Jump to content

Photo

2011 Mid Atlantic (East Coast) Track Schedule


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1
davecarama

davecarama

    Instructor

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Location:Gaithersburg
  • Region:Mid-Atlantic
  • Car Year:1995
  • Car Number:63
**WORK IN PROGRESS** 2011 East Coast, Mid Atlantic, Northeast track season.

The purpose of this thread is to maintain a relatively comprehensive list of track days for the 2011 Season. I can't take credit, I am stealing from a good friend of mine's work at compiling all this, so in the interest of not sending people AWAY from this forum I will do my best to keep it up to date here too.

Track dates are at the following circuits:
Summit Point (SP), Virginia International Raceway (VIR), New Jersey Motorsport Park (NJMP), Barber Motorsport Park (BARBER), Pocono Raceway (POCONO), BeaveRun Motorsports Complex (BEAVERUN), Monticello Motor Club (MONTICELLO), Watkins Glen International (THE GLEN) and North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR).

Information about the tracks, including directions, track maps and weather is located in Post #2 below.
Links to websites for the events is also found in the next post.

*******************************************

JANUARY
Jan 22 - 23 (Sat - Sun) - Sebring Raceway - CHINN

FEBRUARY
Feb 18-20 (Fri - Sun) - VIR Full - NASA MA (Incl Comp School & Instructor Clinic)
Feb 26 - 27 (Sat - Sun) - Homestead/Miami - CHINN
Feb 28-Mar 31 (Mon - Tue) - VIR Full - TRACK DAZE

MARCH
Mar 12-13 (Sat - Sun) - Summit Point Main - SCCA PDX/TT
Mar 14-15 (Mon-Tue) - VIR - 10 10ths
Mar 19 (Sat) - Homestead/Miami - CHINN
Mar 25-27 (Fri-Sun) - VIR Full - NASA MA (Incl Comp School & Instructor Clinic)
Mar 26 - 27 (Sat - Sun) - Sebring Raceway - CHINN

APRIL
Apr 2-3 (Sat - Sun) - Putnam Park - 10 10ths
Apr 2 (Sat) - Summit Point Shenandoah - SCCA PDX Instructor Clinic
Apr 9 (Sat) - Sebring Raceway - CHINN
Apr 9-10 (Sat - Sun) - NCCAR - NASA SE (HPDE, Comp School & Instructor Clinic Only)
Apr 9-10 (Sat - Sun) - SP Main - NASA MA
Apr 23-24 (Sat - Sun) - VIR North - TRACK DAZE
Apr 30 - 31 (Sat - Sun) - Sebring Raceway - CHINN

MAY
May 7 - 8 (Sat - Sun) - Putnam Park - 10 10ths
May 9-10 (Mon - Tue) - THE GLEN - CHIN
May 13 - 15 (Fri - Sun) - THE GLEN - ARPCA
May 14-15 (Sat - Sun) - SP Shenandoah - TRACK DAZE
May 14 - 15 (Sat - Sun) - Autobahn Country Club - CHINN
May 28 (Sat) - Atlanta Motorsports Park - CHINN
May 30 - 31 (Mon - Tue) - Mid-Ohio - CHINN

JUNE
Jun 4-5 (Sat - Sun) - VIR Full - TRACK DAZE
Jun 6 (Mon) - Road Atlanta - CHINN
Jun 11 - 12 (Sat - Sun) - Sebring Raceway - CHINN
Jun 18-19 (Sat - Sun) - SP Main - NASA MA - ** HYPERFEST **
Jun 30-Jul01 (Thu - Fri) - NJMP Thunderbolt - TRACK DAZE

JULY
Jul 1 (Fri) - Road Atlanta - CHINN
Jul 2 - 3 (Sat - Sun) - Putnam Park - 10 10ths
Jul 4-5 (Mon - Tue) - VIR Full - CHIN
Jul 11-12 (Mon - Tue) - SP Main - TRACK DAZE
Jul 16 (Sat) - Homestead/Miami - CHINN
Jul 22-24 (Fri - Sun) - VIR Full - NASA MA (Incl Comp School & Instructor Clinic)
Jul 30 (Sat) - Shenandoah - SCCA PDX
Jul 30 - 31 (Sat - Sun) - Road Atlanta - CHINN
Jul 30 - 31 (Sat - Sun) - Putnam Park - Horsepower4Hope Charity Track Event


