Thursday, July 30, 2020

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA

"Sorry folks, Hampton Roads is Closed. Governor said so!"

(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)

Fri, Jul 31 - Pop Up Drive In USA: Frozen II

Fri, Jul 31 - Pop Up Drive In USA: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Sat, Aug 1 - [CANX UFN] (1st Sat) Cars and Coffee Virginia Beach

Sat, Aug 1 - 2020 Suffolk Hardee's Weekly Cruise In

Sat, Aug 1 - RC Drift Night

Sat, Aug 1 - [CANX] 2020 Classic Cruiser Cruise-Ins

Sat, Aug 1 - Pop Up Drive In USA: Onward

Sat, Aug 1 - Pop Up Drive In USA: Jurassic Park

Sun, Aug 2 - Sunday Slides

Sun, Aug 2 - [CANX] Classic Car/Truck/Motorcycle/Tractor Cruise in

Sun, Aug 2 - [POSTPONED UFN] 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster Classic Car Raffle

Wed, Aug 5 - RC Drift Night

Wed, Aug 5 - Wednesday Weekly Franklin Cruise-In

Wed, Aug 5 - [CANX UFN] Doumar's Weekly Cruise in

Wed, Aug 5 - Wacky Wednesday 2020

Fri, Aug 7 - FIRST Smithfield Lions Club Cruz-In

Sat, Aug 8 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News

Sat, Aug 8 - Fort Monroe Saturday Night Cruise In


Sun, Aug 9 - Wicked Cars and Coffee

Fri, Aug 14 - Cruise-In at Suffolk Executive Airport

Sat, Aug 15 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg

Sat, Aug 15 - GenRight 4x4 Meet-up

Sat, Aug 15 - FIRST Landstown Commons Cruise In

Sat, Aug 15 - MSCHVS Misfits x Misplaced Garage

Sat, Aug 15 - Summer Bangers

Sat, Aug 22 - 2019 River Oak C4 Cruise-In

Sat, Aug 22 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk

Sat, Aug 22 - Yorktown cars and Coffee

Sat, Aug 22 - TRAACA Meet Up

Sat, Aug 29 - Rides and Coffee Virginia Beach

(scroll down for Club and Regional Motorsports Events)

Sat, Aug 15 - [CANX] VB Strong Memorial Car/Truck and Light Show

Sat, Aug 22 - [CANX] Fueling The Music Car Show

Sat, Aug 29 - [RESCHED] 16th Annual Spring Dust Off - Cruisn' thru the Decades

Sun, Aug 30 - Sumospeed Springfest 20 Sponsored By SOM & Cicio Performance

Sat, Oct 10 - RESCHED: 2nd Annual George E Smith Memorial Car Show

Sun, Oct 11 - RESCHED: Light the Night Car and Light Show - Fighting Leukemia

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.
Schedule (Date / Event):

Sun, Aug 2 / Drift Clinic: Full Circuit/Mini-Circuits/Skid Pads, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Drivers will hone in their skills while having an instructor guide them through basic Drift Training. Bring a pad & paper; you're going back to school! One on one instructor time provides NOVICES a chance to fire away questions at our instructors/advanced drivers! No question is a bad question, so ask away! Get taught the basics and fundamentals of Drifting and drift car up-keep! Utilizing our main SPIRIT CIRCUIT, AND our Skid Pad Sessions layout, we bring to you the MOST seat time of any of our events! 1 full circuit, 2 mini-circuits, 3 figure 8 pads and 3 donuts pads plus advanced instruction will help YOU learn to DRIFT! 

Apex Track Events
We give classroom training to new high performance drivers then put trained instructors in the car with students to reinforce and build upon that knowledge
Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 

Sat-Sun, Sep 12-13 / Rumble at the Roval / Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC - Join our friends SCMC and TCUSA for a weekend of open-track fun. The "on track" portion of this event will be  the  "Full Course Roval" configuration for both days which is a 2.28 mile track layout. You must be a member of one of these two clubs in order to participate in the on track portion.  You do not have to be a member to spectate or enter the car show/parade laps. Member Price for on track:  $525.00*  E-mail Tony at for questions or concerns

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.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location): Old Dominion Region SCCA 2020 Championship Solo Autocross Series Schedule. New this year: two ODR-TSCC Challenge joint autocrosses!

