In the continuing tradition of the Stutz Motor Car Factory and spirit of Harry Stutz, Turner Woodard & Team Woodard Racing have kept the Stutz Motor Racing tradition alive by competing throughout the United States in the fast growing Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA).
The series started in the early 1990s among collectors who wanted to run cars not just display them. There are approximately 20 races throughout the season on some of the world’s most famous race tracks, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Road America, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Watkins Glen and Laguna Seca. Drivers include business professionals and avid collectors as well as ex-champions such as Jackie Stewart, Bobby Rahal, Phil Hill and Carol Shelby. Cars entered include classic Jaguars, Ferraris, Corvettes, Mustangs and many others. The series has grown in popularity and regularly attracts 400 to 500 entries with each race.
Woodard and his crew, employees of his property and building maintenance team, regularly participate in races in the Midwest Division during the season that runs from April to September. Woodard's entries are a vintage 1979 March Formula Atlantic and a historic 1975 Chevron 2-Liter sports car. Woodard says, "It's all for the love of sport and the preservation of these rare and historic racing cars." He calls it a "thrilling and exciting" hobby that truly transforms him to another place and time!
SVRA at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway is always a highlight on Turner's schedule. Turner blazed down the renowned IMS front straightaway in his 1975 Chevron B31, clocking in at a remarkable speed of 160 MPH, while triumphantly crossing the yard of bricks. It's worth noting that his highest recorded speed was an astonishing 202 MPH at Road Atlanta back in 2019! The exhilarating SVRA event takes place on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile IMS GMR Grand Prix road course. Heartfelt congratulations to Team Woodard Racing!