Enter to Win 4 Tickets to the Pirelli World Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway

Tickets are good for one day of the April 27-29 event in Danville, Virginia; ages 16 and younger admitted free
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Photos courtesy of the Pirelli World Challenge

VIRginia International Raceway, also known as VIR, is hosting the Pirelli World Challenge for the second straight year April 27-29, welcoming back multi-class racing with top drivers in the hottest production-based cars, such as Porsches, McLarens, Bentleys and more. Named one of the top six road courses in North America by Car and Driver Magazine, the iconic track will be buzzing with can’t-miss racing action and fun activities for the entire family throughout the weekend — and we're giving away four single-day passes to this thrilling event!

Featuring seven separate classes of competition, the Pirelli World Challenge is North America’s top GT production car-based championship. Weekend highlights include two 60-minute SprintX races featuring mandatory driver and tire changes, with the first race taking place Saturday, April 28, and the second taking place Sunday, April 29. Reaching speeds of 130-plus miles per hour, these drivers will take on VIR’s 3.27-mile historic full course, which has 17 turns and 130 feet of elevation changes that includes the “Climbing Esses,” a section of the course considered by many drivers as one of the most challenging and intimidating in North America.

“We are thrilled to have the excitement and adrenaline-pumping competition that PWC brings back at the track this year,” says Connie Nyholm, VIR owner and CEO. “It’s an incredible series that we’re honored to host for VIR fans, and we look forward to creating unforgettable memories for racers and spectators alike. The electrifying action of PWC is the first of our headlining events in 2018, and we couldn’t think of a better way to officially kick off VIR’s racing season with everyone this April.”

In addition to PWC racing, the weekend will feature support series, including Radical Cup North America and the F4 U.S. Championship season-opener. Also new this year, fans have the opportunity to experience the rush of these type of high-speed, open-cockpit racecars themselves. Formula Experiences is offering ride-alongs at speeds up to 140 miles per hour in real 2018 formula and prototype racecars, something previously only available in Europe, on all three days.  

In addition to the fierce action on the track, the race weekend offers visitors the change to take advantage of VIR’s many onsite amenities, including karting, firing ranges, dining at the Oak Tree Tavern, spa treatments at the Oak Tree Spa and more. The three-day event will also include testing, qualifying, manufacturer displays, driver autograph sessions, bounce houses and more. Guests can come for a single day, multiple days throughout the weekend or even camp onsite on the expansive countryside property located at the border of Virginia and North Carolina.     

Advanced discount tickets for PWC weekend are $20 for Friday only, $30 for Saturday only, $40 for Sunday only, $50 for a two-day Saturday and Sunday ticket, and $60 for a three-day ticket. All tickets will be an additional $10 if purchased at the gate. Children and teens ages 16 and younger are admitted free of charge with a paying adult and parking is also free. Active military are admitted free of charge and veterans receive a 50 percent discount with valid military ID. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit virnow.com or call 434-822-TIKS.

Enter to win four single-day tickets by filling out the form below. We'll choose a random winner from all who enter Wednesday, April 25. Good luck!

April 26 update: A winner is being contacted. Thanks to everyone who participated.


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