2012 Trans-Am Invitational
Event Chair: Keith Davidson 303-526-2807
Track Website: Pueblo Motorsports Park
Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing is again commemorating the glory days of the Trans-American Sedan Racing Series on June 1-3, 2012 at Pueblo Motorsports Park, just south of the former Continental Divide Raceways. The track is a 2.2-mile course with challenging elevation change, long straights, and a mix of corners including a high-speed Turn One. Passing is possible most everywhere on the track, making it great for Trans-Am racing. The elevation is 4,900 feet and requires re-jetting for those coming from lower elevations.
This event features the Historic Trans-Am Sedans that ran in the Trans-Am series from 1966 through 1981. Included in this special run group will be the 5-liter Camaros, Mustangs, Barracudas, Javelins, and Firebirds and the 2-liter and 2.5-liter championship winning Porsche 911s, Datsun 510s, and BMW 2002s that raced wheel to wheel with the Alfa GTAs. The two-liter (U2) cars will be racing side by side with the five-liter (O2) cars.
This year we are also featuring the late model Trans-Am cars that ran in SCCA’s GT1 and GT2 categories. These fire-breathing cars tore up the tracks across the US in the 1970s and 1980s and are very exiting to watch. The pits are open to spectators who can meet the drivers and get a up close look at the race cars. Pueblo’s concession stand will be open for breakfast and lunch.
All other run groups including FV, FF, CP through GP cars, small sedans, sports racers, Indy and F5000 cars and the “whole lot” will be running and are welcome. Exhibition and modern racecars will also be in attendance. Guests from local and regional car clubs are invited to join in fun during this 10th annual running of RMVR’s Trans-Am Invitational. Contact the event chairman for additional information. Guest drivers should contact the race chairman to get on the guest list.
The weekend kicks off on Friday June 1 with practice and test and tune at the track. A full day of lapping (7:00 am to 3:30 pm) is $140 per driver and a half day (11:30 am to 3:30 pm) is $90. Pay at the track for Friday test and tune.
Saturday will include one practice and two qualifying races. Two extended races will take place on Sunday to emulate the endurance-racing format of the historic Trans-Am.
Our Grand Marshal this year will be Rick Titus, son of Trans-am legend Jerry Titus who drove for Shelby American and then Terry Godsall’s Pontiac team. The featured marques will the cars driven by Jerry, the Mustang and the Firebird. Guest speakers will be featured at a track-side dinner Saturday evening June 2, 2012. Spectators are invited to join this special dinner and participate in the story telling and reliving of the special times involving these special cars. For dinner tickets, please see the links on this page.
Information for registration, lodging, and directions for this special event can be found by following the links on this page. For additional information, please contact the race chairman Keith Davidson (email), or telephone 303-526-2807.
Previous Trans-Am Invitational Programs:
The Trans-Am Run Group will feature the sedans that were eligible to run in the SCCA Trans-American Endurance Racing Series during the years 1966 through 1981. Both Historic (1972 and older) and Late model (1973-1981) will conform to the SCCA GCR. The late model Trans-Am cars will be classified at the track based on period of preparation.
|Period of Eligibility||Manufactured 1981 and earlier|
|Race History||Not Required|
|Displacement:||5 liter maximum all cars
2.5 liter maximum: U-2 cars 1971 and 1972
2 liter maximum: U-2 cars 1970 and earlier
|Tires||Vintage aspect ratio|
|Wheels||1972 and earlier O2 8×15-inches/U2 7×15-inches
Late model (1973-1981): per GCR or IMSA
|Classification||Eligible cars will be classified at the track based on year, model, and adherence to period of manufacture.|
|Appearance||Eligible cars will be painted and neat having modest advertising. Any fender flares shall be modest and correct for the era.|
Race participants may register online or by downloading RMVR club entry forms. Bring a completed Tech form with you to the track with your log book. Invited guests not holding a VMC member Log Book may be eligible to participate in the exhibition class. Exhibition cars and their guest drivers should contact the Race Chairman to inquire about qualifications for this event.
RMVR uses the AMB transponder for timing and scoring. All race entrants are strongly encouraged to utilize a transponder for this event. Event Entry forms must be received by the entry deadline two weeks prior to the race.
Cars participating as Historic Trans-Am Run Group will comply with eligibility criteria. Cars participating in the late model Trans-Am Group [1973 to 2000] will be classified at the track. Drivers must hold a current vintage competition license from a recognized racing organization. At registration, each driver will be required to present their competition license (or student log book), proof of a current medical exam, and a photo ID. All cars will be required to pass a technical inspection at the track. For more information, please look at RMVR’s General Rules and Safety Requirements.
The track will be available Friday June 1, 2012 for practice and test and tune. Those unfamiliar with the track are strongly encouraged to register for Friday practice to learn Pueblo’s challenging road course. Test and tune fees are $140 full day and $90 half day. Pay at the track.
This event will include a track-side dinner Saturday evening June 2, 2012. Dinner activities will begin at the conclusion of racing around 5 pm Saturday evening and will continue until dark. Dinner will include open beer and wine bar. One dinner ticket is included with each race entry. Additional dinner tickets are available for $15 and should be purchased during registration or by contacting RMVR at 303-319-3062. Because this is a catered event, dinner tickets will not be sold at the track and must be purchased in advance.
The track at Pueblo Colorado has been used by RMVR for many years and is a favorite of many drivers. Check out the following links for more information.
To get to Pueblo Motorsports Park, take I-25 to Pueblo and take the Highway 50 exit West. Head west approximately 3 miles to Pueblo Blvd. At the traffic light, turn South and take the first right into the Park. Stay on the paved road to the drag strip and road course. For tickets and more information, contact the race chairman Keith Davidson.
77 South Radnor Drive
Pueblo West, Colorado
Directions: Take I-25 to Pueblo, Colorado Exit 101/Highway 50. Go west 8 miles to McCulloch Blvd. Go south to Spaulding Street, then left to Radnor Drive, then left into the hotel.
4703 North Freeway
Pueblo, CO 81008
Contact: Heather Thompson
Directions: take exit 102, the hotel is on the west side of the freeway.
3910 Outlook Blvd.
Contact: Sara Lucero
Directions: Take I-25 to Pueblo, Colorado Exit 101/Highway 50. Go west 1.5 miles & turn left (south) on Club Manor Drive follow frontage road then left on Outlook Blvd.
Other accommodations can be obtained by calling the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce at 719-542-1704.
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