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cobrabitn
11-25-2010, 09:38 AM
Please read the press release concerning the 2011 SVT Superfest - SAAC-36. Don't miss being a part of the biggest Mustang and Ford track event/car show on the east coast as this will be the place to be on Memorial Day Weekend.

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/SVTCobraClub/PressReleasefor2011SVTSuperfest.pdf

Event Information:

Three Days of On Track - $495.00 (free event tee)
Two Days of On Track - $450.00
One Day of On Track - $225.00
Saturday SCMC/SVTOA Judged Car Show - $20.00
Parade Laps per day - $10.00
Saturday SAAC Concours Shelby Show - $75.00
Sunday SAAC Popular Vote Show - $10.00
Historic Shelby Mustang Race - $325.00
HSMR Crew member fee - $15.00/day
Spectator fee - $15.00 per member per day - $20.00 non members
SCMC/SVTOA 2011 SVT Superfest Event Tee - $20.00
SAAC 36 Event Tee - $20.00
Friday Night Meet and Greet - All groups - Pay at track - Please let us know if you plan to attend the meet and greet and how many will be in your party?
Saturday Night Banquet - SCMC/SVTOA - $35.00 (On site)
Saturday Night Banquet - SAAC - $45.00 (Off site)

Misc:

Golf Cart - $300.00 for three days (must be a 3 day rental)
Garage Suites - $1200.00 for three days (must be a 3 day rental and includes a 2 car garage with two beds)
Lodge rental - $175.00 per day. (must be a 3 day rental)

Lee Holman of Holman Moody will be the guest speaker at this event.

You can sign up for the event by going to the SCMC store. Click here to go straight to the featured product: http://www.scmcstore.com/store/product.php?productid=106&cat=2&page=1&featured=Y

Note to Instructors: If you want to be an instructor, you will not have a run group. You will have to join in on either blue group or yellow group to get your track time. If you just want to run track all weekend then do not sign up to be an instructor. We're looking for people who are willing to sacrifice their personal track time so others can be taught how to run open track. Does that mean you will not get any track time? No. Does it mean you "may" get less track time? Yes. I want to be honest and up front with our instructors. You have to be honest and up front with me and either pay for the weekend or be there to help and assist at the event and not worry about how much time you get on the track, thanks.

How do I know which run group I am eligible for? To determine your run group, use this as a guideline:

Advanced –Blue (SCMC/SAAC/SVTOA 10+ previous track events)
Intermediate— Red (SCMC/SVTOA 4-9 previous track events)
Intermediate – Orange (SAAC 4-9 previous track events)
Beginner – Green (0-3 SCMC/SAAC/SVTOA track events)

Instructor - White (20 + track events) Must Be Approved! Contact Tony for approval.

You must be a member of one of the following clubs in order to run open track at this event. (SCMC, SAAC, SVTOA)

Note: If you are a member of the SCMC's sister club, Track Club USA, you will be counted as a SCMC member.

To join these clubs go to their respective websites

SCMC (SVT Mustang Cobra and Shelby GT 500 owners Only) $20.00 - www.svtcobraclub.com (http://www.svtcobraclub.com)
SVTOA (Open to all Fords) $45.00 www.svtoa.com (http://www.svtoa.com)
SAAC (Open to all Fords) $50.00 www.saac.com (http://www.saac.com)
Track Club USA - $30.00 (Open to all Fords)www.trackclubusa.com (http://www.trackclubusa.com)

Please note by attending this event you will be eligible for a $15.00 per day discount for the fall SCMC track event at VIR on October 15-16, 2011. This discount is only good for members of the SCMC/SVTOA/TCUSA only.

Insurance for this event is available from Lockton https://hpdeins.locktonaffinity.com/Coverage.aspx?pID=2945

Sponsors/Vendors:

Ford Racing
Ford SVT
Shelby Automobiles
MMFF - Subscriptions
Pro-Dyno
Time Out Sportswear
Data Plates Plus
T-5 Designs
Holman Moody

Event Organizers:

Tony Sorrentino - Registration - 1994 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Pat Madigan - Registration - 1965 Sonic Blue FF Daytona Coupe
Darius Rudis - Class Room Instruction - 1989 Black Mustang 5.0 LX Hatchback
Joel Gilchrist - Gate Coordinator - 1996 Orange Mustang GT Convertible
Peter Calvert - Tech/Registration - 2005 Silver Corvette Coupe
Marcie Cipriani - Car Show - 2004 Screaming Yellow SVT Cobra Convertible
Rich Riley - Car Show - 1998 Chrome Yellow SVT Cobra Coupe


Instructors (Approved) :

1. Peter Proach - 1995 Black Mazda Miata Convertible
2. Stan Simm - 2005 Red Mini Cooper Coupe
3. Doug Kaiser - 1990 White Mustang GT Hatchback
4. Chris Retz - 2011 Gray Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
5. Dan Wagner - 2003 Black Mercury Marauder Sedan
6. Jerry Digges - 2005 Red Corvette Coupe
7. Mike Triggiano - 2007 Yellow Corvette Coupe
8. Jamie Creel - 2006 Orange Z06 Corvette Coupe
9. Doug Gimbert - 2005 Black Mustang GT Coupe
10. Brian Harris - 2008 Silver Ford Focus Sedan
11. Ben Dawson - 1996 White Mazda Miata Convertible
12. Fred Baumann - Grey Porsche 930 Coupe
13. Norbert Watts - 2002 Silver Corvette Z06 Coupe
14. Richard Watts - 2005 Grey Ford GT 40 Coupe
15. Richard Bagby - 1989 Burgundy 5.0 LX Hatchback
16. Mike Hinkley - 1989 Black BMW 325i Sedan
17. Chris Henderson - 2004 Redfire SVT Cobra Coupe
18. Bill Foster - 1991 Red Mazda Miata Convertible
19. Tom Hall - 1996 Black BMW 328i Coupe
20. Jeff Hall - 2001 Green BMW 330ci Coupe
21. Rich Godlewski - 2000 Performance Red SVT Cobra R Coupe
22. Max Fischer - 2002 Black BMW M3 Coupe
23. Steve Coleman - 1989 Grey BMW 325 Coupe


