Rare is the day that we don’t wonder what it would be like to see a Ginetta G4 racing a Lotus Elan at Pocono, and IndyCar fans attending this weekend’s race will have the opportunity to answer that question for themselves.
The SVRA Vintage Festival brings a packed schedule of historic racing to the weekend’s billing, with a rich array of machinery spanning five decades set to do battle on the 1.37-mile South-East configuration of Pocono’s infield road course.
The layout is located entirely within the tri-oval, which will allow for a full program of events to run concurrently with IndyCar sessions. Highlights will include a 60-minute, one-pitstop Vintage/Classic endurance race on Saturday morning, and a 90-minute, two-pit stop event for Historic GT/GTP/ALMS cars later that same day.
In addition, there will be a full complement of sprint-length races for all classes right across the weekend.
Historic oval cars will also get an airing, with a selection of Indy Cars, Sprint Cars, Stock Cars and Modifieds lined up for a series of demonstration runs on the full IndyCar layout.
The Road to Indy categories are skipping Pocono this year but they leave a hole that a Meskowski Champ Car and a 1990 Dodge Shelby Can-Am are more than capable of filling.