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Vintage Sonoma Historics


  • 29355 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA, 95476 United States (map)

Corvettes finish 1-2-3 in Group 6 at 2018 Sonoma Historics

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# 17 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Randy Peterson 01.jpg

# 17 Randy Peterson took first in a 31-car field at Sonoma Raceway (a/k/a Sears Point).  Randy drives a C3 1968 SCCA BP out of his professional shop just up the road.  Same chassis in which the late Gary Carlin ran most of the nationwide Trans Am schedule on a shoestring back in 1973.

# 5 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Jeff Abramson 01.jpeg
# 65 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Chris Springer 03.jpeg

# 5 Jeff Abramson, ex Mark Nemschoff (also prepped by Peterson) was second and # 65 Chris Springer, ex Larry Park was third.

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Today the Sonoma Historics is the only major race exclusively for cars built to strict period-correct specs in a nod to Steve Earl, legendary founder of US vintage racing in 1974.

# 26 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Craig Kelly 01.jpeg
# 32 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Kyle Kelly 01.jpeg
# 55 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Doug Manista 01.jpeg
# 151 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Bruce Miller 02.jpeg

Like these SVRA “medallion” C2 Corvettes # 26 Craig Kelly, # 32 Kyle Kelly, # 55 Doug Manista, # 151 Bruce Miller and others.

# 6 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Chandler Briscoe ex Paul Reinhart 01.jpeg
# 43 - 2018 SVRA Russ Uzes 01.jpeg

And C1 Straight Axles # 6 Chandler Briscoe ex Paul Reinhart and # 43 Russ Uzes ex Bob Dye.

# 88 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Mike Malone 01b.jpeg
# 5 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma John Goodman 02.jpeg

# 88 Mike Malone, ex Darrin Brassfield TA took 3rd and # 5 John Goodman, ex Wally Dallenbach IMSA GTO was 16th in the 23 car Group 12/13 race for IMSA, Trans Am and GT1.  3D-printed plastic body pieces and decals are now available to create 1/25 scale models of these significant C4 race cars still seeing action.

# 61 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma Carlos de Campos 01.jpeg
# 73 - 2018 SVRA Sonoma A.C,D'Augustine 01.jpeg

Some Corvettes in new hands being researched.  # 61 Carlos de Campos, # 73 A,C. D'augustine.

Photos thanks to Adam Hosey who was on the spot.

Results compiled by Jan Hyde

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Earlier Event: May 25
PWC Lime Rock Park
Later Event: June 2
Greenwich Concours Car Show
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