Virginia International Raceway

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Track Summary

Web site: http://www.virclub.com/vir

Layout

VIR is configured so that it can be split up into different circuits. Some can be run simultaneously with others.

Full Course - Original 3.27 mile circuit

North Course - 2.25 mile circuit

South Course - 1.65 mile circuit

Patriot Course - 1.1 mile circuit

Grand East - 4.2 mile circuit


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Address: 1245 Pine Tree Road Alton, Virginia 24520

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Track Map

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Virginia International Raceway Full Course turn-by-turn Track Debrief Form and track map, and Virginia International Raceway Grand East, North and South Course turn-by-turn Track Debrief Form and track map. Take these with you to the track to keep driver notes and car setup records.

Weather

Current Conditions: Cloudy in Alton, VA (as of 7:53 AM 4/18/2014)

Current conditions (as of 7:53 AM)
Cloudy
Cloudy. 41°F (Feels like 41). Humidity: 82% Winds: 8 mph NE.
All times shown are local to Alton, VA.
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Forecast for Friday, April 18, 2014 for Alton, VA

Today: Mostly Cloudy.Mostly Cloudy Lo: 46°F. Hi: 60°F. Chance of precipitation: 0%
Tomorrow: Showers.Showers Lo: 46°F. Hi: 63°F. Chance of precipitation: 40%
Sunday: Mostly Sunny.Mostly Sunny Lo: 44°F. Hi: 68°F. Chance of precipitation: 0%
Monday: Partly Cloudy.Partly Cloudy Lo: 54°F. Hi: 73°F. Chance of precipitation: 0%
Tuesday: Showers.Showers Lo: 53°F. Hi: 79°F. Chance of precipitation: 40%

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Introduction

This is one of the great tracks on the east coast; some say in the country...

A brief history

For the full history, please visit VIRhistory.com

In 1955, Ed Welch, Ed Alexander, George Arnold, and Hooper Johnson, North Carolina sports car enthusiasts, formed Sports Car Enterprises Inc. and starting searching for a track location. They found the perfect site just across the state line from Milton, NC on 1200 acres of rolling farmland belonging to the Foote family. Ed Kemm joined them in 1956 and furnished much-needed capital and the track was paved and opened in 1957.

The first race was won by Ed Hugus in an Alfa-Romeo August 4, 1957.

In spite of some excellent races, Sports Car Enterprises were unable to draw the necessary spectator crowds and they were forced to give up the lease in 1959. Fortunately, Col. Paul Rembold of Danville took over the lease and VIR became a part of the Danville Civil Air Patrol. The track became a popular place for racers (and many thousands of spectators) and was operated by Col. Rembold (and facility manager Henry Wallace) until 1974. The last race was an SCCA Enduro, run October 13, 1974.

VIR was a cow pasture for almost 25 years and was reopened in 2000 - the current track follows the center line and elevation of the old track but has been widened slightly. The new VIR facility is truly spectacular.

Track Guide

The follow sections describe the turns or series of turns on the race track in a step by step detail from various people who have driven the track

Turn by turn guide to the Virginia International Raceway track

Motorcycle turn by turn guide to the Virginia International Raceway track

GPS Track Map and Vehicle Dynamics for Full course

* VIR Full Course Telemetry for BMW E30 with good driver
* VIR Full Course Telemetry for BMW E36 driven by Eric Hardcastle
* VIR Full Course Telemetry for Porsche 964 Turbo with Brian Keith Smith doing a 2:06

GPS Track Map and Vehicle Dynamics for South course

* VIR South Telemetry for BMW E30 with good driver

Typical Lap Times

Vehicle Individual Time Article Average
Overall Automotive Track Record Sept 30, 2004
Benetton-Ford B194 Larry Connor 1:36.310
Overall Motorcycle Track Record 2005
Suzuki GSX-R1000 *North Course Mat Mladin 1:23.986 Road Racing World (96.429 mph)
Average Lap Times
Factory Five Cobra Spencer Pumpelly 2.10.286 Factory Five Challenge (90.345 mph)
Datsun 510 *Full Course 2:33
Toyota MR2 *North Course 1:54.824
BMW E30 *South Course 1:30
BMW E30 *Full Course 2:29
2000 Porsche Boxster S *Full Course 2:24
2001 Porsche Boxster S, RA-1 *Full Course 2:17
2005 Dodge Viper *Full Course M. Simons 2:22
1993 Mazda RX7 *Full Course P. Hahn 2:12
1993 Mazda Miata, 1.8L w/SC *Full Course rrroadster 2:22
2005 Honda CBR600rr *North Course D. Goodwin 1:42.74
2005 Honda CBR600rr *South Course D. Goodwin 1:22.xx
1995 BMW M3 I-prepared *South Course E. Hardcastle 1.23.36
1995 BMW M3 I-prepared *Full Course E. Hardcastle 2.15
2004 Cadillac CTS-V (Stock) *North Course A. Mercier 1:57.xx
2007 Mazda RX-8 (Stock, Dunlop Star Spec) *Full M. F. 2:23.2
2007 Mazda RX-8 (Stock on Falken RT-615) *South M. F. 1:28
2002 Honda s2000 PTB/TTB Trim (APR GTC-300 Rear Wing Hoosier R6) *Full 2.08.3
1997 Porsche Carrera S *Full course Wes Sandler 2:08.5 (91.67 MPH)
2003 Corvette Z06 *North Course ASP/TTA (Stock on NT01) Kevin Harvey 1:39.489 (81.416 MPH)
1972 Ford LTD *South Course Kevin Harvey 1:26.xx (unknown)
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Videos

VIR Grand course in a 2008 Mustang GT. Full 720p HD video available on youtube. [1]

Meyer Motorsports

Full Course in a Spec Miata with driver James Hunt

Full Course in Trackpedia member sbarton's 1984 Porsche 911 with data overlay

Stack in the E30 at VIR's South Course

A well driven NSX at VIR

Clean lap around VIR in an M3 on the Grand Course

North Course in Trackpedia member Sonny2's turbocharged Mazda Miata

Full Course in Trackpedia member Sonny2's turbocharged Mazda Miata

Brian Keith Smith's Videos

VIR Patriot Course in BMW 2002 Racecar

VIR Grand East in BMW 2002 Racecar

VIR Full Course in BMW 2002 Racecar

VIR North Course in BMW E30 318i

VIR Full Course in supercharged 1.8L Miata

Full Course 1 lap (clean) in normally aspirated street 1.8L Miata

More videos about VIR

Videos at YouTube Videos at Google

Motorcycle Videos

Great hot lap around VIR on a bike

More videos on the web

Videos at YouTube Videos at Google