Local Car Hobby events for Tidewater Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic Region; including Clubs, Cruise-Ins, Meets, Shows, Driver's Ed, Auto-Cross/Solo, Clubs, etc.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA
UPDATED LISTING OF LOCAL MEETS/CRUISE-INS, UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, CLUB & MOTORSPORT EVENTS, AND REGIONAL AUTO RACING
Sat, Apr 23 - Cars, Coffee & Chocolate, sponsored by Simply Fresh Café, every Saturday morning 8 - 10:00 am, Town Center, 180 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach. Parallel street parking or surface lot parking directly across the street from the host. All makes & models welcome. Contact Bobby Sharonbobcat16@cox.net (757) 404-1406
Sat, Apr 23 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk, Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 9 - 11:00 am, JANAF Shopping Center, Military Hwy & VA Beach Blvd., Norfolk. An informal hangout for mature car enthusiasts with a passion for automobiles, who enjoy an early Saturday morning drive.
Sat, Apr 23 - Landstown Commons All Car Cruise In, 4 - 9:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 3300 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach. Come on out for this charity driven event. Sponsored by the Virginia Chevy Lovers, Custom Classic Corvette Club, Beachcombers Corvette Club, First Settlers Porsche Club and the Cody Childress Group. Flea Market/Swap Meet every 3rd Saturday. Enjoy some time with old friends and see some real nice cars.
Sat, Apr 23 - Suffolk Hardee’s Cruz-In, 4 to 9:00 pm, 2301 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. A Cruz-in will be held at Hardee’s, every Saturday night weather permitting, all year long.
Sat, Apr 23 - Classic Cruisers Saturday Night Cruise In, Coastal Community Church Parking Lot (Old Kroger Building), 5 to 9:00 pm, 101 Village Ave Yorktown. Starting April 9, running through October 15, 2016. $2.00 admission. Open to all Vehicles, all years. All proceeds go to Charities of the month. Music provided. Plenty of restaurants available. Hope to see you there. Contact: Vince at 757-952-7373
Sat, Apr 23 - Spring Saturdays 2K16 Meet, Walmart Supercenter Virginia Beach, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am, 4821 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Hosted By Too Much Muscle. Taking over the scene for Saturday night meets. Looking for max participation. Please be respectful of the area. No burnouts or overly loud music. We need to work together to make sure we can keep having future meets. Feel free to invite any and every one. Weather looks to be decent this weekend.
Thu, Apr 28 - DQ Thursday Night Cruise-In, 5:00 pm, Dairy Queen on Portsmouth Blvd. near Chesapeake Square Mall, Western Branch section of Chesapeake. Every Thursday night starting April 7. Come earlier for best parking and stay as late as you wish. We end our DQ Cruise-In’s on Halloween Night with a Trunk-R-Treat for the kids and grownups. Contact Ray Hinman at 757-672-9081.
Fri, Apr 29 - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers: Let’s Talk Cars, Truck, & Motorcycles, 5:30 pm, Main Street Center, Gloucester. Yes, MPCC has moved the cruise-in back to FRIDAY! The cruise-in is from 6 pm to 30 minutes after dusk Friday nights to October 14, 2016. Donations of $1.00 or more is asked to help support the donations MPCC provides to local organizations and charities. The cruise-in is open at all makes, models, and years. Weekly Cruiser of the Week trophies will be awarded!
Fri, Apr 29 - Kmart VB Meet, 8:30 - 11:59 pm, Kmart, 550 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach. Come out and enjoy the weekly K-Mart Meet. Any and all welcome! No burnouts/high revving/loud bass. Please pick up all trash please.
Fri, Apr 29 - Official : Summer Nights 2K16, 9:00 pm - 12:00 am, 1101 N. King St., Hampton. Tri - City Event, each Friday we will be hosting in a different city. Import Obsessions, Adrinline Vapes & Affiliated will be doing meets here on the weekends throught out the summer, the shop will have random items for sale, feel free to come on out!!
