Jamaica, VA – When the green flag drops to signal the start of weekly competition at Virginia Motor Speedway in 2016 fans will see a major change in the division line-up with the FASTRAK Pro Late Model division taking over as the top division at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. After much discussion the speedway will be dropping the Limited Late Model division and elevate the FASTRAK Pro Late Models to the tracks premier division for the 2016 season and beyond.
“With the car counts going down in the Limited Late Model division and the cost to field one of those cars going up we felt it was time to make the switch with the FASTRAK Pro Late Model class being one of our fastest growing divisions in 2015,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. “This move will only help grow the division and also highlight our commitment to not only the FASTRAK Pro Late Model division but also our hosting the FASTRAK World Championship,” concluded Sawyer.
The division will now be known as the Victory Lap Pro Late Model division as long-time limited late model sponsor Victory Lap, LLC takes over the division sponsorship. With the move the FASTRAK Pro Late Model division weekly payout will now be $1000 to win and $100 to start the A-Main. The division will also take over the Championship payout from the Limited Late Models as they now compete for a $12,500 point fund of which $5000 is earmarked for the Champion.
“This move by Bill Sawyer only shows his commitment for the FASTRAK Pro Late Model division as a whole and I can’t be happier to be partnered with Bill and Virginia Motor Speedway,” stated Stan Lester. “In 2015 Virginia Motor Speedway had the highest average weekly car count of any of our partner tracks and this move will undoubtedly push those car count numbers even higher,” added Lester. “No one likes to have their division deleted from the program but when you do the math it is purely a business decision and I applaud Bill for getting this information out early,” concluded Lester.
2015 FASTRAK Pro Late Model division sponsor Aaron’s Inc. is expected to return in 2016 as not only the title sponsor of the Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned King of the Commonwealth but also move them to the prestigious position as title sponsor of the Dirt Series Championship which crowns an overall track champion.
The FASTRAK Pro Late Model division took a prominent roll at the speedway during the 2015 season with the track hosting two FASTRAK National Tour events and the $15,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship.
For more info on the payouts and point fund visit www.vamotorspeedway.com and for FASTRAK rules visit www.fastrakracing.com.
Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA and is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2016 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.