Southlake, TX — Sportscar Vintage Racing Association will welcome father and son Geoff and Matt Brabham as they race 1971 Brabham BT35 Formula B cars at SVRA’s Nov. 5-8 U.S. Vintage National Championships at Circuit of the Americas. Car owner Ron Hornig will race with them.
“Any time you have an entry list that includes a Le Mans 24 champion like Geoff and his son Matt, one of the most talented young drivers anywhere, you have struck gold,” said Tony Parella, SVRA President and CEO and majority owner of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. “I know those cars will be at the front, and there will be some pretty intense, but friendly, father and son competition.”
Since 2015 when Hornig and Geoff teamed up, Brabham has been the dominant force among the small-bore open-wheel racers. Hornig says he can account for Geoff winning 26 of 32 races.
“These are fast cars, and it will be full-on racing,” said Matt. “I’m super excited to race Dad, and I know neither one of us want to finish behind the other.”
The field for Formula B at COTA boasts 15 or more entries, with at least 12 Brabham cars competing. In addition, more than 340 vintage and Trans Am racers will be on track.
Hornig and the Brabhams agree this is a one-off opportunity for Matt to race against his father and run a serious race in a legendary Brabham car — designed and built by his grandfather, three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham.