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Getting On The Track

At VIR, professional drivers aren’t the only ones who can drive on our racetrack, recognized as one of the top six road courses in the nation by Car and Driver Magazine. There are several ways for you to get on the track:

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Almost every successful professional racing driver in the world today got his or her start in karting. The dynamics of driving are amplified on the kart track, making them easier to understand, practice, and master than when driving a full-sized car. Feed your need for speed on the VIR Kart Track, our state-of-the-art 5/8 mile, 24-foot-wide paved circuit. Our karts run ungoverned motors capable of speeds in excess of 50 mph, the fastest speeds you’ll find for go-karts anywhere.

The VIR Kart Track is open to the public from Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The track is also available by appointment in the evenings and on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information or to make an appointment outside of normal track operating hours, contact the VIR Kart Track at (434) 822-7700 x350 or RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Charity Laps

VIR hosts two or three Charity Laps events each season. Community members are invited to make a small donation that entirely benefits a local charity, to take your car, truck or bike for a spin on the track. A VIR pace car leads the way, guiding drivers at highway speeds. Check out our calendar for the next Charity Laps event.

VIR Club

For those looking to drive their sports, classic, or high-performance car at VIR, joining the VIR Club is the answer. Members of the VIR Club enjoy 18 exclusive member-driving days each year. Members get from 2 to 8 hours of track time per day depending on track configuration, event type, and club member attendance numbers. To learn more about the VIR Club, click here.

While VIR Club provides the most track access for individuals, many groups also rent the track at VIR and provide their participant’s track access.

Skip Barber Racing School

With international racing experience, celebrated skill, and the firm belief that competitive race car driving was teachable, Skip Barber founded his legendary racing school in 1975. Since that first class, over 400,000 students have become racers and champions.  

Today, we are the world’s largest automotive education and entertainment company offering driving and racing schools at the finest tracks in America. We operate the Skip Barber Formula Race Series, field championship-winning race teams in TC America, create innovative OEM programs that elevate the finest automotive marques, and produce corporate programs that build teamwork and recognize outstanding achievement. No experience rivals the Skip Barber Racing School. 


Kaizen Autosport

Kaizen Autosport is the ultimate racecar driving experience in America. Our Formula and Prototype racecars create the closest Formula One or Indy Car experience anywhere.  The Kaizen Autosport program offers exclusive driving experiences for novice to experienced track drivers, private groups and corporate events.   Click here to learn more about Kaizen Autosport.

Race Car Rental

Kaizen Autosport has over 15 track-prepared cars to rent for most track days held at VIR each month.  The rental program is a Five Star Arrive and Drive experience for renters with a trackside driver’s lounge, simulators, trackside support, snacks/drinks, and optional one-on-one coaching services including data/video lap analysis.  Click here to learn more about Kaizen Autosport.



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