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High Performance Heroes News

Posted: May 7th, 2020

HPH Race Schedule Update

 

Unfortunately, 2020 is anything but a normal year for racing.

 

Due concerns regarding the safety of  during the time of COVID-19, VRG made the decision to tentatively reschedule the Jefferson 500 and the Driver’s School in August.

 

As for Driver School, ever since COVID-19 reached pandemic proportions, the school instructors have been working hard to find ways to run the school while fully complying with the need for social distancing and the wearing of masks, gloves and other PPE to maintain a safe environment for both the students and instructors.

 

After much discussion and consideration,  the conclusion is it is not possible to deliver a school that meets VRG standards,  driver expectations and still meet the COVID-19 related safety requirements. VRG is canceling this years Driver’s School, but the plan is still to run the school in 2021 at the usual May Jefferson 500 date.

Posted: April 26th, 2020

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix ~ Historics  

July 17th  - July 19th, 2020

Location: PittRace Complex : Big Beaver Borough, PA

HPH Combat Injured Veteran Charity Enduro Race

High Performance Heroes' 1st Annual Charity Enduro Race to benefit the HPH combat injured veterans has been Rescheduled to Thursday, July 24th, 2020.

Event Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. 

 

This Supporter Event will be held at United Karting

Location: 7206 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD 21076

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix  

July 24th  - July 26th, 2020

Location: Schenley Park : Pittsburgh, PA

Jefferson 500 : Driver School 

August 5th  - August 6th, 2020

Location: Summit Point Motorsports Park : Summit Point, WV

Jefferson 500 

August 7th  - August 9th, 2020

Location: Summit Point Motorsports Park : Summit Point, WV

Heacock Classic Gold Cup

September 24 - September 27, 2020

Location : Virginia International Raceway : Alton, VA

Turkey Bowl

November 20th  - November 22nd, 2020

Location: Summit Point Motorsports Park : Summit Point, WV

Events Calendar

Posted: March 19th, 2020

HPH Combat Injured Veteran Charity Enduro Race

High Performance Heroes is hosting their 1st Annual Charity Enduro Race to benefit the HPH combat injured veterans on May 14th, from 6PM to 8:30PM. 

 

This Supporter Event will be held at United Karting located at 7206 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD 21076

 

Teams of 6 drivers will donate in order to race for the HPH 2020 Gold Cup.  

Posted: March 18th, 2020

During the 2020 Jefferson 500, May 15th -17th, 2020 High Performance Heroes will be having our

4th Annual Silent Auction

in Classroom #2, the entire weekend. The Silent auction will end Sunday afternoon. Both online bidding (via HPH Facebook page) and In-person bidding will be available. 

Posted: January 29th, 2020

2019 HPH Highlights:

  1. High Performance Heroes traveled to Tampa, Fl to pick up the HPH #14 1962 Austin Healey Sprite from John Vann, who had the car for approximately two years.

  2. In Tampa, we had dinner with Johnny Florez at Mission BBQ, also had the great pleasure of meeting his wife, Maria. 

  3. Accepted a donation in the form of a personal library of car themed books. 

  4. Accepted a donation of an Elva Courier. 

 

2019 Race Schedule

 

  • VRG Jefferson 500 @ Summit Point in May (fund raising only)

  • VRG Turkey Bowl @ Summit Point Motorsports Park in November

This past year we ha an opportunity to fund raise during the Jefferson 500. High Performance Heroes once again hosted the Friday night track walk, Saturday auction during the event dinner. On Saturday and Sunday HPH organized Charity Rides. We held our 3rd Annual High Performance Heroes Silent Auction. All of which were very successful, while raising awareness and donations for High Performance Heroes.

 

Sgt. John Vann came back to race in the Turkey Bowl at Summit Point in November. Although is was very chilly, we all had fun! 

 

 

UP COMING IN 2020!

This year we are looking forward to getting Sgt. Johnny Florez through the Vintage Race Car Driver's School in May during the Jefferson 500 at Summit Point Motorsports Park. Johnny lives in Florida and had to cancel driver's school last year due to a partial leg amputation and this year will have to travel to every race up north. After completing drivers school he will be using the #425 1959 mk2 Turner to attend races. So the seat time will be split between John Vann and Johnny Florez.

During the 2020 Jefferson 500 this May, High Performance Heroes will be having our 4th Annual Silent Auction in Classroom #2, the entire weekend. The Silent auction will end Sunday afternoon. Both online bidding (via HPH Facebook page) and In-person bidding will be taking place.

We are also planning to attend the Country Roads Car Club Car Show in September at the Martinsburg, WV Veterans Administration.

We are ready to start our engines!

Posted: December 25th, 2019

Posted: January 11th, 2019

2018 HPH Season highlights:

 

(1.) Presenting in February the #15 1972 MG Midget hand controlled race car at the AFCEA (Aberdeen MD) monthly luncheon 

(2.) Staff Sergeant John Vann's April top 5 finish at the VDCA "Wild Hare" race at VIR, Alton VA. In the #425 1959 mk2 Turner

(3.) Staff Sergeant John Vann's July podium finish at Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in the #425 1959 mk2 Turner 

 (4.) The introduction in July of Sergeant Johnny Florez as our newest driver for the 2019 race season

(5.) John Vann's September outright class win at the#425 1959 mk2 Turner at the SVRA "Gold Cup" event at VIR, Alton VA

 

2019 HPH Season:

2019 Race Schedule

  • VDCA Wild Hair @VIRginia International Raceway in April

  • VRG Jefferson 500 @ Summit Point in May

  • SVRA Vintage Grand Prix of Mid Ohio @ Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in June

  • Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix @ Schenley Park, Pittsburgh PA in July

  • VRG Pitt Race @ Pittsburgh International Race Complex in September

  • VRG Turkey Bowl @ VIRginia International Raceway in November

This year we are looking forward to welcoming a new veteran, Sgt. Johnny Florez into the High Performance Heroes Racing Program. Johnny lives in Florida and will have to travel to every race up north. HPH is planning on entering Johnny into competition licensing school during the Jefferson 500. After that race he will be using the #425 1959 mk2 Turner to attend races. So the seat time will be split between John Vann and Johnny Florez.

During the 2019 Jefferson 500 this May, High Performance Heroes will be having a Silent Auction in Classroom #2, the whole weekend. The Silent auction will end Sunday afternoon. Both online bidding (via HPH Facebook page) and In-person bidding will be taking place.

We are also planning to attend the Country Roads Car Club Car Show in September at the Martinsburg, WV Veterans Administration.

The winter blues are tough and we are ready to start racing!

Posted: April 24th, 2018

Join us May 18th - 20th, 2018 at Summit Point Motorsports Park
to bid on the silent auction items in the second classroom all weekend

during the vintage race - Jefferson 500 sanctioned by VRG

All auction items will also be posted on the HPH Facebook page where you can bid on them now!

Posted: February 6th, 2018

High Performance Heroes is proud to announce Sasco Sports as a sponsor of our combat-wounded veterans!

Posted: February 2nd, 2018

Posted: November 28th, 2017

High Performance Heroes attended the

2017 Turkey Bowl 11.24.2017-11.26.2017.

 

John Vann raced the HPH 1959 Turner and did excellent.

 

On Saturday 11.25.2017 HPH hosted Charity Laps during the lunch break.

Thank you to VRG for your continued support!

A Big THANK YOU to Country Roads Car Club for the Invitation to attend your Car Show at the Martinsburg, Virginia Veteran's Hospital. 

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