AUGUST
Aug 20 (Sat) - Sebring Raceway - CHINN
Aug 20-21 (Sat - Sun) - SP Main - NASA MA
Aug 20 - 21 (Sat - Sun) - Beaver Run - ARPCA
Aug 25-26 (Thu - Fri) - VIR Full - TRACK DAZE

SEPTEMBER
Sep 5-6 (Mon - Tue) - THE GLEN - CHIN
Sept 12 (Mon) - Road Atlant - CHINN
Sep 23 - 25 (Fri - Sun) - Mid-Ohio - ARPCA
Sep 24 - 25 (Sat - Sun)- Summit Point Main - SCCA PDX/TT
Sep 24 - 25 (Sat - Sun) - BARBER - CHINN

OCTOBER
Oct 1-2 (Sat - Sun) - SP Main - TRACK DAZE
Oct 7-9 (Fri - Sun) - VIR Full - NASA MA
Oct 8 - 9 (Sat - Sun) - Sebring Raceway - CHINN
Oct 22-23 (Sat - Sun) - Atlanta Motorsports Park - CHIN
Oct 22 - 23 (Sat - Sun) - Putnam Park - 10 10ths
Oct 30-31 (Sun - Mon) - VIR Full - CHIN

NOVEMBER
Nov 5-6 (Sat - Sun) - SP Main - NASA MA (HPDE Only)
Nov 12-13 (Sat - Sun) - NCCAR - NASA SE ((HPDE, Comp School & Instructor Clinic Only)
Nov 14-15 (Mon - Tue) - VIR Full/Grand - TRACK DAZE
Nov 26 - 27 (Sat - Sun) - Road Atlanta - CHINN

DECEMBER
Dec 3-4 (Sat-Sun) - VIR Full - CHIN

Edited by davecarama, 12-22-2010 08:42 PM.

  • RacerX likes this
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#2
davecarama

davecarama

    Instructor

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Location:Gaithersburg
  • Region:Mid-Atlantic
  • Car Year:1995
  • Car Number:63
THE ORGANIZERS:

10 10THS 10 10ths Motorsports
1ST STLRS PCA First Settlers PCA
24 HRS LEMONS 24 Hours of Lemons
ALABAMA PCA
ALLEGHENY PCA
ASPHALT Asphalt Ventures
AUDI MA Audi Club Mid Atlantic (requires membership in Audi Club NA)
AUDI NJ Audi Club New Jersey
AUDI NE Audi Club Northeast
BOSTON BMWCCA
BRG British Racing Group
CAROLINA PCA Carolinas PCA
CCC Colonial Challenge Cup
* CHIN Chin Motorsports
COM SSC COM Sports Car Club
CONN PCA Connecticut Valley PCA
DC BMWCCA
DC MBCA Greater Washington M-B
DC SCCA DC Sports Car Club of America
DEL BMWCCA Delaware BMW Car Club
DEL PCA Deleware PCA
DMTD David Murray Track Days
DRIFT NIRVANA
EMRA Eastern Motor Racing Association
FAAST
FATT & SEAT TIME & OPEN PRACTICE Friday At The Track - BSR Inc.
FERRARI NE Ferrari Club - New England
GV BMWCCA Genesee Valley BMW CCA (New York)
GROUP 52 Open Track, Advanced Drivers Only
HOD BMWCCA Heart of Dixie BMW CCA (Alabama)
HUD CHAMP PCA Hudson Champlain PCA
JEFF 500 Jefferson 500 (Vintage Racing)
JERSEY SHORE PCA
KOJOTE Kojote Motorsports - Open Track, Advanced Drivers Only
LOG 30 Lotus Ltd.
MAZDA Mazda Drivers
MVP TRACK TIME
* NASA MA NASA Mid Atlantic
NASA NE NASA Northeast
* NASA SE NASA Southeast
NIAGRA PCA
NC SCCA North Carolina Sports Car Club of America
NJ BMWCCA New Jersey BMW Car Club
NNJ PCA Northern NJ PCA
NNJ SCCA Northern NJ SCCA
NYC PCA Metro NY PCA (Requires PCA Mbrshp)
PATROON BMWCCA
PBOC
PCA Zone 2
PHOENIX CMR
PORSCHE SCHOOL Porsche Sport Driving School (Arrive & Drive)
POTOMAC PCA
PRO MOTION Team Pro Motion (Car Events Only)
REDLINE Redline Time Attack
RIESENTOTER Riesentoter PCA
SCDA Sports Car Driving Association
SCHATTENBAUM Schattenbaum PCA
SVT COBRA SVT Cobra Mustang Club
SVTOA SVT Owners Association
TARHEEL BWMCCA
TARHEEL SCC Tarheel Sports Car Club
* TRACK DAZE
TRACKMASTERS
VETTE Northern Virginia Corvette Club


