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VIRginia International Raceway Expands Relationship with Michelin

Michelin-Logo

Industry leading global technology company adds Official Tire to Collaboration Danville, Virginia – Aug. 27, 2017 – VIRginia International Raceway today announced an expanded partnership with Michelin. In 2018 the global technology company will return as title sponsor of the Michelin GT Challenge as well as becoming the official tire of VIR. The announcement was… Read more »

Virginia and North Carolina Governors Place Friendly Wager

7-9 July 2016, Bowmanville, Ontario Canada
84, BMW, 328i, ST, James Clay, Tyler Cooke, 25, Mazda, MX-5, ST, Steven McAleer, Chad McCumbee
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Virginia and North Carolina Governors Place Friendly Wager for VIRginia International Raceway’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race Weekend, Aug. 25-27 Bordering States to Go Head-to- Head During the Biscuitville Grand Prix Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Danville, Virginia – Aug. 21, 2017 – VIRginia International Raceway is hosting the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Aug. 25-27, and… Read more »

Racing At The Limits of Speed and Preparation Professional Driver Dion von Moltke Is Always Ready For The Next Change In Direction

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Northeast Grand Prix
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT USA
Saturday 22 July 2017
75, Mercedes, Mercedes AMG GT3, GTD, Tristan Vautier, Kenny Habul
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Preparing a car for an upcoming race requires dozens or even hundreds of hours of hard work by numerous parties on a team. Sponsors must be secured, driver lineups chosen and most importantly – practice, practice, practice. Teams spend countless hours in testing and development, working closely with their drivers to fine tune the race… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway Announces NASCAR Legend Richard Petty as Grand Marshal for the Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Danville, Virginia – July 12, 2017 – VIRginia International Raceway is welcoming NASCAR Hall of Famer and team owner, Richard Petty, to serve as Grand Marshal for the Michelin GT Challenge, the track’s largest race of the year taking place Sunday, Aug. 27 during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend. Petty is the most decorated… Read more »

VIR Offering Discounted Tickets To Help Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Wrap Up Your Summer By Experiencing Weekend Full of IMSA GT Racing Since 1957, VIRginia International Raceway has serviced racers and fans alike as America’s Motorsport Resort. To help celebrate its 60th anniversary, VIR is offering fans a chance to save 20% on 3-Day tickets for IMSA’s race weekend on August 25-27. Fans who purchase… Read more »

VIR CEO, Connie Nyholm Named to Most Influential Virginians for Third Consecutive Year

Connie Nyholm, majority owner and CEO, Virginia International Raceway, Alton Why she is influential: Nyholm leads Virginia International Raceway (VIR), a 1,370-acre “motorsport resort” that draws approximately half a million visitors per year. VIR employs 350 people, making it the eighth-largest employer in Halifax County. Adjacent to the resort is the VIRginia Motorsport Technology Park,… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway Unveils Action-Packed 2017 Track Schedule

Fans Enjoy Free VIR T-Shirt for Every Spectator Event Ticket Purchase Dec. 8 DANVILLE, Virginia – Dec. 5, 2016 – VIRginia International Raceway, one of the top six road courses in North America, is announcing its 2017 track schedule, with tickets on sale starting Thursday, Dec. 8. VIR’s 60th season features 10 exhilarating events, including… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway: Racing In A Little Piece Of Heaven

If there is a heaven on earth, it is VIR.” – Paul Newman That heaven on earth is located in Alton, Virginia, right on the Virginia-North Carolina border and spanning 1300 acres of expansive green hills and valleys between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coastline. Set away from bustling metropolitan areas, VIRginia International… Read more »

Lightning Lap 2016: The Year’s Fastest Street Cars on America’s Toughest Track

2016’s hottest performers meet their nemesis: Virginia International Raceway. Every year for a decade now, we’ve fried tires—and occasionally our nerves—on America’s most demanding road course, Virginia International Raceway, to answer the ultimate performance-car question: What’ll it do? The track doesn’t care about marketing claims or badge snobbery; it treats every entrant equally harshly. This… Read more »