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After Taking an Integra to the Driver’s Side, My Racecar is More Broken Than We Thought

Last month, my friend Taylor was working his way through competition school at Virginia International Raceway. His green BMW 325i was suffering from severe power loss, and to finish out his day and pass the school, I tossed him the keys to my purple E36 BMW M3. He took the M3 out for the final …

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My 2020 Racing Season Was Short, but Ended in a Championship Win

The last time I wrote about a race weekend, I’d returned home from Virginia International Raceway with a broken car that had questionable stopping power. Even though my mechanic was able to put the car back together with ease, I didn’t have much faith in the brakes as the car simply didn’t want to stop …

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“Fall Finish Line” at Summit Point and Year-End Results

As the seasons (and clocks) changed in early November, those of us vying for one final race weekend met up at Summit Point Motorsports Park. NASA Mid-Atlantic hosts their final “finish line” event of every season at Summit Point. Weather was cold but the racing was still hot, as multiple race classes had season championships …

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Consistent Speed: Oktoberfast at VIR with NASA Mid-Atlantic

NASA Mid-Atlantic recently took over the north paddock at Virginia International Raceway for one of our most anticipated events of the season – Oktoberfast. It always seems to be “horsepower weather” at VIR in October, and we get drivers joining us from regions north and south as a result. This time last year, I wrote about …

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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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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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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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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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