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Title: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on January 28, 2013, 06:51:40 AM

All trackworthy makes/models are welcome, and you don't have to be a Porsche club member to join in the fun.

Registration opens Feb 17th, and trust me it sells out FAST.  (I got waitlisted myself last year!)

http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/id/3FCDD33E-FC7C-E3E5-65D9B1EB0FF865D5

Most folks stay at the Sleep Inn in Danville; they have a special rate for track events but you have to reserve by phone to ask for it. 
(Don't use the hotels.com link on the registration page!)



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on January 28, 2013, 07:35:04 AM
For some reason, I thought this was happening in March when I looked at the PCA calendar and that it overlapped with LeMons.  I can definitely attend this date.  Gunny, Ricardo - what do you think?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on January 28, 2013, 08:13:48 AM
Found why I had March in my head.  Why does the FSR PCA DE site (http://www.fsrpca.org/drivers-education.html) say March?  So confusing, that site says March, Motorsport Reg has the May date and the national PCA site shows neither of those!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on January 28, 2013, 08:33:55 AM
Easy answer! 

The event in March is the "Zone 2" DE, which many folks from the First Settlers regional club also attend.  (The PCA groups regional clubs into Zones, and Zone 2 is the one that First Settlers belongs to.)

I hear the Zone 2 DE in March is just as much fun as the ones with First Settlers (which are May & Sept), just run by different people.  And colder.  I prefer to wait for May.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on January 28, 2013, 03:18:47 PM
For some reason, I thought this was happening in March when I looked at the PCA calendar and that it overlapped with LeMons.  I can definitely attend this date.  Gunny, Ricardo - what do you think?

I think I'll go with May also, thats right before my birthday!

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: ricardodemoraes on January 29, 2013, 07:07:58 AM
I can't go in May. After 13 years finally my mom decided to come visit us, she will be here in May. Maybe another time.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on January 29, 2013, 09:56:44 AM
I can't go in May. After 13 years finally my mom decided to come visit us, she will be here in May. Maybe another time.
And you don't want to show her how beautiful southern VA is in the spring?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on January 29, 2013, 07:37:55 PM
Justin, are you going to the May event?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on January 30, 2013, 05:54:39 AM
only if you are.  it'd be good to find one we all can go to though.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on January 30, 2013, 06:28:55 AM

If you want to stay at the track and avoid the commute from Danville, reservations can be made now.

http://virresort.com/lodging/


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on January 30, 2013, 09:40:02 AM
Ricardo, when will your mother be here exactly?  There are a few other events already up on motorsport reg including another PCA event on June 1-2 on Summit Point Shenandoah Circuit.

There are also a bunch of BMW CCA ones up there.  Gunny - that would give you the chance to try and pass not just one BMW driver, but a whole lot of them :)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on January 30, 2013, 06:05:07 PM
I'm game for any track day, pick a couple out send the dates out and we will hopefully have one that we can all make!
July 20th weekend is the only weekend I have something going on as of right now.


Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: ricardodemoraes on February 02, 2013, 12:18:24 PM
I can't plan for anything from April 10th to the end of May, other then that I am good for any event.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on February 02, 2013, 05:33:50 PM
Sounds good.

I found these:
Summit Point Shenandoah Circuit - 6/1-6/2 - PCA (only $265?!?) (http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/552BD019-C745-061F-D3A5FA4294F08B3B#.UQ2uRmcssy1)
VIR Full Course - 6/8-6/9 - TrackDaze (SNELL M2005 helmets ok) (https://www.trackdaze.com/index.php/events/event/47/June-VIR-2013)
VIR North Course - 6/28-6/29 - BMWCCA (http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/id/68745677-D33F-9EEB-5EBC85B2C8CB42C6)

The first would be my preference, LeMons is at Summit Point 6/15 so I may need the weekend of the 8th/9th to make final preparations.  Thoughts?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 02, 2013, 08:11:39 PM
Sounds good.

I found these:
Summit Point Shenandoah Circuit - 6/1-6/2 - PCA (only $265?!?) (http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/552BD019-C745-061F-D3A5FA4294F08B3B#.UQ2uRmcssy1)
VIR Full Course - 6/8-6/9 - TrackDaze (SNELL M2005 helmets ok) (https://www.trackdaze.com/index.php/events/event/47/June-VIR-2013)
VIR North Course - 6/28-6/29 - BMWCCA (http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/id/68745677-D33F-9EEB-5EBC85B2C8CB42C6)

The first would be my preference, LeMons is at Summit Point 6/15 so I may need the weekend of the 8th/9th to make final preparations.  Thoughts?

Ok I'm good with summit point! Ricardo?

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on February 03, 2013, 07:18:49 AM
I realize I'm jumping in this thread late but I'd like to make the May PCA event.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 04, 2013, 08:06:25 PM
Ok this doesn't  seem like its going anywhere for a choice.
Beth is going with May , Marc is going with May and I really do want to drive on VIR (I've done countless virtual laps in a simulator) so I'm in for May at VIR

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: bud murray on February 05, 2013, 06:38:35 PM
I want to go in May too!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 05, 2013, 06:46:47 PM

BTW Marc reminded me - if you have an RV you can stay for cheap right in the paddock.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on February 15, 2013, 07:23:59 PM
You don't need an RV to stay in the paddock, just a tent (or the back seat of your car)!

