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Spectating at VIR, 2013

May 13, 2013 by Matt

By the start / finish line.

My son and I made our annual trek to the Double SARRC / Double MARRS club race Saturday morning. As in years past, it was a great event, featuring many classes of racing around Virginia International Raceway (VIR)’s full course.

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Qualifying session underway as we arrived:

Qualifying session underway as we arrived.

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The last quali session of the morning all ready to go on the False Grid:

The last quali session of the morning all ready to go on the False Grid.

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I have no idea what these were:

Have no idea what these were.

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Beautiful Datsun 510 in BRE colors:

Beautiful Datsun 510 in BRE colors.

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More interested in the trees than the cars… So it goes.

More interested in the trees than the cars...

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After the qualifying sessions of the morning, the first actual race of the day lined up:

First actual race of the day lining up.

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Rolling start with the pace car out front…

Rolling start with the pace car out front...

Recovering from an “off:”

Recovering from an "off."

Coming down the Rollercoaster:

Coming down the Rollercoaster.

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In the pits:

In the pits.

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Parade laps over lunch. Coming down the front straight…

Parade laps over lunch.  Coming down the front straight...

…and about to go up the Climbing Esses.

...and about to go up the Climbing Esses.

Rossion Q1 (re-bodied Noble M400) for sale parked next to our car:

Noble for sale parked next to our car.

Filed under: Events, Racing

2 Comments

  1. John D says:

    The Rossion looks like what would happen if a Porsche Boxster and Lotus Exige got together and had a baby…

    Great pics! Love the Datsun #44. Very cool.

    • Matt says:

      Thanks John! It was a good time. I took lots of Z and Datsun pics to show the local Z club guys at the next meet.

      The Rossion was cool-looking, but still had that track/kit car vibe… Rear-mount radiator/IC and associated fans were visible through an opening between the taillights; pretty neat.

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