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Virginia Motor Speedway to host the 41st Annual USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports Saturday June 3rd

May 28th, 2017

Jamaica, VA – After a very successful King of the Commonwealth in April the excitement level for the Saturday June 3rd Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned 41st Annual USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsportsis running high. The $20,000 to win even will see some of the region’s top dirt late model talent in action and if that wasn’t enough there is also a $3000 to win FASTRAK Racing Series Pro Late Model event as the companion race, making this a must see event for late model fans.

“We can’t wait for the USA 100 after seeing all the phenomenal racing during the King of the Commonwealth, three and four wide in every corner had the crowd on their feet, and with $20,000 on the line again we know that the racing is going to be just as good or better,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

“Sawyer added, “if you miss this event you may miss what may well be considered the best race of 2017.”

Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro (Crate) Late Models.

This year’s format for the USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 60 lap $20,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature.

Competitor gates for Saturday June 3rd will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps.

Adult tickets are just $30; seniors (60+) $25; military $20; students 11 – 17 years old $15; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $40. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2017 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

DAVE SEAY | Director of Sales, Marketing and PR |
OFFICE: 804-758-1867 | CELL: 804-357-7223 | FAX: 804-758-3867
VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY | www.vamotorspeedway.com | 4426 Tidewater Trail | Jamaica, VA 23079

Multiple Records Fall during 10th Annual Mud Mayhem Mud Bog at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway

May 24th, 2017

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosted the first of two Mud Bog and Mud Sling’s for the 2017 season this past Saturday May 20th. The Mud Mayhem Mud Bog presented James River Equipment, Commonwealth Motorsports and Essex Concrete and in part by Aaron’s, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder drew a huge crowd and great field of competitors at the state of the art mud bog facility in Jamaica, VA.

The pleasant temperatures and sunny skies provided a tremendous day for mud bogging. 68 different competitors took turns at the state of the art 200 foot pit for a total of 146 completed passes.

Winners in each class: Super Stock A – Casey Coates in Doin’ It Dirty; Super Stock B – Tracy Hare in Twisted Jiblet; Modified A – Blake Messer in Whiskey Bent; Modified B – Ray Atkins in Haulin’ Gas; Pro Mod A – Spence Messick Jr. in Mud Runner; Pro Mod B – Lee Sturgis in The Grey Ghost; Unlimited Bog – Colton Shell – Big Bad Wolf; Unlimited X Tractor – Matthew Underwood in Hells Bells; Obstacle X – Matthew Underwood in Hells Bells; X Cuts – Dale Ellenberger in Touch of Madness; and XX Paddles – Dale Ellenberger in Touch of Madness. Katie King in Pure Aggravation took the top Nitrous/Non-blower bonus in the X Cut class and Frank “Tadpole” Emory took the top Nitrous/Non-blower bonus in the XX Paddle class. For complete results visit www.thepitatvms.com.

Four track records were broken during the day’s events with each scoring a $100 bonus in the Tadpole’s Break the Record Challenge presented by E&E Caulking. In the Super Stock A division Casey Coates in Doin’ It Dirty set a new division track record with a 6.308 second pass, breaking a record that had stood since 2008. In the Super Stock B division Tracy Hare in Twisted Jiblet set the new division track record with a 5.071 second pass; the previous record was set back in 2014. In the Mod B division Ray Atkins in Haulin’ Gas lowered the record he has held since June of 2014 with a 4.305 second pass and in the Pro Mod B division Lee Sturgis in The Grey Ghost set the new division track record with a 3.991 second pass besting the previous record set in October of 2015.

Fans and competitors wanting photos of the day’s events can contact Al Goulder (for photographs) at (804) 586-2208 or visit his website at https://almo.photoreflect.com/. For videos of the event contact Sean Cook at (804) 398-3838.

The remaining event at The Pit at VMS is scheduled for Saturday October 14th with the 13th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment, Commonwealth Motorsports and Essex Concrete. The event is also sponsored by Aaron’s, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One, Mud Book, E&E Caulking, Inc. and Truckin Thunder.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and the 13th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 or (804) 357-7223

10TH Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem Mud Bog to kick off 2017 Mud Bog Season at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway This Saturday May 20th

May 19th, 2017

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the first of two mud bogs for the 2017 season this Saturday May 20, 2017. The 10th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment, Commonwealth Motorsports and Essex Concrete will kick off the 13th season for The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway. Additional sponsorship provided by Aaron’s, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be eleven classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from super stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes. Competitors are encouraged to visit www.thepitatvms.com for the rules packages and payouts.

Adding to the excitement the Unlimited X Tractor and Obstacle X divisions will run a newly designed short course of which the divisions will run for time.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with single eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A (Small tire), B (Big Tire), Unlimited Bog, Unlimited X Tractor, Pro Modified A, Pro Modified B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11:30pm. Rules for each class are now available at www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for the 9th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem Mud Bog is Adults – $15, Children 11 – 17 years old – $12 and Children 10 and under FREE with paying adult.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through inspection.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and 10th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem Mud Bog and Mud Sling fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Justin Williams Returns to Victory Lane in Pro Late Model Action at Virginia Motor Speedway; Brett Adkins, Joey Polevoy and James Givens Also Score wins

May 9th, 2017

Jamaica, VA – In front of a packed house on Truckin thunder Scout Night at Virginia Motor Speedway, Justin Williams of Concord, VA gained a bit of redemption after finishing in the runner-up spot the last two races in the Victory Lap Pro Late Models by putting on a clinic on way to his second win of the season. After taking the lead on lap 3 in all came down to the final restart on lap 33 of the 35 lap feature. Williams would hold off Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, VA over the final two circuits to grab the victory.

“The track was great tonight, I could run anywhere on the track I needed to go. I have to thank my crew for giving me such a great race car,” commented Williams in WhosYourDriver.org Victory Lane.

Williams set fast time but started fourth due to the invert but quickly made his way to the lead passing Jared Powell on lap 3. Once out front Williams would pull away to a comfortable lead. By lap 28 Williams was working heavy traffic going 3-wide at times to stay out in front. The best race of the night was behind him for second and Logan Roberson and Matt Quade traded the spot on multiple occasions before Roberson settled into the spot with three to go. On the final restart Roberson would get inside Williams in turn 1 but Williams powered off the next corner to keep a slight advantage and go on to the win. Rounding out the top five were Roberson, Quade, Stephen Childress and Jared Powell.

In other action Joey Poelvoy of Powhatan, VA made it three Budweiser Modified wins in a row; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Brett Adkins of Saluda, VA picked up his second win of the season in a tight battle with Time Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA who set a new division track record in qualifying and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars it was James Givens of Henrico, VA with his first win of the season over defending champion Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA.

In the Collision One Limited Stock feature fast qualifier James Givens worked his way methodically from his sixth place starting position taking over the lead on lap 11 with a pass on Cory Bradley out of turn 4. Givens would hold off a late charge by Ryan Hutchens in the closing laps to grab the win. Givens started the 25 lap feature sixth due to the invert and on the drop of the green began his march to the front. Givens began his march to the front one position each lap until getting past leader Cory Bradley on lap 10 out of turn 4 for the lead. Once out front Givens only had to hold off a hard charging Hutchens for the win. Rounding out the top five Ryan Hutchens, Cory Bradley, Ernie Dettbarn and Marty Coltrain.

In the Budweiser Modified feature Joey Polevoy had to start eighth due to winning the last two events in a row but that didn’t stop him from getting to WhosYourDriver.org Victory lane for the third time in a row. Polevoy worked his way to second by lap after a two lap side by side battle with Mike Reynolds on lap nine. On the next lap Polevoy powered by Tim Schulte to take the lead. Once out front Polevoy pulled away from the field and went on to score his third win in as many tries this year. Rounding out the top 5 were Schulte, Mike Reynolds, Lance Grady and Josh Roberson.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature Brett Atkins and Tim Shelton put on a show for the majority of the 30 laps racing much of it side by side. Atkins took the lead on the opening lap and paced the field with Shelton in tow. The traded the lead four times over the 30 lap distance and had the capacity crowd on their feet. The two worked through traffic sometimes 3-wide. Adkins would hold on for his second win of the season with Shelton, Steve Causey, Chad Beahr and Brandon Sandridge rounding out the top five.

The Speedway will take next Saturday May 13th off for the Mother’s Day weekend and return Saturday May 20th when the speedway will move over to the mud bog facility to host the first of two big Mud Bog events for the 2017 season as The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosts the 10th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment, Commonwealth Motorsports and Essex Concrete. Additional sponsorship provided by Aaron’s, Atkins Propane and Petroleum, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be ten classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from Super Stock to Unlimited X Tractor with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A (Small tire), B (Big Tire), Unlimited Bog, Unlimited X Tractor, Obstacle X, Pro Mod A, Pro Mod B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11:30pm. Rules for each class are now available at the speedway’s website www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for Mud Mayhem is Adults – $15, Children 11 – 17 years old – $12 and Children 10 and under FREE with a paying adult.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2017 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway Suffers First Rain Out of the 2017 Season

April 26th, 2017

Jamaica, VA – Wet weather and the forecast for more have forced officials to cancel racing activities for Saturday April 22, 2017 at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway.

“With the rain we have already had, the cooler temperatures and more rain headed our way we are forced to make this tough decision; everyone hates a rain out”, commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The speedway will take the weekend of Saturday April 29th off due to the NASCAR events at Richmond Raceway. The Speedway will return to racing on Saturday May 6, 2017 for Truckin Thunder Scout Night.

The night will feature the 6th Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and all Scouts in uniform will get in free. Scouts, fans and competitors are all encouraged to participate. Don’t have a pinewood derby? No problem you can rent one for $10 will all the proceeds going to help the charity ChildHelp. For details on the Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby visit the track website or call (804) 758-1867.

See all four of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly divisions featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2017 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Bare Holds off Williams in Epic Battle for the Pro Late Model win at Virginia Motor Speedway

April 17th, 2017

Jamaica, VA – In what may turn out to be the race of the year only two weeks into the 2017 season Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA held off Justin Williams of Concord, VA for the win at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Bare and Williams battled 3-wide through traffic, throwing slide jobs on each other at both ends of the track for the lead. Bare finally secured the lead for the final time with a slide job on Williams in turn 2 on lap 33 of 35 to go on to the win.

Bare and Stephen Childress led the field to green with Bare take the top spot out of turn 2. On lap 6 Childress brought out a caution as he tried getting to the inside of Bare for the lead out of turn 4. That put Justin Williams on Bare’s bumper for the restart.

On under way the two began to pull away from the field as they jostled for the lead. On lap 7 Williams got under Bare out of turn 4 to take the lead by inches at the line. Williams would hold the lead until lap 15 when Bare would get inside Williams in turn 1 trapping him behind a lapped car. Bare would slide up in front of Williams and the two made contact.

Williams finally got back to Bare’s bumper on lap 21 picking him up and caring him down the frontstretch. Bare was able to keep control of his car and the lead. The two then raced through traffic at times 3-wide as they battled for the lead. On lap 33 Williams through a slide job on Bare in turn 1 only to have Bare pull a crossover move to regain the lead out of turn 2. Bare would go on to score his second win in a row with Williams following closely in second. Matt Quade, Davis Lipscombe and Corey Almond rounded out the top five.

In other action Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA took the lead from Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City, NC on lap 23 of the 30 lap Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature to grab the win; in the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA scored his second win of the season while Mother Nature took the Collision One Limited Stock feature.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature it was the Joe Weiss and Tim Shelton show. Weiss led the first circuit with Shelton on his bumper. Weiss held the top spot with Shelton behind him using every bit of the track to try and find a line around the leader. The two battle three wide through traffic on several occasions with Weiss holding on to the top spot after each challenge. The two went three wide with a lapped car out of turn 4 on lap 23 allowing Shelton to get by for the lead. Once out front Shelton would pull away and take the win with Weiss, Chad Beahr, Brett Atkins and Michael Hayes rounding out the top 5.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Tim Schulte and Jeff Solinger led the field to green with Solinger leading the first circuit. On a lap 2 restart Solinger would spin in turn 4 while leading handing the lead to Schulte. Schulte would hold the top spot until Joey Polevoy finally worked his car to the inside of Schulte for the lead out of turn 4. Once out front Polevoy would cruise to his second win of the season. Schulte, Mike Reynolds, Francis Jarrelle III and David Kendall rounding out the top five.

As the Collision One Limited Stock Cars were taking the track for their 25 lap feature the rains came pouring down forcing officials to reschedule their feature for another date to be announced.

The Speedway will return to racing next Saturday April 22nd and host week 3 of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Admission price for adults is only $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Competitor gates for Saturday April 22nd will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2017 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Brandon Overton Scores $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete Win at Virginia Motor Speedway

April 17th, 2017

Jamaica, VA – Brandon Overton of Evans, GA drove the Randy Weaver Racing #116 to its second straight Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete win on Saturday night and pocketed $20,000 in the Aaron’s King of Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway. Overton battled with Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA early and often before taking the lead for good on lap 28 of the 60-lap race.

“That race car could have driven itself around there tonight; Jonathan (Davenport) showed me how to get around turn one and I got behind in lapped traffic and then turned it around on him later,” commented Overton in victory lane.

Overton added “I just got my first $10,000 win and now a $20,000 win, it is kinda unreal I can’t thank Randy Weaver and the crew for giving me the chance to drive this car.”

After starting on the outside of the front row, Davenport took the lead from polesitter Overton with a crossover move to the inside coming off the second turn on the first lap that saw Marlar, Madden and Hubbard in third through fifth respectively.

One crossover move is worth another, as Overton returned the favor on Davenport to take the lead on lap two, as McDowell got by Hubbard for the fifth spot. The caution flag was unfurled for the first time on lap three when 2016 ULTIMATE SE Rookie of the Year Glenn Elliott spun in turn four. Marlar gave up the third spot on the track to pit under caution.

Overton pulled in front of Davenport on lap seven, and Madden worked his way back around Hubbard for the third spot. Davenport made an inside move on Overton coming off the fourth turn on lap nine to take the lead. Hubbard and Madden were still contesting the third spot, with Hubbard reclaiming the position on the 11th lap.

Davenport reached the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap 13, and McDowell got around Madden to take the fourth spot on lap 15. Overton chased down Davenport in lapped traffic, and began to challenge for the lead on lap 20. McDowell and Madden got by Hubbard to move up to third and fourth respectively on lap 20.

Davenport was able to keep Overton behind him in lapped traffic, but once they had clear race track in front of them, Overton dove to the inside going into turn three on lap 28 to take the lead from Davenport. McDowell then closed on Davenport and they raced side-by-side for second on lap 30. Elliott brought out the caution flag for a second time on lap 32 to bunch up the field for a restart.

By lap 35, Overton had pulled out to a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Marlar moved into the top five again on lap 38 when he got around Ferguson. The final caution flag of the race came out on lap 44 for debris in turn four. Overton led McDowell, Davenport, Marlar, Madden, Ferguson and Hubbard double-file back to the green flag.

Marlar passed Davenport for the third spot on lap 45, and with ten laps to go, Overton had once again opened up a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Overton found himself in lapped traffic on lap 53.

Overton had increased his lead over McDowell to a full straightaway on lap 55. At the checkered flag, Overton was out of sight of McDowell and took the checkered flag with a 4.175 second margin of victory.

In the FASTRAK Racing Pro Late Model $3000 to win feature Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, one of only a few drivers pulling double duty, returned to his dirt late model roots Saturday night and won the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete 40.

After starting on the outside of the front row for the main event, Davenport took the lead and never looked back. The driver known as “Superman” led all 40 laps for the win driving the C&H Paving Barry Wright “House Car.”

“We’re off to a good start this year with our Chevrolet Performance Circle Track Engine program, as we’re three for three so far this season,” Davenport said. “Now, if we could just get some of that success to rub off on our super late model program we would be in good shape.”

A pair of multi-car wrecks in turn one on the first two attempts to start the race accounted for two of the five caution flags in the event. Once everyone settled into a race pace, Davenport took the lead from his outside front row starting spot, followed by polesitter Ford, Justin Williams, Ron Parker of Belwood, NC in the Schaeffer Oil Rocket and Nance.

Parker passed Williams for third on lap two, and by lap seven, Davenport had opened up a half straightaway lead on Ford. By the ninth lap, Davenport caught the cars on the tail end of the lead lap, but that didn’t slow him down at all. Williams began to fade a little on lap ten, as Nance passed him for fourth, and Knight got by him for the fifth spot on lap 12.

Nance had a good run going, as he worked his way around Parker for the third position on the 14th tour. The field slowed for a caution flag on lap 16 when Beachler stalled in turn one. The double-file restart saw Davenport leading Ford, Nance, Parker, Knight, Bare, Justin Williams, Arthur, Hicks and Frankie Beard of Hartwell, GA in the Jessica Cornett Racing/CMP Automotive Mastersbilt in the second through tenth spots respectively for the restart.

On the restart, Ford pushed up high in turn four, and hit the guardrail on the front straightaway. That caused Arthur to get sideways, and grab a handful of steering wheel. Arthur didn’t hit anyone, or anything, and the field stayed green with a major shuffle behind the leader Davenport.

The caution flag came back out on lap 19 when teammates Matthew Quade of Mechanicsville, MD in the Northern Neck Chevrolet Rocket and Jared Powell of Scottsville, VA in the Northern Neck Chevrolet Rocket tangled with Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA in the Ditch Witch Longhorn in turn two.

On the restart, Bare got by Nance for the second spot in turn two, and Hornsby, after restarting in the seventh spot, made a big move and passed Nance for third on the front straightaway on lap 20. Nance fell back to fifth on lap 23 when Ford got by for the fourth spot.

Davenport encountered lapped traffic on lap 28 with a 15 car-length lead on Bare. By lap 30, Davenport had once again opened back up a half straightaway lead. Debris in turn four on lap 33 lit up the yellow bulb for a final time. With the field bunched up single file behind him, Davenport was once again up to the task, and led the seven lap dash to the finish.

Admission price for adults is only $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2017 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Rappahannock Community College Night This Saturday April 1

March 30th, 2017

Virginia Motor Speedway with Rappahannock Community College Night presented by WRAR / WNNT and the opening weekend of the 2017 season. All Rappahannock Community College students and staff with school ID will be admitted free.

The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side by side action.

Competitor gates for Saturday April 1st will open at 12pm for inspection and registration with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6pm for hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action. on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following
@vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223
DAVE SEAY | Director of Sales, Marketing and PR |
OFFICE: 804-758-1867 | CELL: 804-357-7223 | FAX: 804-758-3867
VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY | www.vamotorspeedway.com
| 4426 Tidewater Trail | Jamaica, VA 230798

12TH Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling Re-Scheduled for Saturday Oct. 15th at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway

October 15th, 2016

Jamaica, VA – After an exhausting review of weather forecasts that have the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew bringing rain to the area officials have announced that 12th Annual Down and Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports has been postponed to next Saturday October 15th. Additional sponsorship for the Run-A-Muck Mud Bog is provided by Aaron’s, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One, Northern Neck Chevrolet and Truckin Thunder.

On Saturday October 15th there will be ten classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from super stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes. Competitors are encouraged to visit www.thepitatvms.com for the
rules packages and payouts.

For the first time the Unlimited X Tractor division will be added to the program and become the first division to run a short course for time.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with single eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A (Small tire), B (Big Tire), Unlimited Bog, Unlimited X Tractor, Pro Modified A, Pro Modified B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11:30pm. Rules for each class are now available at www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for the 12th Annual Down and Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling is Adults – $15, Children 11 – 17 years old – $12 and Children 10 and under FREE with paying adult.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and the 12th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Fastrak World Championship September 16-17, 2016

September 16th, 2016

Jamaica, VA – The excitement level and anticipation for one of the tracks premier events is at an all time high as Virginia Motor Speedway gets ready to host the $15,000 to win Aaron’s Fastrak World Championships presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports. The September 16-17, 2016 weekend will feature two complete shows for the FASTRAK Chevrolet Performance Late Models, Friday September 16 will be the $5000 to win, 40 lap World Challenge and on September 17 $15,000 to win, 60 lap World Championship is the “Super Bowl” of Chevrolet Performance Late Models and will crown a “World Champion”.

Speedway and FASTRAK officials are also pleased to announce that the track has exercised its three year option and will be the host track of the FASTRAK World Championship for another three years.

“We are excited to know that the FASTRAK World Championship is remaining at Virginia Motor Speedway for the next three years. I can’t thank Bill Sawyer enough for believing in what we are doing with the Chevrolet Performance Late Model division,” commented FASTRAK founder/owner Stan Lester.

Joining the program on Saturday September 17th will be the first visit by the Southeast Dirt Modified Series for the $3000 to win “Southeast Modified Showdown”.

The speedway is offering a tremendous two-day ticket price of only $40. The special ticket will only be sold on Friday September 16th. The special price is to encourage fans to attend both nights of racing. A two-day pit pass (regardless of age) is only $40 and will also get you a seat in the grandstands as well for the two days.

This race will feature the best of the best in Pro Late Model racing. Teams from Indiana, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky are about to undertake the most exciting and biggest race of their career.

Last year’s event saw 57 competitors compete with local star Walker Arthur of Forest, VA crowned the 2015 Fastrak World Champion.

The two-day event will also include the 2nd Annual High School Quarterback Challenge on Saturday September 17th pitting many of the areas talented signal callers competing to win a $1000 scholarship for their school.

Friday September 16th admission prices will be: Adults / Seniors (60+) / Military $15; Students (11-17) – $5 and Children 10 and under free with paying adult. Friday only pit pass $25. Competitor gates will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track action will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Two-day or Saturday September 17th only admission will be: Adults – $40, seniors (60+) / military (active or retired w/I.D.) – $30, Students (11-17) – $5 and children 10 and under free with paying adult. Two-day or Saturday only pit pass $40. Competitor gates will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening 5pm. On track action will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway for the latest news and results.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 the Aaron’s Fastrak World Championship presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Saturday August 6th; Final Race of the Colonial Clash Championship

August 5th, 2016

Super Late Model Series will finally get the green flag for the $20,000 to Speedway. Mother Nature caused the rescheduling of the event from its original scheduled date of June 4th with some pretty nasty weather. Officials of both the speedway and the series worked diligently to reschedule the USA 100 and now the time has come to see who can take home

be crowned the inaugural Colonial Clash Championship presented by Dirt Nation Champion. the Colonial Clash Championship. The previous events were held at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, DE, Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, MD Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA.

The Colonial Clash Championship boasts a $17,000 point fund with $5000 going to the champion. The point fund pays the top 15 drivers as long as they have attempted all four events. Currently Dale Hollidge of Mechanicsville, MD leads Walker Arthur of Forest, VA by a slim 3 points heading into the final round of competition. Visit www.colonialclash.racing or www.ultimatesupers.com for more info.

Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro (Crate) Late Models as well as three of the Motorsports will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 60 lap $20,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature. All three track divisions will run hot lap qualifying and features only.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 6th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps.

17 years old $15; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $35. All tickets will be sold day of event. Virginia Motor Speedway will offer a $5 discount to any fan bringing a ticket stub from the Georgetown Speedway, the Potomac Speedway or the Winchester Speedway Colonial Clash Championship events. Discount is valid for grandstand admission only. lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Mother Nature Continues to Plague Virginia Motor Speedway

August 5th, 2016

Track Suffers Sixth Rain Out of Season for a night of racing the storms moved in with heavy rains and lightning
activities for Xtra 99.1 | MetroCast Business Services Night on Saturday July 30, 2016. It is the sixth rain out of the 2016 season.

feature the Ultimate Super Late Model Series competitors in a 60 lap feature paying $20,000 to win. The event will also include a $3000 to win, 40 lap FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro Late Model drivers as well as the
Trucking Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited

Some of the best Dirt Super Late Model drivers on the East Coast will be in attendance trying to pick up the huge $20,000 check and take their place in history.

The USA 100 is the fourth and final round of the Colonial Clash Championship presented by Dirt Nation. The 4-race mini series has previously visited Georgetown Speedway, Winchester Speedway and Potomac Speedway. The Colonial Clash Championship boasts a $17,000 point fund that will pay $5000 going to the champion. Currently Dale Hollidge of Mechanicsville, MD leads Walker Arthur of Forest, VA by a slim 3 points heading into the final event. The point fund will pay the top 15 drivers as long as they have attempted all four events. Visit http://www.colonialclash.racing/ for more info.

Admission price for Adults $30, seniors (60+) $25; military (active/retired under admitted free. Pit passes will be $35. lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.
On U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.
Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following
@vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host the 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 Saturday June 4th; Race Three of the Colonial Clash Championship

May 30th, 2016

Jamaica, VA – When the Ultimate Super Late Model Series visits Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday June 4th for the $20,000 to win 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports several things will have changed dramatically for the storied event. In 2015 the event paid $10,000 to win and then at the start of the 2016 season track owner Bill Sawyer announced that the race would get a purse increase to $15,000 to win. But with the loss of the April 9th King of the Commonwealth Sawyer is bringing the $20,000 to win purse and sponsor over to the USA 100.

“When we lost the April 9th King of the Commonwealth to of all things snow and cold weather, I decided we needed to make sure we took care of our sponsor Aaron’s as well as create some excitement for the USA 100, so we moved them and the $20,000 to win purse over to the USA 100,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

Sawyer added, “With the event being the third race of the Colonial Clash Championship this should add even more excitement to what is already expected to be a phenomenal four night’s of racing.”

The new Colonial Clash Championship will see the Ultimate Super Late Model Series competitors along with many of the Mid-Atlantics premier talent competing at four different tracks in four nights. Thursday June 2 at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, DE for a $5000 to win 40 lap event; Friday June 3 at Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, MD for a $5000 to win 50 lap event; Saturday June 4 at Virginia Motor Speedway for the $20,000 to win USA 100and then to Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA for a $5000 to win 50 lap event.

The Colonial Clash Championship boasts a $17,000 point fund with $5000 going to the champion. The point fund will pay the top 15 drivers as long as they have attempted all four events. Visit www.colonialclash.racingfor more info.

Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro (Crate) Late Models.

This year’s format for the Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 60 lap $20,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature.

Competitor gates for Saturday June 4th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps.

Adult tickets are just $30; seniors (60+) $25; military $20; students 11 – 17 years old $15; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $40. All tickets will be sold day of event. Virginia Motor Speedway will offer a $5 discount to any fan bringing a ticket stub from either the Georgetown Speedway event or the Potomac Speedway event. Discount is valid for grandstand admission only.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2016 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway Forced to Cancel Saturday May 21st Mud Mayhem Mud Bog

May 21st, 2016

Jamaica, VA – Due to the forecast for Saturday May 21st officials of The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway have canceled the 9th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports. With 100% chance of heavy rains forecast and the low pressure system sitting directly over Virginia, officials determined that for the safety of competitors and fans alike it was best to cancel the event.

“Words can not describe how disappointed we are with having to cancel tomorrow’s event, the facility was prepped and ready for what we felt was going to be a record breaking day. The safety of our competitors and fans is the most important aspect of what we do here at Virginia Motor Speedway,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The next mud bog is scheduled for Saturday October 8, 2016 for the 12th Annual Down & Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and 12th Annual Down & Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

9TH Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem Mud Bog to kick off 2016 Mud Bog Season at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway This Saturday May 21st

May 18th, 2016

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the first of two mud bogs for the 2016 season this Saturday may 21, 2016. The 9th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports will kick off the 12th season for The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway. Additional sponsorship provided by Aaron’s, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be ten classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from super stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes. Competitors are encouraged to visit www.thepitatvms.com for the rules packages and payouts.

