SVRA SpeedTour Celebrates Mid-Atlantic Fall Weather at VIR, Sept. 23-26

Photo: Robin Thompson

It has quickly become one of most popular road racing facilities on the east coast, a scenic and challenging road course on the North Carolina border in south central Virginia with an asphalt web that allows five different configurations.

The VIR calendar is packed, now, with a full slate of IMSA, SRO, MotoGP, SCCA races and, of course vintage events — the perfect host for the September 23-26 Sportscar Vintage Racing Association SpeedTour event.

The SVRA’s many classes will run on the VIR Grand Course, which somehow fits 24 turns into its 4.2 miles, hugging the natural contours of the former farmland and featuring high speed straights, blind crests and a notorious tight right turn where a famous oak tree once stood.

“The SVRA Gold Cup celebrates VIR’s glorious racing past by bringing back to life the sights, smells and sounds that have echoed off this hallowed asphalt since 1957,” says the SVRA. “This popular weekend always features large grids and great competition in all SVRA race groups.

“VIR is more than just a time-honored road course, it’s also a modern motorsports resort that features three hotels, several restaurants, a skidpad, a go-kart track and even a skeet shooting range. Expect terrific racing and a busy weekend at this world-class facility.”

For competitors, SVRA provides a complete weekend of events and activities with lots of track time and a full slate of sprint and endurance races, as well as off-track activities. Remaining 2021 Speedtour events are at UMC in central Utah, Oct. 7-10; COTA in south Texas, Nov. 4-7, and and Auto Club Speedway in Southern California, Nov. 19-21

For spectators, the paddock area is all always “open” at no cost beyond admission, offering a level of access to cars and drivers not available in most other forms of motorsport.

For a provisional weekend schedule, click HERE.

For the entry list by group, click HERE.

For more information on SVRA, click HERE.

For more information on VIRginia International Raceway, click HERE.