07.26.2012 - Road Racing round five this weekend at VIR

CONCORD, N.C. – The WKA Vega / TS Racing Road Racing Series driven by Mazda renews its 2012 season this weekend at the famed VIRginia International Raceway for the Woodbridge Kart Club-hosted VIR Nationals.

Round five of the 2012 national tour marks the first of two WKC-promoted nationals of the summer. A return to the popular Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia concludes the WKC swing Sept. 7-9.

This weekend’s national event will be held on the 3.27-mile VIR Full Course for the first time ever.

Over 40 national divisions plus a number of local-option classes are on tap this weekend. One of those local options is the much-anticipated Yamaha Sportsman Special after Friday’s practice. The 40-minute race, which pays $300 to the winner, invites laydown-enduros and sprint-enduros with Yamaha Sportsman pipe setup to vie for the top prize.

Gates swing open Friday at 7 a.m. with official practice slated to go off at 8. The local-option races will begin around 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday feature full days of racing after morning practices.

For directions to VIR, go to http://virnow.com/info/driving-directions/.

For a detailed weekend schedule and information regarding this weekend’s VIR Nationals, click here.