New for 2016 will be the Unlimited X Tractor division which will be the first division to run a short course for time.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with single eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A (Small tire), B (Big Tire), Unlimited Bog, Unlimited X Tractor, Pro Modified A, Pro Modified B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11:30pm. Rules for each class are now available at www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for the 9th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem Mud Bog is Adults -$15, Children 11 – 17 years old – $12 and Children 10 and under FREE with paying adult.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through inspection.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and 9th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem Mud Bog and Mud Sling fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

Mother Nature Takes Fourth Race of the Season at Virginia Motor Speedway

May 16th, 2016

Jamaica, VA – Mother Nature has been relentless when it comes to racing At Virginia Motor Speedway as rain takes the fourth race of the season forcing officials to cancel activities for Truckin Thunder / Northern Neck Chevrolet Scout Night.

“This is so frustrating , we tried to wait this one out but with continued rain for the next two hours and wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour we are forced to cancel for the fourth time this season”, commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

Anyone with “Free Admission Tickets” for May 21 can utilize them on the rescheduled date of June 11. The WILL NOT be good for the May 21 or June 4 events.

Next Saturday May 21 the speedway will move over to the mud bog facility to host the first of two big Mud Bog events for the 2016 season as The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosts the 9th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports. Additional sponsorship provided by Aaron’s, Atkins Propane and Petroleum, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be seven classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from Super Stock to Unlimited X Tractor with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

New for 2016 will be the addition of the Unlimited X Tractor division. They will be the first division to run a short course during competition.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A (Small tire), B (Big Tire), Unlimited Bog, Unlimited X Tractor, Pro Modified A, Pro Modified B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11:30pm. Rules for each class are now available at the speedway’s website www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for Mud Mayhem is Adults – $15, Children 11 – 17 years old – $12 and Children 10 and under FREE with a paying adult.

16″ coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and the 9th Annual Mud Mayhem Mud Bog fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com . In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Loses Another One to Wet Weather

May 1st, 2016

Jamaica, VA – Mother Nature has not been kind to Virginia Motor Speedway. Wet weather and the forecast for more have forced officials to cancel Dirt Track Saturday Night racing activities for Saturday April 30, 2016.

“With the rain we have already had, the cold temperatures and more rain headed our way we are forced to make this tough decision. Believe me, we want to race as much as anyone else”, commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The Speedway will take the weekend of May 7th off for Mothers Day and return to racing on Saturday May 14, 2016 for Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by Northern Neck Chevrolet.

The night will feature the 5th Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and all Scouts in uniform will get in free. Scouts, fans and competitors are all encouraged to participate. Don’t have a pinewood derby? No problem you can rent one for $10 will all the proceeds going to help the charity ChildHelp. For details on the Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby visit the track website or call (804) 758-1867.

See all four of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly divisions featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2016 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Dirt Track Saturday Night Equals Exciting, Heart Pounding Racing at Virginia Motor Speedway

April 28th, 2016

Jamaica, VA – After a very successful opening night to the 47th season at Virginia Motor Speedway all four Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship divisions are set to be back in action this Saturday April 30th for Dirt Track
Saturday Night.

The evening will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side by side action.

In opening night action Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA held off Walker Arthur of Forest, VA for the victory in Victory Lap Pro Late Model action while Brian Maxey of King George, VA brought home the win in Budweiser Modifieds, Matt Ashworth of Mechanicsville, VA took home the checkers in Truckin Thunder Sportsman action and Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA grab the win in Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

Competitor gates for Saturday April 30th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Pro Late Models (30 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2016 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Canceled amid Extreme Weather Forecast

April 8th, 2016

Jamaica, Virginia – After extensive discussion and study of weather forecasts for the area, officials of Virginia Motor Speedway have reluctantly decided to cancel Saturday’s $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the
Commonwealth.

The National Weather Service is forecasting temps well below freezing for Saturday along with 20 MPH winds. There is also a high percentage of precipitation forecasted which would make preparing the track for the event
difficult if not impossible. Without a suitable make-up date the event will be postponed until 2017. However the Aaron’s title sponsorship and the $20,000 to win purse will be transferred to the USA 100 which is scheduled on Saturday, June 4th.

“This is obviously not what we wanted to happen with this event. We have poured a lot of time, effort and resources into making the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth a success. But the weather forecast is just ominous. We were hoping that it would improve but those cold temps and wind coupled with the precipitation that we will surely get and there is just no way that we could expect people to be here and be able to enjoy the event. So we will take care of our friends at Aaron’s by transferring that title to the USA 100 in June.” said Virginia Motor Speedway Director of Marketing and PR Dave Seay.

“It is very unfortunate but there isn’t anything anyone can do about the weather. Saturday just looks miserable. It just doesn’t make any sense to ask people to try to endure that kind of weather. We hate to lose a race anytime but sometimes you just have to play the cards that are dealt and do what’s best for everyone. On the bright side the weather looks good for Potomac on Friday so the weekend won’t be a total washout.” said ULTIMATE Series Owner and Founder Stan Lester.

Virginia Motor Speedway will be back in action on Saturday April 16th for the opening night of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2016 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

$20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth this Saturday April 9 at Virginia Motor Speedway

April 4th, 2016

Jamaica, VA – The wait is finally over! This Saturday April 9th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will give the green flag to the 2016 season with the running of the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth.
That means some of the best dirt late model drivers on the East Coast will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA.

The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature a 60 lap A-Main paying the winner a cool $20,000. The event will also feature a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour race for Pro (Crate) Late Model drivers.

“If you are a fan of short track racing you do not want to miss this event; the best dirt late model racers on the East Coast will be vying for that huge $20,000 check in what is the biggest short track event in the State of Virginia,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

In 2015 Randy Weaver bested a stellar field of competitors, in what was an amazing race, to take home the $20,000 winners check in the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth. In the FASTRAK National Tour event one of Virginia Motor Speedway’s driver, Walker Arthur took home the win and $3000 winners check. The speedway is expecting a great field of cars for both events this Saturday.

Admission price for adults is only $30, seniors (60+) $25; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $20, students 11 – 17 years old $15 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $40 regardless of
age and will get you a seat in the grandstands.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2016 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Preparations Underway for Virginia Motor Speedway’s 47th Season; Car Registrations Being Accepted

February 13th, 2016

Jamaica, VA – Preparations are already underway to open the 47th season of action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday April 2nd with WRAR / WNNT Night at the races. The anticipation for the first race of the season has been escalating with fans and competitors alike with both groups excited to get the speedway’s 47th season underway.

The 2016 season will consist of 13 Aaron’s Dirt Series weekly events, two high profile super late model specials and the season ending Fastrak World Championship for Pro Late Models. Aaron’s will move from title sponsor of the Pro Late Model division and become the title sponsor of the tracks Weekly Racing Dirt Series Championship. Victory Lap, LLC will move from the title of the Limited Late Model division to the Pro Late Model division which has been elevated to the track’s premier division for 2016 and beyond.

The season opening event will take place on Saturday evening April 2nd and feature a full program of Aaron’s Dirt Series action that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions.

The speedway is accepting registrations with the top twenty in each class having their number saved until February 15th when all numbers will become first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2016 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

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Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The
speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

FASTRAK Pro Late Models to become top division at Virginia Motor Speedway starting in 2016

October 30th, 2015

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.

11th Annual Down & Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog Draws Huge Crowd

October 13th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The 11th Annual Down & Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports drew a huge crowd out for what turned out to be an amazing day of racing. The event saw three division records broken during the days competition. The event was also sponsored by Aaron’s, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, Middlesex Metals, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

The enthusiastic crowd was treated to some incredible runs in both the mud bog and mud sling pits. After having four records broken during the June 20th Mud Mayhem Mud Bog no one expected to see multiple records tumble again. But when the day was done three division track records were broken with each one coming with a $100 bonus courtesy of the E&E Caulking sponsored Tapole’s Break the Record Challenge. In the Aaron’s Pro Mod B division Denny Kerley in Snoot set a new record with a run of 4.079 seconds. In the Down and Dirty Unlimited Bog division the record was broken three times with Denny Kerley in Snoot setting the final time with a 3.514 seconds. New York’s Kelly Odell in Under Pressure returned from his record setting runs during the June mud bog to lower the record once again in the James River Equipment X Cut division with a blistering 2.089 second run.

Overall 86 different competitors took turns at the state of the art 200 foot pit for a total of 172 registered passes.

Winners in each class: Super Stock A – Derek Adkins in Bad Mannerz; Super Stock B – Kyle Slaughter in Step-A-Side; Modified A – Trey Moody in Barely Legal; Modified B – Brian Vick in Pick Pocket; Pro Mod A – Kevin Click; Pro Mod B – Denny Kerley in Snoot; Unlimited Bog – Denny Kerley in Snoot; X Class & XX Class – Kelly Odell in Under Pressure.

No one was able to collect on the Atkins Petroleum & Propane “King of the Hill” Double Down Bonus that was offered again to anyone that could win both the A & B classes in the Super Stock, Modified or Pro Mod divisions.

Tonya Ricks in Dancin’ with the Devil won the Mud Book Crown presented by Kings of Mud and The Metal Shop. Her combined times in the Unlimited Bog division for both mud bogs was 7.398 seconds was 1.62 seconds better than her nearest competitor. Ricks received $750 and one of a kind trophy.

Fans and competitors wanting photos or video of the day’s events can contact Al Goulder (for photographs) at (804) 586-2208 and Sean Cook of Video Media Services (for video) at (804) 690-5877 or (804) 673-3633.

The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the mud bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway to host 11TH Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling Saturday Oct. 10th

October 1st, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 11th Annual Down and Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports Saturday October 10th featuring a state of the art 200-foot Mud Bog and Mud Sling pits. Additional sponsorship provided by Aaron’s, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from super stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes. Competitors are encouraged to visit www.thepitatvms.com for the rules packages and payouts.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the “Twin” 200 foot Mud Bog pits but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

The event will also include the car crushing Commonwealth Motorsports Monster Truck Freestyle Showdown between Steve Sims in Stone Crusher and Maxie Broaddus in Walking Tall. And for the first time at The Pit, “The Next Generation of Destruction” Weston Anderson will compete in his Mega Truck Bog Hog. Weston is the 12 year old son of Dennis Anderson the creator and driver of Grave Digger.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A (Small tire), B (Big Tire), Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified A, Pro Modified B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11:30pm. Rules for each class are now available at the speedway’s website www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for the 11th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling will see adults – $15, children 13 – 17 years old – $10 and children 12 and under FREE with paying adult.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and the 11th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling and Truck Show fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Arthur Holds Off Franklin for $15,000 FASTRAK World Championship Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Becomes Twelfth Different Winner of Event

September 21st, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The last six laps of the 12th Annual FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment was worth the price of admission alone. Home town favorite Walker Arthur of Forest, VA held off 2013 World Champion and Super Late Model standout Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC for the $15,000 victory and the title of World Champion. Arthur became the twelfth different winner of the event in its twelve year history. The win was a career best effort for Arthur.

“I hated to cut Rambo off; on that last restart I heard him digging down there so I had to steal that line or he was going to beat me coming to the white flag. I hated to do it but I believe he would have done it to me; I’m not sure but I think he would have,” commented and excited and laughing Arthur in victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Franklin, Matt Long, 2014 Champion Tim Dohm and Dillon Brown.

Walker Arthur and Mark Parks led the 24 car field to green with Parks take the lead out of turn 4. Ove the next four laps Arthur tried high and low to get by Parks, each time Parks slammed the door to hold on to the lead. On Lap five the battle for second went three wide in turns 1 and 2 with Arthur rocketing around to the outside of Parks and Kenny Compton, Jr to briefly take the lead. As the two drove into turn 4 Compton slid under Arthur to grab the lead at the line. On lap 11 the races first caution flew for a slowing Jensen Ford in turn 2.

On the double file restart Arthur swept out of turn 2 with the lead and began to pull away. On lap 21 Dennis Franklin got by Compton for second and caught Arthur in traffic just as caution flew for Daniel Baggerly with a mechanical failure in turn 2. The car making a move to the front and maybe the fastest car on the track other than Arthur was Matt Long who had worked his way to third from a eighth starting position.

By lap 40 Arthur had worked his lead out to a 4-car length advantage over Franklin and Long. Behind them Tim Dohm and Tyler Bare battled for fourth. With ten to go Arthur held a six car-length advantage over Franklin. With the laps winding down Franklin worked every groove on the track to try and close on the leader. On lap 51 Arthur began to run into slower traffic allowing Franklin and Long to close on his bumper.

On lap 54, caution would fly first for a spin by night one winner Corey Gordon in turn 4 and then on the restart it flew one more time when Rick Williams had an engine expire on the front stretch. On the races final restart Franklin jumped to the inside of Arthur heading into three. The two raced side by side back to the line for the next four laps with Arthur holding the lead by inches. With the crowd at its feet Arthur and Franklin dove back into turn three door to door. Heading into turn 4 Arthur cut off Franklin’s line coming out of turn 4 to the white. The move was just enough to keep Franklin on his rear quarter panel and go on to take the win by ,484 seconds.

Rounding out the top ten were Franklin, Matt Long, 2014 Champion Tim Dohm, Dillon Brown, Tyler Bare, Ron Parker, Mark Parks, TJ Salango and Ryan Montgomery.

Heat race winners were Walker Arthur, Mark Parks, Dennis Franklin and Kenny Compton Jr.

B-Main winners were Aaron Barley and Corey Gordon.

In the 1st Annual Virginia State Quarterback Challenge Cheyton Pine of Lafayette High School won his school a $1000 scholarship with a throw of 164’-5”.

The speedway will now switch gears and host the 11th Annual Down and Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud sling presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports on Saturday October 10th. Information on the event can be found at www.thepitatvms.com.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Corey Gordon Cashes in Big with $5000 Fastrak World Challenge Victory on Opening Night of Fastrak World Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 19th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Corey Gordon’s day didn’t start out as he planned, breaking a drive shaft in practice. But his performance from that point on was absolutely flawless. Gordon won his heat and then went on to score the biggest win of his young career. Gordon of Charlotte, NC took command of the event on the opening lap of the 40 lap Fastrak World Challenge from his outside starting position and then survived several intense restarts with David smith of Inman, SC to take the $5000 World Challenge victory on the opening night of the Fastrak World Championship presented by James River Equipment at Virginia Motor Speedway.

“I wanted to just pack up and go home after breaking the drive shaft earlier in the day; I have to thank Teddy Tate for helping with another drive shaft. I can’t believe we are here in victory lane after the day we have had, I have to thank God first of all and my crew for working so hard to get us here,” commented Gordon in victory lane.

David Smith and Corey Gordon led the 24 car field to green with Gordon rocketing to the lead with Smith flowing in second. On lap 8 the races first caution would fly for a spin by Jimmy Duncan in turn 4. Several cautions followed on restarts slowing the action. On the lap 10 restart action went three wide with Smith, Daniel Baggerly and Matt Long battling for the second spot. Several cautions closed the field on Gordon’s bumper but on each restart he was able to pull away from the battle for second.

On lap 18 the battle for third heated up as Baggerly worked to keep Long at bay. The two raced side by side the next two laps before Long would get by out of turn 4. Once in third, Long set out to catch Smith who was trying to keep pace with Gordon who was setting a blistering pace.

On lap 32 Long caught Smith in turn 3 and the two began a side by side back and forth battle for second. With Smith and Long battling for second Gordon was able to stretch out his lead and go on to the $5000 victory. The win was Gordon’s biggest win of his career.

Heat race winners were David Smith, Corey Gordon, Aaron Barley and Ron Parker.

B-Main winners were Kenny Compton Jr. and Mark Parks.

The Speedway will be back in action tomorrow night for night 2 of the Fastrak World Championship presented by James River Equipment. The competitors of the Fastrak Pro Late Models will be competing for the $15,000 top prize and to be crowned the World Champion.

Spectator gates will open at 4pm with on track action beginning at 6pm with practice. The program will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Mains and the 60 lap feature.

For those that cannot make it to track, they can watch every lap of every race on RACEFEEDX. Go towww.racefeedx.com to order your Saturday night package. Broadcast begins at 8pm EST with qualifying.

Saturday September 19th admission will be: Adults – $25, Seniors (60+) – $25, Military (active or retired w/I.D.) – $15, Students (11-17) – $10 and Children 10 and under free with paying adult.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Fastrak World Championship This Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, 2015

September 16th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The wait is finally over as Virginia Motor Speedway will host the $15,000 to win Fastrak World Championships presented by James River Equipment this Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, 2015. The two-day event will include two complete shows culminating in the $15,000 to win Fastrak World Championships presented by James River Equipment.

The weekend’s activities will begin Friday September 18th with a $5000 to win, 40 lap event that will include an extended practice, qualifying, heats, B-Mains and the40 lap feature.

Saturday, September 19th the speedway will host the biggest race in Pro Late Model racing, the $15,000 to win Fastrak World Championships presented by James River Equipment. The 60 lap event will include practice, heats, B-Mains and the feature to crown a World Champion. Saturday’s activities will also include the BB&T Autograph session giving fans a chance to meeting some of the top Pro Late Model drivers in person.

The speedway is offering a tremendous two-day ticket price of only $22. The special ticket will only be sold on Friday September 18th. The special price is to encourage fans to attend both nights of racing. A two-day pit pass (regardless of age) is only $40 and will also get you a seat in the grandstands as well for the two days.

This race will feature the best of the best in Pro Late Model racing. Teams from Indiana, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky are about to undertake the most exciting and biggest race of their career.

Last year’s event saw 55 competitors compete with Tim Dohm of Charleston, WV crowned the 2014 Fastrak World Champion.

Friday September 18th admission prices will be: Adults / Seniors (60+) / Military / Students (11-17) – $15 and Children 10 and under free with paying adult. Competitor gates will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track action will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Saturday September 19th admission will be: Adults – $25, Seniors (60+) – $25, Military (active or retired w/I.D.) – $15, Students (11-17) – $10 and Children 10 and under free with paying adult. Competitor gates will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening 5pm. On track action will begin at 6:30pm with modified hot laps and qualifying.

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ABOUT VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY:Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

ABOUT JAMES RIVER EQUIPMENT:

James River Equipment is your full-service equipment and tractor dealership dedicated to the needs of our agriculture, construction, forestry, commercial and residential customers in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Our services include equipment sales, parts, service and rentals. With 30 full service locations and over 100 field service vehicles, we stand ready for when you need us to keep you up and running! For dealer locations and equipment info visit www.jamesriverequipment.com or call (804) 798-6001.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and the Fastrak World Championship presented by James River Equipment fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Tyler Bare Makes Last Lap Pass for Aaron’s Pro Late Model Win and Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 9th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA passed Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA heading to the white flag and then held off Lipscombe to take his fourth Aaron’s Pro Late Model win of the season and be crowned the 2015 Champion. Bare became the first third generation driver to win a championship at Virginia Motor Speedway.

Booper Bare and Davis Lipscombe led the field to green with Lipscombe darting to the lead. On a lap 13 restart Tyler Bare got under his dad for second and then set out to reel in Lipscombe. On lap 22 Bare closed in on Lipscombe and finally worked inside him for the lead as the two came to the white flag. Bare would go on to score the win and put an exclamation point on his 2015 Championship season. Rounding out the top five were Lipscombe, Daniel Baggerly, Booper Bare and Jimmy Duncan.

In other action Justin Williams of Cord, VA got by David Williams of Mechanicsville, MD on lap 24 to grab the lead and go on to his fifth Victory Lap Late Model win of the season and be crowned the 2015 Champion, it was his third championship in a row; In the Budweiser Modified division Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD got the lead from James Sparks of Hollywood, MD on lap 16 and went on to score his sixth win of the season and be crowned the 2015 Champion, it was his second championship in a row; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division Timmy Brann of Warsaw, VA held off Jeremiah Marshall at the line by .042 seconds to claim his second win of the season; Chad Beahr of Mechanicsville, VA rebounded from an opening lap spin to be crowned the 2015 Truckin Sportsman Champion; and in the Collision One Limited Stock division Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA held off Stephen Childress for his fourth victory and was crowned the 2015 Champion.

The night for the Victory Lap Late Models started off with Tyler Emory of King George, VA setting a new track record with a lap of 17.654 seconds. That record stood for about five minutes before Justin Williams of Concord, VA set a new track record with a lap of 17.649 seconds.

On the drop of the green David Williams bolted to the lead with Justin Williams following in second. The two pulled away from Emory who was trailing by five car lengths in third. Justin Williams would try both the inside and outside of David Williams on several occasions for the lead. On lap 15 Justin Williams looked like he was headed for the turn 3 wall backwards when he regained control of his car to stay in second. That allowed David Williams to pull away by about twelve car lengths. It took Justin Williams five laps to get back to the back bumper of David Williams. Justin Williams drove inside David Williams out of turn 4 several times only to come up inches short at the line. On lap 25 Justin Williams finally got by David Williams on lap 24 for the lead. The two would beat and bang for the next four laps with Justin Williams pulling away on the final circuit to get his fifth win of the season and cap off his third championship in a row. Rounding out the top five were David Williams, Tyler Emory, Billy Hubbard and Billy Tucker.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Matt Quade battled with James Sparks of Hollywood, MD for the first fourteen laps with Sparks holding Quade at bay. On lap fifteen Sparks car slowed in turn 4 due to mechanical failure and handing the lead over to Quade. On the restart Qaude would pull away from the field and go on to his sixth win of the season and his second championship in a row. Rounding out the top five were Brian Maxey, Brent Bordeaux, Tim Schulte and William Mongold.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature Timmy Brann and point leader Chad Beahr led the field to green with Brann powering off of turn 2 to take the lead. Beahr would spin in turn 4 sending him to the rear of the field and putting a possible damper on his title run. Brann would pull away to a pretty sizeable lead. Jeremiah Marshall would reel in Brann in lapped traffic. On the last lap Marshall would dive under Brann out of turn 4 to pull door to door with Brann. The two would come across the finish line in a dead heat and Brann winning by .042 seconds. Rounding out the top five were Marshall, James Snead, Brett Adkins and Matt Ashworth. Chad Beahr would rebound to a ninth place finish and be crowned the 2015 Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion.

In the Collision One Limited Stock 29 lap feature Ryan Hutchens survived a rough and tumble outing to score his fourth win of the season. Hutchens took over the lead in a three wide battle on lap 12. Once out front Hutchens would hold off Stephen Childress for the win. Rounding out the top five were Chris Maxey, Brian Bradley and Dylan Loving.

The speedway will take the week off due to the NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway and return to racing Friday and Saturday September 18th and 19th to host the Fastrak World Championship presented by James River Equipment.

The two-day show will feature a $5000 to win 40 lap event on Friday September 18th and the $15,000 to win 60 lap Fastrak World Championship presented by James River Equipment on Saturday September 19th. The speedway is offering a fantastic two-day ticket price of only $22. There will be single day prices for both Friday and Saturday.

For information on the Fastrak World Championship presented by James River Equipment visit www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Collision One / Aaron’s Championship Night This Saturday September 5th

September 3rd, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday September 5th to host Collision One / Aaron’s Championship Night and final week of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Champions in all five divisions will be determined by night’s end.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division third generation driver Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA continues atop the standings even after second place Mark Parks of Lynchburg, VA picked up the win this past Saturday. Bare’s advantage over Parks is now 34 points. If Bare holds on to collect the championship he will become the third generation of his family to win a championship at the speedway.

In the Budweiser Modified division defending champion Matt Quade Mechanicsville, MD continues to lead the points although he gave up one point this past Saturday in a race that featured him in a three way battle for the win with Joey Polevoy and eventual race winner Brian Maxey. Quade has a 25 point lead on Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA as they head into the final event.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division Chad Beahr of Mechanicsville, VA rebounded from a terrible finish on August 15th with a third place finish on Saturday. Beahr got back some of the points he had lost and now holds a 25 point advantage over Tommy Upshaw of West Point, VA. Former track champion Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA will try one more time to collect his 200th career victory before the season ends.

And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA continues atop the standings with a 30 point advantage over Chad Champion of Beaverdam, VA.

Competitor gates for Saturday September 5th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are scheduled for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com and view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2015 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Mark Parks Holds Off Booper Bare for Aaron’s Pro Late Model Win at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 31st, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Mark Parks of Lynchburg, VA held off a hard charging Booper Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA to take home the victory in the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on Northern Neck Chevrolet / Pepsi / WIGO Night.

“Getting a win here is so tough and to hold off Booper Bare is even tougher; I have to thank my crew from giving me such a great car tonight,” commented- Parks in victory lane.

Parks grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag with Lipscombe holding onto second. Bare got inside Lipscombe on lap 4 to take over second and then set out to reel in Parks. Parks used the low side while Bare worked the cushion as the two pulled away from the battle for third between Lipscombe and Tyler Bare. On lap 18 Bare changed his line and looked inside Parks in turn 1 but Parks was up to the task and held on to the top spot. Several restarts allowed Bare a chance to get by Parks only to have to settle for second. Parks would go on to collect his second win of the season. Following Parks to the finish were Booper Bare, Davis Lipscombe, Tyler Bare and Ricky Wells.

In other action Justin Williams of Concord, VA came from sixth to take the win in the Victory Lap Late Model feature; in the Budweiser Modified division Brian Maxey of King George, VA held off Joey Polevoy and Matt Quade to score the win; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature Matt Ashworth of Mechanicsville, VA claimed the lead from James Snead of Fredericksburg, VA on lap 14 and went on to collect the win and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Shawn Otey of Aylett, VA scored a hard fought victory on his 40th birthday.

It took defending champion and current point leader Justin Williams of Concord, VA seventeen laps to take over the lead from his sixth place starting position; but once out front he set sail on way to his sixth win of the season. Williams set fast time and inverted the top six drivers for the start. By lap 8 he was in third battling David Williams for second. On lap 12 David Williams scrapped the backstretch wall out of turn 2 opening the door for Justin Williams to take over second. On lap 16 got under leader Billy Hubbard out of turn 2 to take over the lead and go on to take his sixth victory of the season. Rounding out the top 5 were Michael Batten, Stephen Childress, Brandon Long and Anthony Kincaid.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Brian Maxey of King George, VA withstood a tough battle with Joey Polevoy and Matt Quade to score his second win of the season. Maxey and Hunter McClendon led the field to green with Maxey taking the top spot out of turn 2. Maxey and Qaude battled back and forth for the lead over the first 13 laps and on lap 14 came up on slower traffic. The two touched in turn 4 with Maxey keeping his momentum and leaving Quade to deal with Polevoy. With Polevoy and Quade battling for second Maxey went on to score the win. Rounding out the top 5 were Polevoy, Quade, Brent Bordeaux and Josh Harris.

Matt Ashworth of Mechanicsville, VA took the lead from James Snead of Fredericksburg, VA on lap 13 out of turn 4 after Snead bobbled heading into the corner. Ashworth then went on to score his second win of the season. Ashworth worked his way from his seventh place starting position getting to Snead’s rear bumper by lap 6. Ashworth tried several times to get by for the lead but the bobble on lap 13 was what he needed to grab the tp spot and go onto the win. Rounding out the top 5 were Snead, Chad Beahr, Roger Jamerson and Jeremiah Marshall.

David Bowler and Shawn Otey led the Collision One Limited Stock field to green with Otey taking the top spot out of turn 2 followed by James Givens in second. The two traded paint for several laps swapping the lead back and forth. On lap 12 it looked as if Givens would take the lead out of turn 2 but caution flew sending Otey back to the top spot for the restart. On the restart the two made contact several times allowing Stephen Childress to join the battle for the lead. On the next lap Givens and Childress got together sending them to the rear for the restart. Otey would go on to score the win in his first race of 2015 on his 40th birthday. Rounding out the top 5 were Chad Champion, Ryan Hutchens, Michael Hayes and Marty Coltrain.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday September 5th to host Collision One / Aaron’s Championship Night and final week of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Champions in all five divisions will be determined by night’s end.

