2019 Vintage Races Car Corral
Saturday, July 6, 2019
The best vintage racing of the season takes place around the July 4 holiday at Pacific Raceways track. Screaming Ferraris, thundering Corvettes and Cobras, formula cars and lots of British iron. The paddock is open to all spectators so you can view the cars up close and visit with the drivers. You can cross the track and view the action in the S curves on the back side of the track as well as from the grandstands.
This year’s feature will be the 50th Anniversary of IMSA Racing. As in past years, the net proceeds from the event go to the uncompensated care fund at Children’s Hospital in Seattle.
The car corral is a unique opportunity to display our cars adjacent to the paddock and because of that we are in the closest parking lot to the track and paddock of any spectators. We actually park right along the main straight. Each day they allow up to 250 cars in the car corral with a maximum of 20 from any individual club. We park in a designated area as a club. Car corral participants are allowed parade laps of the track during the lunch break. This is a great opportunity to drive the line on the race course at a parade lap brisk pace.
Although the car corral is open Friday-Sunday, CMCS will be participating on Saturday, July 6. Some of you know the drill, but for the newer members I will repeat the requirements.
Car Corral participation is for PRE-REGISTERED cars ONLY. There are no exceptions. If you don't have a car corral pass, you will be turned away.
Cost is $30 for the car corral pass, which includes driver-spectator admission. Additional spectator admission can be purchased in advance through CMCS or when entering. Adult admission is $25 each, children 7-16 are $5 each, and children under 7 are free.
Arrival is generally 8-10 AM, and you can depart any time you want, although most people will at least stay until the parade laps. So you are not committed to a full day. It is not a car show per se, but a display of vehicles of racing fans, or at least easy, close in reserved parking with other Corvettes. Although there is some judging by vehicle age groups and some trophies awarded, most of us driving C5 and newer cars will not be part of the judging.
Since Saturday is the most requested day, it is in our best interest to beat the straggler clubs with our car corral request. There are logistics involved at both our club end and more so at SOVREN. The organizers don't have time to deal with individuals for the car corral, so they require that one person from each club act as the representative and compile all requests into one. If the organizers hit the maximum number of cars, the rest of the requests will be returned unfilled. So our deadline for receipt of your request and deposit check is Saturday, May 25. That weekend, I will be compiling all of the requests and mailing in our joint request to SOVREN. I should add that SOVREN does not issue refunds for cancellations. Then a couple weeks before the event, I will be mailing you the car corral pass and the spectator admission tickets. Should it be raining and you decide the morning of the event not to drive your Corvette, you can always come with your daily driver and park in the normal lot, as your spectator admission tickets are good regardless.
Mail your checks, payable to CMCS, for the appropriate amount, $30/1 adult, $55/2 adults to:
Bill Roberts, 19504 SE 134th St, Renton, WA 98059.
Please be sure to include your email and US mail addresses.
Remember PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.