First some pictures of the track. I've never been to a track like VIR before and I have to say I was very impressed. It costs a good bit more than other tracks in our area and I can easily see why, the place is huge. There's a giant paved paddock area, good size classroom and nice restrooms at both ends of the paddock.
There isn't really enough access to power in the paddock area, outlets are pretty limited and are 50 and 15 amp only, no 30 amp outlets. It probably didn't help that we didn't actually get to the track until around 1 am on Saturday morning. We slept outside under canopies with box fans all weekend, right next to my friends nice, air-conditioned trailer with no power.
I slept for an hour on Saturday morning before waking up to get ready for tech inspection at 7 am, which the bike failed due to a loose handlebar. After I tightened the bar up a bit, the bike passed without any other issues.
As far as riding the track goes, I think it's my favorite I've been to so far. It's a little like riding on a mountain road, without the risk of flying off a cliff. I'd watched plenty of videos before going but it's hard to get an idea of the elevation changes and track width changes through video. It's a little bumpy in some places, and the kink in the front straight is a little nerve-wracking, but it's definitely a fun track and worth the trip (which is about 7 hours for us), and the cost. I set consistently faster lap times throughout the weekend and got down to a 2:00.6 going easy on the straight.
I almost rear-ended this guy on the front straight around 110mph. I was working on a pass after the kink so I was coming up fast and he must have braked hard at the kink because I was on him before I knew it. I'm honestly really surprised I was able to slow down fast enough to miss him. I took the straight pretty easy after that.