Competitor gates for Saturday September 5th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Northern Neck Chevrolet / Pepsi / WIGO Night This Saturday August 29th

August 26th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday August 29th to host Northern Neck Chevrolet / Pepsi / WIGO Night and week thirteen of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

With only two championship point races left the action on the track is sure to be exciting. In the Victory Lap Late Models defending champion Justin Williams of Concord, VA holds a one point lead over David Williams of Mechanicsville, MD in what is the tightest point battle of all five divisions.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division third generation driver Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA holds a 41 point advantage over Mark Parks of Lynchburg, VA. If Bare holds on to collect the championship he will join his grandfather and father as champions at the speedway.

In the Budweiser Modified division Matt Quade Mechanicsville, MD continues to lead the points even after a tough outing last time out. Quade has a 26 point lead on Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA with two races to go.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division Chad Beahr of Mechanicsville, VA holds a 14 point advantage over Tommy Upshaw of West Point, VA. Former track champion Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA will be trying to collect his 200th victory come Saturday night.

And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA continues atop the standings with a 36 point advantage over Chad Champion of Beaverdam, VA.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 29th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Walker Arthur Makes Late Pass to Capture Aaron’s Pro Late Model win at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 19th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Walker Arthur of Forest, VA put on a show on his way to picking up his first Aaron’s Pro Late Model win of the season at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Arthur would work the cushion and pass then leader Davis Lipscombe on lap 22 out of turn 4 to take the lead and go on to the victory.

Ricky Wells and Davis Lipscombe led the field to green with Lipscombe gaining control out of turn 2 to take the lead. Lipscombe pulled away to as much as a full straight lead as Wells, Arthur and Mark Parks battled for second. Arthur finally secured second from Wells on lap 11 out of turn 4. Arthur, using the cushion, began reeling in Lipscombe as the two worked through lapped traffic. On lap 20 Arthur had finally caught Lipscombe in turn 2. Lipscombe worked to keep Arthur at bay but as they exited turn 4 on lap 22 Arthur rocketed by to take the lead at the line. Arthur would go on to capture his first victory of the season.

“The track was really fast tonight and the outside was working for me; it feels great to finally get this car back in victory lane,” commented Arthur in victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Davis Lipscombe, Mark Parks, fast qualifier Tyler Bare and Ricky Wells.

In other action David Williams of Mechanicsville, MD picked up his second Victory Lap Late Model win; Bret Hamilton of Powhatan, VA would score his first Budweiser Modified win of the season; Matt Ashworth would score his first Truckin Thunder Sportsman victory and Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA would hold off Chris Champion for the win in Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

In the Victory Lap Late Model 30 lap feature David Williams and Bill Hubbard led the field to green with Hubbard taking advantage from the outside to take the lead out of turn 2. Hubbard would pace the field with Williams and Stephen Childress battling for second. A caution on lap 6 saw the current point leader Justin Williams hit the wall in turn 1 ending his night.

On the restart Williams and Childress battled for second while Hubbard pulled away. Williams would secure second on lap 8 and set out to catch Hubbard who had moved out to an eight car length lead. On lap 10 Williams swept outside Hubbard coming out of turn for to take the lead. A caution on lap 19 for Hubbard, who exploded a rearend , closed the field up for the final restart. On the restart Williams pulled away and went on to collect his second win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Childress, Billy Tucker, Anthony Kincaid and Joe Ender.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Bret Hamilton and Josh Harris led the field to green with Harris securing the top spot out of turn 2. Harris, Hamilton and Joey Polevoy battled for the top spot over the first 20 laps. On lap 20 Harris began showing smoke and on lap 21 Hamilton took advantage by diving under him in turn 1 to take the lead. Polevoy got by Harris in turn 1 on the following circuit but could not reel in the leader Hamilton who went on to take the win. Polevoy, Harris, William Mongold and Brent Bordeaux rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature Matt Ashworth and Troy Doggett led the field to green with Ashworth taking the lead out of turn 2. Behind him Jeremiah Marshall, James Snead and Roger Jamerson all battled for second. The races only caution on lap 13 closed the field on Ashworth’s bumper for the restart. On the restart Ashworth pulled away and went on to take his first win of the season. Marshall, Snead, Joe Weiss and Roger Jamerson rounded out the top five.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature David Bowler and Chad Champion led the field to green with Stephen Childress coming from his fourth place starting position to lead the first circuit. Childress pulled away as Champion, Brian Bradley, Ryan Hutchens and James Givens all battled for second. Givens would muscle his way to second by lap 10 and set out to reel in Childress. On lap 17 Childress would break in turn 2 and collect Givens in the process, sending both to the pits. Givens would return to the rear of the field as Hutchens lead the field back to green. On the final lap Chris Champion worked to get inside Hutchens down the backstretch with Cory Bradley right on his bumper. Hutchens led the three of them out of turn four to the line and picked up his third win of the season. Chris Champion, Cory Bradley, Blair Sibley and Marty Coltrain rounded out the top 5.

The speedway will take the weekend of August 22nd off and return to racing Saturday August 29th to host Northern Neck Chevrolet / Pepsi / WIGO Night and week thirteen of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 29th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

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Jimmy Duncan Holds off Walker Arthur for Career First Aaron’s Pro Late Model Win in Front of Record Crowd at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 13th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – A record breaking crowd got to see some great racing at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for Xtra 99.1 | Hockey Fights Hunger Night that included a career first Aaron’s Pro Late Model win by Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA. The speedway also collected an estimated 5000 pounds of food for FeedMore which operates the food bank.

Duncan grab the lead on the opening lap and pulled away while the field battled for second on back. A caution on lap 22 erased a huge lead and set up a three lap dash for the win between Duncan and Walker Arthur. Arthur tried several times to get inside Duncan but Duncan was up to the challenge and went on to score his career first Aaron’s Pro Late Model win.

“We have worked so hard to get here in victory lane in this division; the competition is so tough that it just makes this win that much sweeter,” commented a very elated Duncan in victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Walker Arthur, Davis Lipscombe, Tyler Bare and Ricky Wells.

In other action Justin Williams of Concord, VA picked up his third Victory Lap Late Model win of the season. In the Budweiser Modified division Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD caused the first caution went to the rear and then made the winning pass on lap 22 to score his fifth win of the season. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Brett Adkins of Saluda, VA picked up the win in a caution field feature. And in the Collision One Limited Stock division James Givens of Henrico, VA took the lead from Ryan Hutchens on lap 14 and went on to score his fourth win in a row.

Jimmy Duncan and Corey Almond led the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division to green with Duncan grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Behind him the battle for second went three wide between Ricky Wells, Walker Arthur and Davis Lipscombe with Arthur taking over the second spot. On lap 21 Arthur began his assault on the top spot but Duncan was able to hold off every challenge. A caution on lap 22 set up a three lap dash for the win. On the restart Duncan got a good start but Arthur worked back to his inside. Each time Duncan was able to hold Arthur off and went on to score his career first win in the division. Rounding out the top five were Arthur, Lipscombe, fast qualifier Tyler Bare and Ricky Wells.

In the Victory Lap Late Model 30 lap feature current point leader and defending champion used a daring pass on the opening lap to take the lead and go on to take his third win of the season. On the drop of the green flag Williams made it three wide in turn 1 with Billy Hubbard and David Williams. Once out front Justin Williams pulled away while David Williams and Walker Arthur put on a great battle for second. Williams would go on to win his third race of the season and second in a row. Rounding out the top five were David Williams, Walker Arthur, Michael Batten and Stephen Childress.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature defending champion Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD took the lead from race leader Brent Bordeaux of Fredericksburg, VA with a pass out of turn 4 on lap 22 and went on to score his fifth win of the season. Quade’s win did not come easy as he caused the races first caution wrecking in turn 1. After going to the rear Quade picked off cars one by one making his front making into the top five with 9 laps to go. For the next five laps Qaude worked the back of Bordeaux for the lead finally taking it on lap 22. Quade would then cruise to the win. Rounding out the top five were Bordeaux, Mike Reynolds, Hunter McClendon and Joey Polevoy.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature Brett Adkins took the lead from Matt Ashworth on lap 14 and went on to win the caution filled event. Timmy Brann and Ashworth led the field to green with Ashworth taking over the top spot out of turn 2. With Ashworth out front a three wide battle for second between Brann, Tim Shelton and Adkins heated up. When it was all said and done Adkins had control of second and set out to reel in Ashworth. On lap 14 Adkins powered inside Ashworth down the backstretch to take over the lead and then went on to his third win of the season and second in a row. Rounding out the top five were Jeremiah Marshall, Roger Jamerson, Tim Shelton and Troy Doggett.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature David Bowler and Chad Champion led the field to green with Champion taking the lead on the opening circuit. Behind Champion Brian Bradley, Ryan Hutchens and James Givens joined the battle for the lead the four drivers went four wide on several occasions. On lap 7 Ryan Hutchens got by to take the lead with Bradley and Givens in tow. On lap 12 Givens got under Bradley in turn 4 for second and set out for Hutchens. On lap 14 got inside Hutchens in turn 3 and took the lead at the line. Once out front Givens was able to motor to his fourth win in a row. Rounding out the top five were Hutchens, Cory Bradley, Marty Coltrain and Chad Champion.

The speedway will take return to racing Saturday August 15th to host week twelve of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 15th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Week 12 of VMS Dirt Series Season This Saturday August 15th

August 12th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday August 15th to host week twelve of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 15th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Host Xtra 99.1 | Hockey Fights Hunger Night This Saturday August 8th

August 4th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this coming Saturday August 8th to host Hockey Fights Hunger | Xtra 99.1 Night and week eleven of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Officials and team members of the Richmond Generals Hockey team and Jeremy’s Game will be on hand to help collect canned goods for FeedMore. As a thank you for helping fight hunger fans can receive a free general admission ticket for every two (2) non-perishable items donated. For a list of items needed you can visit the track’s website or visit www.feedmore.org/foodbank.

FeedMore is Central Virginia’s hunger-relief leader made up of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia and the Community Kitchen. Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger to enhance lives in our community; FeedMore’s programs provide hunger relief to our region’s most vulnerable populations, particularly children, families and seniors.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 8th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Bring two (2) non-perishable items and get a FREE general admission ticket. There are no limits on the number of tickets but must donate two items per ticket.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Davis Lipscombe Scores Career First Aaron’s Pro Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 3rd, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Beautiful skies and weather greeted the fans and competitors for Northern Neck Chevrolet | MetroCast Business Services Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. After three rain outs the competitors were anxious to get back to racing and offered up some of the best racing of the season for the fans. In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA started on the pole and looked to be cruising to a comforatbale win when caution came back out to close the filed back up on his bumper. From there Lipscombe fended off several challenges over the final five laps to score his career first Aaron’s Pro Late Model victory.

“I can’t tell you how good this feels; we have been working so hard in this Pro Late Model division to get a win but the competition is so tough here at Virginia Motor Speedway,” commented a very excited Lipscombe in victory lane.

Lipscombe and Brett Adkins led the field to green with Lipscombe taking the top spot out of two. Once out front Lipscombe worked to a full straight lead while Adkins and Tyler Bare put on a side by side show for fifteen laps. Caution would come out on lap 21 closing everyone on the leader’s bumper for a restart with four to go. Lipscombe would pull away with Mark Parks passing both Adkins and Bare for second. Once in second Parks reeled n the leader and looked to be in position to make the pass for the lead when caution came out with two to go. On the final restart Lipscombe was able to hold off Parks and go on to score the victory. Parks, Bare, Paul McGinley and Adkins rounded out the top five.

In other action Justin Williams of Concord, VA spun on lap nine of the Victory Lap Late Model feature went to the rear then worked his way to the front taking the lead on lap 21, muscling Joe Ender from the top spot to then cruise to his second win of the season.

In the Budweiser Modifieds Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD battled with his uncle Mike Reynolds of Clements, MD for nine laps nearly side by side the whole time to get past on lap 19 and go on to score his fourth win of the season.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature Brett Adkins of Gloucester. VA battled with Jeremiah Marshall of Stuarts Draft, VA going to the outside of turn 2 to take the lead and the eventual win.

And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature James Givens of Henrico, VA raced from his thirteenth starting position to take his third victory in a row.

The speedway will take next Saturday August 1st off and return to racing this coming Saturday August 8th to host Hockey Fights Hunger | Xtra 99.1 Night and week eleven of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Officials and team members of the Richmond Generals Hockey team and Jeremy’s Game will be on hand to help collect canned goods for FeedMore. Fans can receive a free general admission ticket for every two (2) non-perishable items donated. For a list of items needed you can visit the track’s website or visit www.feedmore.org/foodbank.

FeedMore is Central Virginia’s hunger-relief leader made up of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia and the Community Kitchen. Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger to enhance lives in our community; FeedMore’s programs provide hunger relief to our region’s most vulnerable populations, particularly children, families and seniors.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 8th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20. Bring two (2) non-perishable items and get a general admission ticket. There are no limits on the number of tickets but must donate two items per ticket.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Host Northern Neck Chevrolet / MetroCast Business Services / Xtra 99.1 Night This Saturday July 25th

July 23rd, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday July 25th to host Northern Neck Chevrolet / MetroCast Business Night. After three straight rain outs fans and competitors alike are anxious to get back to racing. Fans can get a $5.00 discount on general admission tickets by mentioning Northern Neck Chevrolet or MetroCast Business Services at the ticket window on Saturday night.

Week ten of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday July 25th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Mother Nature Takes Third Race in a Row at Virginia Motor Speedway

July 13th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – With heavy rains already pounding the speedway and with additional wet weather forecast for the rest of the day officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway officials have canceled racing for Saturday July 11th. It is the track’s third rain out in a row.

“This is so unbelievable; we just can’t get a break from Mother Nature. Heavy rains began this morning and have just not let up. Hopefully we will get out of this weather pattern and get back to racing”, commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The speedway has a scheduled week off for Saturday July 18th off and will return to racing on Saturday July 25th to host Northern Neck Chevrolet / MetroCast Business Night and week ten of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday July 25th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday July 11th

July 9th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday July 11th for Dirt Track Saturday Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in VMS Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday July 11th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (20 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete 2015 season schedule, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Inclement Weather Forces Cancellation of Saturday June 27th Races at Virginia Motor Speedway

June 28th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Due to torrential rains and additional wet weather forecasted for tonight and all day tomorrow officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway officials have canceled racing for Saturday June 27th. It is the second rainout for the month of June and of the season.

“This area has been hammered by torrential rains over the last several nights resulting in standing water around the facility and with the forecast calling for more heavy rain tonight and all day tomorrow we felt it best to go ahead and cancel tomorrow’s events”, commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The speedway will take next Saturday July 4th off and return to racing on Saturday June 11th to host week nine of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday July 11th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway

Record Breaking Kind of Day During 8thAnnual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment at the Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway

June 24th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – A hot and humid afternoon led to some great mud bogging at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway. The 8th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment saw four division records broken during the days competition. The event was also sponsored by Aaron’s, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, Kalbone’s Speed & Off Road, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

The great crowd was treated to some incredible runs in both the mud bog and mud sling pits. The day of setting new records also spilled over to the competitors, as several division records were broken during competition. In all four division track records were broken. Heading into the competition E&E Caulking sponsored the Tapole’s Break the Record Challenge which paid out an additional $100 bonus to break a record. In the Aaron’s Pro Mod B division Kenny Crowder in Mr. Nasty Time set a new record with a run of 4.211 seconds that ended in a spectacular crash at the end. Crowder would emerge unhurt. In the Down and Dirty Unlimited Bog division The Pit’s “Fastest Woman” proved again she is fast with a record setting 3.802 second run. The James River Equipment X Cut and Victory Lap XX Paddle dragster divisions were dominated by New York’s Kelly Odell as he set the fastest pass ever in the history of The Pit with a 1.987 second run in the XX Paddle’s. He also broke the X Cut record with a run of 2.267 seconds.

Overall 68 different competitors took turns at the state of the art 200 foot pit for a total of 156 registered passes.

Winners in each class: Super Stock A – Neil McClanan in Never Enough; Super Stock B – Kyle Slaughter in Step-A-Side; Modified A and B – Tonya Ricks in Dancin With the Devil; Pro Mod A – Spence Messick Jr. in Mud Runner; Pro Mod B – Kenny Crowder in Mr. Nasty Time; Unlimited Bog – Tonya Ricks in Dacin With the Devil; X Class & XX Class – Kelly Odell in Under Pressure.

The Atkins Petroleum & Propane “King of the Hill” Double Down Bonus was offered again to anyone that could win both the A & B classes in the Super Stock, Modified or Pro Mod divisions. Tonya Ricks in Dancin with the Devil was able to take home the $500 bonus by winning both classes in the Modified division.

Tonya Ricks also picked up a $100 bonus from Guthrie and Sons Heating & Cooling by having the fastest time in After Hours Fabrication Mod A competition.

Fans and competitors wanting photos or video of the day’s events can contact Al Goulder (for photographs) at (804) 586-2208 and Sean Cook of Video Media Services (for video) at (804) 690-5877 or (804) 673-3633.

The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the mud bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday June 27th

June 23rd, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday June 27th for Dirt Track Saturday Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in VMS Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday June 27th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (20 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete 2015 season schedule, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

8TH Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem Mud Bog to kick off 2015 Mud Bog Season at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway Saturday June 20th

June 11th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the first of two mud bogs for the 2015 season on Saturday June 20, 2015. The 8th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment will kick off the 11th season for The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway. Additional sponsorship provided by Aaron’s, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, Kalbone’s Speed & Off Road, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from super stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes. Competitors are encouraged to visit www.thepitatvms.com for the rules packages and payouts.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with single eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A (Small tire), B (Big Tire), Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified A, Pro Modified B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11:30pm. Rules for each class are now available at www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for the 8th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem Mud Bog is Adults – $15, Children 13 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 12 and under FREE with paying adult.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through inspection.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and 8th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem Mud Bog and Mud Sling fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway Suffers First Rainout of Season

June 7th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – After five days of torrential rains soaking the grounds at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway officials have canceled racing for Saturday June 6th. It is the first rainout of the season.

“The week long rain has flooded the grounds and made it impossible to get the track and parking areas into an acceptable safe condition for tomorrow’s events so we unfortunately have to cancel tomorrow’s event”, commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The speedway will take next week off and then move over to the mud bog facility to host the first of two big Mud Bog events for the 2015 season. Saturday June 20th The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosts the 8th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment. Additional sponsorship provided by Aaron’s, Atkins Propane and Petroleum, Kalbones Speedshop and Offroad, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be seven classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from Super Stock to Unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A (Small tire), B (Big Tire), Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified A, Pro Modified B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11:30pm. Rules for each class are now available at the speedway’s website www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for Mud Mayhem is Adults – $15, Children 13 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 12 and under FREE with a paying adult.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2015 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday June 6th

June 2nd, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this coming Saturday June 6th to host week five of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Heading into week five of the VMS Dirt Series the point battles continue to be tight. In the Victory Lap Late Models defending champion Justin Williams of Concord, VA holds a 6 point lead over David Williams of Mechanicsville, MD. The top six are all within 22 points.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA has an eighteen point advantage over Mark Parks of Lynchburg, VA. In four races Bare has scored three wins.

After a DNF this week by point leader Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD his lead over Brian Maxey of King George, VA is now down to 3 points. The rest of the top 5 only sit 31 points back of.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Chad Beahr of Mechanicsville, VA continues atop the points with a 22 point advantage over Tommy Upshaw of King William, VA.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Car division Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA continues to hold on to the top spot with a 4 point advantage over Chad Champion of Beaverdam, VA.

Competitor gates for Saturday June 6th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (20 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete 2015 season schedule, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Tyler Bare Passes Jared Powell on Last Lap to Score Third Aaron’s Pro Late Model Win of Season at Virginia Motor Speedway

June 1st, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The Aaron’s Pro Late Model division at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway has consistently produced some of the best racing each week and they did not disappoint once again on S.T.A.R. Kids Night as Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA and Jared Powell of Charlottesville, VA put on a show for the fans in attendance. The two battled over the entire 25 lap distance with Bare taking the lead coming to the white flag and holding off Powell on the final lap for his third win of the season.

“That is the most fun I have had all season so far; we both raced as hard as we could the whole race. I have to thank my dad and granddad for the opportunity to race, I couldn’t do it without them,” commented bare in victory lane.

Powell and Bare led the field to green with Powell darting to the lead. Bare shadowed Powell for the first thirteen laps before getting to his inside on lap 14. Each time Powell would defend the top spot as the two worked through lapped traffic. On lap 22 the Bare pulled inside Powell in turn 3 and the two raced side by side with Bare finally taking over the lead by inches at the line coming to the white flag. On the final lap Powell tried the outside but Bare shut the door in turn 4 to take his third win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Powell, Mark Parks, Brent Robinson and Ricky Wells.

In other action David Williams of Mechanicsville, MD took the lead from Buck Roadcap on lap 25 and went on to score his first Victory Lap Late Model win of the season. In the Budweiser Modifieds Brian Maxey of King George, VA inherited the lead from Matt Qaude on lap 7 and went on to score his first win of the season. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Timmy Brann of Warsaw, VA went flag to flag holding off Roger Jamerson for his career first win and in Collision One Limited Stock Cars James Givens of Henrico, VA scored his second victory in a row.

In the Victory Lap Late Model 30 lap feature Buck Roadcap and Billy Tucker led the field to green with Roadcap taking the top spot out of turn 2. Behind him Tucker, David Williams and Justin Williams battled for second. For the next 10 laps David Williams worked to get under Tucker for second and finally made the pass on lap 11. Once taking second Williams set out to reel in Roadcap. On lap 14 Roadcap ran up on lapped traffic allowing Williams to close on his bumper. Williams tried several times to get inside Roadcap for the lead and on lap 23 pulled door to door with Roadcap for the lead. On Lap 25 Williams grabbed the lead at the line and went on to take his first win of the season. Rounding out the top 5 were Billy Hubbard, Billy Tucker, Buck Roadcap and Darrell Dow.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Bret Hamilton and BJ Mongold led the field to green with Brian Maxey making it three wide as the field headed to green. As they exited turn 2 Maxey shot to the lead with Matt Quade following to second. On lap 3 Qaude pulled to the inside of Maxey and the two raced side by side for the next lap and a half until Quade pulled ahead out of turn for to take the lead.

It looked as if Qaude would pull away for his fourth win of the season but on lap 7 his car came to a stop in turn 2 with mechanical issues handing the lead to back to Maxey. On the restart Maxey pulled away as Brent Bordeaux and Hamilton battled for second. Hamilton would get by Bordeaux for second but could not reel in the leader as Maxey would go on to score his first win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Hamilton, Bordeaux, thirteenth starting Joey Polevoy and Jeff Solinger.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature Tommy Upshaw and Timmy Brann led the field to green with Brann grabbing the top spot out of turn 2. Brann set a steady pace with Roger Jamerson and Brett Adkins battling for second behind him. Brann missed his mark just a bit on lap 13 but collected himself to hold off Jamerson for his career first win and his first race of the season. Rounding out the top 5 were Jamerson, Adkins, Joe Weiss and James Snead.

For much of the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature it was a four car battle for the lead. Chris Champion led the first 11 laps with James Givens, Chris Maxey and Ryan Hutchens all taking shots at him for the lead. On lap 12 Givens finally worked under Champion for the lead. Once out front Givens never looked back and went on to score his second win in a row. Rounding out the top 5 were Champion, Maxey, Cory Bradley and Chad Champion.

The speedway will return to racing this coming Saturday June 6th to host week five of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday June 6th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features are schedule for 8pm.

Admission price for adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday May 30th with S.T.A.R. Kids Night

May 29th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday May 30th for S.T.A.R. Kids Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action.

S.T.A.R. Kids night is always a special one for the speedway as the children from the Gloucester S.T.A.R. program visit for a night of racing. The STAR program provides athletics, games and social time to children with special needs. For more information on the Gloucester program visit http://www.gloucesterva.info/pr.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 30th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (20 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete 2015 season schedule, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Shane Clanton Takes TireX USA 100 Checkers at Virginia Motor Speedway; Daniel Baggerly Gets Career First FASTRAK National Tour Win

May 20th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – In the eight year history of the TireX USA 100 there had yet to be a repeat winner… the streak is still alive as Shane Clanton of Zebulon, GA came from ninth to take home the $10,000 victory. Clanton methodically worked his way from his ninth place starting position joining the battle for the lead on lap 29 going three wide with race leader Austin Hubbard Seaford, DE and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA.

On lap 39 Clanton got under Roberts in turn 2 while Roberts worked under Hubbard to make it three wide to the line. On the next circuit Clanton would get under Roberts out of turn 2 for second and set his sights on Hubbard. On 41 Clanton worked under Hubbard out of turn 4 with Hubbard holding the lead by inches. Heading into turn 1 Clanton cleared Hubbard to take the lead. Once out front Clanton set sail and went on to pick up the big win.

“I was just biding my time there trying to get to the front and waiting for the right moment to take the lead; we set up the car to work the bottom and took a few chances on the way to the front. Hats off to the track for putting together such a great track for us to run on,” commented Clanton in victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Austin Hubbard, Casey Roberts, twelfth starting Rick Eckert and seventeenth starting Jeff Smith.

In other action Daniel Baggerly of Richmond, VA picked up the FASTRAK National Tour win after a great battle with Walker Arthur of Forest, VA.

Austin Hubbard and Kyle Hardy led the Ultimate Super Late Model Series field to green with Hubbard rocketing to the lead. Hubbard looked almost untouchable as he pulled away from the field. With Hubbard out front Hardy worked to hold defending TieX USA 100 champion Chris Ferguson at bay for second. On lap 13 Ferguson completed a slide job in turn 2 to take second and looked to be gaining on Hubbard for the lead when his car developed mechanical issues ending his night on lap 29.

The lead went three wide after that between Hubbard, Roberts and Clanton. Clanton picked off Roberts first on lap 40 and on lap 42 took the lead from Hubbard to go on to score the victory.

Rounding out the top five were Austin Hubbard, Casey Roberts, twelfth starting Rick Eckert and seventeenth starting Jeff Smith.

Winning heat races were Austin Hubbard, Kyle Hardy and Dustin Mitchell.

In the 40 lap FASTRAK National Tour event Daniel Baggerly of Richmond, VA and Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA led the field to green with Bagggerly jumping out the lead. Once out front Baggerly began to pull away from the field leaving Lipscombe to deal with Walker Arthur of Forest, VA for second.

Arthur got by Lipscombe on lap 19 and set out to catch Baggerly who had stretched his lead to about ten car lengths. On lap 22 Baggerly began working lapped traffic with Arthur closing quickly. With Arthur now on his bumper Baggerly split two lapped cars to get away by a couple of car lengths. On lap 25 Baggerly made a slight mistake in turn 1 allowing Arthur to get inside for the lead. On lap 28 Baggerly closed in on Arthur on dove under him heading into turn 4 to take back the top spot. Once out front Baggerly turned up the wick and went on to collect his first FASTRAK National Tour event and the $3000 top prize.

Rounding out the top five were Walker Arthur, Davis Lipscombe, Tyler Bare and Ray Cook.

Winning heats were David Lipscombe, Daniel Baggerly and Walker Arthur.

