View Full Version : SCMC/TCUSA on Track at VIR -- January 29-30, 2011 -- Danville, VA

12-20-2010, 11:07 PM
This is the first "official" SCMC/TCUSA event for 2011. The event will be an HPDE with no car show or dyno, just plain ole wide open, full throttle, full course VIR for two days. Here is the information you will need for this event.

Where: Virginia International Raceway, Danville VA

When: January 29-30, 2011

Cost: $295.00 for two days or $175.00 for one day if you meet the early bird registration

Discount: You must be a member of either SCMC or TCUSA in order to participate in our on track events. To join one of these clubs, go to www.svtcobraclub.com (http://www.svtcobraclub.com) if you own an SVT Mustang or go to www.trackclubusa.com (http://www.trackclubusa.com) to join if you do not own an SVT Mustang. Regular price of $335.00 goes into effect if you do not mail your check by the January 15, 2011 deadline

Cutoff date for early bird discount: January 15, 2011

Registration Opens: December 19, 2011

Cancellation Policy: We have a special cancellation policy for this event and this event only. You may cancel up to 48 hours prior to the event and get a full refund.

On-line payment available: No, only checks will be accepted. Your check will be mailed back to you or will be shredded if you decide to cancel going to the event.

Special Weather Insurance: If it is raining or snowing or if the temperature is below 48 degrees, this event will be cancelled and a full refund will be returned to the registrants. We will also shred the check if you agree to it.

Host Hotel: Sleep Inn, Danville VA

Cost: $75.99 a night for doubles and $72.99 for king bed plus tax

Event Update:

The bottom line on this event is that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain since you will get a full refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the event. We have a weather clause so if it is bad weather, we will cancel the event, and you will get your check back. No checks will be endorsed prior to January 27, 2011. That means we will hold your check till we know that the weather is going to be good and only then will we deposit your fee. There will be no on line payment for this event since we do not want to pay processing fees and will be able to give you a full refund should the weather be bad.

You cannot use a credit for this event.

Insurance for this event is available from Lockton https://hpdeins.locktonaffinity.com/Coverage.aspx?pID=2944

Be sure to download the required forms attached below.

Event Organizers:

Tony Sorrentino - 1994 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Burke Dawson - 1997 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
David Melhado - 2002 White Roush Mustang GT Coupe

Current Instructor List:

Brian Harris - 1990 Maroon Mustang LX Coupe
Norbert Watts - No car
Jamie Creel - No car
Doc Hill - No car
Jason Tower - No car

Current Participant List:

1. Bob Rounds - 2011 Kona Blue Mustang GT Coupe
2. Jim Webb - 2010 Black Mustang GT Coupe
3. John Stiefel - 2006 Black Porsche 245 Coupe
4. Aaron Stoddard - 2006 Red Porsche Cayman S Coupe
5. Andrew Despirito - 2007 Gray Shelby GT 500 Coupe
6. Troy Truglio - 1991 White Toyota MR2 Coupe
7. Jay Golding - 2005 Red Lotus Elise Coupe
8. Joe Owsik - 1996 Orange SVT Bondurant Cobra Coupe
9. Ronnie McCann - 2004 Blue Corvette Z06 Coupe
10. Tom Pullara - 2007 White Lotus Elige Coupe
11. Stephen Smith - 1965 Silver AC Cobra Convertible
12. Don Labar - 1998 Silver Mercedes C43 Coupe
13. Vince Prinzo - 1992 Brown Acura Legend Coupe
14. Jack Connell - 1992 Red BMW 325i Coupe
15. Evan Connell - 1992 Red BMW 325i Coupe

Participants to pay at the event:

16. John Carey
17. Reg Mason
18. Reg Mason
19. John Williams
20. Brian Dehler
21. Robert Miller
22. John Schwaebler
23. Ken Van De Water
24. John Harriott
25. Josh Duke
26. Mike Tharpe
27. Mike Tharpe Jr
28. Woodard Jackson
29. Bill Strong

01-05-2011, 11:32 PM
List Updated...remember, we have to have 32 participants in order to hold this event.

01-15-2011, 02:46 PM
List Updated~!! Keep them coming... :thumbsup:

01-15-2011, 04:13 PM
Tony, will you need any help with anything? I am off that weekend. Let me know.

01-23-2011, 10:08 AM
Mike, I can always use some help so come on out!!

Weather is looking great for next weekend. They are predicting sunny and 50 degrees for Saturday!!

List updated!

01-23-2011, 03:13 PM
Glad to hear the weather's gonna cooperate!

This will be my first track experience, so I want to make sure I'm prepared.

1. What else do I need besides a helmet (SA2005/2010), long sleeve shirt, and long pants? Sneakers okay?
2. What is required for the car to pass tech inspection?

Thanks -- can't wait!

01-23-2011, 03:44 PM
We still have one small problem before we can make this happen and the weather is looking oh so good. We need 32 people or otherwise it isn't worth the track's time to man the event.

Since we will have such a small group, it will be very casual and low keyed. Click the attachment below for the "tech inspection" sheet.


01-24-2011, 04:08 PM
long sleeve shirt to ride along with someone?

