Get on track at VIR with a discount courtesy of Tarheel Sports Car Club

For those interested in experiencing what it’s like to drive on track at speed, Tarheel Sports Car Club (THSCC) is hosting a HPDE/PDX event on VIR’s Full Course on September 12-13. THSCC puts on a fun, well organized event and has run groups for all levels of experience from complete novices to experienced track junkies looking for more seat time or to shake down a new car. SCCA members get a discount with the code “NCR2015”. Early Bird registration ends this Friday! They will also be hosting a Rally Cross the same weekend at VIR plus a competition on the Go-Cart Track. Please see the web page at http://www.thscc.com/ for additional information and to register.

 

NASCAR K&N Pro Series at VIR

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125 returns to
VIRginia International Raceway Aug. 29

Danville, Virginia – July 23, 2015 – For the third year runningVIRginia International Raceway will host the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125. The Biscuitville 125, sponsored by Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN®, will take place on VIR’s 2.25 mile North Course on Aug. 29. The event will include a full day of racing competition featuring the rising stars of NASCAR’s top developmental series, the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites (formerly IMSA Lites) support series, and additional festivities such as testing, qualifiers, driver autograph sessions and more.

“We love having our good friends from NASCAR and Biscuitville back for one of the most thrilling and exciting races at VIR this season, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125,” said Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of VIR. “Biscuitville not only holds a special place in the track’s heart but in mine as well. My dad built the first Biscuitville restaurant with the owner right in Danville. We share a true value for Southern hospitality, and we’re thrilled to share that with NASCAR fans again at the race this August. ”

Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN has been family owned and operated since 1966 with 54 locations throughout North Carolina and Virginia. It is known for serving locally sourced, Southern Inspired food that is scratch-made the old-fashioned way and hand-kneading biscuits in front of guests every 15 minutes, each and every day.

“With our first free-standing Biscuitville location built in Danville many years ago, we couldn’t think of a better event or track to partner with,” said Burney Jennings, CEO of Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN. “We enjoy every part of working alongside VIR in preparation for the Biscuitville 125, and we look forward to seeing the amazing young drivers in action. It will be an exciting weekend for all involved.”  

The Biscuitville 125 at VIR is the twelfth race in the series’ 14-race 2015 schedule for the eastern United States. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series, which includes the East and the West, is the top step in NASCAR’s developmental ladder before drivers progress to the three national series. In each race, NASCAR fans are introduced to the next generation of stars.

The supporting series, the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, which is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, is a 14-race schedule featuring two classes of single-seat prototype cars racing simultaneously. Each class has an overall championship, a master’s championship for drivers at least 40 years of age and a team championship.

VIR gates open Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 a.m. for an adrenaline-filled all-day event. Supporting series race throughout the day, and the Biscuitville 125 race kicks off at 4:35 p.m. Race fans can purchase tickets for the exciting NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125 online or at the VIR box office. Tickets are only $10 when purchased in advance and will be an additional $10 at the gate on race day. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge and parking is also free. Additionally, guests can use the promo code “BISCUITVILLE” when purchasing advanced tickets to receive a valuable promotional package with special offers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://virnow.com/events/nascar-kn-pro-series-east/.

 

About VIRginia International Raceway

VIRginia International Raceway is one of America’s premier road courses, offering professional and amateur racing for modern and vintage classes while providing contemporary resort amenities. A prominent test facility for the automotive industry, VIR has the distinction of being named one of the top six courses in North America by Car & Driver Magazine, and southern roots and hospitality make it one of the friendliest. Conveniently located at the Virginia/North Carolina border, VIR is just a short two-hour trip from Richmond and about an hour and 15 minutes from both the Piedmont-Triad and Raleigh-Durham International Airports.

VIR offers complementary amenities such as lodging, dining, a spa, an exclusive driver’s club, karting, off-road racing, skeet shooting, skid pad and more. The grounds also offer a unique setting and specialized facilities for corporate retreats, group activities and conference space. Onsite parcels are available for sale/lease to motorsports industry tenants. For more information, visit www.virnow.comFacebook or Twitter.

About NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series, which includes the East and the West, is the top step in NASCAR’S developmental ladder before drivers’ progress to the three national series. The series introduces NASCAR fans to the next generation of stars, and the diverse mix of short tracks, road courses, and national series speedways appeals to a broad range of motorsports fans. With identical series racing throughout the country, the K&N Pro Series provides a cost-effective opportunity for young drivers to gain valuable experience and exposure to highly competitive racing. To learn more, please visit www.hometracks.nascar.com.

About Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN®

Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN is a family-owned company that offers guests an authentic Southern Inspired dining experience. Known for making food the old-fashioned way, Biscuitville uses fresh, authentic ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible, and provides unparalleled hospitality. The company was founded in 1966 when owner Maurice Jennings opened two pizza restaurants in Burlington. After several years, the company added signature, made-from-scratch biscuits to its menu that were so well received, business boomed and the Biscuitville brand evolved. In 2014, the company expanded its lunch menu to include fresh-made sandwiches and sides, now available at select Triad locations and rolling out to other locations by the end of 2016. Today, Biscuitville employs over 900 people and operates 54 restaurants in North Carolina and Virginia. Biscuitville serves breakfast all day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers a lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at select Triad locations. For more information, visit www.biscuitville.com.