore battalion of 1960’s and 70’s legends will roar through the Pittsburgh International Race Complex (Pitt-Race) in Beaver Falls on the July 10-12 weekend. The PVGP is excited to welcome PIRC as a Gold Sponsor of our event.
PIRC’s North Track is ideally suited to high performance driver training, racing of all types, vehicle demonstrations and testing. The track is 1.5 miles in length and has 12 turns. With a layout that flows over hilly natural terrain, the course offers exciting elevation changes and several blind-entry turns that challenge the abilities of drivers and riders alike.
Legendary pedigrees such as Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, BMW and Jaguar take part in a weekend of racing that kicks off a full week of races and car shows. Spectator tickets are available at the gate. $15.00 per day or $25.00 for the weekend, children 12 & under are free – all proceeds benefit the PVGP charities. Free parking within the complex is provided.
Charity Rides noon-1:00 PM Sat & Sun
At lunch each day spectators have an opportunity to experience a lap of the track in a real race car. Named in honor of Candy Stephani, longtime volunteer and wife of VRG Race Chairman Ralph Steinberg who passed away in 2011. Candy took on cancer and gave it a valiant fight, much the way she approached every challenge. For a $15 donation you can take one lap, for an additional $10 you can take a second lap. If you want to select the specific car, such as a GT-40, or Shelby Cobra one lap is $25 and two laps is $40. Unlike Schenley Park where the rides are only on Saturday, at PIRC we conduct the rides on Saturday and Sunday. Get Details.
Karting – All weekend
You can get on the track yourself – take a spin on the Wilson karting track where you can reach speeds of 45 MPH! Both the red Birel Rock Karts as well as the black Junior Rental Karts will be available to accommodate most drivers eight years old and up. PIRC will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Grand Prix charities. The kart, gas and all safety equipment are all included. No flip-flops or sandals permitted and children must be 10 or older. Call 724.535.1000 for Get Details.
Flashlight Drags – Saturday night
Join the racing action and put your car on the track! The drag racing gets under way 15 minutes after our historic and vintage racing is complete on Saturday, which is usually around 5:30 PM. The track’s front straightaway is converted into a 1/8 mile drag race complete with a flashlight start and electronic scoring. The Flashlight Drags joined up with the PVGP in 2011 and has raised a lot of smoke and over $3,000! Prix. Get Details
Car Corral – All weekend
The BMW Club and Liberty Mutual will host a Car Corral for all car owners. The BMW and Porsche racers are invited to join the party for lunch each day. You must preregister to park your car at the tent and have lunch. Get Details
Test & Tune and BMW Enduro- Friday, July 10
There will be a Test & Tune Session hosted by the PVGP. Proceeds will benefit our charities. Cost is $175 for the day and will include several opportunities for you to test and prepare your car for the weekend’s races. Racers from both PVGP weekends are eligible. Spectators are welcome to watch. From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm there will be a BMW Sprint Race featuring BMWs of all years. Get Details
Autocross - Friday, July 10 – Sun July 12
Three days of 1-on-1 Autocross training with expert autocross instructors. This is an open event hosted by the Steel City Region of the SCCA. No points are awarded and no experience needed. Friday is a low key session from 4-8 pm for $40 where you can run your tires off getting in as many runs as you can handle. Runs are timed, but there’s no classing to worry about, no working the course, and no extra stress. There’s no preregistration required.
Saturday and Sunday is our Autocross / Solo School. You can come either day or both, with each day costing $100. At these schools you’ll get instruction in your car from our local expert autocrossers. Expect to get twenty to thirty runs on the day in your car, with both you and your instructor driving. Entry is limited for these schools and preregistration is highly recommended.Spectators are welcome to watch.
From Pittsburgh, take the PA Turnpike west toward Ohio and take Exit 13 Ellwood City/Beaver Falls. Go north on Route 18 for 2.6 miles and turn left into PIRC. Drive time from downtown Pittsburgh is 50 minutes.