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“If You Need a Straight, Make a Straight” – Unkefer Memorial at VIR

The late Chief of Instruction, Dan Unkefer, had a saying he’d frequently utter to his HPDE students in the classroom. “If you need a straight, make a straight.” We lost Dan a few years ago, but our August event at VIR is named in his memory. All of us who have ended up with racing …

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Guest Video: Chasing Down a Mustang and a Porsche at NCCAR

We always love seeing what others are doing with their weekends in motorsport! Jake’s friend Aaron spent a few days turning money into noise and horsepower at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR). Aaron is a member of the Greater Washington Section of the Mercedes Benz Club of America, and a sister region …

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NASA Mid-Atlantic “June Joust” at Summit Point

It’s officially summertime and the weather at Summit Point was a constant reminder. It was H-O-T all weekend. Saturday’s qualifying was cut very short by a Spec E46 who dropped a wheel around T8ish, spun and stuffed it nose-first into the tires on driver’s right. The car looked mostly fixable but the track was put under full-course …

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Hyperfest 2017 at VIR

Hyperfest is one of my favorite events of the year, and this year was no different. I was excited to be back at VIR with full aero and the upgraded differential, plus I had my parents, some family friends, and friends from DC all coming to watch the racing on Saturday.