DriveTeq Endurance Racing – Virginia International Raceway

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:

  1. Seat time to improve both driving and racing skills;
  2. Expanding & transitioning performance drivers’ driving ecosystem to include racing;
  3. Driver safety;
  4. Professional, organized, respectful, welcoming & fun culture; and
  5. 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:

  1. LDRC, visit
  2. AER, visit 


  1. #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!
  2. #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!
  3. #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.


  1. #821 – $5000 per driver per race weekend for VIR. Five (5) drivers
  2. #822 – $5000 per driver per race weekend for VIR. Five (5) drivers
  3. #177 – $5000 per driver per race weekend for VIR. Five (5) drivers
  4. Additional fee to practice on July 14th


  1. VIR Trackside Suites for 3 nights – $1275


  1. At bottom of this page complete the Booking process;
  2. You will receive a “Booking Pending” email;
  3. 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
  4. 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!


Bookings are closed for this event.

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