January 4, 2019 —

VARA welcomes competitors and fans to the return of the most incredible vintage racing event in Southern California! California. Speedfest will feature Datsun and 50 years of the “Z” car. This event will not only include all Vintages classes racing on the GP course, VARA is partnering with Group Z to provide a Japanese car show, and Speed Ventures will be running an Autocross for those who do not have race-prepared cars and would like to participate at this venue.

This welcome back event at Auto Club Speedway is one not to be missed for any Datsun / Nissan enthusiast.  As a tradition for VARA, the public is invited to attend our race weekend. Be sure to bring out all your friends and family! Entry gets you into the whole facility, so all can see the cars up close in the pits, on the track and experience the people that make up VARA. This three-day weekend will include test sessions on Friday. VARA is pleased to feature a few special extras for the weekend, there will be a Datsun/Nissan only feature race as well as some authentic Datsun / Nissan race cars from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s doing exhibition hot laps. 

New for VARA is a Autocross that Speed Ventures will be running for VARA and Group Z will be holding the car show with prizes, which will also include Track tours during the lunch session for all Car Show and Autocross participants.   

New for 2019 is the VARA 2.5 Challenge for Sedans (formerly TABS 2.5) this will be the first points race of 6 events this year for the West Coast. This series also qualifies you for the National event. Also we secured a great Datsun Neon Sign to be given away to a lucky racing participant, sponsored by Brilliant Neon, so get those sign ups in!

The course configuration will be the GP competition course, without chicanes, this will be a 2.6mi course with plenty of fast straights and technical corners. Track map can be found on theVARA website and Facebook page

VARA has secured a limited number of shared garage spaces. These spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to mark your entry form and get it in early if you desire a garage. The fee is $125 per car good for the three days. You will be notified in your acceptance package if you are one of the lucky ones to secure a garage space.

Trackfast Motorsports will be providing tire service for California Speedfest. Please contact them at 480-833-6554, email istrackfastmotosport@yahoo.com . Race fuel (91 & 110) will be available for purchase from Auto Club Speedway all three days.

Race Headquarters at the Hilton Garden Inn. There is a block of rooms reserved for VARA participants. Please be certain to mention VARA to get the preferred rate and reserve before Jan 4, 2019. Contact information 909-822-7300 and mention“VARA2019”. Book online at Hilton Garden Inn and use “VRC” group code. Direct any questions to Cynthia Larez at ext. 4907.
Any questions regarding this event may be directed to the VARA office at 800 280-8272. Regular event updates and special announcements will also be posted to the VARA Face Book Page.