VIR Named Outstanding Facility of 2013 OLOA
Virginia International Raceway Named Outstanding Facility
of the 2013 Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine
WILMETTE, IL – June 20, 2013 – National Speedway Directory, presented the outstanding facility award to Virginia International Raceway following the 2013 Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented By Grassroots Motorsports Magazine.
Virginia International Raceway, located in Alton, Virginia is one the nation’s legendary racetracks. Originally opened in 1957, the facility hosted racing until the mid-1970’s when it was closed due to economic hardships. It was rediscovered in 1998, when it was redeveloped into a vacation destination centered around road racing. Reopened in 2000, it quickly became one of the favorite venues for cars, motorcycles and karts. The various circuits offer a compelling challenge for amateur and professional enthusiasts.
Special recognition was given to Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, Florida for being the fastest facility in the history of the One Lap of America. In addition, the BMW Performance Center – Greer, South Carolina was recognized for the being the host facility for the One Lap of America.
“The awards recognize the unique characteristics that appeal to the participants of the One Lap of America,” said Tim Frost, publisher of National Speedway Directory. “We are pleased to acknowledge the selections of the competitors in this year’s event.”
The awards were presented at the banquet following the 30th running to the Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. The 2013 event had 65 teams, 130 competitors participating in 17 stages at 10 tracks and traveled 3,400 miles through 14 states over eight days.
“Competitors are looking to visit new venues, but tradition and legacy remain important,” said Brock Yates, Jr., Event Coordinator of the One Lap of America. “To draw new drivers, this event varies its route annually to offer unique tracks that tests their skills and machines.”
National Speedway Directory and Track Guide
National Speedway Directory (www.speedwaysonline.com) is an information source for the motorsports industry. It prints listing of oval tracks, drag strips, road courses, sanctions, publications, museums and race schedules. National Speedway Directory has been published annually since 1975.
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One Lap of America
The Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine (www.onelapofamerica.com) is a motorsports contest run exclusively on private, closed courses. The legendary Brock Yates created the infamous Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy in the 1970’s. The current edition is headed by Brock Yates, Jr. and the 2014 event will be the 31th annual running of the event.
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Timothy W. Frost, Publisher Brock Yates, Jr., Event Coordinator
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