VIRginia International Raceway is preparing for the new year with the release of its 2022 schedule of spectator events.

Kicking off in April, the schedule features eight opportunities for fans to witness drivers and cars tackle the challenging turns and famous “climbing esses.”

 Headlining the 2022 season is the return of the Michelin GT Challenge, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Aug. 26-28. One of only two GT featured weekends, the action promises to be exciting. For 2022, the introduction of the all-new GT Pro class headlines the event. With some of the most recognizable manufacturers involved it will spice up the feature event. GTD also returns and with both racing side-by-side, it promises to provide the usual great racing action. The weekend will also feature the following support series/races: Michelin Pilot Challenge, Prototype Challenge, MX-5 and Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

 In addition to the headlining series, the 2022 schedule also includes: VIR Spring Sprints, NASA Hyperfest, MotoAmerica, SRO GT World Challenge, SCCA Runoffs and SVRA Speedtour. The season culminates Nov. 11 with Charity Laps, a chance for amateur drivers to test their skills on the world-famous, 3.27-mile VIR full course with a $25 donation that benefits Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children started by NASCAR’s Petty family.

 “Next year promises to be one of our most noteworthy seasons yet,” said Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of VIR. “We’re thrilled to bring some of the very best drivers, cars and technology in motorsports to one of America’s favorite road courses. We can’t wait to get the fans here for all that 2022 has to offer.” 

 Tickets will officially go on sale Monday on the VIR website. To celebrate, VIR is offering a limited-edition T-shirt with any ticket purchased on Cyber Monday.

Tickets also will be available throughout the season on-site at the VIR Ticket Office. 

 To view a complete schedule and more information on each event, and to purchase tickets, visit https://virnow.com/events/.