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2019 Official The 12 hours of VIR (South)

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March 2, 2019
VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: 12 Hour Enduro, $1225
Alton, VA
"The 12 hours of VIR (South)"
Early Pay Discount Ends: January 1, 2019
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12 hours of scenic racing in Central Virginia, what could be better?
 
 
 
 
Spring is here and that means racing at beautiful VIR. Here's what you need to know for a great weekend.
 
First, please read the Supplemental Rules here.
 
 
So, in no particular order...
 
Paddock and Load in. The paddock area for the South Course is always a bit crowded. There's plenty of room for your haulers, but please park campers and RV's up in the grass area to the north and cars in the grass area along the left of the road before the paddock area. It can get really tight in there and we want to keep space for everyone.
 
The track is having a membership track day on the north course Friday, but they start early so we should not have any issues with backups at the gate. Just please be aware that other cars may be mixed in the line.
 
Tech. Tech inspection will be in the usual place, in the small barns just inside the paddock. If you have a 2019 Annual Tech, you're all set. Haven't been teched yet for 2019? Take a few minutes and review the rules for any changes. Now sure? Email Ray Franck here.
 
Driver Gear. Driver Gear can be inspected anytime Friday. Already have a 2019 Gear Check sticker? You're all set.
 
Registration. Raise your hand if you like to wait in a long line at registration? Yea, me neither. Two things speed up the process, first make sure every driver has a current membership and second pay your registration. Extra pit passes and other stuff we can do easily, but having memberships and race registration fully paid makes the line move much faster. Not sure about a Registration question? Contact Katherine here.
 
Headlights. Yes, this race will go into the dark. And yes, it gets seriously dark at VIR. Cars will be required to have headlights installed and turned on by 5:00pm race day.
 
Still reading? Good. Wondering where your pit assignments are? Well wonder no more.. Your pit assignments are here.
 
 
If you have any questions about your registration please contact Katherine Miller here.
 
Any other general questions about the VIR 12-hour race please contact me here.
 
Thanks very much!    
 
 
We're looking forward to seeing you all in Virginia!
 

The ChampCar Staff   
 

 

Entries for The RVA Graphics & Wraps 12 hours of VIR (South)

updated 2/26/2019 Limited to 60 Entries

    Team Name Car # Year Make Model
1.   7G MOTORSPORT 391 1989 MERCEDES BENZ 190E
2.   Acme Racing 105 1981 Datsun 200SX
3.   ATHELIMIT.R.W 452 1994 bmw 325
4.   Bad Brains Racing 210 1993 BMW 325i
5.   Bandit Racing 909 1986 BMW E30
6.   BimmerLine 336 1993 BMW 325
7.   Bliss Racing 432 1985 Chevy Camaro Z28
8.   Broke In 60 Seconds 600 1986 Ford Mustang
9.   Car RamRod 283 1990 Mazda Miata
10.   Car Ramrod 198 1994 Mazda Miata
11.   Clapped Out Racing 993 1994 Bmw E36
12.   CMP Racing 253 1994 Honda Prelude
13.   Crazy One Racing 217 2000 Ford Focus
14.   FiveTales Racing 153 1991 Mazda MX-5
15.   Flat 6 Racing by LMN Motorsports 986 1997 Porsche Boxster
16.   GodZilla Racing 431 1988 Nissan 300ZX
17.   Hangloose Racing 313 1995 Mazda Miata
18.   hounddogs 521 1994 bmw 325
19.   HWD Racing 707 2003 Acura CL Type-S
20.   LowT Posse 185 1998 ford mustang
21.   Matt Connolly Motorsports 245 2001 BMW 330ci
22.   MT Pockets 183 1993 Ford Probe
23.   NEVEREADY RACING 950 2004 Infinity G35
24.   No Panic Racing 42 1997 Audi A4
25.   Not Banned Yet 307 1991 Nissan 240SX
26.   On Second Thought Racing 341 1991 Mazda Miata
27.   PartsBadger 630 1991 Mazda Miata
28.   Pinkies Out 246 1988 BMW 325is
29.   Prancing Burro Racing 285 1985 Toyota MR2
30.   Prancing Donkey Racing 762 1985 Pontiac Trans Am
31.   Racebar 513 1985 BMW 735i
32.   Racing for Heroes 776 1984 chevy camero
33.   Racing for Heroes 2 793 1987 chevy corsica
34.   Radioactive Racing 238 1994 ford mustang
35.   Rhinoceros Racing 233 1986 FORD MUSTANG LX
36.   Rolling Roadblock Racing 363 1990 Mazda Miata
37.   Rotary Racing 38 1988 mazda rx7
38.   RVAGFX 311 2001 Audi TT
39.   RVAGFX2 511 1995 BMW M3
40.   Schumacher Taxi 189 1991 BMW 325i
41.   Sparrow Speed 216 1999 Mazda Miata
42.   SRI Racing - Chump Change 300 1987 BMW 325is
43.   Still Crazy Racing 501 2006 chev cobalt
44.   Team Baby Shark 379 1984 Pontiac Fiero
45.   The Cones Are A Lie 772 1993 Mazda Miata
46.   TURBO TATR 442 1998 Volkswagen Golf
47.   Virginia Tech Grand Touring 872 2000 Subaru Impreza Outback
48.   Warrior Racing 897 1991 Mazda Miata
49.   Wheres john 98 1994 Acura Integra
50.   Winsome Racing 258 1986 BMW E30
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Racebar will be here! As expected, we plan to host a BBQ party. You can expect beer, lots of pork shoulder, music, probably some [REDACTED] and lots of fun. The bbq will be ready starting around 5:30 pm on Friday!

