Tomorrow, November 2, the USA Cup will begin, a competition in three stages of over 500 miles which will keep the Salamander Resort and the city of Middleburg as its base.
Everything is ready for the start of the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA, the event in the Washington DC area designed to consolidate the 1000 Miglia brand in the United States and best prepare the foreign crews to face the sporting part of the race that is taking place in Italy. Two categories of cars are admitted: 1000 Miglia Era Car Class and Post 1000 Miglia Era Car Class. The first includes both the specimens and models that participated in the 1000 Miglia speed race and those produced in the same period of time and which have historical and sporting value. The second includes Sports cars, Gran Turismo or Super Cars produced since 1958 in their original configuration. Two categories also for the crews, the Veteran and the Novice.
Today’s inaugural day will be dedicated to the training of the crews who, on the Summit Point circuit, will learn the rules of Italian regularity races and test the operation of the pressure switches on the track. The best crew in the Timed and Media Trials on the circuit and in the Roadbook navigation from Summit Point to Middleburg will win the Micro 1000 Miglia trophy. Tomorrow, November 2, the USA Cup will begin, a competition in three stages of over 500 miles which will keep the Salamander Resort and the city of Middleburg as its base.
During the first day of the race the crews will cross the Shenandoah National Park and face a series of Time Trials along the roads of Barboursville Vineyards, an enchanting estate in the Virginia countryside; after a lunch with an Italian flavour, the restart to travel the 150 kilometers that will separate them from the finish line of the stage. On Friday 3 November the first part of the day will end at the Beverly Equestrian horse training center and the afternoon will be dedicated to the Middleburg Trophy, a 1 vs 1 challenge in the heart of the Virginia town.
Closing in Washington DC on Saturday 4 November: after lunch at the Congressional Country Club of Bethesda in Maryland, the cars will enter the heart of the capital, skirting the Lincoln Memorial, the United States Capitol and the White House and will parade on the Italian soil of the Italian Embassy in Washington before the last sector of the race towards Middleburg.