VIRginia International Raceway is hosting the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Aug. 21 to 23, featuring the Oak Tree Grand Prix Aug. 23 at 1:05 p.m. The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is one of the world’s premier sports car racing series featuring some of the most technologically advanced racing cars in the world.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the result of a merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans series, has selected VIR as one of 12 tracks to host a race during its second year and the only track in the greater Mid-Atlantic. The Oak Tree Grand Prix will take place on VIR’s historic full course, which is 3.27 miles with 17 turns and 130 feet of elevation changes. Drivers top speeds of 190 miles per hour during the nearly three hour race that includes the “climbing esses,” a section of the course considered by many race drivers as one of the most challenging and intimidating in North America.
VIR is one of America’s premier road courses, offering professional and amateur racing for modern and vintage classes while providing contemporary resort amenities. A prominent test facility for the automotive industry, VIR has the distinction of being named one of the top six courses in North America by Car & Driver Magazine, and southern roots and hospitality make it one of the friendliest. Conveniently located at the Virginia/North Carolina border, VIR is only a two hour trip from the Roanoke area.
VIR offers complementary amenities such as lodging, dining, a spa, an exclusive driver’s club, karting, off-road racing, shooting sports, skid pad and more. The grounds also offer a unique setting and specialized facilities for corporate retreats, group activities and conference space. Onsite parcels are available for sale/lease to motorsports industry tenants. For more information, visit www.VIRnow.com, Facebook or Twitter.
Advanced tickets for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at VIR are $40 for Friday-only, $45 for Saturday-only, $55 for Sunday-only, $65 for a two-day Saturday and Sunday ticket, and $75 for a three-day ticket. All tickets will be an additional $10 when purchased at the gate. To purchase advanced tickets or to learn more, visit: http://virnow.com/events/oak-tree-grand-prix/.