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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 »

VIRginia International Raceway Announces Redkoch as Newest Tech Park Tenant

VIRginia International Raceway Announces Redkoch as Newest Tech Park Tenant  U.S. Military and Elite Law Enforcement Training Company Leases 10,000 Square Feet at VIRginia Motorsport Technology Park Danville, Virginia – Aug. 23, 2016 – VIRginia International Raceway, one of America’s premier road courses, is welcoming Redkoch as its newest tenant at the onsite VIRginia Motorsport… Read more »

Pirelli World Challenge Unveils Big Provisional 2017 Plans

Eleven GT Production Racing Weekends include Prestigious Motorsports Circuits LEXINGTON, Ohio  – WC Vision, producers of the exciting Pirelli World Challenge, today announced its provisional plans for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Championships with new series outlines and schedule for North America’s biggest GT Production-based road racing campaign. In 2016, the PWC trail featured over… Read more »

VIR Announces Jets.com as New Track Partner

Global Private Jet Service Signs On as Race Sponsor for VIR’s Michelin GT Challenge During the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship   Danville, Virginia – July 12, 2016 – VIRginia International Raceway, one of America’s premier road courses, is honored to announce Jets.com as an official sponsor of the Michelin GT Challenge, the track’s largest race of… Read more »

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America To Race At VIR;

Mazda Prototype Lites To Contest Three Rounds At Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca Grand Prix of Boston Cancellation Forces Schedule Changes For IMSA-Sanctioned Series DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 2, 2016) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has changed the venues for upcoming rounds of two of its sanctioned series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America… Read more »

Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Michelin to Sponsor “Michelin GT Challenge” at VIRginia International Raceway Global Technology Leader Becomes Title Sponsor for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race at VIR Danville, Va. – April 19, 2016 – Michelin North America and VIRginia International Raceway today announced that Michelin will become the title sponsor for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, the… Read more »

Pro-Line Trailers Named Exclusive Trailer Dealer of VIRginia International Raceway

Trailer company named the official trailer dealer of  VIRginia International Raceway Leading East Coast trailer sales company, Pro-Line Trailers, is excited to be recognized as the exclusive trailer dealer of VIRginia International Raceway (VIR). Pro-Line Trailers has long supported VIR as a proud sponsor. Today, Pro-Line announces an expansion of its partnership with VIR, as… Read more »

Urgent: Support Legislation to Overturn EPA Race Car Regulation!

Attention Motorsports Professionals: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into race cars.  The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal.  The regulation would impact all vehicle types, including the sports cars, sedans and… Read more »

2016 List of Virginia’s Most Influential Virginians Includes VIR Owner/CEO Connie Nyholm

Nyholm continues to develop the 1,370-acre   Virginia International Raceway (VIR), which she helped reopen in 2000. The property bills itself as a “motorsport resort,” offering five road courses, onsite lodging, a spa and a restaurant. Adjacent to VIR is the VIRginia Motorsport Technology Park, home to Virginia Tech’s Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation. VIR… Read more »