VARA's official 40th Anniversary Event: From an idea in the minds of founder Jerry Rosenstock and a few racer friends in 1973, VARA started with a small group of enthusiasts who mostly drove their race cars to Willow Springs Raceway, set-up a grid and raced. This informal 'happening' soon galvanized into the Vintage Auto Racing Association. The new organization's first official event was held in the spring of 1973 with a few run groups and tons of fun. That event now brandishes the name: "High Desert Challenge."
Come celebrate our history on April 6th and 7th, 2013, and experience great racing, good friends, hot cars while talking about today's adventures and yesterday's memories. In addition to our usual car classes and run groups, we'll have a few feature races.
The race chair for this event is John Wilkins;
Saturday 2 Hour Twilight Enduro
The 2 hour Enduro is open to all* production cars and sport racers, at a price of only $75 for two hours of racing! The Enduro will run on Saturday, from approximately 5:00 to 7:00pm (headlights are not necessary).
There will be one mandatory ten minute pit stop. We encourage at least two drivers per car. Frequently asked questions and additional information will be listed here on the website. Important: A minimum of 15 cars will need to be signed up 10 days prior for this race. (*You must be entered in the race event for the weekend to be eligible to enter).
All sedans invited. This race-within-a-race* will provide points awarded for participation and finishing position, with podium trophies for the top three finishers. (*This series will race 'inside' the usual VARA sedan run groups; eligible cars will also receive VARA class points.)
Sign-up for the 2.5 Challenge will be at the track just under VARA registration; look for the TABS 2.5 challenge banner. The entry is $25 and you get a T-shirt, car stickers, a BBQ and more.
Lucas Oil Products has contributed twenty bags of product (each a $100 value), which will be raffled at the event. Items include Lucas racing grease, super coolant, Slick Mist products plus a Lucas Racing hat and stickers.
New and Unlicensed Drivers
Unlicensed drivers and drivers running for the first time with VARA must sign up for Ground/Rookie School ($50 fee), which will be held on Friday night, April 30th at 6:00 pm, at the track. Ground School is mandatory for first-time drivers. For Ground School or licensing questions, please
VARA requires each participant have a physical exam every two years. If you do not have a current medical, get a form here.
Medical cards from other approved organizations are acceptable. All race cars must have a log book and meet VARA eligibility requirements.
Lodging and Gate Information
Preferred lodging and special pricing have been arranged at: