Itty-bitty at Mitty - Florida Times-Union

That’s a lot of race track for small cars. But when the competition is bigger, the drivers of little cars say they can do battle because of their size. Just ask Phil Wicks after he’s come in 18th out of 55 cars in a race at the recent 2015 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty, some much bigger than his 10-foot-long 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S. “They might out-drag me down the straight,” said... Rookie driver Bill Kirill was racing his small 1988 1. 9-liter Ford Spec Racer for only the third time. These itty-bitty cars were among the 350 that participated in the Speedfest, aka the 37th annual Walter Mitty Challenge, held April 24-26. All vintage cars, they ranged from fire-breathing historic NASCAR stock cars, AC Cobras and McLaren Can Am... For three days each April, race cars of all sizes battle in classes as well as hour-long endurance races and single marque events like this year’s all-BMW race. Veteran road racer Boris Said, who has raced since 1987 and does road course stints in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, was grand marshall and said there are some “unbelievably beautiful cars” there racing. Source: