The DMS South Grand Prix of VIRginia International Raceway, June 5th-June 7th, Rounds 5 and 6 of the NARRA USGT, USPC, and Whelen TT Championships showcased some great racing as well as the return of wmtontheair.com the Viper Days Performance Drivers Education. The weekend was capped off with a new TT1 VIR lap record being laid down by Rick MacPherson guided by driver coach, Derek Eastty, the return to the top of the podium for Mike Hartley, and the crowning of our USPC Champion for 2015. This amazing weekend was capped of by the return to the track by the one and only Sonny Whelen. Both Skip Thomas and cheap india generic viagra Whelen were honored with a banquet including a roast of Thomas and an entertaining live auction for Whelen’s Team Fox Foundation benefiting Parkinson’s disease research.
Jim Booth took the Iron Man award from the weekend racing in both is Ferrari 458 and his Radical SR8, however Chuck Quinton may have had seat time in the greatest number of cockpits sharing time between his 360 Challenge, Ferrari 458, and two Radicals. It was an honor to see Sonny Whelen take the viagra prescription opportunity to wmtontheair.com get in the driver’s seat and go wheel to wheel with the USGT Class on Saturday. The final highlight of the weekend was seeing some of our Viper Days 2.0 PDE class take entry in the Whelen Time Trial class to test their newly learned skills!
On Saturday, the GT class took to this scenic track under threat of rain but the sun triumphed all day. Fast laps were achieved in GT1 by Frank Lussier in the his NFS Autosport Dodge Viper Comp Coupe (1:55.478), GT2 by Victor Caldarelli Jr. in the 93 Lintz Collision Viper GTS (2:01.372), GT3 by Zach Davis in his Smgear.com Corvette Z06 (2:06.685), and GTU by Jim Stout in the Viper Comp Coupe (1:55.668). An early yellow flag regrouped the field early and what ensued an exciting restart. Russ Oasis dove inside on turn one raising the hair of order viagra canada all involved on the restart. Stout, even while adapting to a new car was able to mount a chase after Lussier taking the GTU and overall win. Hartley suffering from power steering issues fell to the back of the field but still finished third in class. Saturday’s race concluded with the difference in first and second being 0.376 and third through sixth being less than five seconds.
Saturday’s PC class saw a very tight start with cars stringing out over a 16 lap race but coming together for one of the most exciting wins of the weekend. Naris Nilubol and Bob Wheless saw engine troubles leaving them in pit lane to watching the how to get cialis no prescription field battle it out. Chuck Quinton made a strong showing in PR3 with a rented Radical SR3 turning a 1:57.911 for first in class. However Jim Garrett made a thrilling last lap charge after Jim Booth to canadian healthcare take the overall race win and first in PR1.
Rick MacPherson in his TopSpeed Motorsports Nissan GTR won the Whelen Time Trials, on Saturday with a fast lap of 1:53.939 in session 4, also good for the TT1 class win. Rick managed to best every one in the TT field but would continue looking for more speed on Sunday. Leland Blanding piloted his Chevy NASCAR Sprint COT around the track with impressive skill as the rear end seemed to want to step out at every corner turning a fast lap of 1:59.960 in session 1 good for the TTU win. Bruce Chapman saw some demons from Watkins Glen return in the form of mechanical issues but not before completing a 2:22.915 lap in session 1 for the TT2 win in his Subaru STi.
The post-race social time that the NARRA drivers and crew have become accustomed to continued on Saturday night as the group came together for a banquet and purchase cialis in china the comical roast of Viper Days legend, Skip Thomas. An auction was also held to benefit Team Fox with Sonny Whelen. Oasis MCed the evening, welcoming the likes of Stout, Louden, John Archer and even Whelen himself to the podium for some words. Each shared a story or memory of i recommend skip that entertained the crowd and turned the viagra low price roastee beet-faced with dismay, laughter, and emotion. Thomas then had his revenge on the crowd by taking the auction live putting up donations from the racers and attendees for bid. Some great items were auctioned off to the crowd (some willing, some not so willing) and a after an emotional video from Whelen on the impact of Parkinson’s on his life, almost $3000 was raised for charity.
Sunday saw the continuation of the improbable sun and heat making for a perfect race day. The Prototype class drivers took to the track for the last chance at the overall USPC series wins. Quinton would take to his second Radical SR8 pulling out a second place finish in PRU, but not after some thrilling moments with Booth in turn one through the first 5 laps. Quinton would exit early with a mechanical issue leaving the class win to Booth in PRU. Naris Nilubol would suffer the same fate as Quinton sacrificing his second engine of the weekend as the heat grew but turning a 1:55.581 for second in PR1 but scoring enough points for second in the over USPC Championship Series. Jim Garrett would complete 15 laps with a fast lap of 1:50.164 for the over all class win, PR1 win, and eventually seal the deal for Garret USPC Championship Series Win for 2015.
Sunday’s USGT race was exciting from the moment that the green flag dropped. As Hartley and Lussier approached the line and the green dropped, Lussier jumped on the gas a touch too hard, spinning the online viagra prescriptions tires and look there giving the advantage to Hartley. Lussier would keep Hartely within eyesight but never managing get to the bumper to make a move. Hartley would not surrender and inch managing to turn the fastest GT lap of the weekend with a 1:52.709. Stout would continue his great weekend in the new car reeling off a 1:55.453 for third in GTU. Booth continued his Iron Man weekend by posting a 1:56.314 and the win in GT1. Davis would repeat his Saturday victory with a win in GT3 on Sunday and Caldarelli would do the same in GT2.
During the Whelen Time Trials on Sunday, MacPherson delivered what he was looking for on Saturday. Conditions seemed just right for him and his driver coach, Derek Eastty to set the GTR up for the best TT lap of the weekend. His lap of 1:53.773 would be good enough for the TT1 win for the day, Time Trial overall for the weekend, and most impressively, a NARRA Whelen TT1 VIR track record! Husband and wife duo of Richard Sewell and Beth Sewell would round out TT1 in their Dodge Vipers. Paul Koczkur in a Dodge Viper SRT10 with a 2:39.807 would champion TT2. The Saturday TT3 class introduced a new driver to competition. Justin Price in his Porsche 911 GTS would step up and take the leap from Viper Days 2.0 PDE to TT posting a 2:16.611 and a win for the class. Blanding was able to rectify the handling issues in the NASCAR through a track bar adjustment enabling him to take TTU with a 1:59.389.
Racing in the NARRA USGT and Whelen TT classes continues at the formidable Mid-Ohio Race Course over the weekend of July 3rd through the 5th. Mid-Ohio is the second stop for the Great Lakes Cup and will likely see the http://wmtontheair.com/purchase-viagra-no-prescription-required return of Brian Faessler to Whelen Time Trials to challenge MacPherson. Mid-Ohio will provide our GT racers with a 2.25-mile, 13-turn circuit and viagra 100 mg price a great platform to see if Hartley can continue his winning way, Stout can master his new vehicle, or if Louden, Lussier, Oasis make a run to the top. Be sure to log on to www.narraonline.com soon for registration and to make travel plans!