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VIRginia International Raceway Releases Thrilling 2018 Spectator Schedule for 61st Season

Fans Receive Free VIR T-Shirt for Every Spectator Event Ticket Purchased Nov. 27

 DANVILLE, Virginia – Nov. 6, 2017 – VIRginia International Raceway, which was recently chosen as one of Car and Driver’s top six road courses in North America, is unveiling its action-packed lineup of events for 2018. The adrenaline pumping track schedule features nine spectator favorites. Tickets will go on sale mid-November, with fans who book Cyber Monday, Nov. 27, receiving a special incentive.

The season gets underway with the SCCA Majors Tour April 13-15, a pinnacle of club racing in North America. It continues to rev up in late April with the Pirelli World Challenge, just the second time the track is hosting the thrilling production car-based racing championship with top professional drivers going head-to-head in Bentleys, McLarens, Ferraris and more. Early May brings a change of pace, when world-class motorcycle riders converge on the track for the MotoAmerica road racing series.

August is once again an exciting month at VIR, as the fan-favorite IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship makes its only mid-Atlantic stop in the premier North American sports car racing series at the track Aug. 17-19. In addition to the headlining Michelin GT Challenge race, the action-packed weekend will feature several support series including the Biscuitville Grand Prix for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Following that excitement, VIR will transport fans back in time for September’s Heacock Classic Gold Cup, where two distinct eras collide to display historic racing action.

“The spectator event lineup at VIR just keeps getting better and better,” said Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of VIR. “We’re beyond excited to see the return of so many prestigious races to our road course, and are proud to be able to offer some of the highest quality events racing has to offer. We look forward to putting on yet another unforgettable fan experience in 2018.”

VIR’s full 2018 spectator schedule includes:

April 13-15 Sports Car Club of America “VIR Spring Sprints” Majors Tour
April 27-29 Pirelli World Challenge
May 4-6 MotoAmerica Championship of Virginia
May 18-20 NASA Mid-Atlantic HyperFest Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge, presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine
June 1-3 Historic Sportscar Racing
June 9-10 Championship Cup Series Motorcycle Road Racing
August 17-19 Michelin GT Challenge
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar ChampionshipBiscuitville Grand Prix Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA
IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda
September 15-16 Championship Cup Series Motorcycle Road Racing
September 21-23 Heacock Classic Gold Cup, presented by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association
Trans-Am Road Racing Series

Tickets for all events will go on sale in mid-November. Fans who purchase a ticket for any of VIR’s 2018 events on Cyber Monday, Nov. 27, will receive a free shirt voucher, redeemable at the TMI Racing Products store in the North Paddock at VIR. Spectators save $10 by purchasing any event ticket in advance. 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. Paddock access will also be available at every event. 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


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 & 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.


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, such as lodging, dining, a spa, an exclusive driver’s club, karting, off-road racing, shooting sports, skid pad and more. VIR’s hospitality amenities also make the property an unparalleled venue for corporate retreats, team building, special events and other group experiences. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.