Second Strike
Olthoff Racing
Nostalgia Motorcars
are proud to announce
The Fall Track Event
At Virginia International Raceway
September 8 and 9, 2001

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On this most beautiful fall morning, you find yourself hanging at the edge of the track - right where you want to be.  You have just negotiated the challenging and rewarding Oak Tree corner.  Hauling it down from the redline in third. Trail braking into the tight decreasing radius 170 degree turn. A heal and toe downshift into second, carefully matching the revs.  Do not unsettle the car already straining at the limit of adhesion through combined braking and cornering forces.  At the end and only at the end, just before the straight opens up, back on the throttle.  Residual cornering forces and brutal second gear acceleration drive you from the apex to the edge of the track.  Practice. Practice. Now the line is perfect.  The awesome Back Straight lies ahead.  Now it is just getting the power to the pavement and letting it run.   Nobody to say no.  Let it run for the redline. Snap the shift into third. Let it wind.

Your car was born for this! This is your destiny! Be there!

Registration Form

Friday September 7

At Hotel

4:00 pm on Motel Registration
5:00 to
7:00 pm
Event Registration and
Tech Inspection
Saturday September 8


7:00 am VIR gates open
7:30 to
8:30 am
Event Registration
Tech Inspection
8:30 am Driver's Meeting
9:00 am First Group Launches
Noon to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Restart
5:00 pm Close for the Day
Sunday September 9


7:00 am VIR gates open
8:30 am Driver's Meeting
9:00 am First Group Launches
Noon to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Restart
5:00 pm Event Wrap-up

Premiere Facility
Virginia International Raceway (VIR) is one of the premiere road course facilities in the country. It is in high demand and is booked almost year-round.  We are very fortunate to have acquired the choice Memorial Day weekend.  We will be on the South Course again. The 1.65 mile South Course has 8 turns, a 2300 feet straight-away, and 80 feet in elevation change.

The Events
This is not a race.  Drivers are released onto the track at intervals.  There is no wheel to wheel competition and no timekeeping.  Passing is permitted in designated areas.  Drivers are divided into groups based on experience and speed so that you can drive as fast as you feel comfortable. If you want to go flat out, you can. but you don't have to. The number of cars on the track are limited to give you plenty of room to stretch your legs without bunching up behind slower cars.

In addition to the track events, we will include Figure 8 and Autocross with instructors for newcomers to teach handling at the limit.  Special Ladies Sessions for Figure 8, Autocross, and Track will be provided for those who prefer not to run with the testosterone crowd.

Central Location
VIR is located just east of Danville, Virginia.  Danville is on US 29 on the North Carolina/Virginia border. VIR is centrally located on the East Coast and is accessible to owners from as far away as New England, Florida, and the Mid West in a single day's drive.

Lots of Track Time
The event is scheduled to give each driver 150 to 180 minutes of track time over the course of the two day event.  This is works out to around 125 to 150 laps or 200 to 250 miles of high speed driving.  This is a Second Strike owners group event, so fees are reasonable - about $2 a minute.  Other track events such as SAAC run as high as $4 a minute.

Register Early
If you have been to one of our events in the past, we know you will be back.  If you have never been and want to know what it is like, see Second Strike On Track -  Fall 2000 at VIR. Click on The Fall Track Event 2001 at VIR on that page to return here. Our fall event last had 62 cars on the track, more than Run and Gun 2000.

In order to provide everyone with plenty of track time and plenty of space on the track, registrations will be limited.  When the spaces are gone, they are gone.  So register early.

Hotel and Camping
Information on hotel accommodations and camping will be posted here when it is available.

Check here from time to time for updated information on the event.

Event Sponsors

This event is sponsored by Second Strike, the Superformance Mk III Owners Group,  Olthoff Racing, the Southeastern Superformance dealer, and Nostalgia Motorcars, the regional Shelby-American dealer.

Second Strike
Mike Stenhouse
2123 Crescent Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28207

Olthoff Racing
Bob Olthoff
9850 Mooresville Road
Mt. Ulla, NC 28125

Nostalgia Motorcars, Ltd.
Jim Harrell
965 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730


The fee for the two day event is $300 which includes:
- Track time for one or two drivers
- One event T-shirt

Other food and lodging are an individual responsibility. Additional event T-shirts are available when specified on the registration form.

Click on Registration Form to download and/or print the registration form in PDF format. 

The registration form requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 4.0.  If you don't have it, the Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from Adobe.  Go to:

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Hotels and Camping

Get your reservations ASAP.

Parties calling either hotel should notify reservations clerk that they are with the "Cobra" group. - not Olthoff Racing - not Superformance - not Second Strike. This has been a source of confusion at Holiday Inn.

To get to either hotel: Come into Danville on US 29 from either north or south.  Take US 29 Business (not the bypass).  From US 29 Business, take US 58 East, which is Riverside Drive.  Look for the hotel.

Holiday Inn Express
2121 Riverside Drive
Danville, Virginia 24540
Phone: 1-804-793-4000
FAX: 1-804-799-5516

Tell them that you are with the "Cobra" group.

The Holiday Inn may already be full. The Hampton Inn in Danville is our overflow hotel. It is directly across the street from the Holiday Inn.

Hampton Inn
2130 Riverside Drive
Danville, Virginia 24540
Phone: 1-804-793-1111

Additional Hotels in the Area

The VIR Club web site lists a number of hotels in the area.

There is a campsite called Hyco Lake that is only 10 minutes away from VIR. It’s in North Carolina off of Rte. 57 heading towards Roxboro. The cost is $15 for motorhomes and $10 for tents (per night). This includes water, electricity, and a garbage dump. They can be reached at 336-599-4343.

Directions to VIR

See the VIR Club web site .   Directions are after the hotel accommodations on the same page. Just scroll down.