I'm a sucker for these "drive your car on the track events", so if you're a racing snob and don't like it, have a nice day anyway!
For a donation to the Salvation Army, Virginia International Raceway opens up their track twice a year for driving your car in a 20 minute session. This is for charity, so it's not racing, there is no passing, but I can say that going over 100mph on a track is still a lot of fun if you like to drive. I donated twice and drove two times, the first session behind a Porsche Targa 911 4S, so that's what this video is from. At the start you can see 1/4th of the cars starting ahead of us, there were a TON of cars and drivers out there yesterday. Great weather, sunny and just a bit chilly. On the two longest straights I was over 100mph a bit, once in 4th gear.
VIR has about 180 feet of elevation change, so if nothing else you get a good look at the track from the video. The first few laps were slower, but after a few circuits we built up more speed, which is really fun on the long uphill esses at VIR.
In this first session there is a yellow flag caution on about the 5th lap, right before a big downhill, so the flag was good to see since over the hill was out of sight. Just a Corvette that pulled off due to some issue, no injuries or damage that I could see.
In an afternoon session I was behind a Corvette, and a yellow Golf in front of him was smoking before he pulled over after a few laps, drawing another yellow flag for safety. Other than that, just a lot of fun seeing a lot of Corvettes, Porsches, Mustangs, Camaros, two other Abarths, one Lamborghini, one Ferrari (a boring Mondial), and a cool 1959 Turner sports car (had never even heard of those before).
Here's a few photos too: Abarth and Turner, Race Car with Seinfeld quotation, Ariel Atom, Just part of the crowd!