Virginia International Raceway

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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
VA 24520
USA
Opened 1957
Race date 22-24 August 2014
Circuit length 3.27 mi (5.26 km)
Driving direction clockwise
Lap record 1:35.434 – Klaus Graf (ALMS – 2012)
Website www.virnow.com »

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