The speedway will take the Memorial Day Weekend off and return to racing Saturday May 30th to host week 4 of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series weekly racing featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 30th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Adult tickets are just $12; seniors (60+) $10; military $8; students 11 – 17 years old $6; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $20. All tickets will be sold day of event.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Buck Roadcap Wires Field for First Late Model Win at Virginia Motor Speedway; Quad Scores Third Win in a Row while Thompson, Jamerson and Givens Grab First Victories

May 16th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – All eyes were on defending champion Justin Williams of Concord, VA to see if he could come from his sixth place starting position and win for the second time in a row but Buck Roadcap of Waynesboro, VA had other thoughts. Roadcap survived a three wide battle with Billy Tucker and David Williams to take the lead, one he would not relinquish.

Roadcap would fend off the challenges of David Williams over the final 25 laps to score his career first win at Virginia Motor Speedway. “I have been trying for over a year now to get a win here at Virginia Motor Speedway and now I’m got that win. I have to thank Booper Bare for the setup advice he gave me this past week,” commented an elated Buck Roadcap in victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were David Williams, Joe Ender, Billy Tucker and Billy Hubbard. Defending champion Justin Williams would rebound from a couple of scrapes with the wall to finish sixth. In other action eighth starting Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD took the lead on lap 4 of the Budweiser Modified feature and went on to his third win in a row; in the Aaron’s Pro Late Model feature defending champion Bobby Thompson of Concord, VA took home his first win of the season; Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA picked up his first Truckin Thunder Sportsman win in 2 years and James Givens of Henrico, VA claimed the checkers in Collision One Limited Stocks. In Aaron’s Pro Late Model qualifying Jared Powell of Charlottesville, VA set a new division track record with a lap of 18.332 seconds.

Billy Tucker and Buck Roadcap led the field to green of the 30 lap Victory Lap Late Model feature. Roadcap and Tucker leaned on each other out of turn 2 allowing David Williams become the third member of a three wide battle for the lead with Roadcap gaining the top spot out of turn 4. Caution would quickly come out when David Steele hit the turn 3 wall.

On the restart Williams got under Tucker for second as Justin Williams scraped the wall damaging his spoiler. The caution would come out two laps later when Williams scraped the wall again in turn 3 damaging the spoiler even more sending him to pit road for repairs. On the restart David Williams worked inside Tucker and finally grab the spot out of turn 4 to take second. Once in second he began to pressure Roadcap for the lead. Each time the leader was up to the challenge holding on to the lead and going on to capture his first late model victory at Virginia Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top five were David Williams, Joe Ender, Billy Tucker and Billy Hubbard.

Davis Lipscombe and Bobby Thompson led the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division to the green flag with Thompson claiming the top spot out of turn 2. Once out front Thompson began to pull away from the field with Lipscombe in tow. Behind them the battle for third heated up between Mark Parks and Tyler Bare as the two raced side by side for 10 laps, trading the position between them almost every lap. Bare would finally secure the spot with a slide job in turn 2 on lap 22. Thompson would get into a lapped car coming to the white flag but would gather it back up to go on to the win. Rounding out the top five were Davis Lipscombe, Tyler Bare, Mark Parks and Jared Powell.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Brent Bordeaux and Hunter McClendon led the field to green with McClendon taking the lead out of turn 2. A caution came out on the next circuit after Charlie Hubbard hit the wall out of turn 4 sending him into the side of Mike Reynolds. Both drivers would retire for the night.

On the restart eighth starting Matt Quade worked his way to the back of McClendon and dove under him heading into turn 2 taking the lead as they headed into turn 3. Once out front Quade set sail to his third win in a row. Rounding out the top five were Hunter McClendon, Brent Bordeax by inches over Joey Polevoy and BJ Mongold.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature James Snead and Roger Jamerson led the field to green with Jamerson rocketing to the lead. Jamerson would set sail, pulling away from the field and go on to record his first victory in two years.

In the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap feature Cory Bradley and Chris Champion led the field to green with Champion leading the first circuit. Moving to second James Givens began to pressure Champion for the lead. Several times Givens tried to get inside champion for the lead but to no avail. On Lap 10 Givens finally got under Champion out of turn 2 to take the lead. Once out front Givens set sail and went on to capture the victory. Rounding out the top five were Corey Bradley, Ryan Hutchens, Chad Champion and David Bowler.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday May 16th to host the 36th Annual TireX USA 100. The event will once again be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will pay the winner of the 50 lap feature a cool $10,000.  Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win, 40 lap FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro Late Models.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 16th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 – 17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $30. All tickets will be sold day of event.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 This Saturday May 16th

May 14th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Will there be a repeat winner this year in the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway? This Saturday May 16th we will find out when the stars and cars of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series return to battle for the $10,000 top prize.

In the nine year history of the event has being held at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA there has yet to be a repeat winner; a testament to the competition in the region and how hard it is to win at Virginia Motor Speedway.

The excitement level is building among officials and fans alike as everyone anticipates a stellar field and race once again, especially after the fantastic show that the series competitors put on during the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth held on April 11th.

The list of previous Champions for this race is a list of “Who’s Who” in dirt late model racing. Fans can expect to see the best drivers on the East Coast competing for the top prize. Defending Ultimate Super Late Model Series Champion Dennis Franklin, Two-time Series Champion and current point leader Casey Roberts, Dustin Mitchell, Jeff Smith and the rest of the tour regulars will have their hands full with regional stars like defending TireX USA 100 Champion Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee, Ricky Elliott, Walker Arthur, Dan Stone and Jamie Lathroum.

Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro Late Models. The pairing offered up late model fans an outstanding night of racing during the April 11th Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth and is sure to be just as exciting come Saturday May 16th.

This year’s format for the TireX USA 100 will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 50 lap $10,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 16th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 16th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); FASTRAK Pro Late Model National Tour (40 Laps).

Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 – 17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes (regardless of age) will be $30. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Justin Williams Takes Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Bare, Quade, Adkins and Hutchens also Grab Victories

May 9th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – In front of a packed house on Truckin Thunder Scout night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway Justin Williams of Concord, VA and Billy Tucker of King George, VA put on a show for the ages as the two battled for 23 laps before Williams finally took the lead on lap 24 and go on to the victory.

Normally a high side, cushion riding driver, Williams had to use the inside groove to finally get past Tucker for the lead. Once out front Williams set sail to pick up his first win of the season. Shotgun starting David Williams finished second with a last lap pass on Billy Tucker followed by Joe Ender and Billy Hubbard rounding out the top five.

In other action Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA took the lead on lap 17 of the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature and went on take his second win of the season. In the Budweiser Modified feature Matt Qaude of Mechanicsville, MD picked up his second feature win of the season in as many races after battling with Mike Reynolds for the victory. Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA picked up the win in Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA scored his second win of the season in Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

Billy Tucker and Billy Hubbard led the Victory Lap Late Models to the green for their 30 lap feature. Tucker took the lead out of turn 2 with Justin Williams right on his bumper. Williams worked Tucker high and looking for the lead with Tucker keeping the lead by inches each time to the line. For 22 laps Williams and Tucker battled for the lead and David Williams worked his way from his last place starting spot. On lap 23 Williams finally got to the inside of Tucker in turn 4 and took over the lead at the line. Once out front Williams pulled away and went on to win his first win of the season. David Williams, Billy Tucker, Joe Ender and Billy Hubbard rounded out the top 5.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature Davis Lipscombe and Jimmy Duncan led the field to green with Duncan taking the lead out of turn 4 with Ricky Wells in tow. By lap 10 Tyler Bare had worked his way to second and began to put pressure on the leader. Bare tried for several laps to take the lead as the two battled side by side. On lap 16 Duncan slipped up in turn 1 allowing Bare to dart inside for the lead. Once out front Bare cruised to his second consecutive win of the season. Duncan, Mark Parks, Jared Powell,and Ricky Wells rounded out the top five.

Dan Arnold and Mike Clements led the Budweiser Modified field to green with Reynolds taking the lead out of turn 2 followed closely by Matt Quade. By lap 5 Reynolds had stretched his lead to almost ten car lengths when a caution came out for a spin by Joey Dean. On the restart Quade tried to take the top spot but Reynolds held him at bay.

The two battled for the next 20 laps nearly side by side with Reynolds holding on to the top spot until lap 20 when Quade jumped to the outside of Reynolds in turn 4 to take the lead at the line. Once out front Quade pulled away for his second win in as many races this year. Brian Maxey, Dan Arnold, Mike Reynolds and Francis Jarrelle III rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature Chad Beahr and James Snead lead the field to green with Snead grabbing the top spot out of turn 2. For 9 laps Snead paced the field with a small cushion. On lap 10 Brett Adkins began to apply pressure and on lap 11 Adkins got under Snead in turn 1 to take the lead. Once out front Adkins had to hold off the field on several restarts to pick up the win. Snead, Macy Causey, Roger Jamerson and Chad Beahr rounded out the top five.

In the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap feature Cory Bradley and Brian Bradley led the field to green with Brian Bradley taking the lead followed by Chad Champion and Ryan Hutchens. The three drivers battled for the lead the first 11 laps until Bradley exploded and engine on the backstretch. That handed the lead to Champion. On the restart Champion and Hutchens began the tussle over the top spot. On lap 15 Hutchens got to the inside of Champion out of turn 4, taking the lead by inches at the line. Over the next four laps Hutchens was able to hold off Champion for his second victory in as many weeks. Chris Maxey, Chris Champion and Brandon Sandridge rounded out the top five.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday May 9th for Mom’s Night Out. All mom’s and grandma’s will be admitted free.

The night will feature all five of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Late Models, Aaron’s pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some of the best racing in the country.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 9th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host the 36th Annual TireX USA 100 Saturday May 16th

May 10th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The excitement level is building as officials of Virginia Motor Speedway and the Ultimate Super Late Model Series get ready to host the 36th Annual TireX USA 100 Saturday May 16th. The event will once again be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will pay the winner of the 50 lap feature a cool $10,000.

The list of previous Champions for this race is a list of “Who’s Who” in dirt late model racing. Fans can expect to see the best drivers on the East Coast competing for the top prize. Defending Ultimate Super Late Model Series Champion Dennis Franklin Two-time Series Champion and current point leader Casey Roberts, Dustin Mitchell, Jeff Smith and the rest of the tour regulars will have their hands full with regional stars like defending TireX USA 100 Champion Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee, Ricky Elliott, Walker Arthur, Dan Stone and Jamie Lathroum.

Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro Late Models. The pairing offered up late model fans an outstanding night of racing during the April 11th Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth and is sure to be just as exciting come Saturday May 16th.

This year’s format for the TireX USA 100 will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 50 lap $10,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 16th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 16th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); FASTRAK Pro Late Model National Tour (40 Laps).

Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 – 17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $30. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host Mom’s Night Out Saturday May 9

May 9th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday May 9th to host Mom’s Night Out. All Mom’s and Grandma’s will be admitted free to the grandstands in honor of Mothers Day.

The night will also feature all five of the track’s Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions in action. See the  Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 9th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm for hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (20 Laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. All Mom’s and Grandma’s admitted free, grandstand admission
only. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from
Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at
www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Justin Williams Makes it Two in a Row in Late Models at Virginia Motor Speedway; Bare, Quade, Adkins and Hutchens also Grab Victories

May 6th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – In front of a packed house on Truckin Thunder Scout night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway Justin Williams of Concord, VA and Billy Tucker of King George, VA put on a show for the ages as the two battled for 23 laps before Williams finally took the lead on lap 24 and go on to the victory.

Normally a high side, cushion riding driver, Williams had to use the inside groove to finally get past Tucker for the lead. Once out front Williams set sail to pick up his second win of the season. Shotgun starting David Williams finished second with a last lap pass on Billy Tucker followed by Joe Ender and Billy Hubbard rounding out the top five.

In other action Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA took the lead on lap 17 of the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature and went on take his second win of the season. In the Budweiser Modified feature Matt Qaude of Mechanicsville, MD picked up his second feature win of the season in as many races after battling with Mike Reynolds for the victory. Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA picked up the win in Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA scored his second win of the season in Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

Billy Tucker and Billy Hubbard led the Victory Lap Late Models to the green for their 30 lap feature. Tucker took the lead out of turn 2 with Justin Williams right on his bumper. Williams worked Tucker high and looking for the lead with Tucker keeping the lead by inches each time to the line. For 22 laps Williams and Tucker battled for the lead and David Williams worked his way from his last place starting spot. On lap 23 Williams finally got to the inside of Tucker in turn 4 and took over the lead at the line. Once out front Williams pulled away and went on to win his second win in a row. David Williams, Billy Tucker, Joe Ender and Billy Hubbard rounded out the top 5.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature Davis Lipscombe and Jimmy Duncan led the field to green with Duncan taking the lead out of turn 4 with Ricky Wells in tow. By lap 10 Tyler Bare had worked his way to second and began to put pressure on the leader. Bare tried for several laps to take the lead as the two battled side by side. On lap 16 Duncan slipped up in turn 1 allowing Bare to dart inside for the lead. Once out front Bare cruised to his second consecutive win of the season. Duncan, Mark Parks, Jared Powell, and Ricky Wells rounded out the top five.

Dan Arnold and Mike Clements led the Budweiser Modified field to green with Reynolds taking the lead out of turn 2 followed closely by Matt Quade. By lap 5 Reynolds had stretched his lead to almost ten car lengths when a caution came out for a spin by Joey Dean. On the restart Quade tried to take the top spot but Reynolds held him at bay.

The two battled for the next 20 laps nearly side by side with Reynolds holding on to the top spot until lap 20 when Quade jumped to the outside of Reynolds in turn 4 to take the lead at the line. Once out front Quade pulled
away for his second win in as many races this year. Brian Maxey, Dan Arnold, Mike Reynolds and Francis Jarrelle III rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature Chad Beahr and James Snead lead the field to green with Snead grabbing the top spot out of turn 2. For 9 laps Snead paced the field with a small cushion. On lap 10 Brett Adkins began to apply pressure and on lap 11 Adkins got under Snead in turn 1 to take the lead. Once out front Adkins had to hold off the field on several restarts to pick up the win. Snead, Macy Causey, Roger Jamerson and Chad Beahr rounded out the top five.

In the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap feature Cory Bradley and Brian Bradley led the field to green with Brian Bradley taking the lead followed by Chad Champion and Ryan Hutchens. The three drivers battled for the lead the first 11 laps until Bradley exploded and engine on the backstretch. That handed the lead to Champion. On the restart Champion and Hutchens began the tussle over the top spot. On lap 15 Hutchens got to the inside of Champion out of turn 4, taking the lead by inches at the line. Over the next four laps Hutchens was able to hold off Champion for his second victory in as many weeks. Chris Maxey, Chris Champion and Brandon Sandridge rounded out the top five.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday May 9th for Mom’s Night Out. All mom’s and grandma’s will be admitted free.

The night will feature all five of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Late Models, Aaron’s pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some of the best racing in the country.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 9th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host Truckin Thunder Scout Night Saturday May 2

May 1st, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday May 2nd to host Truckin Thunder Scout Night. The night will feature the Aaron’s Pro Late Model and Budweiser Modified divisions in the “Twin Race” format.

The night will also feature the 4th Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby. Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 2nd will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm for hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

All Scouts (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Girl Scout) in uniform will get in free, this includes Scout Masters.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

4th Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and Scout Night Saturday May 2nd at Virginia Motor Speedway

April 25th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – If you have ever been involved in a pinewood derby you know how exciting it is not only for the kids but for the adults. Saturday May 2nd Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will bring that excitement and fun to the speedway as it hosts the 4th Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby as part of Truckin Thunder Scout Night.

“We are extremely excited to once again host this event and to help raise money and awareness for ChildHelp. We have to thank Tom and Judy Brooks of Truckin Thunder for the amount of effort they put into this event and for being such a great sponsor,” commented General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm.

After the Dirtwood Nationals all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts) if wearing their uniform, will get free admission to enjoy a night of full sized dirt car racing. During the evenings festivities the Speedway will also help in raising money and awareness for the charity ChildHelp®.

“I can’t wait for this year’s Dirtwood Nationals event on May 2nd. Every year the event seems to get bigger. Pairing a pinewood derby event with a full scale racing night at Virginia Motor Speedway is a natural. Participants from the local Scouting Community and Virginia Motor Speedway’s racing family will make for a fun-filled evening that also will raise money for one of my favorite charities, ChildHelp®. I feel fortunate to have one of the ChildHelp Villages here in Virginia. Helping them with their work of rehabilitating and caring for severely abused and neglected children is very important to me,” commented Truckin Thunder owner Tom Brooks.

There will be three divisions for the Dirtwood Nationals, Scouts, fans and Virginia Motor Speedway competitors. A champion will be crowned in each division and then there will be a run-off to see who will be the overall Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Champion. Standard Scouting pinewood derby rules will govern the races. For anyone wanting to participate but not having a pinewood derby car, a limited quantity will be available for rent for a $10 donation to ChildHelp.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 2nd will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm for hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

For more information on the 4th Annual Dirtwood Nationals and Scout Night call the track at (804) 758-1867.

About Childhelp®:

Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp’s programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as “models that work.” Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

For more information about Virginia Motor Speedway or the 2015 events visit www.vamotorspeedway.com or call (804) 758-1867. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Walker Arthur Scores Opening Night Victory in Victory Lap Late Model action; Bare, Quade, Upshaw and Hutchens also collect wins

April 20th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The much anticipated opening race of the 2015 Virginia Army National Dirt Series season at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway didn’t disappoint with a battle for the ages in the Victory Lap Late Models between Walker Arthur and defending champion Justin Williams. The two drivers raced side by side for much of the first sixteen laps with Williams taking the lead briefly on lap 17. Three laps later, Arthur would regain the lead that he would not relinquish and go on to take the win.

“What an unbelievable track we had tonight, I was able to take my car anywhere. When Justin (Williams) got past me, it showed me I had to drive my car a little harder,” commented Arthur in victory lane.

In other action Tyler Bare picked up the win in Aaron’s Pro Late Models with a pass on Bobby Thompson on lap 18. In the Budweiser Modifieds defendingchampion Matt Quade charged from his twelfth place stating position to take the lead on lap 7 and go on to the win. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Tommy Upshaw picked up the win and in the Collision One Limited Stocks Ryan Hutchens held off a stout field to take the victory.

On the drop of the green flag of the Victory Lap Late Model race Walker Arthur rocketed from his fourth place starting position to lead the first lap with Justin Williams in tow. Williams worked the outside of Arthur trying to take over the top spot. On lap 2 Williams pushed his car so hard it brushed the turn 2 wall causing major damage to his spoiler.

For several laps Williams worked to keep the car under him while also trying to keep Arthur from pulling away on someone else taking his spot. On lap 3 Williams would lose second briefly to Billy Tucker only to take the position back on the next circuit. Each lap Williams would lean on the cushion trying to get to the outside of Arthur. On lap 15 Williams finally got to the outside of Arthur coming out of turn 2 as the two raced side by side to the line. On the next lap Williams pulled off the pass out of turn two. That is when Arthur turned up the wick. Over the next three laps Arthur went to work and on lap 19 Arthur put a major league slide job on Williams out of turn 4 to take over the lead he would not relinquish.

Williams tried on several occasions to take back the lead but Arthur held on for the victory. Rounding out the top five were Justin Williams, Buck Roadcap, Billy Hubbard and Darryl Hills.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature defending champion Bobby Thompson and Jared Powell led the field to green with Thompson leading the first lap with Powell in second. Behind him the action quickly went 3-wide for third. With everyone battling for second on back that allowed Thompson to pull away with a sizeable lead. On lap 87 Walker Arthur worked his way to second and looked like he might pull off another win but Thompson was up for the challenge.

Methodically working his way into second Tyler bare began to apply pressure to the leader on lap 15. On lap 17 bare got under Thompson in turn 2 and took over the lead. Once out front bare kept a comfortable distance on the field to score the win. Following bare to the checkers were Bobby Thompson, Walker Arthur, Jared Powell and Ricky Wells rounding out the top five.

In the Truckin Sportsman 17 lap feature James Bunn and Tommy Upshaw led the field to green with Upshaw grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Upshaw would give up the lead to Jeremiah Marshall on lap 5 and looked to be settling into second but on lap 14 Marshall would slow with mechanical issues handing the lead and the victory over to Upshaw.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Chad Champion and Brian Bradley would lead the field to green with Champion grabbing the lead. On lap 3 Ryan Hutchens would take the top spot away from Champion with a pass out of turn 2. The top six drivers all stayed within striking distance of the lead. Hutchens fended off several challenges but was strong enough to take the victory over Chad Champion, Brian Bradley, David Bowler and Chris Maxey.

The speedway will take next Saturday April 25th off due to the NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway and return to racing on Saturday May 2nd for Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard. The night will feature the 4th Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and all Scouts in uniform will get in free. Scouts, fans and competitors are all encouraged to participate. Don’t have a pinewood derby? No problem you can rent one for $10 will all the proceeds going to help the charity ChildHelp. For details on the Dirtwood Nationals Pinwood Derby visit the track website or call (804) 758-1867.

The night will also feature the Aaron’s Pro Late Model and Budweiser Modified divisions in the very popular “Twin Race” format for the first time this year.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 2nd will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Randy Weaver Crowned Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway; Walker Arthur Dominates on Way to $3000 FASTRAK National Tour Victory

April 15th, 2015

Jamaica, Virginia– Coming into the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series sanctioned Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway the name being talked about more than any other was the white-hot Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tennessee. After all, the 45 year old driver was off to his best season start of his career having won each of the 4 events he had entered thus far. So most of the dirt late model world was wondering if Weaver could keep his winning streak alive at a facility he had never even seen before. And what was Weaver’s answer? A resounding yes in the form of a dominating win that saw him set overall fast time, win his heat race and lead every lap of the sixty lap feature to garner the biggest payday of his career.

“The good Lord is being real good to me right now and I don’t know why. I owe everything to Him. But man what a race car and crew. I’m tellin’ ya anybody in them grandstands can drive this thing. It about drives itself. And Josh and Grant and my owners Chip and Rusty Stone are here this weekend. This awesome Cornett power. This Longhorn Chassis, everywhere we go…I mean I have never seen this place, I have just heard great things about it, and I can’t believe that my name is in history down here now.” said a very jubilant Weaver in his victory lane interview. Weaver picks up his second ULTIMATE Super Late Model victory of the season which is his richest to date. “What an incredible facility here. This is just an awesome place. For promoters to take a chance like this in our sport…we really appreciate facilities like Virginia Motor Speedway.”

In other action Walker Arthur of Forest, VA dominated on way to a $3000 victory during the 40 lap FASTRAK National Tour event. It was the inaugural race for the new FASTRAK National Tour.

At the drop of the green flag for the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Weaver surged to the lead. And while out front Weaver’s progress was only slowed as he encountered lapped traffic it was a very different story behind him. Davenport and Zeigler waged a battle for the runner-up spot from the outset. Davenport was able to slip into 2nd on the opening lap. However on the 4th circuit Zeigler was able to use his outside line to grab 2nd while Bloomquist and Chris Madden gave chase from the 4th and 5th positions. Davenport continued to stalk Zeigler and when Bloomquist jumped into the mix, Davenport turned up the wick. Bloomquist rolled by Davenport down the back straightaway but Davenport would have no part of it. He drove his Longhorn machine to the high side of turns 3 and 4 moving back by Bloomquist and setting up Zeigler for the slider through turns one and two to retake the 2nd position.

Up front Weaver was cruising but beginning to encounter back marker traffic. Weaver was able to negotiate the lap machines with relative ease as he was able to move his race car all over the track when he needed to. However Weaver’s only real scare of the event came as he was attempting to put Ricky Elliott down a lap. Weaver entered turn 3 hard in order to slide by the high running Elliott. Weaver’s machine began to hop wildly as he slid up the track. No harm, no foul for Weaver however as the yellow waved for the final time of the night when Earl Pearson, Jr. stopped on the track. Weaver was able to continue with no issues after the scare. “I thought I had knocked the tires off it there. I heard them call for the caution and I was checking up as it was sliding to the outside. I shook it back and forth and made sure everything was still under me.” Weaver added.

Under him it was as he powered away on the final restart and held on to win the $20,000 winner’s purse. Davenport settled for 2nd and Bloomquist finished in the 3rd position. In addition to the nice payday, event title-sponsor Aaron’s Inc. presented Weaver with a new 49” LG 4K Ultra HD Television as a part of the Aaron’s “Best Seat in the House” Promotion. The win was Weaver’s 5th in a row for 2015 and brought his 2015 winnings to over $45,000.

To say the first ever FASTRAK National Tour event was a success would be an understatement as 37 of the East Coast’s top Pro Late Model ushered in a new era in FASTRAK racing. Local favorite and former track champion Walker Arthur of Forest, VA etched his name into the record books by winning the first event FASTRAK National Tour event in dominating fashion. The first ever National Tour race was a companion event for the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth sanctioned by its sister series the Ultimate Super Late Model tour.

“We’ve turned a lot of laps around this place but this has to be one of the biggest wins I have ever had here at VMS. The car has been so good all year and it ran just flawless tonight; event though we didn’t do as well as we want in the Super Late model tonight, we are super excited about winning the first ever FASTRAK National Tour event here at our home track,” commented Arthur in victory lane.

At the drop of the green flag Arthur rocketed to the lead from his pole position as David Smith, Jimmy Schiltz, Daniel Baggerly and Mark Parks went four wide to decide second. With the action behind him Arthur pulled away to a comfortable lead. By lap 11 Arthur began working lapped traffic while the battle for second continued between Smith, Parks and Schiltz.

At the halfway point Arthur maintained almost a full straight lead over the field while masterfully working lapped traffic. With plenty of two, three and even four wide racing behind him Arthur continued to stretch out the lead. On lap 20 Kennie Compton Jr. joined the battle for second picking off drivers one by one until he finally claimed the spot from Smith on lap 30. With 10 laps remaining Compton tried to reel in the leader but Arthur was too strong going on to take the $3000 victory with Compton, Smith, Parks and Schiltz, Matt Long, 2014 FASTRAK World Champion Tim Dohm, Dillon Brown, Daniel Baggerly and Jared Powell rounding out the top ten.

In addition to Arthur’s $3000 payday, event title-sponsor Aaron’s Inc. presented Arthur with a new 49” LG 4K Ultra HD Television as a part of the Aaron’s “Best Seat in the House” Promotion.

The M&W Transport Haulin’ It Fast Time Award went to Dillon Brown with a time of 18.563 seconds. Heat race wins went to Walker Arthur, David Smith, Daniel Baggerly and Jimmy Schiltz. B-Main wins went to Jimmy Duncan and Colby Cannon.

Virginia Motor Speedway will be back in action this Saturday April 18, 2015 for the opening night of VA Army National Guard Dirt Series Action and WRAR / WNNT Night at the Races. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions in action. Spectator gates will open at 5pm with on track action beginning at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2015 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to open Weekly Racing season this Saturday April 18th

April 16th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday April 18th to host opening night of the 2015 season. WRAR/WNNT Night will feature all five of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday April 18th will open at 2pm for inspection and registration with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6pm for hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway’s Richest Race of Season Just Days Away; $20,000 To Win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Set for Saturday April 11th

April 7th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – In just a few short days the 2015 season gets underway for Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway with the running of the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth. That means some of the nations top dirt late model drivers will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA.

The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature a 60 lap feature paying the winner a cool $20,000. It is the richest race of the season for Virginia Motor Speedway and the highest paying event on the Ultimate Super Late Model Series schedule.

The event will also include a $3000 to win Fastrak Pro Late Model National Touring event. A Sunday April 12th rain date has been established if needed.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending Ultimate Super Late Model Series Champion Dennis Franklin, current point leader Dustin Mitchell, two-time series champion Casey Roberts, Jeff Smith, Casey Barrow and the rest of the Ultimate Series regulars will have their hands full as they compete against TireX USA 100 Champion Chris Ferguson, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Spectator gates open at 4pm with on-track action beginning at 6pm with hot laps for both divisions followed by qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and features. This is a must see event for late model racing fans!

