VIRginia International Raceway is welcoming Redkoch as its newest tenant at the onsite VIRginia Motorsport Technology Park.
Redkoch, a company that provides training for U.S. military special forces, operators and elite law enforcement units in areas of tactics, firearms and ground mobility, will call a 10,000-square-foot space at the tech park home for the next three years.
VIR is an ideal one-stop shop for Redkoch’s headquarters, with lodging, dining and other amenities onsite in addition to its ample facilities for tactical training.
The track’s technical and high-speed driving circuits, multiple NRA-approved shooting ranges and off-road obstacle courses provide the perfect setting for real-world training to prepare for some of the tremendous challenges these service men and women face every day.
“The proximity to VIR’s outstanding onsite facilities made the VIRginia Motorsport Technology Park an obvious choice for our new headquarters,” said Tim Rice, president and CEO of Redkoch. “We currently hold two five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity government contracts, so it’s vital we provide the most dynamic, relevant and realistic training for these military and federal law enforcement agencies. Our location at VIR allows us to ensure we deliver effective and efficient training to these elite warriors at the greatest value to the government, and all with the convenience of being on property with our offices.”
The VIRginia Motorsport Technology Park serves as a major Mid-Atlantic hub for the motorsport industry, as well as others, and offers tenants a number of competitive advantages.
Tenants and owners have access to free lunchtime testing privileges on numerous track configurations, onsite lodging, full-service dining and various team-building activities.
Current tenants include SOVA Motion and the National Tire Research Center operated by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Sasco Sports, Krause & Associates, the VIPER Engine and Drivetrain Lab and Wisko Race Engineering.
“Redkoch has a notable reputation in tactical training, and we are honored to have them call VIRginia Motorsport Technology Park home,” said Connie Nyholm, CEO and owner of VIR and VIRginia Motorsport Technology Park. “VIR has a long history of supporting service men and women, and there is no better way to continue that than sharing our facilities with those training to protect our communities and country. We look forward to working with Redkoch and its trainees to ensure a successful outcome from their experiences at VIR.”
The relationship comes on the heels of another VIR military announcement. Just in time for the Michelin GT Challenge, the track’s largest race of the year taking place during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend this Friday through Sunday, VIR launched an ongoing ticket discount program in appreciation of those who have served. All active military members are now admitted to all VIR spectator events free of charge and veterans receive a 50 percent discount on tickets.
Redkoch is an internationally recognized provider of driver training. The company came to being as a result of two friends and fellow instructors engaged on the same driver training event for a military group. Asking......why? "Why are we restricted to going around and around on a race car track?". "Why are we not teaching real world evasive tactical driving?". "Why are we teaching race car techniques and not the necessary skills to deal with real world threats and hazards?".
From these "whys" we put driver training under the microscope, completely re-tooled the concept and developed a training methodology designed for the unkown road and how to mitigate real life threatening hazards.
We are committed to providing realistic training for serious operators........Training as Real as it Gets!
Our instructors are second to none, hand chosen through a rigorous selection process. You can be sure that the instruction you receive from Redkoch is from the most skilled Subject Matter Experts in the industry.