The Maxim MotoAmerica Tailgate Campout

Virginia International Raceway, May 4-6. Yes, that's Cinco de Mayo, amigos.

Coming off an amazing party at the MotoAmerica Suzuki Championships at Road Atlanta, Maxim Magazine is excited to slip on some daisy dukes and come down to the races for some BBQ, red cup beverages, and of course, amazing country music. Models will host the Maxim MotoAmerica M2 Lounge, but the fun won’t be locked in there.
Camp out on thousands of acres of beautiful rolling Virginia hills, wake up in the morning to some of the fastest athletes in the world, lunch of some good Southern BBQ and finish off with one of the best lineups this side of Nashville. To quote George Jones, “It don’t get any better than this.”

The Maxim Motoamerica Tailgate Campout

FEATURING

High Valley

While their upbringing didn’t exactly acquaint them with the Billboard 100, it’s that insulation that helped cement their musical ideals and love of simple, classic country, allowing High Valley’s music to feel simultaneously fresh and timeless. Dear Life, their recently released major label debut on Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville, is an album that fuses tradition with wide-eyed musical exploration, stays true to their family-first value system and celebrates resilient positivity.
But some things remain the same, and that is the central theme of one of the album’s most powerful tracks, the hard-charging backroad rocker, “I Ain’t Changin’.”

Chase Bryant

One of the most celebrated new artists in today’s country music landscape, 24-year-old Chase Bryant was raised in Orange Grove, TX (pop. 1,200). Bryant’s grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings.
Bryant’s second consecutive hit “Little Bit of You” rose to #3 on the country radio charts. His guitar-wielding Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back” spent 15 consecutive weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown, seven weeks on the GAC Top 20 Country Countdown, and was a Top 20 Most Watched Video on VEVO TV Nashville.

Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe is an American roots rock band from Atlanta, GA fronted by sisters Rebecca Lovell (born January 30, 1991) and Megan Lovell (born May 12, 1989). Featuring strong southern harmonies, heavy electric guitar riffs, and slide guitar, they are often touted as “the little sisters of the Allman Brothers”.[1] The band performed at the 2014 and 2016 Glastonbury Festival, and were voted “Best Discovery of Glastonbury 2014” by England’s The Observer.

Annie Bosko

Two voices — one given, one earned. Singer, songwriter and entertainer Annie Bosko has married the two, recognizing that a powerful and beautiful vocal instrument is, in isolation, incapable of taking her where she has every intention of going.
Born and raised a farmer’s daughter and the middle of 5 children, Annie is no stranger to hard work and fighting for her voice to be heard. She’s entertained audiences up to 300,000 people, played the Grand Ole Opry, received a standing ovation at Ryman Auditorium and has toured the country opening for acts such as Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Wynona Judd, Big & Rich, Josh Turner, Pat Benetar and more. She has shared the stage and performed with Adele, Darius Rucker, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and more.

THINGS TO DO

There are a lot of great places to stay in Virginia and North Carolina. Here are two hotels that are top-rated as the best bang for your buck.

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NEARBY THINGS TO DO

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  • Go Back In Time– with a trip to the Guilford Courthouse in Greensboro, NC- an important site at the start of the Revolutionary War.
  • Hit The Water– with a guided kayaking or whitewater rafting trip along James River in Richmond, VA.
  • Visit The Lemurs- yep you heard right. See the biggest population of lemurs outside of Madagascar at the Duke University Lemur Center in Durham, NC.
  • Head Downtown– to the newly renovated historic district of Durham known as Brightleaf Square— a great place to meander outdoors with ample shopping and dining.

CIRCUIT INFO

Virginia International Raceway (commonly known as “VIR”) is located in Alton, Virginia, near Danville. VIR offers six track configurations, of which two can be run simultaneously. One of the most notable sections of the course, second only to “Oak Tree” (T11), are the “Climbing Esses” which consist of an initial left up-hill (T7), followed by a right which crests at the apex then dropping slightly into a left (T8) which again crests at the apex dropping slightly, and then up into a final left (T9). The complexity and difficulty of this section is multiplied by the incredible entry speed because of a straight section leading into the Climbing Esses.

  • Length: 3.27 miles
  • Turns: 17
  • Opened: 1967

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