Mid Atlantic Road Racing Series at Summit Point

Spent another excellent weekend in West Virginia ­čÖé

This time I found a new host in Winchester, Virginia so there was far lesser country feel to it compared to last time, though there was no shortage of country music on the radio, lol

After spending a nice evening hanging out at the Union Jack pub, I hit the Summit Point track bright and early and to my surprise the security guard at the gate started acting up, wanting to charge me $25 admission… cause he never heard anything about “volunteering” what a prick. Anyway, after checking his list, and then another list, and then a third… well you get the idea, I made it in.

I was pleasantly surprised to see some senior corner workers from up north show up and since we were all from the North East we got put on the same corner, at Turn 1. Boy did it not disappoint. Lots of action followed, including a high speed rollover wreck involving an open wheeler formula car. The driver ended up upside down in the gravel with fuel dripping over him… which meant we had to lift it off the ground for him to get out, I was stationed with a fire bottle opposite the gravel trap so that was a quick response running across a hot track to his aid. Luckily there wasn’t need to pull the pin, came very close though.

Had a nice drive home, with another 33mpg run so the car is back to normal on the highway with about 5,000 miles after this trip just in time to change oil for the road trip to Canada.

for more info on the MARRS visit Washington DC SCCA web site: http://www.wdcr-scca.org/ClubRacing/tabid/59/Default.aspx

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