• Jerry Sneva, younger brother of 1983 Indianapolis 500 winner Tom Sneva, and the 1977 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year himself, passed away January 27, in Indianapolis at the age of 69. Sneva made five starts in the 500 during his career, with a best finish of 10th in his Rookie of the Year run of 1977 with a five-year-old McLaren-Offy. His best start was an impressive 5th in 1980. Sneva went on to start 28 races during his Indycar career, scoring six top-10 finishes. Two weeks after finishing 5th at Milwaukee in June 1979, Sneva posted his best career finish, taking 4th in the Pocono 500. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, and children TJ and Shelby, and to them as well as the rest of the Sneva family and his many friends in the sport, Vintage Racecar extends its sincerest condolences.
• The Road Racing Drivers Club presented its major awards at its annual members’ dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Earning those honors were: David Hobbs, who was given the Phil Hill Award for outstanding service to road racing; Archie Urciuolii, presented the Bob Akin Award as the driver who best exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of its namesake; and RRDC President Bobby Rahal, given the Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence for demonstrating honesty, integrity and a passion for the sport.
• The Vintage Auto Racing Association of Canada had announced that its annual Vintage Grand Prix will take place on the weekend of June 14-17 on the Mosport Grand Prix track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, near Bowmanville, Ontario. The usual VARAC run groups will be featured, including: Vintage Historic cars built before 1973; Classic cars built between 1973 and 1997; as well as the Single seat open-wheel cars of Monoposto and Wings and Slicks. For more information, please visit www.varac.ca
• Portland International Raceway has scheduled the track’s 58th annual Rose Cup Races for July 13-15. The event will include the traditional Vintage Grand Prix presented by Columbia Roofing, which will showcase a wide variety of iconic machinery from motor racing’s past. The Rose Cup Vintage GP is one of four supporting events on the weekend, joining great American Stock Cars, the Spec Miata Challenge and a Spec Racer Ford Showdown in support of a round of the SCCA’s headlining Pirelli World Challenge series. For compete information please visit www.PortlandRaceway.com
• The Historic Motor Sports Association has announced that its annual Sommet des Légendes event, scheduled for July 13-15 at scenic Le Circuit Mont Tremblant in Quebec Canada, will feature the cars of the fabled SCCA Trans-American Sedan Championship. The Trans-Am’s pony cars will be joined on the weekend’s schedule by the HMSA’s usual race groups, with the added feature of a second Enduro this year. For more complete information, please visit www.hmsausa,com.