This past weekend 24 vintage cars kicked off the vintage racing season at the Harvey West Memorial races at Brainerd International Raceway. As always the field included an eclectic mix of cars ranging from a 1959 BMW Huffaker Formula Junior to a 1969 BMW 2002 to a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang --- and a whole lot of variety in between.
The weather can always be hit or miss in Brainerd over Memorial Weekend, however Saturday the racing conditions couldn't have been better with partly cloudy skies and a high near 70 degrees. 22 cars took the green flag during the race on Saturday. Brian Kennedy easily lead from flag to flag in his 1970 Mustang, but there was a lot of racing action amongst the cars behind him. Ben Robertaccio in his 1970 Porsche 914-6, Kent Burg in his 1970 Corvette, Rich Stadther in his 1970 Dulon Formula Ford, Erik Dieterle in his 1969 BMW 2002 and Darwin Bosell in his 1971 Corvette all swapped spots multiple times in exciting battles for position.
This past weekend Eileen, Jessica and Scott made their race debut at the 2017 Gingerman Spring Brake Driver School and race weekend. Congrats on successfully completing the school and your first official vintage race weekend. We look forward to seeing you all at future vintage race weekends.