As Summer fades and the racing season begins to wind down, SVRA draws us to Southern Virginia and Virginia International Raceway (VIR) for the annual Heacock Gold Cup. Here Mike Fisher, top, sweeps under the vehicle bridge in his ex-Derek Bell Speedvision Cup Audi S4.
Peter Dunn exits Turn 11 in his Morgan, above, chasing the other Group 3 runners down the back straight. This gives you a better feel for VIR with its meticulously manicured building and grounds. The 3.27-mile circuit never stops moving whether it’s up and down or side to side, mixing high and low speed sections.
driven by Kurt’s father, Dale.
Cars are divided into three classes. Jason Berkeley’s Corvette waits to be teched behind
Tommy Kendall’s Challenger.
Words & photos: M.M. “Mike” Matune, Jr.
For more information, please visit:
Virginia International Raceway (VIR): http://virnow.com/
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA): http://www.svra.com/
Trans-Am racing: http://www.gotransam.com/
Heacock Classic Insurance: http://www.heacockclassic.com/