Thu, Jul 25 - Sun, Jul 28, 2024

2024 PVGP Historics at Pitt Race

Pitt International Race Complex

About this event


The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix started racing at Pittsburgh International Race Complex when the track opened in 2004 and we were the first race there when it expanded to 2.8-miles in 2016. Combined with our vintage races in Schenley Park, the following weekend, the PVGP provides the ideal combination of vintage and historic racing bookending a 10-day motorsport festival. Visit the Historics Driver's Page on the PVGP website

VRG PARTNERSHIP The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and the Vintage Racer Group are once again teaming up to host the Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. This team combines the foremost vintage racing organization in the East with one of the premier race events in the country. The VRG is a non-profit vintage race organization run by racers, for racers. The addition of the PVGP Historics to the VRG schedule puts this great event right in the middle of a race season that begins in April at VIR, with race weekends at The Jefferson 500 at Summit Point in May, Thompson Vintage Festival in June and finishes with the Lime Rock Fall Festival in August, The Bog at Watkins Glen in September and the Turkey Bowl at Summit Point in November.

FORD GT40 60TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION The legendary Ford GT40 turns 60 this year. AutoventureUSA, the official host of the GT40 Reunion has committed to celebrate this milestone in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Historic Races at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The GT40's have one track session each day during the weekend and several of their racers will participate in our Special GT40 Race on Sunday afternoon. 

NEW Vintage Sports 2000 North America and the Historic Stock Car Racing Association join us all weekend this year.

42nd YEAR The PVGP celebrates its 42nd year this summer. Many thanks to the racers who make this all possible and to the race side volunteers who keep everyone safe. This started as a single-day race on the Labor Day weekend in 1983 and has grown into a full two weeks of motorsport activities. Race Week.

CHARITY Since 1983 our racers have shared the wheel with the PVGP in helping to donate more than $6 million to help individuals affected by autism and intellectual disabilities. Entry fees are suggested donations and are tax-deductible. We stage charity rides to raise funds for charity. Your participation is appreciated. These rides provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for race fans. Please consider participating in the rides on Saturday and Sunday. 

TOW ONCE, RACE TWICE Race with us at Pitt Race and the PVGP will securely store your rig in the Pitt Race paddock for the week. Then return to Pitt Race the following weekend, retrieve your rig and head down to Pittsburgh and race through the streets of Schenley Park. Enter both races and receive a $100 combination race discount. You must first enter one race (either Pitt Race or Schenley Park) to receive the discount code, then use the discount code while registering for the second race. The $100 discount will be applied the registration fee of the second race event.

HOTELS The PVGP has a hotel partnership with several nearby hotels - Visit the PVGP Hotel Partner page

MISSION  driving goal of the PVGP is to honor our automotive history by encouraging the preservation and racing of vintage cars in a format that emphasizes driver safety and etiquette while presenting a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for our drivers – all to raise valuable funds for our autism and Intellectual and developmental disability charity partners.

DRIVER RECEPTION  Each driver and two (2) crew are invited to join the free Saturday night Reception with dinner and beer at the Conference Center. (Registered overcrew may also join in the festivities)

CONTACT 
Competition Director: Joe Teplitz (646) 258-4000
Registration Questions: Mark Hanson (412) 901-0358

PVGP HISTORICS RACE CLASSES
Under 1.5 Liter (Small Bore), Formula Vee, Formula Jr
Vintage eligible small-bore production cars up to 1974. Includes Mini Cooper, Triumph, Turner, Austin-Healey Sprite, MG Midget and MG TD. Open wheel Formula 3 and Formula Vee, examples include Lynx, Caldwell, Autodynamics and Zink. This will be a split start group.

Under 2.0 Liter (Medium Bore)
Vintage eligible medium-bore production and special cars up to 1974. A wide variety of popular sports cars including BMW 2002, Datsun 510, Elva Courier, Triumph GT6, MGB, Alfa Romeo, Lotus Europa and Elan.

2.0 Liter - 3.0 Liter, Over 3.0 Liter (Large-Bore & Ground Pounders)
Large-Bore: Eligible production and special cars typically from 2.0 to 3.0 liters.  Eligible cars from 1976 and earlier (later cars must be approved). Big-time excitement with Austin Healey 100, Chevy Corvair, Porsche 911 and Datsun 240Z. Ground Pounders: Large displacement production and special cars over 3.0 liters. Eligible cars up to 1972 (later cars must be approved). Ground-pounding racing with Mustang, Shelby, GT40, Corvette, Camaro, Sunbeam Tiger, Jaguar and Ferrari.

