4th Annual Brickyard Vintage Racing Returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – For the fourth consecutive year, the Brickyard Vintage weekend returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It may not draw the crowds like we see during the Month of May, but it’s an event that should. A ton of the drivers competing this weekend are former Indy 500 starters, in fact, there’s 33 of them to be exact that will compete in Saturday’s Pro-Am (1 p.m. ET).

Four Unser’s will be competing in that race, Al Sr. Al Jr., Johnny Unser as well as Robby Unser. The only one really missing is Uncle Bobby. On top of that, Paul Tracy, Jimmy Vasser, Davy Jones, Will T. Ribbs, Roberto Guerrero, Geoff Brabham, Sarah Fisher and Lyn St. James will join them in the star studded field.

Furthermore, Bill Elliott and Ray Evenham will team up for the “Garage 34” entry on the 2.439-mile IMS road course. 

All drivers in the Pro-Am race compete in machines from the “Group 6” SVRA class, which includes 1963 to 1972 vintage Corvettes, Camaros, Cobras and Mustangs. Jones and Larry Ligas will share a 1961 Jaguar XKE in the race, adding even more interesting visual and audio variety to the field of diverse, iconic machines.

Fans can enjoy a pre-race pit walk at 12:20 p.m., getting autographs from drivers and an up-close look at the incredible cars that will cross the Yard of Bricks in competition just an hour later. An Indy Legends Pro-Am practice session also is scheduled for 11:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Friday.

The field is stacked with championship drivers, proved by the mind-boggling cumulative numbers of their respective careers:

  • Six Indianapolis 500 victories
  • Seven Indy car championships
  • 122 Indy car race victories
  • Three IROC championships
  • Two overall victories in 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Six overall victories in Rolex 24 At Daytona
  • 23 Trans Am victories
  • 12 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb victories
  • Two Daytona 500 victories
  • One NASCAR Cup championship
  • 44 NASCAR Cup victories
  • 230 collective Indianapolis 500 starts

The field last year was organized into A Production and B Production classes, which will continue this year.

In addition to the Pro-Am, there will be a festival of other activities from Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18 at the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, including the Hagerty Insurance “shine and show” car corral, a “Celebration of Vintage Motorcycles” with vintage motorcycle racing and displays and 500-plus vintage racers ranging more than 100 years of automotive history racing in SVRA Groups 1 through 12. An oval exhibition featuring a race car show of judged competition for the A.J. Watson and Sir Jack Brabham trophies led by IMS historian Donald Davidson also will take place.

The professional Trans Am series will compete Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, with thunderous V8 engines producing 850 horsepower. Heading the pack will be series champion Amy Ruman, who has won the title the last two years. The Mazda Global MX-5 Cup also will race Saturday and Sunday at IMS, featuring tight racing among promising sports car stars of the future on the “Mazda Road to 24” sports car ladder.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday-

  • 08:00am – Gates Open
  • 08:00am – 08:35am – Trans Am – TA2 Class Test
  • 08:35am – 10:15am – Group Qualifying Sessions
  • 10:15am – 10:35am – Vintage Motorcycles
  • 10:35am – 11:15am – Group Qualifying Sessions
  • 11:15am – 11:45am – Indy Legends Pro-Am Practice
  • 11:45am – 12:15pm – Trans Am – TA, TA3, TA4 Class Practice
  • 01:15pm – 01:45pm – Global MX5-Cup Qualifying
  • 01:45pm – 03:25pm – Group Qualifying Sessions
  • 03:25pm – 03:50pm – Trans Am – TA2 Class Practice
  • 03:50pm – 04:10pm – Vintage Motorcycles
  • 04:10pm – 05:25pm – Group Qualifying Sessions
  • 05:25pm – 05:55pm – Trans Am – TA, TA3, TA4 Class Qualifying
  • 05:55pm – 06:40pm – Global MX-5 Cup Feature Race #1
  • 06:30pm – Gates Close

Saturday-

  • 08:00am – Gates Open
  • 08:00am – 04:00pm – Indy Legends Race Car Concours
  • 08:00am – 11:00am – Group Feature Races
  • 10:00am – 05:00pm – Hagerty Show & Shine Car Show
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  • 11:00am – 11:30am – Trans Am – TA2 Class Practice
  • 11:30am – 11:50am – Vintage Motorcycles
  • 12:00pm – Indy Legends Charity Pro-Am Fan Walk – Pit Lane
  • 12:40pm – Driver Introductions
  • 01:00pm – 01:50pm – Indy Legends Charity Vintage Pro-Am
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  • 02:20pm – 02:40pm – Vintage Motorcycles
  • 02:40pm – 04:00pm – Trans Am – TA, TA3, TA4 Class Feature Race
  • 04:00pm – 04:30pm – Group Feature Race
  • 04:30pm – 04:50pm – Trans Am – TA2 Class Qualifying
  • 04:50pm – 05:50pm – Global MX-5 Cup Feature Race #2
  • 05:50pm – 06:10pm – Indy Legends Oval Sessions
  • 06:10pm – 06:30pm – Hagerty Car Show Exhibition Laps
  • 06:30pm – Gates Close
  • 07:00pm – The Guess Who Concert – Pagoda Plaza

Sunday-

  • 08:00am – Gates Open
  • 08:00am – 09:00am – Vintage Classic Enduro
  • 09:05am – 10:35am – Historic GT/GTP Enduro
  • 10:40am – 11:00am – Vintage Motorcycles
  • 11:00am – 12:15pm – Group Feature Races
  • 12:50pm – 01:10pm – Indy Legends Oval Sessions
  • 01:30pm – 03:10pm – Group Feature Races
  • 03:10pm – 03:30pm – Vintage Motorcycles
  • 03:30pm – 04:45pm – Trans Am – TA2 Class Feature Race
  • 05:00pm – 05:30pm – Indy Legends Oval Sessions
  • 05:30pm – Gates Close

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