Also, it appears as though they've opened registration (https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/D328AF34-E673-15D6-4F315FE97ECB95A5#.UR7tYGcssy0).  I've signed up.  I hope I get in, especially now that I'm a legitimate FSR PCA member!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 15, 2013, 08:08:07 PM

Thanks for the tip!!  I thought it wasn't opening until Sunday.
I'm signed up too - my first DE in Blue group! 

No tent for me though, I have a room at the Lodge.   :)

So Justin - you going to start coming to the 1st-Saturday breakfasts at the Silver Diner now?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 15, 2013, 08:09:40 PM

Hmmm... I'm suspicious - Justin and I are the ONLY ones signed up so far.
Let me double check and make sure registration really is supposed to be open.


...OK, just heard back from the FSR registrar (Marco Estrada).  He says it's "unofficially"
open and we're good to go!    ;D


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: bud murray on February 15, 2013, 09:19:05 PM
Not any more.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 16, 2013, 07:13:28 AM
I signed up,
Anyone getting a room?
I'm not doing the tent thing!
All I need is a couch and a shower and I'm good.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 16, 2013, 10:03:09 AM

On-site options:    
      http://virresort.com/lodging/
The Paddock (Pit Row) suites are pretty bare-bones, but they are right on the front straight;
you can walk pretty much everywhere you need to be.  Beds fold up into the wall for parties.

The Lodge is a little further away but still close; has a nice view of turns 4 & 5.
(Of course when there's stuff happening on the track, you wouldn't be in your room anyway.  ;)  )

Off-site options:

VIR recommends the Fairfield Inn, but I know nothing about it.  Everyone I know that doesn't
stay at the track stays at the Sleep Inn in Danville (http://www.sleepinn.com/hotel-danville-virginia-VA372).  They have a special "track rate" but you
have to reserve by phone and ask for it.  Much cheaper than staying at the track, but allow
25-30 mins each way for the commute.

Don't use any of the Hotel links at motorsportreg.com, they are 'sponsored' and won't give
you the track discount.


p.s. to Ricardo:  Get a Villa Suite for your mom & Giselle, they'll love it.   :)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 16, 2013, 01:54:18 PM

BTW if you haven't done a track event with PCA before, they may ask you to start out in the
Green run group even if you have some track experience.  If that happens, no big deal - you'll
do some sessions in Green and when your instructor feels you're okay to move up to Blue he can
sign you off to do so.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 16, 2013, 06:14:44 PM
Bud, Justin
Hey I was checking out the Paddock rooms.

130.00 a night. do you guys want to go in on a room?
comes out to 44 dollars a night and we are right there!

http://virresort.com/lodging/pit-lane-rooms/

let me know

Gunny



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 16, 2013, 07:06:12 PM
I stayed in a Pit Row room last Sept.  Cool view early AM...  track zamboni hard at work.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 17, 2013, 07:12:50 AM
I stayed in a Pit Row room last Sept.  Cool view early AM...  track zamboni hard at work.


Yea that's awesome!
This is a 50th bday present from my boy (well I helped pay for it)! Just want a fun weekend and the less I have to travel the better!

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: bud murray on February 17, 2013, 11:11:35 AM
Bud, Justin
Hey I was checking out the Paddock rooms.

130.00 a night. do you guys want to go in on a room?
comes out to 44 dollars a night and we are right there!

http://virresort.com/lodging/pit-lane-rooms/

let me know

Gunny



Sure, I'll share with you.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on February 17, 2013, 03:24:04 PM
I'm gonna sleep in the car and maybe put the money for a room towards some HPDE insurance.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 17, 2013, 04:47:17 PM
I'm gonna sleep in the car and maybe put the money for a room towards some HPDE insurance.

Screw that! How you going to wash your _ss for two days! A'hhhh thats Nasty..... I bet Marc will bring a rv or something! I'll bring wet wipes just in case.
:)

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on February 17, 2013, 05:28:18 PM
VIR has nice showers in the paddock.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 17, 2013, 05:39:17 PM
How about food, drink and all the other good stuff at the track?
Are there restaurants and stuff  open at the track? or is it better to get a room in town? Cause you have to go to town anyways to eat?

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 17, 2013, 08:00:44 PM
The grill in North paddock is open for breakfast and lunch, typical
track fare.  Dinner at the Tavern is a nice sit-down or more informal
in the pub.  Also, at FSR DEs we usually have a cookout for dinner
one night during the weekend. 

I try to stop off at a grocery store before I get to the track, and pick
up stuff.  If you are staying in a real room there will be a fridge, and
maybe a microwave as well.  (They will provide you with "breakfast"
in the room each day, but it's just a couple of packaged muffins and
some fruit juice.)  So if you bring drinks and sandwich fixings you're set.

The Sleep Inn in Danville is literally next door to a Food Lion.  Since a
lot of people stay there, chances are you can ask someone to pick up
something for you on their way in the next day. 

Plus, you'll find groups of cars/trailers/RVs in the paddock that have set
up a tent with tables & chairs and munchies; make some friends by
bringing a bag or box of cookies or other snacks to share.  In fact if
there are enough of us, we can all park around Marc's RV and set up
our own.

