Mike Matune, our man in the field, blogs about another great vintage racing event
in Southern Virginia.
VRG and VDCA combined for an early season event at Virginia International Raceway. Despite early threats of intense weather, the event ran under clear skies. The organizers somehow managed to hold the rain off until evening and the racing was over, neat trick! Here the Group 3 field, top, moves out of “Oak Tree” and stretches all the way down the back straight. Noted author Tom Cotter (Holman Moody, The Cobra in the Barn and 50 Shades Of Rust) and friend of CGC editor, turned up at VIR with a Corvette. Normally associated with the Blue Oval and Shelby Cobras, Tom’s Sting Ray sports SAAC stickers front and rear. His Corvette has been a racecar for almost its entire life. Tom, above, signals his intentions to pit on Turn 17.
Photos: M.M. “Mike” Matune, Jr.
Thanks to Amber Noya and to Connie Nyholm and her entire staff at VIR for their hospitality. For more information, please visit: http://www.vrgonline.org/ http://www.vintagedrive.com/