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2022 Lime Rock Park Historic Festival

September 5th, 2022

Art joined the Donovan Motorsports Team at the labor day weekend 2022 Lime Rock Historic Festival.

In race one the E-Type Jaguars finished first and third with a Corvette in between. Jack Bush won, Scott Heckert was second, and Art was third.

Corvette was a featured marque of the weekend, and Chevrolet brought out some of the most iconic cars in Corvette history for display!


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Motorsports Market Vintage Racing Team

June 17th, 2022

Art Hebert Motorsports Market Founder &  Driver

Bob Hebert Vintage Racing Driver & Instructor

Gunnar Hebert Race Car Preparation & Driver

Kevin Capone Race Car Sales & Driver

Don Sandy Driver & Racing Patron

Andrew Wait Advisor & Endurance Driver

 

The Motorsports Market team currently races Jaguar E Types as members of the Donovan Motorsports Jaguar Vintage Racing Team, Titan Mk. 6 Formula Fords (often with Geir Ramleth’s ‘Geirheads Racing Team’), a 1999 Martini Picchio SR2, and a Apache Sports 2000.

Art has been racing historic cars for over 15 years, driving production racing cars such as Jaguar E-Types; Porsche 356’s; Austin Healey and more. He has also cut his teeth with Formula Cars, ranging from Formula Ford to Formula One, racing marques such as Cooper, Lola, Ralt, Brabham, March, Titan, and Chevron. He has recently begun his next field of racing; historic endurance prototype cars, such as those that ran at Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona. A respected presence on the historic racing circuit and a frequent winner on the track, Art has proven himself a key member of the vintage racing community. His passion for racing, decades of racing experience and distinguished racing record have established him as a respected resource and partner for vintage race car collectors across the country and around the world.


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2022 SVRA Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park

May 30th, 2022

Racing one of the Donovan Motorsports E Type Jaguars, Art took to the track at the SVRA Lime Rock Park Memorial Day Classic – a huge thank you to Donovan Motorsports, and everyone who contributed to the team effort!

Feature Race 1
B Production – Donovan Motorsports teammate Jason Rabe 1st, Art 2nd
Overall – Jason Rabe 1st, Art 3rd

Feature Race 2
B Production – Art 1st
Overall – Art 2nd

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2022 Laps for Laguna

May 22nd, 2022

“The 2022 season got underway at Laguna Seca on May 21/22. A new format of double race weekends meant a different approach for our racers, keen on hauling the largest amount of points possible for the weekend. ” – [https://www.norwestff.com/new-blog]

Art took both the Lola and Titan to the racing weekend. We finished 12th/37 in the Saturday Crossflow Cup Formula Ford race on Saturday, with teammate Andrew Wait taking the win! On Sunday we finished 10th, and Andrew won again in his Titan Mk.6 FF.

After some car issues took Art off the track for the first Formula Junior race on Saturday, some assistance from Virtuoso Performance and Ed Van Tassell saw Art back on the track Sunday. The Lola worked its way through the pack to finish 1st in the FJ feature race with Chris Locke second and Alberto Fernandez Sr. in third.

“One of the big highlights of the weekend was the amazing dinner overlooking the track from the turn 1 pavilion hosted by the Laguna Seca Raceway Foundation. Thank you teammate and Crossflow Cup double winner, Andrew Wait, for buying a whole table for us to enjoy dinner and the festivities! The MC for the event was Foundation member/fellow vintage racer, Martin Lauber. Martin treated us to an interview with Danny Sullivan regarding Danny’s famous “Spin & Win” Indy 500 victory over Mario Andretti. To spice things up, Martin called Mario during the interview. More than 30 years later the two racers are still battling, in fun, for the rights to that win! What they did agree upon, however, was the great history of Laguna Seca Raceway, and the need to support its continued preservation and growth.

