Take premier sportscar racing and put it on a historic track in the Pacific Northwest, and you have yourself a race weekend at Portland International Raceway. The track previously hosted rounds for the likes of Trans-Am, ALMS, and IndyCar (Champ Car), as well as various SCCA and club racing events. However, 2018 brought with it the return of professional motorsports to PIR when Pirelli World Challenge took to the track.
Pirelli World Challenge’s 2019 schedules were announced on Friday at the annual SRO press conference at the Total 24 Hours of Spa.
The tradition of professional sportscar racing at Lime Rock Park on Memorial Day weekend will continue in 2019 with the addition of SVRA and the Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli.
Formula 1 has given up on plans of holding a grand prix in downtown Miami in 2019, opting instead to focus on a potential 2020 race.
“If there is a heaven on earth, it is VIR.” – Paul Newman
The famed Virginia International Raceway has been a favorite visit among sportscar racers for decades. The winding roads through the hills of rural southern Virginia are challenging for many, while also providing a beautiful, verdant backdrop for some of racing’s best to test each other’s mettle. Visiting the track has become a must-do for some of racing’s biggest fans over the years, and a visit to the facility helps you understand why rather quickly.
IndyCar and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca announced this week that the series will move its annual championship finale from Sonoma Raceway to the Monterey Bay track.