Where Genteel Southern Charm Clocks in Around 130 MPH
Where Genteel Southern Charm Clocks in Around 130 MPH

Hop in your car and drive 20 minutes north of Roxboro and you’ll find one of the top six road courses in the United States. Virginia International Raceway has been a favorite among racers since 1957. Its high-speed straights, white-knuckle turns and dramatic elevation changes are unlike any other course out there.

VIR, as is it commonly known, is America’s first “Motorsport Resort.” Here, Race enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies alike can find the perfect weekend escape. Spanning more than 1300 acres, the massive complex offers a unique combination of racetrack, skeet shooting, pistol and rifle ranges, karting, and now a Formula One Experience.

The formula one program is exclusive to VIR and is not found at any other race track in America. It’s a true bucket list experience, albeit one that will have you questioning your sanity at 130 mph.

Formula Experiences are designed for drivers who’ve always dreamed of racing glory. They’re also designed for people who just want to have fun. To that end, these experiences emphasize small groups (no more than 12 participants) and a substantial amount of track time.

Suited up and trained for safety, Drivers are paired with a fleet of Radicals that are both light and remarkably quick. How quick? How about zero to sixty in just 3.1 seconds and pulling 2.3 g in cornering quick? It’s far more likely that you’ll find your own limits as a driver before you bump up against theirs.

Get past the closeness of the cockpit and you find your confidence increasing with each lap. A professionally piloted lead car helps keep drivers on a pace that matches their comfort zone. It’s a built-in safety valve and also a learning tool that will help drivers improve performance throughout the day.

A typical day on the track includes:
For those who book a two-day experience, there is also the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lap VIR under cover of darkness in a ride-along Radical outfitted with off-road projector beams.

So, buckle up and head over to Person County. Meet some new friends in need of an adrenaline fix. Set a couple personal speed records. Catch a few bugs in your teeth because you can’t stop smiling. Because, as we like to say, racing is better in Person!

For more details or to book your Formula Experience today, contact Brenda LeCocq at 434-822-7700 Ext. 105.

To plan you after-racing meals, lodging and entertainment, visit us online at https://itsbetterinperson.com/