Virginians have the need for speed.
VIRginia International Raceway is one of America’s premier road courses, offering professional and amateur racing for modern and vintage classes while providing contemporary resort amenities.
VIR visitors enjoy a full onsite resort, complete with amenities such as lodging, dining, an exclusive driver’s club, karting, off-road racing, shooting sports, skid pad and more.
After you’ve enjoyed the races at VIRginia International Raceway, there are many other places to burn some rubber all throughout the Commonwealth. Wherever you’re traveling from, there’s a place for you to enjoy life in the fast lane.
Here are some of the tracks Virginia has to offer:
Southside Speedway is located in Midlothian and is used for stock car auto racing. This track is better known as “the toughest short track in the south’ due to its ⅓ mile oval shape and offers drivers a challenging test due to its shorter distance and sharper turns. This track features races from six different divisions and attracts local drivers and drivers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Search for speed at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway in Hampton. Langley Speedway is a paved short track measuring 0.395 miles in length and has been home to some of stock car racing’s biggest names like Richard Petty and Chase Elliott. It’s been voted one of the top five NASCAR Weekly Racing Series tracks in the country and features NASCAR racing, concerts, car shows and more.
Travel to Jamaica, Virginia to experience Virginia Motor Speedway. This half-mile track features a clay surface and runs on select Saturday nights April through the first week of October and is closed on Richmond International Raceway NASCAR weekends. When enjoying events at Virginia Motor Speedway, spectators are invited to camp on the property for a full day of racing fun.
For racing lovers in the mountains, pay a visit to Shenandoah Speedway, where the mountain roars. This ⅜ mile asphalt race track sees plenty of action from professional and amateur racers alike. Spectators can enjoy a day at the races watching professionals, or they can pretend they’re the pro by trying the driving simulator online, taking racing classes or even renting the track and driving whatever car they would like for two hours at a time. Anyone in the valley can experience how fun fast can be.
Martinsville Speedway is located in Henry County and is bustling with racing events. This race track is 0.526 miles in length and is the shortest track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit. Due to the smaller track size, spectators are closer to the action, never being more than a few hundred yards away from the cars. Visitors can also enjoy Fast Fridays on the track where the gates open allowing fans to drive their car on the historic half mile.
For more racing options throughout Virginia, go to virginia.org/racing.
Last Updated: 5/4/2020