Put-In-Bay Road Racing Reunion
Registration closed August 27, 2014 11:59 PM on August 27, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends August 27, 2014 11:59 PM on August 27, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens May 30, 2014 12:00 AM on May 30, 2014 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from May 30, 2014 12:00 AM to August 27, 2014 11:59 PM
2014 PIB Road Races Reunion To Feature Expanded Race Car Eligibility for August 25-27 Event
The 6th annual Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion (PIBRRR) will feature an expanded race program this year with classes for production sports cars and sedans under 3.0 Liters made as late as 1973. Previous events have limited production-built race entries primarily to cars under 2 liters built prior to 1963. This year’s event will also continue to accept sports racers under 1.5 litres, Formula Vs, and Formula Jrs and offer an exhibition class for selected race cars that don’t meet the general criteria.
Much more than just a vintage race, the Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion also welcomes owner-drivers of non-racing vintage sports cars of all types to come and participate in various events and activities.
Jack Woehrle, race director of the event since the founding of PIBRRR in 2009 says he is excited to broaden the spectrum of eligible race participants. “The secret is out that Put-in-Bay offers probably the most relaxed, enjoyable and family-friendly vintage racing event on the planet, so we think it’s time to let drivers of later and bigger displacement vintage race cars come and share the fun,” said Woehrle.
Beginning with a small event in 2009, the Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion celebrates sports car races that were held on the streets of the town of Put-in-Bay on Ohio’s South Bass Island from 1952 to 1959 and in 1963. The steadily growing, three-day reunion engages racers and non-racers alike in an event that reaches back in time to capture the history and re-create the atmosphere of sports car racing of that era in a uniquely beautiful setting. So book-ended around one day of sports car racing at the island’s historic airport is a balanced mix of events honoring the island’s racing history, a few social gatherings, a car show, original course and airport-track touring, an on your-own rally and plenty of unstructured time as well.
Put-in-Bay is a nostalgic island enclave and a short ferry ride off the shore of Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio. A summer resort community little changed from the ‘50s, it is one of the very few places in North America where post-war sports cars raced through towns and countryside on public roads and where those roads exist today virtually unchanged.
For PIBRRR details see the racecar eligibility form, registration form, general race rules & regulations, preliminary event schedule and other information under the registration section at www.pibroadrace.com. 2014 will be the third year that a full day of racing has been included in the program