Advanced Blue Group: (50 Spots)

1. Doug Gimbert - 2005 Black Mustang GT Coupe
2. Mike Higgins - 2004 Gray Corvette Coupe
3. Harry Meise - 2003 Silver SVT Cobra Coupe
4. Bobby Byrd - 1994 Green Mustang GT Coupe
5. Woodard Jackson - 2007 White FR500 Mustang Coupe
6. Michael MacKeown - 1965 Grey Backdraft Cobra Roadster
7. Jim Taggert - 2007 Red Lotus Exige Coupe
8. Brandon Schneider - 1969 Black Mustang Fastback
9. Michael Harrison - 2011 Black Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
10. John O'Donnell - 2009 Gray Corvette Coupe
11. Gary Wimble - 2002 Graphite Viper Coupe
12. James Lewis - 2004 Red Porsche GT# Coupe
13. Curtis Judge - 2003 Black Corvette Z06 Coupe
14. Dan Bochicchio - 2007 Blue Corvette Coupe
15. Will Franssen - 1997 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
16. Richard Hoe - 2002 Red Mustang GT Coupe
17. Kenneth Nuiman - 2004 Sonic Blue SVT Focus Coupe
18. Don Labar - 1999 Yellow Saleen SC281 Mustang Coupe
19. Mitchell Pinnix - 2004 Black SVT Focus Coupe
20. Scott Benavides - 2001 True Blue SVT Cobra Coupe
21. Austin Nally - 1965 Red factory Five Roadster
22. William Jefferson - 2008 Vista Blue Shelby GT 500 Super Snake Coupe
23. Ken Van De Water - 2011 White BMW M3 Coupe
24. Robert Veschi - 2011 Yellow Gannassi Mustang Coupe
25. Lew Groth - 1995 White SVT Cobra R Coupe
26. Leonard Whiteside - 1965 Red Factory Five Roadster
27. Robert Miller - 1998 White SVT Cobra Coupe
28. Todd Nunn - 1991 Blue Mustang 5.0 LX Hatchback



Intermediate Red Group: (50 Spots)

1. Hugh Barber - 2007 Orange Mustang GT Coupe
2. Frank Havill - 1997 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
3. Perry Ridenhour - 1965 Silver Factory Five Roadster
4. John Masiello - 2006 Red Corvette Z06 Coupe
5. Chris Masiello - 1992 Red Mustang 5.0 LX Convertible
6. Michael Nyberg - 1994 Yellow Mustang GT Coupe
7. Patrick Maloney - 2003 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
8. David Melhado - 2002 White Roush Mustang GT Coupe
9. Roger McQueen - 2007 Vista Blue Mustang GT Coupe
10. Robert Senft - 1996 White SVT Cobra Coupe
11. David Thoma - 2003 Sonic Blue SVT Lightning Pickup
12. George Chubbock - 1995 Black Mustang GT Coupe
13. Stephen Smith - 1965 Silver Superformance Cobra Roadster
14. Bob Rounds - 2011 Blue Mustang GT Coupe
15. Ken Byrd - 2008 Grabber Orange Shelby GT 500 Convertible
16. Craig Ring - 1969 Black Mustang Fastback
17. Jud Stansell - 1995 Black/Red Mustang GTS Coupe
18. J Cabell Metts - 1993 Black Mustang GT Hatchback
19. James Ballenger - 2004 Silver Mazda Miata Convertible
20. Kenneth Stuart - 2004 White SVT Cobra Coupe
21. David Parron - 2004 Mystichrome SVT Cobra Coupe
22. Steve Hill - 2004 Black Mustang GT Coupe
23. Harry Labar - 1999 Yellow Saleen SC281 Mustang Coupe
24. Mark O'Callaghan - 1996 White BMW M3 Coupe
25. Ryan Needham - 2003 Gray BMW M3 Coupe
26. Glenn Reschke - 1990 Black Corvette ZR1 Coupe
27. Doug Marshall - 2002 Yellow Corvette Z06 Coupe
28. Mike Triggiano Jr. - 2000 Silver Pontiac Trans Am Coupe
29. Perry Ridenhour - 1965 Silver FF Cobra Roadster




Beginner Green Group: (25 Spots)

1. Reginald Mason - 2005 Blue Mustang GT Coupe
2. Doug Byrd - 2002 Rio Red SVT Lightning F150
3. Andrew Despirito - 2007 Gray Shelby GT 500 Coupe
4. Kevin Culver - 2012 Yellow Boss 302 Mustang Coupe
5. Jeff Chapp - 2011 Kona Blue Shelby GT 500 Coupe
6. Chris Meletiou - 2010 Kona Blue Shelby GT 500 Coupe
7. Todd Inman - 2003 DSG SVT Cobra Convertible
8. Kelli Maloney - 2003 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
9. Jason Costa - 2002 Dark Shadow Grey F-150 Lightning
10. Robert Costa - 2005 Subaru Impreza Coupe
11. Kevin Richard - 1999 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
12. Sandy Berger - 1998 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
13. Raymond Horney - 2009 White Shelby GT 500 Coupe
14. Todd Fleenor - 2003 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
15. Mike Gondek - 2003 Sonic Blue Lightning Pickup
16. Tad Rhodes - 1965 Red Factory Five Roadster
17. Jason Devine - 2011 Yellow/Black Mustang GT Coupe
18. Doug Goddin - 2010 Kona Blue Shelby GT 500 Coupe
19. Scott Brady - 2003 Sonic Blue SVT Cobra Coupe
20. Jon Marc Hewett - 2003 Black Mercury Marauder Sedan
21. Charles Bridges - 1965 Blue Shelby Cobra Roadster
22. David Vaughn - 2008 White Shelby GT 500 Coupe
23. Alvin McIntosh - 1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster
24. Mike May - 2011 Race Red Mustang GT Coupe
25. Kristine Abbe - 2009 White Mazda 3 Coupe
26. Jesse Benge - 1999 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe

