Vintage Racing Series

Vintage Racing

PCA Vintage was introduced at the Potomac Region Silver Anniversary Club Race in 2016.  From that start we evolved to four races in 2017.   There will be 3 Vintage races in 2021.  

We offer a new environment for you to start racing your vintage car again or if you have been racing in the usual PCA classes, a place to run with similarly prepared cars instead of against 400+ HP cars.

Events hosting Vintage Group sessions have a dedicated run group where your car will spend all weekend on track in sessions with ONLY other Vintage cars. You will practice, qualify and race Sprint races with only ‘89 and older cars.

Most events are three-day weekends with practice and practice starts on Friday. Race school for rookie and Novice drivers is also on Friday.  Saturday typically has qualifying and two 30-minute Sprint Races. And Sunday will have one additional Sprint race (sometimes two).  Vintage Group does not compete in Enduros.

2022 Vintage Schedule

The tentative Club Racing schedule has been published.  Have a look at the National 2022 schedule here.  Which of the events will host vintage racing has yet to be decided.  Once that information is available, the schedule will be posted here.

2022 Vintage Group Rules

Beginning in 2022 Vintage eligible cars are:
356, 911, 912 ,914, 930, 964, and 993

The years included are from 1998 and before!

Classes are based on actual displacement.  The displacements listed below are hard limits.  (i.e., A 2.0L is an engine that is 2,000 ccs.)

Classes

V4U for four-cylinder cars under 2.0L (1,999 ccs)
V4O for four-cylinder cars over 2.0L ( 2,000 ccs)
VU for six-cylinder cars under 2.4L (2,399 ccs)
VO for six-cylinder cars over 2.4 L (2,400 ccs) to under 3.2L (3,199 ccs)
VO+ for cars over 3.2L (3,200 ccs), and all non-high wing 964s and 993s and Turbos
VGTU for cars with high wing and or aero body kits and displacement under 3.2L (3,199 ccs)
VGTO for cars with high wing and or Aero body kits and displacement over 3.2L (3,200ccs)
VGTX for cars with high wing and or Aero body kit and displacement over 3.6L (3,600ccs), Winged Turbo, and advanced technology drive components (sequential gearbox for example)

Performance

  • Air-cooled engines only with displacement open subject to the eight class criteria. Cars must at a minimum be eligible to run in PCA Club Racing.
  • At races that have a separate Vintage run group, a third Sprint Race will be included.
  • At races using the new Air-cooled run group, every effort will be made to include a third Sprint Race.
  • Vintage Group does not compete in Enduros
  • Races will be approximately 30 minutes in duration.

Vintage Points System

Points are for awarding trophies.  There will not be a season-long points championship in 2022.

Trophies will be awarded based on entries, as follows:

  • Points will be totaled for the three Vintage Sprint Races or the total number if more or less than three.  We want to encourage participation in all races.
  • All podium finishers will be awarded trophies based on total point for the races.

This is the minimum standard, per event.  The Vintage Group Committee may, at their discretion, see fit to award additional trophies.

Points earned are summarized in the table.  All cars that start a race receive 2 points.  A car must go past the starter on the track to be considered a starter.  All drivers taking the checker and finishing position 7 or higher will receive 1 point.

For example; a driver finishes first in all three races and earns 36 points (the maximum).  Another driver finishes tenth, ninth, and eighth and receives 9 points (the minimum).

Questions or Comments?

Do you have a question about classing or other rules pertaining to Vintage Racing?  Feel free to contact the Vintage Coordinator, Fred Pfeiffer, by sending an eMail using vintage@pcaclubracing.org or calling him at 301.707.9472.

Thanks for racing with PCA Club Racing and Vintage Group!