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05-25-2011, 12:55 AM
SVT Cobra Mustang Club and Track Club USA are proud to present the 2nd annual "Full Throttle Ford Fest." The Car show is hosted by Life House Fellowship of Browns Summit, N.C.

The event is sponsored by:

Detroit Speed
Jet Hot Coatings
JLT True Cold Air
High End Auto, LLC
Pro-Dyno, LLC
Data Plates Plus
Time Out Sportswear

The event will be held at the world class location of Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA, just east of Danville, VA.

The Fest will consist of two days of open track, and an SVT, Mustang, and all Ford Show. Also available will be on site karting, skeet shooting, and new for 2011 is a "high speed" autocross to be held on the skidpad. Autocross is hosted by Jet Hot and Detroit Speed.

What you will receive for your registration fee: ($30.00 discount if paid before October 1, 2011 and paid for in the SCMC store)

1. Two days of on track VIR full course

2. One ticket for the Saturday night meal to be held at the VIR Gallery (additional meal tickets can be purchased at $15.00 each)

3. One event tee shirt

4. All gate fees paid

We will be running the full course on both Saturday and Sunday.

On line payment is available in the store at: http://www.scmcstore.com/store/product.php?productid=114&cat=0&page=&featured=Y

A hard copy registration form can now be downloaded for those that want to pay with a check or for those that get the gate fee discount. Your options include two day on track registration, one day on track registration, hyperdrive (one 30 minute session on track in your car), car show fee, or parade lap fee. You do not have to pay for parade laps if you already paid for either a one day or two day registration fee, the parade laps are included in that purchase.

The club with the most show participants who have paid for parade laps will get to go out on track as a group with no other cars out on the track during that time. That session will last 15 minutes and will be the full course layout.

Host Hotel Information:

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

Please mention the SVT Cobra Mustang Club for the discounted price of $79.99 a night.

You may also want to stay at the track and can reserve your room at the Lodge (They have garages below your room) or at "The Villas" where you can go first class all the way. Go to www.virnow.com for more details and pricing.

Do not sign up to be an instructor for this event without being confirmed by Tony, otherwise you may not be approved to instruct. If your name is not on the instructor list, you are not confirmed as an instructor. Instructors who helped at the May SVT Superfest event take priority, no exceptions. Instructors have a special separate registration form to fill out.

It is recommended that you come back to this forum thread to verify you are registered for this event. You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration along with your instructor assignment, event explanation, and gate passes.

Be sure to download the events packet when it is attached to this post.

Event Organizers:

Pat Madigan - Registration - 1965 Blue FFR Daytona Coupe (Size Large)
Tony Sorrentino - Registration - 1994 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe (Size XL)
Daniel Brooks - Tech Inspection - 1993 Teal SVT Cobra Hatchback (Size XL)
David Melhado - Tech Inspection - 2002 White Roush Mustang GT Coupe (Size XL)
Dennis McCrary - Tech Inspection - 2003 Black SVT Cobra Coupe (Size XL)

Approved Instructors: (White Group)

1. Richard Bagby - 1988 Maroon Mustang LX 5.0 Hatchback (Size L)
2. Jamie Creel - 2006 Copper Corvette Z06 Coupe (Size L)
3. Joe Johnson - 2012 Orange Boss 302 S Coupe (Size XL)
4. Jerry Digges - 2005 Red Corvette Coupe (Size XL)
5. Mike Triggiano Sr. - 2007 Yellow Corvette Coupe (Size L)
6. Brian Harris - 1991 Black Mustang 5.0 Hatchback (Size XL)
7. Mark Barnes - 1993 Reef Blue Mustang LX 5.0 Hatchback (Size L)
8. Ben Dawson - 1996 White Mazda Miata Convertible (Size L)
9. Doug Gimbert - 2005 Black Roush Mustang Coupe (Size L)
10. Dean Smeltzer - 2012 Black Boss 302 LS Coupe(Size XL)
11. Thomas Prall - 2007 Dark Blue Corvette Coupe (Size L)
12. Bill Foster - 1999 Silver Corvette Coupe (Size XL)
13. Robert Miller - 1998 White SVT "Coyote Powered" Cobra Coupe (Size XXL) (Hyperdrive Czar)

