• Extremely well organized and enjoyable day

  • Can’t wait to come back…

  • Driving the Ariel Atom has ruined me for all other sportscars

  • I can’t stop smiling…


2014 VIR Driving Experience Event Schedule*

Patriot CourseHalf-Day Level 1

April 11th (Fri), 12th (Sat)
May 16th (Fri), 17th (Sat)
June 6th (Fri), 7th (Sat)
July 18th (Fri), 19th (Sat)
August 29th (Fri), 30th (Sat)
September 5th (Fri), 6th (Sat)
October 10th (Fri), 11th (Sat)



South CourseFull-Day Level 2

May 15th (Thurs)
June 16th (Mon)
October 23rd (Thurs)



*(Last Updated 12/4/2013)









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VIRGINIA International Raceway

Recently chosen as one of Car & Driver’s Top 6 tracks in the nation

VIRginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility located on the Dan River in Halifax County, between South Boston and Danville, Virginia. VIR hosts a wide range of professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing and track events, and is well established as “America’s Motorsport Resort.”

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VIR Driving Experience

This is your opportunity to get behind the wheel and join an exclusive group of drivers who have driven an Ariel Atom on a real race track.

The VIR Driving Experience features the Ariel Atom supercar – with 2 program offerings we cater to novice and experienced drivers alike.

The VIR Driving Experience is very well suited to groups, corporate rewards, or individuals and builds on years of success when these event programs were previously run as the Ariel Atom Experience. Partnering with the world famous VIR Raceway is a fantastic step forward.

Programs starting at $525.00!


Highlights of the VIR Driving Experience

  • YOU are behind the wheel for all of the on-track sessions
  • Programs offered on the twisty Patriot and challenging South Course at VIR
  • Clean Driving suits and equipment – Not all driving schools are created equally!
  • Run by motorsport professionals

Quick Facts on VIR Driving Experience Fleet:

  • Based upon the popular Atom race car – The Spec Race Atom!
  • Honda powered – 2.0L naturally aspirated engine
  • 6-speed transmissions *must be able to operate a manual transmission
  • Track tuned suspension featuring QA1 dampers

Half-Day Level 1 $525/Person

  • Three 15 minute sessions on the VIR Patriot Course
  • Introductory Classroom Session on Performance Driving and Safety
  • Well Planned Lead/Follow Sessions behind an Ariel Atom Pace car

Full-Day Level 2 $1795/Person

  • Four 20 minute sessions on the VIR South Course
  • Two 30 Minute Advanced Classroom Sessions on High Performance Driving, Advanced Car Control and Safety
  • Afternoon Sessions are Open Controlled Lapping with no Pace Car
  • One-on-One instructor briefing

Gift Certificates

Available for both the Half-Day Level 1 or Full-Day Level 2 VIR Driving Experiences. Give your friend or loved one the gift they will talk about for years to come!