2019 VSCDA Vintage Grand Prix AuGrattan XXXIII

Plan now for VSCDA’s summer party—117_grattan-logoGrand Prix of AuGrattan XXXIII. This event offers a huge amount of track time on one of the nation’s most exhilarating and challenging tracks. Vintage Motorsport described our event as “...a low-cost, fun-filled international race weekend with as many twists and turns as the ...natural terrain roller coaster Grattan Raceway.”


A racing party needs challenges and we have them; the 2nd leg of the Great Lakes Vintage Challenge with Waterford Hills and Put In Bay, the Trans Am B Sedan Series race, the Formula Vee race, and Spridget Race Series race. Formula Fords have a last chance warm up for the ELVF with a FF Birthday Race.

We will have our banquet dinner Friday and Saturday night. The Grist Mill will again cater both meals, with beer provided by a local microbrewery.


Racers and spectators at Grattan have enthusiastically shown a commitment to assist those in need. To benefit the Disabled American Veterans a small donation gets you a ride in a sports car around Grattan Raceway during Sunday Rides for Charity. Drivers remember to sign up for The Jeff Porasik/Raymond James Advisors Enduro also raising funds for the DAV.

Outrageous amounts of track time on a spectacular track, camaraderie, and remarkably good dining for a racing weekend all make Grattan the perfect summer party. We look forward to your joining us. 


VSCDA is a club created for the enjoyment of vintage motor sport. As such you must be a member to compete. We believe one event will convince you membership is an investment worth making. You will have an opportunity to apply for membership within this race registration.

You must have a current Physicians Medical on file with VSCDA before the event, or provide a current Competition License: in lieu of medical at the time of registration. You must also have an up to date Car Prep Sheet on file or submit one to the VSCDA office.

Links to both the Physicians Medical and the Car Prep Sheet are included in this registration.

 REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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Details

When

Friday, 16 August, 2019 - Sunday, 18 August, 2019

2019-08-16 00:00:00 2019-08-18 00:00:00 Europe/London 2019 VSCDA Vintage Grand Prix AuGrattan XXXIII 2019 VSCDA Vintage Grand Prix AuGrattan XXXIII Grattan Raceway Park
7201 Lessiter NE Grattan, Michigan 48809 USA
Luke Skywalker [email protected]

Where

Grattan Raceway Park
7201 Lessiter NE Grattan, Michigan 48809 USA
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Invitation

2019 VSCDA Vintage Grand Prix AuGrattan XXXIII

Plan now for VSCDA’s summer party—Grand Prix of AuGrattan XXXIII. This event offers a huge amount of track time on one of the nation’s most exhilarating and challenging tracks.  Vintage Motorsport described our event as “...a low-cost, fun-filled international race weekend with as many twists and turns as the ...natural terrain roller coaster Grattan Raceway.”  A racing party needs challenges and we have them, including the Trans Am B Sedan Series, Formula Ford and Spridget Race Series.  Formula Fords will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with us.  The Dinner on Friday along with our banquet dinner Saturday night will again be catered by The Grist Mill, with beer provided by a local microbrewery.  Racers and spectators at Grattan have enthusiastically shown a commitment to assist those in need.  The Jeff Porasik Raymond James Advisors Endurance Series and Sunday Rides for Charity will return to benefit Disabled American Veterans.  Outrageous amounts of track time on a spectacular track, camaraderie, and remarkably good dining for a racing weekend all make Grattan the perfect summer party.  We look forward to your joining us. 

Early bird entry pricing last until July 28,2019.  Please sign up early to take advantage of the reduction in cost. VSCDA is a club created for the enjoyment of vintage motor sport. As such you must be a member to compete. We believe one event will convince you membership is an investment worth making. You will have an opportunity to apply for membership within this race registration. You must have a current Physicians Medical on file with VSCDA before the event, or show a current Competition License: in lieu of medical at the track. You must also have an up to date Car Prep Sheet on file or submit one to the VSCDA office. Links to both the Physicians Medical and the Car Prep Sheet are included in this registration.

 REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

Invitation

2019 VSCDA Vintage Grand Prix AuGrattan XXXIII

Plan now for VSCDA’s summer party—Grand Prix of AuGrattan XXXIII. This event offers a huge amount of track time on one of the nation’s most exhilarating and challenging tracks.  Vintage Motorsport described our event as “...a low-cost, fun-filled international race weekend with as many twists and turns as the ...natural terrain roller coaster Grattan Raceway.”  A racing party needs challenges and we have them, including the Trans Am B Sedan Series, Formula Ford and Spridget Race Series.  Formula Fords will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with us.  The Dinner on Friday along with our banquet dinner Saturday night will again be catered by The Grist Mill, with beer provided by a local microbrewery.  Racers and spectators at Grattan have enthusiastically shown a commitment to assist those in need.  The Jeff Porasik Raymond James Advisors Endurance Series and Sunday Rides for Charity will return to benefit Disabled American Veterans.  Outrageous amounts of track time on a spectacular track, camaraderie, and remarkably good dining for a racing weekend all make Grattan the perfect summer party.  We look forward to your joining us. 