THE TRACKS:

The Summit Point Motorsports Park has three distinct circuits: Summit Point Main, Shenandoah and Jefferson. Shenandoah will be the site of the LOG 30 track day.

Virginia International Raceway has several configurations. Most events are run on the "Full" track.

New Jersey Motorsports Park has two circuits: Lightning and Thunderbolt.

Barber Motorsports Park was the venue for many events at LOG 29. The flowing layout is well suited for Lotus.

Pocono Raceway utilizes the infield to accommodate sports car events.

BeaveRun Motorsports Complex

Monticello Motor Club

Watkins Glen International

North Carolina Center for Automotive Research is a brand new multi-purpose automotive facility located just south of the VA/NC border on I-95.


WEATHER & DIRECTIONS:


WEATHER at Summit Point . . . DIRECTIONS to Summit Point
WEATHER at VIR . . . DIRECTIONS to VIR
WEATHER at NJMP . . . DIRECTIONS to NJMP
WEATHER at Barber . . . DIRECTIONS to Barber
WEATHER at Pocono . . . DIRECTIONS to Pocono
WEATHER at BeaveRun . . . DIRECTIONS to BeaveRun
WEATHER at Monticello . . . DIRECTIONS to Monticello
WEATHER at Watkins Glen . . . DIRECTIONS to Watkins Glen
WEATHER at NCCAR . . . DIRECTIONS to NCCAR


summit point summitpoint west virginia raceway race way motor sport motorsport sports motorsports colonial challenge cup new jersey NJMP lightning thunderbolt thunder bolt barber BMP BMSP alabama VIR virginia international raceway monticello motor club park track circuit hpde open track seat time solo event events trackday trackdays days date dates schedule calendar event events 2011 list listing deer armco

Edited by davecarama, 12-22-2010 07:54 PM.

  • RacerX likes this
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#3
davecarama

davecarama

    Instructor

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Location:Gaithersburg
  • Region:Mid-Atlantic
  • Car Year:1995
  • Car Number:63
I'll continue to update as I get more dates. I will be at all Summit Point weekend dates in my #63 Spec Miata (actually it will be IT spec). I instruct with Summit Point FATT, Mazda Drivers, NASA, Track Daze, LOG, and more. If you have any questions... although I am not a representative of any of these guys, I can certainly help you track down the right people.

Happy 2011 driving season!!!

Dave
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#4
RacerX

RacerX

    Member

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Location:Fairfax, VA
  • Region:WDC
  • Car Year:1991
  • Car Number:51
Great post, appreciate it - subscribed for updates and hope to see you at events.

Rich

I'll continue to update as I get more dates. I will be at all Summit Point weekend dates in my #63 Spec Miata (actually it will be IT spec). I instruct with Summit Point FATT, Mazda Drivers, NASA, Track Daze, LOG, and more. If you have any questions... although I am not a representative of any of these guys, I can certainly help you track down the right people.

