Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA



UPDATED LISTING OF LOCAL MEETS/CRUISE-INS, UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, CLUB & MOTORSPORT EVENTS, AND REGIONAL AUTO RACING


WEEKLY/MONTHLY CAR MEETS/CRUISE-INS
(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)

Wed, Nov 13 - RC Drift Night, 4 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Wednesday for indoor RC Drift Night. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!

Wed, Nov 13 - Slot Car Racing, 6 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. It's race time! Join us every Wednesday for slot car racing on our computerized 1/32nd scale slot car track. Just bring out your own car and controller and have some fun! Event is free and open to all skill levels.  For info, call the store at (757) 306-4760.

Wed, Nov 13 - Doumar's Weekly Cruise in, closed until spring 2020.

Thu, Nov 14 - Mini-Z Racing, 5 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. Get in on the action most every Sunday and Thursday during November at HobbyTown! We turn our activity room into a custom scale race track. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. Track layout is different each time making it always fun and challenging. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC racers, better your skills, and have fun! For info, call the store at (757) 306-4760.

Fri, Nov 15 - Informal Cruise-In, 5:00 pm, Revolution Golf & Grille, 1430 High St., Suite 706, Williamsburg. An informal cruise-in starting at Revolution Golf & Grille on High Street in Williamsburg. The cruise will start at 5:00 and end whenever. This will be a regular Friday occurrence as long as weather permits.

Fri, Nov 15 - Friday Night Lights, 8:00 pm, Best Buy, 4107 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake. NEW LOCATION! Friday Night Lights! Come hang out and show off your cars! Disclosure: All we ask is for no burnouts or excessive revving, if you are caught doing any of this we will ask you to leave. We are trying to have fun and just hang out so let’s not ruin it!

Sat, Nov 16 - Cars & Coffee Great Bridge (3rd Saturday), 8 - 10:00 am, Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake. Cars & Coffee in Great Bridge is a gathering of car enthusiasts the third Saturday each month from 8-10 am to talk cars and share a cup of coffee at Great Bridge United Methodist Church. We hope you’ll join us!

Sat, Nov 16 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg, 8 - 10:00 am, London Company Coffee & Tea, 1222 Richmond Road, Williamsburg. C & C Williamsburg is an informal gathering of people with a passion for automobiles. We are delighted to announce a new venue for our monthly gatherings. It will be at the London Company Coffee & Tea next to the Food Lion on the corner of Monticello and Richmond Roads in Williamsburg among the Midtown Row stores. Their coffee is outstanding and there is a great selection of iced concoctions as well!

Sat, Nov 16 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, 9 - 11:00 am, Village Square Shopping Center, 5007 Victory Blvd., Yorktown. Car enthusiasts of all kinds are welcome! Family friendly. This is an informal cruise-in for enthusiast of all makes, models and years, cars and trucks the second Saturday each month from to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Note: Coffee and tables available at Uno on the patio. Rainout date is always the next Sunday with good weather. Please follow this short, but strongly enforced set of rules: No revving, no Burnouts, no loud music, no parking in loading/fire zones, no double parking. Please be respectful of everyone most of all.

Sat, Nov 16 - GenRight 4x4 Meet-up, 10:00 am,  Hotrodders Cafe, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. A great event to come and hang out with some local jeepers/off-roaders and check out some awesome jeeps, talk about your build, and any upcoming wheeling trips. Oh and the food is always good!

Sat, Nov 16 - 2019 Suffolk Hardee's Weekly Cruise In, 2 - 4:00 pm, Hardee's Drive-In, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday. Get those hot rods out and come see some cool cars and have a great time hanging out with friends. If it's cold, we hangout inside.

Sat, Nov 16 - Fort Monroe Saturday Night Cruise In, 6 - 10:00 pm, Hosted by Barney’s Auto Repair, at The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery parking lot, 81 Patch Rd, Fort Monroe, Hampton. Weekly Saturday Night Cruise In at Fort Monroe. All makes and models welcome. Hot rods, classics, exotics, cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. Come out and enjoy some great craft beer over at Oozlefinch and checkout some cars. As always, a family friendly environment. Large lot, plenty of parking.

Sun, Nov 17 - Mini-Z Racing, 12 - 5:00 pm, HobbyTown Virginia Beach, 4000 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Suite 196, Virginia Beach. Get in on the action most every Sunday and Thursday during November at HobbyTown! We turn our activity room into a custom scale race track. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. Track layout is different each time making it always fun and challenging. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC racers, better your skills, and have fun! For info, call the store at (757) 306-4760.

Sun, Nov 17 - Sunday Slides, 12 - 5:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Sunday afternoon for indoor RC Drifting. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!

Sun, Nov 17 - Weekly Meet, 1 - 3:30 pm, Hosted by Day Grooves, Hardee's, 7007 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Gloucester Courthouse. Weekly car meet. All vehicles welcome! Next to Hardee's in Gloucester Courthouse.

Sun, Nov 17 - Cruise-In every Sunday, 4 - 7:00 pm, Hosted by Fatboy's Grill & Steamshack, 15042 Carrollton Boulevard, Carrollton. Come on out every Sunday to see some of the coolest cars around! Bring your own car or truck, Ford, GM, MOPAR, any year, make, or model!

Tue, Nov 19 - Cruise In, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Which Wich "Superior Sandwiches", 1011 University Blvd., Harbor View, Suffolk. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. 10% discount to Rod drivers.

Wed, Nov 20 - RC Drift Night, 4 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Wednesday for indoor RC Drift Night. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!

Wed, Nov 20 - Slot Car Racing, 6 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. It's race time! Join us every Wednesday for slot car racing on our computerized 1/32nd scale slot car track. Just bring out your own car and controller and have some fun! Event is free and open to all skill levels.  For info, call the store at (757) 306-4760.

Thu, Nov 21 - Mini-Z Racing, 5 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. Get in on the action most every Sunday and Thursday during November at HobbyTown! We turn our activity room into a custom scale race track. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. Track layout is different each time making it always fun and challenging. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC racers, better your skills, and have fun! For info, call the store at (757) 306-4760.

Fri-Sun, Nov 22-24 - Fall Slide Jam and Competition, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us for 3 days of non-stop sliding at Virginia's premier indoor RC drift track! All 1/10th RWD drift cars welcome! Track opens at 4 pm Friday. Open practice until 10 pm. Track lights go out around 9 pm for Friday Night Lights style drift session. Saturday Track opens at 10 am. Open practice until 1 pm. Qualifying 1-2 pm. Body competition judging at 3:15 pm. Tandem brackets start at 4 pm. Awards ceremony at conclusion of tandem competition. Then open track for non-stop sliding. Sunday Track open from 12-5 pm for tandem trains, grudge matches, and non-stop drifting. Entry fee for the track is $10 per day. Or $20 for a 3 day weekend pass if purchased on Friday. No extra fees to enter any of the drifting events. Monthly members get 50% off event entry fees.

