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 VRG Withdraws from PVGP/Pitt-Race 
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Press Release:

VRG Withdraws from PVGP/Pitt-Race

VRG has been proud to be the sanctioning body for the Pitt-Race event of the PVGP for the last eleven years. The use of VRG rules and regulations to govern the event combined with VRG’s race management experience have ensured that the event has run safely and efficiently.

For 2016, the PVGP Competition Committee has decided to assume control over many of the roles and responsibilities previously provided by VRG for this event. Therefore, the VRG Board of Directors has decided to withdraw as the vintage racing sanctioning body from the 2016 Pitt-Race event.

The VRG Board of Directors wishes the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association all the best going forward with their important fund-raising mission. VRG regrets any inconvenience caused to our members as they plan their vintage racing calendars for next year and encourages the vintage racing community to continue to support the PVGP Charities for the important work that they do.

Mack McCormack
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Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:07 am
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Hmmm, big disappointment! This must have been a tough decision as I think everyone loved the new track, notwithstanding some of the "operational" issues last summer. Any chance of having a VRG race weekend here on a different date? also, I'm curious - what does it mean to the PVGP if they need to find a different sanctioning body? Can they not run races without a sanctioning body, or do they just do it themselves?


Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:18 pm
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Scott:

All valid questions. Time will tell.

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Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:57 pm
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That is really disappointing. I assume it was not an easy event to run with another committee involved and this had to be a hard decision for committee to make, but with the new track I was hoping this would become a premier event for VRG, meaning large participation and positive cash flow.

Hopefully PVGP has not shot themselves in the foot, at the expense of the charities involved. It seems car count is already down each year at Schenley Park.


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Mike:

The VRG Board shares your disappointment, especially given how great the new track is. BTW, for VRG it has never been about the cash flow, but for the charities very much so.

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Scott,
The PVGPA *is* a sanctioning body and member of the VMC. They have been their own sanctioning body since doing the same thing with the Schenley Park event (taking it over from the VSCCA) some years ago.


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