Race Groups

What is your all-time favorite race car? A production-based Ferrari 500 TR, with its sensual line and heart-stopping engine note? A signature light blue Bugatti T-37A, combining technology and art? Perhaps the pure magic of a Gulf-Porsche 917K?

All, and so many more, are participants in SVRA. Strolling the paddock can take hours, and is a truly overwhelming experience. And one not soon forgotten.

As mentioned, one of the greatest things about SVRA is the fact that the men and women who own and maintain these race cars have taken an incredible amount of time to learn their intricacies and nuances. Spreading this information to others who share a love of racing is a big reason why these folks got involved in SVRA in the first place, and they’re always willing to fill up a passerby’s ears with their knowledge.

Race Car Groups:

Group 1:

group-01Recognized small displacement production sports cars and sedans.
Examples: Sprite, Midget, Mini Cooper, Triumph Spitfire, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, MGA, Fiat-Abarth, Lotus 7. Select G and H-modifieds and D-Sports Racers, Formula Vee.
Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 2:

group-02Pre-1973 Formula cars conforming to the SVRA classic formula car regulations. Other cars may be accepted by invitation as appropriate.
Examples: Lotus; Brabham, Caldwell, Titan, Crossle, Merlyn, Royale, Elva, Hawke
www.monoposto.com / Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 3:

group-03Recognized series-produced sports cars and sedans in production prior to 1972.
Examples: MGB, Triumph TR-3 and 4; Austin Healey 3000, Porsche 356, Elva Courier, Morgan, Daimler, Sunbeam Alpine, Volvo P1800
Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 4:

group-04aLimited produced sports cars, racing “specials” and GT cars built or in production prior to 1960. This group represents the “Golden Age” of sports car racing in the United States and Europe. Other appropriate cars by invitation.
Examples: Scarab, Devin, Maserati, Ferrari, Lotus, Jaguar XK120/140, C, D; Maserati, Lister, Allard, Elva; Porsche RSK Spyder, Cunningham
Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 5:

group-05World Sports Car Championship and World Manufacturer’s Championship GT’s and prototypes as raced between 1960 and 1972. USRRC sports cars and Can-Am cars as raced before 1969 with invited later models. Front engine “specials” as raced after 1959.
Examples: Lotus 23, 30, 40, Porsche 904, 906, 907, 910; Elva Mk 6, 7, 8; Ford GT40, McLaren, Lola T70, T160, McKee, Chevron
Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 6:

group-06Selected big-bore production sports cars and sedans through 1972.
Examples: Corvette, Shelby GT-350, Cobra, Mustang, Camaro, Jaguar XKE, Barracuda, Cougar, Griffith, Porsche 911
Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 7:

group-07aWorld Championship of Makes sports cars as raced after 1970, on slicks. Under Liter sports cars as raced after 1972. Can Am cars as raced after 1967. Center-seat Can Am cars, SCCA ASR & BSR, Sports 2000.
Examples: McLaren, Porsche 908, 917, 956, 962; Lola, Chevron, Ferrari 312, 512, Alfa Romeo T33, Lancia, Matra
Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 8:

group-08Recognized series-produced sports cars and sedans in production prior to 1979, and later cars by invitation.
Examples: Lotus Super 7, Datsun 240Z, BMW 2002, Sunbeam Tiger, Porsche 911, 914, 924, 944, Datsun 510, Escort, Alfa Romeo GTV
Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 9:

group-09Wings and slicks formula cars complying with SVRA post-1973 formula car regulations.
Examples: Formula 1 and Indy Indy Lights, Formula 5000, Formula 2, Formula Atlantic & Formula B (1600cc); Formula Super Vee (1600cc, air & water cooled); Formula Continental and Formula 3 (1100cc)
www.monoposto.com / Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 10:

group-10Select GT sports cars and sedans raced between 1973 and 1999. Can-Am and A Sports Racing cars as raced after 1967 on slicks, over 6.0 Liters. Center-seat Can-Am cars on slicks over 5.0 Liters. Nascar Cup and Busch Series stock cars. Production-based contemporary cars based on performance history as raced from 1999 to 5 years prior to current calendar year.
Examples: Chevrolet Monza, Porsche 911 3.0 Liter, McLaren M8F-8.1 Liters, VDS-7.6 Liters, Audi S4, VW Jetta 2.0 Liters.
Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]

Group 11:

group-11GTP/Group C, ALMS, PSCR, WSC and Grand Am prototype cars as raced from 1981 to specified cut-off date. Tube frame Trans Am and IMSA GTS, GTO and FIA-GT cars as raced from 1981 to specified cut-off date. Production-based contemporary cars based on performance history as raced from 1999 to 5 years prior to calendar year.

Examples: Aston Martin AMR1, Intrepid, Audi R8, Ford Mustang Trans Am, Oldsmobile Aurora, Pontiac Grand Am, Porsche GT2 and Cup.
Detailed Rules [pdf] [Revised 12/2013]