Sat, Nov 23 - 2019 River Oak C4 Cruise-In, 8 - 9:30 am, Hosted by the men of River Oak Church, 255 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake. Join the monthly gathering happening the 4th Saturday every month at River Oak Church. Owners and lookers welcome, it’s all free – free to show, free to look, free to eat, (donuts & coffee). Nothing fancy; talk cars, show off your ride and meet other’s that share the same love. All rides are welcome – imports, exotic, trucks, bikes (any vintage, old or new), tractors, customs, tuners, off-road, whatever! We start early, (8 am), and we end early, (9:30 am), before the heat of the day, so you have plenty of your Saturday left to do other shows, polish off your honey-do list, or do whatever you do in the summertime when the weather is hot.

Sat, Nov 23 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk, 9 - 11:00 am, Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill, JANAF Shopping Center, Military Hwy & VA Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Rat Rods? Mustangs? Minis? Camaros? Bring your vehicle (Cars, motorcycle, or bicycle) out to Uno's in Norfolk on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9-11 am. Proceeds from all your food and beverage purchases bill go towards The Joy Fund as long as you let your wait staff know. Meetup starts at 9 am. Suggestions, ideas and all cars are welcome! Please, no burnouts or loud music. Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge.

Sat, Nov 23 - Monthly Meetup: Cars & Coffee, 9 - 11:00 am, Glazed Doughnuts, 24 Wine St., Hampton. Join us every 4th Saturday from 9-11 am for Cars & Coffee. All cars (vehicles) & car clubs welcome. Glazed Donuts Website: glazedhampton.com  No loud music, no revving, no burnouts, be respectful. Meet fellow car enthusiast and have a great time.

Sat, Nov 23 - Yorktown Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown. We will have Firehouse coffee out serving up some local brew, Modded performance Tuning and Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson sponsoring the event. As always, this event is open to all vehicles, people, and pets. Come out and show off your ride, and meet some like-minded people.

Sat, Nov 23 - Pints & Pistons meet #2, 12 - 6:00 pm, Hosted by Sumospeed and The Garage Brewery, 1011 Eden Way N, Chesapeake. The Garage Brewery reached out to us with an awesome idea to hold a monthly gathering for local automotive enthusiasts at their place of business. The meet will be free of charge, have food trucks on site, and feature a vehicle inside the tasting room of the brewery. Come chill with us! We'll have free decals (50 available) as well as a free raffle going on for 15 gift bags containing some Garage Brewery swag. Meet starts at noon, raffle winners announced at 1 so make sure to grab a ticket when you arrive. See everyone this weekend!

Sun, Nov 24 - Cruise-In at Suffolk Executive Airport, 12 - 4:00 pm, 1550 Airport Rd, Suffolk. Suffolk BBQ at the Suffolk Executive Airport is now doing it on the 2nd and 4th Sunday through the winter months, weather permitting. So come on out if the weather's good, we'll be there. BBQ at the airport will be open, covered patio, large menu beer and wine selection also. Come check it out. Come on out and bring your car, hang out with friends, and eat some good food. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Sat, Nov 30 - Rides and Coffee Virginia Beach, 8 - 11:00 am, Detail Garage, 4239 Holland Rd., Suite #772, Virginia Beach. Our Famous Rides & Coffee event takes place the last Saturday of every month! Always show up early for a good spot and be prepared to kick off your weekend like a Boss! So who's ready to represent in beautiful VA weather with the baddest Car care supplier in North America? LIVE DEMOS - Raffles - SALES! - Coffee - Donuts. TAG EVERYONE: Car Clubs, Bike Clubs, Truck Clubs are ALWAYS WELCOME!

Sat, Dec 7 - (1st Sat) Cars and Coffee Virginia Beach, 7 - 10:00 am, hosted by Java Surf, NOW at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach. Sponsored by American Do It Yourself Garage of Virginia Beach - find them on Facebook. This is an organized but casual gathering of car enthusiasts ($5 per car.), normally the first Saturday each month to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Enter Parking lot at 19th & Parks Avenue. Gates open at 6:30. New Food trucks! Fikka Coffee Bar onsite! Quick Walk up Coffee station! Bathrooms onsite! Ample parking for everyone. See everyone bright and early!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/115284668486129/



UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC.
(scroll down for Club and Regional Motorsports Events)

Sat/Sun, Nov 16/17 - 5th Annual Coastal Virginia Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach. The Coastal Virginia Auto Show returns to the Virginia Beach Convention Center! This event is presented by Sinclair Communications and is open to the public. **Portion of all proceeds benefit the We Promise Foundation charity and the local Food Bank. All Years, Makes, and Models Show with custom cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, sponsors, vendors, demonstrations, celebrity appearances, awesome displays, NASCAR Lounge, College Football, and ALL CUSTOM awards.


Sat, Nov 16 - Classic, Custom, Car & Off-Road Truck Show, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Barton Ford Suffolk, 1600 North Main St., Suffolk. Food, Fun & Free entry to the public! Proceeds to benefit Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Open Class, all makes, all models, any year, including any motorcycles and tractorsare welcome! We also welcome and "works in progress" vehicles, and have awards for those too. Awards given for all major category winners! $250 to the car club with the most entries. Only $20 entry fee per vehicle.


Sat, Dec 7 - 19th Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show, Toys for Tots Smithfield, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Hosted by Smithfield Auto Center 928 S. Church St., Smithfield. This show was such a blast last year!! Bring your kids and something special to donate for Toys for Tots! Such a great event for the family! Santa scheduled to arrive by Nightingale Helicopter around noon. Vendors, Music, Food & FUN! Please bring toys & as many people as you can.  Stay tuned for more details on the show, registration, awards and special guest.


Sat, Dec 7 - Team Sumospeed Toy Drive 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm,  Hosted by Rent A Lift, 3490 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk. Please bring brand new, unopened, non gift wrapped toys to benefit the less fortunate this upcoming holiday season! More information coming soon!


Sun, Dec 8 - Sounds of the Season Toy Drive and Car Show 2019, 10:00 am 3:00 pm, Hosted by 757 Auto Events and Sound Wave Customs, 2700 Avenger Dr., Ste 111, Virginia Beach. Our 8th annual toy drive returns to Sound Wave Customs with a static car show hosted by Santa Claus!  50-50 Raffle. All cash will be turned into toys and donated for children in need.  Pre register for show or Bass Off: $15. Day of admission for car show or Bass Off: Toys worth $20 or more, $20 without toy. We will have food and drinks included with registration, or purchase a wristband @ $3.00 for spectators. Reindeer games for GIFT CARDS, PRIZES, and MORE.  Costume contests for holiday themes (People and Cars)! 