Paid Participants: (Limit of 120 paid participants per day)

Yellow Group Running with White - Not Instructing

14. Woodard Jackson - 2005 White FR 500S Coupe (Size L)
15. Samuel Staggs - 1998 Laser Red SVT Cobra Coupe (Size L)
16. Michael Lange - 2006 Tungsten Ford GT Coupe (Size XXL)
17. Mike Smith - 2003 Silver SVT Cobra Convertible (Size XXL)
18. John O'Donnell - 2009 Gray Corvette Coupe

Blue Group - Advanced

1. Todd Nunn - 2003 Black Mustang GT Coupe (Size XXL)
2. Gregory Weekes - 1994 Green Mustang GT Coupe (Size XL)
3. David Ennis - 2003 Black Mustang GT Coupe (Size XXL)
4. Don Labar - 1999 Chrome Yellow Saleen Mustang Coupe (Size L)
5. Stephen Smith - 1965 Silver Superformance Cobra Roadster (Size L)
6. Dennis McCrary - 2003 Black SVT Cobra Coupe (Size XL)
7. Burke Dawson - 1997 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe (Size XL)
8. Joe Owsik - 1996 Orange SVT Bondurant Cobra Coupe (Size XL)
9. Leonard Whiteside - 1965 Red FFR Cobra Roadster (Size XL)
10. Jay Tucker - 2011 Blue Mustang GT Coupe (Size XL)
11. Austin Nalley - 1966 Red Factory Five Roadster (Size XL)
12. Paul Caley - 1990 Red Mustang LX 5.0 Hatchback (Size Large)
13. Jim Lewis - 2004 Red Porsche GT3 Coupe (Size XL)
14. Tony Sorrentino - 1994 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
15. Pat Madiagn - 1965 Blue FFR Coupe
16. Johnny Slagle - 2002 Red Corvette Z06 Coupe
17. David Melhado - 2002 White Roush Mustang GT Coupe (Size XL)
18. Ed Erdy - 1966 Black Mustang Fastback (Size Large)
19. Jamie Furman - 2002 Silver Porsche GT2 Coupe
20. Victor Hahn - 2011 White Dodge Charger Sedan

Orange Group - Intermediate

1. Ash Rovecamp - 2004 Silver Pontiac GTO Coupe (Size Large) (Instructor: Jerry Digges)
2. Julian Metts - 1993 Black Saleen Mustang Hatchback - (Size XL)
3. Roger McQueen - 2007 Vista Blue Mustang GT Coupe (Size XL)
4. Jason Costa - 2003 DSG Lightning Pickup (Size Large)
5. Andrew Despirito - 2007 Alloy Shelby GT 500 Coupe (Size XL) (Instructor: Brian Harris)
6. Doug Goddin - 2012 Kona Blue Shelby GT 500 Coupe (Size XL) (Instructor: Dean Smeltzer)
7. Art Caley - 1992 Red Mustang LX 5.0 Coupe (Size Large)
8. Jason Devine - 2011 Yellow Mustang GT Coupe (Size L) (Instructor: Jamie Creel)
9. Kevin Culver - 2012 Black Boss 302 LS Coupe (Size Large) (Instructor: Joe Johnson)
10. Kevin Venhorst - 1990 Green Mustang LX Hatchback (Size XL)
11. Ryan McMahon - 1995 Black SVT Cobra Coupe (Size Medium) (Instructor: Doug Gimbert)
12. Mike Triggiano Jr. - 2000 Silver Pontiac Trans Am Coupe (Size Large) (Instructor: Ben Dawson)
13. Reg Mason - 2005 Blue Mustang GT Coupe (Size XL)
14. Kenneth Mercer - 2000 Blue Pontiac Grand Prix (Size XL) (Instructor:Mike Triggiano Sr. )
15. Doug Gimbert - 1966 White Shelby GT 350 Fastback (Size XL)
16. Mark Gimbert - 1973 Red Mustang Convertible (Size XL)
17. Dave Baldwin - 2008 White Shelby GT 500 Coupe (Size XL) (Instructor: Richard Bagby)
18. Bill Reitzel - 2002 White Mustang GT Coupe (Size Large)
19. Troy Zabransky - 2008 Orange Corvette Coupe (Size XL) (Instructor:Tom Prall)
20. Kevin Rosen - 1993 Black SVT Cobra Hatchback (Size XL) (Instructor: Mark Barnes)
21. Ronnie McCann - 2004 Blue Corvette Z06 Coupe

