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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!
Sure you do. We all know the best way to hook someone is to bring them to an event. When they get there they’ll say, “Wow! I never knew something like this existed.” You’ll say, “Wow! I’ve been telling you about it for years.”
Well now you can bring events to them. We’ve made some movies you can show them. The most recent is Opie Goes Racing, a story of a boy whose racing dreams come true. The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point was the Solo Season Opener from Cherry Point. Click the links.
If you’ve never worked or driven at a race somewhere other than VIR, you should know that traveling to new tracks can be a great way to meet new friends, build on existing friendships, and learn more about what we do! Anyone who has traveled around will agree. So, how about visiting one of these wonderful facilities:
by Alan Morris
There are some experiences that every track junkie has to experience in their lifetime, and this bucket list item is about Virginia International Raceway, a hallowed and memorial track set on the grassy manicured grounds that were originally an old Southern plantation in Virginia.
It starts with an email of interest sent to the North Carolina Region SCCA and a request for accommodation to participate in the May 6-7th event, which elicited a prompt response that I would be most welcome, and they could find a place to include me subject to having a current SCCA membership.
If you were at either of the last two NC Region events at VIR — the Spring Sprints Majors or The SARRC/MARRS Challenge — and DIDN’T see a screening of the new smash hit, “Opie Goes Racing”….well, what could you possibly have been doing that was more important?!? Anyway, here’s your chance for a private screening on your very own device! Just click and enjoy, “Opie Goes Racing”, courtesy of More Cowbell Productions.
Click here to see the Observer’s Report of the 2016 Spring Sprints Majors at VIR.
Global Technology Leader Becomes Title Sponsor for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race at VIR
Danville, Va. – April 19, 2016 – Michelin North America and VIRginia International Raceway today announced that Michelin will become the title sponsor for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, the track’s largest race of the year. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race takes place as the culmination of a premier racing weekend at VIR, Aug. 26 to 28.
NC Region Members:
The North Carolina Region is embarking on a new program to advance our marketing efforts by selling advertising through our various digital, e-mail, and social media platforms.
We are in need of qualified advertising salespeople to assist us with these efforts. If necessary, we are willing to compensate productive individuals in this endeavor, either monetarily or through trade against entry fees, memberships, etc.
If you feel you have something to offer the Region and might be interested, please call or send an e-mail at your earliest convenience.
Sam Fouse, RE
NC Region, SCCA
(919) 422-4396 phone or text
To our valued Track Renters:
VIR will be performing track maintenance this summer, tentatively from June 29th – July 31st. Those groups who have been issued Track Rental Agreements with VIR still have firm event dates. Those with dates that are traditionally held during our tentative closure have been contacted.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our customers, and please be assured the course of action we are taking is to ensure that VIR maintains the high standards that our loyal customers expect and demand.