The Eleventh Annual Wild Hare Run

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After what seemed like a never-ending Winter, we finally got an answer to the question we were all asking; “Yes Virginia, there would be a racing season this year”. Mother Nature graciously threw off the bonds of a dreary Winter to grace the event with “Chamber of Commerce” weather, warm temperatures and clear skies.

The Eleventh Annual Wild Hare Run kicked off the 2013 vintage racing season in Southern Virginia. VDCA (Vintage Drivers Club of America) and VRG (Vintage Racer Group) combined to furnish the vintage field. Competitors fielded a varied field of cars ranging from small bore production racers to big engined thundering beasts with a fascinating collection of everything in between. The paddock was filled with frantic preparation and the renewal of acquaintances and friendships stilled along with racing engines since the end of last season. All of that was over as everyone turned back into a competitor on track. But vintage incidents were few and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Car #49BMWCCA brought their club racing program. Thirty-two BMW’s of every model and color strung out along the 3.27 miles (5.26 km) course with skirmishes for nearly every position. It may be club racing, but don’t underestimate the passion, skill and preparation of these Roundel aficionados.

Wild Hare RacingSomething for every racing taste was assured as F1600 & F2000 kickoffed their 2013 season. Both series represent lower rungs on the ladder to the upper echelons of racing. An international field of drivers took to the course to prove their prowess and try to grasp that brass ring. Sometimes their learning curve brought cheers and sometimes it brought tears, but it was always entertaining racing.

Wild Hare RacingOur grateful thanks to Mike Matune for this article and photos.

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Last updated on May 1, 2013.