New H-Mod Racing Club Will Join Two 2021 Events

Larchmont, NY — A recent resurgence of interest in vintage HMODs (and similar small-bore racers) has led to the formation of the H-Modified Racing Club.

Photo: Bill Stoler (Vintage Motorsport)

The club’s first effort is the encouragement of active HMOD racing through the coordination of a racing series that will be held in conjunction with established vintage racing events.

The first group will race at the May 7-8 VSCCA Spring Sprints. The venue is Lime Rock Park, a 1.5-mile track well-suited to HMOD racing. Because the Spring Sprints also host the VSCCA’s driving school, there are few excuses to keep potential HMOD racers away — whether they are dusting off a car they raced “in the day,” or restoring an HMOD that is new to them. Get more info.

The second opportunity will be at the 2021 Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races, where H-Modified is a featured class. Get more info.

The SCCA recognized H-Modified as a class in 1953, creating a venue for 500cc-750cc racers with modifications. Specifications were kept to a minimum, opening the door to basement and garage mechanics, and creating a popular class that welcomed innovation. (The General Competition Rules required two seats, at least one door, ability to carry a spare…and not much else.) In 1963 the class expanded to include engines up to 850cc’s, and in 1967/68 the class evolved into D-Sports Racing.

For information, email Richard Campbell at evenscampbell@gmail.com or call 917-538-6550.