Tag Archives: VIR

24 Hour ChumpCar Racing at VIR

As I wound my way to Virginia yesterday I thought about the excitement of going back to one of my favorite tracks, Virginia International Raceway.  It is just about a half mile over the North Carolina border, but it takes … Continue reading

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A Big 3 Day Weekend at VIR

Virginia International Raceway has opened up the full course track to host several great events this Friday through Sunday. The SportsCar Vintage Racing Association has come to VIR and brought along several classic vintage race cars. This Saturday I spent … Continue reading

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VIR–A whole new track

Virginia International Raceway has a well deserved reputation as one of the great road courses in the United States.  I have enjoyed many track days there since 2000 and hope to continue to.  Over the years there have been a … Continue reading

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Track Day Weekend–The Miata at VIR

Finally I could make it to an event at my favorite track, Virginia International Raceway (VIR).  It would be a chance for me to see what it was like to track a great handling, but low-powered car and brush out … Continue reading

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Top Gear – NJTP

This morning (early, real early) I set off on my annual journey to Cape Cod driving up I-95.  About 1:00 pm I was just about to get onto the New Jersey Turn Pike when going in the opposite direction were … Continue reading

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Whoops!

  I was having such a great weekend, too.  Saturday was a full day in the advanced group of drivers and a new instructor.  My instructor was a very enthusiastic guy who really enjoyed what the Evo could do.  We … Continue reading

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First Track Day of 2009

The first track day of 2009 was up at VIR on February 7 and 8.  It was another full course event so that meant there were 3.27 miles of track for all of us to play on. The Friday prior … Continue reading

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Video from VIR HPDE Session May 29

Here are a couple of photos from one of the run group participants.  Thanks to Rick’s wife Debbie! Here are a set of four videos  that make up the entire last session for me.  

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VIR – Playing Hooky part two

Shortly after returning home from my track days at VIR a sister of mine called to find out how it had gone.  I related some of my experiences and she then asked if there were any women at the event.  … Continue reading

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VIR – Playing Hooky

I spent half of this past Tuesday and all of Wednesday and Thursday enjoying the rolling hills of Virginia International Raceway this week.  I am going to follow up with a more comprehensive piece on the time spent there, but … Continue reading

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