Click here for show attendees and parade lap participants:

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?p=222597#post222597

Banquet Menu

Roasted Pork Loin
Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Vegetable Medly
garden salad
Fruit Tray
Strawberry Shortcake
Beverages

Banquet:

1. Roger McQueen
2. Roger McQueen
3. Tony Millage
4. Mike Millage
5. Tony Sorrentino
6. Pat Madigan
7. Marcie Cipriani
8. Lee Holman
9. Todd Inman
10. David Thoma
11. David Thoma
12. David Thoma
13. David Thoma
14. Andrew Despirito
15. Andrew Despirito
16. Darius Rudis
17. Mike Nyberg
18. Mike Gondek
19. Mike Gondek
20. Reginald Mason
21. Tad Rhodes
22. Tad Rhodes
23. Raymond Horney
24. Sandy Berger
25. Jason Devine
26. Peter Calvert
27. Doug Goddin
28. Doug Goddin
29. Doug Goddin
30. Doug Goddin
31. Greg Helmick
32. Greg Helmick
33. Chris Henderson
34. Will Franssen
35. David Parron
36. David Parron
37. Mitchell Pinnix
38. Austin Nally
39. Bob DAmato
40. Scott Benavides
41. Scott Benavides
42. Jeffrey Fields
43. Charles Bridges
44. Charles Bridges
45. Roel Cruz
46. Roel Cruz
47. Jeff Fields
48. Lew Groth

snakbitn
11-25-2010, 01:33 PM
Sign me up!!!!!:thumbsup:

gcassidy
11-25-2010, 01:52 PM
I had a great time at this year's, and have to make it to this one.
See you there, Bob. :thumbsup:

gt500flyboy
11-26-2010, 08:04 AM
Count me in!

03-246
12-01-2010, 02:36 PM
Sounds like a great event...but it appears as if the club event has been hijacked by SAAC. I tried to reserve a hotel room at the track and was told that they are all for SAAC and I can't make a reservation. What's up?

cobrabitn
12-01-2010, 10:31 PM
I can take care of that for you David. SAAC has reserved all of the garages but we get to have a few of them as agreed upon on our conference call.

cobrabitn
12-02-2010, 12:26 AM
We have three clubs involved in this event so I would venture to say that this will be the largest Shelby, SVT, Mustang, and Ford On track/car show event on the east coast.

SAAC fills their events, SVT Cobra Club/SVTOA filled their event this year, it's going to be a blast! The Boss reunion will not be held this year in conjunction with this event as they will be joining the SE MI Mustang Club at the Ford World HQ in August. The final decision was made this past week and we hope that maybe next year they'll be a part of the Superfest.

Ron at SAAC and I stay in constant contact, we are trying to feed the information to everyone at the same time so all clubs will know what is going on at the same time.

Lee Holman of Holman/Moody will be at this event and will be at the SCMC/SVTOA dinner banquet as our guest speaker. SAACs banquet will be off site while SCMC/SVTOA will be on site. We also look to have magazine coverage for this event, after all, it's not every year we have this kind of event going on, right?

03-246
12-02-2010, 10:27 AM
Thanks Tony...I think someone must have forgotten to tell the track. Who do I need to speak with re: a room reservation?

mcquik
12-02-2010, 11:48 AM
Sounds fantastic! I'll be there.:)

cobrabitn
12-02-2010, 08:26 PM
They are still working on the room reservations. The track is dictating something to us concerning the rooms and garages. I'm waiting on Ron to let me know what they said concerning the rooms.

In the mean time, the Sleep Inn has given us 40 rooms at $75.99 and $79.99 depending on what type room you want. I strongly encourage everyone to go ahead and reserve your room now if you plan to stay there because you may have problems later.

Sleep Inn
1483 South Boston Rd
Danville, VA 24540
(434) 793-6090

Code word is "VIR."

gcassidy
12-02-2010, 08:46 PM
Tony, do you have any predictions on when registration will be open?
I'm sure after the success of the last one, this will fill up fast.

cobrabitn
12-02-2010, 08:55 PM
We are still working on the registration forms, it's difficult with getting everything to apply to all groups. I would say by the end of the month or January 1, 2011 is the target date.

gcassidy
12-02-2010, 09:02 PM
Thanks. :thumbsup:

gt500flyboy
12-03-2010, 02:38 PM
Tony - I have always stayed at the track for convenience. I got the same story from Tammy at VIR office - that SAAC is controlling the Paddock rooms and garages for sure - and the Lodge and Villas situation hasn't been determined. She's putting together a wait list - tho I don't like that idea.

What's the deal? Is this a SAAC/SVTCC event - or a SAAC event that we got invited to?

cobrabitn
12-03-2010, 09:01 PM
I'm not going to get into all of that he said/she said..who's event it is. It's a joint event between the three clubs for this year. It was a decision between all of us so you guys have to be patient while we work out some of the details. Thanks...

SvilleCobra
12-05-2010, 12:47 PM
Tony,

I plan on coming down to the event as in 2009. I stayed in one of the rental RV's in 2009 which was cheap and very, very nice. I was told Friday that they are not even available to me at this time for rental.

Just an FYI....I will keep watching for further clarification and details.

