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Tom Veale
Forum Handle: V.I.R.U.S Racing
Hometown: Elkhart Lake, WI
Occupation: Private Investor
NASA Region: Midwest
Car Number: 53
Years in series: 1
Sponsors:  V.I.R.U.S. (Very Immature Racers of the United States)
   
Racing History:  
Competition License in 1988, Raced in Vintage/Historic in a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 and 1959 Austin Healey Sprite through 2000. Co-drove a Showroom Stock Mustang 5.0LX in five 100 mile Enduros to class 1st Place finishes. Raced the FFR Car since 2003. Race organizations were SVRA, HSR, VSCDA, CARE and MCSCC. I've raced in the Bahamas, Mexico, Florida, Georgia, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Arizona, California and Nevada. 1995 HSR-Rolex Enduro Class points champion, 1997 HSR-MCI Dash Series Class points champion. Finished 10th and 4th in class in the 2000 mile La Carrera Panamericana in 1991 and 1994 respectively.
Why did you join the series?
Spec series, if well managed become much more of a "drivers" series than a "Wallet" series. Good drivers finish races and ring up points. Well maintained cars finish races and ring up points. This makes for good overall racing. The FFR cars are also crowd pleasers. Spectators can actually see the drivers in the cars, see their hands on the wheel and their "body english" as they drive. The cars look and sound great. They're fun for drivers and spectators alike.
What is your favorite track?
Mid-Ohio; Gratten, MI; Road America, WI
Who do you enjoy beating most?
The next car ahead of me.
Who have you shared the track with most?
David Hinton, Edgar Boles - both Jaguar pilots 
What was your first car?
1960 SAAB "93" 750cc three cylinder/two cycle; 1st race car was a '53 Jaguar XK 120 
What is your favorite car?
The ones I get to race!
What is your favorite drink?
"Time flies when your having RUM!"
 

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