Join us on May 8th for the

Lightning Lap Track Day Event on  Grand Course fueled by 

  Car and Driver and Kaizen Autosport.


For enthusiasts with no track experience, come drive the famous race course for 2 hour driving experience with pro coaches to guide you.

For experienced drivers, Challenge yourself to beat the Lightning Lap Record. Run the fastest possible lap in the ultimate test of performance.  

For the non-drivers, we have a NEW option to take a Hot Lap with Pro driver, and then join us for a private Car and Driver Editor Luncheon


Take on VIR's 4.1 Mile 24 Turn Grand Course.   This is the toughest course in America, a thrilling mix of challenging corners and high-speed straights. Going fast here requires power and grip and resilience, plus a whole lot of confidence. 

 Driver Sign Up 

Spectator Hot Lap ​​Sign Up 

                                      LIGHTNING LAP:THE TRACK DAY
                                      EVENT DETAILS 

                                      Wednesday, May 8th from 7am to 6pm
                                      Virginia International Raceway
                                      $795 per Driver

                                      ENTHUSIAST GROUP 
                                      For Drivers who have never been on track or less than 5 HPDE track days. 
                                      Four 30 minute sessions in a high speed lead follow format.
                                      There will be designated Passing zones in the afternoon where point by's will be required.
                                      Perfect to come out and see what the track is like!

                                      EXPERIENCED GROUP
                                      Drivers must have minimum of 5 HPDE track days at any race track to compete in the Time Trial

                                      Experience drivers will be split into two groups for five 30 min driving sessions   

                                      Experienced drivers who wish to compete for fastest lap will be categorized into one of 10 classes. There are 10 classes for Street and Race Cars.   Classes are based on price of the car.  Car and Driver staff will verify classing for street cars based on MSRP of base car.  The race car classing is determined by the entrant stating the current value of their car.

                                      Five 30 min HPDE sessions in morning 

                                      10 Classes for Street and Race Cars for Time Trial
                                      Street Classes:
                                      LL1- <$40k, LL2-$40k to $75k, LL3- >$75k- $140k, LL4- >$140k-$280k, LL5->$280k
                                      Racecar Classes
                                      Prototype: LLP1 - <$125k,  LLP2->$125k   GT cars: LLR1- <$65k, LLR2 >$65-$125k, LLR3 >$125k

                                      Each class winner will an award, Car and Driver media online recognition, and  a subscription to Car and Driver 

                                             Spectator Hot Lap Sign Up

                                      If you are planning to run the Lightning Lap Time Trial,   you can rent a transponder from us for $75;  check the box when registering to reserve.   If you have your own transponder, it must be AMB (Mylaps) and we need the transponder number.

                                      If you prefer to rent a car for HPDE sessions, Kaizen Autosport has over 15 cars available including:
                                      Three Radical SR3's, Two BMW M235i/240i, Nissan 350Z, Two 718 Porsche Cayman, Two Chevy Camaro's SS 1LE, Ginetta G56 GTA, Audi R8 GT4, & Lamborghini Super Trofeo
                                         Click for Rental Options