WSET VIR Preview Features Superbike Racer Chris Ulrich

“Do you have a need for speed?” That was the question ABC13 WSET asked viewers in its coverage of Virginia International Raceway’s plans to bring different kinds of racing to the country-club-style track in Halifax County.

In two weeks, reporter Tola Adamson explained, VIR will deliver a different kind motorsports experience on its 17-turn, 2.25-mile North Course: the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship.

GEICO M4 Suzuki Superbike racer Chris Ulrich was on site to provide two-up rides. “You can expect the best motorcycle road racers in the country dragging their knees, going 170 mph, doing wheelies, sliding the motorcycle around,” he said. “You can expect a lot of action.”

“We’re excited to try to bring something for everyone because we think there are all kinds of people that like all kinds of racing,” said Mike Rose said, director of marketing at VIR.

The track’s goal, Adamson explained, is to expose fans to the wide variety of racing and, hopefully, broaden interest.

AMA Superbike last raced at VIR in 2010. Tommy Hayden and Josh Hayes won the two premier-class events. MotoAmerica’s Superstock 1000, Supersport, and Superstock 600 classes will also compete.

Tickets for the May 15-17 MotoAmerica Mid-Atlantic AMA/FIM Road Racing Championship are available here.

“Do you have a need for speed?” That was the question ABC13 WSET asked viewers in its coverage of Virginia International Raceway’s plans to bring different kinds of racing to the country-club-style track in Halifax County.

In two weeks, reporter Tola Adamson explained, VIR will deliver a different kind motorsports experience on its 17-turn, 2.25-mile North Course: the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship.

GEICO M4 Suzuki Superbike racer Chris Ulrich was on site to provide two-up rides. “You can expect the best motorcycle road racers in the country dragging their knees, going 170 mph, doing wheelies, sliding the motorcycle around,” he said. “You can expect a lot of action.”

“We’re excited to try to bring something for everyone because we think there are all kinds of people that like all kinds of racing,” said Mike Rose said, director of marketing at VIR.

The track’s goal, Adamson explained, is to expose fans to the wide variety of racing and, hopefully, broaden interest.

AMA Superbike last raced at VIR in 2010. Tommy Hayden and Josh Hayes won the two premier-class events. MotoAmerica’s Superstock 1000, Supersport, and Superstock 600 classes will also compete.

Tickets for the May 15-17 MotoAmerica Mid-Atlantic AMA/FIM Road Racing Championship are available here.

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