Sat/Sun, Jan 4/5 - Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show, Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, Modern Muscle, Tuners, Exotics, Classics, Kids Activities, Trophies, Judging, Club Parking, Jeeps, Trucks, DJs, Family Friendly, and Much More! Get your car out of hibernation... the biggest indoor car show in Virginia is back! The VA Car Show will return to the Hampton Roads Convention Center, January 4th and 5th 2020. The show is the area's biggest celebration of classic cars and 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s culture. Only the best lineup of hand-selected classics, muscle cars, restored cars, classic trucks, pro street cars, custom bikes from the Mid-Atlantic and South East will be there! Regional and national celebrities come together for this show every year! There will be music, kid's activities, and fun for everyone! You can't miss it! Want to have your car in the show? Registeration will open October at VACarShow.com  Spots are very limited, so please don't wait! 


Fri-Sun, Jan 10-12 - 2020 Hampton Roads International Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach.  If you are an automotive fanatic or looking forward to seeing the latest and greatest car models, this event is for you. The Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association (HRADA) aims to educate the public on different models, the latest technology, newest innovations and the direction that the automobile industry is headed. Although you'll find virtually every type of car and truck manufacturer models, the show is not a selling event. You can peruse all models freely with no pressure to buy. HRADA experts are available to answer questions or set up appointments for purchase at their own dealerships. https://hamptonroadsautoshow.com/



CLUB RACING/AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/ROAD RALLY

Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Old Dominion Region
Part of the SCCA's Southeast Division (SEDiv), which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Our Region includes all of the cities in the Hampton Roads area as well as several surrounding cities. We primarily host two types of events: Solo (Auto Cross) and Road Rally.
www.odr-scca.org
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):

Sun, Dec 1 / Solo / Old Pungo Airfield


Tidewater Sports Car Club (TSCC)
Founded in Norfolk Virginia in 1953, TSCC has a strong foundation within the local Hampton Roads autocross community and surrounding areas. Our autocross season runs from March through November with championship series events typically taking place on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We usually host a novice autocross school early in the season on the Saturday before our Sunday event. This is a great opportunity for new participants to get involved with autocross. We also host higher speed time trials at regional tracks such as North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.
www.tidewatersportscarclub.com
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):

Sun, Nov 17 / Event #8 October Autocross / Langley Air Force Base


National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Mid-Atlantic
Founded in 2000, we are an autosport events company servicing the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Our goal is to provide a variety of legal, organized, safety-minded road-racing and education-based high performance driving experiences for as many sports car enthusiasts as possible.
www.nasaracing.net
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):  TBA 2020


SPIRIT.jp Drifting Series
Richmond International Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave., Richmond
Drifting was born in the mountains of Japan where skill and style were blended into an aggressive show of speed and car control.
http://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 16 / NIGHT TOUGE 4: Underglow Comeback Tour! Drift Event, 3 - 11:00 pm. Drifting under the lights at SPIRIT.jp DRIFT CIRCUIT! We will use our MAIN CIRCUIT layout with some added light features around the course to up the safety and visibility for Drivers. Functional headlights & at least ONE functioning running light and brake light in the rear is REQUIRED. NON-OEM light bar, or LED rear tail light is OK. Under-glow, strobes, and wild lights are HIGHLY encouraged. Let's light this place up! MSREG.com/NIGHTTOUGE4 to register! Spectators welcome! $10 adults, $5 for kids, and under 3 is free. This event is pet friendly, but please keep your pup on a leash! Spectator tickets are available the day of the event at the registration tent!

Sun, Nov 17 / Soukoukai Practice Drift Event #4, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Exciting Driving! Drivers will be broken down into 3 group; Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Driver's will be bumped up or down depending on skill level shown during the morning sessions. This is an open practice layout. Maximum seat time and aggressive style driving. Drift Games will be held at Lunch. The game can and will vary, but will be 100% focused on you displaying your progression!  Tech Basics - Don't have leaking fluids. Don't have missing lugs. Securely mounted seats. All aero present at the time of Tech. Fire Extinguisher on hand. Most importantly, prepare to have fun, and drive so much you'll be exhausted! :)  Get ready to learn! SPECTATORS WELCOME! $10 adults, $5 kids and under 3 is free! Pet friendly, but please pick up after them! TICKETS available the day of at the registration tent!

Sat, Nov 23 / Skid Pad Sessions #1, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 1 on 1 instruction will have one of our Advanced Instructors sitting side by side with you, coaching you through each phase of learning. A classroom session will also be a new addition to this event, focusing on teaching you the fundamentals of what you need to know starting off, such as; tire pressures, how to choose the right tire, suspension setup, throttle control, how to initiate drift with various techniques, Q&A and much more! THIS is the go-to event for learning to DRIFT and if you are new to the sport, we strongly recommend starting off with a SKID PASS SESSIONS event! Let's develop you into the driver you hope to be, and have a ton of fun while doing so! Driver spots are capped at 25 for maximum seat time. Pre-register by heading over to www.msreg.com/SKIDPADSESSIONS1  Let's ENJOY DRIFT TOGETHER! 



REGIONAL AUTO RACING/MOTORSPORTS

Larry King Law's Langley Speedway
3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton
America's Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.
www.langley-speedway.com
Schedule (Date / Event): Weekly Saturday Racing - Gates open at 2:00 pm, Qualifying at 4:30 pm, Racing starts at 7:00 pm

Sat, Dec 7 / 2nd Annual Snowball Brawl, 1 - 5:00 pm. The 2019 season isn't over yet! The Snowball Brawl makes its return with some holiday season destruction!


Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway
4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA
A ½-mile clay surface with 14 degree banking in both corners and 4 degrees on the front and back stretch. Divisions: Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Limited Stock Car, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Models, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and mud bogs. Virginia Motor Speedway runs on select Saturday nights April through the first week of October, Closed on RIR NASCAR weekends (check website for schedule of events).
www.vamotorspeedway.com
Schedule (Date / Event): Competitor Gates Open, 3 pm; Spectator Gates Open, 5 pm; Drivers Meeting, 5:45 pm; Hot Lap Qualifying, 6:30 pm; Driver Registration / Pit Pass Window Closes, 6:30 pm; Racing, 8 pm.

2019 Season is a wrap!


Southside Speedway
12800 Genito Rd., Midlothian, VA
"The Toughest Short Track in the South," Chesterfield County's favorite family-friendly venue! Locally owned and operated, Southside Speedway has been a fixture in Chesterfield County since 1959. With a paved 1/3 mile oval track located on Genito Road, and featuring races from six different divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCARs, Legends and Bandoleros. The speedway draws drivers both locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
www.southsidespeedway.net
Schedule (Date / Event):

Wrapped up our 60th anniversary year!


