The Event in Summary
Out of Oak Tree. The Back Straight lies ahead,
falling then rising again across the magnificent Virginia
The sun is warm. The air is cool. The most powerful machine alive awaits your command. The road is yours. Will you take it?
The Second Strike/Olthoff Track Events are instructional events where Superformance owners can learn to drive their cars quickly, skillfully, and safely in a controlled environment - and have fun doing it.
By popular request, the Spring 2003 event will be return to Virginia International Raceway. There will be three training venues with increasing speed and skill requirements – figure-8, autocross, and on the 1.65 mile VIR South Course. These graduated events and personal in-car instruction will provide you with the opportunity to hone your skills behind the wheel of these powerful cars - even if you are a novice.
If you have been to a Second Strike/Olthoff Racing Track Event, then you know why you want to come back. So we encourage you to send in your registration as soon as possible.
If you have never been before, then we encourage you to be there. Sure, we put down some hot laps on the track, but that is not all there is to it.
Our Superformance cars are high performance cars. It takes skill and practice to drive them. And what better way to do it! We provide figure-8, autocross, and on track in-car instruction.
We have graduated run groups so that the pros run with the pros and the rookies with the rookies. Fast but not intimidating. We even have women’s sessions and passenger sessions. So where do you want to learn how to drive your Superformance - on the highways with the crazies or on the track with your friends?
And speaking of friends, Superformance owners are some of the nicest folks you will ever meet. Hanging out with other owners, friends, and families is almost as much fun as the track time.
This is the largest gathering of Superformance cars anywhere in the world. You will see, hear, and do things you cannot find anywhere else. And not as a spectator, as a participant.
You don’t need a trailer and a towing rig. Many owners drive their cars to the track, run them, and drive them home. If you do develop a problem that you can’t fix at the track, we have always been able to find a way to get folks home.
Second Strike, your Superformance Owner’s Group, puts on these Track Events and the cost of the event has to be covered by registrations. We need your registration as early as possible. Without your support, the event is not possible.
So be there! It is a terrific way to spend a terrific weekend at a terrific track with terrific folks. You don’t want to miss it!
The main changes from the previous VIR events are:
Autocross was a big success this past fall. We will offer autocross both days. Informal awards will be given.
In-car instruction will not require full safety equipment for driver and passenger. The on track instruction will be offered in special reduced speed sessions that will allow you to focus more on the instruction and less on hanging on.
Your roll bar must pass the “broom stick” test. Taller roll bars are available if you need one. If you need a taller roll bar, call the Olthoffs at 704-647-9924 right now and schedule it. See Taller Roll Bar or Tech Inspection for more information. Or check Second Strike Volume 5 Number 2.
The Second Strike/Olthoff Track Events are put on by Superformance owners for Superformance owners. This event is open to all Superformance owners and to invited guests just as all of our events have been. First priority in registration is to Superformance owners and their cars, of course. Then other Cobra and Cobra replica owners and owners of other Ford powered high performance cars. Priority is given to folks who have been to previous Second Strike/Olthoff events. We expect the event to be full, so early registration is important.
The event is not open to the general public.
The Track - Virginia International Raceway
Virginia International Raceway 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 a balmy Spring 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.
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.
For directions, see the VIR Club web site. Directions are after the hotel accommodations on the same page. Just scroll down.
Back at the hotel
Click on Tech Inspection Form to download the updated tech inspection form. It is one page. See Adobe Reader for requirements.
Fees for those participating in the track events are as follows:
The entry fee is $350 for the first driver and the car
The second driver for the car is $50 additional
The third and forth driver for the car are $150 additional each
Track time on Saturday and Sunday
Participation in all event activities
Event shirt for each driver
Static cling roundels with your car number for each car
There is a late registration fee of $75 for registration received after 4/17/2003. We don't want your money! We just want you to register early! Late registrations foul up the works.
Due to the high cost of track rental and insurance, the entry fee is non-refundable.
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.
Click on Registration Form to download the registration form. It is one page. See Adobe Reader for requirements.
Hotels and Camping
Get your reservations ASAP. As with all block reservations, we have to use 'em or loose 'em. We will hold the block of rooms until 4/27/03. Parties calling the hotels should notify reservations clerk that they are with the "Second Strike" group.
To get to any of the hotels: 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
The Hampton Inn in Danville is our overflow hotel. It is directly across the street from the Holiday Inn.
2130 Riverside Drive
Danville, Virginia 24540
We can reserve the camping area at VIR but there must be enough interest to cover the $300 per night fee, so let us hear from you early if you are interested.
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.
Event Sponsors and Contacts
This event is sponsored by Second Strike, the Superformance Owners Group, and Olthoff Racing, the Southeastern Superformance dealer.
If you need to contact someone, please contact Mike Stenhouse via email at the address below.
2123 Crescent Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28207
9850 Mooresville Road
Mt. Ulla, NC 28125
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2/15/03: A log of updates will be kept here to keep you informed of changes. Check here from time to time for updated information on the event.
5/9/03: Key events documents are listed below for reference:
Final Instructions Letter