Tag Archive: VIR

Oct 06

SRT Viper GTS-RS falls short of expectations at VIR

Vipers flex muscle early in eace; Untimely cautions disrupts team strategy

SRT Motorsports logoSRT Motorsports had high expectations entering Saturday’s American Le Mans Series race at Virginia Int’l Raceway. Unfortunately, race results fell short of expectations.

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Oct 05

Quick pit work leads Luhr, Graf to 8th Straight in VIR Oak Tree GP

Tucker, Briscoe win P2, Team Title; Marcelli, Cumming take second straight PC Triumph

ALMS - VIR -  Muscle Milk Pickett Racing After battling Dyson Racing throughout the opening two hours, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing dominated the final 45 minutes to score its eighth consecutive American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón victory, with Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf winning Saturday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.

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May 08

Minor, Connery lead F2000 field to Road Atlanta

Tim Minor dominated VIR

Coming off a sweep at VIR, Masters Class ace Tim Minor sits atop the F2000 Championship Series standings in his No. 88 Citation, while Kyle Connery is within striking distance – with the Series set to do battle this weekend at the high-speed Road Atlanta circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Minor sweeps VIR weekend

Minor started from first place, his second pole and second win of the weekend

Tim Minor briefly lost his race lead on a messy restart but took it back one lap later and pulled out a gap in the No. 88 Citation to take his second win in two days and sweep the F2000 season opener at VIR for Ski Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Starrantino by a nose at VIR

It was the second win of the weekend for Starrantino

Adrian Starrantino emerged first by .056 seconds to sweep the weekend after a two-car fight emerged at the 17-turn VIRginia International Raceway in the second race and closing event of the season opener for the F1600 Formula F Championship Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Minor cruises to VIR Win

Tim Minor led every lap

Tim Minor made it look easy, starting from pole and leading every lap to his first F2000 Championship Series win since 2009, taking the first race of the 2013 14-race season at VIRginia International Raceway in the No. 88 Citation. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Adrian Starrantino out front at VIR

Adrian Starrantino paced two practices at VIR.

A talented and deep F1600 Formula F Championship field took to the 17-turn VIRgina International Raceway today for two practice sessions ahead of the opening rounds of the 12-round, six-weekend 2013 FF season.

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Mar 05

Goughary returns for championship bid

The 12-race/six-weekend season starts in Virginia, April 11-14.

F1600 F Championship logoJim Goughary won the first F1600 Formula F Championship Series race at VIR in 2011 by a nose in a Piper/Honda, and for 2013 the veteran will be back for a full season Championship effort in a Van Diemen/Honda fielded by Raceworks. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

A Muscle Milk victory and Championships Galore at VIR (updated)

Gavin, Milner, Popow and MacNeil claim class titles

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Muscle Milk Pickett Racing returned to its winning ways Saturday in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the same day where three class driver championship battles ended at VIRginia International Raceway. It marked a magical day for the ALMS in its debut at VIR. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Graf, Muscle Milk in the History Books at VIR

Record-setting qualifying lap headlines track’s first official ALMS action

ALMSALMS - Klaus Graf-1Klaus Graf and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing cemented their place in the history books Friday at VIRginia International Raceway. Graf set an all-time track record en route to pole position for Saturday’s VIR 240 – the first race at the circuit for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Graf again quickest for Muscle Milk at VIR

Corvette Racing, CORE autosport 1-2 in their classes

ALMS - Klaus-Graf-051112-1ALMSKlaus Graf went fastest again Friday at VIRginia International Raceway – this time in an official session for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. He set a lap of 1:36.586 (121.881 mph) in Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s Honda Performance Development ARX-03a prototype in the morning’s opening practice for the VIR 240. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

(Muscle) Milk flowing through VIR’s hills

Quickest on test day for ALMS’ first visit to circuit

ALMS - Level5-1ALMSWith an eye toward regaining the form that won it five straight races earlier this year, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing set the fastest time in testing Thursday at VIRginia International Raceway for the weekend’s VIR 240. The No. 6 Honda Performance Development ARX-03a turned a best lap of 1:37.457 (120.792 mph) with Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr sharing seattime. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

100-Race Salute: Oliver Gavin

Honoring another Corvette Racing stalwart at VIR

ALMS - Oliver GavinALMSThe “Summer of 100 Starts” ends this weekend in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with Oliver Gavin. The popular British star is a mainstay at Corvette Racing where he has spent the last decade. It’s been a fantastic marriage with three ALMS driver championships, 37 victories (fourth all-time) and 20 pole positions (tied for second all-time). We asked Gavin to take us down memory lane back to his first ALMS start, his joining Corvette and what his future may hold… Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Last chance to impress!!

“Can’t wait for next week to learn who our second Team Canada Scholarship winner is” -  Gerry Merz

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoWith the announcement of who will fly the Team Canada Scholarship colors at the Formula Ford Festival a week away, there is one last chance for the drivers to impress the selection committee and sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama to race at VIR for first time

Rookie driver Angel Andres Benitez looks to secure Gold Cup Title

The state of Virginia may be entrenched in stock car racing country, but it will step out of its comfort zone this weekend when sports car racing takes over at Virginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

High Speed and Drama on Tap for ALMS at VIR

First trip to historic circuit includes championship implications

ALMSA new venue for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón looks to play a huge role in determining the 2012 ALMS champions. The VIR 240 is the first race at Virginia International Raceway for America’s premier sports car racing championship. The four-hour race – hence the ‘240’ – pays two additional points per position, a critical factor with all but two titles up for grabs. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

IMSA Development Series’ Test at VIR

Teams and drivers prepare for new event on the 2012 Schedule

IMSA Development Series logo1908-04-19_0001Virginia is for lovers, and few other race tracks in the country are loved as much as Virginia International Raceway. Following a ‘country club’ model, VIR, as it’s more commonly known, hosts as many as six different configurations and is a haven for track enthusiasts and race teams alike.

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May 31

ESM’s Cosmo anxious for VIR test day

‘Incredible race track’ plays host to first ALMS race in September

ALMS - Guy CosmoALMS - Guy Cosmo - FerrariHe has raced there, taught students there and tested road cars there. Seemingly the one thing Guy Cosmo has yet to do at Virginia International Raceway is take to its Grand Circuit. He will get his chance in two weeks during an open test for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

F1600 Lime Rock preview

F1600 Formula F Championship Series heads to Lime Rock Park

Two wild races at VIR in April ended with a win for Brandon Newey, who leads the point standings for Bryan Herta Autosport in the Mygale/Honda, and a victory for Matias Koykka, driving the Spectrum/Honda. As the F1600 Formula F Championship Series heads to Lime Rock Park, those two are expected to battle along with 2011 Champion Bill Valet, returning for a one-off, and a number of other fast, young rookies, in addition to a field of F1600 veterans. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

VIR Sweep for La Rocca and HP-Tech

La Rocca leads at VIR

F2000 Championship Series logoRobert La Rocca made it a clean sweep at VIR with his second victory of the weekend, along with two poles and two fastest laps for his HP-Tech Motorsports team. La Rocca held off an early challenge from the Radon of Fabio Orsolon, and then another challenge later in the race from Tim Minor’s Citation before separating from the pack, winning over Niki Coello’s RFR and Wyatt Gooden in a Van Diemen. Read the rest of this entry »

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