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“A Lifelong Love of Formula Junior” written by Art Hebert for Victory Lane Magazine

January 1st, 2022

“Looking back I had forgotten that my very first race was in a Formula Junior.

In the mid 1980s my dad, Bob Hebert, called and asked if I had heard anything about something called “vintage racing.” Nope, I hadn’t. He said he found an old race car in Vermont that we should look at. So, on a snowy winter day, we went to Vermont and bought a 1959 Moorland Formula Junior.” (pg 45 – 46)

To celebrate the new Formula Junior races and all new nationwide Formula Junior Championship opening this year, Art was asked to share his experiences racing Formula Junior.

Click ‘more’ below to check out the full article for details on Art’s first time on the track, the Formula Junior community and more.

Art will be racing the 1963 Lola Mk.5A Formula Junior at the CSRG (Classic Sports Racing Group) David Love Vintage Car Races at Sonoma Raceway  this weekend, 4/1 – 4/3, 2022.



Epic end to Season 3, The CSRG Charity Challenge

November 15th, 2019

November 5, 2019 NorWest Blog Article

2019 CSRG Charity Challenge Vintage Car Road Races at Sonoma Raceway

A Summary:

  • Art Hebert, racing the # 68 yellow Titan MK with a new Jay Ivey engine, took 1st place in Saturday’s Crossflow Cup Formula Ford Championship while setting a new track record & continued to also take 1st in Sunday’s main event race!
  • Gunnar got on the track for his second race, strongly handling a mishap & improving his times!
  • Andrew Wait, our Picchio sports racer teammate, qualified on the front row with Art on Saturday & finished 3rd. He repeated his podium finish on Sunday. In his First Formula Atlantic race, driving the Ex-Bobby Rahal Lola T360, Andrew finished an amazing 4th place! To top off the weekend, Andrew finished 2nd overall in the Crossflow Cup Championship, behind Danny Baker & ahead of Art who finished 3rd in the Championship standings.
  • Geir Ramleth had a superb weekend in his Lotus 23, finishing first in class, and second overall.
  • Alex Garden, in his ex-Canadian Formula Atlantic Champion Bill Brack March 78B that he purchased through Motorsports Market this year, finished 5th against some of the fastest Formula Atlantics in the country.


2014 CSRG 11th Annual Charity Challenge – Sonoma Raceway

October 30th, 2014


Overall and FJ-3 Art Hebert 1963 Lola MK-5
FJ-2 Marc Nichols 1960 Kieft
FJ-1 Mark Sange 1959 Lancia Dagrada
By CSRG (Classic Sports Racing Group)

“We had one hell of a Formula Junior turnout at the recent Charity Challenge. For those who are not familiar with Juniors, the cars were driven by the young gunslingers of the ’50s & early ’60s. Think of karting today & that’s what Juniors were 50 years ago… Here’s a story about the weekend sent to us by West Coast Juniors organizer Karol Andrews” …


Classic Victory For Larkspur’s Hebert, Marin Independent Journal

June 6th, 2011

Art Hebert takes the checkered flag and Kentfield’s Jeff O’Neill takes a bow during the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival.
By Derek Wilson, June 6, 2011

“Larkspur’s Art Hebert isn’t slowing down, and neither is his 1963 Lola. Hebert led wire-to-wire for his second consecutive class win Sunday at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Infineon Raceway” …