Fri, Apr 29 - Innovative Car Meet, 9:00 pm, 701 Middle St., Williamsburg. Movie Tavern parking garage. Come out to the next car meet, the last one had a awesome turn out. It may have a different name but it’s still gonna be the same rules, location etc. The rules go as follows, 1.no burning out or obnoxiously revving during the meet AND LEAVING. 2. Respect the environment and clean up after yourselves. 3. No loud music during the meet, anyone who can’t abide by these rules will be asked to leave. But anyone is welcome whether your in a high end sports car or a pt cruiser. Just come out and have a good time.
Wed, May 4 - Franklin Cruise-In, Every Wed thru Sep 14, 5:00 pm until sundown, parking lot in front of the Fire Station, Downtown Franklin. This is a family friendly environment for everyone. NEW THIS YEAR: We will have 3 classes of vehicles at registration. Under 1972 cars and trucks; 1972 and newer cars and trucks; Motorcycle (2 and 3 wheeled vehicles). One ticket per vehicle/per class given each week for a chance to win the Grand Finale Prize Money. We want to encourage all car and motorcycle enthusiasts to join us in beautiful downtown Franklin. Looking forward to seeing you there. Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FranklinCruiseIn.
Fri, May 6 - Cruz thru and Fish Fry, Shorty’s Diner, 5 - 9:00 pm, 627 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg. Come join Shorty’s Diner every Friday thru Oct and check out some of the coolest Hot Rods, Street Cars, Trucks and Bikes in the area. Always GREAT food and GREAT people. WWW.ShortysDinerVA.com. 757-603-6674
Fri, May 6 - The Smithfield Lions Club Friday Night Cruz in, Sentara St Luke’s Healthcare, 6 to 9:00 pm, 20209 Sentara Way (off US 258, Brewers Neck Road), Carrollton. Dates are the first and third Fridays from April through October. Folks usually start arriving around 5:30. Lion Tom Norris will be spinning the great oldies, and Bubba and Franks will have hot food and cold drinks on site. Proceeds support Smithfield Lions charity efforts. For further info watch our Facebook page or call Lion Tim Marinelli (757-371-6061) or Lion Tom Norris (757-570-0471). All years/types of vehicles welcome.
Sat, May 7 - (1st Sat-New Time) Virginia Beach Cars & Coffee, La Promenade Shops, 6 - 9:00 am, 1860 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. This is a casual gathering of car enthusiasts the first Saturday each month to talk cars and share a cup of coffee in the West Hilltop area of Virginia Beach, which features ample parking and Java surf Café & Espresso Bar on location. Please be courteous to the businesses in the shopping center and leave the lot at 9 am promptly. https://www.facebook.com/groups/115284668486129/
Sat, May 14 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, Aromas Newport News, 8 - 11:00 am, 706 Town Center Drive, Newport News. 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. Please: No revving, No Burnouts, No loud music, No parking in loading/fire zones, No double parking. Please be respectful and most of all.
Sun, May 15 - Imports Love Domestics Meet And Cruise, Newport News Family YMCA, 10:00 am, 7827 Warwick Blvd, Newport News. This is the meet up before the cruise to the bigger meet in South Hill, Va. Anyone is welcome to join. A group of 20 would be amazing! That is the current goal. If there are any questions contact me and I will be more than welcome to help. It is a bit of a drive so make sure to be ready for a day of cars and driving! And by all means. Have fun!
Sat, May 21 - (3rd Sat) Williamsburg Cars & Coffee, The Coffeehouse, 8 - 10:00 am, 5251 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg. C&C Williamsburg is an informal gathering of people with a passion for automobiles. Come on out and share a cup of coffee with the enthusiast you met last month, or plan to make new friends to compare your mods with next month! http://www.carsandcoffeewilliamsburg.com/
UPCOMING SHOWS ETC.
