If you are into your cars and motorbikes and your motorsports, then there is one place that you really need to pay a visit to and that is the VIR Resort, which is located on Pine Tree Road, Alton, Virginia. This is a multi-purpose road course that has a wide variety of car and motorbike racing events each year that attract thousands of motorsport fans from all over the world. As well as professional races, there are also plenty of events for amateur racers.
While it is safe to say that racing is at the heart of the VIR resort, it is not the only thing that is attractive about this 1,300-acre piece of land that is located on the border between Virginia and North Carolina. It is a complete vacation destination as there are plenty of onsite lodging options - you can stay in a hotel, rent a villa, or pitch a tent and camp. When you are not watching a racing event, you can explore the lush forest and the rolling hills or you can do a bit of skeet shooting, karting, off-road racing, or test your aim at a shooting range. When you have worked up an appetite and a thirst, there are plenty of places where you can go and satiate your hunger and quench your thirst. In short, there is enough here to keep you highly entertained for the duration of your visit.
The VIR resort first opened to the public back in 1957 and was one of the United States’ first permanent road circuits. The track is so perfect that it has barely been changed at all in the last six decades. The only thing that was altered was the width of some parts of the track, but this was only done to improve the levels of safety.
However, the rest of the resort has undergone a significant transformation from its humble beginning. The VIR Resort as we see it today came it being when new owners took over in 2000. They saw the potential for this resort to become one of the best motorsport resorts in the world and they set about achieving this aim. In the two decades since, it is safe to say their vision has been recognised as the VIR resort has received international acclaim from all over the world and is a racetrack that all professional drivers love to race on.
If you live nearby and are looking for a place to drive your classic, sports, or high-performance car, then you might want to think about becoming a member at the VIR Resort. When you become a member, you will receive twenty exclusive driving days every year (2 to 8 hours on the track depending on how busy it it). Members are required to have a HPDE (High-performance Driver Education), a helmet, and seat belts. Members will be provided with coaching and instructions to ensure that nobody ends up seriously injured. There are also some Advanced Driving Instructors who, for an extra fee, can be hired to help you improve your driving skills.
If becoming a member is something that is really interesting you, then head on over to the resort and speak to a member of staff. They will be happy to sit down with you and discuss the fees as well as the benefits of becoming a member.
If you are a big motorsports fan and you are thinking about marrying someone who is also a big fan of motorsports, then there every possibility that you are looking for the perfect wedding venue for your dream day. If this is the case, then you will probably be ecstatic to hear that you can celebrate your big day that the VIR resort. In our opinion, there is no better place to have a wedding if you love your motorsports. You will have a day that you will be able to remember fondly for the rest of your happily married life.