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Corsa Performance Exhaust named as title sponsor of NARRA Watkins Glen International Grand Prix

 

The North American Road Racing Association is pleased to announce that Corsa Performance Exhausts has returned as a sponsor for the 2015 season. In recognition of their continued support of the NARRA organization, they have been named the title sponsor of the Watkins Glen International event, May 10-12.

 

 

Corsa Performance Exhaust manufactures exhaust systems w/ patented "No-Drone" Reflective Sound Cancellation (RSC®) technology & air intakes w/ PowerCore® filtration for the best performance & driving experience. Located in the city of Berea, Ohio, Corsa has applications for your Corvette, Viper, Camaro, Challenger, Mustang, Subaru, BMW and many more. They also have many SUV and truck applications so you can improve the performance of your tow vehicle!

 

 

“It goes without saying that we appreciate everything Corsa has done for NARRA over the past few seasons. We are very happy to have them back on board with us for 2015. This is a fantastic product that drivers can use on both, a dedicated race car, or on their street car” commented NARRA General Manager Aaron Hmel.

 

 

The Corsa Grand Prix of Watkins Glen will be rounds 3 and 4 of the US GT Championship, US Prototype Championship, and Whelen US Time Trial Championship. Racing fans and car fans alike have the opportunity to see the high horsepower GT cars like the Dodge Viper and Chevrolet Corvette of NARRA, along with the open wheel cars of the Formula Championship Series at Watkins Glen International.

 

 

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Viper High Performance Driving School at VIR

VIPER DAYS 2.0

Learn how to handle your Viper in a safe and friendly environment. Join us for Viper Days 2.0, an introduction to high performance Viper driving at the famed Virginia International Raceway on June 6-7. NARRA is bringing back the legendary Skip Thomas, creator of Viper Days, the original Viper High Performance Driving School. VIR is a world-renowned track, located near Danville, VA, and is a fun, safe, and scenic track with awesome facilities. The magazines all test at VIR and you'll see why. Experience this world-class track, situated on hundreds of acres of woods, with log cabin hotel rooms right along the track!

 

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION

The formula is simple. Classroom training on how to develop your high performance driving skills, taught by Skip Thomas himself, combined with on-track instruction by professional drivers, so you can hone your skills. All mixed with the friendship and camaraderie of fellow Viper owners.

Safe distances will be maintained between cars to keep you and your Viper safe. In between your track sessions, you'll debrief and discuss your experience with Skip Thomas and other racing professionals, who will provide feedback on your technique.

 

PARTY AFTER THE TRACK

Saturday evening, join fellow Viper Days students and NARRA racers for a banquet at VIR's legendary banquet hall, to honor Skip Thomas and Viper Days. There will be special guest speakers (TBA), and one lucky student will go home with a brand new set of Pirelli tires for their snake. (Must be a Viper owner and present to win.)

 

ALL VIPERS

What makes this driving school special is that this is an all-Viper event. You're surrounded by Vipers and Viper owners, as well as instructors who know how to drive Vipers! This event is open to all Viper owners and their guests. Don't miss this great opportunity to develop your Viper driving skills at a world-class track, all for an affordable price and in a safe environment.  Bring a Guest to share in the fun! F&S Photography will be on hand to capture your car on the track. Photos will be available for purchase.

 

PACKAGES

Choose from a 1-day or 2-day driver package.  Drivers can share the fun by purchasing guest packages and banquet spots.  Or if you're a Viper owner and want to be part of the fun, but don't want to take your Viper on the track, just sign up as a Guest.  We'll even have Viper corral parking for you.