Merry Christmas!

cobrabitn
12-05-2010, 01:31 PM
I'll add this to my discussion this week. Thanks!

gcassidy
12-05-2010, 01:39 PM
Tony,

I plan on coming down to the event as in 2009. I stayed in one of the rental RV's in 2009 which was cheap and very, very nice. I was told Friday that they are not even available to me at this time for rental.

Just an FYI....I will keep watching for further clarification and details.

Merry Christmas!
Mike, were these Richard Bagby's rentals from Trackside Services?
A bunch of us were planning on doing that, but hadn't contacted him yet.

cobrabitn
12-09-2010, 09:56 PM
Mike,

I talked to Richard Bagby yesterday. He has one trailer to rent if you want to rent it? The track bought the rest of the trailers so you will have to contact the track direct to rent one of those trailers.

As for the rooms/garages, the track is dictating to us that the garages/rooms are rented as a package deal. If you plan to get a room and garage, then e-mail me direct so I can make arrangements to get you a room and garage.

Thanks!

WhiteSnake01
12-12-2010, 12:57 PM
I just made reservations at the Sleep Inn and there are no rooms available without the code "VIR". So if you are planning on staying at the Sleep Inn I would not wait long to do so.

cobrabitn
12-13-2010, 08:34 PM
I just called the Sleep Inn, they told me they still had 30 rooms reserved for us and they also had some non-reserved rooms available. Call them again and get your room reserved.

The track also called me and said there were rooms at the Villas which is a "condo" type room. SCMC also has some garages with rooms over them on the front stretch. If you want one of these rooms, you should contact me ASAP.

Thanks,

Tony

AlohaC5
12-16-2010, 09:39 PM
Tony, looking forward to registering for this event and running with you guys again! Mike :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
01-03-2011, 11:38 PM
Information updated on the first post. Registration forms should be out this week. I prefer you mail in your registration fee but on line payment will be available.

03-246
01-04-2011, 06:46 AM
The updated first post indicates that...

"You must be a member of one of the following clubs in order to run open track at this event. (SCMC, SAAC, SVTOA)"

What about your sister club TCUSA? Track Club membership has always been acceptible for all SCMC events.

AlohaC5
01-04-2011, 07:05 AM
The updated first post indicates that...

"You must be a member of one of the following clubs in order to run open track at this event. (SCMC, SAAC, SVTOA)"

What about your sister club TCUSA? Track Club membership has always been acceptible for all SCMC events.Good to know - Done!

cobrabitn
01-04-2011, 08:27 AM
Yes... TCUSA=SCMC and vice versa. Either/or is the same. :)

03-246
01-04-2011, 08:38 AM
Thanks Tony...ready to sign up now!

cobrabitn
01-09-2011, 11:50 PM
Okay, we have the following number of rooms for the SCMC.

3 Lodge rooms = $175.00 a day and you have to rent it for three days. You will need to contact me so I can call the track and give them your name.

9 Garage Rooms = $1200.00 plus tax for three days and you must rent for all three days. You'll make a check out to the club for this one.

Don't shoot the messenger, it is what it is and this is what it is. There are still rooms available at the Sleep Inn. We have the event schedule nailed down already and reg forms should be up soon.

Thanks,

Tony

03-246
01-10-2011, 08:41 AM
Not trying to bust chops here...but someone has to ask the question...

If VIR Lodge rooms are only $110 a night...how does SAAC get away with tacking on a 60% premium AND make it a 3 night minimum? That's crazy! We've had many years of successful events without them...I hope club management seriously reconsiders this joint event for future years.

cobrabitn
01-10-2011, 09:08 AM
Nope, you'll be paying the track direct not the clubs. We are just giving them the names of people renting. Again, it's a track decision not ours for the price increase. This event is just for this year as SAAC moves their events around each year and never in the same place each year. The situation was they had the weekend after ours and they had 3 days of full course. We had the Memorial Day weekend and the full/north/north. It only made sense to have three days of "Grand Course" for all clubs involved. Put yourself in our position, we have the same people coming to both of our events, hence the Superformance group, and we would be stepping all over each other for participants so why not have one big event rather than an event where we don't get enough participants and lose money? You simply cannot run events when you are losing money and that's why we dropped NJMP, CMP, TWS, MSR, and Gingerman. Do you want to see our VIR events go by the wayside, too? Please, some of you guys are making this very difficult to keep having these events. There are also other reasons ...

On a more positive note, if you attend the May VIR event then you will receive a significant credit toward the October event or any future event.

96RSvt
01-12-2011, 11:25 PM
Hello everyone,

Been lurking here since last year, when I was planning to attend Superfest 2010. Didn't make it. Probably not the best place for my first post. But I have a few questions about the 2011 event, which I will be attending with a group of 15+ friends.

Are garages available without the suite? If so, what is the cost?

We have been in contact with VIR about reserving 2 villas. They said we will be put on a wait list??? I don't get it. If we (our group) decide to stay at the lodge, we need 10-11 rooms. Is this even possible, (through SAAC), or should we just give up and book off site?

Track time? Who is in charge of the track portion of the event, and how will the run groups be set up?

Thanks,

cobrabitn
01-13-2011, 08:59 AM
Go back three posts for the hotel answers.

The track portion will be set up with 5 run groups, 3 sessions a day and a Historic race group. Groups will be categorized by skill level.

96RSvt
01-13-2011, 10:49 PM
I did miss the "garage only" info in post #19.

Not sure if we're going to take the chance with the VIR wait list or just book off site.

Me, I'm spoiled from my first event there last August with Trackdaze. Stayed at the lodge two days, so I'd like to stay on site for this event. I'm just kind of leery about this wait list.



Thanks for the reply,

cobrabitn
01-13-2011, 11:08 PM
There is no "wait list" for the rooms listed on the previous page. If you want one of those rooms, you can contact me direct at 803.371.0725 for details.

Tony

gcassidy
01-14-2011, 03:49 PM
And if I can add my two cents...

