Tag Archive: Virginia International Raceway

Jun 26

Jensen, Frank sSweep weekend at VIR with First Place Endurance Finishes in Championship, Masters Classes

“This race here at VIR has been growing every year” – Brian Minkin

Keith Jensen's No. 32 NOLAsport Cayman GT4 Clubsport at VIR. (Photo Victor Newman) Drivers competing in the Porsche Club of America (PCA) Rumble at the Oak Tree at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) wrapped up the jam-packed weekend with several exciting endurance races on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Jensen, Frank sweep Championship, Masters Sprint Races at VIR

Cayman GT4 drivers Jason Hart, Keith Jensen and John Frank swept the Pro, Championship and Masters classes, respectively

Jensen, Frank sweep Championship, Masters  Sprint Races at VIR With all 34 classes completely full, the Porsche Club of America (PCA) Rumble at the Oak Tree at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) kicked off its races Saturday with more than 155 cars on track throughout the day.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Exclusive Autosport scores pair of victories at Virginia International Raceway

Estep and Auriemma score breakout wins to mark team’s return to form in F1600 Formula F Championship Series

2016-05-28_0095 The F1600 Formula F Championship Series weekend at Virginia International Raceway marked a return to form for Exclusive Autosport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

F1600, F2000 and Atlantic VIR Sunday

Formula Race Promotions next resumes from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 1-3.

Atlantic Trenton Estep, Steve Bamford and Ryan Norman won in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic, respectively, at VIR on Sunday, with Ben Auriemma winning in another F1600 race later in the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Verhagen, Bamford and Norman Win at VIR

The weekend continues on Sunday with two F1600 races and single races for both F2000 and Atlantic

Formula Race Promotions logo Neil Verhagen, Steve Bamford and Ryan Norman won in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic, respectively, on Saturday afternoon at VIRginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

VIR practice: F1600, F2000 and Atlantic

Connor Burke was fastest in Atlantic Challenge over Bruce Hamilton

Formula Race Promotions logo Steve Bamford led practice in both F1600 and F2000 while Keith Grant was fastest in Atlantic practice on Friday at VIRginia International Raceway for the third Formula Race Promotions event of the 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America reschedules canceled Boston race for IMSA VIR Weekend

The North American series will join the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America starts its 2016 championship this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America field will return to VIRginia International Raceway for the fourth time as a replacement for the canceled Boston race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

F1600, F2000 and Atlantic VIR preview

F1600 will see a traditional triple-race weekend format, while F2000 and Atlantic will each have two races

Formula Race Promotions logo June 3-5 will see Virginia International Raceway, known to the world as VIR, host a full weekend of racing action for the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Michelin to sponsor “Michelin GT Challenge” at VIRginia International Raceway

Global Technology Leader To Sponsor WeatherTech Championship Race

Michelin North America and VIRginia International Raceway today announced that Michelin will become the title sponsor for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, the track’s largest race of the year. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race takes place as the culmination of a premier racing weekend at VIR, Aug. 26 to 28. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Lazare looks for strong start, bit of luck in push for championship

It wasn’t the final outcome he wanted

Jesse Lazare Jesse Lazare yearned for a championship in 2015. And for 11 rounds, it was well in his grasp until lady luck turned on him. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Father-son duo finds welcoming racing home in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama

Tullman and his son Max were in the thick of their debut weekend in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama

Steve Tullman surveyed his situation on a steamy late Friday afternoon last August at VIRginia International Raceway. It didn’t look good. Tullman and his son Max were in the thick of their debut weekend in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, and Steve Tullman’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Challenge car was in bent and broken pieces in the paddock, just 14 hours before his first start in the series.

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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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