Every time I go, I worry that I haven't brought enough to eat or drink,
and will wish I'd stayed in town.  And every time, I find I have plenty
and either throw stuff away or bring it home with me.   ;)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on February 17, 2013, 08:26:27 PM
Millie's (http://www.auntmilliespizza.com/) in Milton has really good pizza.  One pie can last the whole weekend.  I'm planning on bringing a cooler with some random food and water.  If I get fancy, maybe I'll bring the foreman grill and we could make burgers/hot dogs.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 18, 2013, 01:42:04 PM
Ok Bud
room has been reserved.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: bud murray on February 18, 2013, 07:28:05 PM
Gunny,
Thanks for getting the room.
You don't snore do you?

Bud


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 18, 2013, 08:33:45 PM

Informal cookout has been unofficially confirmed for Friday night (May 17).
Grills will be fired up as soon as the track goes cold.
So that's one dinner you won't have to worry about.   :)

IIRC food donations are welcome, as are (typ.) $5 cash donations toward food costs.
(If you have neither to offer, you're still welcome.)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on February 19, 2013, 10:08:36 AM
Yay, I've been confirmed.  Looks like we all have except for Gunny.  I bet they're wondering why you signed up for Blue group w/o any previous experience.  You may want to reach out to them if you haven't been in contact already.  Dropping to Green isn't a bad idea, give you some time to get used to the flagging and passing rules.  There is a lot more going on out there than trying to drive the line quickly.  Also, in Green group you should be able to pass more people!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 19, 2013, 11:03:17 AM

Any word from Marc?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 20, 2013, 05:57:36 AM
I sent them a e-mail.
Hopefully this will get squared away.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 21, 2013, 04:51:24 AM
I have been confirmed!
I cant believe how fast / how many drivers are filling up the spots!

They must have a giant classroom.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: bud murray on February 21, 2013, 03:41:43 PM
Soooo Beth, what do we do now? Wait for the 2013 package to come out?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: anj on February 23, 2013, 02:40:38 AM
Hi

This will be my second DE.  Thanks to Beth I picked up a Contour camera and looking forward to some video.  They have a fantastic photo group that take great pictures.  For the video I thought it would be a great to have a different views of the car.  I could mount my camera facing the rear and take pictures of cars following thru the curves as there no passing and someone could do the same for me.  I will be in the green group and willing to mount my camera on the other cars.Thought?

Arun


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on February 23, 2013, 05:22:27 AM
FYI, my Dad got in as well!  Looking at the different cars signed up in Blue group, mine sticks out like a sore thumb :)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 23, 2013, 06:33:09 AM
Hi

This will be my second DE.  Thanks to Beth I picked up a Contour camera and looking forward to some video.  They have a fantastic photo group that take great pictures.  For the video I thought it would be a great to have a different views of the car.  I could mount my camera facing the rear and take pictures of cars following thru the curves as there no passing and someone could do the same for me.  I will be in the green group and willing to mount my camera on the other cars.Thought?

Arun

Arun
I'm in the green group also. Thanks to Beth I also have a Contour Camera (I bet she has stock in the company!) anyhow great idea with the camera.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 25, 2013, 07:40:46 AM

I enjoy scanning the attendee list to see what sort of interesting cars will be there.

So far I see a Nissan GT-R, a Panoz racer, a Maserati, and an R8.
(There's also a Cayenne Turbo signed up for the DE intro session.... that may be a first.  :) )

Huh.  And some dude in a 93 Honda Prelude.  What's with that.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 25, 2013, 09:38:46 AM
FYI, my Dad got in as well!  Looking at the different cars signed up in Blue group, mine sticks out like a sore thumb :)

Work on moving up to Red.  There's a 92 Civic waiting for you there.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: charlize on February 25, 2013, 03:51:25 PM
Beth
I might be blind but i can't find where you get the information and where to sign up for that short training we discussed.
Help


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 25, 2013, 04:14:09 PM
Here you go, Michael.....

Also, it appears as though they've opened registration (https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/D328AF34-E673-15D6-4F315FE97ECB95A5#.UR7tYGcssy0).  I've signed up. 

Just click the Continue button at the bottom of each page; eventually you will come to a page
where you select your run group (I think), and there will be a checkbox or a pulldown menu where
you can choose the DE Intro.   If you don't already have a motorsportreg.com account you'll need
to create one.

(I'm not 100% sure what the page looks like, because the site won't let me step through it again
now that I'm registered.)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 25, 2013, 04:57:31 PM
Man I have some buddies of mine racing at this event
http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/id/ACA1F97A-E5D5-ED23-B9E15197F008CB1F

They want me to go down and do the DE. Wish I had more lead time!

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: charlize on February 26, 2013, 05:25:26 AM
All signed up and registered.

Thanks for the help.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on February 27, 2013, 07:27:55 PM
I just registered! I'm on the wait list but hopefully that will change soon! Now I need to figure out how & where I can get my car tech inspected???


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 27, 2013, 08:18:21 PM
Wow, they're into waitlists already??  Good thing we didn't put off registering!

The good news is, being on the waitlist this early means you are mostly certain to get in.