Admission price for adults is only $30, seniors (60+) $27; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $25, students 11 – 17 years old $12 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $40.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

$20,000 To Win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Just 12 Days Away

April 3rd, 2015

Jamaica, VA – In just a matter of 12 short days the 2015 season gets underway for Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway with the running of the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth. That means some of the nations top dirt late model drivers will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA.

The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature a 60 lap feature paying the winner a cool $20,000. The event will also include a $3000 to win Fastrak Pro Late Model National Touring event. A Sunday April 12th rain date has been established if needed.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending Ultimate Super Late Model Series Champion Dennis Franklin, current point leader Dustin Mitchell, two-time series champion Casey Roberts, Jeff Smith, Casey Barrow and the rest of the Ultimate Series regulars will have their hands full as they compete against TireX USA 100 Champion Chris Ferguson, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Admission price for adults is only $30, seniors (60+) $27; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $25, students 11 – 17 years old $12 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $40.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway releases ticket pricing for April 11th Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth

March 16th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The buzz surrounding the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth has prompted track owner Bill Sawyer to once again offer the fans an exceptional “Fan Friendly” ticket pricing package for the $20,000 to win, one-day show on Saturday April 11, 2015. This year’s event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will also feature at $3000 to win Fastrak Pro Late Model “National Bonus” event.

“I think it’s important that we look after the working man’s pocketbook, to make it affordable for him to be able to come to Virginia Motor Speedway for our biggest show of the year. We want to put a very good ticket price out there and hopefully do the volume of numbers coming through the gate,” commented Track owner Bill Sawyer.

Adult tickets will be priced at $30; seniors (60+) $27; military (active or retired) $25 and students (11-17) just $12; and children 6 and under are free. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event. Pit passes for the event will be priced at $40.

Sawyer added, “We also wanted to make sure we took care of the competitors by offering them a pit pass price that would normally be seen at shows paying $10,000 or less to win.”

The complete schedule for Virginia Motor Speedway’s 46th consecutive season, including ticket and camping information, is now posted on www.vamotorspeedway.com.

About Aaron’s, Inc.: Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has 2,115 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.

Aaron’s, Inc. includes the Aarons.com, GoRimco.com, and ShopHomeSmart.com brands.

About Virginia Motor Speedway:

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 20 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

Race fans and teams can get the latest news by visit the speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com, following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, becoming a fan by hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/vamotorspeedway or through video highlights at YouTube.com/vamotorspeedway.

Aaron’s, Inc. Announces Virginia Motor Speedway Exclusive Sponsorship

March 11th, 2015

ATLANTA – Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) announced today a one-year exclusive sponsorship agreement with Virginia Motor Speedway. Over the next year, Aaron’s will have exclusive naming rights to the Aaron’s Commonwealth 100. Additionally, Aaron’s will be designated as the “Official Sales and Lease Ownership Partner of VMS.” Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

“Here at Aaron’s we’re excited to be entering into our second year of sponsoring Virginia Motor Speedway. It’s great to be a part of the American Tradition of dirt racing at its finest. The King of the Commonwealth is sure to bring a lot exciting racing to Virginia Motor Speedway,” said Brock M. Roberts, Vice President, Northeastern Operations, Aaron’s, Inc

The Virginia Motor Speedway Season will start April 11, 2015 with the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth and will end on October 10, 2015 with the 11th Annual Down and Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling.

“Thousands of dirt racing fans will enjoy our events every weekend and we’re thrilled to bring Aaron’s on board as our exclusive sponsor again for 2015,” said Clarke Sawyer, General Manager, Virginia Motor Speedway. “Their partnership and the support of the Virginia Motor Speedway will ensure that our fans continue to experience family-friendly events.”

As part of the exclusive sponsorship agreement Aaron’s will also serve as the title sponsor for the track’s Pro (Crate) Late Model division. Beginning its second season, the Pro (Crate) Late Model division was added as an affordable option for those who want to race a late model. The division will be sanctioned by the Fastrak Racing Series.

About Aaron’s, Inc

Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has 2,115 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.

Aaron’s, Inc. includes the Aarons.com, GoRimco.com, and ShopHomeSmart.com brands.

About Virginia Motor Speedway

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. The speedway 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 2014 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway Releases 2015 Schedule

February 5th, 2015

Jamaica, VA – The tentative 2015 schedule for Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway has been released and includes 12 weeks of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action, three special events and two mud bogs.

The track’s always competitive weekly divisions begin their race for the division Championships and the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Championship on Saturday April 18th and end with the final point’s race of the season on Saturday September 5th.

This year’s division line-up will once again include the Victory Lap Late Models, Aaron’s Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

Opening up the 2015 season will be the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth sanctioned by the very popular Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The one day $20,000 event is expected to bring some of the nationals top super late model drivers back to the Commonwealth of Virginia for what will be one of the best races of the year. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series will then return on Saturday May 16th as they sanction the 37th Annual USA 100. For the first time the speedway will host two, $3000 to win Fastrak Pro Late Model “National Bonus Race” events in conjunction with both super late model events, making both events a late model fans dream.

After producing one of the best races in the track’s history the Fastrak World Championship will return to the 2015 schedule. The “Super Bowl” of Pro Late Model racing is scheduled for September 18 – 19, 2015. The event will feature two, $3000 to win events on Friday, September 18th and the $15,000 to win finale on Saturday, September 19th that will crown the Fastrak Pro Late Model World Champion. More details about the Fastrak World Championship will be released in the very near future.

Along with the weekly racing action and the special events the speedway will also host two mud bogs at its state of the art mud bog facility that will be celebrating its eleventh year of racing. On Saturday June 20th “The Pit at VMS” will host the 7th Annual Down and Dirty Mud Mayhem and on Saturday October 10th the 11th Annual Down and Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment and the Virginia Army National Guard.

To see the entire 2015 schedule in its entirety visit the Speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com. The 2015 schedule is tentative and subject to change.

The speedway has begun to accepting registrations with the top twenty in each class having their number saved until February 15th when all numbers will become first come first served. Competitors will Competitors can obtain a 2015 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2015 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

TireX Re-signs as Title Sponsor of the USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway

December 17th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Officials of Virginia Motor Speedway are proud to announce that TireX, Inc has signed on to return as the “Title Sponsor” of the 37th Annual TireX USA 100 that will feature the Ultimate Super Late Model Series in a $10,000 to win event on Saturday May 16th.

“We are extremely excited to have TireX back as the sponsor of our USA 100; Willie Mason has been a huge supporter of short track racing over the years and we are proud to be partnered with him and his great company,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The 37th Annual TireX USA 100 will once again be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will pay the winner of the 50 lap feature a cool $10,000. The list of previous Champions is a list of “Who’s Who” in dirt late model racing. This year’s event will also be paired with a $3000 to win Fastrak National Bonus event for Pro Late Models making this a must see show.

“We are excited to return as the title sponsor of the TireX USA 100; the racing at this year’s event was absolutelysome of the best I have ever seen and we wanted to be a part of this longstanding event once again,” commented TireX of Richmond owner Willie Mason.

More information about the event will be released at a later date.

ABOUT TireX Inc.:

Tire X Inc is a comprehensive Tire Store and Automotive Service Center in Richmond, Virginia. The Tire X Inc philosophy is simple: “We always deliver, and we always exceed customer expectations”. Tire X Inc is “What a Tire Experience Should Be”.

With brand name tires like Michelin, Bridgestone, Firestone, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Dunlop, Cooper, Goodyear, they know you’ll find what you need. Tire X Inc has built a reputation on years of quality, affordable automotive service work and tires. Their service department specializes in oil changes, tune-ups, tire balancing, tire repair and more. They are well known for their customer satisfaction and great service! For more information on TireX visit their website at www.tirexrichmond.com or “Like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Tirex/124501230974762.

ABOUT VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY:

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2015 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Two Fastrak National Bonus Events in 2015

December 14th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Officials with Virginia Motor Speedway and Fastrak Racing are proud to announce the addition of two Fastrak National Bonus events to the 2015 schedule. The two $3,000 to win, Fastrak National Bonus events will join the 2015 Fastrak World Championship in highlighting one of the country’s most exciting divisions… the Pro Late Models at one of the premier facilities in the country… Virginia Motor Speedway.

“We are extremely excited to host two Fastrak National Bonus events and spotlight the great racing they provide and also give everyone a chance at some track time for the 2015 Fastrak World Championship,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. “The chance to have them paired with our two Ultimate Super Late Model shows should offer our fans two of the best special events of the year,” added Sawyer.

The two dates will be paired with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series for the April 11th $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth and the May 16th $10,000 to win TireX USA 100.

“We can’t thank Bill Sawyer enough for the trust he has in not only our Ultimate Super Late Model Series but also what we are doing with Fastrak Racing; he has been a huge proponent of Fastrak Racing and recognizes the fact that we need to take care of the grassroots racer so they can move up to a series like the Ultimate Super Late Models,” commented Fastrak Racing Founder Stan Lester.

Teams from any track, weekly region or any regional tour can use these two races for bonus events. More information about both events will be forthcoming.

For more information on Fastrak and to become a member visit www.fastrakracing.com and/or www.fastrakne.com.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2014 Champions; Williams crowned VA Army National Guard Dirt Series Champion

November 4th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway wrapped up the 2014 season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2014 champions. During the night’s events almost $38,000 in cash and prizes were awarded, of that almost $32,000 was in cash.

Justin Williams of Shipman, VA was crowned the 2014 Victory Lap Late Model Champion for the second year in a row and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Williams also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Bobby Thompson of Concord, VA was crowned the very first Aaron’s Pro Late Model Champion. Thompson received a check for $1,000, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA was crowned the 2014 Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion for the second year in a row and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. Adkins also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD was crowned the 2014 Budweiser Modified Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. Quade also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Brain Bradley of Hopewell, VA won the Collision One Limited Stock Car Championship. It was his career first championship. Bradley received a check for $700, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

The speedway also crowned an overall Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Champion which pits all five divisions against each other and in the closest battle in the nine year history of the championship Victory Lap Late Model Champion Justin Williams of Shipman, VA beat out Budweiser Modified Champion Matt Quade by 1 point to take the overall championship and the $2000 check and special eagle trophy that goes along with it.

Special achievement award winners for the 2014 season included: The Pitts Lumber Rookies of the Year were Petie Coffey of Waynesboro, VA in Victory Lap Late Models; Bobby Thompson of Concord, VA in the Aaron’s Pro Late Model Division; Jeremiah Marshall of Stuarts Draft, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Stephen Quade of Mechanicsville, MD in Budweiser Modifieds and Andrew Tarbox of King William, VA in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. Each winner received a plaque and $250.

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. The speedway 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 2015 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Tim Dohm takes $20,000 Fastrak World Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway

October 9th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Tim Dohm of Charleston, WV battled with early race leader David Smith of Inman, SC side by side for 11 laps before finally taking the top spot on lap 27. Once out front Dohm survived several cautions with Jonathan Davenport behind him trying to get by for the lead. Dohm went on to take the $20,000 Fastrak World Championship by almost 3 seconds.

“I’ve won some $10,000 to win races but this is amazing, the biggest win of my career,” commented an elated Dohm. “The car was just amazing, I could take it anywhere on the racetrack,” added Dohm.

Rounding out the top five were twentieth starting Jonathan Davenport, Max Blair, Jimmy Shiltz and Rick Williams.

B-Main wins went to Tyler Hersey, Johnathan Davenport and Kyle Thomas.

Heat race winners on Friday night were Colby Cannon, Walker Arthur, David Smith, Chris Meadows, Jimmy Shiltz and Tim Dohm.

In other action Matt Long of Concord, NC led flag to flag to win the Engine Builders Non-Qualifier 25 lap race and Matt Quade picked up the win in $2000 to win 30 lap Safety-Kleen Modified Rumble on the River.

David Smith and Walker Arthur led the 26 car field to green with Arthur taking the lead out of turn 2. On a restart on lap 3 Smith swept the outside of Arthur out of turn 4 to take the lead. Smith led the next 11 laps unchallenged, on lap 15 that all changed. Tim Dohm went to work on the outside as Smith worked the cushion. For the next 11 laps the two raced side by side with Smith holding on to the lead each time until lap 26 when Dohm finally got by for good out of turn 2.

The driver on the move was twentieth starting Jonathan Davenport who woked his way to second by lap 32. On lap 34 he finally got by Smith for the spot with Corey Gordon following to third. On with twenty laps to go Dohm had stretched the lead to a full straight over the Davenport and Gordon battle. Gordon took second away on lap 50 while Dohm got slowed by a four wide battle in the back. Gordon gave up second on lap 52 when he came to stop with a flat left rear tire.

On the final restart Davenport gave it one more shot but Dohm pulled away out of turn 2 and on to the $20,000 victory. Rounding out the top five were twentieth starting Jonathan Davenport, Max Blair, Jimmy Shiltz and Rick Williams.

In the 25 lap Engine Builder Non-Qualifer race Joe Cox and Matt Long led the field to green with Long taking the lead out of turn 2. Once out front Longput it on cruise control while they battled for second behind him. Cox, Kenny Peebles and Josh Holtgraver all took turns at trying to run down Long for the lead in the caution filled event. Long went on in dominating fashion, never being challenged to pick up the $1500 win.

In the Budweiser Modified $2000 to win Safety-Kleen Modified Rumble on the River 30 Matt Quade took the lead on lap 10 and never looked back and went on to collect the win.

Bret Hamilton and Mike Reynolds led the field to green with Hamilton taking control of the lead out of turn 2. Hamilton paced the field until lap 9 when Quade dove under him in turn 2 to take the lead. Once out front Quade began to pull away from the battle for second. Joey Polevoy drove under Hamilton in turn one on lap 18 to take over second. A caution on lap 28 set up a green, white, checker finish. On the final restart Qaude pulled away and went on to the $2000 win. Rounding out the top five were Polevoy, Hamilton, Chris Arnold and Josh Harris. Matt Qaude also set a new division track record in qualifying with a lap of 18.901 seconds.

The speedway will now switch gears and host the 10th Annual Down and Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud sling presented by James River Equipment, RedNex Sporting Goods and the Virginia Army National Guard on Saturday October 11th. Information on the event can be found at www.thepitatvms.com.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway 2014 Awards Banquet to be held Saturday November 1st

September 26th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – The 2014 Awards Banquet for Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway now has a date; this years Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the beautiful Double Tree Hotel and Resort in Virginia Beach, VA.

Fans of Virginia Motor Speedway are once again invited to attend the Awards Banquet.

During the evenings award ceremony over $55,000 in cash and contingencies will be handed out to the Speedway’s five Champions and the remainder of the top 10 in each division. The Victory Lap Late Model Champion will receive $5,000 for winning his championship.

The Speedway will also crown the 2014 VA Army National Guard Dirt Series Champion and award him or her with a $2000 check. The VA Army National Guard Dirt Series Championship pits all of the Speedway’s competitors against each other and crowning one overall Champion.

Tickets for this special occasion are only $40 per person and include a buffet dinner and the Awards Ceremony. Special room rates of $65 per night have been established with the newly renovated Double Tree Hotel & Resort and $58 per night at the Quality Inn Oceanfront. All Virginia Motor Speedway drivers, crews and families are encouraged to attend this year’s banquet. There are no limits on the number of tickets a person can order. All ticket purchases must be made by October 27, 2014.

Tickets can be purchased by going to the Speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com and printing off the order form or by calling Dave Seay or Brian Tidball at the Speedway’s office Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Tickets can be purchased with a Mastercard, Visa or Discover by calling the speedway.

One of the most exciting and memorable times during the Awards Banquet weekend is the annual go-kart race that is held at Motoworld in Virginia Beach. Fans, Competitors and officials gather to compete in a friendly atmosphere that leaves everyone talking during the night’s banquet festivities. The go-kart outing will begin at 12 noon and go till 2pm, weather permitting. We have worked out special pricing of $25.00 for a two-hour wristband once again with Motoworld. Everyone is invited to come and participate.

For more information on the Virginia Motor Speedway 2014 Awards Banquet visit us online at www.vamotorspeedway.com or call the office at (804) 758-1867.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval located on U.S. Route 17 in Jamaica, VA, just eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The speedway 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, fans and competitors may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

$2000 to Win Modified Event Added to Fastrak World Championship for Saturday Oct 4th

September 16th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Officials at Virginia Motor Speedway have announced that the speedway will host a $2000 to win Modified event in conjunction with the running of the Fastrak World Championship on Saturday October 4th.

The Fastrak World Championship will have the best Pro Late Model drivers in the country battling for the $20,000 top prize October 2-4th.

The 30 lap modified event will pay $2000 to win and $140 to start the A-Main and will be a one day show. The event will feature group qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and the 30 lap feature all on Saturday October 4th. There will be a $25 entry fee and pit passes will be $30 (one-day pass).

Both Hoosier Tire and American Race Tire compounds will be allowed but must be E-Mod tires (soft, medium, hard – all accepted). UMP, IMCA, EDGE and AMRA body rules will be permitted. Engines rules will consist of a 383 CID max with the top five being pumped in post race inspection. Any 4-barrel or 2-barrel carburetor allowed (single carb only). Car weight is 2450 pounds with driver. Virginia Motor Speedway general rules will apply.

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Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 the Fastrak World Championship fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway Releases Ticket Pricing for 2014 Fastrak World Championship Oct 2-4, 2014

September 16th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway has released ticketing pricing for the $20,000 to win Fastrak World Championship to be held October 2-4, 2014. This is the best of the best in Pro Late Model racing. Teams from Indiana, New York, West Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky are about to undertake the most exciting race of their career.

The event will also feature a $1000 to win “winner take all” King of the Hill race on Friday, a $1500 to win non-qualifiers race and a $2000 to win modified event on Saturday.

The three-day event will also offer up plenty of fan interaction with the BB&T Autograph session on Saturday October 4thas well as the 1st Annual Pit Crew Challenge. The new and exciting event for the crews versus the fans will pay the fastest crew member $250 and the fastest fan $250 and then pit them against each other to see who takes home the big trophy.

“I wanted to make sure that we priced this so fans from up and down the East Coast could come and support their favorite drivers and do so economically,” commented Track Owner Bill Sawyer.

Thursday October 2nd will see FREE admission for everyone in the grandstands. Competitor gates will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 6pm. Practice will start at 8pm and run until 10pm.

Friday October 3rd admission prices will be: Adults – $15, Seniors (60+) / Military – $12, Students (13-17) – $10 and Children 12 and under free with paying adult. Competitor gates will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 6pm. On track action will begin at 7pm with hot laps.

Saturday October 4th admission will be: Adults – $25, Seniors (60+) / Military – $20, Students (13-17) – $10 and Children 12 and under free with paying adult. Competitor gates will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening 5pm. On track action will begin at 6:30pm with modified hot laps and qualifying.

Pit passes will be $50 for a 3-day pass or $30 for a single day pass. The pit pass will also allow you to sit in the grandstands.

For a complete list of Fastrak World Championship events and times visit www.vamotorspeedway.com .

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Mother Nature takes Safety-Kleen Championship Night; Williams, Thompson, Quade, Adkins & Bradley Crowned Virginia Motor Speedway Champions

September 15th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Mother Nature won out on Safety-Kleen Championship Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday September 13th. After waiting the weather out rain set in prompting officials to cancel the night events.

The 2014 track champions are Justin Williams (Victory Lap Late Model); Bobby Thompson (Aaron’s Pro Late Models), Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman); Matt Quade (Budweiser Modified) and Brian Bradley (Collision One Limited Stock Car).

The speedway will take the next weekends off to prepare for the $20,000 to win Fastrak World Championship to he held October 2-4, 2014. The best Pro Late Model drivers in the country will be on hand to compete in the SUPER BOWL of Pro Late Model racing. Teams from Indiana, New York, West Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky are about to undertake the most exciting race of their career.

For information on times and tickets for the Fastrak World Championship visit www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host final point race of season and crown 2014 Champions this Saturday September 13th

September 10th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing his Saturday September 13th for Safety-Kleen Championship Night presented by Chandler Chevrolet and WIGO. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in the final point race of the 2014 season. The track’s 2014 champions will be crowned in all five Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions.

With this being the final night of point racing every lap will be important. All five divisions will have drivers working hard to get into the top ten or stay in the top ten in championship points.

Competitor gates for Saturday September 13th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Justin Williams gets ninth win the hard way at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 1st, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Justin Williams of Shipman, VA swept the outside of race-long leader Brandon Long out of turn 4 heading to the white flag taking over the lead and going on to collect his ninth Victory Lap Late Model win at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on Virginia Army National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night.

Buck Roadcap and Brandon Long led the field to green with Long taking the top spot out of turn 2. Once out front Long began to pull away while Justin Williams and Billy Tucker battled for second. On Lap 15 Tucker and Williams got together in turn 2 bringing out a caution and sending both to the rear for the restart.

With Long dominating up front Williams began his charge back to the front. On lap 27 Williams took over second from John Staton. On the following lap Williams pulled up on Long and then swept to his outside out of turn 4 to take the lead at the white flag. Once out front Williams pulled away to take his ninth win of the season followed by Long, Staton, Tim Shelton and Stephen Childress.

Also picking up wins were Matt Marshall (Budweiser Modified); Tyler Bare (Aaron’s Pro Late Models); Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and Stephen Childress (Collision One Limited Stocks).

After getting called out on Facebook track General Manger Clarke Sawyer and Dave Seay, Director of Sales and Marketing took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the front stretch to the cheers of the fans in the grandstands. The two called out late model driver and crew chief Mark Parks and all the nights’ winners. The speedway would like to thank all of them for participating.

Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA took the lead from Jared Powell on lap 5. Once out front Bare ran a flawless race and led the remaining 20 laps uncontested on way to his second win of the season. It took two tries to get the feature started and once under green Powell took the lead out of turn 2 with Bare in tow. On lap 4 Bare began looking inside Powell for the lead and got an opening out of turn 4. Once out front Bare pulled away as Powell worked to hold off point leader Bobby Thompson to hold on to second followed
by Thompson, Davis Lipscombe and Jimmy Duncan.

Matt Marshall of Stuarts Draft, VA inherited the lead on lap 14 when Brian Maxey and Matt Quade got together racing for the lead in turn 2 ending Maxey’s night and sending Qaude to the rear after repairs. Once under green Marshall pulled away from the pack on way to take his second win of the season. Behind him Matt Quade took second at the checkers with an inside pass on Joey Polevoy with Francis Jarrelle III and Josh Harris rounding out the top five.

Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA took the lead on lap 2 of the caution filled Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature. Adkins only had to survive multiple restarts on way to dominating the event on way to his fifth win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Hunter Shelton, Timmy Brann, Junior Carter and James Snead.

Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA held off several furious challenges by Ben Lowry to lead the final six laps of the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap to pick up his third win of the season. Andrew Tarbox led the first 11 laps before going for a spin after contact with Childress out of turn 2. Childress would inherit the lead for the restart. Over the remaining 9 laps Childress held off several challenges for the lead from Lowry the last coming on the final turn when the two touched and raced side by side to the checkers. Childress would get the win followed by Lowry, Brandon Sandridge, Ryan Hutchens and Brian Bradley.

The speedway will take next weekend off due to the NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway and return to racing on Saturday September 13th for Safety-Kleen Championship Night presented by WIGO. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in the final point race of the 2014 season. The track’s 2014 champions will be crowned in all five Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday September 13th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host VA National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night this Saturday August 30th

August 28th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor will return to racing this Saturday August 30th for VA Army National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. To honor our military the speedway will admit all military personnel active or retired with proper ID in free.

The night’s events will honor the ten Virginia Army National Guard soldiers lost in combat.

The Virginia Army National Guard will have several displays of which will include a special wrapped race car, designed by high school students, honoring those lost in combat. A pit crew challenge will also be on hand for fans to test their tire changing skills.

With only two points races left before crowning the 2014 champions this weeks racing will be crucial to the drivers still in contention for the titles.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 30th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) FREE, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Justin Williams scores eighth Late Model victory at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 19th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – What looked to be a race long battle in the Victory Lap Late Model feature between Billy Hubbard of Gloucester, VA and Justin Williams of Shipman, VA turned into a runaway win by Williams when Hubbard broke on lap 17 while leading. Williams would cruise to his eighth win of the season at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway.

In other action Jared Powell (Aaron’s Pro Late Model), Joey Polevoy (Budweiser Modified), Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and Hutchens (Collision One Limited Stock Car) all picked up wins.

Anthony Kincaid and Billy Hubbard led the Victory Lap Late Model field to green for their 30 lap feature with Hubbard rocketing to the lead followed by Justin Williams who started sixth. Tucker and Williams were both on a rail with Williams looking to the outside for the lead. On lap 12 Hubbard bobbled in turn 2 but Williams had to check up so he wouldn’t run Hubbard over. For the next five laps the two battled for the top spot until Hubbard broke in turn 2 handing the lead to Williams. Williams would go unchallenged the rest of the way to take his eighth win of the season. Billy Tucker, John Staton, Buck Roadcap and Stephen Childress followed to the checkers.

Jared Powell led all but the final two laps of the Aaron’s Pro Late Model feature and looked to have finished second to Daniel Baggerly. That was until Baggerly’s car came up two pounds light at the scales handing the win to Powell. It was Powell’s first win of the season. It took a couple of starts to get the Pro Late Model feature under green but once it did Powell took control of the top spot. For the next 14 laps Thompson tried every possible way around to Powell for the lead. On lap 15 Daniel Baggerly took over second and reeled in the leader. Baggerly went to work on Powell, working both high and low. As the two came out of four to the white flag Baggerly took over the top spot and held on to what looked like the win. At the scales Baggerly’s car came up light awarding the win to Powell. Mark Parks, Bobby Thompson, Tyler Bare and Jimmy Duncan rounded out the top five.

Joey Polevoy used a front row starting position to take control of the lead and go on to take his first win of the season. Polevoy and Lance Grady led the field to green with Polevoy rocketing to the top spot. Brian Maxey followed Poelvoy to take second. Maxey tried several times to get under Polevoy but each time was turned away. A late caution with three to go gave Maxey one last chance but Polevoy was able to hold on for the victory. Maxey, Grady, Francis Jarrelle III and Brandon Galloway rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Davey Pullen and Brett Adkins led the field to green with Adkins grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Once out front Adkins pulled away from the rest of the field. Behind the leader they battled for second. Pullen, Matt Ashworth, Jeremiah Marshall and Junior Carter all worked to take over the runner up spot. No one had anything for Adkins as he cruised to his fifth win of the season. Pullen, Carter, Hunter Shelton and Marshall rounded out the top five.

Ryan Hutchens took the lead in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature with two to go and then hold off everyone off on the final restart to take home his career first victory. Andrew Tarbox and Brian Bradley led the field to green with Bradley taking the lead out of turn 2. Bradley held off challenges from several drivers until lap 18 when seventh starting Hutchens drove under him on lap 17 to take the lead. On the next lap a caution would close the field on his bumper for a green, white checker finish. On the restart Hutchens pulled away to get his career first win. Stephen Childress, Brandon Sandridge, Bradley and Chad Champion were the balance of the top five.

The speedway will take next weekend off and return to racing on Saturday August 30th for VA Army National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. To honor our military the speedway will admit all military personnel active or retired with proper ID in free.

The night’s events will honor the ten Virginia Army National Guard soldiers lost in combat.

