July 15-18, 2021
Experience the heart-pounding thunder of the PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex Powered by Ford! If you are looking for speed, muscle and thunder, this is the place to be. Since 2004, racers from all over the country have come to the 2.8-mile purpose-built track 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh for fierce and competition between the legends of the 60s and early 70s, including Mustangs, Corvettes, Jaguars, BMWs, Porsches and Alfa Romeos, just to name a few.
This weekend provides plenty of excitement for the entire family. Visit the cars and drivers in the expansive paddock and watch the vintage races and exhilarating racing. If you feel the personal need for speed, that can be done too. For a donation to the charity, you can experience a lap on the track in a racecar with a driver or rent a kart and reach speeds up to 45 mph on the .82 mile karting track. Look for this event to grow in popularity and numbers in the coming years. Pitt Race Visitor Info.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex is a 400-acre motorsports facility featuring a 2.8-mile road course with 19 corners and multiple elevation changes, a .83 mile Wilson Karting Track that is one of the fastest around, and a 6-acre skid pad for specialized training in performance and evasive driving maneuvers including autocross and drifting. Pitt Race offers something for all motorsports enthusiasts.
The full road racing course features 19 turns following the natural elevation of the landscape of Western, PA. These hills and valleys are highlighted in an 85-foot vertical elevation change between turns 3 and 6 along with numerous blind turns and 4 high-speed straight-aways. Pitt Race provides something for all styles of racing, from technical sections and turns where lines mean everything to areas where high horsepower cars can stretch their legs. Spectator Hill provides the perfect perch for watching some great racing, with a view of about 70% of the track.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex has added a 1.2-mile South Track that expanded the circuit to a roaring 2.8 miles 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.
VIP Parking on Spectator Hill
The expanded track has opened up 2 acres of prime viewing area at the confluence of the North and South Tracks. There is a small area available for parking on top of the hill that is reserved for VIP Parking. For a flat fee of $20 each day you can park on top of the hill with a view of the new south track and picnic all day.
Water Tower Car Corral
Drive your show car to the event and be a part of the Car Corral. Park near the water tower on the hill overlooking the final turn of the track. A great way to watch the races and see a wide variety of cars. It requires a $10 donation to park in the Car Corral, this is in addition to the $20 per day at the gate.
Candy’s 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 former Race Chairman Ralph Steinberg, who passed away in 2011. For a $25 donation you can experience a a lap on the entire 2.8 mile circuit. $60 for a lap in a GT40 or Shelby Cobra. 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 to Get Details.
Visit Beaver County
Just 30 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh along the Beaver and Ohio Rivers, Beaver County offers countryside serenity amidst rolling hills, hardwood forests, river valleys, and streams, minutes from big city amenities. Getting here is easy with immediate access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike for those fun road-trip adventures, family vacations, and weekend getaways. Details
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.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex
201 Penndale Road
Wampum PA 16157