The bad news is, I don't think you're supposed to get your car teched until closer to
the date, e.g. 30 days or so in advance.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 27, 2013, 08:21:10 PM
Wow, they're into waitlists already??  Good thing we didn't put off registering!

The good news is, being on the waitlist this early means you are mostly certain to get in.

The bad news is, I don't think you're supposed to get your car teched until closer to
the date, e.g. 30 days or so in advance.


So where can we take cars to be teched?
Somewhere local? can I take it to jiffy lube?

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 27, 2013, 08:39:27 PM
First question: Can you all get to this page?
http://www.fsrpca.org/de-documents.html

(I can't tell if it's only for members, since I am one.)

The docs there now are out of date, but that's where the new ones will
be posted when available.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 27, 2013, 08:54:28 PM
'Approved' shops for advance track tech inspection....  Still checking on this.

So far it's safe to say your local Porsche dealer is acceptable (but maybe not cheap).
I'll let you know about any others I find out about.

For sure you can go to Lufteknic  (http://www.lufteknic.com/)on Brook Rd (Richmond, just north of I-64), because that's
where I always go.  I think they usually charge me $75, although occasionally it gets bundled
with other work.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 28, 2013, 06:09:13 AM
I just registered! I'm on the wait list but hopefully that will change soon! Now I need to figure out how & where I can get my car tech inspected???

That's odd, I don't see you on the list yet. 
(Usually the list gets updated the moment you register, and it just says "new" until they figure out where to place you.)

https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.status/uidEvent/D328AF34-E673-15D6-4F315FE97ECB95A5#.US9WLzBpwUN


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on February 28, 2013, 06:15:58 AM
"First question: Can you all get to this page?
http://www.fsrpca.org/de-documents.html"

Yes, the page has open access.

I downloaded the "Driverís Education Technical Inspection Form" under DE Documents and it states that the Pre-Tech Inspection is "To be performed by a professional mechanic or club approved tech inspector within 30 days of the event"

So it appears that it doesn't have to be done at any particular shop, just performed by a "professional mechanic"?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on February 28, 2013, 06:19:44 AM
I noticed that also. But did I receive an email from MotorsportsReg saying:

Marc,
This is a receipt for your WAITLISTED event registration on MotorsportReg.com:
FSR Spring 2013 Drivers Ed At VIR
PCA - First Settlers
May 17, 2013 - May 19, 2013
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA


I emailed the event register, he says I'm #1 on the wait list!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 28, 2013, 10:47:37 AM
I noticed that also. But did I receive an email from MotorsportsReg saying:

Marc,
This is a receipt for your WAITLISTED event registration on MotorsportReg.com:
FSR Spring 2013 Drivers Ed At VIR
PCA - First Settlers
May 17, 2013 - May 19, 2013
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA

Oh good - you signed up for the right one.   lol
I guess they no longer show waitlisted folks in the list!


BTW, let the record show:  Registration has only been open since Feb 15, and
they're already waitlisting green group.  This is a really popular event, and with
good reason.

 


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on February 28, 2013, 04:19:00 PM
I dunno about PCA, but most other clubs I have run with don't require it to be on an approved list of places.  Conveniently enough, my state inspection expires in April so I always have Wallace Automotive fill out track day forms at the same time as the state inspection, which they do for no add'l charge.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 28, 2013, 04:38:38 PM
FYI, my Dad got in as well!  Looking at the different cars signed up in Blue group, mine sticks out like a sore thumb :)

Just curious, how did your dad make it into Blue group?  I didn't realize he already had track experience.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on February 28, 2013, 05:12:39 PM
"First question: Can you all get to this page?
http://www.fsrpca.org/de-documents.html"

Yes, the page has open access.

I downloaded the "Driverís Education Technical Inspection Form" under DE Documents and it states that the Pre-Tech Inspection is "To be performed by a professional mechanic or club approved tech inspector within 30 days of the event"

So it appears that it doesn't have to be done at any particular shop, just performed by a "professional mechanic"?

So I wonder if I can take my car to Murry automotive? Should be able to right?
wonder how much the dyno place would charge?

Gunny



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on February 28, 2013, 05:54:41 PM
FYI, my Dad got in as well!  Looking at the different cars signed up in Blue group, mine sticks out like a sore thumb :)

Just curious, how did your dad make it into Blue group?  I didn't realize he already had track experience.


He's done the same number of HPDEs I have (2).  He was promoted out of novice in like his second or third session of the 1st HPDE with Tarheel Sports Car Club.  His car is also much much faster than your typical Novice group fare.  Makes it hard to push the limits when you're constantly in traffic.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 28, 2013, 07:14:02 PM
That's cool!! 
It took me 3 DE's (10 total track days) to make it to blue group.  ;)

But then I think I was born with timid genes.  Gotta fight them off every day!  lol


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on February 28, 2013, 07:20:10 PM
So I wonder if I can take my car to Murry automotive? Should be able to right?
wonder how much the dyno place would charge?

Gunny

I honestly don't know, as I've always gone to Lufteknic. 

I asked about this online, and was told "any Porsche dealer or anyplace that advertises in
H.O." (Horizontally Opposed, the FSR bi-monthly newsletter).  I will check the latest issue
and report what I find there.

If you want to go someplace else, it might be fine.  But I'd email the folks in charge and
check just to be sure.  I just don't have a clue on this.