The Virginia Army National Guard will have several displays of which will include a special wrapped race car, designed by high school students, honoring those lost in combat. Also tentatively scheduled to be on hand will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s #88 National Guard Chevrolet for fans to see up close and get pictures.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 30th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) FREE, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to action this Saturday Night August 16th for “Dirt Track” Saturday Night

August 17th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor The speedway will be in action this Saturday August 16th to host Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series “Dirt Track” Saturday Night. The evening will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action.

Heading into the last few weeks of racing the championship point battles are heating up.

In the Victory Lap Late Models Justin Williams continues atop the standings. Williams rebounded from a disappointing first race in last week’s twins to win the second feature for his seventh overall victory.

Since Bobby Thomson took over the points lead in the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division he has never looked back. Held out of victory lane in last weeks twin features Thompson still holds a 57 point lead over Davis Lipscombe with four races to go.

Last week was an interesting week in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division as defending champion Brett Adkins continued his resurgence from a poor start to the season with his third win of the season and Matt Ashworth picked up his career first win. Sitting just 14 points back in second Jeremiah Marshall will try to gain on Adkins heading into the final four races of the season.

The one division that may be wrapped up already might be the Budweiser Modifieds. Matt Quade has dominated all year and looked to be on his way to his ninth win of the season when his motor let go in turn 3 on the final lap. That allowed Mike Reynolds to take the sweep of the night.

Budweiser Modified top 5: Matt Quade – 1225; Matt Marshall – 1116; Josh
Harris – 1099; Joey Polevoy – 1091; Brian Maxey – 1058.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Car division a close point battle between Brian Bradley and Brandon Sandridge has emerged over the last few weeks. There have been seven different winners and Bradley holds a 15 point lead over defending champion Sandridge heading into the final four races of the year.

Collision One Limited Stock Car top 5: Brian Bradley – 1138; Brandon Sandridge – 1123; Ryan Hutchens – 1082; Chris Champion – 1035; Ben Lowry – 1031.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 16th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Nine winners in ten races on Xtra 99.1 Night at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 11th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Great weather for Xtra 99.1 Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway led to an awesome night of racing with nine different winners in ten features. In the Victory Lap Late Model division twin features both John Staton and Justin Williams dominated on way to their wins. Staton took the lead in the first feature on the opening lap and pulled away from the field surviving a late caution to take his second win of the season. In the second feature Justin Williams battled side by side with Bubba Hubbard taking the lead on lap 2. Once out front Williams dominated the remainder of the distance for his seventh win of the season.

Other winners included Walker Arthur (Aaron’s pro Late Model), mark Parks (Aaron’s Pro Late Model), Mike Reynolds (Budweiser Modified) swept both features, Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman), Matt Ashworth (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) picked up his career first, Shawn Otey (Collision One Limited Stock) and James Givens (Collision One Limited Stock).

In the first feature for the Victory Lap Late Models Anthony Kincaid and John Staton led the field to green with Staton rocketing to the lead out of turn 2. Staton was on cruise control until the races only caution on lap 12 set up a three lap dash for the win. On the restart once again darted out to a sizeable lead taking his second win on the season. Rounding out the top five were Joe Ender, Billy Tucker, Stephen Childress and Justin Williams.

In the second Victory Lap Late Model feature the story was pretty much the same just a different driver dominating. Billy Hubbard and Justin Williams led the field to green. The two raced side by side back to the line with Hubbard leading by inches. As they exited turn 2 on the next lap Williams rocketed off the corner to take control of the top spot. The only thing that was able to slow Williams were the five cautions. On final restart on lap nine Joe Ender tried to get under the leader in turn 1 only to have Williams pull away out of turn 2. Williams would dominate the remaining laps on way to his seventh win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Ender, Walker Arthur, John Staton and Billy Tucker.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Models Mark Parks and Walker Arthur led the field to green for the first 15 lap feature. Arthur would grab the lead out of turn 2 with Tyler Bare following into second. Bare would challenge Arthur on lap 3 but that would be as close as he would get as Arthur turned up the wick and went on to the win followed by Bare point leader Bobby Thompson, Mark Parks and Ricky Wells rounded out the top five.

In the second feature for the Aaron’s Pro Late Models Mark Parks jumped out to the lead as they went three wide behind him for second. Tyler Bare and Walker Arthur battled side by side for second with Arthur finally grabbing the spot on lap 8. Caution came out on lap 11 closing the field on Park’s rear bumper. On the restart Arthur peaked to the inside but couldn’t make the pass. Parks would fend off several challenges over the final four laps to take home his second win of the season. Arthur, Bare, Thompson and Ricky Wells rounded out the top five.

Lance Grady and Gary Long led the Budweiser Modified division to green with Grady securing the top spot. Grady would lead until he missed his mark in turn 1 and hit the wall ending his night. That handed the lead over to Michael Reynolds for the restart. Remolds would pull away from the field as Matt Marshall and Matt Quade battled side by side for second. That battle allowed Reynolds to pull away and go on to the win. Marshall, Quade, Gary Long and Stephen Quade rounded out the top five.

What looked to be a runaway win by point leader Matt Qaude in the second 15 lap feature for the Budweiser Modifieds turned into a two race sweep for Mike Reynolds. Quade and Gary Long led the field to green with Quade taking the lead and pulled away from the field. Quade had worked to a full straight lead when caution would come out on lap 12 setting up a three lap dash for the win. On the restart Quade pulled away by a couple car lengths and looked to be on his way to yet another win. On the final lap Quade’s car had an engine failure allowing Reynolds to cruise by and to his second win of the night. Josh Harris, Matt Quade, Matt Marshall and Brian Maxey rounded out the top five.

In the first 15 lap feature for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Davey Pullen and Brett Adkins led the field to green with Adkins taking the lead out of turn 2. Adkins would pull away from the field with Jeremiah Marshall working to chase him down in traffic. Adkins would dominate and to score his third win of the season. Marshall, Pullen, Hunter Shelton and Matt Ashworth the rounded out the top five.

It took two tries to get the second feature for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman underway with Jeremiah Marshall take control of the top spot on the first lap. By lap 4 eighth starting Brett Adkins had worked his way to second and the bumper of Marshall. A caution on lap 5 closed the whole field up on Marshall’s bumper for the restart. On the restart Marshall and Adkins pulled away. On the next circuit Marshall spun in turn 1 with a little help from Adkins sending both drivers to the rear of the field. Davey Pullen led the next lap with James Snead looking to his inside. The two raced side by side into turn 1 with Pullen spinning to bring out the caution. On the restart Snead held control of the lead. On lap 9 Snead’s car pulled up with mechanical issues handing the lead over to Matt Ashworth. Behind the leader Marshall and Adkins had worked their way through the field to second and third. Ashworth would have just enough to hold off Adkins for his career first win at Virginia Motor Speedway. Adkins, Marshall, Carl Vaughan and Macy Causey rounding out the top five.

In the first feature for the Collision One Limited Stock Car division Shawn Otey took the lead on the opening lap with Brandon Sandridge and David Bowler in tow. With the battle behind him Otey was able to go on to pick up his second win of the season. Ryan Hutchens, David Bowler, James Givens and Brandon Sandridge rounded out the top five.

In the second Collision One Stock Car feature James Givens and David bowler led the field to green with Givens rocketing to a huge lead. Two late cautions allowed Shawn Otey to take several shots at Givens for the lead but Givens was abelto hold on for his fourth win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Brian Bradley, Otey, Ryan Hutchens and Stephanie Stallings.

The speedway will be in action next Saturday August 16th to host Chandler Chevrolet Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 16th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to racing this Saturday August 9th with Xtra 99.1 Twin Feature Night

August 6th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday August 9th for Xtra 99.1 Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action. The night will feature the popular “Twin Race” format.

Competitor gates for Saturday August 9th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 15 Lap Features); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 Lap Features); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Lap Features); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 Lap Features) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 Lap Features). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Twin Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing ll the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and onwww.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Suffers First Rainout of the Season

July 27th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Heavy rain and continuing storms forced officials of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel racing for Saturday July 26th. Speedway officials and the Virginia National Guard are working to reschedule the “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night. Details will be posted on the track’s website and Facebook page as soon as they are worked out.

The speedway will take next weekend and return to racing on Saturday August 9th for Xtra 99.1 Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action. The night will feature the popular “Twin Race” format. Competitor gates for Saturday August 9th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 Lap Features); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Lap Features); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 Lap Features) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 Lap Features). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Twin Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host VA National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night Saturday July 26th; All Military Active or Retired admitted free

July 19th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing on Saturday July 26th for VA National Guard “Salute To the Fallen” Tribute Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in the fan favorite “Twin Race” format. All five Virginia National Guard Dirt Series divisions will run two features each making for an exciting night of racing. To honor our military the speedway will admit all military personnel active or retired with proper ID free.

The night’s events will honor the eleven Virginia Army National Guard soldiers lost in combat.

The Virginia Army National Guard will have several displays of which will include a special wrapped race car, designed by high school students, ;honoring those lost in combat. Also on hand will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s #88/ National Guard Chevrolet for fans to see up close and get pictures. A pit crew challenge will also be on hand for fans to test their tire changing skills.

Competitor gates for Saturday July 26th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 15 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retiredw/ proper I.D.) FREE, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

J. Williams, Thompson, Quade, Adkins and Givens Claim Victories at Virginia Motor Speedway

July 14th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – A beautiful night and a full moon led to some great racing at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. What looked to be a great three car battle for the win in the Victory Lap Late Model 25 lap feature turned into a dominating performance by Justin Williams of Shipman, VA. Williams, Tim Shelton and Walker Arthur put on a show for the fans for the first 12 laps until Williams grab control of the top spot and went on to his sixth win of the season.

Also getting wins were Bobby Thompson (Aaron’s Pro Late Models), Matt Quade (Budweiser Modified), Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and James Givens (Collision One Limited Stock Car).

Tim Shelton and John Staton led the Victory Lap Late Models to the green with Shelton leading the first circuit with Walker Arhtur, John Staton and Justin Williams in tow. On lap 3 Arthur and Williams battled side by side for second just off the bumper of Shelton. On lap 8 Shelton got crossed up and almost got run over by Williams and Arthur. Williams was able to take second at the line. On lap 10 Williams got inside Shelton and the two raced side by side with Shelton holding to the lead by inches. On lap12 Williams finally took over the lead. Once out front Williams was able to run his preferred line and pulled away for his sixth win of the season. John Staton, Anthony Kincaid, Petir Coffey and Buck Roadcap rounded out the top five.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature Joe Ender and Jimmy Duncan led the field to green with Ender taking the lead with Bobby Thompson in close pursuit. Thompson worked inside Ender out of turn 4 to lead the first lap by inches over Ender. Ender would take back the lead out of turn 2 but Thompson stayed to his inside. The two exchanged the lead a total of 6 times before Thompson took control on lap 18. Daniel Baggerly and Tyler Bare battled for second over the remaining laps allowing Thompson to get away for his third win of the season. Baggerly, Bare, Walker Arthur and Neal Hudgins rounded out the top five.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Matt Quade took over the top spot from Joey Polevoy on lap 14 and then checked out on the field to score his eighth win of the season. Polevoy and Kelly Samuels led the field to green with Polevoy getting the led out of turn 2. Eighth starting Quade methodically worked his way through the field using the restarts on several cautions to perfection. On the lap 12 restart Qaude got inside Polevoy and then finally took the lead on lap 14. Once out front Quade stretched the lead out to over a full straight and to the win. Polevoy, Brian Maxey, Josh Harris and Matt Marshall rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder 25 lap feature Carl Vaughan and Davey Pullen led the field to green with Pullen taking control out of turn 2 for the lead with Junior Carter and Brett Adkins in close pursuit. On lap 5 Adkins got by Carter for second and began closing in on Pullen. On lap 11 Adkins drove around Pullen for the lead. Once out front Adkins cruised to his second win of the season. Matt Ashworth, Junior Carter, Jeremiah Marshall and Timmy Brann rounded out the top five.

In caution filled Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature James Givens held off Brandon Sandridge in a green, white checkered finish for his second win of the season. Chris Maxey and Shawn Otey led the field to green with Otey leading the first circuit. The races first caution came out on the next lap when third running Chris Maxey spun in turn 4 with the rest of the field doing a great job to avoid him. Several more cautions marred the event before the race got into a rhythm. On lap 5 James Givens drove around the outside of Otey for the lead. A late caution led to a tow lap shootout for the win. On the restart Givens was able to hold off Sandridge for the win. Sandridge, Chris Champion, Ryan Hutchens and Chris Maxey rounded out the top five.

The speedway will take next weekend off and return to racing on Saturday July 26th for VA National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in the fan favorite “Twin Race” format. All five Virginia National Guard Dirt Series divisions will run two features each making for an exciting night of racing. To honor our military the speedway will admit all military personnel active or retired with proper ID free.

The night’s events will honor the eleven Virginia Army National Guard soldiers lost in combat.

The Virginia Army National Guard will have several displays of which will include a special wrapped race car, designed by high school students, honoring those lost in combat. Also on hand will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s #8 National Guard Chevrolet for fans to see up close and get pictures. A pit crew challenge will also be on hand for fans to test their tire changing skills.

Competitor gates for Saturday July 26th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 15 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) FREE, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday July 12th

July 10th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to action this Saturday night July 12th for VA National Guard Dirt Series Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday July 12th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps
and features will start at 8pm. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Twin Feature Night Produces Nine winners in Ten Races at Virginia Motor Speedway

July 1st, 2014

Jamaica, VA – It was a tale of two stories in the Victory Lap Late Modeltwin features at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway with one driver getting his first win in ten years and the other continuing his domination of the division. In the first feature John Staton of Chesapeake, VA returned to victory lane after a ten year absence, holding off Justin Williams of Shipman, VA for the win. In the second 15 lap feature Justin Williams dominated the event for his fifth win of the season.

In other action Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD took out the broom and swept both Budweiser Modified features. In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division Daniel Baggerly of Rural Retreat, VA scored his second win of the season and Joe Ender of Glen Allen, VA picked up his first win in the division. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division James Snead of Fredericksburg, VA picked up his career first victory and Hunter Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA scored his fourth win of the season. And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division James Givens of Highland Springs, VA went flag to flag to get the win and Shawn Otey of Aylett, VA took over the lead
on lap 3 on way to his first win of the season.

In the first 15 lap feature for the Victory Lap Late Models John Staton and David Steel led the field to green with Staton taking the lead out of turn 2. On the next circuit Walker Arthur began his assault for the lead. On lap 8 Arthur used a slide job out of turn 4 to take over the top spot. Once out front Arthur began to pull away until a caution on lap 12 when Arthur ran over some debris sending him to the infield with a flat right rear tire handing the lead back to Staton. On the restart Justin Williams powered his
way to second and looked inside and outside for a way around Staton. On the final lap Williams tried one last time out of turn 4 but Staton held on to take the win. Williams, Billy Hubbard, Stephen Childress and Buck Roadcap rounded out the top five.

In the second 15 lap feature for the Victory Lap Late Models Justin Williams made sure it didn’t come down to the last lap as he took over the top spot from Petie Coffey on lap 2 then dominated the remaining laps to score his fifth win of the season. John Staton, Buck Roadcap, Stephen Childress and Anthony Kincaid rounded out the top five.

Daniel Baggerly earned the victory in the first fifteen lap feature for the Aaron’s Pro Late Models as he worked his way from his seventh place starting position to take over the lead on lap 11 and go on to take the win. On the start Tyler Bare took the lead and looked as if he would run away with the win as the rest of the field tussled over the second spot. Baggerly finally muscled his way to second on lap 7 and began to reel in the leader. On lap 10 bare slide up turn 4 just enough to let Baggerly get by for the lead.
Once out front Baggerly went unchallenged as he picked up his second win of the season. Walker Arthur, Neal Hudgins, Brad Rigdon and Bobby Thompson rounded out the top five.

It took a couple of tries to get the second 15 lap feature for the Aaron’s Pro Late Models under way. Once under green Joe Ender grabbed the lead and looked like he would go unchallenged for the win. A caution with two to go changed that scenario as the field was bunched back on Enders bumper. On the restart Walker Arthur began working on Ender for the lead getting to his outside on the exit of turn 2. At the white flag Ender had both Arthur and Daniel Baggerly within striking distance. As the three exited turn 4 Ender would hold on to take his first win in the division. Arthur, Baggerly, Neal Hudgins and Davis Lipscombe rounded out the top five.

James Snead and Davey Pullen led the Truckin Thunder Sportsman to the green in the first 15 lap feature with Snead grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Once out front Snead pulled away from the rest of the field and went flag to flag to score his career first win at Virginia Motor Speedway.

In the second 15 lap feature for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Hunter Shelton grabbed the lead on lap 4 and never looked back dominating the rest of the feature to pick up his fourth win of the season with Junior Carter, Davey Pullen, Brett Adkins and Jeremiah Marshall rounding out the top five.

It took seven laps for Matt Quade to take over the lead and once out front Quade set sail to take his sixth win of the season. Joey Polevoy and Brandon Galloway led the field to green with Polevoy grabbing the lead. Quade would work his way to second by the second circuit and started to apply pressure on Polevoy for the lead. Quade tried several times to get inside Polevoy and on lap 6 finally pulled to his inside taking the lead at the line. Once out front Quade pulled away for the win with Polevoy, Brian Maxey, Josh Harris and Matt Marshall rounding out the top five.

In the second 15 lap feature for the Budweiser Modifieds it was much of the same as Matt Quade took over the lead from Josh Harris with a pass out of turn 4 to take the lead on lap 6. Once out front Quade pulled away to score his seventh win of the season and for the second time this season he swept both features in one night. Taylor Doggett worked his way up from his fourteenth place starting position to grab second on the last lap with Davey Pullen, Brett Adkins and Hunter Shelton rounded out the top five.

In the first 12 lap feature for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars James Givens took the lead on the drop of the green flag and never looked back as he went flag to flag to pick up the win. Shawn Otey, Brandon Sandridge, Brian Bradley and Ben Lowery rounded out the top five.

In the second 12 lap feature Shawn Otey took the lead on lap 3 when Andrew Tarbox slowed with mechanical issues. Once out front only a caution on lap 8 could slow Otey. On the final restart Otey pulled away from the field as Brandon Sandridge and James Givens battled for second. Otey would go on to take the win with Sandridge, Givens, Brian Bradley and Ryan Hutchens rounding out the top five.

The speedway will take next weekend off so that our staff can celebrate the 4th of July holiday with their families and return to racing on Saturday July 12th for VA National Guard Dirt Series Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday July 12th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday June 28th with double features for all divisions

June 27th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday June 28th to host VA National Guard Dirt Series Twin Race Night. After a couple of weeks off racers are anxious to get back to chasing the 2014 division championships. This Saturday night all five of the Virginia National Guard Dirt Series divisions will be competing in a “Twin Race” format. The Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions will all race in two features during the evening.

Heading into week 7 Justin Williams of Shipman, VA leads the Victory Lap Late Model points; Bobby Thompson of Concord, VA leads the Aaron’s Pro Late Models, Hunter Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA leads the Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD and Brian Bradley of Hopewell, VA leads the Collision One Limited Stock cars points. For the complete 2014 points visit the track website.

Competitor gates for Saturday June 28th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 15 Lap features); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 Lap features); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Lap features); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 Lap features) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 Lap features). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and two Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

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Billy Hubbard gets first Victory Lap Late Model win in TEN YEARS!

June 9th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – It has been ten years since Billy Hubbard of Cobbs Creek, VA tasted victory in the Victory Lap Late Model division at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, the wait is now over. Hubbard, who took several years off from racing, took the lead from Buck Roadcap on lap 8 and then held off a furious charge by Justin Williams to get the win in the Victory Lap Late Model 30 lap feature on Collision One STAR Kids Night presented by MetroCast.

Anthony Kincaid and Buck Roadcap led the field to green with Roadcap taking over the top spot. Billy Hubbard would then begin to work on Roadcap for the lead. Hubbard would finally get by on lap 8 for the and then stretched the lead out to almost a straight away before the races only caution for a wreck that involved Troy Williams and John Staton with Staton’s car ending up his roof. Both drivers would be fine. On the restart Hubbard had Justin Williams working the high side trying to get by for the lead. On the final lap Hubbard came up on slower traffic in turn 3 allowing Williams to close in to challenge for the victory but Hubbard was able to hold on for the win. Justin Williams, Tim Shelton, Stephen Childress and Anthony Kincaid rounded out the top 5.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model feature Corey Almond and Brad Rigdon led the field to green with Almond taking the top spot with Bobby Thompson following in second. Thompson would go to the high side to take the lead from Almond on lap 19. Thompson would then pull away for his first victory at Virginia Motor Speedway. Almond, Joe Ender, Neal Hudgins and Davis Lipscombe rounded out the top five.

Josh Harris and Joey Polevoy lead the Budweiser Modified division to green with for their 25 lap feature with Harris the leader. On the next circuit Polevoy would jump outside Harris to take the lead. On lap 14 Mike Reynolds would begin to put pressure on Polevoy for the top spot. For the next six laps the two raced virtually side by side until lap 21 when Polevoy would pull up in turn 4 with mechanical issues. Reynolds would then hold off several challenges by Matt Quade before getting the win. Quade, Matt Marshall, Brain Maxey and Josh Harris rounded out the top five.

The caution filled Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature turned out to be one of the best races of the night. Chad Beahr and Junior Carter led the field to green with Carter taking the top spot followed by Jeremiah Marshall in second. The two raced nose to tail for most of distance until Marshall began working the inside of Carter. On lap 20 Marshall took the top spot away from Carter only to give it back the next lap. On the final lap Marshall drove under Carter coming out of turn 4 to get his career first win by .082 seconds at the line. Carter, Hunter Shelton, Carl Vaughan and Michael Hayes rounded out the top five.

In his first race of season Bobby Curtis made a huge statement by leading flag to flag to pick up the win in the Collision One Limited Stock division. Curtis took the lead on the drop of the green flag with Shawn Otey following in second. Otey made several attempts to take over the top spot before fading back. Matthew Cook, Stephen Childress and James Givens began a 3-wide battle for second allowing Curtis to pull away for the victory. Givens, Childress, Brian Bradley and Daniel Alford rounded out the top five.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will take next week off and then move over to the mud bog facility to host the first of two big Mud Bog events for the 2014 season. Saturday June 21st The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosts the 5th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment, the Virginia National Guard and RedNex Sporting Goods. Additional sponsorship provided by Kalbones Speedshop and Offroad, Aaron’s, Monster Energy Drink, ORI of Richmond, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Stock A & B; Modified A & B, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified A & B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11. Rules for each class are now available at The Pit website www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for Mud Mayhem is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday June 7th with Collision One STAR Kids Night

June 3rd, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday June 7th for Collision One S.T.A.R. Kids Night presented by MetroCast. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action.

STAR Kids night is always a special one for the speedway as the children from the Gloucester STAR program visit for a night of racing. The STAR program provides athletics, games and social time to children with special needs. For more information on the program visit http://www.gloucesterva.info/pr.

Competitor gates for Saturday June 7th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Williams, Quade, Doggett and Childress Sweep their divisions at Virginia Motor Speedway; Baggerly and Arthur split Pro Late Model Wins

June 1st, 2014

Jamaica, VA – It was a night like no other at Virginia Motor Speedway as four drivers dominated in their respective divisions by sweeping both features on Safety-Kleen Night. Justin Williams (Victory Lap Late Models), Matt Quade (Budweiser Modified), Taylor Doggett (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and Stephen Childress (Collision One Limited Stocks) all swept features. Also picking up wins were Daniel Baggerly (Aaron’s Pro Late Models) and Walker Arthur (Aaron’s Pro Late Models).

In the first 15 lap feature for the Victory Lap Late Models Joe Ender grabbed the lead on the start and led for the first 5 laps. On lap 6 Justin Williams took away the lead with a strong pass out of turn 2. Once out front Williams motored on to a full straight win over Joe Ender, John Staton who set a new division track record in qualifying, Tim Shelton and Tommy Hoy rounding out the top five.

It was bit harder in the second 15 lap feature as Justin Williams had to battle Tim Shelton for the win. The two dueled for the top sport trading the lead four times in the process. A lap 13 bobble in turn 1 cost Shelton a possible win as Williams drove under him to go to the win and sweep the night.

Daniel Baggerly started the evening by breaking his own track record for the third time in the AaronPro Late Models. In the first 15 lap feature it took Baggerly four laps to climb from his fourth place starting position to take the lead from Bobby Thompson. Once out front Baggerly would dominate the remainder of the race to score his first victory of the season. Thompson, Mitchell Colby, Walker Arthur and Davis Lipscombe rounded out the top five. Baggerly inverted the top six with the pill pull.

In the second Aaron’s Pro Late Model feature Mitchell Coble led the first lap before handing it over to Walker Arthur when his car pushed up the track in lap 2. The race then was between Arthur and Daniel Baggerly asthey battled for the top spot until Baggerly spun in turn four sending him to the rear for the restart. On the restart Arthur pulled away from Colby with Baggerly working his way through traffic. No one had anything for Arthur over the closing laps as he went on to pick up the win with Colby, Bobby Thompson, Baggerly and Davis Lipscombe rounding out the top five.

The first Truckin Thunder Sportsman 15 lap feature came down to a two car battle between Taylor Doggett and Brett Adkins. Doggett took the top spot from Hunter Ashworth on a lap 6 restart; he then had to hold off Adkins over the remaining 9 laps. Adkins made one last attempt on the final lap when he tried the outside of Doggett in turn 3, Doggett was able to hold off the challenge and collect his first division win since 2012. Adkins, Ashworth, Davey Pullen and Macy Causey rounded out the top five. Doggett inverted the top 6 with the pill pull.

The second Truckin Thunder Sportsman 15 lap feature saw 12 year old Macy Causey lead the first nine laps before having Taylor Doggett get by for the top spot. Jeremiah Marshall would follow to second with Causey falling back to third. Once out front no one had anything for the returning 2012 Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion in his first race back after a year and a half layoff. Marshall, Causey, Chad Beahr and Hunter Ashworth rounded out the top five.

It took a couple of starts to get the first Budweiser Modified 15 lap feature underway, once racing it was Josh Harris taking control of the top spot with Matt Quade working his way to second from eighth. It didn’t take Quade long to grab the lead as on the next lap he rocketed past Harris to grab the top spot. A late caution on lap 11 bunched the field back up behind Quade for the restart. On the restart Quade just walked away from the field to score his third win in a row. Josh Harris, Matt Marshall, Travis LaRoque and Brandon Galloway rounded out the top five.

In the second Budweiser Modified 15 lap feature it was much the of the same as Matt Quade worked his way to the front from his eighth place starting position to take the lead away from Brandon Galloway on lap 4. Once out front the Quade walked away to the win. Polevoy, Harris, Matt Marshall and Travis LaRoque rounded out the top five.

In the first Collision One Limited Stock Car 12 lap feature Ryan Hutchens and James Givens lead the field to green but it was Shawn Otey who would lead the first lap with Givens and Stephen Childress in tow. On lap 7 the top three where nose to tail pushing each other down the backstretch. In turn 3 Otey bobbled allowing Givens to get by for the lead. Over the next four laps Otey worked to set and going into turn 3 for the final time he dove under Givens and crossed the line just inches ahead for the win. After tech both Otey and Givens were DQ’d giving the win to Stephen Childress. Ben Lowry, Ryan Hutchens, Daniel Alford and Brandon Sandridge rounded out the top five.

