PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 24, 2024 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is thrilled to share the exciting news that the Historic Stock Car Racing Association (HSCRA) will be joining the lineup of racing groups for this year’s PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. This marks a significant milestone as it will be the first time the HSCRA will race in the PVGP. Scheduled for July 26 to 28, 2024, the Historics promise to be a thrilling 3-day motorsport event.

The HSCRA, renowned for its commitment to preserving and celebrating the history of stock car racing, will bring a new dimension to the PVGP Historics. The group is open to all stock cars that ran in one of the major NASCAR series. There are different classes for each era and type of car—even trucks. Scott Dolfi, who happens to be the Operations Manager at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, plans to race his 2016 Chevy Silverado, which ran in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Carlus Gann of HSCRA enthusiastically stated, “The HSCRA is anxious to bring NASCAR to Pittsburgh. We look forward to making this a regular stop on our tour. Western Pennsylvania has deep roots in racing, and building a world-class track at Pitt Race in Beaver County makes it a perfect fit.”

Generation 4 Cup cars built for the 1992-2007 seasons are the most popular class. During this era, teams built a few cars for the two road courses on the schedule.

Chris Evans of the HSCRA added, “We are hoping for a full field of meticulously restored stock cars. Former NASCAR winners like Joe Nemechek and a competitive lineup of today’s top historic stock car drivers will be on hand. Chris is deeply involved, not just as an owner but also as a racer of the remarkable Fusion showcased to the left, a vehicle that triumphed in the 2011 NASCAR Cup Race at Watkins Glen under Marcos Ambrose’s skillful drive.

The HSCRA race group runs a practice session in the morning and a qualifying race in the afternoon on Friday, July 26. On Saturday, July 27, they have morning and afternoon sessions, which lead up to the finale the next day. After a short morning warm-up, the HSCRA will be one of the featured Sunday afternoon races, with all race classes recognized in the Winners Circle. Full Schedule

Gary Moore (right), a seasoned participant in over a dozen PVGP races, admires the intricacies and challenges of the Pitt Race track. Among his prized possessions is this stunning 1969 Mercury Cyclone, victoriously driven by Cale Yarborough. He assures us that this year, he will showcase this beauty, exclaiming, “It’s quite the adventure behind the wheel!”

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, founded in 1983, embodies a passion for showcasing vintage and historic cars on the racing track rather than relegating them to museum displays. In alignment with this ethos, the Historic Stock Car Racing Association offers enthusiasts and fans the unique opportunity to engage with their beloved vehicles up close in the paddock, fostering conversations with the drivers. Through its dedication to the restoration and preservation of iconic stock cars, HSCRA not only revives the rich history of racing but also creates a platform for the revival of cherished memories, bringing the golden era of motorsport back to life.

Dan DelBianco, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, expressed his enthusiasm for the new partnership: “We are thrilled to welcome the HSCRA to our 2024 event. Their participation not only broadens the appeal of the PVGP Historics but also aligns with our mission to celebrate all automotive history. This is a fantastic opportunity for race fans of all types to witness the power and beauty of historic stock cars in action.”

About Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Nestled 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, the purpose-built track at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex beckons the legends of the 1960s and early 1970s to unleash their power through the Pennsylvania countryside. This track not only offers ample racing room but also boasts top-notch safety features, ensuring a thrilling yet secure experience for both drivers and spectators. The recent extension with the 1.2-mile South Track has elevated the facility to a heart-pounding 2.8 miles, promising an adrenaline-fueled journey for all who dare to test their skills on its asphalt curves.

About the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Founded in 1983, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Motorsport Festival features two weekends of racing action. The first weekend is the PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The second weekend is racing through a 2.33-mile road course set on the streets of Schenley Park. Between our race weekends, we stage car shows, parties, road rallies, and a black tie formal. The PVGP is driven by 1,200 volunteers dedicated to staging the country’s largest and longest-running vintage race event. It is also a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide residential care, treatment and support for people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities – donating $6.7 million.
Contact: Dan DelBianco 412 559-3500