Tag Archive: VIR

Sep 17

F1600 in Focus Watkins Glen and VIR videos are online

More videos released

F1600 in focus logo Two more F1600 in Focus short videos have been released, featuring highlights from the F1600 Formula F Championship races at Watkins Glen and VIR.

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Aug 23

Ferrari rides momentum to TUDOR Championship GTLM Pole at VIR, Kaffer becomes Ninth different Pole winner in nine races

TRG-AMR Recovers From Road America Incident For Second Consecutive GTD TOTAL Pole Award

Oak Tree Grand Prix logo Riding a wave of momentum that began by winning the pole position at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the GT Le Mans (GTLM) race in the most recent TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round at Road America, Ferrari and Risi Competizione earned the pole position for Sunday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.

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Aug 22

Jordan Taylor ‘Drops In’ for Continental Tire Challenge qualifying

Wins TOTAL Pole Award in CKS Autosport Camaro Z/28.R At VIR

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo Competing in a rare substitute role, Jordan Taylor stepped in and put the No. 01 CKS Autosport Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R on the Grand Sport (GS) pole in Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge qualifying at Virginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

David Ostella searches for a clear track, podium

VIR presents the opportunity to show the true performance potential of Ostella and the car.

David Ostella logo David Ostella is looking for clean, green racing and a podium finish at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) when he travels with Performance Tech Motorsports to compete in the Oak Tree Grand Prix on Aug. 22-24. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

IMSA News And Notes: Virginia International Raceway

Oak Tree Grand Prix Spotlights GT Classes

Oak Tree Grand Prix logo Virginia International Raceway returns to its heritage of IMSA GT racing with this weekend’s Oak Tree Grand Prix. The two-hour, 45-minute race on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET (live, FOX Sports 1) will showcase the GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Burkett takes the win at VIR

Rounds seven and eight of the Atlantic Championship Series will be July 4th weekend at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course

Atlantic Championship Series logo Daniel Burkett, K-Hill Motorsports driver and current points leader, won round six of the Atlantic Championship Series at VIRginia International Raceway on Sunday. Coming in second was Jimmy Simpson of Atlantic Creations and Keith Grant driving for Polestar filled the third step on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

F1600: Bamford wins VIR Thriller

“Brandon got by me in the esses on the last lap but I had a great launch out of Oak Tree” – Bamford

F1600 - Steve Bamford took his first overall win in a fantastic race In what came down to five cars going for the lead on the last-lap at VIR, Steve Bamford drafted past Brandon Newey heading to turn 14 and took his first F1600 Championship Series victory in round six of the 2014 season.

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Jun 07

Jimmy Simpson sails to victory at VIR

K-Hill Motorsport’s father-son duo, The Kearby’s, made their first joint trip to the podium

Atlantic Championship Series logo After an aborted start, Jimmy Simpson ended up on the top step on the podium in round five of the Atlantic Championship Series in his Atlantic Creations Swift 016.

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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 07

F1600: Brandon Neweyby a nose at VIR

Newey led flag-to-flag

F1600 F Championship logoBrandon Newey continued his F1600 Formula F Championship Series comeback with a nail-biting victory at VIR in round five for Chastain Motorsports. 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 06

Brandon Newey leads F1600 practice at VIR

Newey won at VIR in 2012

Brandon Newey makes his return to F1600 racing 2012 F1600 Formula F Championship Series runner-up Brandon Newey returned to form during Friday practice at VIRginia International Raceway, vaulting to the top of the afternoon time sheets in the No. 29 for Chastain Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

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 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

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 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 »

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