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PSSA Races To Virginia For the VIR SpeedTour

The Green Flag is about to drop at Virginia International Raceway for Round 6 of the Prototype Sprint Series' (PSSA) inaugural race season!

The SpeedTour weekend features safe, fast, fun competition. VIR's 3.27-mile, 17-turn track offers high-speed straights, blind crests and a notorious tight right turn where a famous oak tree once stood.

With an 18 strong field of prototypes entered, five of which are Revolutions the PSSA promises to serve up close racing. Representing Revolution this weekend are:-

The event is part of the Trans AM Speed Tour, so it is a big weekend of racing. In addition to the racing, there’s a lot to see and do, including a car show, merchandise market and access to the pits and paddock. The VIR SpeedTour provides the opportunity to get up close to celebrated drivers, legendary race cars and much more. The SpeedTour is an event for the whole family and you can buy tickets here.

All that said, there is plenty of track time too for our Revolution drivers across the four days, finishing with a 75 minute enduro on Sunday afternoon!.

Provisional timetable is as follows:-

Thursday 5th Oct

  • Free practice with 6 x 30 minute sessions

Friday 6th Oct

  • 8:30 free practice four (30 mins)

  • 14:10 qualifying one (25 mins)

Saturday 7th July

  • 9:25 qualifying two (20 mins)

  • 14:35 feature race one (25 mins)

Sunday 9th July

  • 10:50 feature race two (30 mins)

  • 14:50 Enduro race three (75 mins)

Live coverage can be seen on YouTube here :

Live timing can be accessed via the Race Monitor app, developed by Karting Coach Inc. Just search for SVRA from within the app.

All about VIR

Virginia International Raceway (VIR) is a race track located in Alton, Virginia, near Danville. It is less than a half-mile from the North Carolina/Virginia border just outside Milton, North Carolina, on the banks of the Dan River.

The track originally opened August 3, 1957, and was created by a group of men using a bulldozer. The track had been closed from 1974 prior to its reopening in March 2000. The track was reopened in 2000 by New Yorker Harvey Siegel and Connie Nyholm using a "country club" model. Each member of the VIR Club receives track time on member days, tickets to all spectator events, and other benefits. VIR's membership model has since been followed by other racetracks across the United States.

VIR offers five track configurations, of which two can be run simultaneously. The "Full Course" is 3.270 mi (5.263 km) in length while the "Patriot Course" stretches for 1.100 mi (1.770 km) entirely inside the Full Course. The "North Course" is 2.250 mi (3.621 km) long and the "South Course" covers a distance of 1.650 mi (2.655 km). Both consist of a portion of the "Full Course" and short connecting sections that connect to portions of the "Patriot Course" to produce the two courses that can run simultaneously. There is a second pit complex that is used only when running the "South Course". The longest configuration, "Grand East Course", is 4.200 mi (6.759 km) long, and combines most of the "Full Course" and most of the "Patriot Course" by means of two of the short sections of connecting track used to make the "South Course" and "North Course". There is also another, seldom run, long configuration called the "Grand West Course" that uses the other two short connecting sections between the "Full Course" and the "Patriot Course." Car and Driver magazine has an annual test of fast cars called "The Lightning Lap" using the "Grand West Course". Since the Patriot course is contained completely inside the Full Course, they can be run simultaneously.

The "Full Course" is the most common configuration. One of the most notable sections of the course, second only to "Oak Tree" (T11), are the "Climbing Esses" which consist of an initial left up-hill (T7), followed by a right which crests at the apex then dropping slightly into a left (T8) which again crests at the apex dropping slightly, and then up into a final right (T9). The complexity and difficulty of this section is multiplied by the incredible entry speed because of a straight section leading into the Climbing Esses. This is followed by a cresting blind left hand turn (T10), "South Bend", that finishes in a steep downward slope. Another signature section is the "Roller Coaster" (T14) which is a scaled-down mirror image to the famed "Corkscrew" at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

There are two main straights on the track. The front straight is approximately 3,000 ft (910 m) long while the back straight is approximately 4,000 ft (1,200 m) long. While the back straight is 33% longer, the front straight is where higher speeds are reached since "Hog Pen" (T17) leads onto it and is a much faster corner than "Oak Tree" (T11), which leads onto the longer back straight. There is 130 ft (40 m) of elevation change throughout the course.

An amazing circuit that the Revolutions will love!

Sports Prototype Cup North America

Sports Prototype Cup North America is run in association with the Prototype Sprint Series Association (PSSA). PSSA is designed to host prototype race cars in a sprint race format at some of the most iconic road courses in America:-

  • 23 - 26 March Road Atlanta

  • 27 - 30 April Sonoma Raceway

  • 4 - 7 May Laguna Seca

  • 22 - 25 June Mid-Ohio

  • 7 - 9 July Road America

  • 5 - 8 October Virginia International Raceway

  • 20 - 22 October Spring Mountain

  • 2 - 5 November COTA

Interested in driving in the Sports Prototype Cup North America? Then click below and complete the enquiry form:-



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