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Official VIR24 - The Lifeline 24-Hour Classic August 12-13, 2017

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Lifeline Fire - Official 24-Hour Sponsor - http://www.lifeline-fire.com/


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“VIR24” Friday Schedule:

5:00pm Gates Open

5:00pm Tech & Registration begin

6:00pm Novice school

8:00pm Tech & Registration ends


“VIR24” Saturday Schedule:

7:00am Gates Open

8:00am Test session drivers meeting
8:30am-10:30am Open test session

11:00am Drivers meeting

11:30am ChumpCast Live! 25-Hour broadcast coverage begins. 

11:50am Cars to grid

12:00pm Green Flag/Start Endurance Race “VIR24”


Sunday Schedule:

12:00pm Checker Flag

12:05pm Post Race Inspection

12:35pm Awards Ceremony




VIR24 Supplemental Rules:

Download and read the CCWS BCCR: http://chumpcar.com/rules.php Reading the rules is required by all CCWS drivers, crew and car builders.


Pit, Paddock and Garage Supplemental Rules:

 SRPP1 – Pit lane spaces will be assigned.

 SRPP2 – No crew members are allowed over the wall until the team car has come to a complete stop in the pit box.

 SRPP3 – The Hot Pit Lane will be the exclusive fueling area. Fueling of race cars shall be completed by use of 5-gallon plastic jugs and funnels, hoses or other fueling adapters as specified in the ChumpCar BCR. Jugs must have sealable lids/caps. Metal fuel drums or other fuel containers and caddies with manual pumps (no electric pumps) and hose lines are allowed to re-fill plastic jugs but are not allowed for refueling race cars. All fuel storage must be maintained on the “cold” side of the pit wall or kept within your transporter.

 SRPP4 – All teams shall have one (1) fully-charged 10LB ABC fire extinguisher in their pit area.All teams shall have one (1) 10LB bag of kitty litter or another reasonable absorbent for oil leaks and/or fuel spillage in their pit area. Having a broom handy is also be advisable.

 SRPP5 –Drivers may remain in the car during fueling and driver changes may also be completed. All engines and electrical kill switches must be off during fueling. NO WORK ON ANY CAR SHALL BE COMPLETED DURING REFUELING.

 SRPP6 – All work and/or repairs that can be made to your race cars in under thirty (30) minutes may be executed in the Pit Lane; all repairs requiring more than 30 minutes time must be completed in the Garage Area. A penalty of 1 lap for every five (5) minutes of work in the pit lane that exceeds 30 minutes shall be levied.

 SRPP7 – All team members over the wall during fueling must wear a Nomex driver’s suit, gloves, and a full-face helmet.

 SRPP8 – Electric, propane or kerosene heaters within the “cold” side of the pit wall are allowed provided all heating elements or flame sources are directed away from any flammable material and are kept a minimum of 20’ from any fuel storage. No open flame stoves or BBQs are allowed in the cold pits.

 SRPP9 – All cars, used or junk parts too big for a normal trash can, empty fuel drums and anything else you brought with you must be taken out with you. If you leave it behind, we’ll track you down… and it won’t be pretty.



ChumpCast Live! :

Full 25-Hour Live Onsite Event – Visit http://chumpcar.com/live for event info and live video feeds from in-car, pit lane, track and tower cameras. 25-hour coverage begins at 11:30am Saturday.




Lighting: The pit lane has very limited lighting and minimal pit/paddock area lighting. Be advised that ambient lighting may not be sufficient for fueling or mechanical repairs. Therefore, teams are advised to consider alternate power and lighting sources. The use of EZ-ups on the “cold” side of the pit wall are also recommended for keeping out weather and hanging all lighting fixtures.


Electrical Hookups in Pit / Paddock: Limited, sold by VIR directly.


Pit Passes: Teams are advised that all team members, family, and guests who desire Pit Lane access MUST purchase a Pit Pass through ChumpCar at the track. ChumpCar members can obtain a free pit pass by showing their membership card.


Pets: They are welcome on the property, but must be kept on a leash.


Children: No children 18 or under on pit road.


Camping: Self-contained RV camping is allowed Friday & Saturday night.


Barbecues: BBQ’s are allowed in the camping area only, provided all BBQ’s are supervised at all times, a fire extinguisher is within 15’ of the open flame, and all open flames are (at a minimum) 20’ from all race cars, fuel storage or other flammable sources.


Camping / Camper Hookups: Premium RV spots available, contact VIR directly.


Bathrooms / Showers: Yes.


Gate: 24-hour gate coverage.


Concessions: Open Saturday & Sunday. 


Fuel on site: Credit card pumps.


Weather: We’re racing, regardless of the weather.




