Racing Through The Summer with the Southern Virginia Motorsports Council has already run through two profile events. South Boston Speedway and Virginia Motorsports Park were part of the three event ticket with late model and drag strip racing earlier this Summer. The third event at Virginia International Raceway ran the weekend of September 23-26.
Formerly known as the Heacock Classic, the weekend combined the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association with Trans-Am, F3 and FR open wheel racing plus a classic and exotic motor show. The schedule was full of track and off-track activities for a variety of fans and enthusiasts.
A dozen SVRA groups took to the track with vintage racing and sportscars across a wide range of styles and classes. The open wheel Formula 4 United States Championship and the Formula Regional Americas Championship gave fast racing a show with the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend. The F4 and FR series brought racing for developing drivers in an international format.
Trans-Am racing featured spec built racers, familiar sports car chassis and American muscle cars in classes of racing that has evolved from classic sports car racing going back to the 1960s.
All of this track action surrounded a “Cars & Caffeine” car show sponsored by Hagerty Insurance on Saturday.
This event leads into even more highlight events in October at VIR. Grassroots Motorsports HyperFEST is coming the weekend of October 1-3 with the re-scheduled IMSA WeatherTech series events coming up October 8-10.
The weekend with the VIR Speed Tour combined so many styles of racing and classes of cars that it was a fine showcase all the best the track has to offer. It was a great event to close out the “Racing Through The Summer” ticket.
PHOTO GALLERY from the VIR SPEED TOUR BELOW