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Operation Motorsport Race of Remembrance 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2017 OPERATION MOTORSPORT BENEFICIARIES TO PARTICIPATE IN RACE OF REMEMBRANCE Operation Motorsport to engage ill and injured service members and disabled veterans through motorsports opportunities. WHAT: Operation Motorsport is a Canadian veteran operated Not for Profit that was inspired by Mission Motorsport UK after a visit to the Race of… Read more »

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 »