2017 Historic Sportscar Racing Schedule Features 40th Anniversary Mitty and Back-To-Back Classic 24 Hour at Daytona and Classic 12 Hour at Sebring Events- Road Atlanta Hosts 40th Anniversary of The Mitty and the Atlanta Fall Historics - Third Classic 24 at Daytona Followed by Classic 12 at Sebring Two Weeks Later- Season-Opening Exhibition Race at 65th 12 Hours First of Two 2017 Sebring Visits- VIR Historic Races Return To VIRginia International Raceway Memorial Day Weekend- Popular Savannah Speed Classic and Sommet des Légendes at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant Events Back in 2017Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) officials announced today the 2017 HSR event schedule that will feature eight race weekends on legendary road courses throughout North America, including milestone editions of some of the most popular events on the international historic and vintage racing calendar.
Schedule highlights include the 40th Anniversary of The Mitty at Road Atlanta, April 20 -23, that will fittingly see Porsche showcased as the event's Featured Marque. One of the oldest historic and vintage races in the U.S., The Mitty has earned "must-attend" status over the last few decades for competitors and race fans alike.
The 2017 HSR racing season will also see the globally popular Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, November 8 - 12, and Classic 12 Hour at Sebring, November 29 - December 3, held in the same year for the first time.
The back-to-back scheduling of the season-ending Daytona and Sebring blockbusters will have just two weeks between the events, the ideal format for international teams and drivers to compete in both races in just a single trip across the pond.
In addition to the Classic 24 Hour and Classic 12 Hour formats, the respective year-end race weekends will also host the traditional Daytona Historics and Sebring Historics that annually bring the HSR championship seasons to a close.
"The 2017 HSR racing season promises to be both exciting and memorable with more than one milestone event on the calendar," said HSR President David Hinton. "It begins at the 65th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, which will be followed by the 40th Anniversary running of The Mitty, and then we end the season with the Classic 24 Hour and Classic 12 Hour events running in the same year for the first time. Combining these fantastic Road Atlanta, Daytona and Sebring races with other events at top venues like VIRginia International Raceway, Mont-Tremblant and Savannah Hutchinson Island will make it even better. We are looking forward to another great year in 2017."
The 2017 season kicks-off with HSR's exclusive exhibition race at Sebring International Raceway, March 15 - 18. This limited-entry event is a chance to race on the legendary track on the same event weekend that features the 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hour of Sebring.
Following the Sebring opener and The Mitty, the third event of the year will be the VIR Historic Races, which return to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) for the second-consecutive Memorial Day weekend after a successful 2016 debut.
The summer highlight of the 2017 schedule is a return to the picturesque Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, for the 13th edition of the popular Sommet des Légendes. A joint event with the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA), the Mont-Tremblant race is scheduled for July 6 - 9.
A return visit to Road Atlanta for the Fall Historics, September 14 - 17, kicks-off consecutive race weekends in the Peach State, with the Savannah Speed Classic returning on its traditional October 25 - 29 date. The Savannah race is held on the Grand Prize Circuit of Hutchinson Island, just across the river from downtown Savannah.
Additional information, competitor entry forms and details on spectator tickets can be found at www.hsrrace.com.
Next up on the 2016 HSR race schedule is the Savannah Speed Classic presented by Mingledorff's on the Grand Prize Circuit on Hutchinson, Island, October 27 - 30.
2017 Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) 2017 Race-Event Schedule*
March 15 - 18: 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring HSR ExhibitionSebring International Raceway - Sebring Florida
April 20 - 23: 40th Anniversary of The MittyRoad Atlanta - Braselton, Georgia
May 25 - 27: VIR Historic RacesVIRginia International Raceway - Danville, Virginia
July 6 - 9: Sommet des LégendesLe Circuit Mont-Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
September 14 - 17: Atlanta Fall HistoricsRoad Atlanta - Braselton, Georgia
October 25 - 29: Savannah Speed ClassicGrand Prize of America Course on Hutchinson Island - Savannah, Georgia
November 8 - 12: Classic 24 Hour at Daytona and Daytona HistoricsDaytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Florida
November 29 - December 3: Classic 12 Hour at Sebring, Pistons and Props, presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network and the Sebring HistoricsSebring International Raceway - Sebring Florida
*Schedule subject to change