VIR - May 1958 Program

Program of Events


3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


7:30 to 12 Noon

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m. to 11: 15 a.m.

11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

1: 15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Presentation of trophies and awards will be made at the Pagoda immediately following the final race on Sunday, supervised by Danville Region SCCA.

Race Committee

There's A Fellow With A Mike

When Virginia International began last August, there was a fellow with a mike named Mike, Michael F. Wynne-Wilson, who was all alone atop the Pagoda. It was his job to cover the 3.2 miles of rolling road course and relay his information to the thousands of spectators around the place.

This was a terrific assignment. Since then he's had some assistance.

By last October there were towers at the uphill esses and on the back straightaway, thus providing coverage of 90 per cent of the course by radio. In addition, Michael's tower atop the Pagoda was hooked into the RCA telephone system and he was able to provide the spectators with real up-to-the moment information from any point on the course.

Too, the radio broadcasts, on the VIR network which is in charge of Dick Campbell, were sent through the speakers of the Faircast System, thus giving the spectators additional coverage.

Now, here is May and the 1958 Spring Sprints, and new equipment is on hand to assist in the announcing system which makes Virginia International the nation's best covered road racing track . . . because from any point any where there is up-to-date data on what is happening.