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TUDOR Winner Shares Perspective on VIR

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Italian superstar, Giancarlo Fisichella, made his debut appearance at VIRginia International Raceway on August 24th for the Oak Tree Grand Prix. With almost two decades of international experience, Fisichella has an impressive list of circuits under his belt. After a day of practicing at VIR, Giancarlo noted “something special” about the circuit, and described why… Read more »

Plane Crashes at VIR

Late afternoon today a small private plane crashed into the center field area of the Patriot course. Crews are currently containing the scene. We know of no spectator injuries at this point. As we hear more information, or who will lead an investigation, we will report it immediately. UPDATE: 6:00pm – Law enforcement will be… Read more »

An Exclusive Evening with Mark Webber

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The current Porsche factory driver and F1 veteran will be at The Ingram Collection, Monday, September 15! Whether it was for flying upside down at Le Mans in the late nineties, competing in 215 Formula One Grands Prix’s, or his fierce rivalry with Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber is renowned globally for his ability behind the… Read more »

IMSA Unveils 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Schedule

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Building on the strengths of its inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced an enhanced 12-event calendar for the 2015 TUDOR Championship season. Each of the four TUDOR Championship classes will compete in 10 races. The 2015 TUDOR Championship schedule includes one notable addition at the historic Lime… Read more »

Ten-Race 2015 Schedule Unveiled For Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

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International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) executives today revealed a 10-race schedule for the 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, which begins on Jan. 23 at Daytona International Speedway. Every race will be two-and-a-half hours in length and will be televised on FOX Sports. All 10 venues on the 2015 Continental Tire Challenge schedule hosted the series in 2014. One… Read more »

R&D CAMEE and the VIR TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Race Trophy

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About the Trophy When the team at VIRginia International Raceway wanted a custom trophy produced for the Oak Tree Grand Prix/TUDOR United SportsCar Championship weekend, they came to the staff at the Southern VA Higher Education Center’s R&D Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Energy Efficiency (R&D CAMEE). Over the past few years, the R&D CAMEE… Read more »

Bob Ingram to Serve as Grand Marshal for Oak Tree Grand Prix

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TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Visits the Weekend of Aug. 22-24 VIRginia International Raceway, located at the North Carolina-Virginia border, is preparing for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Oak Tree Grand Prix later this month. Local Durham resident and Porsche enthusiast Bob Ingram will play an important part of race weekend, serving as Grand Marshal… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway to Host Maserati Trofeo World Series

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VIRginia International Raceway will host the fourth round of the Maserati Trofeo World Series 2014 on Aug. 24, the series’ only stop in the United States this year. The race is part of a three-day weekend at VIR, Aug. 22 to 24, featuring some of the world’s premier racing teams and the powerful Maserati Gran… Read more »

Reflecting on the past and looking toward the future.

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Summer is prime racing season here at VIR and we’re busier than ever! In the midst of all the fun though, we want to take some time to honor a very important part of VIR’s history. A year ago on July 2nd our beloved Oak Tree fell. We know many of you remember that day… Read more »

Open House and Charity Laps to Benefit Victory Junction

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Have you ever dreamed of being a racecar driver and speeding around the Uphill Esses and Oak Tree Turn at VIR? Here’s your chance! Join us March 28 as we host our Open House and Charity Laps to benefit Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children started by NASCAR’s Petty family. Pay just $25 for the opportunity… Read more »