Experience the heart-pounding thunder of the PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. If you are looking for speed, muscle and thunder, this is the place to be. Since 2004, racers from all over the country have come to the 2.8-mile purpose-built track 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh for fierce and competition between the legends of the 60s and early 70s, including Mustangs, Corvettes, Jaguars, BMWs, Porsches and Alfa Romeos, just to name a few.
The Historic Race Weekend provides plenty of excitement for the entire family. Visit the cars and drivers in the expansive paddock and watch the races from several vantage points. Food/drink vendors and sponsors are located throughout the facility. Including Helltown Brewing – the “Official Beer of the PVGP” If you feel the personal need for speed, that can be done too. For a donation to the charity, you can rent a kart and reach speeds up to 45 mph on the .82 mile karting track. Look for this event to grow in popularity and numbers in the coming years.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex is a 400-acre motorsports facility featuring a 2.8-mile road course with 19 corners and multiple elevation changes, a .83 mile long Wilson Karting Track that is one of the fastest around, and a 6-acre skid pad for specialized training in performance and evasive driving maneuvers including autocross and drifting. Pitt Race offers something for all motorsports enthusiasts.
Charity Track Rides
At lunch on Saturday and Sunday we conduct the PVGP Track Rides for Charity. Our racers and track instructors take spectators for a lap of the 2.8 mile racetrack for a $40 donation to our charities. With the Shelby Convention joining us this year, it promises to include some GT40s, Cobras and Shelby race cars at $100 per lap.
The Shelby American Automobile Club’s 48th Annual convention (SAAC-48) returns to the PVGP with three full days of activities for Shelby enthusiasts Thursday, July 13 through Saturday, July 15. Shelby owners get open track sessions and parade laps on Thursday and Friday. There will be a Car Show and Concours Judging on Saturday. Shelby vendors and partners will be there on the Vehicle Dynamic Area all three days. Schedules, Online Registration, Hotel Information and details are available through SAAC-48.
VIP Parking on Spectator Hill
The expanded track has opened up 2 acres of prime viewing area at the confluence of the North and South Tracks. There is an area available for parking on top of the hill that is reserved for VIP Parking. For a flat fee of $30 per vehicle each day you can park there with a view of the new south track and picnic all day. This is in addition to your admission at the gate.
Water Tower Car Corral
Drive your show car to the event and be a part of the Car Corral. Park near the water tower on the hill overlooking the final turn of the track. A great way to watch the races and see a wide variety of cars. It requires a $15 donation per car to park in the Car Corral. This is in addition to your admission at the gate.
Karting – All weekend
You can get on track yourself – take a spin on the world-class Wilson karting track where you can reach speeds of 45 MPH! The kart, gas and all safety equipment are all included. No flip-flops or sandals permitted and children must be 10 or older. Call 724.535.1000 to Get Details.
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The full road racing course features 19 turns following the natural elevation of the landscape of Western, PA. These hills and valleys are highlighted in an 85-foot vertical elevation change between turns 3 and 6 along with numerous blind turns and 4 high-speed straight-aways. Pitt Race provides something for all styles of racing, from technical sections and turns where lines mean everything to areas where high horsepower cars can stretch their legs. Spectator Hill provides the perfect perch for watching some great racing, with a view of about 70% of the track.
The full road racing course at Pitt Race features 19 turns following the natural elevation of the landscape of Western, PA. These hills and valleys are highlighted in an 85-foot vertical elevation change between turns 3 and 6 along with numerous blind turns and 4 high-speed straight-aways. Pitt Race provides something for all styles of racing, from technical sections and turns where lines mean everything to areas where high horsepower cars can stretch their legs. Spectator Hill provides the perfect perch for watching some great racing, with a view of about 70% of the track.
From Pittsburgh, take the PA Turnpike west toward Ohio and take Exit 13 Ellwood City/Beaver Falls. Go north on Route 18 for 2.6 miles and turn left into PIRC. Drive time from downtown Pittsburgh is 50 minutes.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex
201 Penndale Road
Wampum PA 16157
Event details:Start dateThursday, July 13, 2023 9:00 amEnd dateSunday, July 16, 2023 5:00 pmCalendarHistorics at Pitt Race