Entries for The Lifeline 24 Hour Classic


    Team Name Car # Year Make Model
1.   #rabbitracecar 912 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit
2.   /DRIVE on NBC Sports 419 1989 BMW E30
3.   901 Motorsport p/b Kleen Strip Automotive 901 1990 BMW 325i
4.   A. SENNA DRIVING SCHOOL 929 1994 BMW 325I
5.   Acme Racing 105 1981 Datsun 200SX
6.   Bad Brains Racing 210 1993 BMW 325i
7.   BBY Racing 12 1990 MazdaMIATA crown vic
8.   Beachbimmerz 213 325 1987 bmw
9.   Bear Ass Racing 72 1995 BMW 318
10.   Big Slick Racing 287 2009 Pontiac Solstice
11.   BimmerLine 336 1993 BMW 325
12.   Bliss Racing 432 1985 Chevy Camaro Z28
13.   Blitzvinnig 82 1979 Pontiac firebird
14.   Blue Bayou 112 1987 BMW 325i
15.   Boom Pow Surprise 199 1994 Ford Probe GT
16.   Cars, Crowds, Curbs - We Hit Em All 248 1986 Ford Focus
17.   Catvalier 615 2004 Chevy Cavalier
18.   Chigger Racing 34 1986 BMW 325es
19.   Clapped Out Racing 993 1994 Bmw E36
20.   CR Motorsport 869 1997 BMW 328i
21.   Crank Yankers Racing 186 1989 BMW 325i
22.   Curvy Road Racing 434 1993 BMW 328
23.   Daikoku Futo Rejects 507 1972 Datsun 240Z
24.   EliteMotors Racing/3G Racing 919 1992 BMW 325i
25.   Everything Incredible Racing 407 1991 Nissan 300ZX
26.   FO' SHOGUN Racing 933 1993 Ford Festiva
27.   foxy tires 346 1999 bmw e46
28.   GodZirra Racing 431 1988 Nissan 300ZX
29.   HMS Motorsport 704 1987 BMW 325 E
30.   Hong Norrth Grumpy Butt 163 1984 Toyota Supra
31.   hounddogs 521 1994 bmw 325
32.   Huggins Racing (Pinkies Out) 146 1988 BMW 325is
33.   Hugh Jass 337 1992 Mazda Miata
34.   HWD Racing 374 1987 Acura Legend
35.   Inglourious Basterds 747 1995 BMW 325is
36.   John Allen Special #14 14 1984 BMW 733i
37.   John Allen Special #26 26 1978 Datsun 280Z
38.   John Allen Special #80 80 1987 BMW 325i
39.   Junction Auto Sport Racing Team 781 1992 Honda Civic
40.   KNS Brakes 919 1986 BMW E30
41.   Late ApeX 257 95 Dodge Neon
42.   M Bros Racing 927 1987 BMW 325is
43.   Miskoe Motorsports 770 1994 Mazda Miata
44.   Mostmint Racing 50 1992 Saturn SC
45.   MoveOver Racing 696 1997 BMW 325i
46.   Never Start Racing 233 1998 Dodge Neon
47.   NLS Racing 977 1993 Nissan 240sx
48.   No Mo Money Racing 157 1991 MAZDA MIATA
49.   NTF Racing 683 1998 Honda Civic
50.   One Piece at a Time 95 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
51.   Pirate Racing - Hand Tight 165 1985 Ford Mustang
52.   Plan C Racing 851 1983 Porsche 944
53.   Pocket Deuces Racing 922 1990 Mazda Miata
54.   Poor Boys Racing 610 1990 BMW 325i
55.   racing for heroes 773 1987 BMW 325
56.   Ratchet Racing 477 1994 Acura Integra
57.   Raver Motorsports Endurance Team 215 1987 BMW 325is
58.   rbankracing.com 90 1999 SAAB 9-3
59.   rbankracing.com / Rust Repair, Inc. 195 2006 SAAB 9-3
60.   Red Rooster Racing 498 1987 BMW 325is
61.   Riff RAF Racing 0 1974 Triumph TR-6
62.   Right Pedal Racing 626 1992 Mazda Miata
63.   Rotary Racing 38 2004 mazda rx8
64.   RRT Racing 218 1994 Mazda Miata
65.   Ruke Boy Racing 795 1996 Pontiac Firebird V6
66.   RVA Graphics & Wraps 111 1989 BMW 325
67.   Schumacher Taxi 189 1991 BMW 325i
68.   Silverstar Motorsports 470 1992 mazada miata
69.   Simon Says Racing 63 1992 Acura Integra
70.   Skidmarks 669 1984 Chevy Corvette
71.   Sparrow Speed 286 1991 Honda Accord
72.   Speedconcepts BMW 414 1994 BMW 325i
73.   Speedconcepts Datsun 415 1982 Datsun 280ZX
74.   SRI Racing - Chump Change 300 1987 BMW 325is
75.   SRI Racing 1 67 1987 BMW 325
76.   SRI Racing 2 68 1994 BMW 3251
77.   SRI Racing 3 69 1987 BMW 325
78.   TATR RACING 442 1995 Volkswagen GTI
79.   Tau Racing 484 1994 Acura Integra
80.   Team BlitzKrieg 242 1989 BMW 325is
81.   Team Honey Badger Racing 2 1999 Honda Accord
82.   Team Radium 501 1989 BMW E30
83.   Team Troxell Racing 325 1993 BWM 325is
84.   The Backup Neon 668 96 Dodge Neon
85.   The Udder Racers Group 96 1996 Mazda Miata
86.   THR 503 1999 Honda Civic Si
87.   Tomlinson Motorsports 448 1996 BMW 325
88.   tuttle motor sports 108 1997 mitsubishi eclipse
89.   tuttle motor sports 107 1996 mitsubishi eclipse
90.   TWOth Autosport 522 1992 Honda Civic
91.   Visceral Racing Group 918 1987 Porsche 944
92.   Well Lubricated Racing 478 2002 Ford Focus
93.   WineUm-N-DineUm 185 1994 BMW 325i
94.   world class motorsports livers 256 1990 Geo Storm
95.   Yoda Sport 749 1987 BMW 325is







