Motorsports To Go! March 26, 2021

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Welcome to Motorsports To Go! Each week, we will take a look at an upcoming event on MotorsportReg.com. We will tell you everything you need to know in order to participate. It’s the easiest way to get out of your recliner and into the driver’s seat. We’ll be covering everything from $25 autocrosses to million-dollar “gentlemen racer” opportunities, all of them explained in simple English via the same basic set of questions. Let’s get started!

What is it?VSCCA Spring Sprints and driver’s school — register at MotorsportReg.

Well, what is it? Why, it’s a great way to get your vintage racing license — or, if you already have one, to source an H-Modified car for the special gathering taking place there.

Where is it? Lime Rock Park in Lime Rock, CT

What’s it cost? $525 for the two-day school

What kind of car do I need? A VSSCA-eligible car, see the guidelines here

What kind of personal equipment do I need? Contact the VSCCA for details.

How long will it take? All weekend!

Will there be someone to answer my questions at the event? Absolutely.

Can I damage my car or get hurt? This is probably one of the safest and sanest ways to go racing, and speeds should be lower than at a modern event — but the crash protection is also less, so act accordingly!

Why would I bother to do it? Vintage racing is great fun and the H-Modified cars, which will be featured here, are a true joy.

What’s the hot setup, if I have time and money to prepare? Richard Campbell can help you find a car (contact him at evenscampbell-at-gmail.com) but maybe the fellow who sold this Ed-Buck-built 845cc car is ready to sell!

Give me two tips or tricks to really shine. With a sub-one-liter race car, you shouldn’t be getting LMP2 velocities around Lime Rock — but H-Modifieds tend to be very receptive to mechanical sympathy on the part of the driver. Be good to your car, and it will be good to you!

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