The National Vintage Racers Association (NVRA) will bring its touring series to Peach State Speedway’s half-mile oval Saturday.
The NVRA is an organization of owners and drivers of 1929-1968 vintage circle track stock cars. Entering its twelfth year, the NVRA "Vintage Thunder" Racing Series is the largest touring vintage stock car racing series in the United States. Some of their race cars are restored originals that ran on tracks in the southeast in the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s while others are replicas of stock cars from that era.
The NVRA average from 30 to 35 cars per race with members coming from the Carolinas, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia, as well as one long-time member who tows from Delaware to race with the NVRA. The "Vintage Thunder" racing series is just that, "a racing series," not a group of old race cars parading around the track. Race fans witness an authentic presentation of stock car racing the way it used to be "back in the day.”
The NVRA races five classes of vintage stock cars, including Limited Sportsman, which consists of 1930-1957 bodies on factory frames and powered by flathead V-8 or inline six engines; Modified Sportsman, which are 1930-54 bodies on factory frames and OHV V-8 engines; Late Model Sportsman which are 1949-1968 bodies on OEM chassis with OHV V-8's; Late Model Modified, consisting of 1949-1968 bodies on modified frames with OHV V-8's; and their fastest division, Modified Open which are 1929-1968 bodies on racing chassis, many with over 600-HP engines.
In addition to the vintage racers, the Peach State Super Truck, Outlaw Late Model and Mini-Stock local classes will also compete. Racing begins at 7:00.
For more information, log onto www.peachstatespeedway.com or call 706-387-7490.