VIRginia International Raceway reveals its exhilarating 2019 season lineup with 13 planned spectator events. This upcoming season will feature fan-favorites, from HyperFest to the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, to new events, including the SCCA Runoffs, where the top SCCA racers in the country go-head-to-head.
The season kicks off in April with several exciting events, starting with the SCCA Majors Tour April 12-14. It accelerates into Pirelli World Challenge April 26-28, with top professional drivers competing in a variety of race cars. In May, MotoAmerica speeds back to the track; then a couple weeks later HyperFest and the Ultimate Track Car Championship presented by Grassroots Motorsports gets underway.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship makes its regular stop in August, where the Michelin GT Challenge headlines the event. In the final months of the season, fans get a blast from the past during the Heacock Classic Gold Cup weekend, when racing eras collide. The 2019 event brings back the American Racing Legends Charity Pro-Am. Then in October VIR welcomes an exciting addition to the schedule for the very first time, the SCCA Runoffs, where SCCA Club Racing competitors will face off for the end-of-year championship.
“We’re excited to welcome a high-energy lineup of events to VIRginia International Raceway during the 2019 season,” said Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of VIR. “Fans are in for a real treat with the number of racing events returning including the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and American Racing Legends Charity Pro-Am. Plus, we’re ecstatic about the SCCA Runoffs being held at VIR for the first time. This will truly be an extraordinary racing season!”