Virginia International Raceway, Alton
Categories: Tourist Spots, Auto Race Tracks
Virginia International Raceway is a road course located in the community of Alton, near Danville, Virginia. 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. VIR hosts amateur and professional automobile and motorcycle events, driving schools, club days, and private test rentals.Track descriptionVIR offers six track configurations, of which 2 can be run simultaneously. The "Full Course" is 3.27 miles in length while the "Patriot Course" stretches for 1.1 miles entirely inside the Full Course. The "North Course" is 2.25 miles long and the "South Course" covers a distance of 1.65 miles. 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 4.2 miles 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." Since the Patriot course is contained completely inside the Full course, both can be run simultaneously.Arrange your visit to Virginia International Raceway and discover more family-friendly attractions in Alton using our Alton vacation planner.
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I have attended races at most of the great road courses in the US and Canada. This was my first visit to VIR and I found the course in total to be a great racing site with challenging turns and good e... read more »
VIR knows how to host a race weekend. This was a NASA event on Saturday and Sunday following one of the track sponsored Track Daze on Friday. They have lodging facilities as well as power all througho... read more »
I have always wanted to go to VIR and i recently attended HYPER-FEST. I was very impressed!! I don't think there is a bad spot to sit and watch a race. The one thing I took away from my time at this t... read more »
Second time I've done the Grand Course and it is fantastic! This track is truly amazing and very well maintained. Their lodging is very nice and fun to be able to stand on the balcony and watch people on the track. Their small little snack shack is quiet decent for what it is. Very well maintained course that is truly beautiful!
I love this place! South Course on a motorcycle is out of this world. I only wish there were many more dates available for it. Seems like the North course is much more prevalent, but the front "straight" bothers me. Maybe someday I'll be lucky enough to do the Grand course and Full course. Speaking of which why MotoGP, World Superbike, come here and run one of the two bigger courses baffles me, this place is immaculately kept. On the same point, MotoAmerica should run one of the larger courses too, instead of North. C'mon Wayne Rainey and Krave group, don't let that track in Wisconsin be the only long circuit the competitors ride.
Amazing track hidden in the middle of no where Virginia. I've always heard revving coming from somewhere when I drive by. I finally went in to see what the noise was about😀. Definitely worth it!!! To anyone who just wants to see some nice cars. Or see an amazingly well kept track. We actually got to drive our car in the track! Like actually running with other cars!! I will definitely be coming back, only next time I will be prepared🚘. VHD
Everyone of their employees are extremely polite, their bathrooms are clean. Anytime I had a question they always have an answer. 👍👍👍 If I could I would totally give them 10 stars, just an all-around amazing place. I do suggest renting a golf cart because this place is huge and there is so much to see.( call ahead )
Absolutely love VIR, Full & North course are my favorite configs. amazing track with really nice facilities! I typically do 5-6 track days a year there and will never quit going back!
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