Eight Race Weekends for HSR in 2017

Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) has announced details of the provsional 2017 event schedule that will feature eight race weekends on road courses throughout North America, including milestone editions of some of the most popular events on the international historic and vintage racing calendar. Schedule highlights include the 40th Anniversary of The Mitty at Road Atlanta, April 20th to 23rd, that will fittingly see Porsche showcased as the event's Featured Marque. One of the oldest historic and vintage races in the U.S., The Mitty has earned "must-attend" status over the last few decades for competitors and race fans alike.

The 2017 HSR racing season will also see the globally popular Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, November 8th to the 12th, and Classic 12 Hour at Sebring, November 29th to December 3rd, held in the same year for the first time.  The back-to-back scheduling of the season-ending Daytona and Sebring blockbusters will have just two weeks between the events, the ideal format for international teams and drivers to compete in both races in just a single trip across the Atlantic.

In addition to the Classic 24 Hour and Classic 12 Hour formats, the respective year-end race weekends will also host the traditional Daytona Historics and Sebring Historics that annually bring the HSR championship seasons to a close.

"The 2017 HSR racing season promises to be both exciting and memorable with more than one milestone event on the calendar," said HSR President David Hinton. "It begins at the 65th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, which will be followed by the 40th Anniversary running of The Mitty, and then we end the season with the Classic 24 Hour and Classic 12 Hour events running in the same year for the first time. Combining these fantastic Road Atlanta, Daytona and Sebring races with other events at top venues like VIRginia International Raceway, Mont-Tremblant and Savannah Hutchinson Island will make it even better. We are looking forward to another great year in 2017." 

The 2017 season kicks-off with HSR's exclusive exhibition race at Sebring International Raceway, March 15th to the 19th. This limited-entry event is a chance to race on the legendary track on the same event weekend that features the 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hour of Sebring. Following the Sebring opener and The Mitty, the third event of the year will be the VIR Historic Races, which return to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) for the second-consecutive Memorial Day weekend after a successful 2016 debut.

The summer highlight of the 2017 schedule is a return to the picturesque Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, for the 13th edition of the popular Sommet des Légendes. A joint event with the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA), the Mont-Tremblant race is scheduled for July 6th to the 9th.

A return visit to Road Atlanta for the Fall Historics, September 14th to 17th, kicks-off consecutive race weekends in the Peach State, with the Savannah Speed Classic returning on its traditional October 25th to the 29th. The Savannah race is held on the Grand Prize Circuit of Hutchinson Island, just across the river from downtown Savannah.

2017 Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) 2017 Race-Event Schedule (Provisional):

March 15th - 18th: 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring HSR Exhibition
Sebring International Raceway - Sebring Florida

April 20th - 23rd: 40th Anniversary of The Mitty
Road Atlanta - Braselton, Georgia

May 25th - 27th: VIR Historic Races
VIRginia International Raceway - Danville, Virginia

July 6th - 9th: Sommet des Légendes
Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

September 14th - 17th: Atlanta Fall Historics
Road Atlanta - Braselton, Georgia

October 25th - 29th: Savannah Speed Classic
Grand Prize of America Course on Hutchinson Island - Savannah, Georgia

November 8th - 12th: Classic 24 Hour at Daytona and Daytona Historics
Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Florida

November 29th - December 3rd: Classic 12 Hour at Sebring, Pistons and Props, presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network and the Sebring Historics
Sebring International Raceway - Sebring Florida

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