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American Le Mans Series at Virginia International Raceway : Day 2

12 Oct

Day 2 at American Le Mans Series at Virginia International Raceway and I was pretty sure I could hear the angry roar of race machines in my head from the previous day’s race practice. But this day is no day to fret because the VIR 240 Race starts at 2:30 pm to last for 4 straight hours. It was streamed live with a coverage available on ESPN. Our morning was spent stalking race drivers and crews at their pit stations. It was super cool to get up close and personal. We were very lucky to be able to chat with Beth Chryst, sponsored by beatbyagirl.org, who made me truly proud as a woman to see her in the race track. We also had a warm conversation with Miles Maroney and his dad who revealed that Miles started racing at age 4!

This 9th round of the race was won by the insanely fast Muscle Milk Pickett Racing pair of Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf.

open wheels at the pit station at ALMS-VIR 2012

with Beth Chryst of beatbyagirl.org (center) and our good friend Jane Toney (right) ALMS-VIR 2012

with Miles Maroney (center) and hubby (left) at VIR pit station ALMS-VIR 2012

open wheel at ALMS-VIR 2012

who wants a golden GTC?

Prototype 2 and a Lotus Evora GT at ALMS-VIR 2012

Prototype 2 of Level 5 Motorsports at ALMS-VIR 2012

Prototype 1 #16 Dyson Racing Team at ALMS-VIR 2012

#48 Porsche 911 GT3 at ALMS-VIR 2012

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Henzler/Sellers at ALMS-VIR 2012

#02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Patron Ferrari 458GT at ALMS-VIR 2012

#02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Patron Ferrari 458GT at ALMS-VIR 2012

Prototype 2 of Conquest Endurance Team at ALMS-VIR 2012

Prototype Challenge of Taken 2 team at ALMS-VIR 2012

ALMS-VIR 2012 pit station

the pretty faces of Falken at ALMS-VIR 2012

ALMS-VIR 2012, view from the Oak Hill

All these cars are too fast and our camera had a hard time coping with their speed. This is my only decent photo of Muscle Milk P1, the winner of American Le Mans Series 9th round, taken at the Oak Tree Hill.

the winner of ALMS-VIR 2012 9th round, Muscle Milk taken from Oak Tree Hill

hubby and I enjoying American Le Mans Series 9th round at Virginia International Raceway 2012

hubby and his MR at ALMS-VIR 2012

our good friend Jonathan Toney at ALMS-VIR 2012

And just in case you are wondering how these cars look when stripped naked, here:

#8 Merchant Services Racing Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet getting naked

Lotus No. 23 Evora GT getting naked at the pit station

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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Le Mans 2012, Virginia

 

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6 responses to “American Le Mans Series at Virginia International Raceway : Day 2

  1. sakthi5028

    October 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Wow!!! Really amazing to see different kinds of race cars :) Most of the cars are my dream one :)

     
    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM

      it would be nice for us all to try driving all these cars at least once in our life. It would be a dream come true for all of us :)

       
      • sakthi5028

        October 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM

        yup exactly!!! Lets see, only future has the answer for it :)

         
  2. Beth Chryst

    October 12, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Thank you so much for posting this picutre of us! It was a pleasure to meet you at VIR! Hope to see you at Event in the near future!

     
    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 12, 2012 at 9:09 PM

      oh my God! Beth Chryst just read my blog! THE Beth Chryst. thank you for dropping by. it was truly truly an honor to meet you at VIR. you made me really proud as a woman. you are an inspiration to us :)

       
  3. AsiaDreaming

    November 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Now that looks like fun..

     

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