Vintage Racing Series
PCA Vintage was introduced at the Potomac Region Silver Anniversary Club Race in 2016. From that start we evolved to four races in 2017. Plans are underway to expand even more in 2019.
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.
2019 Vintage Group Rules
What follows are the 2019 Vintage Group Rules. Look them over and if you have questions or want to know more, use the contact form (below) to reach Fred Pfeiffer, Vintage Coordinator, or give him a call at 301.707.9472.
Eligibility: 1989 and older AIR-COOLED (356, 911, 912, 914) Porsches. Year legal 911 tubs (1989 and earlier) must have period correct bodywork. 1989 964’s are not eligible.
PCA Club Racing Rules will be enforced for Safety but not Classes. Of note here is that the rules now require full cages not just roll bars. Please read the Club Racing Rules. They are available at this link.
All Safety requirements must be met to pass Tech Inspection.
Vintage Group entrants will not run for PCA National Points. Accordingly, the normally required Data collection plug is waived. (See CR Rules)
Engine displacement is open. The engine must be air-cooled.
Tires are open. The thinking here is that we want you to be able to use the tires you use otherwise, be it in DE or other sanctioning bodies.
Vintage Group will always run in dedicated sessions separate from other Club Racing Classes. Sprint races will be maximum 30-minute and there will be at least three races at each event. Vintage cars will not run in a separate Enduro.
Membership in PCA is required. All drivers must have a PCA Competition License. (See CR Rules for the Qualifications. It is simple to apply.)
New Licensees are advised to have their paperwork submitted well in advance of a scheduled event. ALL licensing questions should be directed to Susan Shire using this link.
Questions about classing or other rules should be directed to the Vintage Coordinator using this form.
Vintage Points System
Points are for awarding trophies. There will not be a season-long points championship in 2019. Trophies will be awarded by PCA Club Racing at all four Vintage races.
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 point (the minimum).
This link will take you to the spreadsheet containing the points as calculated for each of four Vintage races in 2019. There will be no season championship. Please submit questions or comments using the contact form above. Let us know what we are doing right as well as what we need to improve.
Thanks for racing with PCA Club Racing and Vintage Group!