Valvoline ProVee Series Rolls into Historic Virginia International Raceway The Valvoline ProVee Series wraps up their five-race 2001 season Saturday and Sunday at Virginia International Raceway. Making their first-ever visit to VIR, ProVee is...
Valvoline ProVee Series Rolls into Historic Virginia International Raceway
The Valvoline ProVee Series wraps up their five-race 2001 season Saturday and Sunday at Virginia International Raceway. Making their first-ever visit to VIR, ProVee is part of the Second Annual Oak Tree National, hosted by the North Carolina Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
ProVee drivers can count a maximum of three out of the five events towards the season points chase. Even though many of the top spots for the season have been decided, this weekend's race is wide open, which gives more local drivers the chance to earn top dollar on Sunday.
Although the Valvoline ProVee series has been around since only 1991, the venerable Formula Vee racecar became a part of the SCCA stable in 1963, just six years after the original opening of VIR. Since that time, Vees have achieved a worldwide popularity with a high level of participation on five continents, largely due to the close wheel-to-wheel competition on track and the close camaraderie between competitors off track.
The ProVee racecar must comply with the SCCA's General Competition Rules, just like any other Formula Vee racecar. Based on the dimensions and running gear on the 1961-65 Volkswagen Beetle, the Vee uses essentially a stock VW transmission and wheels, with slightly modified front suspension and brakes, and a 1200cc air cooled engine.
ProVee Promotions administers the Valvoline ProVee Series, showcasing the best SCCA club racing to a broad range of audiences at various professional and SCCA national road racing venues. The series gives drivers the chance to compete against a larger field of top-notch drivers from their area and other parts of the country. Each member receives a cash pay out based on their finishing order.
In addition to being part of SCCA club races on a road course, the Valvoline Vees have also run as support for the NASCAR Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck Series, ARCA, IMSA, WSC and the American LeMans Series, on both road courses and short ovals.
The primary sponsor from the beginning, Valvoline is now in its 11th season with ProVee (www.provee.org). Associate sponsors such as ADPAC, ARC Specialties, Caracal Cars, DRE Inc., Goodyear, Hoosier, LRE Inc., Noble Championship Power, SR Racing and Zander Radio Systems contribute to a contingency awards program.
The Valvoline ProVee Series is America's most exciting open-wheel grassroots motorsports competition. It has become the race to see wherever they run, whether it's part of SCCA club racing or a professional event. The ProVee Series is nothing less than open-wheeled racing at its best. Action packed ... drafting a must ... and close wheel to wheel competition makes the Valvoline ProVee series an absolutely awesome sight!