Adobe Road Wines also poured wines from their famous Racing Series of wines. Someone else pouring beverages at the party was Erik Schmid, founder of Red Bus Brewing, a craft beer brewery. Erik was pouring from a selection of their “Oil Can” themed beer, which was a big hit! Erik personally awarded several of the Oil Can beers to us after our win in the Formula Junior race. Thank you Erik! We are looking forward to you joining us on the track soon!” – Art


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Getting Started in Vintage Racing – A Running Behind the Scenes Blog

May 21st, 2022

Follow along with Motorsports Market Vintage Racing Team member Kevin Capone as he journeys back into Vintage Racing!

thinking about getting into Vintage Racing?

Kevin has been a GIS Professional in the IT industry for the past 30 years and an auto enthusiast since childhood, having owned and restored several American and European sports cars. He grew up around the race track both on crew and driving in SCCA, IMSA and various other vintage racing events. He has performed ground up restorations on classic road cars and has raced both modern and vintage racing cars. Kevin is now getting back into racing, starting with a 1988 Chevron B67 Formula Continental and now his 1987 Apache S2000.

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Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2019

August 18th, 2019

August 15-18, 2019 ; Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTec Raceway, Laguna Seca

We raced with Geirheads Racing (Geir Ramleth). We ran our 1970 Titan Mk.6 Formula Ford with the team, Mikel Miller raced the orange 1970 Titan Mk.6 Formula Ford, Geir drove his 1967 Lotus 51 Formula Ford, Mike Wirrick drove his 1972 Lola T204.

Tom Fallon and John Collins of Throttle Therapy Garage prepared the cars.

We finished 7th place overall (5th in class) out of 56 entrants. Mikel finished 1st overall. Mike Wirrick finshed 15th. Geir did an amazing job to finish 23rd driving the oldest Formula Ford in the race!


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Sonoma Speed Festival 2019

June 23rd, 2019

Representing Motorsports Market, Art attended the 2019 Sonoma Speed Festival this June, sharing a 1999 Martini Picchio SR2 with fellow driver Andrew Wait. A 3.0 liter sports racer, the Picchio previously raced in the FIA sanctioned Sports Racing World Cup Championship in Europe in 1999 and 2000 at tracks such as Spa, The Nurburgring, Monza, Imola, and Donnington. Supported by Competition Touring Cars (“CTC”) out of Sonoma – headed by Brian Garzelli and with help from Ron, Taylor, and Andrew – the team qualified in 3rd, an impressive spot behind and ahead of much more powerful cars. However, in an unfortunate turn of events the left front axle broke at the end of qualifying, and they were not able to compete.

SportsCarDigest photo provided by: Sonoma Speed Festival 2019 – Photo Gallery (photos: Victor Varela)


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Historic Formula Ford Racing Records (2019 … 2017)

January 1st, 2019

April 28, 2019 – David Love Memorial (Sonoma)
17 year old Gunnar Hebert ran a flawless, perfectly judged weekend, his first at Sonoma, his first in a Formula Ford and his first race after a stellar performance at the SCCA driver’s school.

March 31, 2019  – Laguna Season opener
Group 2 qualifying saw Art Hebert on the historic and overall pole, .2 sec head of John Hill, followed by Andrew Wait, Martin Lauber, Chris Porritt, Dave Zurlinden, Todd Strong, Danny Baker, Ed Lauber, and Laurent Parmantier all separated by less than a second.

2018 – The Historic Formula Ford Championship
Podium was headed by Series Champion Art Hebert, followed by Martin Lauber and Andrew Wait (presented by racing Legend Lynn St James).

September 21, 2018 – The Crossflow Cup (Portland) round 4, at the Columbia River Classic hosted by SOVREN.
In the end the Historic Ford Podium saw Art Hebert in P1, followed by Tom Kreger, and Andrew Wait.

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National Championship

January 1st, 2015

In 2014, Art put the Motorsports Market 1963 Lola Mk.5A in Victory Lane for the Inaugural Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To date this is the largest vintage car race ever held in the U.S. with nearly 750 entries.

In 2015, Art captured his second National Championship at Sonoma Raceway.


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