Formula Junior Historics North America
Update on Monterey Pre-Reunion and Reunion
Registration Deadline January 31, 2017
To all FJ drivers even THINKING about the Pre-Reunion and/or Reunion – note message from Chris Vandagriff –
“Here is the link for the on-line registration: www.scrampracing.com
The deadline IS January 31st so please ENCOURAGE everyone to get on line and register. We don’t take payment until the entry is accepted so “not having the funds” should NOT be an excuse. While we are somewhat flexible with the deadline I’m concerned about being over subscribed for the 2 groups.”
Fellow Formula Junior Drivers and Owners
Over the past few years, the FJHNA has become a significant partner and participant in the worldwide Formula Junior Historic Racing Association. We joined the Vintage Motorsports Counsel (VMC) and Monoposto Racing Organization to expand our participation in races in the US and Canada. Thanks to the generous contributions of our Founding Members and sponsors (Deutsche Bank and Bonhams) FJHNA developed into an internationally recognized racing group promoting the preservation and racing of Formula Juniors. Drivers had the opportunity to race at many of the iconic venues in the US. There are many owners, drivers, sponsors and support teams who participated and made our group successful. We had Formula Junior only grids and/or featured races at COTA, Sonoma, Lime Rock, Barber and Road America. Closing out the 2016 season, we had a great Formula Junior field at COTA for the SVRA Nationals.
As we look to 2017 and beyond, Nick Grewal asked me to assume the leadership of the FJHNA organization. I agreed and along with Jim Yule we will continue to need – and ask for – a lot of help and support from all our members. Jim and I would like to personally thank Nick for his investment of time, resources and interest in helping develop the FJHNA into the organization it has become.
During the summer of 2017, the Formula Junior Diamond Jubilee World Tour comes to the US and Canada racing at multiple tracks. There will be upwards of 20+ cars from Europe, Australia and New Zealand participating – and we are planning to have many of our US and Canadian drivers participate.. We are looking forward to racing with our guests, and most importantly enjoying the camaraderie and spirited competition – and fun – of Formula Junior fellowship.
More details on the 2017 schedule will be coming shortly but the tour will be in two parts plus some optional events.
Part 1; Indy; 8th – 11th June, Mosport; 15th – 18th June, Mid-Ohio; 23rd – 26th June. (Optional events; Pitt races, 7-9 July, Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix,15-16 July)
Part 2; Monterey Reunion, Laguna Seca; 17th – 20th August, Lime Rock Historic Festival, 31st August – 4th September, Watkins Glen, 7th – 10th September, Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival, Sept 15-17. (Optional events: Monterey Pre-Reunion, 11-13 Aug.)
2017 has the opportunity to be an exciting racing year and hopefully all of you can join in and race at as many events as possible. We will be updating our website and Facebook page to be more current and communicative with our drivers and members. Our approach is to encourage participation from both “coasts” and those of us in the “middle land”. We want to increase the fun factor for all – make those long trips worth the investment of time and resources.
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