JUNE 11-14, 2015
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s (SVRA) Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for the second consecutive year, with more than 500 of the world’s finest and most historic race cars competing on the recently reconfigured road course and running exhibition events on the famed 2.5-mile oval from June 11-14, 2015.
The races will showcase a wide variety of cars including those that competed in past Indianapolis 500s, NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, Formula One, Grand-Am, SCCA and Trans-Am. In addition, American racing cars makes including Chevrolet, Ford, GM will compete with race cars from Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, MG and many others in 12 racing groups. A special class will also feature open-wheel race cars with Indianapolis 500 or other historic racing backgrounds.
The Charity Indy Legends Pro-Am race will return to run on Saturday June 13, pairing former Indianapolis 500 drivers with amateur racing partners for a 45-minute race on the 2.43-mile road course. The cars used in the Charity Legends Pro-Am race will be 1963 to 1972 vintage Chevrolet Corvettes and Camaros, and Ford Mustangs. Al Unser Jr. and his partner Peter Klutt won the inaugural race that included Eliseo Salazar, Willy T. Ribbs, 1996 winner Buddy Lazier, Scott Goodyear, Dick Simon, Lyn St. James, Mark Dismore, Johnny Parsons Jr., Alex Lloyd, Pete Halsmer, Robby Unser, Rocky Moran, Jaques Lazier, Robby McGehee, Spike Gehlhausen, Billy Roe, Scott Harrington, Rick Treadway, Tom Bagley, Bob Lazier, P.J. Chesson and John Martin.
Racing at IMS will be virtually non-stop each day from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. The cars will be on display in the infield and garages and open to all fans providing up close access to the race cars, drivers and crews.
“Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans appreciate and enjoy the history of racing and the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational showcases great historic racing cars in a setting unlike any in the world,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “The positive feedback from fans and drivers following the inaugural event earlier this year was overwhelming and the 2015 event will be even better! In addition to the great racing on track, the fan access to these historic race cars, owners and drivers makes this a must-attend event for anyone that enjoys racing or cars. This will quickly become one of the best events of its kind anywhere in the world. ”
“We are extremely pleased and excited to return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella. “The event was phenomenal this year and we’re definitely looking forward to building on that success for the next season. The fans in Indy are so knowledgeable and interested in vintage cars, the culture and racing in general that it’s an absolute honor to come to town and share our love of vintage car racing with them.”
A complete racing schedule for the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational will be announced at a later date. The event will begin with a practice day on Thursday, June 11 with free admission for everyone, with racing throughout the weekend beginning on June 12.
About SVRA - The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is the premier vintage racing organization in the United States. Founded in 1981 by Ford Heacock III, the SVRA has 2,000 members. It currently sanctions events at some of the finest racing venues in the United States, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sebring, Road America, Watkins Glen, Auto Club Speedway, Road Atlanta, Pocono Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sonoma Raceway, Portland International Raceway, and Virginia International Raceway. The rapidly growing organization also hosted the first U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships in 2013 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Further information on SVRA can be found on our website, www.svra.com, which averages over 29,000 hits per month; on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/sportscarvintageracing, with over 13,000 followers; and on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/SVRAcom, featuring more than 70 action packed videos of SVRA events. Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets: • Online: Visit www.ims.com/tickets. Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. • Phone: Call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. •In Person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at 866-221-8775 for more information.