Sat, Apr 23 - Hampton Roads Autobody Association Annual Car Show, Khedive Shrine Center, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 645 Woodlake Dr., Chesapeake. Benefiting the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Open to: Street Rod/Machines, Modified, Classic Muscle, Modern Muscle, Antique, Truck. Entry Fee: $20.00 Pre Registered - $25.00 Day of Show. Registration starts at 10 am, judging starts at 2 pm, Trophies at 3:30 pm. All Pre-Registered Entries receive T-Shirt; First 50 day of show entries will receive a T-Shirt.http://www.hraa.net/event/hampton-roads-autobody-association-annual-car-show/
Sat, Apr 23 - Chrome Pony Mustang Spring Car Show, Hall Ford/Hyundai, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 1310 N. Road St., Business Rt. 17, Elizabeth City, NC. To benefit Kids First. Open to all makes and models. Registration $20.00 Door prizes, awards, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Food, music and lots of fun! Rain date April 30, 2016. Contact Jeff LaDonde 252-370-5960 or Spicer 252-267-3253. More info at www.chromeponymustangclub.com
Fri/Sat, Apr 29/30 - 44th Annual colonial Williamsburg Rod Run, visit website listed for more detailed info. Jesse Matthews is show coordinator. If more info is needed contact Mike McCrea club president. 757-771-3770 | Email: email@example.com | www.tsra-va.com
Sat, Apr 30 - Zion Christian Church Annual Car And Bike Show, 10:00 am, 5200 Quaker Drive, Suffolk. Registration @ 9am. Event begins @ 10am. Rain date, Saturday, May 14. Free admission, good food, fun, prizes awardee o to best in show. Entry fee donation, $20 per car; $20 per bike and $5 per bike passenger. Contact Leon Boone @ 535-1250 or Lorenzo Copeland @617-4993. Location: 5200 Quaker Drive, Suffolk, Va. Bring your pop up tent and lawn chair. There will be turning room for trailers. Parking on asphalt.www.zionsuffolk.org
Sat, Apr 30 - Open Doors Presents “All Wheels” Car Show, First Colonial Advance Auto Parts, 12 - 3:00 pm, 550 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach. Calling all MC’s, AC’s, GC’s and Car enthusiast come out and join us for music, food, cars and fun sponsored by Advance Auto Parts and hosted by yours truly OpenDoors enjoy 10% off entire store also earn the chance to win the raffle. This is a family event so leave the drama elsewhere.
Sun, May 1 - 6th Annual LCPL Cody S. Childers All Wheels Show, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Corner of Princess Anne and Dam Neck roads, Virginia Beach. Our 6th Annual “All Wheels” Car/Truck & Cycle Show. Registration Donation: $25 and Free All Wheels T-shirts while supplies Last. Registration will be open from 10 am to 12 pm and show will run 12 to 3 pm. We will have raffles that day also. Award for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places. Lots of restaurants and shopping to visit thru out the day along with the amazing All Wheels Show. DJ and a really Fun Day! http://wecaremarines.com/
Sun, May 1 - Third Annual St Patrick Catholic School Car Show, 2 – 4:00 pm, St. Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Ave., Norfolk. In the Green Parking Lot (Behind the School). It’s time for the 3rd Annual Saint Patrick Catholic School Car Show! Come see cool cars - new and old - and talk with car owners about their special vehicle. Kids can enjoy exploring rescue vehicles and playing games on the Green. Hawaiian Sno will be in attendance too!
