ALTON, Va. – Virginia Int’l Raceway will host its first NASCAR race, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125, this weekend.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series is the top step in NASCAR’s developmental ladder before drivers make the jump to one of the three top-ranking national series. The Biscuitville 125 will take place on VIR’s North Course, which is 2.25 miles long with 22 turns and 100 feet of elevation changes.
“We’re so excited to have NASCAR here for the first time and to host the Biscuitville 125,” said Connie Nyholm, owner of VIR. “It’s going to be a fun couple of days for some of NASCAR’s top young drivers on a challenging road course unlike any other courses they are used to.”
VIR is one of only two road courses on the K&N Pro Series East schedule, which features 21 drivers. Current points leader Dylan Kwasniewski participated in a media day for the Biscuitville 125 and expressed his excitement for racing at VIR.
“I’ve been itching to get on a road course all season,” said Kwasniewski. “It’s a blast but it scares you a little the first time you go on there because you don’t know what’s next and how your car is going to work. It’s tight and challenging. I think it’s going to be a great race.”
As the title sponsor of the race, Biscuitville’s CEO Burney Jennings will serve as grand marshal. Jennings began his career with Biscuitville in 1988 as a baker in the company, which was founded by his father, and he took over as CEO in 1996. In addition, Kade Lambert, a sixth grade racecar driver with seven wins in the Bandolero Bandit Division, will be the Biscuitville 125’s honorary starter. Lambert, a Burlington, N.C. native, is the current Bandalero points leader for the Wake County Speedway. He also has Biscuitville connections, as his grandfather and uncle have worked for the company for more than 40 combined years.