Tag Archive: Virginia International Raceway

Jun 08

F2000: Minor Cruises to win at VIR

McGregor beat out Skylar Robinson in a gripping closing-laps battle

F2000 - Tim Minor won at VIRAfter failing to qualify on the first row for the first time since 2012, Tim Minor didn’t waste much time – moving into the lead on lap one from third at VIR and leading every lap for his fourth win in 2014 in round six of the F2000 Championship Series.

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Jun 07

F2000: Thomas McGregor prevails at VIR

Gregor beat out Skylar Robinson in a gripping closing-laps battle

F2000 Championship Series logoThomas McGregor drove to the checkered flags for round five of the F2000 Championship Series at VIRginia International Raceway to give Exclusive Autosport and the new Spectrum chassis their first F2000 wins.

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Jun 06

The Atlantic Championship Series had its VIRginia International Raceway debut Friday June 6, on a newly paved track

Keith Grant has strong showing at VIR practice

Atlantic - Keith Grant As the day ended it was Polestar’s Keith Grant at the top of the time sheets in the afternoon practice session. Grant is still looking for his first win on the season while Jimmy Simpson and Daniel Burkett, who had an up-and-down day, followed on the time sheets. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Minor edges McGregor: Friday VIR F2000 practice

The big story, however, was second and third

F2000 - Tim Minor sits in the pits during practice Tim Minor may be looking more carefully in his mirrors for the rest of the VIRginia International Raceway F2000 Championship Series event as Thomas McGregor failed to steal the top spot in Friday practice, but missed out by just .051 seconds.

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Jun 03

Atlantic VIR rounds preview

This is the first time the Atlantic Championship Series will be racing at VIR

Atlantic Championship Series logo The Atlantic Championship Series and the new Atlantic Challenge are headed to VIRginia International Raceway this weekend for rounds five and six of their 10 race season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

F2000 looks to June at VIR

VIR provides a crucial third doubleheader weekend

F2000 Championship Series logoLast year, Tim Minor swept the opening F2000 Championship Series weekend at VIRginia International Raceway to start his title run. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

F1600 VIR preview

This weekend the tour heads toward rounds five and six at VIRginia International Raceway

F1600 F Championship logoFour races down, 10 to go, and every finish has come down to the last lap so far in 2014 for the F1600 Formula F Championship Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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 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

Tim Minor paces VIR practice

“The biggest change is we went testing”

Multiple-time F2000 Masters Class Champion Tim Minor easily paced Friday practice at VIRginia International Raceway for Ski Motorsports in the heavily-updated No. 88 Citation.

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Apr 10

Epic F1600 FF season to begin at VIR

A stacked field is heading to VIR

After two nail-biting Championship showdowns in 2011 and 2012, the F1600 Formula F Championship Series appears to be set for an even more dramatic 2013. New teams, more new cars, and a record number of new drivers, coupled with National Champions and a stacked field of talent, meet at VIRginia International Raceway, April 11-14, for the first two races of the 12-race season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Franklin Futrelle in for F1600 season opener at Raceworks

He is a current Skip Barber instructor

Franklin Futrelle of Augusta, Georgia, will contest his first ever F1600 Formula F Championship Series race, April 11-14 at VIRginia International Raceway, driving a Van Diemen/Honda for Raceworks.

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Nov 27

In his own words: Alex Job

Porsche and Lotus had his attention in 2012 ALMS

ALMS - AJR - Porsche - Road AtlantaALMS - AJR - Lotus - MidOhioAlex Job Racing has always had championship form, and following the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the team added more hardware to its trophy case. The Porsche stalwart added the GT Challenge team championship to its list of accolades, including multiple GT titles nearly a decade ago. Team owner Alex Job, who also managed Lotus’ foray into full-time GT racing in the ALMS in 2012, reflects on a dynamic season… Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Simulation to Reality: Gamer Sean Johnston becomes Championship-Winning Race Car Driver

He is living proof that a dream can be accomplished in one year

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoThere’s a long road between racing video games and winning the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Platinum Cup championship, but Sean Johnston successfully navigated that terrain in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Sean Johnston clinches the Platinum Cup Championship at VIR

Young star steals the limelight and Platinum Cup Championship in first year of competition

http://imsachallenge.com/images/news/VIR_GT3_2012_0843.jpgPorsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoIt was the right ending to what has truly been a “Cinderella Story” today at the close of IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama competition at Virginia International Raceway. 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

ALMSAM

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 15

Two-in-a-row for Johnston and Benitez, Jr. takes the Gold

Platinum points Leader gains ground, young Venezuelan clinches the championship

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logohttp://imsachallenge.com/images/news/VIR_GT3_2012_0844.jpgThere were blue skies shining down on the Championship dreams of Sean Johnston and Angel Benitez, Jr. today at Virginia International Raceway for IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama competition. 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 »

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