If you were not aware, there is a SARRC/MARRS or MARRS/SARRC (depending on which side you look at) trophy, that is being contested between the two racing series. The first half of the challenge was the SARRC/MARRS Challenge, held at VIR May 7-8. The second half will be held at Summit Point Raceway on June 18-19. It is the MARRS5/Double SARRC. By the way,WDCR is offering a $100 discount to any driver who hasn’t raced there in two years. That means two SARRC points races for $235! The discount must be requested in advance and is noted on MotorsportReg.
Bob Brookfield has compiled the following information for those traveling to Summit for the race. He has listed motels in the Winchester, VA area and also in Charles Town, WV. Note that the WDC Region does not have any agreement at this time with any motel in the area of the track for an SCCA discount. The info he sent includes comments/suggestions for routes to that area. Also included are general directions from I-81 to the track. Thanks Bob!
Motels in the Winchester area.
Comfort Inn. $79.00 per night, breakfast included. Motel is off I-81 exit 317. Turn left at light, about 1/4 mile motel on right. Phone 540-667-8894. This is closest to the track.
Red Roof Inn. $65.00 per night. I-81 exit 313. Turn left at the light, motel on left. Phone 540-667-5000.
Best Western Lee-Jackson. $63.00 per night. I-81 exit 313. Turn right at light, motel is on left. Restaurant next door. Phone 540-662-4154.
Wingate By Wyndham. $99.00 per night. I-81 exit 313. Turn right at light. Left on Pleasant Valley Rd passing Waffle House. Right at light. Phone 540-678-4283.
Sleep In and Suites. $63.00 per night. I-81 exit 313. Go straight at light, left at next light (past COSTCO). Phone 540-667-7636.
Courtyard Winchester. $99.00 per night. I-81 to Va 37. Exit onto US522, right at light. Right at next light. Phone 540-678-8822.
Holiday Inn Express. $101.00 per night. I-81 to Va 37. Exit onto US50 west. Right at 2nd light.
There are some locations in Charles Town near the Charles Town Races and Slots. Prices may be quite high. And staying there means having to go thru Charles Town traffic and lights to get to the track. It’s 8 miles to the track from the west end of town. Mountain View Diner is a good place to eat. There’s also a Middle Eastern restaurant in town.
Coming to Summit/Winchester area, you will at some time end up on I-81. From the Raleigh area I suggest going up past Milton/VIR to US29 north to I-64 west to I-81 north. From points towards Wilmington, you likely will be using I-95 north. If so, take exit 67 onto VA 288 to I-64 west, then I-81 north. You can avoid the Richmond traffic and other traffic heading north. It is the route we use to go to the Wilmington banquets and to Colonial Williamsburg.
Fuel costs. If you are a COSTCO member they have the cheapest gas. Locations in Harrisonburg, and Winchester VA. Sheetz gas stations in Winchester are close to Summit. Gas in WV is at least 20 cents a gallon higher than in VA.
The paddock at the track has power. Check on that at the gate. Word to the wise…MAKE SURE ALL DRIVERS, CREW MEMBERS, WORKERS HAVE THEIR SCCA MEMBERSHIP CARD UPON ARRIVING AT THE GATE. OTHERWISE YOU MAY BY HIT WITH A $25.00 CHARGE THAT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. At the gate you will sign a track waiver and get a track wristband. At registration you will get the proper SCCA wristband.
Workers, there is a worker camping area that has power. Sadly, all connections are made at a panel in the middle of the area. Make sure you have extension cords for your campers. Also, there is NO DUMPING of holding tanks allowed. They have a serious problem in that regard.
Final note. To get to the track, from I-81 exit 317 turn right onto US11 north. About a mile away turn right onto Old Charles Town Rd. When you come to the fork (Jordan Springs Market & gas) go left. Stay on this road until you come to a stop sign. Turn right onto Summit Point Rd. Track is 1/4 mile on the right. If there have been VERY heavy rains the night before or all day on your trip, and you are towing a trailer, be advised there is a low bridge on the road which may be under water. If in doubt, take I-81 to exit 315. Left at the light. You will soon come to a 7-11 on the right at a traffic light. Turn right, (this will be Crumb Church Rd) then right again at the stop sign and right at next stop sign. You’ve arrived!
I hope that a lot of our folks come up and enable us to take the SARRC/MARRS Challenge trophy home.