Richmond Dragway
1955 Portugee Rd., Sandston, VA
Richmond Dragway is a 1/4 mile International Hot Rod Association sanctioned drag racing facility in Sandston, VA. The site features 130 acres with a full service concession stand, VP Fuel Station, and a 3 story Timing and Scoring tower.
www.richmonddragway.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 16 / getfast1.com RVA List, and Test N Tune, 10 am - 5 pm

Sat, Nov 23 / Test and Tune, 10 am - 4 pm

Sat, Dec 28 / New Year's Nationals, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Richmond International Raceway (RIR)
600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA
Known as America's Premier Short Track, RIR offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what "Racing Perfection" truly is.
http://www.richmondracewaycomplex.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sun, Nov 17 / Import Expo. A Collective Gathering of the 1st ANNUAL IMPORTEXPO event in conjunction with Honda Super Meet exclusively at the Richmond Raceway in Virginia. This event will be in the Exhibition Building.  http://www.importexpousa.com/


Dominion Raceway & Entertainment
Exit 118 I-95, 6501 Dominion Raceway Ave., Woodford, VA
Representing a new model for Motorsports facilities and Entertainment venues. Dominion Raceway & Entertainment is a multipurpose facility located on "America's Main Street", I-95. Located between Washington DC and Richmond VA the complex includes: a two-mile road course, a 4/10ths mile paved NASCAR oval, 1/8th mile drag strip, festival concert venue and more. Our 36,600 square foot building includes meeting space, hospitality and a full service kitchen and bar.
www.dominionraceway.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 16 /  No Prep Street Racing, Hosted by Modified DMV, 11 am - 4 pm. We are heading into the end of the season. Come out on our true never prepped track for some true street 1/8 mile action. Bring your friends bring your family call out your rivals!! See who has the quickest car in a true street scenario where your tire and driving ability actually come into play! Don't be scared come out and enjoy some racing along with great food at 118 bar and grill located on the 2nd floor!!! $20 to race all day!!! $10 to spectate!

Sun, Nov 17 / DR Track Attack. 1-4 pm Track Attack is a safe, constructive, and fun experience that only costs $99 in advance or $119 at-track. No helmet is required and almost any street legal car, truck, or SUV can be used - rain or shine! It's a great starting point before signing up for a faster road course offering like TrackCross or HPDRE. Registration is limited to 20 cars per event, so please sign up ASAP.

Fri, Nov 22 /  No Prep Street Racing, Hosted by Modified DMV, 6:00 pm. We are heading into the end of the season. Come out on our true never prepped track for some true street 1/8 mile action. Bring your friends bring your family call out your rivals!! See who has the quickest car in a true street scenario where your tire and driving ability actually come into play! Don't be scared come out and enjoy some racing along with great food at 118 bar and grill located on the 2nd floor!!! $20 to race all day!!! $10 to spectate!

Sun, Dec 8 / Holiday Laps, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Holiday Laps on our 2-mile road course and the 4/10 mile banked oval track. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to ChildHelp.

Sun, Dec 8 / DR Track Attack, 1-4 pm. Track Attack is a safe, constructive, and fun experience that only costs $99 in advance or $119 at-track. No helmet is required and almost any street legal car, truck, or SUV can be used - rain or shine! It's a great starting point before signing up for a faster road course offering like TrackCross or HPDRE. Registration is limited to 20 cars per event, so please sign up ASAP.


Virginia Motorsports Park
Dinwiddie, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA
Built in 1994, a state of the art multi-million dollar facility encompassing 500 acres featuring: Drag Strip, Mud Bog Pit, Truck and Tractor Pull Arena, Motocross facility, and a BMX Track.
www.virginiamotorsports.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 16 / US Drift - SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM. https://www.usdrift.com/


Virginia International Raceway (VIR)
1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA
Chosen as one of Car & Driver's Top 6 tracks in the nation, Virginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston, Virginia. VIR hosts a wide range of professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing and track events, and is well established as "America's Motorsport Resort."
http://virnow.com/
Schedule (Date / Event):

Fri, Nov 15 / The Holiday Laps. Event is open to the public from 8:00am - 4:00pm and benefits the local Salvation Army. No reservations, just first-come first-served. Note this event is an opportunity for the general public to drive their own personal vehicles on VIR's scenic 3.27 mile Full Course at brisk highway speeds with pace and chase cars controlling the action. All you have to do is show up and pay the entry fee of $25, which will buy your first +/- 20-minute session on track. 

Sat-Sun, Nov 16-17 / Track Club USA (Full Course).  www.trackclubusa.com

Mon-Tue, Nov 18-19 / Formula Experience's (Patriot Course/Pad)

Sat, Nov 23 / Formula Experience's (Patriot Course/Pad)

Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8 / ChampCar 8+7 Enduros (North Course). https://champcar.org/ 



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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA



UPDATED LISTING OF LOCAL MEETS/CRUISE-INS, UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, CLUB & MOTORSPORT EVENTS, AND REGIONAL AUTO RACING


WEEKLY/MONTHLY CAR MEETS/CRUISE-INS
(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)

Fri, Nov 8 - Informal Cruise-In, 5:00 pm, Revolution Golf & Grille, 1430 High St., Suite 706, Williamsburg. Beginning Friday, August 9th, there will be an informal cruise-in starting at Revolution Golf & Grille on High Street in Williamsburg. The cruise will start at 5:00 and end whenever. This will be a regular Friday occurrence as long as weather permits.

Fri, Nov 8 - Friday Night Lights, 8:00 pm, Best Buy, 4107 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake. NEW LOCATION! Friday Night Lights! Come hang out and show off your cars! Disclosure: All we ask is for no burnouts or excessive revving, if you are caught doing any of this we will ask you to leave. We are trying to have fun and just hang out so let’s not ruin it!

Sat, Nov 9 - (CANX) Cars and Coffee Virginia Beach

Sat, Nov 9 - 1st Annual Cruise In at East Beach, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, 4401 Pleasant Ave., Norfolk. Come show off your ride at the 1st Annual "Cruise In" at East Beach. Call for info and to reserve your car's spot today: (757) 288-8887.

