Driver School organized by
VSCCA
Sat, May 7, 2022

Driven to Race: An Introduction to Vintage Racing

Lime Rock Park

About this event


VSCCA Driven to Race Saturday, May 7, 2022

Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT


 


 

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Spectators are free!

Have you ever sat on the hill at the Lime Rock Historic Festival and thought “I’d love to be out there with them”? Here is an opportunity to immerse yourself in vintage racing - without the expense.  "Driven to Race” is designed for enthusiasts who would like to race, but aren’t quite ready to make the leap to attend the VSCCA Drivers School. Whether you are a VSCCA member, or not – Driven to Race will give you the taste of vintage racing that will help you decide to take that next step – and you’ll have fun doing it.

Not to be confused with the VSCCA Spring Sprints & Drivers' School, which is a 2-day racing and school event requiring separate registration, this is a half-day, low-key, introductory event for prospective VSCCA members. 

  • About 2.5 hours of track time with professional instruction.
  • Enjoy both the half-mile Proving Grounds "autocross" course and the iconic Lime Rock road course.
  • Guided tours of the VSCCA paddock.  See the cars and talk with the VSCCA drivers in an uncrowded, low-key environment.

We’d love you to join us wheel-to-wheel vintage racing, but the reality is that few people jump in without testing the waters.

The VSCCA “Driven to Race” half-day program at Lime Rock Park provides the opportunity to drive both the iconic 1.5-mile road course and new 0.5-mile Proving Grounds autocross track where participants learn from a Lime Rock driving instructor while utilizing their own car. All sessions are non-timed and not competitive.

Calling all classic cars! Everyone is invited to rally early morning with friends and/or family to Lime Rock Park to enjoy a full day of spectacular vintage racing. Choose one of two options:

TWO OPTIONS:

1. ON TRACK, PAID OPTION: ONLY 12 CARS PER 2-HOUR SESSION:

  • Only 24 cars accepted, split into two groups.
  • Professional instruction with a Lime Rock driving coach.
  • 2-Hour, run-group format, non-timed session on the new 0.5-mile Proving Grounds "autocross"  track:
  • Choose either 1:00 or 3:00 PM start time, subject to availability. NOT GUARANTEED!
  • A professional Instructor can provide driving feedback when needed.
  • 30 minutes of paced parade laps of the iconic 1.5-mile Lime Rock Park road course.
  • Limited to two small groups of 12 cars each, providing maximum track time.
  • Open to all drivers 18 years of age or older. No track experience necessary.
  • Enjoy a full day watching VSCCA vintage racing and touring the paddocks.
  • Guided tours of the paddocks to meet drivers and their cars.  Learn more about what is involved in vintage racing.
  • Although we prefer classic cars, any car or truck type is accepted provided it is muffled to 86db maximum.  As an example, 86db is somewhere between the sound of a vaccum cleaner and a lawn mower.  If you have a street legal car it is highly unlikely you will have a problem.  (As an example, 86db is somewhere between the sound of a vacuum cleaner and a lawn mower.  If your car is street legal it is highly unlikey to be too loud.)
  • Only $175. All participants must REGISTER in advance.
  • No personal safety equipment required.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license.
  • Passengers allowed.

2. FREE OPTION:

  • At no charge enjoy watching all-day VSCCA vintage racing with free access to the paddocks filled with amazing vintage racers.
  • Guided tours of the paddocks to meet drivers and their racers.
  • Arrive any time during the day.
  • Parking at the top in front of the infield chalet.

SCHEDULE FOR PAID PARTICIPANTS:

  • Before Noon: Arrive at Lime Rock Park where you'll be met by seasoned VSCCA racers who will give tours of the paddocks and introduce you to racers and their cars.
  • Lunch at your leisure.
  • 12:15 PM: First group (you can choose at registration) meets at the the Proving Grounds autocross track, has a 30 minute instruction session and runs in groups on the Proving Grounds autocross track to 3PM.
  • 2:15 PM: Second group meets at the Proving Grounds autocross track and has a 30 minute instruction session and runs in groups on the Proving Grounds autocross track until 5:00 PM.
  • 5:00 PM: Line up to enter the track at 5:20 PM for 30 minutes of parade laps of the iconic Lime Rock Park road course, led by a pace car.

Further details on the event will be sent to you two weeks before the event.

CANCELLATION

  • Vintage racing proceeds rain or shine! No cancellation within two weeks of the event. If weather forces the cancellation of the “Driven to Race” event you will get a full refund.
  • Requests to switch between groups 1 and 2 can be made- subject to availability. Email request to: kobusreyneke@gmail.com.

VENUE

Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039

ORGANIZER

“Driven to Race” is organized by the Vintage Sports Car Club of America.  Check out the VSCCA at VSCCA.org

Event requirements

Event requirements for paid option

  • Open to all drivers 18 years of age or older. No track experience necessary.
  • Although we prefer classic cars, any car or truck type is accepted provided it is muffled to 86db maximum. Please make sure your car meets the sound requirement of 86db or less. It is at the track's discretion to remove you from the event if you are over the sound limit due to town ordinances. We cannot issue refunds or any credits due to non-compliance.
  • Technical inspection not required, but we expect you to have a car in safe operating condition and empty of loose items.
  • No personal safety equipment required
  • Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license.


 

Entries (39)

RW
Robert Wilder
MM
Michael Maddalena
MA
Mark Aldrich
MV
Mike Vedda
RS
Robert Schlederer
MD
Mike Dudasik
AB
Anthony Berger
OS
Ottavio Serena di Lapigio

Lime Rock Park

Lakeville, CT

Organizer

Driver School organized by

VSCCA

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