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 CEO

Connie Nyholm 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 - Lotus 23 and early sports racers 

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

MIATA HERITAGE CUP Series - For NA-model and NB Spec Miatas

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, and later cars by invitation

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 Nyholm
CEO
Virginia International Raceway

Groups 1, 3, 4 & 5b

Num. / ColorCarDriverGroup
1 Red 1962 Lotus 23B Travis Engen 5b
007 Green 1972 MG Midget Rick Fraser 1
7A Green 1959 Austin Healey Sprite Mk 1 Todd Crews 1
10 Red 1974 Fiat 124 Spider Doug Sanders 3
11 Red 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 David Porter 3
13 Blue/Yellow 1958 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite Andrew McLean 1
13A Red/White 1967 Datsun SRL 311 Thomas Phelan 3
18 Green 1957 Lotus Eleven Timothy Scopes 4
22A Gray 1963 Triumph Spitfire Mark Haynes 1
25 Orange 1964 MG Midget Peter Uzdavinis 1
31 Black 1990 Honda CRX Logan Maurer 3
33 Green/Gray 1965 Lotus 23B Jim Gewinner 5b
33A Red 1967 Datsun 2000 Michael Unger 3
36 White 1959 Elva Courier Bill Thumel 3
41 Blue/White 1962 Volvo P1800 Gary Jebsen 3
44 White 1967 Triumph TR4A Allen Goode 3
44A Red 1963 Elva MK VII Joey Bojalad 5b
46 White/Red 1968 Datsun 2000 Roadster Charles Kates, Jr. 3
48 Blue/White 1971 Mallock 11B Chris DeMinco 5b
49 Red 1959 MG A David Conrad 1
50A Green/Yellow 1965 MG MGB Andrew Moore 3
52 Blue 1960 Austin Healey Sprite Danny Dougherty 1
55 Yellow/White 1961 Porsche 356B Perry Tennell 3
58 Blue/White 1962 Lotus 23B Graham Adelman 5b
59 Blue 1959 Elva Courier Mark Gobble 3
61 Red 1961 MG A Eric Russell 1
67 Yellow 1967 Porsche 912 Ross Cheek 3
67A Silver 1964 Ginetta G4 Thomas Donatelli 3
76 White/Blue 1960 Lola MKI Thomas Grudovich 4
76A Yellow 1960 MG A David Nicholas 1
77 Blue 1966 Ginetta G4 Susan Patterson 3
79 Green 1958 Austin Healey Sprite Scott Fraser 1
82 White/Red 1959 Elva MK IV Michael Oritt 4
107 Black/White 1959 MG A V Carl George 1
167 Red/White 1967 Porsche 912 Roger Brusnahan 3
188 Yellow 1967 MG B GT David Blakey 3
189 Blue 1961 MG A Burt Stein 3
230 Red/White 1968 Alfa Romeo GTV Russell Jones 1
254 Red/Silver 1962 Lotus 7 Series 2 John Delane 5b
284 White 1961 MGA 1600 Mark II J.Richard Schnabel 1
776 Red 1964 Triumph Spitfire Roadster Jonas Stein 1

Groups 2 & 9

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

Groups 6 & 12a

Num. / ColorCarDriverGroup
4 Yellow 1990 Chevrolet Corvette Ray Zisa 12a
05 Red/White/Black 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Scott Borchetta 6
6 White/Black 1966 Ford Mustang Robert Korzen 6
14 Red/Black/White 2013 ford mustang Phil Lasco 12a
15 Blue/White/Red 1996 Gentry Motorworks / Ford AC Cobra Frank Marcum 6
18 Beige/Black 1962 Jaguar E Type Keith Dunbar 6
21 Maroon 1968 Mercury Cougar Gary Moore 6
23 Blue 1970 Ford Boss 302 John Cloud 6
26 Red 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Rick Ortman 12a
28 Red 1985 Ford Cobra IV John McCormick 6
28A Yellow/Black 1967 Ford Mustang Brian Dolan 6
29A Green/Yellow 1967 Jaguar E-type Randy Williams 6
34 Orange/White 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Bill Feaster 6
64 Black 1964 Chevrolet Corvette James Heck 6
67 Blue/White 1967 Shelby Mustang Charlie Dolan 6
68 White/Red/Black 1998 Ford Mustang Coupe Jeff Lindstrom 12a
72 Black 1969 Porsche 911 Nicholas Karangelen 12a
74 Blue 1966 Ford Shelby GT350 #1806 Steven Cullman 6
76 White/Blue 1966 Ford Mustang GT350 Peter Dolan 6
77 Yellow 2010 ford mustang fr500c Ed Bull 12a
81 White 2012 Ford Mustang GT Hugh Boocher 12a
85 Yellow/Black 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Mark Hannifin 6
95 White/Blue 1965 Ford Mustang Fstback Steven Piantieri 6
98 Red/White 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Scott Borchetta 6
200 Green/White 1966 Shelby GT350 Patrick Sessions 6
696 Blue 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Robert Gee 6

