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VCBG Announces 1st Annual VIR Craft Beer Fest – August 3, 2019

ALTON, VA – The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) is pleased to announce its newest event in partnership with the VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Virginia. The VIR Craft Beer Fest is a continuation of the VCBG’s commitment to providing members with unique regional opportunities to build brand awareness with craft and non-craft beer… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway Waves Checkered Flag for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Aug. 23-25

Premier Racing Event Brings Weekend of Entertainment and Family Fun to the Mid-Atlantic.   Danville, Virginia – July 9, 2019 – VIRginia International Raceway is bringing back its biggest spectator event of the year this August with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend. The premier sports car racing series in North America, which is… Read more »

Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup confirms VIR in April as Round 1

Radical’s premier series in North America has confirmed Virginia International Raceway with Blancpain GT World Challenge America, April 25-28, as the first stop on the 2019 calendar. The announcement was coupled with the news the ultra-premium premixed cocktail maker Blue Marble Cocktails would continue its title sponsorship of the series. “We’re delighted to announce the… Read more »

Formula Experiences Becomes SVRA’s Official Driving School

  The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced today that Formula Experiences is now the “Official Driving School of SVRA.” Formula Experiences is based at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) and provides experiential instruction and driving experiences for novices to advanced race drivers seeking licenses as well as corporations that want to offer unforgettable and thrilling… Read more »

SVRA American Racing Legends Charity Pro-Am Race Headlines VIRginia International Raceway’s Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races Weekend, Sept. 21-23

Veteran Stock Car Drivers to Race for a Cause During Annual Family-Friendly Event  Danville, Virginia – Sept. 10, 2018 – VIRginia International Raceway is welcoming iconic racing stars to its top-rated road course for the SVRA American Racing Legends Charity Pro-Am Race, which is joining the track’s annual Heacock Classic Gold Cup weekend, Sept. 21-23…. Read more »

Road Course “Ringers” Return To Challenge NASCAR Stars

SAID, FELLOWS, SCHROEDER SET FOR SVRA CHARITY PRO-AM AT VIR Road Course “Ringers” Return To Challenge NASCAR Stars Southlake, TX (August 21, 2018) – Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced today that three more champion drivers, Boris Said, Ron Fellows, and Dorsey Schroeder have entered the “American Racing Legends Charity Pro-Am Presented By RACER Magazine”… Read more »

“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 »