It is with great disappointment that we make the following announcement:
Today we were informed by Circuit of the Americas track that the dates March 13-14, 2013 were no longer available to us. COTA said they were reserving those dates for team testing after just confirming those dates were available to us. We are removing COTA from our schedule and anyone who registered will receive a full refund today.
While we understand tracks have their choice of whom to rent their facilities to we are also very disappointed in the way this was done.
We regret the inconvenience this has caused everyone.
We are pleased to announce our 2013 schedule. We have some new additions to our calendar for next year. We have added more legendary tracks. In 2013 we will be going to Sebring International Raceway, Road Atlanta, and Atlanta Motorsports Park in addition to retaining all the events of 2012. We look forward to next year and growing every year beyond. Thank you all for your interest and participation. Registration is open for all events.
Note: There is one day between VIR in April and AMP making it possible to do both for a great week trip.
DMTD 2013 schedule:
Sebring International Raceway January 29-30 Sold Out
Virginia International Raceway April 9-10
Atlanta Motorsports Park April 12-13
Road Atlanta May 20-21
New Jersey Motorsports Park July 23-24
Virginia International Raceway September 2-3
We are please to announce our new partnership with Krause and Associates, www.peterkrause.net.
Krause & Associates LLC is "The preferred partner for sales, support of AiM Sports,
Video VBOX, MoTeC and Traqmate and can provide education in the practical
use of data acquisition and video equipment."
We are pleased to welcome Speedsport Tuning, of Danbury, CT as a new technical partner for our upcoming Sebring event.
In addition to our friends from TPC Racing, Spencer Cox and his crew will be providing trackside technical support for our participants for the duration of the event.
We feel fortunate to have two such knowledgeable and professional organizations working with us. We appreciate Mike Levitas' and Spencer Cox's commitments to David Murry Track Days.
We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to work with TPC Racing and Speedsport Tuning during our event.
Color Tech South will provide their high quality photography service at Sebring. If you have seen them you know just how good they are. We are fortunate to have them providing their services at Sebring for DMTD. Contact them in advance if you would anything specific or meet with Henry at the Sebring racetrack.
David was contracted by BMW to drive two of thier cars at the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca Raceway this weekend. One was the 1986 March BMW powered GTP car. This car was run in IMSA and the engine which produced 900 horsepower was a 2 litre version of the Formula 1 engine. BMW created their own bodywork for the car achieving more downforce.
"I remember when I was struggling to become a professional driver, going to all the IMSA races in the mid 80's and watching this GTP car run. The first IMSA race I drove was Daytona in 1986 driving a March/Buick GTP car against this car. It was incredible to see it dominate. It was very fast but just when the program was enjoying the benefits of all the hard work and budget winning races, the program ended. It was very special for me to drive this car because of that but also because of the 900 horsespower and downforce. WHAT A CAR! ", David remarked.
The other car David drove, the M1 was built as a Pro car that was set for the Formula 1 drivers championship. This car never ran the F1 circuit but was run in other series with Brian Redman and David Hobbs. It ia always a fan favorite, great styling with great performance and awesome sound. Great car to drive.
China Trip July 3-10 - My trip to China was both interesting and productive. I went to the "China Touring Car Championship" race in Ordos, China. It is a new city in Inner Mongolia very wealthy due to recent mining of valuable materials discovered there. The race track is a first class facility and the racing was very exciting. I was invited over to engineer the car, coach the drivers, and generally help the team with the overall approach to success. After spending time in Ordos at the race weekend we flew to Shanghai and visited two more race tracks, the F1 facility and Tianma Raceway. The F1 facitlity was very impressive. All sports in China are government controlled so the track spared no expense. I discussed a possible partnership of racing/driving business ventures in China and we are moving forward in that direction. I will continue with updates as they progress next year in 2013. Meanwhile, here are a few pictures from the trip. Left to right: Ordos Raceway CTCC race start, authentic Chinese dinner with team, Genghis Khan memorial, hotel view in Shanghai, Team RSR. David
Speaking engaugement at July 18 at shop in Danbury , CT- David spoke at Speedsport Tuning for their open house in July. "I was very impressed with the Speedsport facility.I have never been there before and it was larger than I thought and very professional. It was great to see Spencer again and I enjoyed meeting his customers and knew quite a few of them", David said.
China Trip: David Murry will be going to China in July to discuss the possibility of David Murry Track Days events there. He will also attend a Chinese sportscar race and have negotiations with several teams about development as well.
For those that would like to purchase and install any video or data recording devices please contact Joe Hullett with Digital Competition Systems. He can be sure you get the right product for your application. Joe will install it for at our event at no charge if you arrange it ahead of our time. Click on the icon for entire line of products and services and contact infomation.
We had a successful sold out event at VIR in April. Thanks to all that came and participated.
Atlanta Motorsports Park will be active this week after a long awaited completion! We will be scheduling a date for our DMTD event soon. Watch for an announcement and be sure to put it on your calendar. "I drove the track yesterday in a BMW M3. It is incredible. The first half of the track is technical and the last half is high speed with a great flow. Spa has nothing on the long twisty high speed stretch that leads onto the front straight, you better hold on", exclaimed David Murry. See his in car video, click here.
Our event at , April 10-11 is full. Our next event is , June 26-27. Please check the website for a full schedule.
Atlanta Motorsports Park is progressing very well and shoud be open mid April sometime. DMTD will announce a firm date of when we will plan for an event there later. Click here for to see a video of the track (including the kart track-you won't believe this track!).
DMTD will be announcing a new world class destination track for 2013 at the April VIR event to its particiapants there. A newsletter to all will follow.
– David Murry, commenting on the difficulties faced by racers looking for their next ride. David Murry is generally considered to be one of the great drivers in modern day sports car racing, having run in - and on in - numerous
race cars and race series from American Le Mans to GRAND-AM Rolex to Continental Tire Sportscar hallenge (KONI Challenge) to SPEED World Challenge and the former Firestone Firehawk Series. He has been a Porsche factory driver and piloted many 911 variants. His wheel time has also been spent in a BMW M3 GTR, a FORD GT, a Riley & Scott MKII open top prototype, a Porsche LMP, a Porsche 968, Formula Fords, NASCAR Winston Cup, and more.
Signups are even stronger this year than last year. This year will be special since VIR has installed FIA curbing to meet the FIA requirements for the ALMS race scheduled later this year. VIR is a "destination" track there are all the amenities on site so there is no need to ever leave during the event. There are hotels, condominiums, restaurant, spa, shooting range, kart tracks, and many other attractions on site so bring everyone in the family with you. All this plus 14 hours of open track time.
Joe Hullett will again join us April 10-11 for our VIR event. He will be there compliments of DMTD and happy to help any of our participants with thier electronics needs. Have wiring needs, data system update needs, can't get something to work? Joe will help get it working for you.
TPC Racing will also be at our April 10-11 VIR event. They are track support so if you need any technical advice with your car these guys are very good and have all the answers. Don't hesitate to ask Mike Levitas or any of the TPC folks questions, they are happy to help.
A lot of progress has been made on AMP since our last video update. The section that was missing last month has been completed with not only GAB but two layers of top ashphalt along with the entire track, guardrail, catch fencing, etc. See the video for a current state of the track. It's located just a half hour north of the north Altanta area in Dawsonville, GA. We will continue with updates of the track. Keep your calendar open for this one.
Click picture for video.