Date(s) - July 14, 2023 - July 16, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia International Raceway
TWO SERIES & LOTS OF ENDURANCE RACING: In 2023 DriveTeq’s “Arrive & Drive” endurance race program will include Lucky Dog Racing Canada (LDRC) and American Endurance Racing (AER) rules. Since 2014, DriveTeq has been participating in low budget, high value endurance racing in Ontario at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (nee Mosport, (CTMP)), Calabogie Motorsports Park (CMP), Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (MidO), Shannonville Motorsports Park (SMP) and New York (Watkins Glen International (WGI)). Event formats are generally 8 hour races each day over a weekend. (Note: We’ll also be operating separately our own sprint racing series called Group 133 Lightning Super Series (G133) which is referenced as part of our broader race schedule date grid below. G133 sprint racing will be addressed separately from LDRC and AER endurance racing.)
DriveTeq’s emphasis is on the following:
- Seat time to improve both driving and racing skills;
- Expanding & transitioning performance drivers’ driving ecosystem to include racing;
- Driver safety;
- Professional, organized, respectful, welcoming & fun culture; and
- A reasonable budget!
In each of the LDRC and AER organizations that we plan to run in 2023, the bar for racing experience is reasonably accessible with DriveTeq’s program preparation. The cars in each series are required to be properly prepared with racing safety equipment and our DriveTeq cars are professionally prepared and systematically maintained for the safety and enjoyment of our clients. LDRC and AER groups race cars by lap time. LDRC qualifies cars during the race while AER groups during a qualifying period on Fridays prior for each race weekend. Overall, we expect at least 16 hours (or more) of drama, comedy, dance, and lots of fun. The following is each organization’s rules of participation:
- #821 – Our beautiful BMW art car inspired E82 128i #821 race car (Code Name: GINA) has been thoroughly tested over multiple race-weekends and numerous single-day rentals and found to be fast, safe, reliable, comfortable, and handles well. Join the team in 2023!
- #822 – Our latest BMW art car inspired E82 128i #822 race car (Code Name: MARILYN) has been also tested during our 2022 race-weekends and rentals and equally found to be fast, safe, reliable, comfortable, and handles well. Join the team in 2023!
- #177 – The car that was responsible for all of the BMW E82 128i builds (Code Name: HULK) was built to be an example of low horsepower + great handling = astonishing lap times & driver satisfaction. Join the team in 2023.
DriveTeq 2023 Endurance & Sprint Racing Schedule
|March||Fri||31-Mar||PittRace||AER – practice & quali|
|April||Sat||01-Apr||PittRace||AER “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Sun||02-Apr||PittRace||AER “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Sun||23-Apr||DDT||G133 – Sprint|
|May||Sat||13-May||CTMP||LDRC “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Sun||14-May||CTMP||LDRC “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Tues||30-May||CTMP||G133 – Sprint|
|June||Sun||18-Jun||DDT||G133 – Sprint|
|Sat||24-Jun||Calabogie||LDRC “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Sun||25-Jun||Calabogie||LDRC “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|July||Fri||14-Jul||VIR||AER – practice & quali|
|Sat||15-Jul||VIR||AER “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Sun||16-Jul||VIR||AER “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Sat||29-Jul||Shannonville||LDRC “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Sun||30-Jul||Shannonville||LDRC “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|August||Tues||22-Aug||CTMP||G133 – Sprint|
|September||Sat||30-Sep||Calabogie||LDRC “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|October||Sun||01-Oct||Calabogie||LDRC “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Fri||20-Oct||MidO||AER – practice & quali|
|Sat||21-Oct||MidO||AER “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
|Sun||22-Oct||MidO||AER “Arrive & Drive” EnduroRacing|
TRACK/LOCATION: Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA. VIR is one of the great technical and fast tracks. Track is the 5.26k (3.27mile) long (Full Course). Noteable sections – speed through the “Climbing Esses” followed byT7 with its apex on the crest, “Roller Coaster” (T14) and “Hog Pen” (T17) and 2 very long straights. Space is limited.
EVENT DATE: July 15-16, 2023 – VIR with AER; practice day on July 14
PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT: Subject to agreement to terms and conditions contained in the DriveTeq Racing Agreement.
THE TEAM FORMAT: We are running a program that is consistent with our philosophy which is to have a lot of laughs racing well prepared, less expensive cars (delivering big value) on an economic and safe basis. The program is well organized, professional and efficient. We also want everyone to get a lot of seat time without stressing you. Gina, Marilyn and the Hulk will be driven by 5 drivers per race day on an equitable basis.
COST ELEMENTS (What you are paying for): We have worked out a budget based upon the team structure set above. The cost per person includes:
- Race car build, set up and ongoing maintenance (tires, fluids, brakes, duct tape, expected general repairs)
- DriveTeq staff personnel travel, food and accommodation
- Race entry fees
- DriveTeq’s race equipment
- DriveTeq race car gas
- DriveTeq race collision insurance – $TBA deductible
- DriveTeq administration, organization and insurance
- Miscellaneous event costs
Cost exclusions for each participant racer are transportation to events, accommodation, food and annual participant licensing fees for each series. You will need to get a fire suit, shoes, socks, underwear and gloves, HANS device and a Snell 2015 or better closed face helmet, preferably with built-in IMSA style two-way radio communication.
COST PER RACE USA WEEKEND:
- #821 – $5000 per driver per race weekend for Mid Ohio. Five (5) drivers
- #822 – $5000 per driver per race weekend for Mid Ohio. Five (5) drivers
- #177 – $5000 per driver per race weekend for Mid Ohio. Five (5) drivers
- Additional fee to practice on October 20th
- Quality Inn, Bellville, OH – reservations made. Contact us for details
- At bottom of this page complete the Booking process;
- You will receive a “Booking Pending” email;
- On our approval, a “Booking Confirmed” email will be delivered with event details, total remittance amount, and payment instructions (interac e-transfer or cheque); and
- Payment will complete the registration process.
Important Notes: Unpaid or partially paid applicants are subject to cancellation without notice. Detailed communications provided in advance of races.
Further questions and how to get involved, please call Gerry 416 809-6803 or Rick 416 938-2730. UNBELIEVABLE FUN!
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