Here it is - the longest and hardest event of the year.  And to think, you PAID to stay up all night!
We do this but once a year.  24 hours straight of non-stop racing action.  Frankly your cars and my staff couldn't handle any more 24's than this!  What I have compiled here is a summary of some of the most important information that will make your arrival at the event as smooth as possible.
Gates - The main gate will open at 10am on Friday.
Staging - VIR is hosting a member track day on Friday out of the North Paddock.  As such, we will need to stage in the grassy field along the road to the North paddock Friday.  We will conduct tech on the skid pad (race cars only please) and registration under the pavilion.  At 5pm, we will move into the North paddock.

Paddock Parking - There is plenty of room in the VIR North paddock.  You may paddock anywhere you like, but out of courtesy, please do not park in front of the garages unless you rented a garage from VIR.  There is only one other spot that will be roped off in the paddock and that is for the NBC Sports film crew.

Camping - Paddock camping is allowed on Friday and Saturday night.  There is no charge to teams.  If you would like a premium RV spot, you can reserve one through VIR for a fee.

Concessions - Food will be available Saturday and Sunday at the concessions stand. 
Tech - If you have not had your annual tech for 2017, bring your car through the tech line along with all your paperwork filled out.  Make sure you have read the rules.  Swap cars with no paperwork will likely be put in EC unless tech is in a good mood.
Registration - If you are already tech'd, bring your yellow logbook directly to registration.  Before you arrive, log in and check your driver roster for accuracy.  Make any corrections ahead of time.  If you are paid with the correct drivers, check-in is a 3 minute process.  If you are not coming (work issue, car issue, etc), email me to let me know you will not be there.

Pit Setup - Pit road will be open for you to setup your pits starting at 8am on Saturday.

Test Session - Saturday morning is a chance to test your car.  There will be an open testing session from 8:30am to 10:30am Saturday.  This test is included with your entry fee.  We want you and your drivers to be familiar with the course so that we can have a safe, clean race all weekend.

Lifeline Fire Supression Systems
- As the title sponsor of the event, Lifeline will be on site to answer any questions you may have, show you some of their latest products and/or sell you any new and better gear you may have been wanting to purchase. 
Pit Assignments - Here are your pit assignments. 
A reminder: read through and print out the Supplemental Rules for this event here.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Katherine Miller here.  Any other questions you can contact me here.

We're looking forward to seeing you all in VA!

The ChumpStaff   
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Key points

  1. Heat exhaustion is less serious than heatstroke.
  2. You can usually treat heat exhaustion on your own. Symptoms should clear up within a couple hours following treatment.
  3. If your symptoms don’t improve with self-care within a couple hours, or your symptoms are getting worse, call your local emergency services.

Heat exhaustion occurs when your body overheats in response to external factors, like high temperature. Heat exhaustion can happen to anyone. It’s common in athletes, particularly those who exercise outdoors during extreme summer weather. It can also occur if you’re in a hot car or other indoor area that isn’t air-conditioned. Babies, small children, and older adults are more susceptible.

Heat exhaustion is less severe than heatstroke, but can lead to this more dangerous condition. Keep reading to learn more about this condition and what you can do to prevent heat exhaustion.