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Crickets.......this is going to be a fun race! Hey come on old people you used to have fun where did it go. Post up. Let's see that energy. Get us fired up to race. A little forplay if you will. You all know what forplay is right? Right now this race feels like a dead fish.

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It has been my experience that when the race is over most teams leave pronto ,and then teams that have broken are all ready gone . So your party base has dwindled before it even starts cook all day Fri so we can smell it while enjoying the tech line

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The rules and event info lists camping as "Self-contained RV camping",  does this mean that I will not be able to tent camp like I had planned on?  I was hoping to tent camp in the general camping area just south of the South paddock.

 

Also I am attending with no specific team affiliation,  so if anyone needs a hand with anything just let me know!  I am decent with a wrench and a hammer.

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6 minutes ago, tyler_j said:

The rules and event info lists camping as "Self-contained RV camping",  does this mean that I will not be able to tent camp like I had planned on?  I was hoping to tent camp in the general camping area just south of the South paddock.

 

Also I am attending with no specific team affiliation,  so if anyone needs a hand with anything just let me know!  I am decent with a wrench and a hammer.

 

I don't know about the camping deal. I'd just do it or call the track and see. Doubt they'll kick anybody out. 

 

Winsome racing and Hang Loose racing will both be a little short handed and hopefully pit neighbors. Come say hi and we'll probably abuse your goodwill. 

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49 minutes ago, tyler_j said:

The rules and event info lists camping as "Self-contained RV camping",  does this mean that I will not be able to tent camp like I had planned on?  I was hoping to tent camp in the general camping area just south of the South paddock.

 

Also I am attending with no specific team affiliation,  so if anyone needs a hand with anything just let me know!  I am decent with a wrench and a hammer.

You will be able to tent camp.  Not sure what the gate will charge you.  Probably naught if you play your cards right.

 

Come say hi

 

On 2/2/2019 at 10:37 PM, Jim said:

Racebar will be here! As expected, we plan to host a BBQ party. You can expect beer, lots of pork shoulder, music, probably some [REDACTED] and lots of fun. We still haven't decided if the party should be Friday night before the race or Saturday after the checkered flag. We are leaning more towards Saturday so we can smoke the pork all day. Thoughts from the gallery?

 

 

Most people will be too tired or have already rolled out on Saturday night.  Friday is your time to shine.

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4 hours ago, tyler_j said:

The rules and event info lists camping as "Self-contained RV camping",  does this mean that I will not be able to tent camp like I had planned on?  I was hoping to tent camp in the general camping area just south of the South paddock.