Happy 2011 driving season!!!

Dave



#5
davecarama

davecarama

    Instructor

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Location:Gaithersburg
  • Region:Mid-Atlantic
  • Car Year:1995
  • Car Number:63

Great post, appreciate it - subscribed for updates and hope to see you at events.

Rich



Looks like you are a local! If you are at Summit Point, I am there just about every weekend. Look for my #63 King Rat Motorsports car and say hi!
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#6
davecarama

davecarama

    Instructor

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Location:Gaithersburg
  • Region:Mid-Atlantic
  • Car Year:1995
  • Car Number:63
BSR Schedules - Summit Point Friday At The Track, Seat Time, and the Instructor Clinic schedule is supposed to be posted in January.

Last year, the instructor clinic happened just after we were dumped on 2X with about 4' of snow. Driving Summit (plowed) with 4' of snow surrounding the track was pretty cool. It felt like being on a converted street course with jersey barriers all the way around the track. The only worry was if anyone would ever find you if you went off track (since you'd be buried). They also went from normal roll-playing instructor scenarios to using the BSR's Accident Avoidance course.

Accident Avoidance is set up almost like a drivers ed class, but they teach lots more. They go through skid control, ABS, traction control, skid pad, and end with a high speed course (similar to autocross) that includes "surprises". The course is FUN and anyone at any level can learn from it.

Again, they used that curriculum for the instructor clinic last year, and were surprised at some of the mistakes made in some of these basic skills by some of the instructors. I don't think it is that unusual though. Autocross skills like a slalom are so different from track skills.

They always say "An autocross driver can make a great track driver, but a track driver rarely makes a good autocross driver". I bet the instructor crew is more prepared this year :)

Dave
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#7
davecarama

davecarama

    Instructor

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Location:Gaithersburg
  • Region:Mid-Atlantic
  • Car Year:1995
  • Car Number:63
MazdaDrivers Schedules should be posted by January/February

I have been driving with MazdaDrivers since '99. I have done every event with them for the past 11 years (not entirely true, I had to miss the events this year). They are one of the ONLY clubs to do VIR Grand East in the country. Not entirely sure if they will this year though. I think it is relatively expensive to rent, and prices are not going down. IF they are, I recommend trying it out. The track in that configuration is so long, you only get a few laps before your 20 minute session is over. And instructing a beginner? That many turns in one lap? They tend to get... lost.

But when you DO get the track, you realize almost all of the best turns at the facility are compounded into the circuit, uphill esses, the B1tch, the connector to the north course, and more. The combination of these 3 tracks into one, is outstanding! Not to mention the LONG back straight is cut in half since you are doing most of the south course, north course, and patriot course. Who wants to do long straights in a Miata anyway!

Dave
  • RacerX likes this
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#8
RacerX

RacerX

    Member

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Location:Fairfax, VA
  • Region:WDC
  • Car Year:1991
  • Car Number:51

Looks like you are a local! If you are at Summit Point, I am there just about every weekend. Look for my #63 King Rat Motorsports car and say hi!


I will look for you the next time I am out there. I run under #35 and the car looks like wet paint. See you trackside.

Rich

#9
davecarama

davecarama

    Instructor

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Location:Gaithersburg
  • Region:Mid-Atlantic
  • Car Year:1995
  • Car Number:63
Lookie what I found on Facebook:

In celebration of our fourth season working with NASA Mid-Atlantic, OG Racing is giving away TEN $50 vouchers good for NASA's Feb 19-21 HPDE event at VIR. If you're interested in attending, and want to take advantage of this deal, send an email to steve@ogracing.com for further instructions (no purchase necessary). These vouchers are only good through the end of this week (expires Saturday at Midnight), so act fast!

Alas, I can't make it :(

Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

#10
davecarama

davecarama

    Instructor

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Location:Gaithersburg
  • Region:Mid-Atlantic
  • Car Year:1995
  • Car Number:63
Posted a 2012 schedule... Still working on it though.

http://mazdaracers.c...track-schedule/
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users