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Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival

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Vintage Car Race Victories Earned, Nitro Burned, and Memories Rekindled at Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival
Winners crowned at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

In its second year, the Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival on May 18-20 grew into its realized form as a vintage motorsports festival for racing of all types from the 1960s forward. More cars filled the run groups in the three-day vintage car race, the Historic Motorcycle exhibition and display blossomed to give two-wheel enthusiasts a thrill, and the added element of nitromethane on Saturday provided the missing ingredient to morph the vintage car race into a full-blown motorsports extravaganza.

Race Results

Spring Classic Race Results

Please click on the respective files to open or download each day’s race results. 

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Experience a Vintage Motorsports Celebration Like No Other at Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival May 18-20
Vintage car racing, historic motorcycle exhibitions, drag racing reunion

A festival of vintage motorsports like no other is taking place at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend with the Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival May 18-20.

It is a vintage car race, a historic motorcycle exhibition and display, a drag racing reunion, and a gathering of pre-1973 street rods and customs all rolled into one. Below is a hint at what fans will see when racing worlds collide at the iconic 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

What: The Spring Classic, showcasing Nitro Revival, is a thrilling vintage car race festival that celebrates motorsports May 18-20. Visitors will be treated with the sights, sounds and colors of historic stock cars, Can-Am, vintage motorcycles, and more, as well as Top Fuel dragsters igniting.

When: May 18-20

Entry List: Please click HERE for the current race entry list by group.

Race Groups:

  • 1966-1974 Can-Am
  • 1966-1972 Trans-Am 2.5-Liter
  • 1974-2007 Stock Cars
  • 1967-1979 Formula Atlantic
  • 1970-1984 Sports Cars 2-Liter
  • 1990-2007 GTP/LMP/WSC/Daytona Prototype/IMSA GTO; 1973-1987 FIA
  • SCCA GT & IMSA RS
  • 1965-1978 Formula B & 1965-1977 Formula C
  • 1967-1980 Formula Ford
  • Sports Cars under 2.0 liters
  • Historic Motorcycles Exhibition Laps

Nitro Revival: On Saturday, Nitro Revival brings the sights and sounds of the early days of front-engine Top Fuel dragsters and other organized hot rod racing back to life with a large lineup of fully restored machines. It serves as a reunion for racers from that era and gives fans the experience of a drag racing museum come to life. The Saturday event will close with a “Line of Fire” mass fire-up that will have the cackling sounds of vintage drag cars echoing through the rolling hills of the Monterey Peninsula. The paddock will also include “Ace’s Hot Rod Hangout,” a corral for pre-1973 hot rods. For more information, visit NitroRevival.

Motorcycle Exhibitions: Adding to the thrills of the weekend is the large display of vintage motorcycles. In addition to the static display of rare bikes, there are special exhibition laps each day for fans to enjoy the sights and sounds of vintage bikes navigating the race track.

Fan Activities: There are family fun activities each day. Please click HERE for the schedule.

Tickets: Preview ticket packages HERE.

Booklet: Preview the official Event Booklet, please click HERE.

Map & directions

Directions and Parking for Spring Classic

Please follow these directions to keep traffic flowing. Otherwise, deviation will cause lengthy delays to the Spring Classic.

Please avoid the main entrance at Highway 68. All vehicles are instructed to enter WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca via South Boundary Road.

For complete directions and parking, please click HERE.

Race Schedule

Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival Provisional Schedule

Please click HERE for the Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival vintage racing schedule.

Race Entries

Entry List

The Spring Classic celebrates the popularity of vintage automobile racing in a three-day ​unlimited sound event that showcases racing from different eras.

To view the current entry list, please click HERE.

Fan activities

Fan Activities For All Ages

Click on the file for a glimpse at just some of the fan activities that will be occurring over the three days of the Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival. There will be fun entertainment for the entire family.

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32 Members of the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame will be at Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival May 18-20
"Big Daddy” Don Garlits and host of quarter-mile legends coming to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Momentum for the Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival May 18-20 is in full swing with a large contingent of drag racing personalities set to participate in the Nitro Revival activities. Among them are 32 members of the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

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Historic Motorcycles Expand Presence at Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival May 18-20

The Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca May 18-20 is a celebration of motorsports highlighting golden eras in various forms of racing from the 1960s through the 2000s. Fantastic reception to the inclusion of the Historic Motorcycle group at the inaugural event in 2017 led to an expanded presence with quintuple participation numbers expected among the classic two-wheelers this coming weekend.

Event news

Historic Motorcycles Expand Presence at Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival

The Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca May 18-20 is a celebration of motorsports highlighting golden eras in various forms of racing from the 1960s through the 2000s. Fantastic reception to the inclusion of the Historic Motorcycle group at the inaugural event in 2017 led to an expanded presence with quintuple participation numbers among the classic two-wheelers this coming weekend.

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Historic Stock Cars, Small Bore Trans-Am, Motorcycles, Dragsters and More Unite at Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival

 

When the gates to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca open for the Spring Classic Showcasing Nitro Revival May 18-20, the sights and sounds of everything vintage will fill the senses. The second annual gathering will be the scene of more than 22 historic stock cars, 40 small bore Trans-Am cars, thundering Can-Am cars, and IMSA prototypes among the 178-plus race cars revving to life on the race track. 

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Drag Racing Legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits Joins Nitro Revival Lineup
Nitro Revival showcased during Spring Classic May 18-20

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits is a name that is synonymous with drag racing. The legendary Top Fuel Dragster driver and builder from Ocala, Fla., accumulated 144 wins, 17 championships, and numerous performance records in a career that dates back to 1950. Garlits will make a rare trip to the West Coast to be part of Nitro Revival at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca May 18-20.

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Vintage Race Cars, Motorcycles and Dragsters Unite for Spring Classic May 18-20

The second annual Spring Classic on May 18-20 is shaping up to be a can’t-miss event for fans of vintage motorsports. Road racing on two and four wheels and drag racing will all be celebrated this year.

Nitro Revival

Nitro Revival

On Saturday, Nitro Revival brings the sights and sounds of the early days of front-engine Top Fuel dragsters and other organized hot rod racing back to life with a large lineup of fully restored machines.

It serves as a reunion for racers from that era and gives fans the experience of a drag racing museum come to life. Fuelers will do push starts with period-correct push start vehicles and burnouts. There will also be a large turnout of classic street rods and hot rods. The Saturday event will close with a “Line of Fire” mass fire-up that will have the cackling sounds of vintage drag cars echoing through the rolling hills of the scenic Monterey Peninsula.

For more information, visit Nitro Revival.

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Nitro Revival to be Held During Spring Classic May 18-20
Gathering of vintage drag cars to highlight second day of Spring Classic event

The distinct cackle of Nitro Revival will be coming to the Monterey Peninsula during the second annual Spring Classic on May 18-20. The gathering of vintage and restored nitromethane-powered drag cars and legendary drag racing personalities will take place at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during the iconic facility’s vintage racing event with feature activity occurring on Saturday, May 19. The Spring Classic celebrates motorsports eras from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

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