Have you ever dreamed of being a racecar driver and speeding around the Uphill Esses and Oak Tree Turn? Here’s your chance! Join us April 3rd as we host our Open House and Charity laps to benefit Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children stated by NASCAR’s Petty family. Pay just $25 for the opportunity to drive your own car on our 3.27 mile Full Course for 15 minutes. In addition, all facilities at VIR will be open for your enjoyment. Spend time karting, skeet shooting and dining at the Oak Tree Tavern, all for a good cause.
All proceeds will go to Victory Junction, a nonprofit with the mission to enrich the lives of children with serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment, at no cost to the campers and their families. Victory Junction, located in Randleman, N.C., is built on 84 acres donated by racing royalty, Richard and Lynda Petty. In 2000, their son, Kyle Petty, a fixture on the NASCAR circuit for over 25 years, partnered with actor and racecar driver Paul Newman to launch Victory Junction.
We would like to extend an invitation to anyone that wishes to attend the planting of the Son of Oak Tree, which will take place the same day, April 3, at noon.
About nine years ago, a former employee of VIR planted acorns from the original tree, which have now matured and they have graciously offered to return it home. Measuring about three feet tall, that seedling will be moved to just outside the south end of the track, where it will be relocated for both racers and spectators to enjoy for years to come.