Green Group - Beginner

1. Warren Lapham - 2010 Black Mustang GT Coupe (Size XL) (Instructor: Mark Barnes)
2. Al McIntosh - 1965 Blue Superformance Cobra Roadster (Size XXL) (Lead/Follow)
3. Mark Keiffer - 2007 Black Shelby GT-H Convertible (Size XL) (Instructor: Steve Jones)
4. Rodney Garrison - 1997 White SVT Cobra Convertible (Size XL) (Instructor: Brian Harris )
5. Mike May - 2011 Race Red Mustang GT Coupe (Size XL) (Instructor: Richard Bagby)
6. Tad Rhodes - 1965 Red FFR Roadster (Size XXL) (Instructor: Jamie Creel)
7. Chris Cosgrove - 2010 Orange Lotus Rossion Q2 Coupe (Size Large) (Instructor: Mike Triggiano Sr. )
8. Mitchell Motes - 1998 Laser Red SVT Cobra Coupe (Instructor: Sam Staggs )
9. Kevin Bush - 2012 Orange Boss 302 Coupe (Size XL) - (Instructor: Joe Johnson)
10. Gary Plassman - 2007 Silver Mercedes SLK AMG 55 (Size XXL) (Instructor: Ben Dawson)
11. Adam Shingler - 2012 Silver Boss 302 LS Coupe (Size Large) (Instructor: Dean Smeltzer )
12. Donnie Farmer - 1995 Red Mustang GT Coupe (Size XL) (Instructor: Jerry Digges )
13. Anthony Costa - 2004 Silver Mazda RX8 Coupe (Size XXL) (Instructor:Tom Prall)
14. Jesse Benge - 2003 Black SVT Cobra Coupe (Size XL) (Instructor: Bill Foster )
15. John Stone - 2008 Grey Mustang GT Coupe (size XL) (Instructor: Doug Gimbert)


1. Jerry Greene - 2001 DHG Mustang Bullitt Coupe (Instructor: Robert Miller)
2. Sherman England - 1965 Yellow FFR Roadster (Instructor: Robert Miller)
3. Justin Hill - 2005 Blue Mustang GT Coupe (Instructor: Robert Miller)

Parade Laps:

1. Chris Evans - 2007 Grey Mustang Coupe
2. Dennis Randleman - 2009 Vista Blue Shelby GT 500 KR Coupe

Show Participants:

1. Chris Evans - 2007 Grey Mustang Coupe
2. Billy Shepard - 2005 Redfire Mustang GT Coupe
3. Gary Lanzafame - 2012 Yellow Blaze Mustang GT/CS Coupe
4. Dennis Randleman - 2009 Vista Blue Shelby GT 500 KR Coupe
5. Anita Randleman - 2007 Black Shelby GT 500 Convertible
6. Jerry Greene - 2001 DHG Mustang Bullitt Coupe
7. Joey Snead - 1997 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe

07-08-2011, 12:55 AM
On line payment is now available in the SCMC store at www.scmcstore.com Please be aware that if you sign up under Motorsport Reg, you are not eligible for any club discounts. We will give you that option but discounts are only available in the SCMC store.

08-03-2011, 11:15 PM
List Updated!

08-29-2011, 11:24 PM
Please note that the "cutoff date" for the club discount and the free tee is October 1st, 2011. If you do not register by that date then I cannot guarantee you'll get the event tee shirt. You will still get the one Saturday night meal ticket.

09-21-2011, 10:17 AM
I grenaded my TKO-II trans last weekend at Putnam Park Indiana with TrackGuys for Kenny Brown's 25th event.
Cannot complain too much, havnt rebuilt the trans since 2001, guess it was due...

