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Any east coasters going to go to this event? The one 1.5 yrs ago in SoCal was crazy. Highly recommended. There is a SIM race with ride alongs at race speeds, a pro time attack, time attack in your own car vs Tarzan, drift expo, oh...and a grand am race.

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If you come, come by the Spoon pit. I'll be driving one of thier DC5s or the Euro Accord in the Sim race and time attack.

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Yeah. there have been 2 branded this way in the US in the last 2 years.

the first one was at California speedway almost 2 years ago. They had a demo race of JGTC cars as well as one of the first large draw time attacks and a D1 expo. Lots of booths, etc.

The last one was this spring at PIR in AZ. A more similar set up to the one happening at VIR. Its a real cool mix of JDM race/time attack cars, Grand Am cup cars, and an all around zoo. The draw in SoCal was significantly larger than expected. I'm curious to see what the draw will be in rural Virginia. Its only 1 hour from the Triangle in NC (my old home town) so I assume there will be a good turn out.

And for those of you who haven't been to VIR, it is IMO the nicest all around race track in the US. Extremely fun to drive, lots of places to watch from, lots of grass, places to camp, etc.

I am SOOO stoked to be going to this. It was an unexpected invitation for me. I frankily didn't think I was fast enough to be considered. I'm really excited. I'll have to figure out how to look bored like the "real" pro drivers. I'll be embarassing my Japanese hosts as I'll be the only guy in thier driving suit trying to get more pictures of things than people are taking of thier pit box. :D

There is a Mazda car show and you can enter your car in the Tarzan "my car challenge". Come on out! I'd like to see some of the east coast cars come out.

I also just discovered that the Mine's skyline will be in the US and in the care of Spoon USA at this point. I also believe the Sun Evo will be there. tons of super sick cars.

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i was supposed to shoot he Phoenix event, but my day job decided to kill me that weekend. I am thinking not telling work to go to hell was a mistake.

I mayb etry to get back to this event to shoot it, i have always wanted to go to VIR.
 

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Wow. Found out about this yesterday when I dropped by virclub.com to see what's coming up and DIDN'T expect to see anything this good.

This is a fantastic track to visit, drive, spectate, whatever. Great layout with tree-lined backdrop for all your racing photos, nice elevation changes, just cool as hell.

Will definitely make a weekend out of this one.
 

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Yea i went to the one in California when it was out here and i would HIGHLY recommend going if you can make it. Was soo much fun. You could literally go up and touch all the JGTC cars. I even picked up a wheel from one of the NSXs and it weighed probably about 30 lbs with tire. amazing as these are something like 19-20 in. and about 9 in. wide. There was also lots of D1 cars there that were cool to see and they had a neat drift battle at night that really got the crowd going. one thing that really disappointed me was how much interest there was in the drifting compared to the jgtc races (they had 3 i think, 2 short ones and one long one). I really thought that was the cool part and i am sure that is why you see many more drift events here than these Super GT exibitions. Kind of ashame especially because when i was there i heard talk of making a race in the US as part of the series. Anyway, if you live anywhere near there you need to go.
 

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Kyle, I'm going! I'd be happy to come get you if you can't find a rid. In fact I may do the time attack.
 

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This sounds like a good time. Kyle, if my GF wont go I could pick you up. That would probably be easier than Chris driving up from newport news. I will find out what our situation is for that weekend.

Actually we could take the tC instead of the roadster if necessary. :shock:
 

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Oh hell yes, I've been looking for an excuse to go VIR again, only ~2.5 hour drive.

Mini CR.net meet :lol:
 

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Ok kyle, you got a ride.

Its about 4+hrs from here but Ive never been there so what the hell. Its a good weekend to go.

so are the rest of you guys camping there or just going for a day?
 

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Boogie Van,

I'm still going and I will be caming there from Friday night until Sunday. I'll be bringing my 7 person tent for this event, you are both more than welcome to stay with me. PM me for more details and contact info. I'm looking at leaving right after work on Friday.

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So, if youre camping, can you bring in a cooler chock full of food and beer for the weekend?

I may even bring down the van for this, that thing is gonna be ready for some camping this weekend. Im insulating and putting up temporary walls tonight and tomorrow.
 

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I can bring a cooler with some stuff in it. To be honest I was thinknig about doing the extra $65 for the 6 VIP Meals. But we'll still need beer! So Kyle are you going to ride with boogie? Cause I may ask my friend Jolene to come alone with me....
 

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URGENT!!!!! Anyone who is SERIOUS about attending this event, please PM ASAP. I may have a great opportunity for us. I cannot discuss it in a public forum. But if you are going to the race for more than one day, please contact me.
 
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