The Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN) and the SOVREN Guild of Children's Hospital, has announced the racing dates Annual Pacific Northwest Historics July 5 thru July 7th. To be held at Pacific Raceways, formerly Seattle International Raceway. All proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.
Our club will be in the “car corral” on Saturday the July 6 and Sunday July 7 the giving us the opportunity to show our cars to the general public and take a few parade laps around the race course during the lunch break intermission. There will be lots to see and the pits are open to the public.
Gates open at 8:30 am. The cost is $30 per car and driver each day, passengers are also $25 per day. Passes for all three days are $50 driver and car and $40 passenger. Each club is limited to 20 cars per day; so the tickets will be on a first-come basis. The deadline for ticket reservations will be June 1st. You will be sent the tickets in the mail before the event. When you arrive you will be directed at the gate to the area our club will be in.
This year's event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pacific Northwest Historics and the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 911. The guest celebrity will be Brian Redman. As in past years, the net proceeds from the event go to the uncompensated care fund at Children's Hospital in Seattle.
For this race, 100's of meticulously restored and maintained one-of-a-kind racecars are brought in from around the world and then driven as intended. Although vintage racing is not “real” competition in the sense that the cars are not driven to their limits 100% of the time, scoring is based on laps completed rather than order of finish, and the safety of the cars and drivers is the foremost concern, the drivers are still interested in turning in the best possible lap times. Be prepared for some real racing as conditions allow. Without the pressure to have the fastest possible car, the drivers and pit crews are willing (often eager) to display and talk to others about the cars. The pits are open to spectators all three days. The newest racecars are over 40 years old and historically experience about 10% attrition per day (some cars entered in the race never complete a lap of competition), so Friday provides the best opportunity to see all of the cars in action in a much less crowded environment. Races are scheduled for all three days and there should be some great vendor and featured car displays.