Politics is nothing new in racing, nor is the division of a genre into two series. While the IRL & INDYCAR mess is fresh in everyone’s minds, there have been others that continue to this day. SCCA, IMSA, NASA all have somewhat different philosophies and have dealt with the split issue.
In vintage racing, there has long been 2 mindsets: those who feel period correctness to the letter of the rules is the way to go, while others feel period correct should include cars that are as raced including those touched by creative interpretation of those rules.
SVRA and HSR are two groups based more or less on those two mindsets. SVRA works with cars from the 1950’s to 70’s while HSR leans more towards the more modern vintages. It sounds like the ownership and management of both groups has been rather convoluted and difficult to follow. This restructuring announces that both groups will now be managed separately but will work together to move the sport forward. I guess I don’t know enough of the political history, but this just sounds like common sense to me.
The full description can be found at Sports Car Digest.
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