Celebrating its 45th year, Summit Point hosts more than 200 cars at its Spring Spectacular. Mike Matune was trackside.
After a somewhat soggy start on Thursday that saw rain pummel the track, the weekend stayed dry with blue skies. Here Ralph Manaker’s Chevron B-16, left, climbs the hill towards Turn 10 about to sweep under the vehicle bridge. For more than 20 years, the Jefferson 500 has occupied a place on Summit’s Spring Vintage Racing Calendar, evolving this year to incorporate over 200 cars in eight groups under the Vintage Racers Group (VRG)’s sanction. John Morton served as this year’s Grand Marshall and was busy all weekend judging the car show, speaking at Saturday’s dinner, magnanimously welcoming all and signing his latest book Inside Shelby American, http://www.motorbooks.com/books/Inside-Shelby-American/9780760343944
two cars and see how far racing technology progressed in a few years. Then contrast it
with a modern car and the march of progress is evident.
Story & photos: M. M. "Mike" Matune, Jr.
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