 

Also I am attending with no specific team affiliation,  so if anyone needs a hand with anything just let me know!  I am decent with a wrench and a hammer.

 

Sure, you can tent camp, no problem.

 

The self contained part means there aren't a series of hook-ups spaces with power and water for campers. 

 

Dana

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I'm looking at the possibility of coming up and offering photo packages through MotorSportMedia for this event.  Would anyone be interested in photo packages?  Having a few in the bag might be enough to sway me one way or another.

 

 

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17 hours ago, riche30 said:

I'm looking at the possibility of coming up and offering photo packages through MotorSportMedia for this event.  Would anyone be interested in photo packages?  Having a few in the bag might be enough to sway me one way or another.

 

 

After all the bondo and paint work this winter I'd love some on track pics, sign us up (Rotary Racing #38). 

 

And please take some early before someone taps a quarter panel and bondo explodes everywhere...

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Make sure you claim it as an '87-'88 or you'll get dinged with a bogus swap weight. I'm sure you know that you can finally run decent shocks and struts (Konis) again and still have room for other mods. 

 

Who gets to hold the wing during the race? ;)

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On 2/4/2019 at 9:12 AM, tyler_j said:

The rules and event info lists camping as "Self-contained RV camping",  does this mean that I will not be able to tent camp like I had planned on?  I was hoping to tent camp in the general camping area just south of the South paddock.

 

Also I am attending with no specific team affiliation,  so if anyone needs a hand with anything just let me know!  I am decent with a wrench and a hammer.

If you don't drink our beer, eat our bbq, and crash with racebar we will be sad.

On 2/4/2019 at 11:09 AM, ross2004 said:

Friday gets our vote as well. Thanks for being Racebar, Racebar.

Friday it is! I guess we will get there Thursday night

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Ok so the way we usually do this is we smoke between 70 lbs and 150 lbs of pork shoulder for about 12 hours and we have a keg of beer. We invite all the corners workers out, and interestingly they seem to make the best turnout. I think in december, despite the rain, we had almost all of the corner workers at the party. Which is amazing. The race teams are hit or miss. Some teams show up every time. It seems like a lot of teams are pretty busy getting set up or making last minute repairs. And that's ok, at some point we just drive around the paddock and deliver beer and bbq to people laying under their cars.

 

I'd say let's look at why we spend all of our money on this silly hobby. Is it the primal instinct of killing (slaying a cavalier), proving your superior racing skills that you have developed after spending countless dollars on the journey, the drug adiction of dopamine, or coming together with peers to build a team while accomplishing something great? The team building is the most challenging and most rewarding thing we do. I've learned this from the Navy. Drinking beer, socializing, and building bonds is far more important than accomplishing the mission. Maybe I'm a bit naive to this sport, but I think we can all take a moment to appreciate each other, not only within our own team, but also respect other teams, because we have all worked hard to get to every race.

 

I know this is long winded. All I'm saying is let's get together and throw a huge party. Friday evening. Everyone bring some food. Let's come together and raise a beer to champcar for uniting us all in a common passion.

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Any teams coming up from the Tampa area?  Looking at some car parts down there and was hoping someone could pick it up and bring to VIR

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3 hours ago, chip said:

Any teams coming up from the Tampa area?  Looking at some car parts down there and was hoping someone could pick it up and bring to VIR

@Chummy lives around there somewhere, not sure if he is doing VIR tho

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Alright... looks like I've got just enough interest in photos for us to come up and give this a shot.  

 

For those interested here's the order link.  Of course, we'll be coming around and trying to take your money at the track too!  Good luck to everyone, see you there!
http://www.msmtrackdays.com/new-products/photo-package-chumpcar-vir-mar2019

 

 

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Hey RaceBar, your AC/DC was so loud I couldn't drink my coffee in the morning. There were also boobies out and I couldn't focus on Twerking my lug nuts.

 

You guys suck.

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23 hours ago, 5chumps said:

well this could get interesting...

 

This is Virginia- we have a hard time telling you what's going to happen 10 hours from now, much less 10 days.

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