WEEKEND DRIVER (2-days) - $495*

  • Entry to VIR
  • Viper parking in paddock
  • Classroom training with Skip Thomas (mandatory)
  • 3 track modules each day with professional instruction
  • Parade lap at lunch (passengers allowed)
  • Thrill rides with professional drivers (time permitting)
  • Viewing of Viper races
  • Certificate of completion of High Performance Driving School**
  • Saturday night banquet included
  • Entry to VIR
  • Viper parking in paddock
  • Classroom training with Skip Thomas (mandatory)
  • 3 track modules with professional instruction
  • Parade lap at lunch (passengers allowed)
  • Thrill rides with professional drivers (time permitting)
  • Viewing of Viper races
  • Entry to VIR
  • Viper corral parking
  • Viewing of Viper races and driving school
  • Classroom training with Skip Thomas (optional)
  • Thrill rides with professional drivers (time permitting)

** Certificate may entitle you to a future discount on your insurance. Check with your carrier.

1-DAY DRIVER (Saturday only) - $395* 

* Prices increase by $100 after May 1st.

GUEST PACKAGE - $35

SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET - $50 (Included with Weekend Driver)

  • Dinner in VIR's legendary banquet hall
  • Special Viper guest speakers including Skip Thomas
  • DRIVERS are eligible for drawing for a free set of brand new Pirelli Viper tires. Must be present to win.

 

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW!
  

Reserve your room at one of the VIR-owned hotels on the grounds for the special rates starting at $140/night. First come, first served, so please make your reservations early. For hotel rooms, call (434) 822-7700 and tell them you are with the Viper Group. Overflow rooms are available in Danville, VA, a short drive from the track (Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, etc).

 

SPONSORS

Pirelli Tires

Pirelli is the OE supplier for the Gen V Viper and is generously donating a set of Viper tires as a door prize. (Fits Gen III/IV/V).  Must be a registered driver and present at dinner to win.

 

 TECH INSPECTIONS

Tech inspections are required to be completed by you or your mechanic prior to arriving at the track. If you do not turn in a signed tech inspection sheet or your vehicle does not pass, you will not be able to run. Click here to download the tech inspection form and USPDE rules here. The forms can be found under the US Performance Driver SOLO heading. The rule book includes helpful tips and information to make your event more enjoyable.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Helmets (SA 2005 or newer)

Long sleeve cotton shirts

Long pants

Closed-toed shoes

See USPDE rule book for additional requirements/recommendations

 

TRACK INSURANCE

Supplemental track insurance is available to all attendees from two sources listed below. While this is a Driver's Education event, some insurance companies will not cover your car if it is on a track. On-track insurance is great for peace of mind, and lets you enjoy the event more knowing your snake is covered.     

On Track Insurance: http://www.ontrackinsurance.com or call Steven Katz at (845) 638-0505.

Lockton Motorsports provides specific coverage for our 2 day event.  You can get pricing by going to their website  http://locktonmotorsports.com or call Fredrick at (913) 652-7529

 

MORE INFORMATION

This event is managed by the North American Road Racing Association. Please contact Lucie Yeakel at Lucie@narraonline.com or 817 829-4893.

 

SIGN UP NOW!

This event will be held, rain or shine, hot or cold, and guaranteed to ROCK!  This is a great opportunity for Viper owners/drivers to learn how to handle their snake.  Sign up before May 1st to receive the early-bird discount pricing!

To register for this event, call Lucie Yeakel at (817) 829-4893.

 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: I've done some track events before, but would like to run VIR.  Is there an intermediate run group?

A: Skip Thomas will assess your driving skills, and cars will be divided into two groups, beginners and experienced drivers. The track is 3.27 miles long, so there will be no trouble keeping the groups separated. If you are beyond these levels, you may be signed off to drive in the TT group. ($50 transponder rental fee required to upgrade to TT class.)

 

Q: I'd like my wife/child to attend this school. They've never done a track event before. Is this good for first-timers? 

A: Yes! This is the ideal venue for first timers. The track is safe and beginners will be closely supervised by Skip Thomas and other experienced instructors.

 

Q: Is there a minimum age limit?

A: No, but you must be a licensed driver to sign up as a student.

 

Q: Can I run on Sunday only? (Even if I pay for both days?) 

A: No, because of the training you will be receiving both on and off the track, you must be there on Saturday in order to drive on Sunday. No exceptions to this rule.

 

Q: Can I share my car with another driver?

A: Yes, but both drivers must pay the full amount. Both drivers will share the same run group, so you will have less on-track time by doing this.