BTW I just looked at the FSR website and the latest issue of HO is viewable there, in
living color no less!  (The hardcopy version is B&W.)   http://www.fsrpca.org/newsletter.html



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: bud murray on February 28, 2013, 08:23:46 PM
I'm going to Adolf Jewelers!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on March 01, 2013, 05:06:07 AM
I realize this could bite me in the _$$, but I'm simply going to follow the written instructions and have a "professional mechanic" do it. I don't think it's any more complicated than that.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on March 01, 2013, 06:20:34 AM
I'm going to Adolf Jewelers!

I dunno, I think Affordable Custom Decks sounds like a better bet.
I've seen a car at DEs with their logo on it, so they must know cars!   :)


Shops from the magazine are all well east of Richmond, but I'll post 'em here anyway since I said I would:

Virginia Beach:
  Checkered Flag Porsche 757-490-1111
  Abacus Racing 757-363-8878
  LMN Motorsports 757-233-0558
  RaceWerks 757-427-0742

Williamsburg:
  Stuttgart Service 757-565-4700


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on March 02, 2013, 04:21:43 PM
whew, these weekends are expensive! I'm going to get insurance for the event! Even though my car is paid off I dont want to owe anybody anything. I have to go thru the green group and find the most expensive car and get insurance for that amount (just in case!)
The weekend is getting close to 1 grand! Damn...

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on March 03, 2013, 02:03:22 PM
Car check, my goal for this winter was to change all the fluids , at the time I wrote that I was just thinking engine, transmission and differential, well I took care of that, then I was talking to Justin at dyno day about VIR and what I should do about brakes. Long story short.
I just got done with bleeding my brakes, clutch and replaced the power steering fluid. All three were pretty nasty. My power steering fluid was a brown/red color (should be clear!) my brake and clutch fluid were black. Well if anything this track day really made me pay attention to everything on the car.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on March 04, 2013, 04:51:47 PM
Ok, sorry for all the posts. Anyhow what is the schedule look like?
Do I have to be at the track at zero dark thirty on Friday morning or can I drive up Friday?

Just wondering

Gunny.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on March 04, 2013, 05:31:07 PM
Ok, sorry for all the posts. Anyhow what is the schedule look like?
Do I have to be at the track at zero dark thirty on Friday morning or can I drive up Friday?

I'll attach the schedule from last spring, just to give you a general idea.

Personally I wouldn't do it, but that's because I like to relax and enjoy the weekend (except when
I'm on the track of course, when I enjoy it by being un-relaxed).  Plus, if it's your first DE you'll
want to have all your faculties especially at their best for the classroom and initial track sessions. 

Not to mention the risk of running late and missing (a) morning tech inspection and/or (b) required
drivers meeting.  Always good to leave yourself plenty of margin.

Also to consider:  Paddock spots are first-come, first-served.  Folks start showing up on
Thursday afternoon.  And you already know this event is popular.  Just sayin'.

And then there's your roommate, who may take it wrong that you're ditching him
on your first night together....


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on March 04, 2013, 09:38:53 PM
Thanks for the info Beth
Looks like I'll take at least a half day on thursday! to drive up.

dang that another big chunk of change! LOL, its all good.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: anj on March 07, 2013, 11:06:06 PM
Regarding DE prep, I would put new pads for the event.  Last year I had 50% pads and they passed tech for the first day but advised me to get them changed.  My car is officially antique so I have a few more concerns then most.

http://motoringconbrio.com/2012/05/23/reader-contribution-peugeot-505-stx-at-vir/

Arun


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on March 29, 2013, 04:28:33 PM
I have extra pads and I'm bringing front rotors just in case along with my normal auto X gear!

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on March 29, 2013, 05:59:20 PM
My standard spares list is:

- front pads and rotors
- extra oil and filter, brake and trans fluid
- distilled water/antifreeze
- accessory belt

Plus lots of tools, jack, stands and boards to put under stands.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on April 02, 2013, 05:40:19 AM
I finally made it onto the confirmed list, so now I need to start thinking about where to get my car tech'd, what spare parts I need to bring, and what tires should I run....


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on April 02, 2013, 10:11:32 AM
I finally made it onto the confirmed list, so now I need to start thinking about where to get my car tech'd, what spare parts I need to bring, and what tires should I run....

Woohoo!!!     And then there were... what is it now, eight?  nine?

Lucky you, with a trailer you have room to bring all kindsa choices.



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on April 02, 2013, 12:05:44 PM
I think you got in because my Dad dropped out.  He pulled the heads off his motor and found a piece of a piston missing.  So...eight?  I didn't count.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on April 02, 2013, 12:23:42 PM
I think you got in because my Dad dropped out.  He pulled the heads off his motor and found a piece of a piston missing.  So...eight?  I didn't count.

I don't think so - your dad dropped out of blue, not green.  I *think* it's on a per-run-group basis, since it
depends on how many instructors they have.  Unless they convinced a blue instructor to go green.

Sorry to hear he's not coming though!



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on April 03, 2013, 06:00:48 AM
I don't think so - your dad dropped out of blue, not green.  I *think* it's on a per-run-group basis, since it
depends on how many instructors they have.  Unless they convinced a blue instructor to go green.


