Event Program: 2020 Heacock Classic Gold Cup, a SpeedTour Event

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In This Program

Letter From The CEO

A welcome letter from Tony Parella to all event participants, spectators and sponsors

Letter from VIR’s President

Connie Nycolm welcomes everyone to the Heacock Classic Gold Cup.

Event Schedule

A full run-down of when all of the weekend’s events are taking place, including: practice / qualifying / race session times, car show times and much more!

Entries: Groups 1-3-4-5b

Group 1 - Recognized small displacement production sports cars, sedans, Formula Junior and Formula Vee 

Group 3 - Series-produced sports cars and sedans in production pre-1972

Group 4 - Limited produced sports cars, racing "specials" and GT cars built or in production prior to 1960

Group 5b - Small bore World Sports Car Championship and prototypes as raced between 1960 and 1972. SRF's and WSR cars

Other cars may be accepted by invitation.

Entries: Groups 2 & 9

Group 2Formula Ford (FF), Club Ford (CF) and Post Club Ford (PCF) as specified by the SVRA Formula Ford Rule Book

Group 9 - All open wheel cars on slicks from 1970 to 2014 from the early F-2 cars to modern F-1 cars and everything in between

Other cars may be accepted by invitation.

Entries: Groups 6-12a

Group 6 - Selected big bore production sports cars and sedans through 1972

Group 12a - Post 1972 prepared cars, a combination of large and small bore cars

Other cars may be accepted by invitation.

Entries: Groups 10-11

Group 10 - Select GT sports cars, Trans-Am; select cars raced between 1973 and 1999, Trans Am and production based contemporary cars as raced from 1999 to 5 years from today's date or other cars as assigned

Group 11 - GTP/Group C, ALMS, PSCR, WSC, Grand Am, Prototypes, SCCA P1 and P2 as raced from 1981

Other cars may be accepted by invitation.

Entries: Groups 8-12b

Group 8 - Recognized series produced sports cars and sedans in production prior to 1979

Group 12b - Post 1972 prepared cars, mostly 3.0L and under

Other cars may be accepted by invitation.

Entries: Miata Heritage Cup

Mazda - Series For NA-model and NB Spec Miatas

Entries: International GT

International GT - North American racing series that includes The Stuttgart Cup, Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy and The Maranello Cup championships for late model Porsche and Ferrari competitors

More Info: internationalgt.net

Entries: Trans Am

Trans Am - America's Road Racing Series

More Info: gotransam.com

Article: VIRGINIA IS FOR WINE LOVERS!

On your way to or from the Heacock Classic Gold Cup, take an extra day or two to visit some of Virginia’s wineries.

by Rich Taylor

Article: Nicolas Rousselet Fueled by Passion

Trained in Paris as an automotive designer, Nicolas Rousselet’s lifelong endeavor is creating art that captures the excitement, power and style of the automobile

Article: 50 Years Ago in Trans-Am

Or How Almost Everything We Think is New, Cool and High-Tech Appeared at the Indy 500 Before World War II…or even before World War I

By Rich Taylor

Letter From the CEO

 

Welcome to the Heacock Classic Gold Cup, a SpeedTour event! We’re glad to be back at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) and excited to once again challenge this historic, 17-turn, 3.27-mile road course.

We started the 2020 race season with a commitment to live stream our SpeedTour events and that decision could not have been made at a better time. Due to COVID-19, the Heacock Classic weekend is a non-spectator event. I encourage you to invite your friends, family and fans to join you by downloading the free Trans Am and SVRA Apps. The live stream broadcasts will offer real-time race coverage of the Trans Am Series presented by PirelliSVRA and International GT, plus provide the event program, news, race results and other track happenings.

Whether as a driver, crew, sponsor or race official, everyone here this weekend has travelled from different places and run in different series, but we all have motorsports at heart. This year, all of us have been charged with staying healthy—we have an obligation to keep everyone around us safe, on and off the track. As such, we all must practice social distancing and adhere to the required health and safety guidelines. Our goal is to “make racing with us safer than going to the grocery store.”

I’m thrilled to present this world-class event. Whether you’re a team owner in the hunt for a Championship, wrenching on a Corvette or wheeling a 850 hp Trans Am car around the track, there’s something for everyone at VIR this weekend.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Let’s go racing!

TONY PARELLA
CEO
Parella Motorsports Holdings

Letter From VIR’s CEO

 

Welcome “VIRtually” to VIRginia International Raceway and thank you so much for joining us for the Heacock Classic Gold Cup week-end featuring Trans-Am. We’re thrilled to pull off an event with SVRA in 2020, even though it certainly won’t be the same without spectators. I will miss performing my favorite task during the Gold Cup weekend, which is “making howdys” with the fans, teams, and officials as I walk around VIR’s nearly 1300 acres.   

