Race to Recovery Track Day to Benefit Wounded Veterans
Virginia International Raceway - South Course
Friday, August 13th, 2010
Pre-Registration is closed but there are spaces still available in all groups! You may sign up at the track Friday morning to ride.
This track day is a special event to benefit wounded veterans and their families. All proceeds go to benefit the Fisher House Foundation and Homes for Our Troops non-profit charities. This event is co-hosted by VIR, Patriot Racing and Cornerspeed.
- There will be groups for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders.
- Gates open at 6:30 am on Friday morning
- Tech opens at 7:00 am
- Mandatory Rider's Meeting at 8:00 am
- Full Day ($150) and Half Day ($100) registrations available
- Other activites include 2-up rides, a silent auction and celebrity guest appearances
- F&S Enterprises will be giving away one (1) FREE photo to each participant
- Riders will receive a Promo Code for a discount on a 3-day Pass for the AMA Suzuki White Lightening Nationals at VIR
- BEGINNERS: Don't have leathers? We carry a full line of Vanson Leathers for rent - simply fill out the Vanson Rental Form.
Street riders, sport enthusiasts and new racers will be able to work with instructors at the Cornerspeed school and interact with members of the Patriot Racing team. This event is in conjunction with the Suzuki White Lightning AMA Pro Superbike Nationals, so come out and ride Friday and stay for the races that weekend!
Update on Gate Passes: For riders & guests that are visiting the South Course ONLY - you will not be required to pay a gate fee. This is only applicable for the Race to Recovery event. If you wish to enter the North Paddock (where the AMA events are happening) then you will have to purchase a gate pass.
Please see VIR's website for information on pricing and to obtain discounts by purchasing the passes online in advance.
Can't attend the event but want to donate? Please visit Patriot Racing's website to send donations for the Race to Recovery benefit.
More Information: Bike Requirements | Rider Group Details | Gate Passes
About Fisher House Foundation
The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House™ Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. Annually, the Fisher House™ program serves more than 10,000 families with nearly three million days of lodging having been made available to family members since the program originated in 1990. For further information, visit Fisher House.
About Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004. Since September 11, 2001 they have assisted severely injured service men, women and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. Homes for Our Troops has been named a Top Rated Charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy. For further information, visit Home For Our Troops.
About Patriot Racing
While every race team carries a desire to win to the race track, Maryland based Patriot Racing goes road racing with another purpose: to serve as an advocate for the long term needs of wounded veterans and their families. Both Steve Levow and John Porter, the co-founders of Patriot Racing, are veterans of military service and champion motorcycle road racers. Levow is this year's defending CCS Mid-Atlantic GTO Regional Champion. For further information, visit Patriot Racing.
Cornerspeed is a comprehensive motorcycle skills school that covers the major aspects of motorcycle control, and regularly runs events at VIR. The drills and lectures work together to teach the fundamental skills that all riders need to ride at a higher level of competency. Cornerspeed's Level One School is fully accredited by the major sanctioning racing bodies in the USA for students that wish to obtain a racing license.
About VIRginia International Raceway
VIRginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston, Virginia. VIR hosts a wide range of professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing and track events, and is well established as "America's Motorsport Resort." For further information, call 434-822-7700 or visit our web site at VIRnow.com.
- ADVANCED: Bikes must have oil fill cap, oil drain plug and oil filter safety wired. (See Safety Wire Basics for help online - includes pictures.)
- BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATES: You may use high-temp silicone as a temporary measure to seal the oil fill cap and oil drain plug. Oil filter is still required to be safety wired (using hose clamp - click HERE for details).
- ALL GROUPS: Liquid cooled bikes must run water only or racing approved coolant only, no anti-freeze. The racing approved coolant must be approved by WERA or CCS. Motul's product MoCool is approved by both CCS and WERA. You can also use Redline Performance Water Wetter.
- ALL GROUPS: Remove mirrors, tape over all glass and lights AND tape over the speedometer. You do not need the speedometer on the racetrack. It is an unsafe distraction.
- ALL GROUPS: Tires must be Sport or Race compound with good tread depth. New tires are recommended.
- ADVANCED: Side stand must be secured in the up position using safety wire or zip ties. We prefer that you remove it but it is not required. You are required to have the stand secured in the up position before going onto the racetrack. Center stands must be removed.
- BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATES: You are allowed to use your sidestands as long as the kill switch operates correctly.
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Rider Group Descriptions:
- BEGINNERS - for riders that have never ridden on track before or have ridden less than 3 track days in the past 12 months. Morning orientation is required.
- INTERMEDIATE(1) - for riders that have attended at least 3 track days in the past 12 months. Proof of track days required.
- INTERMEDIATE(2) - for riders that have attended a school or at least 10 track days in the past 12 months. Proof of track days or copy of school diploma required.
- ADVANCED/RACERS - for licensed racers or riders that have attended a school. Must supply a copy of your race license or school diploma.
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NOTE: To help insure safety, we reserve the right to remove any participant riding in an unsafe manner without a refund. This is supposed to be a fun, safe event and we'll do what we can to keep it that way.
Please read our RULES FOR EVERYONE.