This heading is efficient as was the organization at this two-day Vintage Racers Group event on the Thunderbolt track at the New Jersey Motor Sports Park in Millville, N.J., September 24th and 25th. VRG managed to pack as much track time into two very enjoyable days as we find at most three-day vintage events. Great weather, no less than three races per entry and welcoming paddock ambience were all contributors to the favorable impression we each fostered come the end of Saturday.
Under the VRS tent for this round of racing:
- Roger Werner & his trusty 1965 Porsche 911 2 liter; Qualified 2nd finished 3rd and had a great event despite having to get back to Connecticut after his 2nd practice on Friday. He was back Saturday AM, courtesy of his piloting skills and as quick non track as ever. Dedication about covers it…Roger can drive (or fly) anything!
- Jim Lenehan, Swift DB2L S2000; On the pace every session, always in the first few with 5th and 6th places finishes in races and lap times dropping throughout the weekend
- Yours truly, Kent Bain and that buzzy Triumph Spitfire 1300; 2 races, two 1st place finishes all the while finding it a treat to race among a field of aware and courteous vintage racers. I hope I returned the favor
Also aboard was our rental…my car is down so here’s our Swift DB2L S2 race car…thankfully not needed as all were running well all weekend. This was not our 1st time at NJMS but it was our 1st trip to Thunderbolt. Hats off to founders Harvey and Lee: great track with a fine rhythm and huge interest in a relatively short under 2 mile circuit. The pictures tell the story, we all enjoyed it immensely. Many thanks to all who made it possible.