The MG Vintage Racers designated VARAC’s Vintage Racing Festival at Mosport, Ontario, this June as their “Focus Event” for 2010. Attracted by this world class track, special MG races at the event, and the camaraderie of the MG racing community, 46 MG racers showed up to compete with MGs from MGTC’s to MGB-V8’s, in both the regular VARAC classes, and a special all MG race. This was complimented by both MGVR and VARAC parties and honors. MGVR presents three special awards at their annual Focus Event. The deserving recipients for this year were:
MGVR “Spirit Award” to David Holmes. The MG racers at the track vote by their peers as best representing the “Spirit of MG Vintage Racing”. David is a very enthusiastic MGA racer from Ontario, and shares the track with his son Evan who races a MG Midget.
MGVR’s “Bill Parish” memorial award to Storm Field of New York, racing a MGB-GT V8. It is presented in memory of MGTC racer Bill Parish who never won a race, but had more FUN than anyone. It gets presented to a MG racer with a similar pursuit of FUN!
MGVR’s “MG V-8 Challenge Trophy” was awarded to Nick Pratt of Ontario, in his amazingly fast MG Midget. It is presented to the first overall MG in the all MG Race.
And if that weren’t enough, there were even more MG honors presented that were particular to this VARAC event at Mosport.
-VARAC’s “Al Pease Trophy”, for the first MG overall in the MG race, to Nick Pratt in a MG Midget
-VARAC’s “Van Worsdale Trophy”, for the first MGA in the MG race to Mark Brandow, of Minnesota.
– VARAC’s “President’s Trophy”, for the first Midget/MGB in the MG race to Nick Pratt in his MG Midget
-MGVR’s “Tommy Hoan Trophy”, for the first T Series in the MG race to Manley Ford of Michigan in a MGTD,
-VARAC’s “Tony Simms Challenge Trophy”, for best prepared, driven, and vintage correct MG, to Manley Ford with his MGTD.
This was MGVR’s 15th Focus Event as the excitement of MG Vintage Racing continues. At this event, MGVR announced that their “Focus Event” for 2011, will be at Lime Rock Park’s Vintage Fall festival in September next year! For more information on MG Vintage Racing, visit MGVR’s web site at MGVR.org.