Virginia Half Mile Shootout 2017
The wannaGOFAST crew took over Ingalls Field July 30 and July 31 to stage the Virginia Half Mile Shootout, one in a series of speed events scheduled throughout the summer. Held along a flat mountain top near Hot Springs, Virginia, Ingalls Field, at 3,700 feet, is the highest public airport east of the Mississippi. Its mile-long runway is perfect for drag racing, allowing plenty of room to decelerate after hitting the speed trap at the half-mile point. Here is where a group of guys, who just “wanna go fast,” came to burn some rubber and set some records in their muscle cars, high performance sports cars, exotics, and plain old monster motor cars.
If you like fast cars and the sound of revving engines, this was the place to be. The day eClassicAutos was onsite, we found that a Challenger Hellcat can run 145 to 150 mph in one half mile, that if the HP is pumped up in a Vette, it will run over 180 mph, and if you can afford a new Lamborghini Huracan, it’s possible to join the 200 mph club. Here are some of the sights and sounds of the Virginia Half Mile Shootout.
Video Clips from Virginia Half Mile Shootout
Hellcat Versus Camaro
1957 Chevy Bel Air
Cobra and Lamborghini
Off the Line
At the Finish Line