Archive for the ‘VIR’ Category

Skippy action at VIR

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

This is an excellent video of some really good racing at VIR (great footwork camera too!).

I missed this weeks racing at VIR in the Skippy – I spent far too much time racing the Impala B at Watkins Glen (in the new fixed setup series).

Pro Series – Week 2 @ VIR Full

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Pro Series Race Results (iRacing members only!)

As I mentioned in my previous post I was going to make my debut in week two, where the Pro series was at Virginia International Raceway.

It was quite unfortunate for me, as the Daytona Prototype is a car that I can’t seem to get a representative speed in, and the combination with the car and the track meant I was seriously off the pace. Typically I’d expect to be up to 3 seconds off the top times on a large track like VIR, but here it was probably more than that.

That said, I still wanted to race even if it was just for last place. The race had 33 entrants, so my split was 16 drivers for a strength of field of just over 4000 (my highest SOF yet).

I had a nervous start and it took quite a few laps before I could get into a rhythm but I was able to get a good, clean result, finishing 9th of 16 and taking 119 points. That’s probably representative for me, and even though I’m at the wrong end of list for raw Pro pace I still had a great time. Just being in ‘the big show’ was enough of a goal for me!

The Late Model Is A Great Road Car…

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

This weeks 24 Heures du Fun was a combination of the late model at Virginia International Raceway – full layout.

It proved to be a fantastic mixup, and once a decent road going setup was found the late model comes to life on road courses. VIR is a great track in any car, but the late model just felt so awesome here – it definitely is a car that needs more road racing matchups in future 24HdF events.

I uploaded a small video of the start of the first race of the day :