Connie Nyholm

Alton VA

Connie has been an active vintage racer for years and recently became majority owner and managing director of VIR. Connie and Harvey Siegel bought VIR after it had been closed for 26 years, rehabbed it and re-opened it in 2000. VIR is a legend in American motorsports, one of America’s great natural-terrain road courses, and today is home to America’s Motorsport Resort and the Virginia Motorsport Technology Park, with race shops and R&D labs, lodging and dining on site, and other resort activities. Connie started vintage racing in 2003, and has owned and raced a number of vintage cars, including a Datsun 510, an Elva Courier, a Merlyn S formula Ford, an Elva VIII, and an Allard J2X. She has competed at such tracks as Watkins Glen, Road Atlanta and Road America, usually finishing in the top 10.

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