When the Virginia International Raceway (commonly known as "VIR") opened in 1957, it was one of the very few road racing circuits in the United States of America. Automobile and motorcycle races attracted many fans but had to close down in 1974 due to financial problems and the consequences of the 1973 fuel crisis. For almost 25 years the VIR was used as farmland. In 2000 real estate developer Harvey Siegel reopened the track and invited popular series like the American Superbike Championship or the American Le Mans Series. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo will use the "Full Course" configuration, which is 5.26 km long and features 17 corners. Among these 17 turns are the "Climbing Esses" (turns 7, 8, 9), a section considered by many race drivers as one of the most challenging and intimidating in North America.
|Facts and Figures|
|Circuit name||Virginia International Raceway|
|Address||VIRginia International Raceway
1245 Pine Tree Road Alton
|Race date||22-24 August 2014|
|Circuit length||3.27 mi (5.26 km)|
|Lap record||1:35.434 – Klaus Graf (ALMS – 2012)|