Sat, Nov 9 - Sumospeed Yahtzee run 2019 series, 12:00 pm, This Guys Decals, 3936 Holland Blvd., Unit J, Chesapeake. For those unfamiliar, these events are much like a traditional poker run, but with Yahtzee! TUTORIAL ON GAME PLAY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDgpuEzopc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1ZsLVfErtvDG2CU995KMLBCXwK2xDsPfCWwYk-boJb_uxIQKA3_F-iyqQ   Our reason for this is the change of pace, and that with Yahtzee, every player has a chance to win the game all the way until the very last stop, unlike a poker run with which a lot of times you'll know a couple of stops in that your chances are slim. Our slate of stops, in order, for our Third 2019 event is: This Guys Decals, Millennium Racing Development, Rent a Lift #2, Ramey Racing, Detail Garage Virginia Beach, Topspeed Motorsports NE, Garage Brewery. Players will check in at the first stop, play their first two turns, then move from stop to stop, playing turns at each. The highest scores of the day will win a portion of the pot. Each registration will also include an event tee and limited edition sticker. These items MUST be picked up AT the event, we are not shipping any out. Registration can be done here: https://sumospeed.bigcartel.com/product/fall-2019-yahtzee-run-registration
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Sat, Nov 9 - 2019 Suffolk Hardee's Weekly Cruise In, 2 - 4:00 pm, Hardee's Drive-In, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday. Get those hot rods out and come see some cool cars and have a great time hanging out with friends. If it's cold, we hangout inside.

Sat, Nov 9 - Fort Monroe Saturday Night Cruise In, 6 - 10:00 pm, Hosted by Barney’s Auto Repair, at The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery parking lot, 81 Patch Rd, Fort Monroe, Hampton. Weekly Saturday Night Cruise In at Fort Monroe. All makes and models welcome. Hot rods, classics, exotics, cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. Come out and enjoy some great craft beer over at Oozlefinch and checkout some cars. As always, a family friendly environment. Large lot, plenty of parking.

Sat, Nov 9 - Viper Night Cruise In, 6 - 8:30 pm, Hosted by Lucid Alliance Auto Club, 2053 Executive Dr., Hampton. This event will benefit Viper Incorporated, the reptile rehabilitation organization out of Chesapeake, VA. WE WILL BE RAFFLING / AUCTIONING OFF A BEAUTIFUL CHAMPAGNE BALL PYTHON BREEDER FEMALE, BY THE NAME OF CHAMPION! IF YOU INTEND TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RAFFLE / AUCTION PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT AT HOME TO PROVIDE FOR HER! Auction / Raffle of Ball Python; Music; 50/50 Raffle; Food and Drinks; Adoptable Pets; Awards (Best in Show, Best Light Show, Most Rep Club). Vendors welcomed - please register ahead of time by messaging @Lucidallianceac on Instagram, or message us directly here. Current Vendors: RNR Tire Express, DC Design and Media. Don’t be afraid to shed your skin and come out to support a good cause!

Sun, Nov 10 - Cruise-In at Suffolk Executive Airport, 12 - 4:00 pm, 1550 Airport Rd, Suffolk. Suffolk BBQ at the Suffolk Executive Airport is now doing it on the 2nd and 4th Sunday through the winter months, weather permitting. So come on out if the weather's good, we'll be there. BBQ at the airport will be open, covered patio, large menu beer and wine selection also. Come check it out. Come on out and bring your car, hang out with friends, and eat some good food. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Sun, Nov 10 - Sunday Slides, 12 - 5:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Sunday afternoon for indoor RC Drifting. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!

Sun, Nov 10 - Weekly Meet, 1 - 3:30 pm, Hosted by Day Grooves, Hardee's, 7007 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Gloucester Courthouse. Weekly car meet. All vehicles welcome! Next to Hardee's in Gloucester Courthouse.

Sun, Nov 10 - Cruise-In every Sunday, 4 - 7:00 pm, Hosted by Fatboy's Grill & Steamshack, 15042 Carrollton Boulevard, Carrollton. Come on out every Sunday to see some of the coolest cars around! Bring your own car or truck, Ford, GM, MOPAR, any year, make, or model!

Tue, Nov 12 - Cruise In, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Which Wich "Superior Sandwiches", 1011 University Blvd., Harbor View, Suffolk. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. 10% discount to Rod drivers.

Wed, Nov 13 - RC Drift Night, 4 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Wednesday for indoor RC Drift Night. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!

Wed, Nov 13 - Slot Car Racing, 6 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. It's race time! Join us every Wednesday for slot car racing on our computerized 1/32nd scale slot car track. Just bring out your own car and controller and have some fun! Event is free and open to all skill levels.  For info, call the store at (757) 306-4760.

Wed, Nov 13 - Doumar's Weekly Cruise in, 7 - 9:00 pm, Doumar's Cones & Barbecue, 1919 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. Please join us for a weekly cruise-in, every Wednesday night from 7-9 pm at Doumar's in Norfolk. Please note they are open during these hours to enjoy all the great eats and drinks they provide, including their amazing ice cream and handmade cones! *Most of all, please be on your absolute best behavior at their facility, as they have been kind enough to allow us to hold this event there. This means- be kind, clean up after yourselves, no excessive revving, no burnouts and do not speed off when leaving their parking lot. We want to continue to be welcome there, and these are some extremely nice folks. Those who do not follow the rules will be asked to not come back.*

Sat, Nov 16 - GenRight 4x4 Meet-up, 10:00 am,  Hotrodders Cafe, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. A great event to come and hang out with some local jeepers/off-roaders and check out some awesome jeeps, talk about your build, and any upcoming wheeling trips. Oh and the food is always good!

Sat, Nov 16 - Cars & Coffee Great Bridge (3rd Saturday), 8 - 10:00 am, Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake. Cars & Coffee in Great Bridge is a gathering of car enthusiasts the third Saturday each month from 8-10 am to talk cars and share a cup of coffee at Great Bridge United Methodist Church. We hope you’ll join us!

Sat, Nov 16 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg, 8 - 10:00 am, London Company Coffee & Tea, 1222 Richmond Road, Williamsburg. C & C Williamsburg is an informal gathering of people with a passion for automobiles. We are delighted to announce a new venue for our monthly gatherings. It will be at the London Company Coffee & Tea next to the Food Lion on the corner of Monticello and Richmond Roads in Williamsburg among the Midtown Row stores. Their coffee is outstanding and there is a great selection of iced concoctions as well!

Sat, Nov 16 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, 9 - 11:00 am, Village Square Shopping Center, 5007 Victory Blvd., Yorktown. Car enthusiasts of all kinds are welcome! Family friendly. This is an informal cruise-in for enthusiast of all makes, models and years, cars and trucks the second Saturday each month from to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Note: Coffee and tables available at Uno on the patio. Rainout date is always the next Sunday with good weather. Please follow this short, but strongly enforced set of rules: No revving, no Burnouts, no loud music, no parking in loading/fire zones, no double parking. Please be respectful of everyone most of all.