 

Q: Can I do the school on Saturday and let my guest do it on Sunday?

A: No, the on-track training you are going to receive on Saturday is a prerequisite to driving on Sunday. Only those who register as "Drivers" can drive and you both must attend and drive on Saturday in order for either of you to drive the track on Sunday

 

Q: May I bring a different car?

A: Yes, but remember that the purpose of Viper Days is to explore the abilities of your snake. Other cars must be similar GT sports cars.

 

Q: Do I need a rollbar for my RT/10?

A: No, as long as your head is below the sport bar with your helmet on. If it is above, you will need the top installed.

 

Q: Do I need a rollbar for my SRT-10 convertible?

A: No, but you must run with your top up.

 

Q: What's the cancellation policy? 

A: You may cancel up until May 1st with a $100 penalty. After May 1st, there is no cancellation due to the arrangements that are made in advance at the track.

 

Q: When should I plan to arrive? 

A: If you are coming from out of the area, it would be wise to arrive on Friday night to be ready for 7AM registration Saturday morning. If you live closer, you should be at the track by 7AM Saturday morning. (Everyone is invited to the cocktail party Friday night).

 

Q: When will we be finished on Sunday?

A: 6:30PM

 

Q: I thought NARRA was a race series. Is this a race?

A: While NARRA will be racing during the weekend, this portion is not a race. It's driver education with Viper Days, the pre-eminent Viper driver education series in America. NARRA wants all Viper drivers to be able to handle their cars safely.

 

Q: May I take passengers?

A: Only during the pace-car parade laps at lunch. # of passengers is limited to the number of seatbelts in the car.

 

Q: What prep do I need for my car?

A: Please see the tech sheet for details. We recommend fresh brake fluid to prevent boil-overs, fresh brake pads, and fresh tires (less than 3 years old).

 

Q: What else should I bring?

A: A folding chair, sunscreen, a hat, water, notepad and pen, rain gear, extra change of clothes. Be prepared to spend the day at the track. A more complete list of helpful items can be found in the USPDE Rules on the website.

 

Q: Can I use Go-pro cameras on/in my car?

A: Yes. Please make sure they are securely attached and tethered to a fixed point on the vehicle in case they separate from the mount.

 

Q: Is this just an open track day? What can I expect to learn from attending this school?

A: This is not an open track day. You will learn how and why your car handles the way it does and how to control it under various circumstances. You'll learn the basics of racing and defensive driving, and will have multiple sessions on the track each day in which to practice what you've learned. If you're good enough or experienced enough, you'll able to begin to find your car's limits in a safe environment.

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The ViperExchange Grand Prix of Road Atlanta, April 10-12, featured some great racing through varying weather conditions throughout the weekend. With Ben Keating featuring a shake down of the Le Mans car and resurrecting his Comp Coupe Viper number 33, the weekend of great racing also featured some great entertainment. Frank Lucier captured the weekend in GT, while Tom Drewer showed strong in the first ever Prototype championship within NARRA, and Mansen Way charged hard all weekend in the Whelen Time Trial class. 

 

 

The weekend started with some damp conditions on Friday. This rain did not dampen spirits, however. Racers, crew, and family gathered at Paddy’s pub at the Chateau Elan to celebrate the kick off of the 2015 North American Road Racing Association US GT, US PC, and Whelen US TT Championships. The gathering was lively with a chance to meet new NARRA staff additions as well as the guest race director, historied race driver, Dorsey Shroeder.

 

 

Keating set a fast pace early in race number one however, his day came to an early close when an oil line would be severed causing him to come into pits, not before laying down a bit of oil. This slick would come to bite a few drivers approaching turn 12 before the start/finish line. Jim Stout had two spectacular spins coming down the hill as well as Robert Pawloski in his CASCAR Monte Carlo.

