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VIR suspends operations until April 1

SoVaNow.com / March 19, 2020
Virginia International Raceway will be suspending operations through April 1 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

VIR president Kerrigan Smith saying in a press release, “there is no playbook for how to handle times like this. So, we have to rely on what we feel is the most responsible course of action. As of now that is to suspend VIR’s operations until April 1 in the hopes that this pandemic settles down and our season can move forward. I understand there are many creative ways that we still could conduct our scheduled events, but we choose to be proactive in doing what is best for our guests, staff and those in our surrounding community.

“We ask that everyone please use common sense and keep things in perspective, hopefully humanity will shine through in these uncertain times.”

VIR is icelebrating 20 years since the track returned to life through the partnership of Connie Nyholm and Harvey Siegel. Siegel being the driving force to reopen the track, closed since 1974, and turn it into a racetrack resort has since retired; Nyholm is now CEO/owner.

The road-course track hosted the opening race of the 2020 season for the SCCA over the weekend.

The revamped facility held its first race on March 17, 2000. VIR employs over 300 and first opened in August 1957.





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