We are excited to welcome SVRA back both on-site and virtually! The variety of series events taking place always presents unique thrills from Vintage Car Races to Trans-Am to the IGT races! I love this race track and everyone associated with it; thankfully I know I’m not alone due to all of the comments and stories from fans and other guests who visit VIR each year. This year, those who have been able to come to visit seem especially grateful to be “home” at VIR, despite having to forego “hugshakes”, wear masks, and comply with numerous other health related protocols. 

Normally I would be urging you to make the most of your visit by experiencing all VIR has to offer during this Gold Cup weekend. This year, instead, I urge you to stay well and do what you can to help halt the spread of COVID-19 so your VIR family can “hugshake” you again at VIR soon!   

As I always say, “Come back, come often and bring your friends!”  

Best always, 

Connie Nycolm
CEO
Virginia International Raceway

Groups 1, 3, 4 & 5b

#GroupDriverCarColor
#1 5b Travis Engen 1962 Lotus 23B Red
#007 1 Rick Fraser 1972 MG Midget Green
#7 3 John Nash 1961 Lotus Super Seven Green/Yellow
#7A 1 Todd Crews 1959 Austin Healey Sprite Mk 1 Green
#10 3 Doug Sanders 1974 Fiat 124 Spider Red
#11 3 David Porter 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 Red
#13 1 Andrew McLean 1958 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite Blue/Yellow
#13A 3 Thomas Phelan 1967 Datsun SRL 311 Red/White
#18 4 Timothy Scopes 1957 Lotus Eleven Green
#22 1 Jeffrey Hoover 1959 Austin Healey Sprite Blue
#22A 1 Mark Haynes 1963 Triumph Spitfire Gray
#25 1 Peter Uzdavinis 1964 MG Midget Orange
#31 3 Logan Maurer 1990 Honda CRX Black
#33 5b Jim Gewinner 1965 Lotus 23B Green/Gray
#33A 3 Michael Unger 1967 Datsun 2000 Red
#41 3 Gary Jebsen 1962 Volvo P1800 Blue/White
#44 3 Allen Goode 1967 Triumph TR4A White
#44A 5b Joey Bojalad 1963 Elva MK VII Red
#46 3 Charles Kates, Jr. 1968 Datsun 2000 Roadster White/Red
#48 5b Chris DeMinco 1971 Mallock 11B Blue/White
#49 1 David Conrad 1959 MG A Red
#50A 3 Andrew Moore 1965 MG MGB Green/Yellow
#52 1 Danny Dougherty 1960 Austin Healey Sprite Blue
#55 3 Perry Tennell 1961 Porsche 356B Yellow/White
#58 5b Graham Adelman 1962 Lotus 23B Blue/White
#59 3 Mark Gobble 1959 Elva Courier Blue
#61 1 Eric Russell 1961 MG A Red
#67 3 Ross Cheek 1967 Porsche 912 Yellow
#67A 3 Thomas Donatelli 1964 Ginetta G4 Silver
#76 4 Thomas Grudovich 1960 Lola MKI White/Blue
#76A 1 David Nicholas 1960 MG A Yellow
#77 3 Susan Patterson 1966 Ginetta G4 Blue
#79 1 Scott Fraser 1958 Austin Healey Sprite Green
#82 4 Michael Oritt 1959 Elva MK IV White/Red
#107 1 V Carl George 1959 MG A Black/White
#167 3 Roger Brusnahan 1967 Porsche 912 Red/White
#188 3 David Blakey 1967 MG B GT Yellow
#189 3 Burt Stein 1961 MG A Blue
#230 1 Russell Jones 1968 Alfa Romeo GTV Red/White
#284 1 J.Richard Schnabel 1961 MGA 1600 Mark II White
#776 1 Jonas Stein 1964 Triumph Spitfire Roadster Red

