The Vintage Auto Racing Association (VARA) held its 5th event of the 2022 season a few weeks back – Their annual British Extravaganza at Buttonwillow Raceway the weekend of May 21, 2022. The event marked the halfway point in the Southern California race series’ calendar and featured a host of British-centric events including a featured All British race and Concourse of Cars. The field ranged from fire breathing Formula 5000 cars to wooden spoke wheel Pre-War models that all took to the track sitting west of Bakersfield.
An impressive field of 15+ Formula Fords showed up ready to race, a high mark considering that CSRG was hosting its own event at Laguna Seca Raceway. In the B-Sedan class, it was the father son duo of Brian and Zang O’Shaughnessy who qualified less than half a second apart and raced hard and fair all weekend long. Vintage racer Ben Kuhl was able to capture some sights and sounds from the action-packed weekend.
Next up for VARA is round three of four of its ever-growing Hillclimb series taking place on June 26 at Button Willow Raceway’s Horse Thief Mile. Find out more HERE.