Sat, Jun 13 - Sun, Jun 14, 2020

2020 Thunder On The Arkansas

La Junta Raceway

About this event

The Pueblo Event previously scheduled for June 6th and 7th has been RESCHEDULED and MOVED

The new venue is La Junta Raceway in La Junta, CO

The new date is June 13th and 14th



Due to the current COVID-19 environment, the event at La Junta will be substantially different than what RMVR has done in the past. The whole idea of returning to racing is still very fluid and tenuous. RMVR will, of course, comply with the rules and regulations from the various governmental agencies that oversee public safety and health.

The intent is to go forward with the race weekend and plans are still being formalized to ensure the safety of all participants. Please be aware that anything stated here is subject to change.

At a minimum, there will be no social gathering, limitations on additional crew members, no spectators, distancing measures, enhanced cleaning protocols and an additional legal waiver to be signed.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult circumstances.

  • Please be aware that the paddock spots will be monitored to ensure adequate social distancing is maintained.
  • Due to the COVID-19 situation there will not be catered meals or social gathering during the event. Racers are or course welcome to bring their own food and dine at the track, but all participants are expected to adhere to all city, county, state and health dept guidelines with respect to social distancing and maximum group sizes.
  • Due to the COVID-19 situation, worker rides will be limited to family members and significant others only.

Another Big race weekend is planned for our June event now being held at La Junta, June 13-14, featuring the Thunderous Upper Class sports-cars and racing sedans.

  • RMVR Tech and Registration hours are from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm all weekend.
  • Friday Night Drags:  Drag Racers move in Friday at 4:00 pm and move out after midnight.
  • Friday evening move-in. There is no gate fee for RMVR participants, so use the password “RMVR” with gate personnel Friday night to avoid the $10 entry fee.
  • Hotels:  Ramada Inn (719-544-4700) . Econolodge in Pueblo West (719-547-9400) Discounts are avaible for RMVR.
  • Sunoco Racing fuel will be available all three days (credit cards accepted). Fuel octanes available: 104 & 110 octane. 
  • On-Site Tire service (720-410-7007) will be on-site during the weekend.

RMVR welcomes entrants from other Vintage automobile racing clubs including; CVAR, SWMS, NASA, and other clubs with vintage and historic race cars of interest to the racing community.  Interested participants should contact the race chairman before the end of May and prior to registration to assure eligibility for this event. 

The Feature of the weekend will be the Thunderous Upper Class A and B cars in Production Sportscar and Production Sedan including the AP big-block Corvettes, BP GT-350s, Tigers, and E-types, plus the top guns in “Saloon” including A-Sedan Camaros, Mustangs, Cudas, and Firebirds, and the B-Sedan door-slammin' Bimmer 2002s and Alfa GTVs amongst others. Other V8 powered cars including the Formula 5000 cars and NASCAR race cars will be attending.  Indy car racing will take place both Saturday and Sunday.

Entry Fees:

  • "Early Bird" Special -  $300 Available until 3 weeks prior to the event (i.e. that Friday evening at midnight)
  • "Regular" Entry Fee - $325
  • "Late" Registration Entry Fee - $350 Starts 9 days before the event (the Thursday a week before at 12:01 AM)
  • Online Registration closes Wednesday evening at midnight.  After this call 303-319-3062 to arrange entry.  These phoned-in or at-event registrations are $400.

Preliminary Run Groups For This Weekend  (Subject to change -  Check actual Weekend Schedule for final run order.)

  • Small Bore Production Cars
  • Formula Fords / Wings and Things / Sports Racers
  • VW Powered Formula Cars
  • Mid and Big Bore Production Cars
  • Gateway Run Group

And don't forget to get your Annual Tech done BEFORE you get to the track.  Here's more info on the benefits to you of doing this and how/where to get it done.

Attention Workers and Volunteers:   If you wish to work this event, CLICK HERE to sign up online.

Cars which do NOT have an RMVR or a VMC logbook:

---Cars without an RMVR or VMC logbook wishing to run in our regular RMVR run Groups. Note: These car must be of special interest to vintage racing and largely conform to RMVR years of eligibility. Please carefully review our criteria for such cars BEFORE entering.  When asked for the car's "class" please select “Exhibition." .

---Cars wishing to run in RMVR’s special "Gateway Run Group."  This is for race cars of any class which have a logbook from a recognized wheel-to-wheel racing organization When asked for the car's "Class"  please select “Gateway."  Please review the criteria for entering this special "Gateway Run Group"

All "Gateway" vehicles 1) must be closed wheel and have a current logbook from a well-established and recognized road racing organization, 2) must be nicely prepared – NO LEMONS, and 3) must pass an RMVR Event Tech Inspection and meet all RMVR safety requirements..  Regarding Fuel Cells: as long as the vehicle has passed preparation rules regarding the use of a fuel cell (or not requiring one) by the organization issuing the logbook, the vehicle will be allowed to run in this Gateway Run Group.  Drivers entering theGatewayRunGroup mustalsoholdavalidup-to-date medical exam AND a current Competition License OR a Provisional License from their home organization..

---Provisional Student with a waiver car" -- Recent RMVR competition school graduates may enter the same car they used during driver's school even if it has yet to obtain an RMVR logbook . It will run in our regular RMVR Run Groups. This exception is granted to aid the Student in obtaining their full Competition license. When asked for the car's "Class" please select “Provisional Student's Car." .

Event requirements

NOTE to those entering a car WITHOUT an RMVR Log Book:  All  cars entering which do NOT have an RMVR logbook will be reviewed upon entry.   After this review, if it does not meet the criteria for such cars, the entry might be denied.  If denied, you will be notified within a couple of days and your entry fee fully refunded. CLICK HERE to read the complete policy surrounding "Exhibition" cars. CLICK HERE to review guideline for "Gateway Run Group race cars.) 

RMVR requires a fuel cell for all cars racing in our regular RMVR Wheel-To-Wheel run groups. If it doesn't have one, you won't be allowed to complete this entry. There are four exceptions:

  1. RMVR cars with Historic Class designation.
  2. If your car is part of an invited "Spec" run group and your Spec Rules don't require a fuel cell.
  3. If you are entering the "Gateway Run Group" and your host organization (i.e. who issued the car's logbook) does NOT require a fuel cell.
  4. If you are a recent Competition School Student with a Provisional License running a post '81 Non-RMVR car.

If the car qualifies for any of these exceptions, please check "Yes" to the registration's Fuel Cell question.  This will allow you to complete your registration.

For Double-Driven cars:  If you are sharing a car with another driver for the weekend, just have the one person enter.  Only that one entry fee will apply.  To avoid another entry fee, simply CALL THE CLUB ADMINISTRATOR, 303-319-3062, to advise who the second driver is.  Don't try to enter that second driver online.  The second driver MUST also go thru registration Saturday morning. Thanks. 

When entering you may be required to pay a Membership Fee to complete your registration.  It will be good for the entire year.  After Labor day your RMVR membership will also be good for all of the following year.

Cancellation Policy Call 303-319-3062 for all cancellations.  No charge for cancellations 10 days before the event (i.e. there will be a full refund of your entry fees).  For cancellations after that, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged, refunding the rest of entry fees collected.   No refund for "No shows"(and we thank you for your donation!)

Entries (100)

Jonathan Lane
Tyler Butterfield
Paul Rose
Robert Neumeister
Jake Wright
Kyle Popejoy
Wayne Siebrecht
Fred Cordova

La Junta Raceway

La Junta, CO
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Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing-RMVR

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Event over!