AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wayne, New Jersey
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
18 Hours of Driving in 2 Days and 1 SICK Day at VIR
VIR with Team ProMotion absolutely kicked ass this weekend. My eyes are bloodshot, my muscles ache, and I am in a complete fog at my desk as I type. I went through 15 gallons of gas and absolutely fried a rear tire. I did 400+ laps. I ate kickass barbeque. I met some really cool people there from the board there. I spent way too much money. And I loved every minute of it.
I only wish it wasn't 9 hours away or I'd be down there much more. VIR is truly a world class track and being able to ride the same track the AMA guys were on last weekend was just phenomenal. I can't wait till some day when I get the chance to race there. At 1:39 on my 600 thats a far departure from the AMA guys 1:26's on their 1000's, but in the amateur world it's pretty upstanding, especially for being out there for the first time. And I also laid that time down somewhere around lap 399 with a beveled rear tire. Makes me wonder what I could do with a fresh start and a fresh set of slicks.
I had a lot of fun riding with a few of the guys out there and I wish I could have done more of it but due to the speed and the "dissapearing" turns it makes it a pretty tough course to lead people around on. And then on top of that we were all getting so sore and wore out by mid-afternoon. That course is really physical and I just couldn't get enough of the main straight hitting it off the rev-limiter in 6 gear as we came through that right hand kink near the start finish.
Big ups to EZ for coming out with the mad smoker. I managed to get half a rack of ribs before they were all gone. I guess thats what I get for not setting up in the same area. But that was awesome and he mentioned that the owner Glen of TPM said something about bringing it back out to more events. That sounds great to me? Do I hear the possibility of barbeque at Caroline Motorsports Park in November?
All in all what a great memorial day weekend. The only thing that could have been better would of been a double header and another day off of work. But who's complaining!
NE/Mid-Atlantic CCS/ASRA #973
2006 NE CCS/LRRS Amateur Champion
MW SuperSport, MW Superbike, MW Grand Prix, HW SuperSport, HW Superbike, UNL SuperSport, UNL Superbike