Yep, they had to have a green group driver drop out for me to get in.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on April 03, 2013, 05:19:01 PM
BTW for you stat-a-holics:  
   This thread is now the second most-posted-to thread ever on the VMSC forums.  
   (We just edged out Engelbert's garage thread by 4 posts.)

(Now five....  lol)


[See stats] (http://www.vmsc.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=26&action=stats)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on April 06, 2013, 08:14:58 AM
These days most insurance carriers will not cover any incident that occurs on a race track, regardless of whether the event involves racing, being timed, etc.  (Some even say "...or near a race track" which sounds a bit extreme!  but probably got added for the folks who wreck their cars at a track and then have them towed to a convenient ditch just outside the grounds before reporting it.)

You can get track day insurance (actually for the whole event) here, if you are interested:
http://locktonmotorsports.com/event/pca-first-settlers-region/

It's not the only place that offers it, just the one I'm familiar with.

I just paid $200 (including taxes etc) for $31,600 agreed value.  ($30k car, $1.6k wheels :) )
The policy terms are in the attached doc FYI.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on April 22, 2013, 07:37:22 PM
any new inspection sheets, ect.. ect.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on April 23, 2013, 07:38:24 AM
"First question: Can you all get to this page?
http://www.fsrpca.org/drivers-education/de-documents.html

Looks like they've updated the tech form recently, but everything else is the same.


p.s. Gunny's right, they've changed the website since I posted the first link.  The one
above has been corrected.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on April 23, 2013, 08:04:10 AM
cool, the link that is posted in our forum is old.
I have attached the tech form.

gunny



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on April 23, 2013, 11:32:10 AM
cool, the link that is posted in our forum is old.
I have attached the tech form.


There are a couple other forms that also have to be printed out, filled in, and brought with you.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on April 23, 2013, 02:50:16 PM
There are a couple other forms that also have to be printed out, filled in, and brought with you.

I *think* you only need the medical form if you don't already have your info in motorsportreg.com,
but I'll check on that to make sure.

Is there another form I've forgotten?


UPDATE: I checked with FSR and they confirmed you only need the medical form if you haven't
entered your medical data in motorsportreg.com .


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on April 23, 2013, 04:48:00 PM
I *think* you only need the medical form if you don't already have your info in motorsportreg.com,
but I'll check on that to make sure.

Is there another form I've forgotten?

Well, I'm not sure.... the FSR web site has tech, medical, and student & instructor eval forms, but I'm not certain that we need all of them.  But I'd planned to bring them just in case.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on April 26, 2013, 02:38:42 PM
You don't need a student eval form, unless you're planning on having a student.  :)
You'll need an instructor eval form at the end of the event, to rate your instructor.
But they'll have the forms there so you don't need to bring your own.

(Not sure why they have them on the website, unless it's for folks who forgot to
fill them out at the event and have to send them in later.)

If your med info is already in motorsportreg.com, then all you need to bring is the
completed tech inspection form.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on April 29, 2013, 05:34:51 AM
BTW you should be getting an email today from FSR telling you they've uploaded
the schedule and "info pack". 

You'll want to download both of these; the info pack is a PDF with the latest rules
& regs including what to bring and where to bring it.  The schedule tells you when.  :)

I usually bring a couple of copies of the schedule to the track, one to carry around
with me and the other to replace it when it gets crumpled and unreadable.



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on April 29, 2013, 02:17:09 PM
BTW you should be getting an email today from FSR telling you they've uploaded
the schedule and "info pack". 

You'll want to download both of these; the info pack is a PDF with the latest rules
& regs including what to bring and where to bring it.  The schedule tells you when.  :)

I usually bring a couple of copies of the schedule to the track, one to carry around
with me and the other to replace it when it gets crumpled and unreadable.



Yep, I got the same email:

The Event Information Pack, a pdf document which includes event specifics and all required forms, the event schedule and tech form have been posted in the Documents section of the FSR website, a track map and DE Student Tips are available as well.  Direct link to the DE documents is provided below:
 
http://www.fsrpca.org/drivers-education/de-documents.html
 
See you at the track!



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on May 07, 2013, 03:56:26 PM
The Pearl passed her pre-track exam!  

New oil, new brake fluid, topped off coolant.
Everything else in good shape.


(And I put the track inspection form in the glove compartment, to make *sure*
I don't forget it.)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on May 07, 2013, 07:26:43 PM
Nice
Mine passed inspection today too.
It was actually a pain in the ass to explain to some of the shops I talked to what I wanted done.
I ended up bringing my car to Morgan Murray and he checked the car out I think I just found my new shop if I need work done on one of my vehicles.

I'm really looking forward to this event.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on May 08, 2013, 09:53:35 AM
The Pearl passed her pre-track exam!  

New oil, new brake fluid, topped off coolant.
Everything else in good shape.


(And I put the track inspection form in the glove compartment, to make *sure*
I don't forget it.)


I did mine last week at a local speed shop run by a guy that does track events so he was familiar with the form.
Changed all the fluids the previous weekend.

I don't have a glove box.. so I made a scan of the document and emailed it to myself!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on May 08, 2013, 09:56:21 AM

I'm really looking forward to this event.

Gunny

Me too! Should be a blast...