 

 

This challenge did not prevent either from getting back out there and attacking the course. Fast laps on Saturday were achieved by Frank Lussier with a 1:28.931 in the Lussier Racing Dodge Viper Comp Coupe in the GT1 class, Chuck Quinton in the RoatarySwing.com 360 Challenge Ferrari in GT2, Zach Davis in the Simworks Z06 Chevy Corvette in GT3, and Michael Hartely in his newly debuted Dodge Viper Comp Coupe in GTU. Unfortunately Mike’s weekend would come to an unfortunate end when, due to a mechanical failure, he moved to the side of the track, dropped two wheels, and ended up making contact with a barrier.

 

 

The PR class saw some great battles in round one of in the first ever Prototype Championship with NARRA the including a hair raising start and run down into turn one. Going three wide into the turn, everyone at the track held their breath. These skilled drivers kept it clean and fast racing up to turn one without incident. Surely a nod to the competitive comradery this group of racers represents.  Jim Garrett turned the fastest lap at  1:25.545 in his Elan taking first in the PR1 category. Tom Drewer followed Garett’s impressive performance with a 1:26.967 in the Drive For Success Radical SR3 for a top podium finish in PR3. Harry Blazer rounded out the top finishers with a 1:29.113 in the Drive For Success Radical RXC for first in the PRU class.

 

 

Sunday’s round two of the Viper Exchange Grand Prix of Road Atlanta saw some great racing.  Frank Lussier was fast all day taking the top podium finish for GT1 and the outright race win with a fast lap of 1:27.790. Jim Stout was closing quickly and seemed to have a chance to catch Lussier with about three laps left when mechanical failure left him sitting as a spectator in turn two. This was not before turning the fastest lap of the weekend at a scorching 1:26.767 in the purple number 1 Viper Comp Coupe. GT1 field was rounded out by Dave Moore in second with a 1:29.202 and Russ Oasis at the 1:29.583 both in Viper Comp Coupes as well.

 

 

While Jim Stout turned the fastest lap of the weekend, a mechanical failure left the door open for Tom Antonelli to step through and into first place with a 1:28.712 and the win in GTU. Ray Sweers drove a 1:31.211 lap earning a solid second place and Jim Stout pulling into the third place but earning an extra point for the fast lap of the race.

 

 

Chuck Quinton, a driver new to the series after racing one lap at Sebring in 2014, joined the race at Road Atlanta with his RoatarySwing.com 360 Challenge Ferrari. In the GT2 class, Quinton drove a very fast 1:34.080, but not before a great battle with Kathy Stout from the GT1 class. Quinton closely followed Kathy Stout for nearly the entire race when the two ran into traffic and Quinton pulled ahead in turn one by taking advantage of lapping traffic. With that pass, Quinton secured first place in the GT2 category and sets himself up for a strong series finish.

 

GT3 brought forth some great racing between Zach Davis and John Walczak. In both Saturday and Sunday’s races, Davis and John elected to start from the back of the field in order to preserve the quality of their battle. Davis’s Simworks Z06 Chevy Corvette and Walczak’s newly painted BlueZuit.biz V6 Cup Lotus Exige battled back and forth until Davis pulled to the top of the podium on Sunday with a 1:36.425 to Walczak’s 1:38.345 best lap times.

 

 

The Whelen Time Trials class ran hard all weekend. Philip Grabow and Mansen Way pushed their cars to the limits. Grabow drove his BC Racing and Element Tuning Scion FRS to the limits including an ABS failure, which put him in the gravel trap early in the session. Grabow recovered his car, made adjustments and returned to racing to pull a 1:33.930, accompanied by a 1:33.203 and the win on Sunday for a win both days in TT2. Way piloted his Dodge Viper SRT-10 cleanly all weekend resulting in two top podium finishes in TTU with a 1:34.240 and 1:35.900 respectively.

 

 

The North American Road Racing Series continues it’s charge towards the championship with the next stop at Watkins Glen. May 15th through the 17th, NARRA will present the Corsa Grand Prix of Watkins Glen for the USGT, USPC, and Whelen USTT classes. We expect more great racing and a great turn out for an exciting time at a historic track. Registration is open and hotel spaces are going fast. Log onto www.narraonline.com for more information on lodging, schedules, and details. 

 

     

   

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