Vintage Indy Notches Successful Weekend at WWT Raceway

Madison, IL — After initially registering 30 cars for its Aug. 28-30 event at Worldwide Technology Raceway, Vintage Indy welcomed 25 former racers representing 72 years of Indianapolis racing history.

Photo: Mark Schwigen

“It was a highly successful event,” said Vintage Indy co-founder Michael Lashmett. “The 25 cars dated from 1932-2004, and were on track for nearly three hours over the course of two days.”

The weekend also featured a first with two women drivers piloting iconic Offy roadsters — Stephanie Campeau in the 1961 Leader Card Special and Theresa Lynch in the former Tony Bettenhausen Dowgard Special.

Photo: Roger Turner

Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. drove the official Miles Ahead Mini John Cooper Works hardtop Vintage Indy pace car throughout the weekend. The Mini sported a special livery honoring the 50th anniversary of Al Unser Sr.’s 1970 Indianapolis victory in the famed Johnny Lightning Special.

Vintage Indy paddock guests included Indy 500 winners Arie Luyendyk and Bobby Rahal, as well as Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles and the former manager of SCRAMP Tim McGrane.