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on May 09, 2013, 08:45:00 AM
So, is everyone ready for the big weekend and where is everyone staying? I'm gonna trailer the Lotus behind my RV, and stay in the RV in the North Paddock parking lot. All I need to do is pay a general camping fee of $50 and $25 for 50A electric hook up for the 3-day event. So, I'll have a full kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave etc.) and plenty of storage if anyone needs it... you can even sit in the A/C and watch satellite TV between heats!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on May 09, 2013, 03:16:14 PM
Oh yea,
this is a b-day present to myself!
Bud and I are staying at the Pit Lane rooms at the track.
Should be a very cool time with alot of people we know locally.
I can't wait.
Just going to give the new tranny a few run at the autocross to make sure its good for the event.

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on May 09, 2013, 03:29:12 PM

I'm staying at the Lodge, I think the Cheneries are too.

It would be neat if we can all set up in the paddock together.   (Even if you're staying on site,
you don't normally go all the way back to your room between sessions.)  I'm bringing an EZ-up
canopy and a table & 2 chairs, plan to set up on Thursday as soon as they let us in the paddock. 
I don't mind marking off an area for several cars if I'm early, but it can get kind of awkward if
everyone else is really late.  :P   Anybody else think they might get there Thursday afternoon?

I like being in section 1 or 2 on this map:   http://virnow.com/files/2012/04/NPaddockUtilitiesMap.jpg (http://virnow.com/files/2012/04/NPaddockUtilitiesMap.jpg)
since it's close to all the organizational action (tech, meetings, classrooms, food, bathrooms, etc).

You can leave stuff in the paddock overnight, it's pretty safe.  I wouldn't leave anything
really valuable, or that would get messed up by a little weather.  But it's an easy way to
mark your spot so you don't have to find a new one every morning.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on May 09, 2013, 04:08:09 PM
Beth
Hey what time are you heading to the track? I can follow.

let me know

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on May 09, 2013, 06:50:33 PM
I'm planning on getting there around 6:30 on Thursday.  Save me a spot if you can, one big enough for the wagon and trailer :)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on May 10, 2013, 11:17:40 AM
I'm planning to get there Thursday afternoon. The last email said the site won't open for us until 5:30, but I'm gonna try and get in a bit earlier than that.

I'm hoping to get a spot in section 5 of the map Beth posted, next to the utility site marked 84. I'm not sure I want to park the RV, trailer & car in the 1 or 2 sections as I assume they will be fairly busy and I don't want to take up too much room.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on May 10, 2013, 08:57:40 PM
I'm hoping to get a spot in section 5 of the map Beth posted, next to the utility site marked 84. I'm not sure I want to park the RV, trailer & car in the 1 or 2 sections as I assume they will be fairly busy and I don't want to take up too much room.

Actually that's a good spot too.   Let's shoot for that then.

Let's see, making a few assumptions for our so-far-silent partners it looks like we'll need space for:
1 RV
3 tow vehicles
4 trailers
6 cars

Did I miss anything?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on May 11, 2013, 05:33:54 AM
We should try and block off the left (east) end of that section, from the light post to the street. I cant really tell how big an area that is, but from google maps it looks like we should have plenty of room to fit all the cars and trailers in it.  I'll try and park the RV against the light post as that is where the electric hook up is.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on May 11, 2013, 05:42:12 AM
....I'm bringing an EZ-up canopy and a table & 2 chairs, plan to set up on Thursday as soon as they let us in the paddock. 

What I want to know is how the heck your gonna fit a suitcase, race gear, and all that stuff inside your 911???


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on May 11, 2013, 06:02:51 AM
What I want to know is how the heck your gonna fit a suitcase, race gear, and all that stuff inside your 911???

;D     https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4669169377928&l=9f42a85758 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4669169377928&l=9f42a85758)

It helps to not have a passenger.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on May 11, 2013, 06:39:02 PM

Instructor assignments have been posted, same DE Documents page.

They'll be announced at the drivers' meeting Friday morning, so it's optional
whether you print or even look at the list before you go.  I don't recognize the
names of any of our instructors (mine included) so I can't offer any insights.



Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on May 13, 2013, 04:08:19 AM

Instructor assignments have been posted, same DE Documents page.

They'll be announced at the drivers' meeting Friday morning, so it's optional
whether you print or even look at the list before you go.  I don't recognize the
names of any of our instructors (mine included) so I can't offer any insights.



My biggest concern is how big the guy is... it would be just my luck to end up with a 6 foot, 250 lb instructor that doesn't fit in my tiny car! It's not like I have a voluminous 911 that can carry me and a weekend load of gear!!!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Autox on May 13, 2013, 06:36:17 AM

Instructor assignments have been posted, same DE Documents page.

They'll be announced at the drivers' meeting Friday morning, so it's optional
whether you print or even look at the list before you go.  I don't recognize the
names of any of our instructors (mine included) so I can't offer any insights.



Guess you would just have to do you instruction time in the RV.  He should fit in that.
My biggest concern is how big the guy is... it would be just my luck to end up with a 6 foot, 250 lb instructor that doesn't fit in my tiny car! It's not like I have a voluminous 911 that can carry me and a weekend load of gear!!!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on May 13, 2013, 07:13:43 PM
Well, my car is back running again after breaking an axle Friday.  Thankfully, an Advance Auto by my house had a set of RSX axles (only $125!) that I could use after swapping the inner CV joints.  Fingers crossed that nothing breaks this weekend, though I did buy a much much more expensive set of axles to bring along in case they do.

