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04-19-2003, 11:21 AM
does anyone know where there is a challangeing track to run my car on the auto cross in va sucks and i want a real legal track to take my car on.

04-19-2003, 01:01 PM

04-19-2003, 05:16 PM
isnt the vir in richmond and isnt it the track nascar runs on?

04-20-2003, 01:33 AM
VIR is in Danville.

NASCAR does not run there. It is a road course.

Check out their website (http://www.virclub.com/) for info and look up their schedule (http://www.virclub.com/pages/track_sch.htm) for the next track day that you can sign up for. Look for events held by NASA, Car Guys, and some of the make-specific clubs (BMW, Mazda, etc) will allow "outsiders".

04-21-2003, 11:09 AM

04-29-2003, 10:12 AM
Isn't VIR historic becasue NASCAR ran there back in the day? You know, back when they turned left AND right. Anyway those SCCS guys still run there which is the next best thing!

But back to the point.... I think he mistook VIR for RIR in Richmond.

VIR, Summit point in WV and CMP are your 3 closest. VIR is my favorite.

04-29-2003, 04:41 PM
so can i race my car there? I would realy love to race my car there

04-30-2003, 11:31 AM
Can you race? No, probably not. Most sanctioning bodies require a license and specific preparation to your car to meet the rules of which ever class you intend to run with.

That said there are many opportunities for performance driving (not racing) on road courses such as VIR. There you will receive professional instruction, in a controlled environment. If you so choose, you can prepare for and receive the aforementioned competition license through these programs. Once you have that and a car you can move on to actual wheel to wheel racing.

NASA is probably the most prolific in the Virginia area. Many board members and thousands regionally, including my self have participated in NASA HPDE events. You can get more information from their web site www.nasaracing.net. Look under HPDE (High Performance Driver Education) that will have all the info you need as well as where and how to sign up.