The Tracks of Spec MX-5 Challenge: Virginia International Raceway

In 2018, Spec MX-5 Challenge will be running Virginia International Raceway twice in its eastern region series. VIR is a driver favorite for a number of reasons, including:

  • complex, twisty layout
  • low-speed and high-speed corners
  • long straights that set up multiple passing opportunities
  • beautiful facility
  • high quality track surface

Take a ride around the track, with 2016 Global MX-5 Cup rookie-of-the-year Mark Drennan:

(Live track map courtesy of AiM SmartyCam)

Spec MX-5 Challenge will run VIR in NC generation Spec MX-5 race cars rather than the ND generation Global MX-5 Cup cars used in this video, but Spec MX-5 pace should only be a few seconds off this. Spec MX-5 gives drivers the chance to win a $100,000 scholarship to Global MX-5 Cup, so the kind of racing above is what you’re shooting for in both series.

To register your interest in Spec MX-5 Challenge and get updates sent to you, email the series:

Eastern region: [email protected]

Central region: [email protected]

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