Still planning on getting down there ~6:30 on Thursday if I can get out of work at a reasonable time.  I'll look for you guys, though I may decide to sleep somewhere else if that light is too bright.  Good thing my hotel room has wheels!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on May 13, 2013, 07:48:48 PM
My biggest concern is how big the guy is... it would be just my luck to end up with a 6 foot, 250 lb instructor that doesn't fit in my tiny car! It's not like I have a voluminous 911 that can carry me and a weekend load of gear!!!

Guess you would just have to do you instruction time in the RV.  He should fit in that.

For the record - the organizers make a good effort to match up instructors with students, based on car & experience.
It's not a perfect system but it usually works out okay.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on May 14, 2013, 03:40:12 AM
So, I'm looking at the map and is appears that there are two ways to get to VIR from Route 360...
The first is to take Rt 119 (Calvary Rd), the 2nd is to take Rt 62 (Milton Hwy).
Anyone have a recommendation which is the more RV friendly route? Which way would a tractor/trailer go?


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on May 14, 2013, 05:48:41 AM
I've never looked at it from an RV perspective, but I think that turn from Broad St (i.e. the Milton route) onto Race Track Rd might be a bit tricky in a long vehicle.  Based only on that, I'd lean toward the Calvary route.  Check it out with Google street view and see what you think.

The only downside to taking Calvary is that there isn't much on 360/58 where you turn off, if you want to shop or gas up before getting to the track you have to get closer to Danville.  (There are gas pumps at the track but they definitely charge you for the convenience!)


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on May 14, 2013, 06:52:12 AM
We've pulled Paul's 3 car trailer down Calvary Rd without issue.  I also think that way is shorter.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on May 14, 2013, 04:36:35 PM
Still planning on getting down there ~6:30 on Thursday if I can get out of work at a reasonable time.  I'll look for you guys, though I may decide to sleep somewhere else if that light is too bright.  Good thing my hotel room has wheels!

I was thinking we could eat at the Oak Tree Tavern Thursday night.  It's not exactly
cheap, but it is convenient, and it's a fun way to begin the weekend.  They have nice
tables with chairs and menus or we can just eat in the bar.

Also Friday night is the (now 'unofficial' but no less happening) FSR cookout. 
They ask for a $5 donation to help recoup costs but that's it.  All you can eat.
BYOBevg... and if you can think of something to bring down with you that will
still be in good condition by Friday night, contributions are welcome.

Then, depending on how picky you are about food freshness, you can probably
snag more burgers / hot dogs Saturday night as they grill up the leftovers.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: jloehlein on May 14, 2013, 06:05:41 PM
Don't wait for me for dinner, I'll probably eat on the way down.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on May 14, 2013, 07:27:18 PM
I'm in for dinner!

gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: Marc on May 15, 2013, 07:28:44 AM
I'm in as well... as long as I can wear jeans!


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: bud murray on May 15, 2013, 06:51:52 PM
Me 2


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on May 18, 2013, 06:35:43 PM

Quick search brought up 3 vendors online that sell VIR outlines.
(several configurations and sizes)

http://www.trackgraphic.com/store/products-se.aspx
http://www.trackdecal.com/prod/tracks.html
http://www.ihatestickers.com/motorsports-track-maps-c-2_11


Also found some cool info pages about VIR:  
  http://www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/VA/VIR.html
  http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Virginia_International_Raceway   (incl. typical GPS telemetry)
  http://blog.axisofoversteer.com/2012/09/VIRtrackguide.html  ("How to drive FASTER: V.I.R.")


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: gunny on May 19, 2013, 07:22:35 PM
What a great time! It took a while to get smooth on the throttle! (AutoX habits are hard to break) Once I did though I got pretty fast.
Fun times, will post a video soon, I'm trying to get data and video put together for my fast laps. Did a 2:24 in my last session today. We think its a pretty good street tire time for my car.

Good times, fun people and a cool track!

Thanks to Bud, Justin, Beth, Marc, Audie and Jeff for a fun time!

Gunny


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on June 17, 2013, 12:05:50 PM
Just thought I'd mention, registration for the fall First Settlers' PCA DE opens June 24!

Saturday Sept 21 through Monday Sept 23.  Two days on the South Course and then
Monday will be on the Full Course.

ALSO... Rezoom Motorsports has VIR's Full Course on Friday Sept 20.  Make a four-day
weekend of it if you dare.

All registrations are (or will be) on motorsportreg.com as before.


Title: Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR
Post by: whiteryder on August 12, 2013, 03:17:31 PM
Those of you who did this event in May, the company that did the photos just announced
that their online gallery of those pics will close tomorrow (Tues Aug 13).

Scroll back up in this thread for links to a few of them, I think you can navigate from there
to the whole gallery.  Or you can just go to their home page and follow the links to the
First Settler's Region PCA gallery.

Or maybe this link will work:
http://store.fandsenterprises.com/index.php?do=photocart&viewGallery=12466#page=1