Fri-Sun, May 6-8 - Chevrolet Monsters On the Beach, The Oceanfront at 5th Street Beach Stage and 6th Street, Virginia Beach. Monsters are taking over the beach at Chevrolet Monsters on the Beach, presented by Pungo Off Road! This wildly-popular event brings thrills and chills to the Virginia Beach oceanfront as monster trucks battle for ultimate sand domination! This family-targeted event is loud, fast, and exciting. A course is built right on the beach at 6th Street, with bleachers overlooking from the boardwalk. Sand dunes and junk cars combine to make the race course fast and fun for drivers and spectators alike. This is a ticketed event, with prices designed to fit the family budget. Each of the four shows is approximately two hours in length.http://www.beachstreetusa.com/
Sat, May 7 - Southeastern Virginia Mustang Club Spring Show, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. All Makes and Models Show. Pre-register $20, or $25 day of show. All proceeds go to Fisher House Foundation, to provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. Sponsored by Density Vapor, and JLT Performance.www.sevmc.org
Sat, May 7 - Coastal Community Church Building Fund Car Show, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, (Old Kroger Building) 101 Village Ave., Yorktown. Open to all makes and models of Cars and Motorcycles. Registration 10:00. Show runs until 3:00. Trophies awarded to Top 25. Music, 50/50. Plenty of restaurants available. No Rain Date. Contact Vince, 757-952-7373
Sat, May 14 - Town Center Corvette & Porsche Classic Car Showcase, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Virginia Beach Town Center. The Town Center Corvette & Porsche Classic Car Showcase is a premier classic car show featuring one of the most impressive collections of Corvettes and Porsches - of yesterday and today - ever assembled, will be held on the streets of Town Center. Show hours will be 10 am-3:30 pm. Registration fee: $20 pre-registration per vehicle (by May 6) / $25 day of Showcase. Click to register your vehicle:http://bit.ly/1PL905L
Sat, May 21 - Oscar Smith High School Band Custom Car Show, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Oscar Smith High School 1994 Tiger Dr., Chesapeake. Come out and support the Oscar Smith HS Band for our annual fundraiser custom car show. Bring your antique, classic, or modern car or truck. Open to all makes and models. If you think it’s cool bring it and show it off! First 50 pre-registered receive a dash plaque! Trophies for: People’s Choice, Band Director’s Choice, and School Principal’s Choice. Don’t miss the yard sale going on in the parking lot too! Pre-registration by May 1st: $15. Day of show: $20. Make checks or money order payable to OSBBC. Mail to: 1104 Wadena Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23320.
Sat, May 21 - Salem High School Marching SunDevil Band Car Show & More, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 1993 SunDevil Drive, Virginia Beach. This is a family friendly event, free to spectators! (Participants and vendors, see applications for fees.) Come check out the best cars, trucks and motorcycles in the Hampton Roads area! Try some of the many food vendors while you shop, and listen to some fabulous live entertainment. Grab a partner and sign up for the CORNHOLE tournament, or enter our ROCKABILLY hairstyle contest! We have something for EVERYONE!
Sat, May 21 - 1st Annual ‘Sweetest Ride Around’ Car and Bike Show, 1 - 6:00 pm, King’s Fork HS, 361 King’s Fork Rd., Suffolk. Hosted by the Kings fork High School Band Boosters. Muscle Cars, Classic Cars, Custom Cars, Bikes. Pre-register for $15, $20 at the gate. Vendors’, concessions, 50/50 raffle. For more information and registration please contact Denise at 919-537-1132 or Tasha at 757-630-8702 or you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Web Site: kfhsbands.wordpress.com | Flyer Link:https://kfhsbands.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/car-show-flyer121.pdf
Sun, May 22 - Stop the 22 Auto Show, Density Vapor, 12 - 5:00 pm, 701 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. This event is to raise awareness to the “Stop The 22” organization, and to let vets and active military members know there is help. And what better way to do so than with our passions? Cars, people. Cars. And thanks to the people at Density Vapors we are hosting the first of, hopefully many, annual charity car shows. We will have vendors, prize raffles, a 50/50 draw, and live music. There will also be awards given for a wide array of classes. All are welcome to show or spectate. If you’d like to pre-register, just roll over to Density Vapors to register your car/bike/truck. Pre-registration is $15, or you can pay $20 at the door. All proceeds are going to “Stop The 22”. Pre-registrations ends May 13, 2016.
