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Speed & Fun Were the Themes of the SVT Superfest at Virginia International Raceway
In this age of 3-second eighth-mile Mustangs there is something to be said for being able to enjoy a 3-mile road course with two high-speed straights, elevation changes, and challenging corners. Those traits are exactly why Mustang enthusiasts take to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) year after year for the SVT Superfest.
VIR opened in 1957 and is a 3.27-mile road course in southern Virginia. Once you have been to it, you will see why it has been rated as one of America’s great road courses. This author has more experience at Sebring International Raceway, which is a flat track in central Florida, but VIR is like Sebring with elevation changes. One trip around the course and you see why the SVT Superfest is so popular.
The SVT Superfest is brought to you by the SVT Cobra Mustang Club, Shelby GT500 Club, Track Club USA, and Modular Boss. The event is held on the big course layout, which is sure to point out the strengths of SVT vehicles like Cobras, Lightnings, Contours, the SVT Focus, and anyone else choosing to partake in the event. However, we are sure the track will also point out driver weaknesses as well.
The SVT Superfest featured a car show, Pro Dyno’s portable dyno, a Saturday night banquet with great food, and just an all-around great time. The event happens each April, so when planning your yearly Mustang event calendar, put the SVT Superfest on it and get in on the fun.