I go to VIR 2~3 times a year with NASA, and me and my friends always stay in one of the motels in Danville or South Boston. Danville's a bit closer, S. Boston's a bit cheaper.

Either way, if anyone wants to go to Supefrest, don't let a concern about lodging stop you. :thumbsup:

96RSvt
01-14-2011, 07:51 PM
Either way, if anyone wants to go to Supefrest, don't let a concern about lodging stop you. :thumbsup:No, we'll be there no matter where we stay. It just would work out (and it still may) for our group of 13-14 to stay in 2 villas. We tried the Sleep Inn, but they only had 6 double rooms left, so we booked at the Fairfield, which was also reasonable.

Semi hijack on/

Greg, I'm pretty sure I spoke with you at Carlisle in 2008. I was pointing out to my brother the tires on your car, which I believe were Falken RT615's. At the time, I was in the market for a 96-98 Cobra. You introduced me to someone (sorry, don't remember his name) who was selling one parked under the Brooks Racing tent. It was out of my range in price and mods, but I finally did find a bone stock 96 in April of 09. :D

Looking forward to meeting you (again), and other folks at this event.

You ever make it up to NJMP? A group of us are going to the NASA HPDE at Lightning on 4/16 to blow off the cob webs.

Hijack off\ (sorry)

Regards,

AlohaC5
01-14-2011, 08:46 PM
Looking forward to camping (RV) in the paddock! When can we begin registration? :D

96RSvt
01-15-2011, 11:39 PM
One of my friends is thinking about arriving on Wed. instead of Thurs., as most of our group is planning. He and 4 or 5 others will be towing down from Jersey. He thinks (or he heard some say) that trailer parking may be a problem, late on Thursday. His other concern is with the number of cars that may be registered for track time, will there be enough time to get through tech and not miss any session time?

I think it's overkill to arrive that early just for parking and tech.

Should he be concerned with either subject?

Thanks,

cobrabitn
01-16-2011, 09:27 AM
The way it "should" happen is that we do tech all day on Thursday at the track so everyone will be ready to hit the track on Friday morning. There will be a group in there running full course so we will not be allowed in the north paddock area but rather we can set up tech on the skid pad as we have done for numerous events.

There will be 5 run groups with 50 participants per run group. You will get three sessions per day on the grand course, each with a 30 minute run time. That means over the weekend, you'll get 4.5 hours of track time minimum. Usually on Sunday afternoon we will combine groups which may allow you to get event more track time.

Try to understand that this is more than just a "HPDE" weekend. It's an event with historic Mustang racing, car shows, vendors, and hopefully something special from Ford. :)

We are aware of the north paddock area limitations and we'll do everything we can to get all of the "track" participants in the north paddock area. We've looked at it on the map and we feel we should be able to do this but to say we 1000% are going to get everyone in there would be an assumption I wouldn't guarantee. Do I think we'll get everyone in there? Yes. Can I 1000% guarantee you that? No.

My advice to you is to get there early enough on Thursday to get your car through tech. Once you have that completed then you will not miss out on any track time.

cobrabitn
01-16-2011, 10:01 AM
Okay, I've opened hard copy registration for us today. We do not have "online" registration set up yet as I'm waiting on our web guy to get it set up. If you want to go ahead and register with the SCMC, then you can do so now by mailing in a check. The final event schedule will be up soon but you can see the track schedule for the event in the first post. Remember, each club gets 125 participants and I do not look for that to stay open too long. This is going to be a fun event, I hope everyone has a good time! :thumbsup:

If you are not a member of the SCMC then you will want to go to www.scmcstore.com and sign up. You have to own an SVT Mustang in order to be a member. If you own a Mustang or Ford (Non-SVT) and want to be counted as an SCMC member, then you'll want to join Track Club USA which is our sister club. Go to http://www.trackclubusa.com/membership.html to join on line.

96RSvt
01-16-2011, 02:41 PM
[QUOTE]
Try to understand that this is more than just a "HPDE" weekend. It's an event with historic Mustang racing, car shows, vendors, and hopefully something special from Ford. :)
I do concur. More than half our group is coming down for the off-track events. And yes, the diversity of activities (and vehicles) is going to make this a great Ford event. :thumbsup:


My advice to you is to get there early enough on Thursday to get your car through tech.
That may be part of the problem, as we have a ten hour ride/tow to get there. Depends on how late tech will be open. I understand this is all very early, but, any idea?

cobrabitn
01-16-2011, 03:10 PM
Probably all day till at least 7:00 p.m., possibly later. If you leave around 6:30 a.m. then you should be able to make tech on Thursday evening. We want to get as many people teched on Thursday that we can. If you wait till Friday then we cannot guarantee that you will not miss track time. All of this depends on what run group you will be in?

Now, if you want to bring me some dinner, then maybe I'll stay even later.... :rotf: J/K

AlohaC5
01-16-2011, 06:31 PM
Tony, my paid registration ($495 + $45 [Event Gate Fee]) for the 3 day event is going out in the mail to you tomorrow. Advanced - Blue group (member with SVTOA and Track Club USA). Thanks! Mike

cobrabitn
01-16-2011, 06:48 PM
Thanks Mike!! Check are always better for us so we do not have to pay the processing fee. We got screwed out of $575.00 this year from our processing company and that's why we will be changing to paypal in the very near future. :thumbsup:

puzzle13
01-16-2011, 06:58 PM
From looking at the groupings it appears to me that the SAAC won't be running against the other clubs except in the beginners group. Correct? And are the instructors running with the advanced groups according to club? Just curious as one reason to come it to get to run against the SAAC cars, but it looks like that won't happen.

cobrabitn
01-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Yes, yes, and yes Mike.

poolman
01-17-2011, 05:42 PM
Hey Ton..

I'm sending in my registration via snail mail. Put me down to help out at tech on Thursday or anything else you need, I'll come early if needed.

