Test & Tune Session

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Pitt Race Complex


PIRC Pitt Race logo - 2016The PVGP Test & Tune is an opportunity for PVGP racers to test their race cars and fine tune them for our upcoming races – both at Pitt Race Complex that weekend and Schenley Park the following weekend. It is held at Pitt Race Complex and open only to PVGP race participants. The Test & Tune Day is a PGP sponsored event. It is run under the control of the PVGP’s Chris Longo with proceeds going to our charities.

You must be entered as a racer at PIRC or Schenley Park to participate in the Test & Tune. To accommodate the Shelby Convention in 2019, the Test & Tune schedule is being adjusted.  It consists of three 20 minute sessions (one in the morning and two in the afternoon) and we are not able to offer any half day or single sessions. You can register for the Test & Tune on your race application or you may pay with cash or check on-site that day, but we are not be able to process credit cards.

Participants will be placed in one of three run groups for the day:
– Small and Medium Bore and Formula Vee and Formula Ford
– Large Bore and Ground Pounder
– BMW Club and Modern Historics

The day will be run time certain and equipped with ALS, Tow, and Fire. All cars are expected to participate in spirit with vintage racing rules and PVGP has the right to reject any applicant for unsafe behavior.


Chris Longo

2019 PVGP Test & Tune Schedule

Updated 6/29/19 – Schedule is subject to change by PVGP or due to track and weather conditions.  

Wednesday, July 10

3:00 PM– 10:00 PM Gates Open for Racers and Shelby Convention Participants
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Registration for Test & Tune participants only 

Thursday, July 11

7:00 – noon  Registration for Test & Tune participants only
3:00 – 8:00 PM Registration for racers, crew and volunteers

8:30    Shelby Group A
8:55    Shelby Group B
9:20    Shelby Group C
9 :45   Test & Tune – Small and Medium Bore & Formula
10:10  Test & Tune – Large Bore and Ground Pounder
10:35 Test & Tune – BMW Club and Modern Historic
11:00  Shelby Group A
11:25  Shelby Group B
11:50  Shelby Group C

12:15  Lunch Break and SAAC Parade Laps

1:15    Test & Tune – Small and Medium Bore & Formula
1:40    Test & Tune – Large Bore and Ground Pounder
2:05    Test & Tune – BMW Club and Modern Historic
2:30    Shelby Group A
2:55    Shelby Group B
3:20    Shelby Group C
3:45    Test & Tune – Small and Medium Bore & Formula
4:10    Test & Tune – Large Bore and Ground Pounder
4:35    Test & Tune – BMW Club and Modern Historic
5:30    Shelby Club photo at starting line



  1. Driving suit & safety equipment required for driver per applicable race event.
  2. Must have a race-prepared car conforming to requirements of your sanctioning body.
  3. 18 years or older and valid Racing Competition License required per applicable race event.
  4. Muffled exhausts required (95 DbA limit or meeting the requirements set for the race event).
  5. Drivers are responsible for preparation and safety of their cars in accordance with the competition rules for the applicable race event.


The karting track will be open for rentals on Thursday and Friday if racers wish to get some additional time behind the wheel – a portion of your entry will be donated to the PVGP charities. Details