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VRRA Vintage Festival - August 30 to September 1

The final event of the VRRA season slides into CTMP August 30 - September 1 with a last opportunity to claim season points.

Three wheel drifting sidecars, zippy GP bikes, and the mighty heavyweights all vying for top honours, with a chance to see legendary Dave Roper on the ex-Agostini MV Agusta 350 triple. Sponsored by HBCycle in Lindsay, and with announcer Lindsay Thomson in the tower, it’s a great weekend to see rare bikes and rigs on the track and in the paddock.

Vendors include Ripplerockracers, Absolute Finish, GoFast Innovations, and a selection of vintage parts. Back from her cross Canada tour, Linda Brown from Don’t Drive Distracted/I Pinky Swear will be there with her pink flamed Harley. The Ganaraska section the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group sets up on Saturday, organizing and judging the Show and Shine, with awards presentation at 4 pm.

It’s a great end to the season at a top class track. Ride out and bring your friends.

Monday, 19 August 2019 08:43 Published in Reports, Results & Points


VRRA Grand Prix at Shannonville Motorsport Park

Sponsored by Town Moto, the VRRA Grand Prix at Shannonville Motorsport Park travels back to the roots of vintage racing on the high energy Nelson circuit. A popular event for spectators, with the always entertaining Frank Wood announcing every exciting moment, this is a family friendly event.

Practice rounds and a two-hour endurance race highlight Friday July 26, heat races all day Saturday July 27 and final races with some tough battles for season points on Sunday July 28.

Come stroll around the pits, see vintage bikes and sidecars up close, and chat with the racers as they live their dreams at Round 3.

Visit www.vrra.ca for more details. 

Monday, 08 July 2019 18:07 Published in Reports, Results & Points


2019 VRRA Summer Classic - June 28 to 30

VRRA, CSBK and Westex Coatings Inc. are joining forces for an exciting long weekend of vintage and modern racing at Calabogie Motorsports Park. 

June 28-30 will bring a strong field of competitors to a challenging track. Bikes have been built and rebuilt over the winter, and the sidecar classes are growing, providing a friendly atmosphere in the pits and an intense rivalry on the track for maximum spectator enjoyment.

As an added bonus for this event only, the CSBK Lightweight Nationals will join in the fun.

Take a stroll through the pits to see machinery and riders that should have retired decades ago, but are still tearing up the track.

Visit the VRRA website for more information.

Thursday, 06 June 2019 18:26 Published in News


VRRA 2019 Quinte TT

Vintage sidecars and motorcycles have been built, tuned up, and polished over the winter months. Racers? Not so much. Nevertheless, tire warmers and leathers are being dug out and dusted off as Round 1 at Shannonville rapidly approaches.

The club's Race School for new and returning riders is set for Thursday, May 30. Track practice and the Endurance Race occur on Friday, May 31. Saturday and Sunday see the first races of the 2019 season.

The VRRA is a family oriented event, with multigenerational racers and volunteers returning each year. Bring your family to share the sounds and excitement that only vintage racing can provide.

Thursday, 04 April 2019 11:54 Published in News


The Vintage Road Racing Association Celebrates Canada’s 150th Birthday With A Look Back At 50 Years

BOWMANVILLE, ON – In the autumn of 1967, Mosport raceway northeast of Toronto hosted European legends Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini in a Grand Prix race to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday.

Monday, 17 July 2017 16:10 Published in News


VRRA Quinte TT race report from Shannonville

@VRRACANADA • Shannonville Motorsport Park, June 8 -  The sounds of open exhaust vintage racebikes echoed like thunder and the smell of Castrol racing oil filled the air at Shannonville Motorsport Park as the VRRA (Vintage Road Racing Association) held its first race of the season at the popular Quinte TT.

The weather was perfect and the racing was close, and with record attendance, fans and spectators were treated to some incredible vintage and classic motorcycle race action. Over 170 competitors registered for the weekend, the grids were packed with classes fielding as many as 42 racers at a time vying for the lead going into turn 1.

With a large number of motorcycles now eligible to race, the sport has never seen the popularity it is enjoying today. The VRRA has four eras or “period” classifications for racing, with several ages, models and sizes eligible to compete in each period. Period 1 includes machines built before 1967. Period 2 has a cut-off date at 1976. Period 3 goes up to 1982 while Period 4 goes to 1989 with each one of the period categories separated into different class structures. For complete listings of eligible machinery check the VRRA rules at  www.vrra.ca.

The big winner this weekend was Ste-Marthe QC rider Louie Raffa. The Honda Canada/Hamel Honda-sponsored rider took his Scott Miller/Fast Company-prepared 1989 Honda Hawk 650 to three class wins in Period 4, taking the top step of the podium in Formula 3 Formula 2 and Formula 1. Raffa handily won in all three events, with his best challenge coming early on in the Formula 3 event when club vice-president Dominic Aubry chased him all the way to the flag. Jamie Barkley claimed the last step of the podium in a close third.

Aubry also earned a large lead in the Period 3 Middleweight round but sputtered to a stop on the penultimate lap with a fuelling issue, handing the win to Mick Vaclavik from Thornbury, ON. In Period 1 Open competition, Peter Hurst battled race long with Paul Brubaker and Doug Forbes but pulled out to take the win in the latter stages of the race. Local rider Brian Madeley took third in the Period 3 Lightweight class and Colin Duncan from Brighton finished second just ahead of Steve Hoffarth in Period 4 Formula 1.

The next event for the VRRA will be on July 17-19 at Grand Bend Motoplex in Grand Bend, ON. The next motorcycle race at Shannonville Motorsport Park will be on July 3-5 when the RACE SuperSeries resumes with Round 2 of the season.

By Don Empey, for Shannonville Motorsport Park

Monday, 08 June 2015 13:05 Published in Reports, Results & Points


VRRA Joins Opening 2015 MOPAR CSBK National Round at Calabogie

Canada's classic motorcycle racing group, the Vintage Road Racing Association, will provide support event racing for the opening round of the 2015 MOPAR CSBK National tour at Calabogie Motorsport Park, June 11-14. The VRRA has negotiated an agreement with National event organizers Professional Motorsport Productions that will see VRRA Period Four machinery take part in a separate event at the 2015 National Superbike opener.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:21 Published in News


A Tale of Two Banquets

The Vintage Road Racing Association and Flat Track Canada race series hosted their year-end awards banquets recently. Inside Motorcycles attended both celebrations and, while the similarities were many, the differences showed the uniqueness of each of these flourishing organizations on the Canadian race landscape.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:06 Published in Feature Stories


VRRA Vintage Fest @ CTMP - recap

Under less than ideal skies, the VRRA gathered for its third event of the summer at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, ON on August 22-24.  Friday morning's fog lifted enough for practice rounds, but soon morphed into drenching rain, which delayed the start of the afternoon Endurance race. Opinions were offered and debated over tire choices, the possibility of a change in the weather, and who was going to venture back to the paddock to get the rain gear.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:53 Published in Reports, Results & Points


The Vintage Road Racing Association Heads to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

August 7, 2014- Round 3 of the 2014 Vintage Road Racing Association calendar will take place August 22-24 with the VRRA Vintage Festival to be held at the legendary Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 20:02 Published in News


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