I'll bring some bologna sandwiches for dinner. Want some chips too? ;)

Love ya baby...get some sleep... :D

Can't wait, D

gt500flyboy
01-18-2011, 08:17 PM
Tony - what's the extra $15/day registration fee for?

cobrabitn
01-18-2011, 08:21 PM
Gate fee everyone has to pay. You'll get an extra $30.00 discount at the fall VIR event if you attend this event. Thanks

guywwagner
01-19-2011, 10:59 AM
I'm just making sure, is camping is allowed at this event?

cobrabitn
01-19-2011, 08:40 PM
Yes on the camping. :thumbsup:

drudis
01-20-2011, 10:11 AM
Registering today...
REALLY REALLY EXCITED about this event. I convinced a bunch of local Detroiters from SAAC-MotorCityRegion to come with me this year too.
http://www.dariusrudis.com/junk/2009_09_27_Waterford_Darius_headon2_med.jpg

cobrabitn
01-20-2011, 08:14 PM
Bring your cowcatcher with you. :rotf:

AlohaC5
01-21-2011, 11:12 AM
Thanks Mike!! Check are always better for us so we do not have to pay the processing fee. We got screwed out of $575.00 this year from our processing company and that's why we will be changing to paypal in the very near future. :thumbsup:
Tony, you should receive my registration and check in your mail today. This 3 day event is the highlight of my 2011 season! Is it May yet?? Mike

cobrabitn
01-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Got it today brother!! :thumbsup:

03-246
01-25-2011, 09:41 AM
Just registered on line...can't wait!

AlohaC5
02-01-2011, 06:14 PM
Less than 4 months till this outstanding event! Pretty quiet around here... keep those registration forms coming in! :cool:

03-246
02-01-2011, 06:27 PM
Looks like registrations haven't been updated in a bit...Tony...what's the count up to for May?

cobrabitn
02-01-2011, 09:24 PM
I've got a lot sitting here but I haven't gone through them all yet. Been at the track last weekend. :rotf:

95cobraR
02-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Tony,
This seems like something that we would like to attend. :thumbsup:

Historic Shelby Mustang Race - $325.00

What is required to be in this race?

Can a guy in the Shelby race also practice in the three-day O/T track time?

I have a number of friends that may want to attend. Here:
http://www.garyjonesmotorsports.net/

psycho43142
02-07-2011, 06:46 PM
You guys won't make fun of me if I have to bring the Honda will you?

cobrabitn
02-07-2011, 09:04 PM
Doc,

Please have everyone register through the SVT Cobra Club for anything to do with the Superfest. Yes, you can run open track all weekend but again, register through us. You can do the Shelby race but you'll have to register for that through SAAC. When you register, let them know you've already paid the gate fee through us and the three days on track through us also. Are your friends experienced track junkies? I am assuming they are...

Thanks,

Tony

cobrabitn
02-07-2011, 09:05 PM
I don't care if you bring the Honda, but remember you will have to be a member of either SCMC, SVTOA, or SAAC. You may also be a member of our sister club, Track Club USA. www.trackclubusa.com to join with your Honda..

95cobraR
02-08-2011, 08:27 AM
Please have everyone register through the SVT Cobra Club for anything to do with the Superfest.
Tony,
That is no problem.

Are your friends experienced track junkies?
Yea, we all have current racing licenses and current medicals.

We've been to VIR a few times (the first year with the garages/rooms above):
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/95CobraR/GJ.jpg

The team also has three 1995 Cobra R race cars (two shown here):
Gary Jones Motorsports (http://www.garyjonesmotorsports.net/car-builds-and-projects-past--present.html)

Gary also has a race car rental that is available.

puzzle13
02-09-2011, 05:44 PM
It sure would be fun to run against those older Shelbys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too bad this is set up like separate events. :doubt:


Tony,
That is no problem.


Yea, we all have current racing licenses and current medicals.

We've been to VIR a few times (the first year with the garages/rooms above):
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/95CobraR/GJ.jpg

The team also has three 1995 Cobra R race cars (two shown here):
Gary Jones Motorsports (http://www.garyjonesmotorsports.net/car-builds-and-projects-past--present.html)

Gary also has a race car rental that is available.

cobrabitn
02-09-2011, 08:23 PM
Mike,

If you want to run in the other group, I'm sure I can arrange that for you. However, you'll be running with them all weekend as you won't be allowed to switch groups once the run groups are set. Your choice...

Doc,

Sounds like a good group. Would be cool to see those R's on track! :thumbsup:

AlohaC5
02-09-2011, 09:35 PM
Come on, Mike wants to run with me! Mike :cool:

mcquik
02-10-2011, 10:54 AM
Registration is in the mail.;)

puzzle13
02-10-2011, 06:39 PM
Yeah ... I wish I could run with you! You have been taking it easy on me while your beast of a Corvette is getting its new engine. I hate to try and keep up with you in the Vette. Maybe sometime! :D

Come on, Mike wants to run with me! Mike :cool:

psycho43142
02-11-2011, 06:41 PM
I don't care if you bring the Honda, but remember you will have to be a member of either SCMC, SVTOA, or SAAC. You may also be a member of our sister club, Track Club USA. www.trackclubusa.com to join with your Honda..

I should still be a member Tony I renewed last year for another 5 years.

wheelhopper
02-21-2011, 08:41 PM
I've done this event 3 years in a row now. Working on making this #4.

