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VIRginia International Raceway Announces 2020 Spectator Schedule

DANVILLE, Virginia – Nov. 12, 2019 – VIRginia International Raceway, one of North America’s most iconic road courses, reveals its lineup for the 2020 season including 10 thrilling spectator events from April through November. VIR’s 2020 season features several returning fan-favorite races, including the NASA Mid-Atlantic HyperFest, IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, Heacock Classic Gold Cup… Read more »

RF Connect Selected to Deploy Commercial Cellular and Private LTE Networks at VIRginia International Raceway

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (PRWEB)November 07, 2019 RF Connect, a national leader of cellular-based wireless solutions, today announced it has been chosen by VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) to be the exclusive partner to design, deploy and manage cellular networks at the motorsport resort. The project will consist of Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Citizens Band Radio… Read more »

John Doonan Named IMSA President Seasoned Automotive Executive Joins Premier Sports Car Racing Organization

October 15, 2019 Daytona Beach, Fla. – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced today that John Doonan has been named the next president of the sanctioning body effective January 1, 2020 with his first day on the job scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21. Doonan was previously the director of motorsports for Mazda North America Operations… Read more »

McKeel Hagerty: Runoffs Grand Marshal, Grand Fan of All Things Automotive

TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 1, 2019) — McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty – the world’s leading provider of insurance, valuation and experiences to the enthusiast car hobby – has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal for the 2019 Sports Car Club of America® National Championship Runoffs® taking place Oct. 8-13 at Virginia International Raceway. This… Read more »

Porsche Goes 1-2 in IMSA Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Earl Bamber knew he had only a lap or two to catch and overtake leader Nick Tandy in the final seven minutes of Sunday afternoon’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar GTLM feature at Virginia International Raceway. Driving the No. 912 Porsche 911 GT, the New Zealander suddenly had new life when a full-course caution bunched the field and brought… Read more »

Marcelli, Stacy are surprise Pilot Challenge winners at VIR

It was another unpredictable, one-lap shootout for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge on Saturday, but it took place this time at Virginia International Raceway during the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix. With mixed weather conditions throughout the race and a series of full-course cautions in the final 30 minutes, the field took the… Read more »

Mustang Supercar takes on USA

Ford has given American race fans a taste of its new Mustang Supercar, with a special demonstration appearance at Virginia International Raceway. The manufacturer ran a Shell V-Power-livered Mustang in demo laps at the weekend’s IMSA Sportscar event alongside a Ford GT and Mustang GT4. Australian Ryan Briscoe, who is part of Ford’s IMSA program,… Read more »

Michelin GT Challenge at VIR – Friday Notebook

Pilet Tops Michelin GT Challenge Practice at VIR in No. 911 Porsche  Patrick Pilet and his No. 911 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR co-driver, Nick Tandy, have fond memories at VIRginia International Raceway. Back in 2015, the duo dominated the two-hour, 40-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge at VIR en route to victory…. Read more »

VIR to Host Michelin GT Challenge This Weekend

VIRginia International Raceway at Alton will host a number of the country’s and the world’s top road racers and teams this weekend in the track’s biggest event of the season, the Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship event. The Michelin GT Challenge is the second and final GT-only event on the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship… Read more »

22 Entries for Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

A total of 22 cars are on the entry list for next weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway, in the second and final GT-only event of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Released on Wednesday, the entry list features no major changes since the most recent round of the season at Road America,… Read more »