Donate $25 to Drive on One of the Best Tracks in the Country and Enjoy a Day of Complimentary Amenities, Food Specials and More
VIRginia International Raceway is hosting an Open House and Charity Laps event to benefit Victory Junction Friday, March 25. Victory Junction is a nonprofit that enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illness by providing life-changing camp experiences in a medically sound environment, at no cost to the camper or their family.
Late pro driver Adam Petty, the grandson of racing legend Richard Petty, inspired his family to build Victory Junction in honor of his memory after he died in a tragic racing accident. His brother, Austin Petty, will be a special guest at the event.
Additionally, during the Spring Open House and Charity Laps event, community members will have other ways to experience one of the top six road courses in North America for themselves. People can drive their own cars on VIR’s historic 3.27-mile full course for 15 minutes with a donation of just $25, or get in the passenger seat for ride alongs in high-speed cars such as VIR’s own NISSAN GT-R, vehicles provided by the BMW Performance Center and others, for a $15 donation. All proceeds benefit Victory Junction.
As an addition to the event this year, the onsite Oak Tree Tavern will be offering free appetizers from 4 to 6 p.m. with no purchase necessary, including popular bites such as the buffalo style cauliflower, crispy Carolina shrimp and more. Complimentary tastings of two craft beers on tap will also be provided.
Oak Tree Spa will be open 9 to 7:00 p.m. The spa will be offering a FREE Skin Analysis with Donna Burke, Licensed Master Aesthetic Instructor from Pevonia International Skincare using a skin scanner which highlights problem areas that cannot be seen with the naked eye. A complimentary LipRenew plump and de-age treatment will also be offered.
VIR Kart Track will be open and operational for the day. To view rates and policies click here. Additional activities include a car show display by the General Greene Antique Auto Club and photo opportunities with singer Taylor Swift’s pink truck, which she generously donated to Victory Junction on her 16th birthday. Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. and will close at 4 p.m. No advanced reservations are required.
“Victory Junction provides truly incredible experiences for youth with serious illnesses and we are honored to be able to support them through this event for our fourth consecutive year,” said Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of VIR. “It will be an exciting day where community members and racing fans can live out their high-speed dreams
while supporting a great cause, and also enjoy new food specials at the Tavern, complimentary amenities and more family fun.”
The Spring Open House and Charity Laps event kicks off a busy season for VIR that includes the Biscuitville 125 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with ChampTruck, Mid-Atlantic MotoAmerica Superbike Championship and fan favorite IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. For more information on VIR, visit www.VIRnow.com.
About VIRginia International Raceway
VIRginia International Raceway is one of America’s premier road courses, offering professional and amateur racing for modern and vintage classes while providing contemporary resort amenities. A prominent test facility for the automotive industry, VIR has the distinction of being named one of the top six courses in North America by Car & Driver Magazine, and southern roots and hospitality make it one of the friendliest. Conveniently located at the Virginia/North Carolina border, VIR is just a short two-hour trip from Richmond and about an hour and 15 minutes from both the Piedmont-Triad and Raleigh-Durham International Airports.
VIR offers amenities such as lodging, dining, a spa, an exclusive driver’s club, karting, off-road racing, shooting sports, skid pad and more. The grounds also offer a unique setting and specialized facilities for corporate retreats, group activities and conference space. Onsite parcels are available for sale/lease to motorsports industry tenants. For more information, visit www.VIRnow.com, Facebook or Twitter.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, North Carolina. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong
relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. For more information or to donate, visit www.victoryjunction.org.