25th annual


MAY 16-17,2020
Lucas Oil Products
British Extravaganza
Buttonwillow Raceway Park

From the desk of President Vintage Auto Racing Association


To all Vara Members as I stated in my last communication to you  We are currently planning and  preparing for having our May race at Buttonwillow Racepark  May 15-16.


We have been working Capt Craig Sanford on creating proper safety protocols for the event. Things like one in one out in registration, single page per team waivers sheets,6 foot social distancing in any que’s and in common areas around paddock spaces. We will also be asking all teams to give a bit more space between Pit spaces. The drivers meeting will be in written form and over the Pa system as to limit any large gathering in any single area, along with the use of face masks in and around the paddock.

Think of your pit space as home when alone no mask when other are around face mask please


PLEASE We need to have all teams register on MSR or call Jeanette as to get on the commitment list WE NEED TO KNOW BY THIS May 9th if at all possible I would like to have enough time to make up the Run groups and Race schedule for the weekend  

I was thinking of having a 19 lap Sprint Race on Saturday for free open to all vintage cars.


We have been informed that the snack bar at the track will be open (window service only) for breakfast and lunch with a limited menu as the lunch room will be closed. The Willow Ranch at the truck stop will be open for takeout only. And the fast food joints as always the drive thru are open. 

We will be doing a hamburger/ hot dog BBQ on Saturday night. This will be for you to take back to your pits and enjoy so we will be able to serve those who want stay at the track and eat. .


Triumph TR250K  photo courtesy Brad Eells


It is with great pleasure the Vintage Auto Racing Association invites you to attend our premier event The British Extravaganza. We are thrilled to be celebrating our 25th Annual British Extravaganza along with Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Track configuration will be Race #13.

As always this event will feature all VARA’s normal run groups (normal points awarded) we will have the following:

Please note social distancing will be observed during the event to make it a safe place to race 

MG, Mini, Sprite, and Triumph Challenge Races 
Pre-War/Historic Run Group
Other small bore British Cars will be invited in the specialty race.

VARA Race Entry – Both Days $425
Friday Rookie School $50.00 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $425 before may 2nd , after $495. Buttonwillow Raceway Park requires each person entering
the gate to pay $10.00 admission, good for the entire weekend.  

Thank you to Lucas Oil as our sponsor for this race.

Friday is an open test day. Call the track for further information (661) 764-5333

VARA requires each participant to have a physical exam every two years. If you do not have a current medical please contact the VARA office and a form will be sent to you. Medical cards from other approved racing organizations are acceptable. All race cars must have a logbook and meet VARA eligibility requirements.


Unlicensed drivers and drivers running for the first time with VARA, experienced or not, must include an additional $50.00 fee for Ground School. The Ground School will be held at the track on Friday, May 3rd at 5:00 PM in the tower classroom.
If you have further questions regarding ground school or licensing please contact Rod Susman r8susman@aol.com or the VARA office at vara@msn.com.


Super 8 is (661) 764-5117 ,Motel 6 Central (661) 764-5121 Book your rooms early these motels will fill up. Be sure to mention VARA when you make your reservations.
Camping is allowed at the track and limited RV spaces are available with hookups. Please call Buttonwillow Raceway Park to reserve an RV Space at (661) 764-5333


If you would like to be included in the timing & scoring during the race weekend, you must use a transponder. If you do not own one, you may rent one for $40 for the weekend (please see entry form). If you are interested in purchasing a transponder, please call AMB directly at 1-678-816- 4000.


Any questions you have regarding the event may be directed to Race Chairs

Scott Parsons vararacer02@aol.com or Joe Siam jsiam1@yahoo.com


or Jeanette Bourke, General Manager vara@msn.com   (800) 280-8272

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