01-24-2011, 08:47 PM
Yeah! :D

01-25-2011, 10:55 PM
Can you check out this weather!!

Jan 29





Jan 30

Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny


The pay at the gate rate is $225.00 for the day. If you plan to attend, then e-mail me direct at tony@svtcobraclub.com

01-26-2011, 09:47 PM
So, with 15 signed up, and 32 needed, what's the chances of this happening? I ask because I need to cancel my hotel by 4pm tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon, and I need to schedule my brake system flush/inspection tomorrow or Friday.

Thoughts? Should I do it, just in case?


01-27-2011, 12:22 AM
We are definitely doing Saturday, no question about it!!!

Depending on how many people want to do Sunday, we will do it also. We will not know that till Saturday at lunch when all of the participants let us know. I've had a ton of phone calls today and people are coming due to the great weather. If I were to guess, I'd say we will do Sunday also but I am not guaranteeing that 100%. I know it shows 15 but I've told a lot of people to now just pay at the gate and that's why I cannot give a definite answer for Sunday.


01-27-2011, 02:02 AM
Tony, do I need to pay anything to get in? I will be coming up saturday for the day, and helping where ever you need help. :thumbsup:

01-27-2011, 02:10 AM
No Mike, just come on in when you get there.

01-27-2011, 10:04 PM
To those of you that will be coming this weekend to VIR. here is the event schedule:

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Registration and Tech
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Mandatory Driver Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - New Driver Orientation Laps
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Track is hot
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Track is hot
5:30 p.m. - Event concludes for Saturday

Beginner group rules will be discussed at the meeting. Please do not spread around the complex, let's all try to stay around the same location.

Sunday Schedule: (This will probably happen, we can discuss it on Saturday)

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Track is hot
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Mandatory quiet time/Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Track is hot
2:00 p.m. - event is over

01-27-2011, 10:06 PM
Jan 29





Jan 30

Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny



01-28-2011, 02:18 AM
Mike, please bring your camera for photos on track, thanks.

01-28-2011, 02:42 PM
For anyone that wants to run this weekend, you can call me at 803.371.0725 if you need to get in touch with me. You can pay at the track and you must be prepared when you get there to register.

I will need the following:

1. $225.00 per day per driver or $335.00 for the weekend in cash. No checks or credit cards for this event.

2. All forms must be filled out properly including a registration form and other driver series forms. Go to the first post for the registration form and the required event forms.

3. Be sure you have a SA05 rated helmet

4. Be sure your car is mechanically sound and that the brake pads have ample thickness, rotors are in good shape and the brake fluid has been bled/flushed.

5. An open mind to have a ton of fun on the track.

01-28-2011, 08:54 PM
Hello to all,

Just got back from temporary duty in D.C. and looks like I will be up with you in the morning...can not wait!

Look forward to meeting you all,


01-29-2011, 07:13 PM
thanks for letting me hang out today, Tony. Sorry, I had to run, my back was aching real bad, so I headed out to get some aspirin, and rolled on home.

01-30-2011, 01:20 AM
Sorry you didn't feel good Mike. You should have asked me for an Advil as I had some handy. My car broke on the very last lap of my last session. I think the clutch cable went out because I lost clutch for a few minutes and then it came back after the car cooled down. Not sure what went wrong but I'll have Dan look at it next month sometime. :(

01-30-2011, 02:02 AM
sucks the clutch went haywire, but at least it was when you were almost done.

02-01-2011, 03:39 PM
Hey Tony...sorry to here about the car problems. I didn't even bring my car and still had problems....a fun day nevertheless! Managed to get off about 60 photos before breaking my Nikon lens. Sorry to anyone I missed on track.


02-01-2011, 10:22 PM
Thanks y'all, I think it was more the clutch cable but Dan will take a look at it next month. I looked at your photos as a "slide show" and it looked awesome, especially the sunrise. Hate you dropped the camera, hope it won't be too expensive to fix. :)

02-02-2011, 11:25 AM
Are you planning any other events at VIR later this year?

02-02-2011, 06:51 PM
SVT Superfest at the end of May. It is going to be a huge event!

02-02-2011, 06:54 PM
Hey Tony...sorry to here about the car problems. I didn't even bring my car and still had problems....a fun day nevertheless! Managed to get off about 60 photos before breaking my Nikon lens. Sorry to anyone I missed on track.


nice pictures!

02-03-2011, 12:21 AM
Go here to see a slide show and video from the event, http://www.trackclubusa.com/

02-03-2011, 01:08 AM
hopefully, we can see more video. There were several participants with GoPro cameras mounted to the front of their cars. Any way of finding out if they got video? One of them was the fella with the dark gray GT500, the one that was his first time on the track. There was a blue GT500, I believe, that had one, as well.

02-03-2011, 09:17 PM
Um, I think the gray was Andrew, I don't know who had the blue one. I'll have to look it up in the laptop. :)

02-07-2011, 05:10 PM
SVT Superfest at the end of May. It is going to be a huge event!
Sorry, I didn't see that post. I found it in a search:
http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18154&highlight=superfest (http://)