Video (see at 2:39)


09-24-2011, 10:26 PM
Tee shirt design is in post number one!

Snoopy 777
09-27-2011, 08:59 PM
Never heard of gate fees at VIR?

Is this something new or have I just missed this before?

09-27-2011, 09:56 PM
As a participant, you don't have any. If someone wants to come in and spectate that is not with a paying participant then they'll have to pay one.

09-29-2011, 09:49 PM
List updated!

10-04-2011, 01:30 AM
Everyone is now grouped up in their proper group. Please check your shirt size to make sure it is correct before the event. Please make sure to download the event forms which include a tech form, helmet form, and a medical form and bring them with you to the event completely filled out.



10-06-2011, 12:30 AM
Instructor/student list can be found in the first post. Everyone should have who they requested I believe. Orange students have been approved to go solo so if you just need a "check" ride with the instructor that was assigned to you then take advantage of that. However, remember, you were approved of solo driving and we have 12 new people trying to get into the hobby so they should take priority over the weekend for the instructors.

10-08-2011, 07:24 PM

What is the Saturday night dinner going to consist of? It says at the VIR Gallery ... ?


10-08-2011, 09:26 PM
It's a "cookout" where the track food vendors will be making BBQ and hamburgers with some fixings, potato or macaroni salad, drinks and desert. I'm not sure of the full menu because the guy I talked to no longer works there and I am discussing it with his replacement. Yes, it will be at the VIR Gallery where we had the SVT/SAAC social on Friday night.

10-08-2011, 09:32 PM
Take a look at the weather forecast, it is going to be awesome!!


10-09-2011, 10:24 AM
PM sent

10-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Thats hp making weather!

10-09-2011, 08:51 PM
Like you need any help you cheating b@#$@%&!

Thats hp making weather!

10-10-2011, 10:25 AM
All signed up :)

10-10-2011, 12:35 PM
Weather looks perfect! What time does tech open Friday night?

10-10-2011, 01:59 PM
Weather looks perfect! What time does tech open Friday night?

I was wondering when we would be able to get into the track on Friday. Open all day?

10-10-2011, 04:49 PM
Like you need any help you cheating b@#$@%&!

I told ya,225hp and 185tq and thats on a good day.I difinitely need a tow rope!I just hope to stay out of everyones way.I even thought about keeping my flashers on for safety.Wonder if I could get one of thoses signs like the state uses when there working on the road with the arrows on it.

aka The Slow One

10-11-2011, 10:17 AM
Yes, when and where is tech Friday?

10-11-2011, 11:02 PM
5-7 pm on the skid pad. I'm trying to get my e-mail out tonight but I keep getting side tracked..... :edmond:

10-12-2011, 01:37 AM
Event information packets should be in your mailbox now.

10-12-2011, 01:34 PM

10-12-2011, 10:33 PM
While we all prepare for our fall event this weekend, we will have a special venue for those that will be attending. Doug Vanden Brink, a professional drifter, will be bringing his Mustang to come out to our event and do a drifting exhibition on the full course. He is scheduled to do one session before lunch and one after 5:00 pm in case you cannot make it till the afternoon. (Yes, it means we will have to skim 5 minutes for 6 sessions on Saturday to make room for Doug.)

You can learn more about his drifting skills by visiting his team website at http://www.dougvandenbrink.com/

You can also check out this cool video of him drifiting at the 2010 Hyperfest at Summit Point by clicking here:


I was told the car has 850 rwhp so bring your cameras and video equipment with you to get some cool photo ops and outrageous video.

The event will also have a local media reporter coming out to see what we do at these events and we should get some local media coverage.

The weekend weather is looking outstanding with lows in the 40s and highs in the low 70s. What better way is there to spend a great fall day cruising up to the track and getting to see fellow members running track? Remember, you can still enter the car show, do parade laps, or catch a ride in a Boss 302 if some of those guys want to let you ride with them. If you plan to attend then go to the store to sign up for the event at www.scmcstore.com. Hope to see many of you there!

10-12-2011, 10:34 PM
The Friday tech inspection has been moved to the "North Paddock" as the skidpad will be getting prepped for the Saturday autocross.

