The Halifax IDA, in partnership with VIRginia International Raceway, will host trackside marketing venues during the 2009 racing season. Project Managers from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership will attend one of several races at VIR this year. VIR, the 17-turn 3.27 mile track located in beautiful Halifax County in Southern Virginia, is one of the world's finest road courses. With on-site lodging, go karts, corporate events, both fine and fun dining, the VIR Club, Camp Motorsport, the Oak Tree Spa and southern hospitality, VIR truly is America's Motorsport Resort!
The Halifax IDA also markets VIR’s RacePlex Motorsports Industrial Park. This park gives tenants a unique opportunity to develop products from a trackside location with optimum vehicle testing capabilities including four distinct road courses, a 5/8-mile karting course, and a variety of off-road courses and terrains. Shop size ranges from 2,500 to 20,000 square feet. Additionally, Southern Virginia is well known in the Mid-Atlantic region as “Virginia’s Motorsports Alley”. Companies who establish a presence here also have the added advantage of operating in close proximity to other race support and automotive businesses.
Arguably one of the most exciting opportunities found at VIR’s RacePlex is the Virginia Institute of Performance Engineering and Research (VIPER). VIPER is a vehicle dynamics testing and research center offering state-of-the-art technology and expertise to help obtain peak performance from a vehicle. VIPER maintains a unique status as a non-profit organization affiliated with Virginia Tech, a leading academic & research institution targeting performance engineering, and VIR, a leading vehicle performance center. In addition, VIPER's custom designed 8-post test rig, owned by the Halifax IDA, represents the next generation of suspension testing equipment.