This weekend, the FCP Euro team could be found from Northeast Connecticut, all the way down to Southern Virginia. If you happened to miss our live updates on Facebook and Instagram from not one, not two, but three different racetracks, you're in luck because you can find it all right here.
New England Dustoff - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Starting locally here in Connecticut at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, a portion of our team was at New England Dustoff. If you weren't already aware, this is the biggest Audi/VW show in New England and one of the most laid back shows you'll find. This year, the weather didn't want to cooperate with rain and dark clouds looming ominously overhead, and yet the turnout was still well over 500 cars. Although the weather was uninviting, our booth was packed between people taking shelter underneath and grabbing tons of swag while they were there.
Like that gallery? You can see more from UC3 which was just a couple weeks earlier. We'll be at other shows throughout the year, as well as hosting our own coming up in just a few short weeks. All of that information is easily accessible at our new events.fcpeuro.com page.
TC America Round 5 & 6 - Virginia International Raceway
Down in Virginia at VIR, our motorsports team ran in rounds five and six of the TC America Championship. Even with mechanical issues for our #72 car at the start of race one, overall we walked away from the weekend with three podium finishes.
If you're interested in our more info about our motorsports team, you can visit race.fcpeuro.com and/or watch our series, The Paddock which gives you an in-depth look into the inner-workings of our professional racing team.
#GRIDLIFE TrackBattle Round 2 - Summit Point | Shenandoah Circuit
This weekend, down in the mountains of West Virginia, round two of #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle kicked off in full force at the deceptively complex Summit Point Shenandoah circuit. If you didn't know, this year FCP Euro formed a new partnership with #GRIDLIFE, most notably by sponsoring the "Street Modified" class.
As I was there driving in my first HPDE (more on coming later), walking around the paddock, I got to see the variety of cars running in our Street Modified class. While only a small portion of the field made the trek all the way out to Summit Point, those that were there put on a great showing. And when I said that the Shenandoah circuit was deceptively complex, I meant it—a handful of cars, unfortunately, met their crumpled-metal fate (the drivers were all safe and unharmed thankfully) on various sections of the track. Although the track was new to most, including the #GRIDLIFE organizers, overall, the event was everything I expected and then some. The organizers, the instruction, and the racers were all top notch.
Next month our schedule stacks up again—beginning with our Cars & Coffee and Experience Center grand opening. Shortly after we head over to Western Michigan for #GRIDLIFE Midwest festival and directly off to Sonoma Raceway for rounds seven and eight of the TC America Championship. At all of these events, you'll be able to meet the team and see our TCRs up-close. If you'd like to learn more, you can find all of this on our events.fcpeuro.com page.
Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore