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Indy 500 Co-Rookie of the Year Guerrero To Race in SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational

Roberto Guerrero, the 1984 Indianapolis 500 co-Rookie of the Year, will compete in the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Vintage Race of Champions (VROC) Charity Pro-Am presented by Chopard Watch on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Guerrero raced in 15 Indianapolis 500s, beginning with finishing second in 1984 and sharing the Rookie of the Year Award with Michael Andretti. Guerrero finished second in the 1987 Indy 500 after leading late in the race.

In his first four “500s,” Guerrero never finished out of the top four. He set the IMS track record in 1992 at 232.482 mph, the first driver to win the pole with a speed over 230.

Guerrero started racing with karts in 1972 in his native Colombia, winning two national championships by 1977. The following year he ventured into British Formula Ford and won eight races. He progressed to British Formula 3, where he scored five victories. Guerrero raced European Formula 2 in 1981, earning the Jochen Rindt Memorial Trophy. His success led him to two seasons in Formula One with the Ensign and Theodore teams before coming to America in 1984 to race Indy cars.

The VROC Charity Pro-Am presented by Chopard Watch is a Saturday, Aug. 3 feature event at the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. The cars are 1963 to 1972 vintage Corvettes, Camaros, and Mustangs of SVRA “Group 6” A and B Production. The professionals will be paired with amateur drivers. Amateurs will start the race and be required to drive a maximum of seven laps.

The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational VROC Charity Pro-Am will benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation. The foundation supports laboratory and clinical research for pediatric cancer, with an emphasis on tumors on the brain, spine and central nervous system.

In addition to the Pro-Am, there will be a festival of other activities at the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, including professional Trans Am by Pirelli series races Saturday and Sunday. The weekend also presents the Hagerty Insurance “cars & caffeine” car corral, and 300-plus vintage racers ranging over 100 years of automotive history racing in SVRA Groups 1 through 12.

Fans can order Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational tickets for either or both days of the event online through the Speedway or by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Fans can also visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at 4790 West 16th Street between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children 15 and under are admitted free each day when accompanied by an adult.

 
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