Weekend July 10-12, 2015
PVGP HISTORICS AT PITT RACE POWERED BY FORD
The PVGP Historics started in 2004 and have grown over the past decade into a vintage race event that stands alone. Pittsburgh International Race Complex is the ideal venue for racing the big thunderous Mustangs, Corvettes and Jaguars – cars that need a big track to test the mettle of these ground pounders. You will also see exciting open wheel racing with Formula Fords and Formula Juniors. The best of Europe is represented by BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, Lotus and Alfa Romeo.
This purpose-built track, 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, provides the perfect venue for the legends of the 60s and early 70s to thunder nearly unbridled through the Pennsylvania countryside… but with plenty of room and safety features to contain the bedlam.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Pittsburgh International Race Complex is expanding, adding a 1.2 mile South Track that stretches the facility out to 2.8 miles! The PVGP Historics will be the first event on the new track so racers should sign up quickly. Many other improvements have already been made to the facility.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex is adding a South Track that will expand the circuit to a roaring 2.8 miles in length with 18 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.
The expanded track has opened up 2 acres of prime viewing area an the confluence of the North and South Tracks. This plateau will be reserved for VIP Parking. For a flat fee of $25 you can park and picnic trackside all day. No advance sales – pay the additional fee at the gate.
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.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 for our charities. Get Details
Test & Tune – Friday
There will be a Test & Tune Session hosted by the PVGP. Proceeds will benefit our charities. Cost is $195 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. Get Details
Autocross – Friday through Sunday
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.