The fifth full season of the Southwest Vintage Cup is getting under way February 26-27 at Firebird International Raceway.
The Cup, or S.V.C., started as the Classic Superbike and Vintage GP Sprints in December 2006. It lives on today as a five race series for vintage motorcycles where riders and their teams from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas battle for the title of "Fastest Vintage Road-racer in the Southwest".
The current rules split machines into two categories, and three classes. The categories are Historic Vintage (HV) and Super Vintage (SV). The classes are Lightweight (L), Middleweight (M), and Heavyweight (H). All Super Vintage classes are run as a Combined (C) class at this time.
2011 SOUTHWEST VINTAGE CUP PROPOSED SCHEDULE
Feb 26-27 Firebird Main Chandler, AZ
June 11-12 Arroyo Seco Deming, NM
July 31 Sandia Albuquerque, NM
Aug 28 Sandia Albuquerque, NM
Nov 5-6 Firebird East Chandler, AZ
For more information and specific rules feel free to visit the C.C.S. SW vintage page:
2010 SOUTHWEST VINTAGE CUP "FASTEST RIDER IN THE SOUTHWEST" STANDINGS
Comp # Name State Points
83 Murray, Pete AZ 240
49 Perrish, Dennis NM 170
168 Frei, Chris TX 149
15 Riffe, Tracy NM 142
124 Runck, Troy NM 107
SUNDAY RACE SCHEDULE
6:00 AM Gates Open
7:00 AM Registration Opens
7:30 AM Rider’s Meeting (Mandatory)
8:00 AM Warm Up Begins (3 groups / 2 rounds each)
9:00 AM Registration Closes
10:00 AM Expert Unlimited GP Qualifying (10 Min)
10:15 AM Pirelli Diablo Challenge Qualifying (10 Min)
10:30 AM CCS/SW Racing Begins (8 Lap Races)
The Schedule is fluid, but there are generally 5 races prior to the lunch break and a total of 14 races. The races are short 8 lap sprints and there is about 20 minutes from the start of one to the start of the next. The organizers generally publish the actual schedule at the last minute and, once they get it done, a link to a .pdf file containing the schedule can be found here:
My wife will NOT be BBQ-ing for the vintage paddock (she'll be out of town), so if you bring an appetite bring cash for the roach coach and a sweet cafe to park in the paddock with the racers.
For events @ FB East:
- Entry to Firebird East requires crossing the track; therefore if you arrive after 8:00 AM you will likely spend a little time outside the gate waiting for the track to clear then be allowed to cross between track sessions.
- The gate fee is 10 dollars for the entire weekend. If you come out Saturday and intend to come out Sunday, do not remove your wrist-band Saturday night. The same wrist-band will get you in Sunday.