The inaugural STRADA CORSA HOUSTON race festival will be hosted at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston May 5-7, 2017.
Speed freaks of all ages will be treated to 400 historic road racing cars divided into 8 race groups, battling for the “win” over a 3.4 mile road course on Johnson Space Center‘s main campus. Featured races will include a Ford vs. Chevy vs. Cobra Challenge, as well as The Brexit Challenge: The UK vs. The Continent. Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing will be the sanctioning motorsports body, and all cars will be prepared to 1972 SCCA specs.
For 2017, STRADA CORSA HOUSTON has invited a number of road race legends and historians to serve as Grand Marshalls, including:
• Price Cobb – Winner of the 1990 LeMans race in the Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-12. Three time Porsche Cup USA champion, as well as winner of the World Porsche Cup.
• Davy Jones – Winner of the 1990 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1996 24 Hours of LeMans. Well-known driver competing in CART, IndyCar and IMSA series.
• Burt Levy – Novelist best known for his iconic series of “The Last Open Road” books. An SCCA and vintage racer for 50 years, he is well-versed in motorsports history.
It is anticipated that 30,000 – 35,000 spectators will be present, where they will be treated to numerous vintage automotive and aerospace displays. While celebrating the early years of space flight, NASA’s Johnson Space Center intends to tempt us with their latest hardware from the Orion Mars project. Space Center Houston will conduct several tours, showcasing the Space Shuttle, Saturn 5 rocket booster, Mission Control and other historic vehicles.
For more information on the festival, race entries, or sponsorship, please contact:
C. Cragg Eubanks Rob Geiger
L’Equipe Management LLC Geiger Media Global
(281) 467-1874 (832) 971-9345