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Dirichlet
07-24-2007, 08:48 AM
I'm planning on going to this event, which will be my first at VIR, and
I'm looking for information on where to stay in the area - keep in mind that cost is a factor. I wouldn't mind camping there, but I've heard they don't allow it. If possible, I'd be happy to split a room with somebody.
Thanks in advance for any help.

~Colin

woodym3
07-24-2007, 10:53 AM
With the advent of lodging within the VIR grounds, Tarheel may have arranged for camping to be allowed too. Check with the Tarheel chapter.
Before it was an issue of paying for overnight security. The track and chapter didn't want campers to be locked within the grounds in case of emergency.

I understand there is a campground just north of the intersection of US58 and Virginia Route 62 - about 8-10 miles from the track.

I think the cheapest half-way decent lodging in Danville is the Innkeeper on Riverside Drive.

gnhovis
07-24-2007, 04:30 PM
What do you have to do to join the Tar Heal Chapter as well as NCC? Just call the national club or can you do it online somehow? (I think chapter members get to register on August 1st, before they open it up to the rest of us on the 2nd....)

Dirichlet
07-24-2007, 04:37 PM
You can add an additional chapter (I think it's $15/yr) on the national page.

ChosenGSR
07-24-2007, 04:55 PM
You'll love VIR Colin, it's awesome.

fpol
07-25-2007, 08:36 AM
I believe The Lodge is cheaper than many hotels (it's cheaper than the Hampton Inn for example). The Sleep Inn is cheaper than Hampton, I think it's ~$75.00 a night. They're both clean. Sleep Inn is about 10 -15 minutes from the track, and the Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Courtyard (!!!) etc are another 5. None are really a long haul, and there's cheap gas near both to fill up prior to each day.

I'll be down there next week and the Thursday/Friday before Labour day.

woodym3
07-25-2007, 08:55 AM
You'll love the gas prices in the Danville area. A couple of weeks ago premium was about $2.90 per gallon.

SharkD
07-26-2007, 10:44 AM
The Liberty station in Danville usually has the best prices on gas, and they sell 100 octane, if you're going for the HPDE trophy.

Much like my habits when attending schools at Summit, I've never stayed in a hotel while attending a school or race at VIR, but the commute isn't so bad for me. ;)

Also, keep in mind that the Lodge has WiFi access for guests, which is available in the paddock.

woodym3
07-26-2007, 11:34 AM
You've been away working too long Dan. The Liberty station has changed names to Sprint (or is it Spirit?) A friend filled up his STi there a few weeks ago and the 93 apparently had a mixture of diesel or kerosene in it. Ruined his weekend. I don't know if they still sell 100.

1996 328ti
07-26-2007, 12:33 PM
What do you have to do to join the Tar Heel Chapter as well as NCC? Just call the national club or can you do it online somehow? (I think chapter members get to register on August 1st, before they open it up to the rest of us on the 2nd....)It's $15.30/year and it would be prorated to coincide with your current membership.

And that's Tar Heel. ;)

woodym3
07-26-2007, 12:59 PM
Actually it's Tarheel. At least that's what they call it.

1996 328ti
07-26-2007, 02:34 PM
Actually it's Tarheel. At least that's what they call it.Ooops. I guess I should know that.

Car54
07-26-2007, 04:15 PM
How much is the class? Anyone find it yet?

woodym3
07-26-2007, 05:24 PM
I think it's $350 for two days on one of the best tracks in the world. Registration opens Aug 1.

http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org/fallschool.htm

1996 328ti
07-31-2007, 04:16 PM
Bummer. I'm not going to be able to go.
I think this year may be a wash.

TMB_540i
07-31-2007, 06:04 PM
I am counting down the hours until registration opens. Can't wait. I confirmed that my Tarheel chapter membership is now active.

1996 328ti
08-01-2007, 06:31 PM
It looks like the registration opened a bit early. :)
Now to get my car in running order.

vjmvjmvjm
08-01-2007, 07:16 PM
Did you take off the front plate yet?

dbonner
08-01-2007, 10:15 PM
It looks like the registration opened a bit early. :)
Now to get my car in running order.

You better be there! Greenville is after all a lot closer to VIR than Germantown! (at least I think that's true). New Toyos all the way around here. :tongue:

1996 328ti
08-02-2007, 07:16 AM
You better be there! Greenville is after all a lot closer to VIR than Germantown! (at least I think that's true). New Toyos all the way around here. :tongue:Only 15-30 minutes closer. But I won't have to deal with the traffic from DC to Fredricksburg.

I'd be getting there late Friday so I am debating whether to run streets.
But hopefully I will have new shocks and my H&R race springs.

The car handled like it was on rails when I first got it several years ago with those springs and shock.

Car54
08-02-2007, 10:34 AM
I registered early as a non-tarheel member...it let me continue so we'll see how it shakes out. Non-members are blocked until the 10th?

1996 328ti
08-02-2007, 11:57 AM
I registered early as a non-tarheel member...it let me continue so we'll see how it shakes out. Non-members are blocked until the 10th?
From what I read on the motorsportreg.com thread, it's already waitlisted.
It is $15.30 to become a dual member.

1996 328ti
08-05-2007, 04:02 PM
Whoohooo. Seeya at VIR.

Dirichlet
08-05-2007, 04:22 PM
Whoohooo. Seeya at VIR.

Yes you will!!! :D :D