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, 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 (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