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    Followup: VIR's legendary fallen Oak Tree to be cloned by Virginia Tech
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    It was with heavy hearts that we reported on the natural felling of the Virginia International Raceway's Oak Tree in July. The 200-plus-year-old monument actually influenced the design of the track, leading to a tricky, double-apex, right-hander called Oak Tree Turn. Now, Road & Track is ...

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    Video: Porsche drivers escape this horrific VIR crash unscathed
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    There is no doubting the fact that it takes nerves of steel to be a racecar driver, but the same can also be said for motorsports photographers. Case in point: The American Le Mans Series Oak Tree Grand Prix at the Virginia International Raceway where two Porsche 911 racecars crash hard into the ...

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    Report: VIR's famed Oak Tree falls
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    More iconic than the positioning oak tree at the top of the Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the spectacular bit of forestry that shaded the apex of the legendary Oak Tree Turn at Virginia International Raceway. Sadly, the latter is no more, as it has apparently fallen and broken due to ...

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    Video: Why you should never let a family member drive your Ariel Atom
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    Any time you have to hand off the keys to a valued car, it can be a little nerve racking – and with some justification. Just check out this video, which serves as a cautionary tale of sorts. According to its YouTube description, the user, named ShakenBakeRacin, lent his Ariel Atom to his ...

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    Video: Watch Chevy's Camaro 1LE lap VIR in 2:58:34
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    There are two draws in the pony-car competition bracket: brawn-über-alles pits the 580-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 against the 650-hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, while the track-day killers set the 426-hp Camaro 1LE against the 444-hp Mustang Boss 302. And all of them are eventually ...

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    Video: Sibling Rivalry: Chevrolet takes Corvette ZR1 and Camaro ZL1 to VIR, sets a lap record
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    While the Dodge Viper is in the midst of a much-too-long (and thankfully soon-to-be-rectified) hiatus, there's really no question as to who holds the title of Baddest American Sports Car: The Chevrolet Corvette. And the top-of-the-line in Corvette Land is, of course, the 638-horsepower ...

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    Car and Driver returns to VIR for Lightning Lap No. 5 [w/video]
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    Car and Driver presents Lightning Lap No. 5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The annual Lightning Lap roundup from Car and Driver is easily one of our favorite car magazine features of any of the past five years, and this year's extravaganza at Virginia International Raceway ...

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    Ariel Atom one-make series coming to America?
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    2010 Ariel Atom 3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A one-make, or spec-series race, is an exciting contest that really proves who's got what it takes behind the wheel. The Ariel Atom is an exciting vehicle that allows a driver to explore the purest expression of driving nirvana. If ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 is a heart-starting jolt
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    2011 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 is so good we don't even want to associate the word "Mustang" with it anymore. Not that there's anything wrong with the Mustang – particularly the revised 2011 model. But as a sports ...

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    Video: 2011 Ford GT500 spanks last year's model by nine seconds at VIR
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    2011 Ford Mustang GT500 at VIR – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We know firsthand that both the 2011 Ford Mustang V6 and GT aren't just plenty quick – they're downright scary fast compared to their predecessors. It should follow, that the king of the heap 2011 GT500 should ...

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    Hurst debuts Ford Racing Mustang Challenge pace car at VIR
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    2010 Hurst Ford Mustang Pace Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford and Hurst have a long and illustrious history of working together to create special edition Mustangs, and the latest fruits of their labor can be seen in our high-res image gallery below. The 2010 Hurst Mustang ...

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