Sun, Aug 2 / Solo Autocross #2 / Pungo

Sun, Sep 20 / ODR-TSCC Challenge, hosted by TSCC / TBD

Sun, Oct 4 / Solo Autocross #4 / Pungo

Sun, Oct 25 / Solo Autocross #5 / Pungo

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.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location): TBA 2020

Sun, Aug 16 / TSCC Autocross Points Event 2/ TBD

Sat, Aug 29 / TSCC Summer HPDE / NCCAR

Sun, Aug 30 / TSCC Gripfest Round 2 / NCCAR

Sun, Sep 20 / ODR-TSCC Challenge / TBD

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.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):  

Fri-Sun, Jul 31-Aug 2 / ! Not-So-HyperFest ! – HPDE, Sprint Races, Time Trial, Comp School / VIR (Full Course)

Sat-Sun, Sept 12-13 / ! Unkefer Dash ! Instructor Clinic, OG Racing Hyperdrive, HPDE 1 2 3 4, Instructors, Time Trial, Racing / VIR (Full Course)


Larry King Law's Langley Speedway, 70th Anniversary Year
3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton
America's Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.
Schedule (Date / Event): 

Sat, Aug 1 / Performance Foods Race Night, Weekly Racing: Twin Late Models | Twin Super Streets | Super Trucks | Twin Pro Six | UCars

Sat, Aug 8 / Southern Ground Pounders: Southern Ground Pounders | Twin Modifieds | Twin Grand Stocks | Legends | Bandoleros | Karts | Enduros

Sat, Aug 15 / Weekly Racing: Twin Late Models | Super Streets | Twin Super Trucks | Twin Karts | Virginia Racers | Enduros

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).
Schedule (Date / Event): [Weekly Schedule of Events - 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

As many of you have already read in the newspaper and on Facebook, there will be No racing in 2020. After reading Executive Order 65, Bill Sawyer has decidied he will not operate and run the track without fans, and with the current restrictions, we do not anticipate the chance to race any time soon. For that reason we will not open for the 2020 season and will step back and get ready for an even bigger and better 2021 racing season. Stay safe and healthy.

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.
Schedule (Date / Event): 

In light of the Governor’s eased restrictions for race tracks effective 29 May, Southside Speedway would like to convey to our drivers that we will continue to monitor the situation into June. Under the current guidelines we cannot operate with fans in attendance:  “No spectators or members of the public are permitted to attend the event. This includes owners, family (unless the guardian of a minor child), as well as outside vendors. Only individuals essential to the operation of the event are permitted to attend.”
Due to this regulation, we are making the decision to remain closed, for now. Thank you for your continued patience in these difficult times.

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.
Schedule (Date / Event): 

COVID 19 Update - After much review of the guidelines to reopen Motorsports Facilities from the Commonwealth of Virginia (…/Virginia-Forward-Phase-…) many restless nights and much prayer, I have decided that for the immediate future, Richmond Dragway will not reopen during this restrictive phase of reopening. Clearly, the restrictions in place are designed to facilitate major events (with TV and outside revenues) to continue to operate (ie NASCAR) and that is more than acceptable. There were a number of deciding factors in this decision including health & safety, financial considerations and general principle.

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.
Schedule (Date / Event):  

Sun, Aug 2 / Drifting Series Drift Clinic: Full Circuit/Mini-Circuits/Skid Pads, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Come out and enjoying exciting driving from local drivers as they put on a show and entertain the crowd! Exciting fun for the whole family! Spectators are welcome at all of our monthly events! $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 13, under 3 is free! Pet Friendly! 

Sat, Aug 15 / Track Laps - 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.

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.
Schedule (Date / Event): 

Fri, Jul 31 / Open Oval Track Practice, 5:00 pm

Fri, Jul 31 / No Prep 1/8 Mile Friday Night Street Racing, 6:00 pm

Sat, Aug 1 / Saturday Night Nascar Racing 2020, 7 - 11:00 pm

Sun, Aug 2 / Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, 8:00 am

Sun, Aug 2 / Dream Drive Exotics Super Car Experience, 12:00 pm

Fri, Aug 7 / Open Oval Track Practice, 5:00 pm

Fri, Aug 7 / No Prep 1/8 Mile Friday Night Street Racing, 6:00 pm

Sat, Aug 8 / Track Attack - Get On Track Now, 5:00 pm

Sat, Aug 8 / Saturday Night Nascar Racing 2020, 7 - 11:00 pm

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.
Schedule (Date / Event): 

Fri, Jul 31-Sun, Aug 2 / 7th Annual Loose Rocker Flatout Gaskets Colonial Classic

Sat, Aug 8 / Inaugural Dirtplex Nnationals: DIGGIN’ FOR DOLLAR$

Sun, Aug 9 / Virginia Motor Sport Club, Auto Cross, 8 am

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."
Schedule (Date / Event):

July 1, 2020 "VIR will remain closed to the public until such time that the Commonwealth has given us the green flag to resume more normal operations.  VIR will continue running Private events by invitation only with limited entry until State restrictions have been lifted. The Kart Track, Tavern, Lodging facilities and paddock fuel pumps will remain closed to the public and only serve those who are
here as registered Participants of our Private events.  Our upcoming GT World Challenge America race will be run by personnel who are
deemed essential to the event and no spectators will be allowed. We remain hopeful for our Michelin GT Challenge race in August."

Fri-Sun, Jul 31–Aug 2 / NASA Racing: HPDE, Sprint Races, Time Trial, Comp School

Fri-Sun, Aug 7-9 / ChampCar Endurance Series Lifeline 24-Hour Classic

Fri-Sun, Aug 21-23 / Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship

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