AUDIO/QUALIFYING: One and Done; Heckert Rockets to Coors Light Pole at VIR With New Track Record

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ALTON, Va. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — J.J. Haley had the track record on Saturday at VIRginia International Raceway for all of about 10 minutes on Saturday, before his HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks teammate Scott Heckert “defended his territory” and took it back. Heckert took …

KNSPE: Fast Off the Truck; Hill Edges Heckert to Lead Opening K&N East Practice at VIR

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ALTON, Va. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Brent Seelman photo — After three straight road races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East where Scott Heckert had the field covered, someone finally had an answer — at least on one lap speed — for the road racing ace on Saturday at Virginia International Raceway. …

SOUTHEAST: VIR Announces 2015 Racing Schedule

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ALTON, Va. – official release — Grant Halverson/Getty Images For NASCAR photo — VIRginia Int’l Raceway, one of America’s premier road courses, released its 2015 schedule on Wednesday. As just recently announced, pro motorcycle racing will return to VIR with the MotoAmerica Road Racing event in May. The race weekend will be the fourth stop in the nine-track series, and is expected to again …

TRANS AM: Ave One-Two; Fix Rolls to Victory While Peterson Claims Back-to-Back Trans Am Titles

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ALTON, Va. – official release — Chris Clark photo — Paul Fix captured his second consecutive Trans Am Series victory from behind the wheel of the No. 4 StopFlex.com/Tony Ave Racing Chevrolet Corvette at Virginia Int’l Raceway on Sunday. Fix’s teammate Doug Peterson, in the No. 87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette, came in second, securing a one-two finish for Tony Ave …

TUSC: Diaz and Rayhall Bank Prototype Challenge Victory at VIR

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DANVILLE, Va. – official release — IMSA photo — Luis Diaz didn’t want to worry about doing the math on Sunday at Virginia Int’l Raceway. One day after Sean Rayhall led flag-to-flag from the pole to win the opening 45-minute segment of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge doubleheader at the Oak Tree Grand Prix, Diaz went flag-to-flag to capture …

CTSCC: Kris Wilson Claims Second Continental Tire Challenge Win of Season at VIR

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ALTON, Va. – official release — IMSA photo — Kris Wilson held off repeated attempts to take the lead by Robin Liddell on Saturday at Virginia Int’l Raceway, and held on to score his second Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge victory of the season at Virginia Int’l Raceway. Wilson won by 0.242 seconds in the No. 07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage …

TUSC: Rayhall Sets PC Pace at VIR; Wins Opening Segment for 8Star Motorsports

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ALTON, Va. – official release — Scott LePage/LAT photo — Sean Rayhall had a simple plan entering Saturday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge (PC) race at Virginia Int’l Raceway. “Just don’t look back,” Rayhall said after winning his first career pole in Saturday morning’s qualifying session. Rayhall then took the lead at the drop of the green flag, and pulled …

TUSC: Pierre Kaffer Scores VIR Pole For Ferrari

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ALTON, Va. – official release — Phillip Abbott/LAT photo — Coming off its first GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition, Ferrari led the field in Saturday’s qualifying for the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia Int’l Raceway. Pierre Kaffer ran a lap of one minute, 43.797 seconds (113.414 mph) to capture his first pole in the …

SOUTHEAST: VIR Plans Replacement Efforts for Iconic Track Oak Tree

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ALTON, Va. – official release — Virginia Int’l Raceway will memorialize the track’s iconic oak tree with the replanting of a descendant of the original tree and products made from its wood. The tree, which stood for more than 200 years, served as a prominent feature, iconic symbol and welcome shade provider to the track’s south end. It fell in …

CTSCC: Jordan Taylor Takes Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Pole at VIR

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DANVILLE, Va. – official release — Brian Cleary/Getty Images North America photo — Competing in a rare substitute role, Jordan Taylor stepped in and put the No. 01 CKS Autosport Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R on the Grand Sport (GS) pole in Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge qualifying at Virginia Int’l Raceway. Taylor is substituting for Lawson Aschenbach in the Camaro co-driven by …

KNPSE: Road Course Repeat For Heckert; Edges Hayley For Second Straight K&N Pro East Win

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ALTON, Va.– By Tim Southers, NASCAR — Grant Halverson/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Scott Heckert may want to consider petitioning for more road course races to be added to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East calendar. The 20-year-old Ridgefield, Connecticut, native took the lead late and survived a green-white-checkered finish for his second consecutive K&N Pro Series East win in the …

KNPSE QUALIFYING: Heckert Scores Top Spot At VIR; Wins Third Career K&N Pro East 21 Means 21 Pole Award

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ALTON, Va. — official release — Grant Halverson/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Scott Heckert moved one step closer to scoring his second consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory by winning the 21 Means 21 Pole Award during qualifying at Virginia International Raceway. The Ridgefield, Connecticut, driver qualified in the final group of the session and finished with a fast time …