Groups 10 & 11

Num. / ColorCarDriverGroup
00 Silver 2012 Porsche 997.2 GT3 Bill Riddell 10
02 Red/White 2006 Chevrolet Corvette David Roberts 11
2 Silver/Red 2005 Audi R8 LMP Travis Engen 11
2A Blue/Silver 1992 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Dave Handy 10
5 Silver/Red 2014 Ford Mustang Cope TA2 Mustang Cope TA2 Bruce Raymond 10
5A Yellow/Red 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Larry Hoopaugh 10
7 Blue/White/Red 2007 Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP David Porter 11
9 Red 2003 Dodge Nascar CupCar Scott Borchetta 10
9A Orange/Purple 2013 Dodge Challenger Harry Hinkle 10
16 Green 1995 Ford Mustang Tony Ave 10
18 Green 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Mark Gobble 10
21 Red/White/Orange 1983 Ford Thunderbird Donnie Gould 10
21A Black/Green 2015 Weaver Racing Concepts Dodge Challenger Marc Sharinn 10
22A Yellow/Black 2002 dodge charger Jack Finch 10
22B Green/Green 2009 Aston Martin GT4 #50 chassis Steven Davison 10
24 Blue 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Ray Evernham 10
25 White 2006 Porsche GT3 Cup James Cullen 10
29 Black/White/Gray 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Samuel LeComte 10
31 White/Black/Orange 1979 Chevrolet Monza Preston Rise 10
33 Black/Silver/White 2014 Chevy Camaro Greg Richardson 10
38 Green/White/Black 2011 Maserati Trofeo Colin Cohen 10
44 Black 2009 Ford GT3 Michael Lange 11
44B Red 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra John Cloud 10
63 White/Red/Blue 2008 FORD FALCON GT-1 Doug Richmond 10
71 Black 2014 chevy camaro Dave Ricci 10
81 White/Red/Yellow 2014 Porsche 991 Cup Danny Marshall 10
95 Black/Red/White 2012 Chevy Impala Ricky Knuckles 10
97 White 2014 Camaro Z28 Lance Ausec 10
110 Red/White 2016 Porsche Gt3 Cup Car Michael Chiaramonte 10
161 White 2005 Porsche GT3 Cup Paul Bacon 10
245 2015 Porsche GT3 Nicholas Groombridge 10
330 White 2016 Porsche GT3 Cup John Bleazard 10
421 White/Black/Red 2017 Porsche 991.2 Mark Greenberg 10
789 Black 1979 Porsche 911 Timothy Haines 10

Groups 8 & 12b

Num. / ColorCarDriverGroup
2 White/Blue 1972 Ford Capri Norm Murdock 12b
3 Blue 1965 Ginetta G4R Sharon Adelman 8
3A Orange 1976 Porsche 914/6 Jim Lenehan 8
3B White 1970 Datsun 510 Steve Byrne 8
3C Red 1984 Alfa Romeo GTV 6 Glenn Maurer 8
06 White/Blue 1969 Porsche 911 Skott Burkland 8
07 Red/Silver 1966 Alfa Romeo GTV Chris Raeder 8
7 Green/Yellow 1961 Lotus Super Seven John Nash 8
7 Silver 1962 Lotus Super Seven John Nash 8
7B Green/Yellow/Silver 1963 Lotus Super 7 Paul Stinson 8
13 Silver 1970 Datsun 240Z Andrew Doll 8
14 Green/White 1972 Porsche 914/6 John Perry 12b
22 Red/Silver 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV Rob Davenport 8
25 White/Red 1972 Datsun 240Z George Barbour 12b
38 Red/White/Blue 1972 Datsun 240Z George Wright 8
47 White/Red/Blue 1987 BMW e30 M3 Alan Davis 12b
50 Red/White 1972 Datsun 240z Michael Buck 8
58 Gray 1972 Porsche 914/6 James Cullen 8
62 Yellow 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Ceasar Cone 8
73 White/Orange/Black 2012 Audi TTrs Antonio Esposito 12b
73A White 1972 Porsche 911 RS David Bearden 8
98 White/Red/Gold 1971 Datsun 510 Ralph Salomon 8
99 White 1989 BMW M3 Bill Glavin 12b
99A Red/Black 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV Vince Vaccaro 8
118 Blue/Yellow 1967 Lotus Elan Keith Dunbar 8
144 Orange/Black 1972 BMW 2002 Mark Skeen 12b
164 White/Blue 2007 BMW 325i Brian Keilt 12b
202 Black 1971 Datsun 240Z Scott Kissinger 8
242 White 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV 6 Mark Brummond 12b
711 Red/Black 1971 Ford Capri 2000 Ira Schoen 8
827 White 1995 BMW M3 Chip Stabler 12b

Miata Heritage Cup

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

Entry List: International GT

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

Entry List: Trans Am (TA2)