3,000 Spectators - 1,000 Racers - 23 Different Classes - 2 Days: Virginia City Grand Prix, News Release
Held April 30th & May 1st, 2011, the world famous outlaw VCGP motorcycle race starts in downtown Virginia City, Nevada. The course winds its way in and out of the rocky hills surrounding this historic mining town.
At paved 6-Mile Canyon, the throttle can be opened wide, reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph. Then it's back into the extreme terrain of the Comstock, through rugged high desert until you reach the outskirts of V.C. again where you must decide to pit or hit another lap.
4+ hours later, when the checkered flag waves and you receive the coveted Finisher's Pin, you realize that you are among the few to conquer the VCGP.
2011 marks the 40th Anniversary running of the VCGP two-day event. Over 1,000 racers are expected, spanning 23 different classes, from Pro (with a purse of $8,000 in 2010), to pre-1975 Vintage and everything in-between.
This years' event will encompass a fun atmosphere, great racing and the reborn tradition of the Saturday night Rider's Parade through downtown historic Virginia City.