If your idea of a good time outdoors involves a track, high-tuned cars and plenty of speed, you’re in luck: the Lake Region is near two top speedways.
South Boston Speedway
For more than 50 years, “SoBo” (as its fans call it) has hosted NASCAR short-track races. The track is currently a member of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. Races are held on Saturday evenings from March to mid-September.
1188 James D. Hagood Highway
South Boston, VA 24592
Virginia International Raceway
Farther west lies one of the nation’s top racing destinations. Named one of the top six tracks in the nation by Car & Driver, the VIRginia International Raceway draws tens of thousands of racing enthusiasts each year. VIR hosts races, of course, but it also offers a VIP Driving Experience that allows you to drive one of VIR’s Ariel Atom racecars. To make sure the whole family enjoys the visit, VIR’s amenities include go-karting, dining options and a spa.
1245 Pine Tree Rd
Alton, VA 24520