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RELOCATION: SASCO SPORTS AND VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
The big news in vintage racing in 2000 was the re-opening of a new road racing course. Harvey Siegel, a long time vintage competitor, has obtained a lease to the old Virginia International Raceway. The original course which closed in 1974 is 3.27 miles long and has an elevation change of 130'. The new V.I.R. encompasses the original circuit, widened to modern standards with all trees and drop-offs removed to negate the need for gravel traps and tire-lined guard rails. In addition, the main course has been divided to allow an interesting 1.6 mile south course and a 2.2 mile north course which can be used simultaneously. There is a paddock area servicing each track with paved access roads and electric power available to all in the paddock.
The track re-opened in the spring of 2000 with a full slate of vintage, SCCA and club racing events, and open practices and schools.
The nearest city is Danville, VA, a 50,000 population agricultural and manufacturing city with a wide variety of motels and restaurants. It is home to a large Goodyear truck plant and headquarters to the Dan River Fabrics corporation. The track is located off North Carolina route 57 about 10 miles east of Danville, VA. One actually goes through Milton, NC, to get to V.I.R.
SascoSports moved to Danville in November, 1999, to a temporary 20,000 SF building. As soon as the first industrial building in the V.I.R. Raceplex was completed, Sasco moved across town to V.I.R. We are fortunate to be able to thoroughly test drive a car at either V.I.R. circuit before taking it to a race. We can also rent the track to develop a new car to suit a driver and the circuit. The new Raceplex is on the V.I.R. property such that we can drive any race car, even one with minimum ground clearance and slick tires, right into the paddock without gravel roads, speed bumps and public highways.
We are excited about our new 10,000 square foot building. This custom-built facility houses an even more complete inventory of race tires and will include expanded facilities for our machine shop, and work space for race cars.
If you are interested in V.I.R., you may join the VIR Club by contacting them at their web site: www.virnow.com or calling 888-RACE099. SascoSports will continue its toll free telephone number, 877-377-7811, and Internet address at email@example.com. Sasco will attend all of the vintage, historic and professional races that it has in the past. With the increasing number of events in the southeast and with the 12-month a year testing capability at VIR, Sasco's move to Virginia has made it easier to cover all Eastern and Midwestern events.
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