Groups 2 & 9

#GroupDriverCarColor
#0 9 Lew Cooper III 2017 Van Diemen PMR-17
#1 2 Travis Engen 1970 Chevron B17b Blue/Orange
#1A 2 Ron Hornig 1971 Brabham BT35-32 Blue
#2 2 Peter McLaughlin 1968 Brabham BT-29 White/Yellow
#3 9 Mark Sherwood 1995 Ralt RT41 Blue
#4 9 Patrick Bennett 1987 March 87C Red/Orange
#5 2 Mark Clark 1978 Crossle 32F Red/White/Black
#8 2 David Allison 1969 Alexis MK15 Yellow/Silver
#11 2 Michael Hummel 1979 Crossle 35F Blue
#20 2 Scott Fairchild 1978 Zink z-10 Silver/Orange
#21 2 Dave Fairchild 1979 Zink z-10 Black/Green
#26 9 Ben Sinnott 1997 Lola T97/20 White/Green
#31 9 Travis Engen 2001 Lola T97/20 Blue/Pink
#34 2 Tom O'Grady 1961 Elva 300 Green
#35 2 Dick Leehr 1969 Lotus 61 Red/White/Gold
#51 2 Brian Thomas 1969 Lotus 51 Green/Yellow
#58 2 Graham Adelman 1968 Brabham F2 BT 23C White/Blue
#59 2 Marc Giroux 1969 Brabham BT29 Blue/Yellow
#61 2 Sharon Adelman 1963 Brabham BT6 Blue/White
#63 2 Scott Nettleship 1981 Crossle 45F Blue/Yellow
#70 9 Lewis Cooper Jr 2007 Panoz DP01
#77 2 Wes Wigginton 1972 Titan MK6 Blue/White
#83 2 Geoff Brabham 1971 Brabham BT35-31 Green/Gold
#88 2 David Bryant 1999 Formula Ford
#94 2 Thomas Grudovich 1960 Elva 200 FJ White/Blue
#98 2 Ralph Salomon 1960 Elva 200 FJ Red/Silver
#118 2 Les Bowers 1976 ZINK 10C Blue/Black/Red
#254 2 John Delane 1960 Lotus 18FJR Yellow
#773 2 Cecil Boyd 1960 Lotus 18 Fjr Green/Yellow
#800 2 Joshua Mitchell 1960 Lotus 18 Green/Yellow

Groups 6 & 12a

#GroupDriverCarColor
#4 12a Ray Zisa 1990 Chevrolet Corvette Yellow
#05 6 Scott Borchetta 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Red/White/Black
#6 6 Robert Korzen 1966 Ford Mustang White/Black
#14 12a Phil Lasco 2013 ford mustang Red/Black/White
#16 12a Ed Bull 2010 ford mustang fr500c Yellow
#18 6 Keith Dunbar 1962 Jaguar E Type Beige/Black
#21 6 Gary Moore 1968 Mercury Cougar Maroon
#23 6 John Cloud 1970 Ford Boss 302 Blue
#26 12a Rick Ortman 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Red
#28 6 John McCormick 1985 Ford Cobra IV Red
#28 6 Brian Dolan 1967 Ford Mustang Yellow/Black
#29 6 Christopher Zappa 1969 TVR Tuscan Black/Gold
#29A 6 Randy Williams 1967 Jaguar E-type Green/Yellow
#34 6 Bill Feaster 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Orange/White
#51 6 Frank Marcum 1964 Ford Falcon White/Blue
#63 6 Patrick Sessions 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Silver/White
#64 6 James Heck 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Black
#67 6 Charlie Dolan 1967 Shelby Mustang Blue/White
#68 12a Jeff Lindstrom 1998 Ford Mustang Coupe White/Red/Black
#72 12a Nicholas Karangelen 1969 Porsche 911 Black
#74 6 Steven Cullman 1966 Ford Shelby GT350 #1806 Blue
#76 6 Peter Dolan 1966 Ford Mustang GT350 White/Blue
#81 12a Hugh Boocher 2012 Ford Mustang GT White
#85 6 Mark Hannifin 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Yellow/Black
#95 6 Steven Piantieri 1965 Ford Mustang Fstback White/Blue
#98 6 Scott Borchetta 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Red/White
#200 6 Patrick Sessions 1966 Shelby GT350 Green/White
#696 6 Robert Gee 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Blue

Groups 10 & 11

#GroupDriverCarColor
#02 11 David Roberts 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Red/White
#2 11 Travis Engen 2005 Audi R8 LMP Silver/Red
#2A 10 Dave Handy 1992 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Blue/Silver
#5 10 Bruce Raymond 2014 Ford Mustang Cope TA2 Mustang Cope TA2 Silver/Red
#5A 10 Larry Hoopaugh 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Yellow/Red
#7 11 David Porter 2007 Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP Blue/White/Red
#9 10 Harry Hinkle 2013 Dodge Challenger Orange/Purple
#18 10 Mark Gobble 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Green
#21 10 Donnie Gould 1983 Ford Thunderbird Red/White/Orange
#21 10 Bill Riddell 1985 BUICK SOMERSET White/Burgundy/Silver
#21A 10 Marc Sharinn 2015 Weaver Racing Concepts Dodge Challenger Black/Green
#22 10 Scott Borchetta 1981 Buick Regal Purple/Yellow/Green
#22A 10 Jack Finch 2002 dodge charger Yellow/Black
#22B 10 Steven Davison 2009 Aston Martin GT4 #50 chassis Green/Green
#24 10 Ray Evernham 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Blue
#25 10 James Cullen 2006 Porsche GT3 Cup White
#29 10 Samuel LeComte 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Black/White/Gray
#31 10 Preston Rise 1979 Chevrolet Monza White/Black/Orange
#33 10 Greg Richardson 2014 Chevy Camaro Black/Silver/White
#38 10 Colin Cohen 2011 Maserati Trofeo Green/White/Black
#44 11 Michael Lange 2009 Ford GT3 Black
#44A 10 John Cloud 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra Red
#63 10 Doug Richmond 2008 FORD FALCON GT-1 White/Red/Blue
#71 10 Dave Ricci 2014 chevy camaro Black
#81 10 Danny Marshall 2014 Porsche 991 Cup White/Red/Yellow
#95 10 Ricky Knuckles 2012 Chevy Impala Black/Red/White
#97 10 Lance Ausec 2014 Camaro Z28 White
#161 10 Paul Bacon 2005 Porsche GT3 Cup White
#330 10 John Bleazard 2016 Porsche GT3 Cup White
#421 10 Mark Greenberg 2017 Porsche 991.2 White/Black/Red
#789 10 Timothy Haines 1979 Porsche 911 Black

