NARRA US GT Championship and Spec:RaceAtom Series Added to VIR ALMS Weekend

NARRA At VIRVIR announced today the addition of two exciting support series for the VIR American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón weekend October 3-5, 2013. The North American Road Racing Association will bring their US GT Championship series to VIR, and the 2013 Spec:RaceAtom Series championship will conclude their 2013 Championship at VIR. The American Le Mans Series by Tequila Patrón is making its second appearance at VIR following an exciting and successful inaugural visit in 2012.

NARRA has been America’s home for high-end, high-performance cars for over 18 years and is rapidly becoming one of the largest high performance GT racing series in the USA. Amateur and semi-pro drivers race against the might of professional drivers and factory teams for glory, contingencies and exposure. Cars are placed in four unique classes based on power-to-weight ratios, culminating with an exciting unlimited class allowing the country’s fastest cars to compete.

“We are ecstatic to be showcasing the talents of our drivers in front of the factory teams and crowds of the American Le Mans Series at Virginia International Raceway,” said NARRA General Manager Rob Morrison. “This is a reflection on the status that the US GT Championship is commanding as one of nation’s premier GT series.”

The Spec:RaceAtom Series is based on custom-built versions of the Ariel Atom Supercars which are built at VIR. The Spec:RaceAtom Series will conclude its third season with two exciting races in support the ALMS weekend.

“Virginia International Raceway and our partners are excited to be adding both the NARRA US GT Championship and Spec:RaceAtom Series to the incomparable show we delivered during last year’s American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón event,” said Kerrigan Smith, VIR Director of Track Operations. “The addition of the US GT Championship with the Spec:RaceAtom Series gives our fans an amazing weekend of super sports car racing and creates a ‘must see’ event considering that this is possibly the last time we will an ALMS race since the series will be merging with Grand-Am for 2014.”

VIR will be announcing the two remaining support series shortly which will complete the exciting 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón event schedule.

Tickets for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón race at VIR on October 3 – 5 are available for purchase on-line. More information on The American Le Mans Series by Tequila Patrón is available at www.americanlemans.com.

For additional information on the NARRA US GT Championship can be found at www.NARRAonline.com.

Additional information on the Spec:RaceAtom Series can be found at www.specraceatom.com.