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‘Unkefer Dash’ Full of Sweaty, Rainy Racing at VIR with NASA Mid-Atlantic

My last weekend at Virginia International Raceway was eventful, to say the least. NASA Mid-Atlantic’s annual HyperFest saw record crowds, I turned faster laps than ever, and my friend Tom substantially reshaped his Subaru WRX. I was eager to get back to “Heaven on Earth” despite the predicted high temperature of 96° both days. Saturday …

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BMW E36 M3 racing Pitt Race

Pitt Race with NASA Great Lakes: Beating the Heat

No, I’m not here to talk about a crossover with four wheels. Not yet, anyway. The Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions of the National Auto Sport Association put their heads and promotional skills together to create a “crossover” event between the two regions, at Pitt Race, west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Some of the Mid-Atlantic GTS2 …

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1997 BMW E36 M3 racing at VIR

Hyped Up: Three Days at VIR for NASA Mid-Atlantic’s HyperFest

Years ago, NASA Mid-Atlantic director Chris Cobetto wanted to bring the throngs of people typically seen spectating at pro racing events to the amateur level. And so, 18 years ago, HyperFest was born. Combining a typical NASA weekend of road racing, time trial, and HPDE with spectator-friendly activities (drifting, off-roading, ride-alongs, helicopter tours, and live …

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E36 M3 racing at VIR

Chasing Time at Virginia International Raceway: NASA Mid-Atlantic’s Season Opener

The lead up to most “season opener” race weekends has seen me thrashing to get that one final something done on the M3. This year, however, I just hooked my trailer to my loaner truck (Ford still has mine) and stopped by FlimFlamSpeed in Richmond, VA on my way to VIR. Kevin has had my …

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‘Off-Season Prep’ With the Racecar Elsewhere Leads to Spinning and Sweating

The paddock at VIRginia International Raceway is large – large enough that many racers bring golf carts or bicycles to get around throughout the weekend. One day, years ago, I found myself sprinting from the false grid to the classroom and realized a few things while doing so. First, get a bike. Second, man I …

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