This past Father’s Day weekend the largest Canadian gathering of historic race cars gathered at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the annual Varac Vintage Grand Prix. After a season off due to the covid restrictions, the event was back on track with a huge turnout of competitors from Ontario and Quebec.

Driving the rare Audi Coupe GT, Perry Mason of H.J.Pfaff Audi put it in 4th position during qualifying on Friday with dry tires in the torrential rain. “We were gambling on tires and it wasn’t the right decision” Mason said. But smooth driving earned 4th on the grid of 21 cars in class and as the weather cleared for Saturday it made all the difference.

Saturday’s race one ended with second place, however with hints of a driveability problem. In race 2, the car acted up severely with an ignition problem and the Audi dropped to 4th. Working that evening, it was discovered the problem was a failing ignition coil.  Luckily due to the experts in the H.J.Pfaff Audi parts department sourcing rare components for the tea , the spares were on hand and issue resolved.

Mason dominated the class on Sunday winning both heat 3 and the final, taking his second Grand Prix victory in a row. “I’m so thrilled achieving this, coming from a deficit and digging deep to solve a problem made it even sweeter. My thanks goes out to H.J.Pfaff Audi, Pfaff Motorsports and Pfaff Autoworks for the continued support. Many thanks to my  crew Darryl Hopp and Jeff Pabst for the trackside assistance.”

The next race in the series is at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park July 17-18 for the Canadian Touring Trophy Races.