Formula Ford Challenge Series
All cars must have a Ford Engine per SCCA or Monoposto rules and must run on vintage Formula Ford treaded tires.  There will be a class within the overall race group for most Formula Fords manufactured between 1967 and 1981. Post-1981 Fords subject to approval. 

Sports 2000
Vintage Sports 2000 North America is dedicated to racing and preserving Sports 2000 cars of every year and marque and they are both amateur and former professional drivers. This is a restricted-rules class of two-seat, mid-engined, open-cockpit, full-bodied sports-prototype racecar used largely in amateur road racing. Sometimes known as S2000 or S2, the class was developed by John Webb of the Brands Hatch racing circuit in England, as an affordable form of sports car racing, essentially a sports car version of the Formula Ford 2000. 

Historic Stock Cars
The Historic Stock Car Racing Association hosts this new Race Group. Their mission is preserving stock cars – bringing history back to life through spirited competition. Their Race Series creates an exciting opportunity for spectators to see these awesome historic machines race as intended. Most importantly, they create a welcoming environment for fans to have access to the cars and drivers. Drivers must enter through the HSCRA separately.

GT40 Sprint Race 
The GT40 60th Reunion joins the PVGP in 2024. This includes all Ford GT variants, from the original 1964 Ford GT, which became the GT40 in both Mk I and Mk II versions, the Mk IV which won both races it entered, the reborn 2005-2006 Ford GT and the latest in the GT lineup, the 2017-2024 Ford GT. Ford-powered, accurate replicas like Superformance are also welcome to race. Qualified, race-prepared cars can also run with PVGP in the Ground Pounders Group all weekend with a special GT40 only race Sunday afternoon.

Historics Driver Page - PVGP Website

Info & Frequently Asked Questions

2024 PVGP-Medical-Form.pdf

2024 Tech Inspection Form.pdf

 

ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE

Register before May 1, 2024: $650 

Regular Entry Fee (May 1 - July 15, 2024): $700    

Late Entry Fee (after July 15, 2024): $800

GT40 Sprint Race: Open to GT40's entered in the event. GT40 Race only: $250

Test & Tune at PIRC (full track): Thursday July 25th: $300 (half-day registration NOT available)                       

Garage: $425 Will fit 2 small cars

2nd or 3rd Car/Same Driver or Same Car/Same Driver -2 Groups: $250 additional per car

Additional Crew: $30 Each (Driver registration includes gate entry and admittance to Saturday reception for two (2) crew)              

Combination Race Entry Discount - Enter BOTH the Pitt Race (PIRC) and Schenley Park events and receive a $100 Discount!

Register for BOTH races before May 1, 2024: $1,125

Register for BOTH races between May 1 and July 15th: $1,225   

Register for BOTH races after July 15, 2024: $1,425

Details on how to obtain the Combination Race Entry Discount are provided in your race registration confirmation email.

How the Combination Race Entry Discount works: If you have completed your Schenley Park race registration, a Combination Race Entry Discount Code can be found in your Schenley Park registration confirmation email. You will be prompted to enter this discount code during the Pitt Race registration process. The code will apply the $100 discount to your Pitt Race registration fee. The discount code must be entered during the registration process, you will not be able to apply the discount code once you have completed the registration process for Schenley Park.

If you have yet to register for the Schenley Park race, a Combination Race Entry Discount Code will be provided when you complete your Pitt Race registration. During the Schenley Park race registration process, you will be prompted to enter the discount code. The discount code will apply the $100 discount to your Schenley Park race registration fee. Again, the discount code must be entered during the registration process, you will not be able to apply the discount code once you have completed the registration process for Schenley Park.

Event requirements

License: This event is open to any driver with a valid racing license and medical documentation from a vintage racing organization recognized as a member of the Vintage Motorsports Council. The PVGP Competition Committee retains the right to make the final decision as to individual driver eligibility. Competitors must be at least 18 years old.

If you do not have medical documentation on file with the organization that issued your license, or your racing license does not display a valid medical expiration date, please have your physician complete and sign the 2024 PVGP Medical Form below and upload with your race entry.

2024 PVGP-Medical-Form.pdf

Entries (35)

WT
Will Thomas
JA
James Acquilano
RS
Ralph Salomon
JH
Josh Hartman
DS
Deek Scott
JT
Jeff Tapolci
SB
Stewart Bartley
RS
Ralph Salomon

Pitt International Race Complex

Wampum, PA
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Thu, Jul 25 - Sun, Jul 28, 2024