- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY John Davison/VIR Public Relations
More than 320 cars and drivers will be on hand at Alton’s VIRginia International Raceway this weekend as the North Carolina Region Sports Car Club of America will host the annual Goblins Go regional races, featuring the Production Car Fest 2009. This weekend’s Goblins Go SCCA event will feature a wide variety of cars and race classes that are sure to provide a great deal of interest among road racing fans.
With classes for nearly every kind of race car, the SCCA’s regional races have provided a starting point for numerous stellar careers in racing, from Carroll Shelby to Mark Donohue and Roger Penske. Even NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick has raced with SCCA.
Whether it’s open-wheel formula cars, showroom stock cars with almost no changes, or thundering stock cars, fans will see them on the track this weekend.
Following this weekend’s action at VIR, on Saturday, October 31, the final SCCA race of the 2009 season at VIR, the 13-hour “Charge of the Headlight Brigade” enduro. Will be contested on VIR’s 3.27-mile full course.
Attracting entrants from all over the nation, this longest race of the year brings a variety of drivers and cars, with several professional drivers scattered among the club racers, all going for the honor of finishing.
The public is invited to walk the paddock at both events, viewing the cars and talking with drivers and crews. Plus, spectators are welcome at the social parties that end the day’s action under the Pagoda shelter.
VIR’s 2010 season passes will be available shortly for holiday delivery.
Tickets for VIR’s spectator events are available on-line at www.virclub.com, just click on “Buy Tickets” at the track’s home page. VIR, fans ages 15 and under get in for free with a paying adult.