Tag Archive: Virginia International Raceway

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

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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 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 »

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 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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Jun 14

PR1/Mathiasen Prototype Quickest in VIR Test

Dress rehearsal for four-hour race in September

ALMS - VIR testALMSPR1/Mathiasen Motorsports set the fastest time in testing at Virginia International Raceway for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Thursday, the first ALMS session at the circuit. The ORECA FLM09 of Butch Leitzinger and Rudy Junco posted a lap of 1:42.819 (114.492 mph) to beat out Dempsey Racing’s Lola-Judd prototype.

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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 »

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 »

Apr 15

Another VIR Pole for ‘The Rock’

La Rocca easily took another F2000 pole at VIR.

F2000 Championship Series logoRobert “The Rock” La Rocca continued the momentum from Saturday’s victory and took his second pole in two days at VIR outpacing Fabio Orsolon’s No. 77 Radon by just under three tenths of a second in the No. 10 Van Diemen for his Ft. Lauderdale-based HP-Tech squad. Wyatt Gooden, who made contact with La Rocca on the opening lap of Saturday’s race, will line up third with Niki Coello in a RFR and Tim Minor’s Citation completing the top five. Read the rest of this entry »

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