Fri-Sun, Nov 22-24 - Fall Slide Jam and Competition, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us for 3 days of non-stop sliding at Virginia's premier indoor RC drift track! All 1/10th RWD drift cars welcome! Track opens at 4 pm Friday. Open practice until 10 pm. Track lights go out around 9 pm for Friday Night Lights style drift session. Saturday Track opens at 10 am. Open practice until 1 pm. Qualifying 1-2 pm. Body competition judging at 3:15 pm. Tandem brackets start at 4 pm. Awards ceremony at conclusion of tandem competition. Then open track for non-stop sliding. Sunday Track open from 12-5 pm for tandem trains, grudge matches, and non-stop drifting. Entry fee for the track is $10 per day. Or $20 for a 3 day weekend pass if purchased on Friday. No extra fees to enter any of the drifting events. Monthly members get 50% off event entry fees.

Sat, Nov 23 - 2019 River Oak C4 Cruise-In, 8 - 9:30 am, Hosted by the men of River Oak Church, 255 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake. Join the monthly gathering happening the 4th Saturday every month at River Oak Church. Owners and lookers welcome, it’s all free – free to show, free to look, free to eat, (donuts & coffee). Nothing fancy; talk cars, show off your ride and meet other’s that share the same love. All rides are welcome – imports, exotic, trucks, bikes (any vintage, old or new), tractors, customs, tuners, off-road, whatever! We start early, (8 am), and we end early, (9:30 am), before the heat of the day, so you have plenty of your Saturday left to do other shows, polish off your honey-do list, or do whatever you do in the summertime when the weather is hot.

Sat, Nov 23 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk, 9 - 11:00 am, Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill, JANAF Shopping Center, Military Hwy & VA Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Rat Rods? Mustangs? Minis? Camaros? Bring your vehicle (Cars, motorcycle, or bicycle) out to Uno's in Norfolk on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9-11 am. Proceeds from all your food and beverage purchases bill go towards The Joy Fund as long as you let your wait staff know. Meetup starts at 9 am. Suggestions, ideas and all cars are welcome! Please, no burnouts or loud music. Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge.

Sat, Nov 23 - Monthly Meetup: Cars & Coffee, 9 - 11:00 am, Glazed Doughnuts, 24 Wine St., Hampton. Join us every 4th Saturday from 9-11 am for Cars & Coffee. All cars (vehicles) & car clubs welcome. Glazed Donuts Website: glazedhampton.com  No loud music, no revving, no burnouts, be respectful. Meet fellow car enthusiast and have a great time.

Sat, Nov 23 - Yorktown Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown. We will have Firehouse coffee out serving up some local brew, Modded performance Tuning and Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson sponsoring the event. As always, this event is open to all vehicles, people, and pets. Come out and show off your ride, and meet some like-minded people.

Sat, Nov 23 - Pints & Pistons meet #2, 12 - 6:00 pm, Hosted by Sumospeed and The Garage Brewery, 1011 Eden Way N, Chesapeake. The Garage Brewery reached out to us with an awesome idea to hold a monthly gathering for local automotive enthusiasts at their place of business. The meet will be free of charge, have food trucks on site, and feature a vehicle inside the tasting room of the brewery. Come chill with us! We'll have free decals (50 available) as well as a free raffle going on for 15 gift bags containing some Garage Brewery swag. Meet starts at noon, raffle winners announced at 1 so make sure to grab a ticket when you arrive. See everyone this weekend!

Sat, Nov 30 - Rides and Coffee Virginia Beach, 8 - 11:00 am, Detail Garage, 4239 Holland Rd., Suite #772, Virginia Beach. Our Famous Rides & Coffee event takes place the last Saturday of every month! Always show up early for a good spot and be prepared to kick off your weekend like a Boss! So who's ready to represent in beautiful VA weather with the baddest Car care supplier in North America? LIVE DEMOS - Raffles - SALES! - Coffee - Donuts. TAG EVERYONE: Car Clubs, Bike Clubs, Truck Clubs are ALWAYS WELCOME!



UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC.
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Sat, Nov 9 - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Shop With a Cop Car & Truck Show, 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, 5630 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester. Two great events, one great cause. Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers presents the annual Car & Truck Show and Local Cycle Events presents the 8th Annual Gloucester Restaurant Challenge. Proceeds benefit the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department Shop With a Cop program, so every child can have a merry Christmas! Trophies include Best in Show, Top 3 in GM, Ford, Mopar, Truck, Import, Other and more for a total of over 50 awards. We will also have raffle items, 50/50 & a DJ. Dash plaques presented to the first 75 Registrants. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Fees, Pre-registration: $15, Day of show: $20. Event is free for spectators. $10 to sample the best of Gloucester’s restaurants and vote for your favorite! Check our Facebook page for updates. If you have any questions contact middlepeninsulaclassiccruisers@gmail.com  Web Site: http://www.mpccofgloucester.com/


Sun, Nov 10 - Annual Charity Car & Bike Show, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 3334 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Hosted By: Tidewater Streeters club: • Free admission for public viewing • Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus! AWARDS • Dash Plaques for the First 100 Entries • Awards for the TOP 40 & Specials. ENTRY FEE • $20 or toy of equal value • Due day of the show • Vendor fee: $40 (No pre-registration). For more information, CONTACT • Tracy Rumpf: 757-544-1642 • Greg Harris: 757-708-5314 or email drbgroupllc@drbgroupllc.com


Sat/Sun, Nov 16/17 - 5th Annual Coastal Virginia Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach. The Coastal Virginia Auto Show returns to the Virginia Beach Convention Center! This event is presented by Sinclair Communications and is open to the public. **Portion of all proceeds benefit the We Promise Foundation charity and the local Food Bank. All Years, Makes, and Models Show with custom cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, sponsors, vendors, demonstrations, celebrity appearances, awesome displays, NASCAR Lounge, College Football, and ALL CUSTOM awards.


Sat, Nov 16 - Classic, Custom, Car & Off-Road Truck Show, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Barton Ford Suffolk, 1600 North Main St., Suffolk. Food, Fun & Free entry to the public! Proceeds to benefit Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Open Class, all makes, all models, any year, including any motorcycles and tractorsare welcome! We also welcome and "works in progress" vehicles, and have awards for those too. Awards given for all major category winners! $250 to the car club with the most entries. Only $20 entry fee per vehicle.


Sat, Dec 7 - 19th Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show, Toys for Tots Smithfield, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Hosted by Smithfield Auto Center 928 S. Church St., Smithfield. This show was such a blast last year!! Bring your kids and something special to donate for Toys for Tots! Such a great event for the family! Santa scheduled to arrive by Nightingale Helicopter around noon. Vendors, Music, Food & FUN! Please bring toys & as many people as you can.  Stay tuned for more details on the show, registration, awards and special guest.


Sat, Dec 7 - Team Sumospeed Toy Drive 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm,  Hosted by Rent A Lift, 3490 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk. Please bring brand new, unopened, non gift wrapped toys to benefit the less fortunate this upcoming holiday season! More information coming soon!


