Less than a half hour from Oak Grove Plantation is a road racing track hailed as one of the six best in the United States by Car and Driver Magazine. Often racers, spectators and their families stay at Oak Grove to be close to Virginia International Raceway, yet able to unwind in a calm, rural setting away from the noisy race track
Two of the biggest events are on top in May. The MotoAmerica Championship of Virginia May 4-6 is a motorcycle event featuring Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport and Superstock 600 races.
On May 18-20, VIR hosts the NASA Mid-Atlantic HyperFest, which is billed as “the Automotive Amusement Park.” It is the largest motorsports festival on the East Coast, including the HyperDRIVE in which you can drive your own car on the track with an instructor. If that isn’t enough, consider the helicopter rides, off-track obstacle courses, lawn mower racing, a music concert and more.
Still more spectator events:
June 1-3 Historic Sportscar Racing
June 9-10 Championship Cup Series (motorcycles)
July 14-15 CCS Fall CycleFest of Speed (motorcycles)
Aug. 17-19 Michelin GT Challenge and Biscuitville Grand Prix
Sept. 21-23 Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races
For all events, current military are admitted free, and veterans get a 50% discount.