The april 1&2 CMP SARRC. Camden is having thier anual steeple chase event , so all rooms are taken. go to SCR-SCCA.COM they have hotel info on web page. with rates and phone #s. hotels are in Lancaster SC.
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What's the latest recommendation for hotels and restaurants near VIR???
I like the Sleep Inn across from the airport. I like the restaurant at the old manor house on the property. You need to go there anyway and take in the history on display. Be sure to sample the brew's at the Oak Tree Tavern. There's another new hotel also near the airport - I think it's a Best Western. The Lodge at VIR is a really cool experience. It fills up rapidly - call the track. BTW, there's not much about VIR I don't like. Maybe the gravel in the paddock. You had to be there in '74 to really appreciate the place today.
Cheapest is probably the (Ramada) Stratford Inn. I think it's still $49/night if you tell them you're with SCCA. Accomodations are adequate - think early 70's Holiday Inn. The Sleep Inn and BW out by the airport are closest to track. Holler if you can't find numbers on the web - I'll dig them up for you. We're staying at the HI Express for the priority club points, and because they take dogs....
Hope we'll be seeing you guys there next weekend! Let's try to get together for dinner and beers at the track restaurant. You gonna be there Reverend?
If you don't think too good, don't think too much.
- Ted Williams
The Reverend will be preaching in the Oak Tree Tavern on Friday night. Demon Drink, and all that, you know.
George Bussman is taking delivery of my beloved black beauty on Thursday. I'll possibly drive the Z16 on Friday - if it's ready enough. I still haven't eyeballed the thing. The Colonel and I are driving to Comprent on Tuesday for seat fittings and to retrieve the Zink. Holy Moly.
Thanks for the info - Adam and I will be there with him driving and me playing crew.
We'll also be doing the test day (there IS a test day on Friday....right???) although I may have to fight with Adam to get some seat time....first time for both of us at VIR.
It has been a long time 1988 since I raced at the Glen and Pocono. Can anybody give me some suggestions for motels restaurants. I used to stay at the Glen Motor Inn and at Pocono there was a motel near the track where Bertil Roos put his students up but I cant remember the name. I'm open to suggestions.
I got an offline suggestion to try the Best Western but they didn't have non-smoking rooms so I ended up at Days Inn. They still had reasonable room rates despite some stick and ball game going on in St. Louis (AAA and SCCA discount available). The rooms were fine with free breakfast (cereal, waffles, juice, lots of muffins and other less healthy stuff). They also had cookies when we got back to the hotel! Mmmmm, chocolate chip cookies.... Not the best thing for fitting in my race car but I had to eat too many.
Mexican restaurant was ok and not badly priced. Also ate at Steak and Shake and Pizza Hut. The server at Pizza Hut wasn't a very happy person but the pizza was great. OK, pizza is my other weakness.
Any recommendations for hotels at M-O? We are looking for quiet (recently spent 4 sleepless nights at Stratford Inn for VIR - never again), convenient to track, and (preferably) on-site restaurant. Thanks for any pointers. Did I mention quiet?
the two exits closest to Mid Ohio I think 97 and 98 have several places to stay at. Avoid the Mid Ohio motel even though it looks "homey". For Abe Lincoln maybe. there is a Days Inn, Knights Inn and sevral really nice places, one with an indoor water park. The next exit north has a Roadway, Super 8 and an Amerihost with indoor hot tub. You can get to the track without getting back on the interstate.
.....best food? - At Frank DelVecchio's motorhome! About 20 (or 25) years ago at the end of a cold, blustery day of qualifying at the NARRC Runoffs, Frank performed his "fishes and loaves" miracle. Intent on emptying out his motor home of foodstuffs for the winter, he heated many cans of Dinty Moore beef stew in an old gear change drain pan. He tossed slices of gummy Wonder bread to the shivering masses, and, true to his prediction, there wasn't a morsel left. The traces of 90W gear oil added a certain 'je ne c'est quoi' to the complex flavors, and the soft white bread was the perfect vehicle for mopping up the entrails - er, the rich, meaty, gravy goodness.
Perhaps we can entice Frank to re-enact "The Miracle of the NARRC-offs" this year.
- or you could just eat at one of the many fine, upscale resturants nearby. Me, I wouldn't know - I'll be in my motorhome heating up the Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee.
It has been a few years since I have been to Lime Rock. Any recommendations on hotels? If memory serves me correctly, hotels are a bit of a ways from the track (which is fine) but any recommendations on certain ones or certain cities to look in would be appreciated.
There are more choices around Road America than there were a few years ago, but most places sell out, so you can't wait. I was surprised that the AmericInn in Plymouth had some rooms available on the weekend of the June Sprints. Another popular spot is the Baymont, also in Plymouth. If you have the budget, check out the Osthoff in Elkhart Lake, the American Club and Inn on Woodlake, in Kohler. Sheboygan is a little further away, but you should be able to find lodging there.
My method (when I don't get any responses here) is to check the online discount sites for the best price, then call the hotel directly. Sometimes, they'll give me a great price, then I'll ask for the AAA discount! I can't remember the hotel that I stayed at but it was in Sheboygan. I'd guess about 20 miles away, about 25 minutes and close to lots of food places, next to Pit Stop Pizza, which I think is a food caterer at RdAm.
Some of the best dining to be found at any Series event will be found around LRP. Unfortunately, also the most expensive. Keeping the prices way up keeps the riff-raff out of the Berkshires. The is not a sportsbar, eith 30 widesceen TVs on every corner... nor even in that corner of the state.
Holiday Inn Express in Braselton is nice, (exit 126 on the I85) and is maybe 5 miles from the track. I stayed there for a month or so when I first came to the US and bumped into Johnny Herbert at breakfast one day!