2009 North v. South
presented by DGTrials and Lookout
on Saturday, July 25th, 2009
on the 1.1 Mile Patriot Course at VIRginia International Raceway.

Drivers and crew should be free. Admission for spectators is run by the track for this event, I believe it may be $10, but you may want to check with VIR.

Practice sessions will incorporate the entire use of the track and competition rounds will take place only in turns 10, 9, 8, and 7 running clockwise (in front of the Patriot timing and scoring tower). The competition format will be a random pairing of one North and one South Driver versus each other in a top 32 single elimination round which will progress down the ladder until a winner is declared.

Competition rounds will be judged by a 3-member panel for this event. Judges to be announced shorty. Judged criteria includes; entry speed into the turns, overall speed carried throughout the judged portion of the run, drift angle (the bigger, the better – without sacrificing speed), clipping points (apex of the turns), use of the entire track (performed in a controlled manner). Extra points can be awarded to drivers at the discretion of the individual judges and may include, but are not limited to, close proximity to barriers, amount of tire smoke, tire smoke that causes a change in the following driver’s line, and if minor contact is made with an object, but the drift is still maintained (i.e. bumper gently tagging a barrier).

Drivers meetings are mandatory for ALL participants in order to drive on track for that session. Attendance will be taken and failure to attend will forfeit your right to participate in that session. Grounds speed limit is 10 mph and paddock speed limit is 5mph, both will be strictly enforced. Event is held rain or shine.

Registration deadline is 11:59PM on Friday, July 24th, 2009. Click here to register. NOTE: you do not need to be a member of NASA for this event, however you may need to create an account.

Practice session will take place between 9AM and 1PM. The drivers meeting/exceeding the safety criteria will be entered in a drawing in which they will represent the North or the South. 16 North drivers and 16 South drivers will be randomly paired with each other in the first round. After the first round, the normal tandem elimination format will take place. As a result there will be no qualifying for this event. If there are 32 or more registered drivers for this event, there is a $1000 winner take all bonus.

***All drivers' meetings will be held at the drivers' registration booth at the red barn located next to the Patriot Course paddock.

7:00AM - Gates open for drivers/crew
7:00AM - 8:00AM - Registration/Check-in
7:30AM - 8:30AM - Technical Inspections
7:45AM - Drivers' meeting (MANDATORY)
9:00AM - Gates open for general admission
9:00AM - 1:00PM - Practice Session
1:00PM - 2:00PM - Lunch
1:30PM - Lottery Drawing (North v. South Bracketing)
2:00PM - ??? - Tandem Competition (if time permits, practice will resume)

Volunteers interested in helping out with this event, please email brian@lookoutdrift.com. All volunteers must be 18+ years old.
Sponsorship inquiries for this event should be directed to brian@lookoutdrift.com or call 804-545-2822.

VIRginia International Raceway
1245 Pine Tree Road
Alton, VA 24520

Phone: 434-822-7700
Fax: 434-822-8033

12 miles east of Danville, VA
20 miles west of South Boston, VA
15 minutes from Danville Regional Airport
One hour from Raleigh-Durham or Greensboro, on the NC state line
Mild climate permitting year-round operation

The turn from the public road into VIR is located at N36.54984 W79.19271, (in hddd.ddddd format) or N36i 32’ 59.4” W79i 11’ 33.7” (in hddi mm’ ss.s” format)


Driving from Roanoke, VA

* Take US 220 South towards Martinsville, approx. 50 miles
* Exit onto US 58 East to Danville, VA, continue through Danville, approx. 40 miles
* Turn right onto VA-62 South to Milton, NC, through the traffic light and onto NC-57 South.
* Continue one half mile and turn left onto Race Track Road. VIR is 1 mile on the left

Driving from Richmond, VA

* Take I-95 South, 22 miles
* Take I-85 South, 56 miles
* Take US 58 West near South Hill, 70 miles
* Turn left on VA-62 South to Milton, NC, through the traffic light and onto NC-57 South.
* Continue one half mile and turn left onto Race Track Road. VIR is 1 mile on the left

Driving from Raleigh, NC

* Take US 70 Bypass West to I-85 South
* Turn right onto US 501 Bypass North, becomes US 501
* Stay on US 501 to Roxboro, approx. 27 miles
* Turn left onto Court St. in Roxboro,
* Turn right onto NC-57, 17 miles
* Turn right onto Race Track Rd. VIR is 1 mile on the left

Driving from Greensboro, NC

* Take US 29 North, 45 miles
* Turn onto US 58 East towards South Boston, 5 miles
* Turn right onto VA-62 South to Milton, NC, through the traffic light and onto NC-57 South.
* Continue one half mile and turn left onto Race Track Road. VIR is 1 mile on the left


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62 South from Hwy 58; 336.599.4343; Size: 40 Lots; Dumping station available.
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Aunt Millie's
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Courtyard by Marriott
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100 Tower Drive (off Route 58); 434.793.2000; Number of Rooms: 118; Free breakfast, in-room high-speed internet, pool, full service restaurant, live entertainment, whirlpool suites.
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Hampton Inn
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2500 Riverside Drive (Route 58); 434.793.2500; Number of Rooms: 157; Restaurant, complementary breakfast, outdoor pool, pets allowed & cable.
Sleep Inn
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Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
434.791.4805 - 410 Old Mount Cross Road - National chain, casual dining, variety of food.
El Vallarta
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The Gaslight Grille
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Ham‘s Restaurant
434.797.1433 - 2373 Riverside Dr. (next to Super 8 Motel) - Casual sports bar. Soups and Sandwiches. Takeout available.
International House of Pancakes (IHOP)
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Joe and Mimma’s
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Los Tres Magueyes
434.792.0601 - 2818 Riverside Dr. (across from Value City) - Mexican cuisine with ABC permits. Dine in or carry out.
Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
434.792.8817 - 2320 Riverside Dr. - Fresh seafood, very good, family atmosphere. Closed on Mondays. Take-out available.
Miyako Japanese Steak & Seafood
434.799.2599 - Danville Plaza by Value City. Japanese Hibachi style cooking at your table.
Outback Steakhouse
434.792.0781 - 111 Enterprise Dr. - National chain, casual steakhouse.
Ramada Inn Stratford Restaurant
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Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant
434.793.9641 - 370 Mall Dr. - National chain, seafood.
Rock-Ola Café
434.793.1848 x140 Crown Dr. - National chain, casual dining, variety of food.
Ruby Tuesday’s
434.791.2977 - 3585 Riverside Drive – National chain, variety of food.
Short Sugar’s Barbeque
434.793.4800 - 2215 Riverside Dr. - Good barbeque sandwiches and plates. Take out available.
Sir Richard’s Steakhouse & Lounge
434.822.6444 - 1513 South Boston Road - Steaks, seafood, heavy hors d' oeuvres. Lunch (Sun - Fri) and dinner (Wed - Sat). Banquets and catering.
Texas Steakhouse & Saloon
434.791.4419 - 2925 Riverside Dr. - National chain, casual steakhouse, very good food.
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
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Toyota Rent-a-Car
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Herndon Limousine Service
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D & M Bus Company and Gibson
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Eagle Parlor Tours
434-792-7305 x111 Canterbury Road; Danville, Va
Yellow Cab Company
Danville Taxi
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Coopers Landing Inn & Traveler's Tavern
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Days Inn
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Quality Inn
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