The Greenbrier Sporting Club member Jim Booth recently participated in the 2016 Radical European Masters, an auto racing series, winning the Fangio Trophy (drivers 50+) and 3rd place overall. “Racing is an extremely professional sport with sportsmanlike conduct shared among the racers,” Jim shared with us. In order to qualify, drivers must obtain a professional race license achieved by attending a racing school, pass an annual physical, and be approved by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FiA) whose strict guidelines are 34 pages long.
A Radical UK prototype RXC Spyder Turbo with open cockpit, closed wheel, and 640 horsepower raced him to victory. This car is highly technical with component data tracked electronically and downloaded after the race concluded.
Each of the seven events featured three races, up to 60 minutes each, alongside a minimum of two 60-minute practice sessions and a 25-minute qualifying session. The FIA-recognized championship ensured high levels of service and organization and racing in front of large crowds. The 2016 season culminated in a stellar finale at Circuit de Jerez in Spain.
1) Circuito do Estoril
Estoril, Cascais, Estremadura, Portugal
2) Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium
3) Circuit Paul Ricard
Le Castellet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
4) Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
5) Donington Park
North West Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
6) Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Monza and Brianza, Lombardy, Italy
7) Circuito de Jerez
Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain
All of these races can be seen on YouTube, including the wreck in which he amazingly walked away from a year and a half ago: view here.
Congratulations Jim, from all of us at your Sporting Club!
Fall weather signals the return of our musky fly fishing season. The cooler water temperatures get the fish hungry and willing to chase flies. We can have some really great days in the fall, as the temperature drops the fishing will heat up. We’ve got great river conditions and hungry fish so dress for the weather and get out there.
Pheasant Hunts at Stoney Brook Plantation
Stoney Brook Plantation is offering guided pheasant hunts and they are a fantastic way to spend your day in the fall. The birds are here, the cover is in great shape, and the dogs are ready to hunt. Hunts are offered Mondays through Saturdays and birds are cleaned and packed for transportation. All hunts are guided by our staff of professional guides. Hunters need a valid WV hunting license and must provide their own shotgun, ammunition is available on request.
Waterfowl at Upper Brandon Plantation
The Greenbrier Sporting Club members have access to some of the best waterfowl hunting on the east coast again this season. Upper Brandon Plantation offers our members a great destination to hunt both ducks and geese. These hunts are guided by our staff of professional guides and dog trainers; their calling and knowledge will put the birds in front of your blind. Birds are cleaned and packed for transportation. Package price includes lodging, food, and hunting.
GSC Rifle Range
The Greenbrier Sporting Club rifle range is the perfect place to make sure you and your rifle are ready for hunting season. We have targets to 500 yards, and a team of seasoned instructors to help you get the most out of your gun and abilities. We offer static benches and shooting positions as well as shooting from improvised field positions. We teach shooting and firearm safety for shooters of all experience levels. The GSC range is a family friendly environment designed to make it easy to introduce new and younger shooters to the shooting sports.
For questions or to book musky fishing, pheasant hunts, or the GSC rifle range call Jacob Ott, at 304-667-8337, for questions or to book Upper Brandon Hunts call Larry Klein at 304-647-6100.