VIRginia International Raceway Logo White

Walker receives SHEro award at Women in Motorsports Banquet

Walker Receives SHEro Award at Women in Motorsports Banquet

Alton, Va. – October 9, 2023 – VIRginia International Raceway’s Senior Marketing Manager, Crista Walker, received the 2023 SHEro Award during the Women in Motorsports North America Dinner during the weekend of SVRA SpeedTour on October 7. The SHEro Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding women in the motorsports industry.

“I am delighted to present Crista with the SHEro Award, provided by Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA) to honor women making a difference in the motorsports industry. Crista was our first intern over 20 years ago and today she is VIR’s Senior Marketing Manager. In all these years, we have never found anything that she couldn’t or wouldn’t do for VIR and our team. Every day she provides an outstanding example for all of us in what it means to not only be a part of this amazing team, but to shine as one of its members. She is our SHEro!” said Connie Nyholm – VIR Co-owner and CEO

Crista Walker has done it all during her time at VIR. From starting out as an intern at the re-birth of VIR in 2000, to overseeing ticket sales, starting our social media channels, representing the track at events and shows, to building crucial relationships with our biggest partners, there is nothing Walker can’t do!

VIR is honored to have Crista Walker on our team, and we can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for VIR and the Motorsports industry!

About the SHEro Awards

The WIMNA SHEro program invites nominations of exceptional women from tracks, race teams, and other motorsports connected organizations. (Link: SHEro – WIMNA) Each person/organization nominating a SHEro will be required to purchase a WIMNA SHEro Award as a part of the nomination. The trophies will be custom engraved by Jostens. Presenting material and the nominee’s profile will be featured on the Jostens and WIMNA social media pages. A percentage of the proceeds from each trophy goes to WIMNA to help support its mission.

Read More About the Shero Award on the Women in Motorsports Website.

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 centrally located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic with 15 million people within 150 miles. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.