In the second Collision One Limited Stock 12 lap feature Stephen Childress grab the lead early and never looked back as he easily pulled away for the win and sweep of the nights events. Brian Bradley, Brian Maxey, Ryan Hutchens and Brandon Sandridge rounded out the top five.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday June 7th for Collision One Night presented by MetroCast. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday June 7th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Back in Action on Saturday May 31st for Safety-Kleen Night and Popular Twin Race Format

May 24th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday May 31st for Safety-Kleen Night. The night will feature the very popular “Twin Race” format for the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 31st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps, fifteenth starting Matt Marshall, Jimmy Duncan and Brian Maxey rounding out the top five.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Chris Ferguson Holds Off Greg Satterlee for 35th TireX USA 100 Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway

May 22nd, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, NC finally got himself an eaglevtrophy at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, something he has beenvtrying to do since his first race at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VAvback in 2006. Ferguson took control of the lead from Greg Satterlee on lapv11 and held the lead throughout the race.

Ferguson held off a late race challenge from Satterlee to win the UltimatevSuper Late Model Series sanctioned 35th Annual TireX USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway worth $10,000. Greg Satterlee, Jonathan Davenport, DennisFranklin, and Brandon Overton rounded out the top five finishers.

Other winners on the night were Matt Quade (Budweiser Modified), Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and Brandon Sandridge (Collision One Limited Stock).

Ferguson and Satterlee led the 24 car field to green with Satterlee jumping out to an early lead. With Satterlee using the high line and Ferguson on the bottom, the two raced virtually side by side for the first 11 laps when Ferguson muscled his way under Satterlee in turn 1 to take over the lead.

Several laps later, Jonathan Davenport would get past Satterlee for second and begin to put pressure on Ferguson as the two raced through traffic. Sattterlee fell back to third and battled with Series point leader Dennis Franklin, Brandon Overton and Austin Hubbard for position.

With Ferguson setting a torrid pace up front Satterlee went back to work on the high side riding the cushion to take back second from Davenport with four laps to go. On the next circuit Satterlee closed to within a car lengthas they raced into turn three. On the exit of Turn 4 Satterlee crossed over and looked to get inside Ferguson at the line. In turn 1 Satterlee went back to the high side as the two worked lapped traffic. On the final lap Satterlee made one last attempt on Ferguson but jumped the cushion in turn three allowing Ferguson to go on to record the $10,000 victory. Rounding out the top five were Greg Satterlee, Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Franklin, and Brandon Overton.

It took three starts to get the Budweiser Modified 25 feature under way but once under green Jimmy Duncan took the lead and pulled away from the field. Eighth starting Matt Quade worked his way to the front and on lap 8 got under Duncan to battle for the lead. The two raced side by side for the next three laps before Quade would finally grab the lead out of turn 2. Once out front Quade pulled away from the field to go on to take the win followed by Ryan Toole, fifteenth starting Matt Marshall, Jimmy Duncan and Brian Maxey.

Brett Adkins finally made to victory lane in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman with a pass on then leader Jeremiah Marshall on lap 13. Marshall paced the field for the first nine laps with no pressure from anyone. On lap 10 Brett Adkins finally got to the bumper of Marshall and began to pressure the rookie driver. On lap 13 Marshall made a small mistake and that was all Adkins needed to take the lead. Once out front Adkins pulled away for the win. Rounding out the top five were Hunter Shelton, Jeremiah Marshall, Davey Pullen and 12 year old Macey Causey.

The Collision One Limited Stock feature came down to the final lap again. Brian Bradley paced the field with a ton of action going on behind him. On lap 12 point leader Brandon Sandridge had moved into the second and was closing on Bradley for the lead. Bradley would hold off Sandridge during several restarts after cautions. On the final lap Sandridge dove under Bradley in turn 2 to take the lead. In turn 3 Bradley tried the crossover move and got to his inside and the two raced back to the finish line with Sandridge taking the win by inches over Bradley. Rounding out the top five were Chad Champion, Matthew Cook and Stephen Childress.

The speedway will take next Saturday May 26th off to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday and return to racing on Saturday May 31st for Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Night. The night will feature the very popular “Twin Race” format or the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 31st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps, fifteenth starting Matt Marshall, Jimmy Duncan and Brian Maxey rounding out the top five.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Increases Purse Monies in Four of Five Divisions

May 15th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – In an era when most tracks are decreasing purses officials at Virginia Motor Speedway are pleased to announce that the purse in four of the five tracks Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions is going up.

With the early success and growth of the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division officials have introduced a new $800 to win purse for the new division. Purses in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Limited Stock divisions have also been increased starting with this weekend’s racing events.

The next event at the speedway will be the $10,000 to win 35th Annual TireX USA 100 this coming Saturday May 17th. The night’s events will also include the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Limited Stock divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 17th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 17th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps) and Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying; two 25 lap qualifying races and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 – 17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $30. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host the 35th Annual TireX USA 100 This Saturday May 17th

May 14th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – The excitement level is building as officials of Virginia Motor Speedway get ready to host the 35th Annual TireX USA 100 this Saturday May 17th. The event will once again be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will pay the winner of the 50 lap feature a cool $10,000.

The list of previous Champions for this race is a list of “Who’s Who” in dirt late model racing. Fans can expect to see the best drivers on the East Coast competing for the top prize. Two-time and defending Ultimate Series Champion Casey Roberts, current point leader Dennis Franklin, Jeff Smith and the rest of the tour regulars will have their hands full with regional stars like Steve Shaver, Chris Ferguson, Ricky Elliott and Jamie Lathroum.

The race will once again feature the “Fan Friendly” format of two twenty-five lap qualifying races to make it into the fifty-lap “A” main.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 17th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 17th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps) and Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying; two 25 lap qualifying races and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 – 17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $30. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Record Crowd Sees Nine Different winners in ten races on Twin Feature Night at Virginia Motor Speedway

May 5th, 2014

Jamaica, VA –After a week of rain the Virginia Motor Speedway track staff did an outstanding job in getting the facilities ready for a record breaking crowd on Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard. The massive crowd was treated to some outstanding racing as the night saw nine different winners in ten features. Visiting victory lane were Justin Williams and Jared Powell (Victory Lap Late Models); Mark Parks and Tyler Bare (Aaron’s Pro Late Models); Matt Quade and Mike Reynolds (Budweiser Modifieds); Hunter Shelton (wins both Truckin Thunder Sportsman features); Brian Bradley and Brandon Sandridge (Collision One Limited Stocks).

Both Victory Lap Late Model Twins were exciting. In the first 15 lapperJared Powell and Billy Hubbard led the field to green with Hubbard taking the lead out of turn 2. On lap seven Troy Williams took over the lead with Justin Williams in tow. With Troy Williams on the bottom and Justin Williams up on the cushion the two battled nearly door to door for the next two laps before Justin Williams rocketed to the lead. Justin Williams held off a final challenge from Tory Williams with two laps to go to go to score the win.

In the second feature for the Victory Lap Late Models Powell and John Staton led the field to green this time Powell took the top spot and pulled to a three car advantage on the field. It took eighth starting Justin Williams to use the cushion again to make his way to second. Once in the runner-up spot he began putting pressure on Powell for the lead. With two to go Williams pulled to the outside of Powell in turn 1 only to have the door shut. Williams would not give up and road the cushion in turns 3 and 4 to pull even as the two came to the white. The two raced side by side all the way back to the checkers with Powell holding on at the line by .048 seconds.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Models Neal Hudgins and David Puckett led the field to green with it going four wide into turn 2. When the smoke cleared it was Hudgins with the lead. His run at the front was short lived as third generation driver Tyler Bare took the lead on lap 2. Bare looked to be in control with Daniel Baggerly, Mark Parks, Bobby Thompson all within striking distance. Coming out of turn 4 Bare’s ride pushed up the track allowing Parks to get by and go on for the win with Thompson on his bumper for second.

In the second feature for the Aaron’s Pro Late Models Bare and Baggerly would lead the field to green with Bare taking the lead out of turn 2. Bare would lead flag to flag but would have to hold off a late charge by Baggerly to take his first career win at Virginia Motor Speedway. In qualifying Baggerly set a new division track record with a lap of 18,488 seocnds breaking his week old mark.

In the first Budweiser Modified twin Mike Reynolds and Joey Polevoy led the field to green with Reynolds securing the top spot. Reynolds would have Matt Quade trying multiple lines over the next ten laps trying to get by for the lead. On lap 10 Quade used the cushion in turn 1 to get by Reynolds for the lead and would go on to the win.

In the second Budweiser Modified feature it was all Mike Reynolds as he started on the pole and led every lap in dominating fashion to get the win with Joey Polevoy holding off matt Quade for second.

It was the same story in both Truckin Thunder Sportsman features as Hunter Shelton held off fierce challenges from Brett Adkins to take home both features. In the second twin Shelton had to come from eighth to get the win.

In the first Collision One Limited Stock Car Brian Bradley inherited the lead with leader Matthew Cook came to the pits under a caution with mechanical problems. Once out front Bradley was able to hold off David Bowler and Andrew Tarbox for the win.

In the second twin Chad Champion led the first three laps before Brandon Sandridge took the spot away with a strong pass out of turn 2. Once out front Sandridge kept a comfortable lead all the way to the checkers with Tarbox closing for second.

The speedway will take next Saturday May 10th off to celebrate Mother’s Day and return to racing Saturday May 17th for the $10,000 to win 35th Annual TireX USA 100 featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The night will also feature Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 17th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 17th: Ultimate Super Late Models (50 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). Ultimate Super Late Models will run qualifying, two-25 lap qualifying races and the 50 lap feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $20, seniors (60+) $18; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $15, students 11 – 17 years old $10 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $30.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

TireX Signs on as Title Sponsor of the 35th Annual USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway

May 3rd, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Officials of Virginia Motor Speedway are proud to announce that TireX, Inc has signed on to be the “Title Sponsor” of the 35th Annual USA 100 that will feature the Ultimate Super Late Model Series in a $10,000 to win event on Saturday May 17th.

“We are extremely proud to add a sponsor such as TireX; Willie Mason has been a huge supporter of local short track racing for many years and we welcome him into our racing family,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The 35th Annual USA 100 will once again be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will pay the winner of the 50 lap feature a cool $10,000. The list of previous Champions is a list of “Who’s Who” in dirt late model racing.

The race will once again feature the “Fan Friendly” format of two twenty-five lap qualifying races to make it into the fifty-lap “A” main.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 18th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 17th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps) and Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying; two 25 lap qualifying races and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 –17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $30. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

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ABOUT VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY:

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host Truckin Thunder Scout Night and “Twin Race” Format Saturday May 3

May 3rd, 2014

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday May 3rd to host Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard. The night will feature the “Twin Race” format for the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

The night will also feature the 3rd Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby. Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm. The Virginia Army National Guard will also have a “Pit Crew” Challenge set up under the grandstands for all in attendance to participate.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 3rd will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm for hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 15 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

All Scouts (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Girl Scout) in uniform will get in free, this includes Scout Masters.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

3nd Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and Scout Night Saturday May 3rd at Virginia Motor Speedway

April 28th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – If you have ever been involved in a pinewood derby you know how exciting it is not only for the kids but for the adults. Saturday May 3rd Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will bring that excitement and fun to the speedway as it hosts the 3rd Annual Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard.

“We are extremely excited to host this event and to help raise money and awareness for ChildHelp. We have to thank Tom and Judy Brooks of Truckin Thunder for the amount of effort they put into this event and for being success a great sponsor,” commented General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The event will run as part of Scout Night at the Races. Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm. The Virginia Army National Guard will also have a “Pit Crew” Challenge set up under the grandstands for all in attendance to participate.

After the Dirtwood Nationals all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts) if wearing their uniform, will get free admission to enjoy a night of full sized dirt car racing. During the evenings festivities the Speedway will also help in raising money and awareness for the charity ChildHelp®. “I can’t wait for this year’s Dirtwood Nationals event on May 3rd. Every year the event seems to get bigger each year. Pairing a pinewood derby event with a full scale racing night at Virginia Motor Speedway is a natural.
Participants from the local Scouting Community and Virginia Motor Speedway’s racing family will make for a fun-filled evening that also will raise money for one of my favorite charities, ChildHelp®. I feel fortunate to have one of the ChildHelp Villages here in Virginia. Helping them with their work of rehabilitating and caring for severely abused and neglected children is very important to me,” commented Truckin Thunder owner Tom Brooks.

There will be three divisions for the Dirtwood Nationals, Scouts, fans and Virginia Motor Speedway competitors. A champion will be crowned in each division and then there will be a run-off to see who will be the overall Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Champion. Standard Scouting pinewood derby rules will govern the races. For anyone wanting to participate but not having a pinewood derby car, a limited quantity will be available for rent for a $10 donation to ChildHelp.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Dirtwood Nationals and Scout Night call the track at (804) 758-1867.

About Childhelp®:

Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and
training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp’s programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as “models that work.”

Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

For more information about Virginia Motor Speedway or the 2014 events visit www.vamotorspeedway.com or call (804) 758-1867. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Opening Night wins go to J. Williams, Arthur, Quade, Shelton and Torbox

April 21st, 2014

It was a great night for racing at Virginia Motor Speedway for WRAR / WNNT Night and the opening night of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. Taking home wins were Justin Williams (Victory Lap Late Models), Walker Arthur (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and Andrew Torbox (Collision One Limited Stock Cars).

In the Victory Lap Late Model 35 lap feature Billy Hubbard and Anthony Kincaid led the field to green with Hubbard taking the top spot on the drop of the green flag. Hubbard would go unchallenged until lap 9 when defending champion Justin Williams would begin to work on Hubbard for the lead. The two raced side by side for the next two laps before Williams took over the top spot. On the next circuit Williams would get into a lapped car and the ensuing spin collected both Hubbard and Walker Arthur sending both to the infield. On the restart Troy Williams would rocket away from the field and looked like his was on his way to the win that is until Justin Williams began his charge back to the front. With the laps winding down Justin Williams would get up on the cushion and reel in the leader. On lap 28 Troy Williams made a slight mistake in turn 2 allowing Justin Williams to get to his inside and take over the top spot. Once out front Justin Williams would go on to take the win followed by Troy Williams, John Staton, Anthony Kincaid and Petie Coffey rounding out the top five.

McGinley led the field to green with the field getting three wide right out the gate. Caution would come out necessitating a complete restart. On the restart McGinley would get a better start and grab the lead out of turn 2. On lap 3 Walker Arthur rocketed to the inside of McGinley to take over the top spot. Arthur would work out to a sizeable lead while Daniel Baggerly worked his way to second. Once in the runner-up spot Baggerly set out to catch Arthur. Baggerly would pull to within a couple of car lengths but that was a close as he could get as Arthur would go on to collect the checkers with Baggerly, McGinley, Davis Lipscombe and Hudgins rounding out the top five.

The Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature may have been the most exciting race of the night as Matt Marshall, Jimmy Duncan and Matt Quade battled door to door for much of the feature. Joey Polevoy and Marshall led the field to green with Marshall jumping out to the lead. For the first 12 laps Duncan shadowed Marshall until he could finally get to his inside on lap 10. On lap 12 he finally took the lead but only by inches over Marshall. Marshall would take the lead back on the next circuit and would race door to door with Duncan over the top spot on lap 18. Not to be outdone Matt Quade made his way past Marshall and set out to catch Duncan. On 22 Quade got inside Duncan as the two exited turn 2. They raced side by side for the next two laps until Duncan bobbled in turn 2 on the final lap allowing Qaude to go on to the win followed by Duncan, Joey Polevoy, Matt Marshall and Rayn Toole rounding out the top five.

In the caution filled Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Hunter Shelton used an inside move on then leader Davey Pullen to take over the lead. The multiple cautions were the only thing that allowed the rest of the field to get close to Shelton and he dominated the event for the win. Rookie Jeremiah Marshall, Brett Adkins, Macy Causey and James Bunn rounded out the top five.

In the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap feature defending champion Brandon Sandridge used a three wide pass in traffic to take the lead and go on to a sizeable lead. But on the white flag Sandridge would blow a right rear tire going down the backstretch. Sandridge tried to stay out front but as the field came to the checkered flag rookie Andrew Torbox was able to sneak by for his career victory. Brian Bradley, Brandon Sandridge, James Givens with a flat left front and Ben Lowry rounded out the top five.

The speedway will take next Saturday April 26th off due to the NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway and return to racing on Saturday may 3rd for Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army national Guard. The night will feature the 3rd Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and all Scouts in uniform will get in free. For detail on the Dirtwood Nationals Pinwood Derby visit the track website. The night will also feature

Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 3rd will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20

Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short

So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule

the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway to open Weekly Racing season this Saturday April 19th.

April 19th, 2014

April 19th to host opening night of the 2014 season for all five of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions. The night will feature Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday April 19th will open at Noon for inspection and registration with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6pm for hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps);

Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short

So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule

the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Jonathan Davenport Crowned King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway

April 15th, 2014

Jonathan Davenport Crowned King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway but the King of the Commonwealth is a victory that both driver and his race beautiful Virginia Motor Speedway over the years. On Saturday they both added another big check mark to their to-do list when Davenport overtook early leader Billy Moyer, Jr. on lap 17 and held off a hard charging Scott check. The win also propelled Davenport into a tie with Chris Madden for the National Dirt Racing League point lead.

Davenport was fastest in Group A of Keyser Manufacturing Time Trials lowering the Virginia Motor Speedway track record with his lap of 16.745

Bloomquist in Group B who picked up the Bell Helmets Fast Time Award when he obliterated the record Davenport had just set. Bloomquist tripped the clock at a mind boggling 16.509 seconds. Earl Pearson, Jr., Chris Madden and Don

Heat Race action was insane with wins in the 10 lappers going to Davenport, Billy Moyer, Gregg Satterlee and Billy Moyer, Jr. Finishing second in heats pair of Delaware drivers – Kenny Pettyjohn and Austin Hubbard scored wins in their respective B-Mains and making the feature event. Series provisional starts went to Kent Robinson, John Blankenship and Mason Zeigler.

At the outset of the event it was pole sitter Billy Moyer, Jr. that took command while Davenport sliced through the middle of a 3-wide melee in turn one to move to second. With the remainder of the field locked in a double formation to complete lap one. Moyer moved away as Davenport had to fend of challenges from Billy Moyer and Gregg Satterlee.

Madden and Bloomquist were battling door to door while up front Davenport began to reel in Moyer, Jr. as they both began to encounter backmarker traffic. By lap 15 Davenport was all over Moyer, first stepping outside but finally making the move around the hub. Bloomquist slipped by Madden and set several laps the Moyers raced wheel to wheel with the elder finally covering the spot. The pass also allowed Bloomquist to close in on Moyer, Jr. and take another spot away one lap later.

After the halfway mark Davenport was in heavy traffic and Moyer, Sr. was able to close down on his fellow Longhorn Chassis driver. Moyer began to put some pressure on Davenport, nosing alongside the leader on multiple yellow flag waved for a stalled Bub McCool.

For the restart Moyer opted for the inside which moved Bloomquist to the outside. When Davenport brought the field back to green Bloomquist made his move for second. Sweeping around the outside of turn 2 Bloomquist took over second and set after the leader. With only 10 laps remaining Bloomquist

but a slick move past a lapped car coming to the white flag sealed the deal. The move gave Davenport just enough open space to grab the checkers and the $20,000 check.

In the Budweiser Modified Lucky Dog 30 Matt Quade and Jimmy Duncan led the field to green in search of a $3000 payday. On the start Quade took over the top spot with Duncan in tow. On lap 7 Bret Hamilton would get under Duncan for third.

With Quade in total control of the race Hamilton and Joey Polevoy battled for third on lap 18. On lap 23 Polevoy got by Hamilton for third. On lap 26 Ryan Toole took over fourth with a strong move in turn 1. A late caution on previous restarts Quade would pull away and go on to the $3000 payday followed by Michael Reynolds, Joey Polevoy, Ryan Toole and Bret Hamilton rounding out the top five.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday April 19th to host opening night of the 2014 season for all five of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model,

Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday April 19th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps);

Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule

the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

$20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth this Saturday April 12th at Virginia Motor Speedway

April 10th, 2014

Jamaica, VA.–The event will be sanctioned by the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) and will feature a 60 lap feature paying the winner a cool $20,000. This will be the first visit to the track by the second year national touring series. A Sunday April 13th rain date has been established if needed. The best dirt late model races in the country will be vying for that huge $20,000 check in what is sure to be the biggest short track event in the Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending National Dirt Racing Series Champion Billy Moyer, current point leader Chris Madden, Scott

Chris Ferguson, Kent Robinson and the rest of the NDRL regulars will have their hands full as they compete against Booper Bare, Steve Shaver, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Admission price for adults is only $35, seniors (60+) $30; military
Children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $40.

Lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

On U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule

the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Just 12 Days Away; Ticket Discount Announced

April 3rd, 2014

Jamaica, VA – In just a matter of 12 short days the 2014 season gets underway for Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway with the running of the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth. That means some of the nations top dirt late model drivers will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA.

The event will be sanctioned by the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) and will feature a 60 lap feature paying the winner a cool $20,000. This will be the first visit to the track by the second year national touring series. A Sunday April 13th rain date has been established if needed.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending National Dirt Racing Series Champion Billy Moyer, current point leader Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, John Blankenship, Jonathan Davenport, Chris Ferguson, Kent Robinson and the rest of the NDRL regulars will have their hands full as they compete against Booper Bare, Steve Shaver, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Admission price for adults is only $35, seniors (60+) $30; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $25, students 7 – 17 years old $15 and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $40.

The Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth will be the third race of a three race NDRL mega weekend following Pennsylvania’s Pittsburg Motor Speedway’s $10,000 to win PENNational event on Thursday April 10th and Winchester Speedway’s $10,000 to win Gunter’s Honey 50 on Friday April 11th. In an effort to help out the race fans Virginia Motor Speedway officials have come up with a discount for those fans that will attend more than one of the Mid-Atlantic events. Any fan that brings a ticket stub from the PPMS and/or Winchester events can receive a discount off the general admission ticket price for the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth. Go to both PPMS and Winchester and get a $10 discount, attend only one of the two races and get a $5 discount. Discount is for grandstand admission only and you must present redeeming ticket(s) at time of purchase.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway signs multi-year contract to host the $20,000 to win Fastrak World Championship

February 4th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – After unprecedented interest by competitors in the 2014 $20,000 to win Fastrak World Championship to be held at Virginia Motor Speedway on October 2-4, 2014 officials at both Virginia Motor Speedway and Fastrak Racing are proud to announce that a new contract has been signed that will keep the “Super Bowl” of Pro Late Models at Virginia Motor Speedway through the 2016 season. The three year deal also includes an option for an additional three years.

“With the addition of the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division at our speedway and with the early interest in the World Championship in only makes sense to extend the contract and let everyone know that the “Super Bowl” for Pro Late Models has a home well into the future ,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

This year’s Fastrak World Championships will have a new and improved format that will include a $10,000 to win Fastrak Northeast Regional Race-Off as well as a $10,000 to win Fastrak Southeast Regional Race-Off before heading to Virginia Motor Speedway for the final $20,000 World Championship event. Should someone win all three events that person will pocket an additional $10,000 bonus, making it a $50,000 total payday. All three events will be paid each night of the World Championships.

It has already been announced that the Northeast Regional Race-Off will be contested at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV on September 18 – 20, 2014 and that the Southeast Regional Race-Off will be contested at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, WV on September 25 – 27, 2014.

“I was surprised when I received the call from Bill Sawyer but very grateful to hear that he suggested extending the contract to three years. This is great news and it is nice to know that this event has become this sought after and that everyone knows where the event will be held through at least 2016,” stated Fastrak CEO / Founder Stan Lester

Lester added, “We have some great ideas with possibly adding additional classes to this event and growing this into a mega event at Virginia Motor Speedway.”

For more information on the 2014 World Championships contact Stan Lester at the FASTRAK Corporate Office at (678) 935-7304 or Brian Haynes at (706) 340-4781.

For more information on the $20,000 to win Fastrak World Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway call (804) 758-1867 or visit www.vamotorspeedway.com .

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway releases ticket pricing for April 12th Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth

January 25th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – The buzz surrounding the re-branded Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth and the first ever appearance of the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) has prompted track owner Bill Sawyer to once again offer the fans an exceptional “Fan Friendly” ticket pricing package for the $20,000 to win, one-day show on Saturday April 12, 2014.

“I think it’s important that we look after the working man’s pocketbook to make it affordable for him to be able to come to Virginia Motor Speedway for our biggest show of the year. We want to put a very good ticket price out there and hopefully do the volume of numbers coming through the gate,” commented Track owner Bill Sawyer.

Adult tickets will be priced at $35; seniors $30; military (active or retired) $25 and students (7-17) just $15; and children 6 and under are free. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event. Pit passes for the event will be priced at $40.

Sawyer added, “We also wanted to make sure we took care of the competitors by offering them a pit pass price that would normally be seen at shows paying $10,000 or less to win.”

The Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth will also offer fans an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the marquee event and a chance at winning a “King’s Throne” from Aaron’s. To register for a chance to win the prize package visit www.aarons.com/kingsthrone. No purchase necessary. See contest rules and regulations for complete details.

The complete schedule for Virginia Motor Speedway’s 45th consecutive season, including ticket and camping information, is now posted on www.vamotorspeedway.com.

About Aaron’s, Inc.: Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has 2,115 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.

Aaron’s, Inc. includes the Aarons.com, GoRimco.com, and ShopHomeSmart.com brands.

About Virginia Motor Speedway:

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 20 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

Race fans and teams can get the latest news by visit the speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com, following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, becoming a fan by hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/vamotorspeedway or through video highlights at YouTube.com/vamotorspeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway Releases 2014 Schedule

January 8th, 2014

Jamaica, VA – The tentative 2014 schedule for Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway has been released and includes 12 weeks of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action, three special events and two mud bogs.

During the 12 weeks of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action the speedway will feature six nights of the very popular twin race format that was utilized during the past two seasons.

The track’s always competitive weekly divisions begin their race for the division Championships and the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Championship on Saturday April 19th and end with the final point’s race of the season on Saturday September 13th.

This year’s division line-up will once again include the Victory Lap Late Models, Aaron’s Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

Opening up the 2014 season will be the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth and feature the first ever visit by the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL). The one day $20,000 event is expected to bring some of the nationals top super late model drivers back to the Commonwealth of Virginia for what will be one of the best races of the year. Returning for 2014 will be the Ultimate Super Late Model Series on Saturday May 17th as they sanction the 35th Annual USA 100. For the first time in 2014 the speedway will host the Super Bowl of Pro Late Model racing, the $20,000 to win Fastrak World Championship on October 2-4th.

Along with the weekly racing action and the special events the speedway will also host two mud bogs at its state of the art mud bog facility that will be celebrating its tenth year of racing. On Saturday June 21st The Pit at VMS will host the 5th Annual Mud Mayhem and on Saturday October 11th the 10th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River / Rappahannock Tractor and the Virginia Army National Guard.

To see the entire 2014 schedule in its entirety visit the Speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com. The 2014 schedule is tentative and subject to change.

The speedway will begin to accept registrations starting January 15th with the top twenty in each class having their number saved until February 15th when all numbers will become first come first served. Competitors will Competitors can obtain a 2014 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2014 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway to be the new home of the $20,000 to win Fastrak World Championship

December 26th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Officials of both Virginia Motor Speedway and Fastrak Racing are proud to announce that Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 2014 $20,000 to win Fastrak World Championship on October 2 – 4, 2014.

“The success of the Fastrak Racing engine rules package was the main reason we have introduced the Pro Late Model division to our weekly line-up and we are excited to bring the division’s marquee event to our facility for 2014,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

Sawyer added, “Adding this event should also help in growing our new Aaron’s Pro Late Model division and offer our competitor’s a chance to compete for a large paycheck at the end of the season.”