Early bird entry pricing last until July 28,2019.  Please sign up early to take advantage of the reduction in cost. VSCDA is a club created for the enjoyment of vintage motor sport. As such you must be a member to compete. We believe one event will convince you membership is an investment worth making. You will have an opportunity to apply for membership within this race registration. You must have a current Physicians Medical on file with VSCDA before the event, or show a current Competition License: in lieu of medical at the track. You must also have an up to date Car Prep Sheet on file or submit one to the VSCDA office. Links to both the Physicians Medical and the Car Prep Sheet are included in this registration.

 REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

Fees

VSCDA Grattan Race Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

 

Entry Fee:

Race Weekend Early Bird pricing                     $425.00

(A $50.00 savings if registered by 7/28/2019)

Race Weekend Entry Fee                                 $475.00

Refund Policy: 

If cancelled by 8/2/2019 you will receive a full refund.

If cancelled by 8/3/2019 there will be a $35.00 penalty

Additional Cars:

Second car                                                       $150.00 

Third car                                                           $135.00 

Co-Drivers for the weekend                              $ 50.00

(Driver approval required prior to beginning of race weekend)

Specialty Races:

JEFF PORASIK-RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL ADVISORS ENDURANCE SERIES

(A portion of Enduro fee is donated to DAV)    $ 50.00            

Trans-Am B Sedan Race                                 $ 30.00 

(up to 2.5 Liters)            

Formula Ford Race                                          $ 30.00

Spridget Race                                                  $ 30.00

Additional Crew & Dinner Tickets:

Additional Crew                                                $ 15.00

(Minors 12 and under free)

 

Friday Dinner Tickets                                         $ 23.00     

Saturday Dinner Tickets                                     $ 25.00     

Saturday Lunch-time Touring                             $ 35.00 

Sunday Lunch- timeTouring                               $ 35.00 

Saturday/Sunday Touring Pkg                                          $ 55.00 

Entries

2019 VSCDA Vintage Grand Prix AuGrattan XXXIII

Attendees

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Schedule

Vintage Grand Prix Au Grattan XXXIII

    August 16-18, 2019

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

        

Race Groups

A            4J, 4JE, 4JF, 4V Open Wheel

B            2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 3E, 3F, 3G, 9, Closed wheel

C            4B, 4CF, 4F, 5, 7, F70 Open wheel

D            G70, 6, 8B2, 8C, 8M1, 8B1, 8BS, 8M2, Closed Wheel

Jeff Porasik Raymond James Endurance Series Race Open to all closed wheel cars under 3000cc. Limit is 50 cars. You must register for this race no later than Friday, 1pm. PLEASE BE VERY CONSCIOUS OF THE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE SPEED DIFFERENTIALS IN THIS RACE.

Thursday August 15

  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Registration opens. No one will be admitted to the track prior to registering.
  • Due to the Track being rented/occupied on Thursday, no one will be allowed into the Paddock area until 6:00 PM.
  • Tech Inspection is open 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

We accept annual techs from any VMC recognized club, but reserve the right to inspect any car at random, at the Chief of Tech’s discretion. You must register before gaining access to the paddock and technical inspection. After registration, but prior to access to the paddock, our Chief of Tech will process entrants with Annual Techs prior to paddock availability, at the picnic table located by Registration.  Technical Inspection will be moved to the Tech Building in the upper paved Paddock after paddock entry is allowed.

PLEASE, do not block the road running from the Registration building to the crossover!

Friday August 16

  • All times are approximate! Listen for your group to be announced. Watch for when the group preceding yours starts.
  • All laps listed per session are approximate! Subject to change by the Chief Steward and Event Chair based on racing conditions.

7:00 AM to 4:00 PM                                Registration open (under the tent)

                                                                   

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM                                Tech open

8:00 AM                                                     Mandatory Drivers meeting at base of Flagging Tower @ Start / Finish Line. Required helmet stickers will be distributed. Main meeting will be followed by short meeting for Jeff Porasik – Raymond James Advisors Endurance Series participants.

       8:15 AM                                                   Worker meeting at Track Office

Practice Sessions: Practice Sessions will be for approximately 25 minutes.

       9:00 AM                                                   Practice #1 Group D  

       9:30 AM                                                   Practice #1 Group C  

     10:05 AM                                                  Practice #1 Group B 

     10:35 AM                                                   Practice #1 Group A  

     11:05 AM                                                  Practice #2 Group D 

     11:40 AM                                                   Practice #2 Group C  

     12:00 PM                                                   Lunch  

      1:00 PM                                                    Practice #2 Group B (Registration Porasik Enduro CLOSES)              

      1:30 PM                                                    Practice #2 Group A  

Qualifying Sessions: Qualifying Sessions will be for approximately 25 minutes.

      2:05 PM                                                    Qualifying Group D   

      2:35 PM                                                    Qualifying Group C    

      3:05 PM                                                    Worker break

      3:15 PM                                                    Qualifying Group B    

      3:45 PM                                                    Qualifying Group A   

      4:20 PM                                                    Opening Ceremony

      4:30 PM                                                    Jeff Porasik – Raymond James Endurance Series Race  

      5:30 PM                                                    Racing Complete for the day

      6:15-8:30 PM                                           HAGERTY DINNER - This party will be at the “tent”; and is for racers and their crews, corner workers, staff and their guests,  Summer party Wristband required, $23.00 at registration.