Groups 8 & 12b

#GroupDriverCarColor
#2 12b Norm Murdock 1972 Ford Capri White/Blue
#3 8 Sharon Adelman 1965 Ginetta G4R Blue
#3A 8 Jim Lenehan 1976 Porsche 914/6 Orange
#3B 12b Steve Byrne 1970 Datsun 510 White
#3C 8 Glenn Maurer 1984 Alfa Romeo GTV 6 Red
#06 8 Skott Burkland 1969 Porsche 911 White/Blue
#07 8 Chris Raeder 1966 Alfa Romeo GTV Red/Silver
#7 8 John Nash 1962 Lotus Super Seven Silver
#7B 8 Paul Stinson 1963 Lotus Super 7 Green/Yellow/Silver
#13 8 Andrew Doll 1970 Datsun 240Z Silver
#14 12b John Perry 1972 Porsche 914/6 Green/White
#22 8 Rob Davenport 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV Red/Silver
#25 12b George Barbour 1972 Datsun 240Z White/Red
#38 8 George Wright 1972 Datsun 240Z Red/White/Blue
#47 12b Alan Davis 1987 BMW e30 M3 White/Red/Blue
#50 8 Michael Buck 1972 Datsun 240z Red/White
#58 8 James Cullen 1972 Porsche 914/6 Gray
#62 8 Ceasar Cone 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Yellow
#73 12b Antonio Esposito 2012 Audi TTrs White/Orange/Black
#73A 8 David Bearden 1972 Porsche 911 RS White
#98 8 Ralph Salomon 1971 Datsun 510 White/Red/Gold
#99 12b Bill Glavin 1989 BMW M3 White
#99A 8 Vince Vaccaro 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV Red/Black
#118 8 Keith Dunbar 1967 Lotus Elan Blue/Yellow
#144 12b Mark Skeen 1972 BMW 2002 Orange/Black
#164 12b Brian Keilt 2007 BMW 325i White/Blue
#202 8 Scott Kissinger 1971 Datsun 240Z Black
#711 8 Ira Schoen 1971 Ford Capri 2000 Red/Black
#827 12b Chip Stabler 1995 BMW M3 White

Miata Heritage Cup

#GroupDriverCarColor
#0 Mazda Nicole Cooper-Cefalo 1995 Mazda Miata Blue/Green
#00 Mazda Marc Cefalo 1999 mazda miata Blue/Green
#14 Mazda Anthony Fornetti 1990 Mazda Miata White/Red/Black
#16 Mazda Michael Rossini 1997 Mazda Miata Red
#21 Mazda Eric Gerchak 2003 Mazda Miata Red
#33 Mazda Charles Guest 1999 Mazda Miata White/Blue
#37 Mazda Mike McGahern 1995 Mazda Miata Blue
#51 Mazda Robert Roland 1999 Mazda Miata Silver
#53 Mazda Bill Roland 1991 Mazda Miata Red/White/Silver
#73 Mazda James Small 1990 Mazda Miata Red
#80 Mazda Allen Massey 1991 Mazda Miata Orange/Black/Green
#85 Mazda Nathan Pring 1999 Mazda Miata Silver/Black
#88 Mazda Dennis Mathias 1991 Mazda Miata Red
#91 Mazda Scott Krzastek 1992 Mazda Miata Gray/Black
#117 Mazda Jim Black 1999 Mazda Miata Silver
#179 Mazda Nate dos Santos 1991 Miata Miata Red
#211 Mazda Brian C Schommer 1992 Mazda Miata White/Red
#228 Mazda Ken Wilkinson 1999 Mazda Miata Black
#774 Mazda David Bane 1990 Mazda Miata Blue/Black/White

Entry List: International GT

Entry List: Trans Am (TA / XGT / SGT / GT)

Entry List: Trans Am (TA2)