Tony I am interested in instructing. Sending you a PM with my info.

anjin
02-26-2011, 10:25 PM
Superfest: I understand that the only on-site rooms left are the "garage rooms" - cannot find any info about these on VIR web site. Anyone know the details? How many can these sleep? Where is the garage / one car? any pics anywhere? Thanks

cobrabitn
03-04-2011, 09:17 PM
Anjin, e-mail me for more info. tony@svtcobraclub.com

cobrabitn
03-04-2011, 09:18 PM
I have lots of updates and will try to get to them this weekend. In the meanwhile, enjoy this video from last year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vi257_8hMM

AlohaC5
03-25-2011, 10:30 PM
I signed up for 8 events this year and THIS one is the highlight of my calendar! Only 2 months to go! :cool:

cobrabitn
03-31-2011, 08:56 AM
It's going to be a chaotic blast!! Not to mention a lot of fun, too! 8 weeks and counting!! :bounce:

cobrabitn
03-31-2011, 11:49 PM
VIR anyone??? :rotf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF6jAUZ9UeI

After watching this video, I am soooo pumped! :bounce:

P.S. Check out the fire coming from the Ford GT at 5 minutes, 10 seconds.

rpmcobra2
04-01-2011, 02:09 PM
What's for dinner at the Saturday Night Banquet ?

03-246
04-01-2011, 04:14 PM
That's 5:19 on the video to be exact! That Ford GT was incredible! I was driving my heart out and he blew past me like I was doing 55. Someone said he was making 850+ hp....only about 500 more than me :) See you all in May...can't wait! Car is for sale...hope no one buys it before then.

cobrabitn
04-07-2011, 01:09 AM
I am in the process of updating the list as I have a lot more to add in there. Please be patient while I get the updates done. Thanks! :D

Rev's 5.0
04-08-2011, 10:45 PM
Tony, this event is going to be awesome, I can't wait!

goldeneagle_10
05-05-2011, 12:31 PM
Are the guys doing the t-shirts going to be there this year like last year? Tony, do you have their contact info? Thanks.

cobrabitn
05-05-2011, 10:53 PM
Yes, they will be there. www.timeoutsportswear.com

FST ORNG
05-06-2011, 06:12 AM
Tony, is there still some carshow spots left? Thanks

cobrabitn
05-06-2011, 07:53 AM
Yes Mark, plenty of room! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-06-2011, 11:33 AM
I missed the dinner question, it'll be plenty, probably two meats, vegetables, and some very good desert!! :thumbsup: No one has ever left hungry or at least no one ever told me they were after they left. :D

Lmtdconv92
05-06-2011, 05:02 PM
I am trying to get a hotel for down there, the Fairfield is sold out, as well as the Sleep Inn. Is there another good place to stay nearby?

THanks

Chris

snakbitn
05-06-2011, 07:23 PM
The sleep in still has two but there smoking.I just had to book mine.

cobrabitn
05-06-2011, 09:36 PM
There's a Best Western and a Courtyard.

shelbygirl
05-09-2011, 09:33 PM
We just reserved at the best western.

How do we got on the list for the meet and greet Friday night? Didn't see an option when I registered.

cobrabitn
05-09-2011, 10:45 PM
That's a "pay at the track" venue; however, if you plan to attend the Friday night social, post here:

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18388

cobrabitn
05-10-2011, 12:22 AM
I've come up with the following classes for the judged car show. If you can think of a better way, then let me know:

A. SVT Cobra - All
B. SVT Lightning/Raptor - All
C. SVT Contour/Focus - All
D. SVT Shelby GT 500 - All
E. AC Cobra/Shelby/Factory Five - All
F. 1965 - 1970 Shelby - All
G. 1969-1970 Boss Mustang - All
H. 1965 - 1970 Mustang - All
I. 1971 - 1978 Mustang - All
J. 1979 - 1986 Mustang - All
K. 1987 - 1993 Mustang - All
L. 1994 - 1998 Mustang - All
M. 1999 - 2004 Mustang - All
N. 2005 - 2007 Mustang - All
O. 2008 - 2009 Mustang - All
P. 2010 - 2012 Mustang - All
Q. Ford - All

That means 17 classes with 3 awards per class for a total of 51 awards.

dpj99cobra
05-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Is it possible to sign up for the judged show Saturday on site?

cobrabitn
05-15-2011, 12:05 AM
Yes, but I highly discourage that. If you don't know till the last minute then sign up on Wednesday so we can at least have you on the registration list. I'm assuming you are asking because someone wants to see what the weather is like? :doubt:

cobrabitn
05-18-2011, 12:33 AM
We will be combining the SAAC Yellow group and the SCMC Blue groups into one so some of you will get to run with the SAAC guys.

cobrabitn
05-19-2011, 09:38 PM
We may have two lodge rooms come open if anyone is interested? If so, e-mail me so I can forward your information to Ron.

Thanks,

Tony

cobrabitn
05-20-2011, 12:21 AM
Okay, if you go to the show thread, you can see what the plaques and awards will look like. Anyone who preregisters for the car show will get a show dash plaque and an event poster. If you do not preregister, you are guaranteed nothing.

We modified the event schedule to include a run group for the instructors each day and two on Sunday. Go to the first post for the final event schedule.

cobrabitn
05-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Here is the jacket layout for the event...

drudis
05-23-2011, 11:35 AM
Are we running Grand EAST or Grand WEST course?
East:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3f/Virginia_International_Raceway_-_Grand_East_Course.svg/800px-Virginia_International_Raceway_-_Grand_East_Course.svg.png


West:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e7/Virginia_International_Raceway_-_Grand_West_Course.svg/800px-Virginia_International_Raceway_-_Grand_West_Course.svg.png

cobrabitn
05-23-2011, 05:19 PM
Grand East...not to sure I want to run Grand West. :)

cobrabitn
05-23-2011, 08:44 PM
Actual jacket layout..

cobrabitn
05-24-2011, 10:06 PM
Banquet Menu

Roasted Pork Loin
Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Vegetable Medly
garden salad
Fruit Tray
Strawberry Shortcake
Beverages

cobrabitn
05-25-2011, 01:29 AM
Instructor Student schedule is on page 1 as an attachment.

drudis
05-25-2011, 10:37 AM
QUESTION: with thunderstorms prediction (grrrrr)... How bad wind-wise are these storms in VA?
SHOULD I BRING A CANOPY? I tie it down with weights, but not in super high winds...
Mr Weatherman - what is your opinion?
http://www.dariusrudis.com/mustang/ra2002/misc/dsc02136.jpg

p.s.Leaving from Detroit after work, getting 50% down today, finish up Thursday afternoon.

tr6nut
05-25-2011, 12:31 PM
Darius,

I'm not Mr. Weatherman, but I've lived here in VA for a while. Bring the canopy. If a storm starts brewing, you'll usually have enough warning to take it down. The sun gets to beating down quite severely down here in Virginia and you'll be thankful for the shade a canopy provides.