Sun, Dec 8 - Sounds of the Season Toy Drive and Car Show 2019, 10:00 am 3:00 pm, Hosted by 757 Auto Events and Sound Wave Customs, 2700 Avenger Dr., Ste 111, Virginia Beach. Our 8th annual toy drive returns to Sound Wave Customs with a static car show hosted by Santa Claus!  50-50 Raffle. All cash will be turned into toys and donated for children in need.  Pre register for show or Bass Off: $15. Day of admission for car show or Bass Off: Toys worth $20 or more, $20 without toy. We will have food and drinks included with registration, or purchase a wristband @ $3.00 for spectators. Reindeer games for GIFT CARDS, PRIZES, and MORE.  Costume contests for holiday themes (People and Cars)! 


Sat/Sun, Jan 4/5 - Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show, Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, Modern Muscle, Tuners, Exotics, Classics, Kids Activities, Trophies, Judging, Club Parking, Jeeps, Trucks, DJs, Family Friendly, and Much More! Get your car out of hibernation... the biggest indoor car show in Virginia is back! The VA Car Show will return to the Hampton Roads Convention Center, January 4th and 5th 2020. The show is the area's biggest celebration of classic cars and 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s culture. Only the best lineup of hand-selected classics, muscle cars, restored cars, classic trucks, pro street cars, custom bikes from the Mid-Atlantic and South East will be there! Regional and national celebrities come together for this show every year! There will be music, kid's activities, and fun for everyone! You can't miss it! Want to have your car in the show? Registeration will open October at VACarShow.com  Spots are very limited, so please don't wait! 


Fri-Sun, Jan 10-12 - 2020 Hampton Roads International Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach.  If you are an automotive fanatic or looking forward to seeing the latest and greatest car models, this event is for you. The Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association (HRADA) aims to educate the public on different models, the latest technology, newest innovations and the direction that the automobile industry is headed. Although you'll find virtually every type of car and truck manufacturer models, the show is not a selling event. You can peruse all models freely with no pressure to buy. HRADA experts are available to answer questions or set up appointments for purchase at their own dealerships. https://hamptonroadsautoshow.com/



CLUB RACING/AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/ROAD RALLY

Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Old Dominion Region
Part of the SCCA's Southeast Division (SEDiv), which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Our Region includes all of the cities in the Hampton Roads area as well as several surrounding cities. We primarily host two types of events: Solo (Auto Cross) and Road Rally.
www.odr-scca.org
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):

Sun, Nov 10 / Solo / Old Pungo Airfield

Sun, Dec 1 / Solo / Old Pungo Airfield


Tidewater Sports Car Club (TSCC)
Founded in Norfolk Virginia in 1953, TSCC has a strong foundation within the local Hampton Roads autocross community and surrounding areas. Our autocross season runs from March through November with championship series events typically taking place on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We usually host a novice autocross school early in the season on the Saturday before our Sunday event. This is a great opportunity for new participants to get involved with autocross. We also host higher speed time trials at regional tracks such as North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.
www.tidewatersportscarclub.com
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):

Sun, Nov 17 / Event #8 October Autocross / Langley Air Force Base


National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Mid-Atlantic
Founded in 2000, we are an autosport events company servicing the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Our goal is to provide a variety of legal, organized, safety-minded road-racing and education-based high performance driving experiences for as many sports car enthusiasts as possible.
www.nasaracing.net
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):

Sat-Sun, Nov 9-10 / Fall Finish Line [THPDE 1-2-3-4, Time Trial, Roadracing, OG Racing HyperDrive] / Summit Point Motorsports Park (Main Circuit)


SPIRIT.jp Drifting Series
Richmond International Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave., Richmond
Drifting was born in the mountains of Japan where skill and style were blended into an aggressive show of speed and car control.
http://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 16 / NIGHT TOUGE 4: Underglow Comeback Tour! Drift Event, 3 - 11:00 pm. Drifting under the lights at SPIRIT.jp DRIFT CIRCUIT! We will use our MAIN CIRCUIT layout with some added light features around the course to up the safety and visibility for Drivers. Functional headlights & at least ONE functioning running light and brake light in the rear is REQUIRED. NON-OEM light bar, or LED rear tail light is OK. Under-glow, strobes, and wild lights are HIGHLY encouraged. Let's light this place up! MSREG.com/NIGHTTOUGE4 to register! Spectators welcome! $10 adults, $5 for kids, and under 3 is free. This event is pet friendly, but please keep your pup on a leash! Spectator tickets are available the day of the event at the registration tent!

Sun, Nov 17 / Soukoukai Practice Drift Event #4, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Exciting Driving! Drivers will be broken down into 3 group; Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Driver's will be bumped up or down depending on skill level shown during the morning sessions. This is an open practice layout. Maximum seat time and aggressive style driving. Drift Games will be held at Lunch. The game can and will vary, but will be 100% focused on you displaying your progression!  Tech Basics - Don't have leaking fluids. Don't have missing lugs. Securely mounted seats. All aero present at the time of Tech. Fire Extinguisher on hand. Most importantly, prepare to have fun, and drive so much you'll be exhausted! :)  Get ready to learn! SPECTATORS WELCOME! $10 adults, $5 kids and under 3 is free! Pet friendly, but please pick up after them! TICKETS available the day of at the registration tent!

Sat, Nov 23 / Skid Pad Sessions #1, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 1 on 1 instruction will have one of our Advanced Instructors sitting side by side with you, coaching you through each phase of learning. A classroom session will also be a new addition to this event, focusing on teaching you the fundamentals of what you need to know starting off, such as; tire pressures, how to choose the right tire, suspension setup, throttle control, how to initiate drift with various techniques, Q&A and much more! THIS is the go-to event for learning to DRIFT and if you are new to the sport, we strongly recommend starting off with a SKID PASS SESSIONS event! Let's develop you into the driver you hope to be, and have a ton of fun while doing so! Driver spots are capped at 25 for maximum seat time. Pre-register by heading over to www.msreg.com/SKIDPADSESSIONS1  Let's ENJOY DRIFT TOGETHER! 



REGIONAL AUTO RACING/MOTORSPORTS

Larry King Law's Langley Speedway
3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton
America's Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.
www.langley-speedway.com
Schedule (Date / Event): Weekly Saturday Racing - Gates open at 2:00 pm, Qualifying at 4:30 pm, Racing starts at 7:00 pm

Sat, Dec 7 / 2nd Annual Snowball Brawl, 1 - 5:00 pm. The 2019 season isn't over yet! The Snowball Brawl makes its return with some holiday season destruction!


Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway
4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA
A ½-mile clay surface with 14 degree banking in both corners and 4 degrees on the front and back stretch. Divisions: Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Limited Stock Car, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Models, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and mud bogs. Virginia Motor Speedway runs on select Saturday nights April through the first week of October, Closed on RIR NASCAR weekends (check website for schedule of events).
www.vamotorspeedway.com
Schedule (Date / Event): Competitor Gates Open, 3 pm; Spectator Gates Open, 5 pm; Drivers Meeting, 5:45 pm; Hot Lap Qualifying, 6:30 pm; Driver Registration / Pit Pass Window Closes, 6:30 pm; Racing, 8 pm.

2019 Season is a wrap!


Southside Speedway
12800 Genito Rd., Midlothian, VA
"The Toughest Short Track in the South," Chesterfield County's favorite family-friendly venue! Locally owned and operated, Southside Speedway has been a fixture in Chesterfield County since 1959. With a paved 1/3 mile oval track located on Genito Road, and featuring races from six different divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCARs, Legends and Bandoleros. The speedway draws drivers both locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
www.southsidespeedway.net
Schedule (Date / Event):

Wrapped up our 60th anniversary year!


Richmond Dragway
1955 Portugee Rd., Sandston, VA
Richmond Dragway is a 1/4 mile International Hot Rod Association sanctioned drag racing facility in Sandston, VA. The site features 130 acres with a full service concession stand, VP Fuel Station, and a 3 story Timing and Scoring tower.
www.richmonddragway.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 9 / Test and Tune, 10 am - 4 pm

Sat, Nov 16 / getfast1.com RVA List, and Test N Tune, 10 am - 5 pm

Sat, Nov 23 / Test and Tune, 10 am - 4 pm


Richmond International Raceway (RIR)
600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA
Known as America's Premier Short Track, RIR offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what "Racing Perfection" truly is.
http://www.richmondracewaycomplex.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 9 / Track Laps. Take your vehicle for a spin around Richmond Raceway. Experience what it is like to take the banks of America's Premier Short Track. For just $20, you can take five laps around the historic 3/4-mile D-shaped oval, under the lights beginning at 4 pm. https://foundation.nascar.com/public/nascar/richmond?event_id=77

Sun, Nov 17 / Import Expo. A Collective Gathering of the 1st ANNUAL IMPORTEXPO event in conjunction with Honda Super Meet exclusively at the Richmond Raceway in Virginia. This event will be in the Exhibition Building.  http://www.importexpousa.com/


Dominion Raceway & Entertainment
Exit 118 I-95, 6501 Dominion Raceway Ave., Woodford, VA
Representing a new model for Motorsports facilities and Entertainment venues. Dominion Raceway & Entertainment is a multipurpose facility located on "America's Main Street", I-95. Located between Washington DC and Richmond VA the complex includes: a two-mile road course, a 4/10ths mile paved NASCAR oval, 1/8th mile drag strip, festival concert venue and more. Our 36,600 square foot building includes meeting space, hospitality and a full service kitchen and bar.
www.dominionraceway.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 9 /  No Prep Street Racing, Hosted by Modified DMV, 11 am - 4 pm. We are heading into the end of the season. Come out on our true never prepped track for some true street 1/8 mile action. Bring your friends bring your family call out your rivals!! See who has the quickest car in a true street scenario where your tire and driving ability actually come into play! Don't be scared come out and enjoy some racing along with great food at 118 bar and grill located on the 2nd floor!!! $20 to race all day!!! $10 to spectate!

Sat, Nov 16 /  No Prep Street Racing, Hosted by Modified DMV, 11 am - 4 pm. We are heading into the end of the season. Come out on our true never prepped track for some true street 1/8 mile action. Bring your friends bring your family call out your rivals!! See who has the quickest car in a true street scenario where your tire and driving ability actually come into play! Don't be scared come out and enjoy some racing along with great food at 118 bar and grill located on the 2nd floor!!! $20 to race all day!!! $10 to spectate!

Sun, Nov 17 / DR Track Attack. 1-4 pm Track Attack is a safe, constructive, and fun experience that only costs $99 in advance or $119 at-track. No helmet is required and almost any street legal car, truck, or SUV can be used - rain or shine! It's a great starting point before signing up for a faster road course offering like TrackCross or HPDRE. Registration is limited to 20 cars per event, so please sign up ASAP.

Fri, Nov 22 /  No Prep Street Racing, Hosted by Modified DMV, 6:00 pm. We are heading into the end of the season. Come out on our true never prepped track for some true street 1/8 mile action. Bring your friends bring your family call out your rivals!! See who has the quickest car in a true street scenario where your tire and driving ability actually come into play! Don't be scared come out and enjoy some racing along with great food at 118 bar and grill located on the 2nd floor!!! $20 to race all day!!! $10 to spectate!

Sun, Dec 8 / DR Track Attack. 1-4 pm Track Attack is a safe, constructive, and fun experience that only costs $99 in advance or $119 at-track. No helmet is required and almost any street legal car, truck, or SUV can be used - rain or shine! It's a great starting point before signing up for a faster road course offering like TrackCross or HPDRE. Registration is limited to 20 cars per event, so please sign up ASAP.


Virginia Motorsports Park
Dinwiddie, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA
Built in 1994, a state of the art multi-million dollar facility encompassing 500 acres featuring: Drag Strip, Mud Bog Pit, Truck and Tractor Pull Arena, Motocross facility, and a BMX Track.
www.virginiamotorsports.com
Schedule (Date / Event):

Fri-Sun, Nov 8-10 / Fall ET Challenge

Sat, Nov 16 / US Drift - SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM. https://www.usdrift.com/


Virginia International Raceway (VIR)
1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA
Chosen as one of Car & Driver's Top 6 tracks in the nation, Virginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston, Virginia. VIR hosts a wide range of professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing and track events, and is well established as "America's Motorsport Resort."
http://virnow.com/
Schedule (Date / Event):

Thu-Fri, Nov 7-8 / TrackDaze. www.trackdaze.com

Mon, Nov 11 / Formula Experience's (Full Course)

Fri, Nov 15 / The Holiday Laps. Event is open to the public from 8:00am - 4:00pm and benefits the local Salvation Army. No reservations, just first-come first-served. Note this event is an opportunity for the general public to drive their own personal vehicles on VIR's scenic 3.27 mile Full Course at brisk highway speeds with pace and chase cars controlling the action. All you have to do is show up and pay the entry fee of $25, which will buy your first +/- 20-minute session on track. 

Sat-Sun, Nov 16-17 / Track Club USA (Full Course).  www.trackclubusa.com

Mon-Tue, Nov 18-19 / Formula Experience's (Patriot Course/Pad)

Sat, Nov 23 / Formula Experience's (Patriot Course/Pad)

Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8 / ChampCar 8+7 Enduros (North Course). https://champcar.org/ 



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