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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 »

New VIR Paddock Roads, Updated Maps and Other Runoffs Items

Over the past week, VIRginia International Raceway has completed a paddock project that places nine access roads in the main grass area to be utilized for paddock at the 2019 SCCA® National Championship Runoffs®. Following the April 2019 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour event, which recorded significant amounts of rainfall throughout the week, SCCA… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway Announces Female Racing Icon Lyn St. James to Serve as Grand Marshal for the Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at VIR

VIRginia International Raceway is announcing that illustrious racecar driver Lyn St. James will serve as Grand Marshal for the Michelin GT Challenge, the track’s largest race of the year taking place Sunday, Aug. 25 during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend. St. James, who was voted as one of IMSA’s “50 Great Drivers” last year,… Read more »