     Track Crossings between sessions as time allows.

Saturday August 17

 

Saturday and Sunday Races will use a pace car. Please report to the grid lane 10 minutes before the start of your session. See enclosed “VSCDA Rules and Information” for details about gridding, pace lap and start.

7:30 AM to 4 PM         Registration and Tech open

8:00 AM                              Mandatory Drivers’ Meeting at base of Flagging Tower @ Start / Finish Line. Yes, there will be some repetition of the usual blah blah blah, but this is the right place to announce schedule and safety updates. New helmet stickers will be given out.

8:15 AM                              Worker meeting at Track Office

             9:00 AM                              Formula Ford Specialty Race

Heat Races: Heat Races will be approximately 12 laps or 25 minutes.

             9:30 AM                              Heat Race Group D                     

           10:00 AM                             Heat Race Group C                     

           10:30 AM                             Mandatory Touring Drivers Meeting at the Tech Building

           10:40 AM                             Heat Race Group B                     

           11:10 AM                             Heat Race Group A

           11:40 to 12:10 PM          Trans Am B Sedan Feature Race – Approximately 12 laps or 25  minutes          

           12:20 to 1:10 PM                 Lunch. Touring Available. You must be a registered driver in a registered race car or pay. Registration for touring closes at l0:00 AM Saturday. You must attend the Touring drivers meeting. Touring will be two - 20 minute sessions

Sprint Races: Sprint Races will be for approximately 12 laps or 25 minutes.

           1:15 PM                               Sprint Race #1 Group D

           1:45 PM                               Sprint Race #1 Group C    

           2:15 PM                               Sprint Race #1 Group B

           2:45 PM                               Sprint Race #1 Group A   

           3:15 PM                               Worker break             

           3:25 PM                               Sprint Race #2 Group D   

           3:55 PM                               Sprint Race #2 Group C   

           4:25 PM                               Sprint Race #2 Group B   

           4:55 PM                               Sprint Race #2 Group A   

     Track Crossings between sessions as time allows.

          6:30 PM to 8:30 PM             Hagerty Banquet for VSCDA  under the tent.

                                                      Tickets $25 at the door.

Sunday August 18

7:45 AM                                        Trackside Devotional behind Tech Barn

8:15 AM                                     Worker meeting at Track Office

9:00 AM                                     Hardship warm-up, Open Wheel

9:10 AM                                      Hardship warm-up, Closed Wheel

Feature Races: Feature races will be for approximately 15 laps or 30 minutes

 9:25 AM                                    Spridget Series Feature Race

10:00 AM                                   Feature Race Group D

10:45AM                                    Feature Race Group C

10:35 AM                                   Mandatory Touring Drivers Meeting at the Tech Building

     11:20 AM                                   Feature Race Group B

     11:55 AM                                   Feature Race Group A + Formula Vee Challenge

12:30 PM                                    Lunch.

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM                 Touring available.

You must be a registered driver in a registered race car or pay. Registration for touring closes at 10:00 AM. You must attend the Touring drivers meeting. Touring will be one 20 minute session.

      1:00 PM to 1:30 PM                 Rides For Charity – Disabled American Veterans

For a $20 donation, participants will feel the exhilaration of a two lap ride in one of the vintage race cars participating in the weekend races. Encourage your guests to experience the thrill of the track while helping others! Rides will start from the upper paddock. Look for the signs!

Track crossing

Final Sprint Races: Final Sprint Races will be for approximately 12 laps or 25 minutes

     1:40 PM                                    Sprint Race Group D  

     2:10 PM                                    Sprint Race Group C

     2:50 PM                                    Sprint Race Group B  

     3:20 PM                                    Sprint Race Group A

     3:50 PM                                    Grattan XXXIII crosses Finish Line. 

     Track Crossings between sessions as time allows.

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                               

Contact

Please contact the office with questions.

Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association

1600 W. Market Street
Logansport, IN  46947

Stacey Donato
Office Manager

Office 616-916-2650
Cell 574-721-1109
Fax 574-753-4115

Lodging

LODGING NEAR GRATTAN RACEWAY

Main Street Inn

117 W Main St,

Lowell, MI 49331

(616) 897-1171

Candlestone Golf Resort

8100 Storey Rd,

Belding, MI 48809

(616) 794-1580

AmericInn by Wyndham, Greenville

2525 W Washington St,

Greenville, MI 48838

(616) 236-3188

Winter Inn

100 N Lafayette St,

Greenville, MI 48838

(616) 754-7108

Paddock

Paddocking at Grattan is graciously being handled by Kathy Newton again this year.

All paddock spots will need to be preassigned.

If you attended last year you will very likely have the same spot or near the same as last year.

If you did not attend last year, it’s a very easy process.  Please contact Kathy Newton to be assigned a spot, and a map will be handed out at the track when you check in at registration.

Here is Kathy Newton’s Contact information:

Email: [email protected]

Cell phone: 269-806-6764