Fri, May 27 - Night Moves 2016 Meets, Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Regional Training Center, 7 - 10:00 pm, 2044 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach. Brought to you by Sumospeed and sponsored by Street Syndicate. There will be an entry cover of $5.00 for the meet. This helps us cover rental of the property, bathrooms, and other features of the event. For 2016 we again will have Dj El Capone playing music each night, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA on site each month with some RC drift action and of course Sumospeed with event merchandise for you to purchase. Chops Creative will be there yet again for our official Night Moves coverage this season. The same rules apply as last season: No revving, No speeding or burnouts in the parking lot, No excessively loud music or bass, Clean up after yourselves, we are all adults, No alcohol. If you have any questions or concerns about these conditions, VBPD will be on hand to address them. We look forward to seeing you out this year! Spread the word!
Sat, Jun 4 - Bayside Masonic Lodge All Makes and Models Car Show, Bayside Masonic Lodge #218, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, 1465 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach. Bayside Masonic Lodge All Makes and Models Car Show, Join us for a charity car show with awards.
Sat, Jun 4 - Huge Car Show, Grafton Baptist Church, 5440 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown. Please bring out your vehicle’s! It’s going to absolutely fun for the whole family! Games, prizes, raffles and great food! Any vehicle or motorcycles are more than welcome!
AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/CLUB RACING/ROAD RALLY
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.
Porsche Club of America (PCA) - First Settlers Region (Zone 2) The Porsche Club of America First Settlers Region desires the comfort of good friends and good conversation, and we praise to a fault the world’s finest automobile. With those attributes, our club has grown to over 600 Active Members throughout Virginia. We race each other, show our prized possessions, conduct rallies, autocrosses and tours. The Club sponsors driver education, restoration and technical sessions. We know our Porsche, or Porsches if we’re lucky, inside and out. Our Newsletter, Horizontally Opposed, which tells our stories and provides an insider view to everything Porsche. www.fsrpca.org
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Sat/Sun, Apr 30/May 1 / Spring 2016 HPDE / Dominion Raceway, Woodford, VA
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 Academi and North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Sat, Apr 23 / Gripfest 10 / NCCAR
Sun, Apr 24 / Autocross #2 / NCCAR
Sat, May 7 / Spring Track Attack / Academi Training Center, Moyock, NC
Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Old Dominion Region The Old Dominion Region (Number 63) is part of the 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, May 1 / Solo / Pungo
Sun, Jun 5 / Solo / Pungo
Sun, Jul 3 / Fourth of July Solo / Pungo
Sun, Aug 7 / Solo / Pungo
AUTO RACING / MOTORSPORTS
Langley Speedway 3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton America’s Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award. http://www.langley-speedway.com/
Events: Still Closed
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Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079 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). http://www.vamotorspeedway.com/
Sat, Apr 16 - Aaron’s Weekly Racing: Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Collision One Limited Stock Cars., Competitor Gates Open 4 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.
Sat, Apr 23 - Off - RIR Weekend
Sat, Apr 30 - Aaron’s Weekly Racing: Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Collision One Limited Stock Cars.
Virginia Motorsports Park Dinwiddie, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803 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. http://www.virginiamotorsports.com/drag/
Fri, Apr 22 - Street Wars / Street Points
Sat, Apr 23 - EOPM Pro Mods / Outlaw Index / Qtr. Mile Pro / Test-n-Tune
Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, Thornburg, 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 will include meeting space, hospitality and a full service kitchen and bar. http://www.dominionraceway.com/
Sat, Apr 30 - Hard Times Cafe Four Mile Fork 175 (Public Event) (Oval Track): Late Model Dominion Stock UCar Legends Bandolero, Gates at 2 pm Racing at 7 pm.
Richmond International Raceway (RIR) 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.rir.com/?homepage=true
Fri-Sun, Apr 22-24 - ToyotaCare 250 and Toyota Owners 400 Weekend. The ToyotaCare 250 and Toyota Owners 400 highlight the April weekend at RIR, but there’s some excellent on-track action on Friday, April 22 as well! See both series take to America’s Premier Short Track for practice, and see who’ll start out front on Sunday’s race with Sprint Cup Pole Qualifying.
Virginia International Raceway (VIR) 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/