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Vintage SVRA/GRL Sonoma Historics

  • SVRA/GRL Sonoma Historics 29355 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA 95476 USA (map)

Corvettes take 2nd and 4th in Group 6 field of 27 cars at SVRA Sonoma Historic Races

# 5 Jeff Abramson in his ex Bob Danuser 1964 SCCA BP Corvette and # 17 Randy Peterson in his ex Gary Carlin 1969 SCCA AP Corvette finished 2nd & 4th in a Group 6 field of in a 27 cars at Sonoma.  Peterson is a well-regarded Corvette restorer who looks after Abramson’s car from his shop located near the Sears Point track.

The # 0 of Colby Hillman ex Fred Semon 1968 SCCA BP Corvette is a good example of a car prepared to original spec (so called medallion car).   Upholding the legacy of Steve Earle, it caught a lot of eyeballs even though it missed the race because of a broken tranny in practice.

The # 43 ex Bob Dye and the # 8 ex Steve Elfinbein 1957 & 1960 SCCA BP straight axle Corvettes are also great examples as raced by Russ Uzes and Greg Johnson respectively.

# 53 Mike Thurlow in his ex Steve Beard 1975 SCCA Trans Am Corvette finished 3rd in the Group 12 field of 18 cars.

# 12 Bob Matkovich is still racing his 1969 SCCA BP Corvette

Photos thanks to Dennis Gray and Sports Car Digest.

Race results compiled by Jan Hyde

Earlier Event: May 15
Trans Am Watkins Glen
Later Event: June 4
USCR DP Detroit Belle Isle
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