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 and more.
The season officially revs up with the Hoosier Tire SCCA Super Tour taking place April 10-12, where drivers of multiple classes racing towards the SCCA championship will get to test their skills. In May, VIR’s schedule is stacked with the MotoAmerica Championship of Virginia followed by the beloved HyperFest. Known as an “Automotive Amusement Park,” HyperFest is an annual motorsports festival featuring road racing, drifting, karting, live music performances and much more. The family-friendly weekend even gives racing fans the chance to put their own cars to the test on VIR’s 3.27-mile road course including 17 challenging turns and 130 feet of elevation changes.
August brings one of VIR’s biggest races of the year – the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Aug. 21-23. The fan-favorite weekend features non-stop action, family-friendly entertainment and high-speed racing, including the headlining Michelin GT Challenge race, where drivers reach top speeds close to 190 miles per hour. Just a few weeks later, vintage cars and sportscar legends will take over the track during the Heacock Classic Gold Cup weekend Sept. 24-27, which includes the SVRA Vintage Race of Champions Charity Pro-Am race.
“We are thrilled to announce yet another exhilarating race schedule this year at VIRginia International Raceway,” said Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of VIR. “Fans are in for an action-packed lineup of high-energy races, including events they know and love like the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and HyperFest. We’re looking forward to a great season on the track and can’t wait for the fans to experience all VIR has to offer!”
VIR’s full 2020 spectator schedule includes:
Tickets for the 2020 season will go on sale Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, and tickets purchased that day come with a special VIR T-shirt. Parking is free at all spectator events, and children 16 and under are admitted free of charge with a paying adult. Active military are admitted free of charge and veterans receive a 50 percent discount with valid military ID. Policies are subject to change at event promoter’s request. Corporate and other groups can also take advantage of competitive pricing options for lodging, catering, team activities and more hospitality amenities during races and anytime throughout the year. To buy tickets or learn more, 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 and 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 (RDU Airport Guide).
VIR visitors enjoy a full onsite resort, complete with amenities such as lodging, dining, an exclusive driver’s club, karting, off-road racing, shooting sports, skid pad and more. VIR’s hospitality features also make the property an unparalleled venue for corporate retreats, team building, special events and other group experiences. For more information, visit www.VIRnow.com, Facebook or Twitter.