Dodge Viper Cup | Virginia International Raceway | Race 1, Part 1
The inaugural Dodge Viper Cup race was held on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at
Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Part one of three.
For the latest Viper Cub series standings, schedules, driver bios and more,
Patrick Long racing at Chuckwalla in vintage Porsche 2.5L 911ST spec race car
Here is yet another very cool/lucky experience for me. Patrick Long called
me asking if I was going to our (VARA/HSR) season ending race. His good
friends race with me, and he was thinking about coming out to visit again.
He raced this car about 4 years ago in a 2 hour enduro with me (that video
is uploaded here also). He wanted more seat time in this vintage 911 after
seeing it at Rennsport IV.
Car: 2.5L short stroke motor. 207 rear wheel HP. Stock brakes with racing
pads, No wing or any aerodynamics. All torsion bars, no coil overs. The car
is basically raced as it was in the very early 70's. This is vintage
racing, not "Parade laps" racing.
In the video, Patrick goes all out for the first 3 and 1/2 laps, then
decides to start dicing it up/having fun with our mutual friend. The Datsun
Z driver-Wayne is no slouch, he is great competition for me.
The whole weekend Patrick was giving us great tips. I learned alot, and so
did everyone else in our Pit.
A big thanks to Patrick for all the great advice.
Virginia International Raceway - 1998 before renovation
Don Sanders driving and narrating (also with VIR co-developer Connie
Nyholm) - renovation was just starting - some trees had been cut down. One
lap starting at the crossover bridge. See http://www.virhistory.com for
more old VIR photos and history.