10-13-2011, 06:05 PM
Looking for someone to share a room at VIR for Fri and/or Sat.
I don't smoke, but don't mind if you do. There will be some snoring.
Call or txt: 718-552-5253



10-14-2011, 11:51 AM
Is there a schedule posted anywhere. I can't find it.

And just where the hey is the 'Gallery'. Best I can tell VIR doesn't want you to know. Actually they list several locations as being a 'Gallery'.



10-14-2011, 12:19 PM
IMSAR Need to know who you are so I can send you an e-mail with the schedule. the Gallery is located on the left as soon as you cross the bridge to the north paddock.

10-15-2011, 02:33 AM
IMSAR Need to know who you are so I can send you an e-mail with the schedule.
Sent you personal email response to notice of this post ~ 9 pm.

the Gallery is located on the left as soon as you cross the bridge to the north paddock.What I thought, but you sure couldn't confirm it anywhere on VIR's site that I found. Reckon I'd figured it out in time.

Seems they used to call it that back aways when it was an auto museum or some such. Made sense then.

Now it's a big ol open building where folks eat BBQ, drink beer, tell lies, and if really fortunate get to hear talks from some early founders of the track. Gallery??



10-17-2011, 09:29 AM
Awesome event Tony...thanks for all of your hard work to pull together the best open track events out there! I have several hundred photos that I will upload to Photobucket...I'll send you a link shortly for you to review and post for others. Thanks again...see you in January!

10-17-2011, 06:52 PM
Had a good time. Big thanks to Tony and every one for another great event.:thumbsup:

10-17-2011, 10:35 PM
Another great event!! A big thanks to Tony, Pat, the VIR staff, and anyone who had a hand in organizing FTFF!!!! Had a fantastic weekend. And a special thanks to TrackClub for ordering the weather!

10-19-2011, 04:46 PM
Thanks Tony & Pat for all your hard work and dedication to make these track events so enjoyable. I had a great time. Here is a link to a small slideshow of a few cars and the drifter who was fantastic.:)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Oj3ZOakuEw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Oj3ZOakuEw)

10-20-2011, 02:27 AM
Here is a link to some in car video (6 ) mins. from last weekends Full Throttle Ford Fest. Sorry about the glare, I could not edit it out.:D

www.youtube.com/user/jaimiem4#p/a/u/O/igniAGPqBNA (http://www.youtube.com/user/jaimiem4#p/a/u/O/igniAGPqBNA)

10-20-2011, 10:40 PM
Looks good on full screen!!

10-22-2011, 11:19 PM
Hey Tony, never got a chance to thank you for a great weekend. I took a shower at the end of the day on Sunday and by the time I got out, you had already left.

I had such a great time and am strongly considering the June event.

Here's a video of Adam and myself on the last session of Sunday.


10-22-2011, 11:21 PM
One of my favorite pictures.

10-23-2011, 01:42 AM
No problem Dean, glad you hung with us at the Villas. My brother and sister in law really enjoyed the weekend and they want to come back, too. You looked like you were having a good time in the video. :) Hope you and Susie have a great Holiday this year!!

P.S. Check out the front page of the website! ;) http://www.svtcobraclub.com/mainpage.html

10-23-2011, 10:31 PM
P.S. Check out the front page of the website! ;) http://www.svtcobraclub.com/mainpage.html


10-25-2011, 04:29 PM
Finally got through a ton of photos and several hours of in car video from the blue and orange run groups...enjoy!

Blue Run Group: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-1V4ZOuNU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-1V4ZOuNU)
Orange Run Group: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQdWGljUotE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQdWGljUotE)

Photos: www.photobucket.com/fullthrottlefordfest (http://www.photobucket.com/fullthrottlefordfest)

10-28-2011, 04:35 PM
Here's a video of me chansing Joe in his 302S and the Ford GT. Couldn't really keep up but that is what Hoosiers, less weight and more horsepower will do for you. :p

10-28-2011, 08:06 PM

Thanks for posting the video. I sure enjoyed running and visiting with you. Hope to see you at another event soon.


It was a great event. I sure enjoyed it. I had a blast. Hope to make a couple of your events next year.