Sportscar Vintage Racing Association “Pocono Vintage Festival with INDYCAR” Announced for August 20-23
LONG POND, PA (June 18, 2015) – Pocono Raceway will host the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) “Pocono Vintage Festival with INDYCAR” at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ from August 20th-23rd. This festival, being held as a companion event to the “ABC Supply 500” Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend, will include multiple vintage car exhibition races on the oval and road course, a car show and the 40th Annual Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) Convention. Additionally, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees, The Guess Who, will perform a live concert at the Pocono Raceway Infield Block Party the evening of Saturday, August 22.
The SVRA will run exhibition laps on Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile Superspeedway for the vintage and historic oval racing cars in attendance. The track’s interior, 1.37-mile Southeast Road Course will be used by SVRA Vintage and Historic Sports Racing, Formula and Sports Cars for sprint races and enduros. Additional information regarding The Guess Who concert will be announced at a later date. For fan information regarding the “Pocono Vintage Festival with INDYCAR,” including ticket information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com/svra.
Tickets for Thursday, August 20, and Friday, August 21, are $20, each day, and include one-day Infield Access and Parking, Paddock Access and SVRA Garage Access. Kids ages 12 and under, with accompaniment of an adult ticket holder, are free to attend the events on Thursday and Friday. Please note, the Grandstand will not be open to fans on either of these days.
Tickets for Saturday, August 22, which include the Festival’s events and the Verizon IndyCar Series practice and qualifying sessions, start at $20 for General Admission Grandstand tickets for adults and kids, ages 12 and under, are free. Additionally, a Saturday Paddock Pass is required for access to the Southeast Road Course, Paddock, INDYCAR Garage and SVRA Garage. The cost for a Saturday Paddock Pass is $20, regardless of age. Certain terms and age restrictions may apply.
Fans may also purchase the Four-Day VIP Super Pass for $275. This includes complete four-day access to the Infield, Paddock and SVRA Garage, Infield Parking on Saturday and Sunday, General Saturday Grandstand Admission on Saturday, VIP Grandstand Parking on Sunday and a 300-Level, Shaded Grandstand Ticket for Sunday.
Tickets for the ABC Supply 500 on Sunday, August 23, start at $25 for adults and $12.50 for kids, ages 12 and under. Fans may also purchase the Four-Day VIP Super Pass, which includes: complete four-day access to the Infield, Paddock and SVRA Garage, as well as, Infield Parking on Thursday and Friday, INDYCAR Paddock Pass for Saturday and Sunday (age restrictions may apply), a General Saturday Grandstand Admission on Saturday, VIP Grandstand Parking on Saturday and Sunday and a 300-Level, Shaded Sunday Grandstand Ticket. For more information please visit www.poconoraceway.com or call us at 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).
For participant information, including how to register for competition or for the “Show and Shine” Car Show, please visit www.svra.com.
About Pocono Raceway
Pocono Raceway, also known as “The Tricky Triangle,” is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. In business for over 50 years, the Raceway hosts multiple, national motorsports events including two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one Verizon IndyCar Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events each year. The Raceway has added multiple running series events to their annual calendar, including the Warrior Dash. Pocono Raceway is the world’s largest, privately-owned solar-powered sports facility. Their 25-acre, three-megawatt solar farm provides the energy needs of the Raceway, as well as, adds electricity to the local power grid.
For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com.
About Sportscar Vintage Racing Association
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is the premier vintage organization in the United States. Founded in 1981 by Ford Heacock III the SVRA has 2,000 members. It currently sanctions 18 events at some of the finest racing venues in the United States, including: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sebring, Road America, Watkins Glen, Auto Club Speedway, Road Atlanta, Pocono Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sonoma Raceway, Portland International Raceway and Virginia International Raceway. The rapidly growing organization hosted the first U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas in 2013. Further information on SVRA, a complete annual schedule and entry lists can be found at www.svra.com. Also, be sure to check the SVRA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, which currently boasts a library of over 100 action-packed videos of events.