Tag Archive: Virginia International Raceway

Sep 04

Virginia-based team helps to put drive into motorsports program at ODU

“It’s really cool for the students” -Salmon

VIRginia International Raceway was more than the home track for driver John Salmon and the ODU Engineering Race Team at Rounds 11 and 12 of the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda on Aug. 28-29.

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Sep 02

An amazing Maserati Trofeo round 4 for Freddie Hunt

Freddie Hunt, son of 1976 F1 World Champion, James, competed in Round 4 of the Maserati Trofeo World Series

Freddie Hunt_VI54825James Hunt’s epic rivalry with Niki Lauda was recently portrayed in the film ‘Rush’ and, at the Virginia International Raceway, Freddie showed that he had what it takes behind the wheel of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo. The meet was run on the weekend of 20-22 August.

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Aug 29

Koch, Falb both clinch championships at VIRginia International Raceway

Two champions have been crowned.

With podium finishes in Rounds 11 and 12 on Saturday, Aug. 29 at VIRginia International Raceway,  Kenton Koch clinched the 2015 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda championship and John Falb captured the Lites 1 Masters championship for the second straight year.

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Aug 28

McMurry posts quickest time to capture pole at VIRginia International Raceway

“It’s great to be up on the pole again” – McMurry

Matt McMurry beat out JDC Motorsports teammates Kenton Koch and Clark Toppe to capture the pole for Round 11 of the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda with a lap of 1 minute, 19.511 seconds Friday at VIRginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Koch could clinch Lites 1 Championship at VIR; Lites 2 race to rage on

Prepare for a coronation

Kenton Koch could clinch the Lites 1 Drivers Championship in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda during Rounds 11 and 12 on Aug. 28-29 at VIRginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Tandy, Pilet win Oak Tree Grand Prix from the Pole

Porsche Racing scores Third straight victory

Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet led every lap en route to their third consecutive TUDOR United SportsCar Championship victory in the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR in Sunday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Benitez, Lazare power to victories on double-header day at VIR

Lazare earned his series-high fifth victory of the season

Angel Benitez Jr. and Jesse Lazare added to their growing win totals in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama on Sunday, Aug. 23 at VIRginia International Raceway, with respective victories in Rounds 12 and 4.

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Aug 23

Antinucci, Piscopo run away from field for second victory at VIRginia International Raceway

“Another great race, a great win” – Antinucci

Richard Antinucci and Edoardo Piscopo ran away from the field to capture their second Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America victory of the weekend, winning Round 6 Sunday, Aug. 23 at VIRginia International Raceway.

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Aug 23

Two Races, Three Winners: Super Trofeo North America thrills at VIRginia International Raceway

Record grid of 23 Lamborghinis

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America brought the excitement of the raging bull to a double-header day of racing at VIRginia International Raceway with two races and two very different outcomes.

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Aug 22

Fascicolo’s first Maserati Trofeo World Series win

Giuseppe Fascicolo has secured his first ever victory in the Maserati Trofeo World Series

Maserati Trofeo World Series logo The Treviso-born driver claimed the second race in the fourth round of the Maserati-run series being held at the Virginia International Raceway in the USA. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Skeer regains Platinum Cup lead with tough win at VIRginia International Raceway

Skeer leads Jesse Lazare, 171-154, the largest gap of the season between the two young stars

Elliott Skeer prevailed in a frantic, race-long duel with Angel Benitez Jr. to win Round 11 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama on Saturday, Aug. 22 at VIRginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Monti takes Race 1 in Virginia

At the US circuit of Virginia International Raceway, victory in Race 1 went to championship leader Romain Monti

Maserati Trofeo World Series_Race 1_VI40101 The Frenchman claimed the opening race in round four from Lino Curti, who missed out on the chance to grab his maiden Maserati Trofeo win.

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Aug 18

Record grid to compete in Three-Race Weekend at VIRginia International Raceway

24 cars competing

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North AmericaThe Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series will hit the halfway mark of its exciting 2015 season with three rounds of racing action Aug. 21-23 at scenic VIRginia International Raceway, featuring the largest-ever grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Heavy rain forces postponement of Round 4 at Watkins Glen International

New date, location under consideration

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - Heavy rain Watkins Glen International Unsuitable racing conditions caused by heavy, persistent rain forced Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America, after consultation with International Motor Sports Association officials, to abandon Round 4 of the championship Saturday, June 27 at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

A pair of 7th place finishes for Ben Young at VIRginia International Raceway

It’s been five years since Young had raced at VIRginia International Raceway

Ben YoungThornbury Ontario resident Ben Young piloted his #86 RoadRace Factory prepared Yamaha YZFR6 to two top 10 finishes in Supersport this past weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, VA at round three of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship . Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Burkett looks back

After coming off a dominant last season

Daniel Burkett Daniel Burkett, the nineteen-year-old Canadian born driver of the No. 4 Swift 016/Mazda from K-Hill Motorsports caught up with us on how he walked away champion of the 2014 Atlantic Championship Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

2015 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama features new races

Events at NOLA, VIR, Porsche Rennsport Reunion join series

A new event at NOLA Motorsports Park, a return to Virginia International Raceway and the season finale during the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are among the highlights of the 2015 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama schedule.

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Nov 14

Team Falken Tire pleased with first test

On Daytona’s high banks

2014-07-13-3539 When preparations began for the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, Team Falken Tire was on the sidelines as its new Porsche 911 RSR was being finished in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Ferrari F458 continues hot streak, scores second consecutive GTLM win

With thrilling last-lap pass at Virginia International Raceway

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Ferrari continues to find new reasons to celebrate in its 60th anniversary celebration of racing in North America.

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Aug 24

Diaz leads flag to flag at Virginia International Raceway,joins Rayhall in winning Two-Part Prototype Challenge Race

French, Ostella second in combined results for Performance Tech Motorsports – Tagliani tries to fight back in Virginia!

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Luis Diaz took over where teammate Sean Rayhall left off at Virginia International Raceway, leading every lap of Sunday’s 45-minute Prototype Challenge (PC) segment to give the No. 25 8Star Motorsports Takis/Speedsters ORECA FLM09 the overall victory in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event. Read the rest of this entry »

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