Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in a Porsche 911
Virginia International Raceway (VIR) video with turn numbers and turn names to help you learn the course.
Cobalt Wreck VIR
Chris Brown driving for Next Gen Motorsports, witnesses a Chevy Cobalt
crash at VIR.
Virginia International Raceway - 1998 before renovation
Don Sanders driving and narrating (also with VIR co-developer Connie
Nyholm) - renovation was just starting - some trees had been cut down. One
lap starting at the crossover bridge. See http://www.virhistory.com for
more old VIR photos and history.
Inexperienced driver (me) took the Rollercoaster far too hot, and
punishment was dealt.
To answer commonly asked questions:
Total damage was ~$4200, with $2200 of that being labor, and $1000 being a
The car is just fine, and has lived to fight another day - I've been to 4
more HPD events since this, without incident.
Second angle here, filmed from a GoPro camera:
VIR Crash 2009 involving Jack Hall (black vette going slowly)
This is the video of the bone head that took me out at VIR. I was leading
the T1 race about to LAP Jack Hall (black vette ahead). Johnny Miller and
I were lapping in the 2:01s and Jack was just cruising around...his fastest
lap being a 2:17. He moved to the left at the top of the esses and slammed
on his brakes. He should have maintained his line on the right side of the
road (like the A-sedan car the lap before); but instead decided to move
left right in front of me.
2011 Shelby GT500 at Virginia International Raceway Grand West Course
The engineers at Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) recently did some track
testing of the new 2011 Shelby GT500 at Virginia International Raceway
(VIR). This was to test the cars ultimate limits at one of the worlds most
technical and grueling road courses. Vehicle Dynamics engineer Gene
Martindale pilots the 2011 Shelby GT500 coupe equipped with the new
aluminum 550hp, 5.4-liter engine and the optional SVT Performance Package.
With a lap time of 2:58.48, the 2011 Shelby GT500 with the SVT Performance
Package is over eight seconds a lap faster around VIR than the 2010 model.
That's a lap time comparable to six-figure supercars!