Road America and VIR are Next
Updated: Sep 18, 2021
Imagine a three-week event sequence spanning Watkins Glen, Road America and VIR. It's hard to not find enjoyment in this.
Last weekend at Watkins Glen started out with many cars having teething problems that meant sessions ending very early. We also had several bouts of rain that kept cars off the track. Thankfully by Saturday afternoon and Sunday most of the issues were behind us and the racing was good. With the Watkins Glen event completed we have two more tracks to visit in this three-weekend series of events.
Next up is VSCDA's Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival XXXVI at Road America another classic track with early street course racing origins. Like Watkins Glen racing at Road America began on roads around and through Elkhart Lake. The entry list has over 30 cars in the Classic Run Group, while the Wings & Slicks group is sparse. Regardless, the racing should be great in both groups with a promising weather forecast.
The final event in the three-event sequence is SVRA's VIR Speed Tour and Trans Am. Entry information has not been published but there always seems to be good racing at VIR. Like Watkins Glen and Road America, the natural terrain course is fun to drive while presenting interesting challenges. There are two long straights that offer great drafting and the potential for lead changes almost every lap. If you get in the lead you need to really hustle to avoid being passed on the next straight.
As for previous events this year there will be no Monoposto party at either Road America or VIR. Hopefully next year the Covid pandemic will have receded enough that we will be able to resume them in 2022.