Hugh Barber
Stafford, VA

drudis
05-25-2011, 02:43 PM
Bring the canopy...

I will.
p.s. I'll nee help setting it up... THANKS! :D

puzzle13
05-26-2011, 12:01 AM
Bring the canopy, but in many cases there are quite a few canopies that get destroyed as VIR is notorious for quick powerful storms & wind. A few years ago we were on the track running, it started raining just after we went around Oak Tree, and by the time we got into the paddock we had already lost multiple canopies. I tie mine to my 46' Gooseneck so that I don't loose them!

QUESTION: with thunderstorms prediction (grrrrr)... How bad wind-wise are these storms in VA?
SHOULD I BRING A CANOPY? I tie it down with weights, but not in super high winds...
Mr Weatherman - what is your opinion?
http://www.dariusrudis.com/mustang/ra2002/misc/dsc02136.jpg

p.s.Leaving from Detroit after work, getting 50% down today, finish up Thursday afternoon.

MASMD
05-27-2011, 01:06 AM
Tony,
you are at the svt fest and having a great time. I am stuck in Tappahannock for an extra day due to some unforseen circumstances at work. Will be in Friday afternoon. I have no way to contact my instructor to let him know other than to ask you to pass it on. Looking so forward to this weekend! Cant @#$$ ing believe this! Thanks in advance
Reg Mason:mad:

cobrabitn
05-27-2011, 06:48 PM
Reg,

Tomorrow and Sunday are going to be awesome days. The weather is going to be really good Sat/Sun. Everyone is having a ton of fun and this place is packed!! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-30-2011, 10:14 AM
All I can say is "WOW"!!!!! It far exceeded my expectations!!

MadManMoon
05-30-2011, 11:33 AM
Tony, thank you SO much for an absolutely awesome event! Everything ran so smoothly, and with so many cars there, I can't believe how much fun everyone had! I can't wait for the next one!

AlohaC5
05-30-2011, 02:09 PM
Tony, you and the team did an OUTSTANDING job for this major 3 day event!!

The SCMC HPDE sessions were FUN, safe and professionally done - as usual.

I had a terrific time in the Blue Group - track conditions were awesome! :cool:

We really enjoyed the Vintage Car Show and Racing!! Lots of beautiful cars.

Thanks again, Mike

cobrabitn
05-30-2011, 02:40 PM
I only got track time on Sunday but I did get 120 miles on it and the track stayed open till 5:30 pm, that's the first time we have ever had cars on track that late on Sunday!! :thumbsup:

shelbygirl
05-30-2011, 07:03 PM
Thanks so much for a fabulous time! We made many new friends and can't wait for the next event!

cobrabitn
05-30-2011, 09:11 PM
Darcie,

I have your award here from the car show. I can give it to you at Mustang Week if I go.

Thx

Tony

03-246
05-31-2011, 10:33 AM
THANK YOU Tony and staff for another awesome event. As usual, the on track sessions were outstanding...and as an extra bonus we all got to see some incredible Shelbys and even some vintage racing. Sign me up for next year!!!

shelbygirl
05-31-2011, 03:32 PM
Darcie,

I have your award here from the car show. I can give it to you at Mustang Week if I go.

Thx

Tony

LOL, didn't expect to win anything. Awesome!

What did I win? :)

And I can pay to have it shipped if it looks like you won't be at MW.

Darcie

cobrabitn
05-31-2011, 05:55 PM
You won a "Best in Class" award!! :thumbsup: If you want me to ship it to you, I can. Just e-mail me your shipping address and paypal the club $7.50 for priority shipping and paypal fees.

Thanks,

T

shelbygirl
05-31-2011, 07:57 PM
Holy moly!!! That's awesome! :thumbsup: LOL!

03-246
06-05-2011, 09:25 PM
Here's a link to some video I put together from Friday's Intermediate/red run group. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQSs5LrlcY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQSs5LrlcY)

cobrabitn
06-05-2011, 09:42 PM
Enjoyed the video....Darius has a video from my car in the green group. I hope he'll get it up soon... :D

gcassidy
06-06-2011, 05:20 PM
Great video Dave. Love your car. I regret that I couldn't make this one. :(

cobrabitn
06-06-2011, 10:38 PM
Hate you missed it Greg but it was a mad house!! So many freaking cars there the word that was used the most was "phenomenal." :bounce:

mcquik
06-06-2011, 11:58 PM
Tony thanks for all you do and an awesome event. Thanks also to Pat,Darius,Peter, and my instructor Dan Wagner. Special thanks to Marcie for lining up Lee Holman for the banquet. That was cool.:)

Link to in car video of Red Run Group on Sunday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPmJUYmjg8c

03-246
06-07-2011, 07:40 AM
Here's another video from Intermediate/Red run group on Sunday :thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-O6L2Z1GNs

gcassidy
06-07-2011, 03:52 PM
Hate you missed it Greg but it was a mad house!! So many freaking cars there the word that was used the most was "phenomenal." :bounce:So I heard. Really hate missing the Grand Course and all the cars. Hope I can make SP, depending on my TT schedule.