The symptoms of heat exhaustion can come on suddenly without warning, or they may creep up on you gradually. You may have one or several symptoms, including:

  • a drop in blood pressure when exerting yourself, such as moving from a sitting to a standing position, which can make you feel dizzy or lightheaded
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • feeling faint or having the sense that you are going to black out
  • sweating profusely from many areas of the body
  • moist, cool, or cold skin, coupled with goose bumps, even in extreme heat
  • a pulse rate that becomes weak and rapid
  • headache
  • muscle cramping

Heat exhaustion vs. heatstroke

Heatstroke is more serious than heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion can quickly turn into heatstroke if left untreated. Symptoms of heatstroke may include:

  • headache
  • a very high fever of 104°F (40°C) or more
  • disorientation
  • confusion
  • bright red, flushed-looking skin

Your skin may also become parched and dry, or feel moist to the touch. Your heart may start to race. Seizures and coma may also occur. Heatstroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical help.


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The main cause of a heat-related illness is your body’s inability to cool itself. Sweat is your body’s natural tool for cooling you down. If you overexercise or work strenuously in hot weather or a heated room, your body may have difficulty producing enough sweat to keep you cool.

Other causes of heat exhaustion include:

  • dehydration
  • wearing heavier, tight clothing
  • consuming alcohol

If you are experiencing heat exhaustion for an extended period of time, it can lead to heat stroke. Heat stroke can come on quickly if it is very hot or you are overexerting yourself. That’s why it’s important to begin treatment at the first signs of heat exhaustion.



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I posted the above because a few years ago I crashed at VIR around 1 am in the morning. The crash was so bad that I had a brain bleed. Yes. I said I had a brain bleed from hitting the wall coming out of hog pen. 




What was happening is that it was a very hot weekend. I am managing a race, racing as a driver, and not getting any rest, and most likely not drinking enough.
On the back straight after Oak Tree I found myself thinking about work. What I was going to do, and about 3/4 down, I found that I was not paying attention to my driving. I snapped myself out of it but found myself doing it again the next lap. And that's when I crashed. I made some very bad decisions. And I crashed because of them.

I discovered a few days later that I had a pretty bad concussion, and that the crash was hard enough to crack my helmet on the cage of my yellow #79 MR2. The crash took me out of the car for about six months. That really sucked.

Watch your drivers. Watch their lap times. and compare them to a fresh stint they did at the race start. If they are making a ton of little mistakes, it might be due to what happened with me. Bring them in, and talk with the driver. It's not worth killing a driver, or wrecking into someone or the track equipment if you have heat issues.


I have seen it a few times every race, to include last years event. take care and watch each other.

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12 hours ago, Slugworks Paul said:

Wait, so i'm confused. Is there practice on friday and/or saturday? The track looks like it has a track day scheduled for saturday. 

From the schedule that VIR posted it looks like practice is Sat morning 8:30 - 10:30am 

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  80 + cars and we are saying the field is to small ?   Man I'm gonna have a hard time not being out there with you guys ,first one I've missed in years ..  Dagg dog howed this happen to us ?     I'll be there working wyle yall get to do what I want to .  Enjoy you lucky bas#%&÷=% ...  

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Practice is 8:30am to 10:30am Saturday morning.  Free to test (included with your entry).


Cap is at 90 cars, same as Road Atlanta.  Why?  90 is barely manageable.  You guys are a handful.  At 100+ the trouble begins.  90 gives you a lot of cars to race against, but after some early attrition, there is plenty of racing room and I can see you screwing up easier.  You do prefer a clean race don't you?

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1 hour ago, red0 said:


Yes we do 

You coming down to race with Rbank?


Come say hello, been meaning to meet you for awhile.


Watches look nice.  Trophy looks nicer!

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4 hours ago, chisek said:

Cap is at 90 cars, same as Road Atlanta.  Why?  90 is barely manageable.  You guys are a handful.  At 100+ the trouble begins.  90 gives you a lot of cars to race against, but after some early attrition, there is plenty of racing room and I can see you screwing up easier.  You do prefer a clean race don't you?

This is absolutely true. I've studied the data and concluded the following...

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Just wanted to add a reminder about lights, espically brake and running lights.  We have spent a lot of time on the headlight rules and enforsement but not on brake and running lights.  

Make sure these are working and are bright enough to be seen.  Clean off your lenses, check your grounds, add a third brake light just in case one fail or just add new ones.  These rae relatively cheap and will save you a meatball flag.

See you'll at VIR


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1 hour ago, Mopar 63 said:

Just wanted to add a reminder about lights, espically brake and running lights.  We have spent a lot of time on the headlight rules and enforsement but not on brake and running lights.  

Make sure these are working and are bright enough to be seen.  Clean off your lenses, check your grounds, add a third brake light just in case one fail or just add new ones.  These rae relatively cheap and will save you a meatball flag.

See you'll at VIR


Hey Phil, what is the plan for headlight enforcement?

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