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“The Voice” Finalist Britton Buchanan To Perform at VIRginia International Raceway’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

18-year-old Sanford Native Will Sing National Anthem Ahead of Exhilarating Michelin GT Challenge   Danville, Virginia – Aug. 3, 2018 – VIRginia International Raceway is thrilled to announce Britton Buchanan, who was the runner-up on the 14th season of NBC’s hit singing competition show, “The Voice,” will deliver the National Anthem at the Michelin GT… Read more »

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Announced as Grand Marshal for VIRginia International Raceway’s Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Danville, Virginia – July 27, 2017 – VIRginia International Raceway is proud to announce the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Ralph Northam, will serve as Grand Marshal for the road course’s largest race of the year, the Michelin GT Challenge Aug. 19. As Grand Marshal, Northam will commence the race with the notorious… Read more »

VIR Economic Impact

Virginia International Raceway is having a big impact on the southside economy. That’s according to a new study, conducted by the track and its regional partners. VIR in Alton contributes more than 200 million dollars to the state’s economy each year. This all comes from a new study commissioned by VIR. About 197 million of… Read more »

HyperFest Race Weekend Speeds into VIRginia International Raceway May 18-20

VIRginia International Raceway is proud to host HyperFest, the National Auto Sport Association’s annual motorsports festival presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, May 18-20. Now in its 17th year, the adrenaline-pumping event known as “the Automotive Amusement Park” provides something fun for everyone throughout the weekend, including road racing, helicopter rides, karting, live music and more…. Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway Hosts Renowned Pirelli World Challenge April 27-­‐29

Race Weekend Provides Family-­‐Friendly Entertainment for Spectators Across the Country DANVILLE, Virginia–March 30, 2018–VIRginia International Raceway is hosting Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) for the second straight year April 27-29, welcoming back thrilling multi–class racing with top drivers in the hottest production–based cars, such as Porsches, McLarens, Bentleys and more. Named one of the top six… Read more »

Audi Sport Named Presenting Sponsor for PWC Grand Prix of Virginia set for April 27-29

Pirelli World Challenge announced today that Audi Sport will serve as the presenting sponsor for the upcoming PWC Grand Prix of Virginia schedule for April 27-29 at the picturesque 3.27-mile, 17-turn VIRginia International Raceway permanent road circuit in south Virginia. Audi Sport, a participant in three of the Pirelli World Challenge categories in 2018 – GT, GTS… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway Named 2019 SCCA Runoffs Venue

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TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 24, 2018) — The Sports Car Club of America® has officially announced the 2019 SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® will be held October 8-13 at beautiful VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Virginia. This will be the very first time the Runoffs has been held at the sprawling venue located near the border of… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway’s Annual Charity Event Raises $33,000 for the Danville Salvation Army

VIRginia International Raceway, one of North America’s top road courses, is thrilled to announce this year’s Holiday Laps charity event raised an outstanding $33,000 to directly benefit the Danville Salvation Army this holiday season. The annual fundraising event allows participants to safely put their personal cars to the test on VIR’s 3.27-mile Full Course, which… Read more »