Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Laps VIR Six Seconds Slower than ZL1

Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Laps VIR Six Seconds Slower than ZL1
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In a venerable perry and thrust response to Ford’s Boss 302 Mustang, Chevrolet is releasing the Camaro SS 1LE: a track-ready version of its 6.2-liter grunting hedgehog of a muscle car. Continue Reading...

Top Gear USA Consulting Producer Wrecks Camaro ZL1

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Top Gear USA Consulting Producer Wrecks Camaro ZL1
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Rumors ran through Twitter today, stirring a frenzy of questions and snarky comments after word escaped that someone wrecked a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Virginia International Raceway today. Well, it turns out that the rumors were true and the wrecker was Top Gear USA consulting producer Aaron Gold. The picture appeared on Gold’s Facebook page,… Continue Reading...

Peter Cunningham Clinches World Challenge GTS Championship With RTR Acura TSX

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Peter Cunningham Clinches World Challenge GTS Championship With RTR Acura TSX
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Earlier this year, we heard word that RealTime Racing would be making the jump to the World Challenge GTS class. And just like that, in what was supposed to be a much more competitive class with even faster cars, RealTime driver and company owner Peter Cunningham has maneuvered his No. 43 RTR Acura TSX all… Continue Reading...

Dodge’s Ralph Gilles Takes Viper ACR-X Around Virginia International Raceway (Video Inside)

Dodge’s Ralph Gilles Takes Viper ACR-X Around Virginia International Raceway (Video Inside)
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Dodge head honcho Ralph Gilles took a brand new Viper ACR-X around Virginia International Raceway not long ago, and decided to film his exploits. With Powertrain Communications Manager Nick Cappa as his passenger/videographer, Gilles managed to hit a peak speed of 165 mph and turn a 1 minute, 35 second lap time. The ACR-X sheds… Continue Reading...

Audi DTM Pilot Mattias Ekstrom Tests for Toyota NASCAR Team at VIR

Audi DTM Pilot Mattias Ekstrom Tests for Toyota NASCAR Team at VIR
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Here’s a story that is certainly going to get the rumors of Volkswagen‘s involvement in NASCAR started. Last week two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström was at Virginia International Raceway helping test a Red Bull Racing Toyota for the upcoming NASCAR race at Sonoma. The reason for the odd match isn’t about NASCAR ambitions says Audi,… Continue Reading...

2011 Ford Mustang GT500 Knocks Nine Seconds Off 2010’s Time At VIR (Video Inside)

2011 Ford Mustang GT500 Knocks Nine Seconds Off 2010’s Time At VIR (Video Inside)
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Virginia International Raceway has long been a staple of road racing in North America, having been an unofficial home for Car and Driver’s vehicle testing for many years. Ford recently wanted to show off the track prowess of the new and improved 2011 Mustang GT500, and where else but VIR is appropriate to let the… Continue Reading...

Nismo 370Z Brakes Fail During Test At Virginia International Raceway

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Nismo 370Z Brakes Fail During Test At Virginia International Raceway
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So many cars are marketed on their performance potential, yet very few sports cars ever get driven they way they were intended. To do so in a legal environment involves going to the track, where the big boys get seperated from the poseurs very quickly. The Nissan 370Z is one of the most coveted sports… Continue Reading...
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