SVRA Takes the Miata Heritage Cup to Road America

Series for first-generation Spec Miatas has proven a popular addition to Sportscar Vintage Racing Association events

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Mazda Miata Heritage Cup makes its second annual stop at Wisconsin’s scenic and challenging Road America circuit. Given the reception that the event received among the first-generation Spec Miata racers last year, it’s no surprise the Heritage Cup is returning.

“It’s such a great track, an iconic track,” says Tony Fornetti, who finished second in last year’s event at Road America. “To run there all weekend and have the test day included, the meal on Saturday as well, it’s a fantastic value to run at a beautiful racetrack like that. We’ll do Road America and VIR in the Fall as well. The atmosphere is what we really enjoy. It’s a nice weekend, relaxed weekend, competitive and fast.”

The Miata Heritage Cup runs on many SVRA weekends, and the event runs alongside groups such as historic Trans-Am and sports racers and a host of vintage production cars. Competitors get a practice and qualifying session on Friday, qualifying and race on Saturday, and a race on Sunday, all under SVRA’s strict no-contact rules.

The Spring Vintage Festival takes place at the historic four-mile, 14-turn Road America circuit in Elkhart Lakes, Wis., this weekend. After Road America, the Miata Heritage Group will join SVRA events at Mid-Ohio and VIRginia International Raceway, plus the non-points “Slaying the Dragon” hillclimb in Robbinsville, N.C. in October.