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March 12, 2014

Historic racecars to compete at IMS

For the first time ever, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host more than 500 of the world’s finest and most historic racecars as they compete on the recently reconfigured road course as well as running exhibition events on the famed 2.5 miles oval as part of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational set for June 6-8.

The races will showcase a variety of cars including cars that competed in past Indianapolis 500s, cars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, Formula One, Grand-Am prototypes and Trans-Am.

In addition, American racing cars from makes like Chevrolet will compete with historic racecars from Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, MG and many others in 12 classes of racing.

A special class will also feature open-wheel race cars with Indianapolis 500 or other historic racing background.

Racing at IMS will be virtually non-stop each day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The cars will be on display in the infield and open to fans providing up close access to the racecars.

“Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans appreciate and enjoy the history of racing and welcoming this event to IMS is the perfect way to celebrate racing history with cars that have competed in all different classes and many different venues over the last 100 years,” IMS president J. Douglas Boles said in a press release. “SVRA events are incredibly fan friendly, offering everyone the rare opportunity to get close to the historic racecars, talk to the owners and drivers, and trade stories about racing’s heritage. When you combine the story of each of the cars competing to the over 100 years of history and stories of competition at IMS, this will be an unforgettable weekend of racing.”

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is one of the oldest and largest of the vintage racing organizations in the United States.

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