North Adams, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2007
VIRginia International Raceway hosts amateur and professional automobile and motorcycle events, driving schools, club days and private test rentals. VIRginia International Raceway also has, built around it, the VIR Motorsport Country Club which is a high performance driving venue that also offers extensive resort facilities. The combination of all VIRginia International Raceway has to offer is very appealing to both the racers and fans.
"VIR Club participants are constantly looking for race parts and cars." said VIRginia International Raceway General Manager Josh Lief. "Partnering up with RacingJunk.com puts their services right in front of our racers. We are hopeful they will utilize them regularly."
"Our team focuses a lot of attention on tracks across the county since our main focus is the racers and those that love racing." Matthias Czabok, Raceway Media's Vice President of Business Development, said, "Having a road racing background myself, it's just great to have VIR as one of the premier US Road Racing facilities to partner up with us".
Raceway Media continues to establish cross-promotional relationships. In the last eight months, Raceway Media, through RacingJunk.com® has teamed up with more than 200 affiliates and over 50 strategic partners such as sanctioning bodies, tracks, racing-related websites and publications. The company has also been busy enhancing its website including its newest feature, RaceSpace, the social network for racers. Raceway Media plans to reveal its new RaceSpace look sometime in the next few weeks.
For the past 25 weeks RacingJunk.com® has promoted their "Give Back to the Racers Tour," a $55,000 sponsorship giveaway program. There are currently only 5 sponsorships remaining to be given away before the grand prize winners are chosen by a member vote from mid-October to mid-November. For details please visit the website, http://www.RacingJunk.com/s/55giveaway.
ABOUT RACEWAY MEDIA
Raceway Media LLC, a Boxcar Media, LLC Company, is a multimedia publishing firm serving the racing and performance enthusiasts industries. It is a free 'one-stop shop' for those looking to buy, sell, trade, entertain or interact with people throughout the automotive and motorcycle racing and performance communities.
The company's holdings include RacingJunk.com® and the newly renamed MotorcycleAds.com, which together receive more than 60 million page views per month and have more than 190,000 members. Raceway Media also owns BoatingJunk.com, MuscleCarJunk.com, TunerJunk.com, ImportJunk.com and RacingJunkRides.com. A new division, "Raceway Productions," produces, distributes and broadcasts content of racing related events.
ABOUT VIRginia INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Virginia International Raceway opened for business in August, 1957, hosting an SCCA race that attracted such stars of the sport as Carroll Shelby, Carl Haas, Bob Holbert, Augie Pabst, Bob Grossman, Don Yenko, Dr. Dick Thompson, Walt Hansgen and Bruce Jennings. The laconic Texan uttered a quote about the track that is remembered to this day: "One lap at VIR is like a hundred at Watkins Glen." As one of the first permanent American road racing tracks, VIR soon became a fixture on the SCCA circuit and a favorite among racers due to its high-speed straights, challenging turns and dramatic elevation changes. However, its location in the heart of stock car racing country prevented it from ever attracting big crowds like those enjoyed by Watkins Glen and Elkhart Lake.
In 2000, when Harvey Siegel and Connie Nyholm revived the historic VIRginia International Raceway after 25 years of moribund slumber, their vision for the facility included a lifestyle destination for automotive enthusiasts. They planned a world-class venue where drivers could exercise their sports and racing cars in a demanding but controlled environment, with unmatched amenities that would cater to the entire family. That vision became a reality with the creation of the VIR Motorsport Country Club. The VIR Club boasts one of America's most challenging and historic racing circuits as its centerpiece. The 1,200-acre facility is situated on pastoral rolling hills alongside the Dan River. The site's original plantation house, built in the 1840s and restored in 2000, serves as a clubhouse, complete with a full-service restaurant, billiard room, an authentic Irish pub and a swimming pool. (http://www.virclub.com)