Virginia Motorsports Park
|Owner||Tommy & Judy Franklin|
8018 Boydton Plank Road|
North Dinwiddie, VA 23803
|Length||.402 km (.25 mi)|
Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) is a 1/4 mile (0.402 km) dragstrip in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, just outside of Petersburg. It opened in 1994 and originally hosted the NHRA's Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals. It has a seating capacity of 23,000 spectators. After a brief time with IHRA beginning in 2010, the track returned to NHRA in 2012.
On January 30, 2018, NHRA announced that a pro national event will be returning to Virginia Motorsports Park in place of the Englishtown, New Jersey event which was cancelled after Old Bridge Township Raceway Park decided to cancel all drag racing operations there earlier in the month. The Virginia NHRA Nationals took place in early June.
Virginia Motorsports Park is also a member track of the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA), a regional sanctioning body of professional 1/8 mile (0.201 km) outlaw door-slammer drag racing. The current owners are Tommy and Judy Franklin, who purchased the facility in 2017. Tommy Franklin is also one of the founders of PDRA.
- Virginia Motorsports Park, Retrieved Jun. 10, 2018.
- National Hot Rod Association, NHRA partners with Virginia Motorsports Park to host NHRA Virginia Nationals, NHRA.com, January 30, 2018, Retrieved Jan. 30, 2018.
- BangShift.com, Bad News: Raceway Park Will Cease Drag Racing Operations – The End Of Englishtown Appears To Be Nigh by Brian Lohnes, January 16, 2018, Retrieved Jan. 30, 2018.
- Professional Drag Racers Association, Retrieved Jun. 10, 2018.
- The Progress-Index, Drag racing returns to Virginia Motorsports Park by Geneva Heffernan, June 8, 2018, Retrieved Jun. 10, 2018.
- Professional Drag Racers Association - About PDRA, Retrieved Jun. 10, 2018.
- Virginia Motorsports Park - Dirt Track, Retrieved Jun. 10, 2018.