This year’s Fastrak World Championships will have a new and improved format that will include a $10,000 to win Fastrak Northeast Regional Race-Off as well as a $10,000 to win Fastrak Southeast Regional Race-Off before heading to Virginia Motor Speedway for the final $20,000 World Championship event. Should someone win all three events that person will pocket an additional $10,000 bonus, making it a $50,000 total payday. All three events will be paid each night of the World Championships.

It has already been announced that the Northeast Regional Race-Off will be contested at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV on September 18 – 20, 2014. A venue and date for the Southeast Regional Race-Off will be announced in the next few weeks.

“This Championship deserves a venue like Virginia Motor Speedway; it is second to none of any venue in the United States. We look forward to working with Bill Sawyer and his crew because we know that they are well equipped to handle an event of this size and magnitude,” stated Fastrak CEO / Founder Stan Lester

For more information on the 2014 World Championships contact Stan Lester at the FASTRAK Corporate Office at (678) 935-7304 or Brian Haynes at (706) 340-4781.

For more information on the $20,000 to win Fastrak World Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway call (804) 758-1867 or visit www.vamotorspeedway.com .

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway’s Commonwealth 100 Rebadged as Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth

December 22nd, 2013

Jamaica, Virginia – One of Virginia Motor Speedway’s most popular Dirt Late Model events is set to return to the schedule in 2014 after a one year hiatus. The race, formerly known as the Commonwealth 100, will now be known as the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth. The event will be sanctioned by the National Dirt Racing League. The event is scheduled for April 12 and will pay a king’s ransom of $20,000 to the winner. “We needed to give our Commonwealth event a new name and format that better reflected the event and didn’t put it inside the ’100 lap box’. After discussions with everyone involved we decided that King of the Commonwealth
was a great fit. It goes hand and hand with the NDRL’s Kings of Dirt theme and it gave us a great idea for a promotion for our race fans and the event sponsor Aaron’s.” said Virginia Motor Speedway’s Dave Seay.

Also new for the King of the Commonwealth is the addition of title sponsor Aaron’s. Aaron’s, Inc. is a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories with more than 2,000 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Aaron’s was founded in 1955 by entrepreneur R. Charles Loudermilk and publicly traded since 1982, Aaron’s was a pioneer in the furniture rental industry. Aaron’s also has maintained ties to much of the motorsports industry including all levels of NASCAR sponsorship.

Along with their race sponsorship Aaron’s will begin running a “Win the King’s Throne” promotion which will lead to one lucky race fan winning a beautiful new recliner. Each driver in the starting field for the King of the Commonwealth feature will be paired with an eligible fan by random draw. The fan that is matched with the winning driver will win the King’s Throne – a very nice reclining chair from Aaron’s. The winning driver will also get their own “Kings Throne” from Aarons. There will be more information released soon on the King’s Throne promotion including store locations, rules and full details of the promotion. “We thought this was a great
way to drive race fans into the Aaron’s stores so they can see all that they have to offer. And it is just a neat promotion that goes right along with the NDRL’s “Kings of Dirt” moniker.

“What a great event to be involved with and have on our schedule. Virginia Motor Speedway is one of the nicest venues for Dirt Late Model Racing in the Country and to have the opportunity to go there and showcase with the NDRL has to offer is such a great honor for us. The Sawyer Family have built such a great reputation for bringing their fans the best in dirt racing and we are thrilled to join them in that mission in 2014. There is quite a bit of history that goes along with the Commonwealth 100 and we intend to do that legacy justice. And to have a great national company like Aaron’s on board as the event sponsor just makes the weekend that much more special. The ‘King’s Throne’ promotion is such a great tie in for both us and Aaron’s. It seems like a partnership made in heaven.” added NDRL Series Director Kelley Carlton.

Complete details on the King’s Throne promotion will be released soon including entry details and contest rules. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com .

For more information on the National Dirt Racing League including a complete 2014 schedule point your web browsers over to www.thendrl.com You can also keep up with all the latest up-to-the-minute news by following the NDRL on Twitter at @The_NDRL and you can also find us on Facebook located at https://www.facebook.com/nationaldirtracingleague If you have further questions or needs you can also contact NDRL Series Director Kelley Carlton at kcarlton@thendrl.com or call (864) 871-1442.

Aaron’s, Inc. Announces Virginia Motor Speedway Exclusive Sponsorship

November 15th, 2013

ATLANTA – Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) announced today a one-year exclusive sponsorship agreement with Virginia Motor Speedway. Over the next year, Aaron’s will have exclusive naming rights to the Aaron’s Commonwealth 100. Additionally, Aaron’s will be designated as the “Official Sales and Lease Ownership Partner of VMS.” Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

“Aaron’s is committed to supporting the growth of the Virginia Motor Speedway and reaching the surrounding communities in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads and Southern Maryland. We are proud to become the exclusive partner of the Virginia Motor Speedway and to support the American tradition of dirt racing,” said Brock M. Roberts, Vice President, Northeastern Operations, Aaron’s, Inc.

The Virginia Motor Speedway Season will start April 12, 2014 with the Aaron’s Commonwealth 100 and will end on October 11, 2014 with the 10th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling.

“Thousands of dirt racing fans will enjoy our events every weekend and we’re thrilled to bring Aaron’s on board as our exclusive sponsor,” said Clarke Sawyer, General Manager, Virginia Motor Speedway. “Their partnership and the support of the Virginia Motor Speedway will ensure that our fans continue to experience family-friendly events.”

As part of the exclusive sponsorship agreement Aaron’s will also serve as the title sponsor for the track’s Pro (Crate) Late Model division. Beginning its second season, the Pro (Crate) Late Model division was added as an affordable option for those who want to race a late model. The division will be sanctioned by the Fastrak Racing Series.

About Aaron’s, Inc.

Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has 2,115 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.

Aaron’s, Inc. includes the Aarons.com, GoRimco.com, and ShopHomeSmart.com brands.

About Virginia Motor Speedway

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. The speedway 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 2014 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2013 Champions; Adkins crowned VA Army National Guard Dirt Series Champion

November 12th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway wrapped up the 2013 season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2013 champions. During the night’s events almost $34,000 in cash and prizes were awarded, of that almost $26,000 was in cash.

During the night’s events it was announced that the Commonwealth 100 would be returning in 2014 on April 12th with National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) sanctioning and pay $20,000 to the winner and that the USA 100 would return on May 17th with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again sanctioning the event. More details about both events will be forthcoming.

It was also announced that all the track’s divisional sponsors would be returning for the 2014 season and that the track’s Fastrak Pro Late Model division will have Aaron’s, Inc. as the division sponsor and that the division will now have a separate weekly payout and yearly point fund.

Justin Williams of Shipman, VA was crowned the 2013 Victory Lap Late Model Champion and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Adams also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Victory Lap Late Model points were Billy Tucker of King George, VA; Joe Ender of Glen Allen, VA; Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA; John Staton of Chesapeake, VA; rookie Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA; David Padula of Greencastle, PA; Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA; Troy Williams of South Mills, NC; and Anthony Kincaid of Hayes, VA

David Padula of Greencastle, PA was crowned the very first Fastrak Pro Late Model Champion. Padula received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA was crowned the 2013 Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. It was his career first championship. Adkins also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Truckin Thunder points were Hunter Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA; Junior Carter of Mechanicsville, VA; rookie Troy Doggett of Ruther Glen, VA; Macy Causey of Seaford, VA; Tommy Upshaw of West Point, VA; Brandon Coates of Spotsylvania, VA; Chad Beahr of Mechanicsville, VA; Rookie James Snead of Fredericksburg, VA and Carl Vaughan of Chesapeake, VA.

Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA was crowned the 2013 Budweiser Modified Champion for the second consecutive season and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. Duncan also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Budweiser Modified points were rookie Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD; Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA; Neal Hudgins of Gwynn’s Island, VA; Mike Reynolds of Clements, MD; Charlie Hubbard of Chesapeake, VA; Francis Jarrelle III of Henrico, VA; rookie Jeff Solinger of Bumpass, VA; Aaron Harris of Chester, VA and Dan Arnold of Chesterfield, VA.

Brandon Sandridge of Sandston, VA won the Collision One Limited Stock Car Championship. It was his career first championship. Sandridge received a check for $700, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Collision One Limited Stock Car points were Travis Hopkins of Spotsylvania, VA; Ryan Huthcens of Providence Forge, VA; David Bowler of Gloucester, VA; rookie Brian Bradley of Hopewell, VA; rookie Lucas Ward of Beaverdam, VA; Rick Powers of Richmond, VA, Shawn Otey of Aylett, VA and Chad Champion of Beaverdam, VA.

The speedway also crowns an overall Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Champion which pits all four divisions against each other and in yet another close battle in the eight year history of the championship Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA beat out Victory Lap Late Model Champion Justin Williams and Budweiser Modified Champion Jimmy Duncan to take the overall championship and the $2000 check and special eagle trophy that goes along with it.

Special achievement award winners for the 2012 season included: The Pitts Lumber Rookies of the Year were Stephen Childress in Victory Lap Late Models; Troy Doggett in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Matt Quade in Budweiser Modifieds and Brian Bradley in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. Each winner received a plaque and $250.

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. The speedway 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 2014 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

9TH Annual Run A Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling This Saturday Oct. 12th at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway

October 8th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 9th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment / Rappahannock Tractor and The Virginia Army National Guard this Saturday October 12th. Additional sponsorship provided by Down & Dirty, Monster Energy Drinks, After Hours Fabrication, ORI of Richmond, Collision One and
Truckin Thunder.

There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from super stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

The event will also include a car crushing Down & Dirty monster truck freestyle show by Steve Sims in Stone Crusher and Maxey Broadus in Walking Tall. Dennis Anderson and his new creation King Sling will once again be competing in the Unlimited Bog division; that is if it is still in one piece after he goes off in the Freestyle show he has scheduled! Dennis will also be signing autographs and selling souvenirs.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Stock, Modified, Pro Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at the speedway’s website www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Admission for the 9th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and the 9th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2013 Champions

September 19th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Brett Adkins and Brandon Sandridge both capped off their title seasons with wins on Safety-Kleen, Chandler Chevrolet Championship Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Adkins picked up the win and championship in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature by nipping Junior Carter at the line by .055 seconds and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Brandon Sandridge took over the lead from Shawn Otey on lap 16 and went on to take the win. Also winning 2013 Championships were Justin Williams (Victory Lap Late Models); Jimmy Duncan (Budweiser Modified) and Davis Padula (Fastrak Pro Late Model).

Also getting wins on Championship night were Joe Ender (Victory Lap Late Model) and Mike Reynolds (Budweiser Modified).

In a special $1000 to win “Winner Take All” Late Model Shootout Justin Williams used the highside to chase down Troy Williams to take the lead with three to go to take home the cash.

In the Victory Lap Late Model 35 lap feature Joe Ender and Justin Williams led the field to green with Ender taking the lead on the opening circuit. Ender set a torrid pace as the rest of the field battled for second. Williams tried to close the gap in the closing laps as the tow worked lapped traffic but Ender was able to take home the win, his second of the season. Rounding out the top five were Justin Williams, Troy Williams, Tim Shelton and Billy Tucker. Davis Lipscombe picked up the win in Fastrak Pro Late Models.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Joey Polevoy took the lead on the opening lap and would set the pace for the first nine laps before spinning and handing the lead over to Bret Hamilton. Hamilton would pace the field for two laps until Mike Reynolds took over the top spot on a lap 11 restart. Once out front Reynolds set sail and went on to take the win. Eric Erwin, Josh Harris, Joey Polevoy and Jimmy Dunca rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Brandon Coates and Hunter Ashworth led the field to green. Ashworth would lead the first lap but would surrender the lead to Junior Carter on the following lap. Once out front it looked as if Carter would run away with the win but Brett Adkins had other ideas. Adkins, with the help of lapped traffic, closed in on Carter over the last five laps of the race. Coming to the checkered flag Adkins dove under Carter they worked traffic out of four and at the line Adkins picked up the win by .055 seconds. Rounding out the top five were Junior Carter, Roger Jamerson, Hunter Shelton and Michael Roop.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature Shawn Otey and Ryan Hutchens led the field to green with Otey taking the point. Otey would lead the first 15 laps with Brandon Sandridge in hot pursuit. On lap 15 Sandridfge dove under Otey coming out of turn 2 and took the lead at the line. Sandridge would take the win over Otey, Ben Lowry, Matthew Cook and Ryan Hutchens rounded out the top five.

The speedway will sit idle until Saturday October 12th when the speedway will host the 9th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment and the Virginia Army National Guard. Additional sponsorship provided by Davis Off Road, Monster Energy Drinks, Afeter Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

The event will also include a car crushing monster truck freestyle show by Steve Sims in Stone Crusher and Maxey Broadus in Walking Tall. Dennis Anderson and his mud bog creation King Sling will once again be competing in the Unlimited Bog division; that is if it is still in one piece after he goes off in the Freestyle show he has scheduled! Dennis will also be signing autographs and selling souvenirs.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Super Stock, Modified, Pro Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at The Pit website www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for Mud Mayhem 2 is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2013 Champions; Joe Ender takes second Victory Lap Late Model win of season

September 16th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Brett Adkins and Brandon Sandridge both capped off their title seasons with wins on Safety-Kleen, Chandler Chevrolet Championship Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Adkins picked up the win and championship in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature by nipping Junior Carter at the line by .055 seconds and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Brandon Sandridge took over the lead from Shawn Otey on lap 16 and went on to take the win. Also winning 2013 Championships were Justin Williams (Victory Lap Late Models); Jimmy Duncan (Budweiser Modified) and Davis Padula (Fastrak Pro Late Model).

Also getting wins on Championship night were Joe Ender (Victory Lap Late Model) and Mike Reynolds (Budweiser Modified).

In a special $1000 to win “Winner Take All” Late Model Shootout Justin Williams used the highside to chase down Troy Williams to take the lead with three to go to take home the cash.

In the Victory Lap Late Model 35 lap feature Joe Ender and Justin Williams led the field to green with Ender taking the lead on the opening circuit. Ender set a torrid pace as the rest of the field battled for second. Williams tried to close the gap in the closing laps as the tow worked lapped traffic but Ender was able to take home the win, his second of the season. Rounding out the top five were Justin Williams, Troy Williams, Tim Shelton and Billy Tucker. Davis Lipscombe picked up the win in Fastrak Pro Late Models.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Joey Polevoy took the lead on the opening lap and would set the pace for the first nine laps before spinning and handing the lead over to Bret Hamilton. Hamilton would pace the field for two laps until Mike Reynolds took over the top spot on a lap 11 restart. Once out front Reynolds set sail and went on to take the win. Eric Erwin, Josh Harris, Joey Polevoy and Jimmy Dunca rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Brandon Coates and Hunter Ashworth led the field to green. Ashworth would lead the first lap but would surrender the lead to Junior Carter on the following lap. Once out front it looked as if Carter would run away with the win but Brett Adkins had other ideas. Adkins, with the help of lapped traffic, closed in on Carter over the last five laps of the race. Coming to the checkered flag Adkins dove under Carter they worked traffic out of four and at the line Adkins picked up the win by .055 seconds. Rounding out the top five were Junior Carter, Roger Jamerson, Hunter Shelton and Michael Roop.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature Shawn Otey and Ryan Hutchens led the field to green with Otey taking the point. Otey would lead the first 15 laps with Brandon Sandridge in hot pursuit. On lap 15 Sandridfge dove under Otey coming out of turn 2 and took the lead at the line. Sandridge would take the win over Otey, Ben Lowry, Matthew Cook and Ryan Hutchens rounded out the top five.

The speedway will sit idle until Saturday October 14th when the speedway will host the 9th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment and the Virginia Army National Guard. Additional sponsorship provided by Davis Off Road, Monster Energy Drinks, Afeter Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

The event will also include a car crushing monster truck freestyle show by Steve Sims in Stone Crusher and Maxey Broadus in Walking Tall. Dennis Anderson and his mud bog creation King Sling will once again be competing in the Unlimited Bog division; that is if it is still in one piece after he goes off in the Freestyle show he has scheduled! Dennis will also be signing autographs and selling souvenirs.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Super Stock, Modified, Pro Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at The Pit website www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for Mud Mayhem 2 is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host Safty-Kleen Championship Night this Saturday September 14th

September 11th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – It all comes down to one race to decide who will be the 2013 Champions as Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday September 14th to host Safety-Kleen / Chandler Chevrolet / WIGO Championship Night. It will be the last night of racing for all of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions and the 2013 Champions will be crowned.

The drivers have been working towards this night all season and with all the championships still up in the air as to who will be crowned it is sure to be an exciting night. Also adding to the excitement is the battle for the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Championship. With only your ten best events counted every competitor will be looking to get a win and have a chance at the extra $2000 that goes along with being the tracks overall champion.

Competitor gates for Saturday September 14th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap time trials and features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Twin Features Produce Eight Different Winners at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 1st, 2013

Jamaica, VA – A hot but beautiful night led to some exciting racing at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on Pepsi Night. Twin features for all the tracks divisions added to the excitement. Eight features produced eight different winners. Wins went to Justin Williams (Victory Lap Late Models), Troy Williams (Victory Lap Late Models), Hunter Shelton (Truckin Thunder Sportsman), Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman), Joey Polevoy (Budwesier Modified), Matt Quade (Budweiser Modified), Brandon Sandridge (Collision One Limited Stock) and Marty Coltrain (Collision One Limited Stock). Cory Almond was the fist Pro Late Model in each late model event.

Victory Lap Late Model point leader Justin Williams picked up the lead on lap 15 after getting inside Joe Ender out of turn 2. Once out front Williams pulled away for his fifth win of the season. Billy Tucker, Troy Williams, John Staton and Tim Shelton rounded out the top five.

In the second feature for the Victory Lap Late Models Billy Hubbard led the first ten laps before Troy Williams rocketd past him coming out of turn 2. Once out front Williams set sail while Hubbard and Brandon Long battled for second with Hubbard taking the spot. John Staton and Billy Tucker rounded out the top five.

Joey Polevoy picked up the lead on the opening green flag and led every lap in route to his career first victory in the Budweiser Modifieds. Polevoy had to fend off several challenges before getting hise career first victory in the division. Mike Reynolds, Dan Arnold and Matt Quade rounded out the top five.

The second Budweiser Modified feature may have been the best race of the night as Jimmy Duncan, matt Quade, Dan Arnold and Mike Reynolds all took shots at the win with three wide racing the norm. Duncan led the first 11 laps before Quade got by for the lead. Quade would lead the next three laps to pick up the win, his second of the season. Jimmy Duncan, Mike Reynolds, Dan Arnold and Jeff Sonliger rounded out the top five.

Hunter Shelton led every lap of the first Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature to pick up his third win of the season. Shelton would fend off several challenges from Junior Carter who finished second. Davey Pullen, Brett Adkins and Roger Jamerson rounded out the top five.

In the second feature for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Brett Adkins led every lap en route to his eighth win of the season and extending his point lead. Junior Carter, Roger Jamerson, James Snead and Tim Shelton rounded out the top five.

In Collision One Limited Stock Cars always put on one of the best shows of the night and tonight was no different. The race started with a three wide battle out of turn 2 for the lead with Brandon Sandridge taking the top spot. Sandridge would have David Bowler, Marty Coltrain and Wesley Givens all vying for the top spot. But Sandridge was up to the challenge leading every lap on way to his third win of the season.

It took four tries to get the second feature for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars underway. Marty Coltrain would take the lead on the opening circuit and go on to get his first win of the season. Bobby Curtis and Travis Hopkins ran side by side for much of the twelve lap affair with Curtis taking second and Hopkins third. Rick Powers and Lucas Ward rounded
out the top five. Point leader Wesley Givens was disqualified for rough driving that resulted in a huge crash involving David Bowler.

The speedway will take Saturday September 7th off for the NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway and return to racing Saturday September 14th to host Safety-Kleen / Chandler Chevrolet / WIGO Championship Night. It will be the last night of racing for all of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions and the 2013 Champions will be crowned.

Competitor gates for Saturday September 14th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 6pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap time trials and features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway returns to action this Saturday August 31st for Pepsi Night and Twin Features

August 30th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to action this Saturday August 31st for Pepsi Night at the Races featuring the fan favorite twin features format for all four Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions. With only two night’s of championship point racing left Saturday’s events will play a pivotal role in who will win the coveted 2013 championships.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. All divisions will compete in a “Twin Race” format.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 31st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and twin Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

ULTIMATE Sanctioned USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway Falls to Rain for Third Time

August 25th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Officials of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series and the Virginia Motor Speedway announced today that the 34th Annual USA 100 has been cancelled for Friday August 23rd at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia half-mile facility due to heavy rains. After three rainouts the event will not be rescheduled for 2013, officials with both the series and track will work on a date for the 2014 season.

The speedway returns to action next Saturday August 31st for Pepsi Night at the Races.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. All divisions will compete in a “Twin Race” format.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 31st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and twin Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

ULTIMATE Sanctioned USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway Set for This Friday August 23rd

August 20th, 2013

Jamaica, Virginia – They say “Third Times a Charm”, well at least that is what officials of the Virginia Motor Speedway and the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series are hoping for as they get set to run the 34th Annual USA 100 this Friday August 23rd. The event which was originally scheduled for May 18th was delayed twice by bad weather. The third attempt has everyone anxious to get the $10,000 to win event in the books.

The event will pay $10,000 to the winner and continue with the fan friendly format of two twenty-five lap qualifying races to make it into the fifty lap “A” main.

Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops once again to draw a great field of cars from the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field with any driver not making the A Main receiving $200.

The speedway has added a special $1500 to win modified event as the support division for this event. With the added money the speedway is expecting to get a few new competitors vying for the win.

Competitor gates for Friday August 23rd will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 6pm. On track activities will begin at 7pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Friday: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (Two 25 lap qualifiers and a 50 lap feature) and Modifieds (30 Laps). Both the Ultimate Super Late Models and Modifieds will run hot laps, qualifying, heats, B- Main (if needed) and feature.

Admission price for Adults $18, seniors (60+) $15; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $12, students 13 – 17 years old $8, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $35.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Jimmy Duncan Doubles up in Modified action at Virginia Motor Speedway; Williams, Padula, Adkins and Givens also get wins

August 18th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA emerged the big winner at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway as he swept both events for the Budweiser Modifieds on Collision Once, Xtra 99.1 Night. Other winners included Justin Williams in Victory Lap Late Models, David Padula in Fastrak Pro Late Models, Brett Adkins in Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Wesley Givens in Collision One Limited Stocks.

Twin races for were scheduled for each division but after the second feature for the Budweiser Modifieds rain began to fall ending the nights activities.

The first Budweiser Modified feature started with a tribute to the late Donnie Smith whose 1$ modified paced the four wide salute to the fans. On the drop of the green flag Mike Reynolds jumped out to an early lead followed closely by Jimmy Duncan, Joey Polevoy and Russell Erwin. For the first 10 laps Reynolds was able to keep Duncan and Erwin at bay but on lap 11 Reynolds slipped just a bit in turn 2 allowing Duncan to get by the for the lead and Erwin to go by for second. Duncan then went on to take the win over Erwin with Reynolds, Polevoy and Chris Arnold rounding out the top five.

In the second feature it got three wide real quick as Jimmy Duncan, Joey Polevoy and Russell Erwin all raced out of turn 2 looking for the lead. Duncan would lead the first lap but his stay would be short lived as Erwin took over the top spot on the next lap. Two laps later Erwin would slow in turn 4 and take it to the pits handing the lead back to Duncan. Polevoy tried several times to take away the top spot but Duncan was too strong and went on to win his second feature of the night followed by Polevoy, Chris Arnold, James Sparks and Neal Hudgins.

In the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Model feature Justin Williams would start on the pole and lead every lap in a dominating performance to pick up the win in the victory Lap Late Models. Tim Shelton and John Staton would put on a show for second as the two swapped the position back and forth multiple times before Shelton took the position for
good followed by Staton, Billy Tucker and Troy Williams rounding out the top five. The highest finishing Fastrak Pro Late Model was David Padula.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman it was the same old story as Brett Adkins picked up this seventh win of the season with Roger Jamerson, Davey Pullen, Junior Carter and Hunter Shelton rounding out the top five.

The Collision One Limited Stock Car feature was probably the most entertaining as five drivers had a shot at the win. Wesley Givens, Marty Coltrain, Ryan Hutchens, Brian Maxey and Brandon Sandridge battle three wide for much of the 12 lap affair with Givens coming out the victor. The win was his sixth of the season. Rounding out the top five were Ryan Hutchens, Brian Maxey, Brandon Sandridge and Travis Hopkins.

The speedway will return to racing next Friday August 23rd to host the $10,000 to win 34th Annual USA 100 featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Do not miss your chances to see best super late models drivers on the East Coast in what will be a North versus South slugfest. Also see a
special $1500 to win modified event.

Competitor gates for Friday August 23rd will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 6pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Ultimate Super Late Models (Two 25 lap qualifiers and a 50 lap feature and Modifieds (30 Laps). Both the Ultimate Super Late Models and modifieds will run hot laps, qualifying, heats, B- Main (if needed) and feature.

Admission price for Adults $18, seniors (60+) $15; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $12, students 13 – 17 years old $8, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Action this Saturday August 17th to Host Collision One Night of Twins

August 15th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – The speedway will return to racing this Saturday August 17th to host Collision One / Xtra 99.1 Night at the Races and week ten of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. All divisions will compete in a “Twin Race” format. Also part of the night’s activities will be a tribute to the late Donnie Smith, one of our modified competitors that passed away tragically a month ago. There will be a benefit for Donnie Smith’s children and we will honor him with a missing man formation during the first modified feature.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 17th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and twin Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20. To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Mother Nature Takes Another One at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 11th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – A severe storm that produced high winds and a torrential rainfall forced officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel the racing for Saturday August 10th. It is the fourth rainout of the season.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday August 17th to host Collision One / Xtra 99.1 Night at the Races and week ten of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. All divisions will compete in a “Twin Race” format.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 17th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and twin Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Action this Saturday Night August 10th with Twin Races for all Divisions

August 7th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday August 10 to host week nine of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. All divisions will compete in a “Twin Race” format.

With only four weeks left in the 2013 season this week’s events will play a pivotal role in who will have a chance to win the division crowns as well as the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Championship.

Currently leading the points are Justin Williams in the Victory Lap LateModels; Brett Adkins in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman; rookie Matt Quade in the Budweiser Modifieds and Wesley Givens in the Collision One Limited StockCar division.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 10th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and twin Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Justin Williams and Walker Arthur Score Late Model Wins at Virginia Motor Speedway; Baggerly, Adkins, Shelton, Hamilton, Qaude, Maxey and Givens get wins

July 29th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – After three consecutive rainouts Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway finally had a beautiful night to race as it hosted Virginia Army National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night to a very large and enthusiastic crowd. All divisions competed in twin events.

The night started with a very moving tribute to the 10 Virginia Army National Guard soldiers that have died in combat.

Feature event winners for the night included Justin Williams and Walker Arthur in Victory Lap Late Models; Daniel Baggerly swept both events in Fastrak Pro Late Models; Brett Adkins and Hunter Shelton in Truckin ThunderSportsman; Bret Hamilton and Matt Quade in Budweiser Modifieds and Brian Maxey and Wesley Givens in Collision One Limited Stocks.

In the first feature for the Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models Justin Williams grabbed the lead right off the green flag. The racing behind Williams was intense for second on back but no one had anything for Williams as he cruised to his second victory of the season. Billy Tucker, Walker Arthur, Troy Williams and John Staton rounded out the top five.

The second Victory Lap Late Model feature was a bit different. Scott Adams and John Staton led the field to green with Adams taking control out of turn 2. It looked as if Admas was set on cruise control but Walker Arthur had a differ idea. Arthur worked his way to second by lap 6 and caught Adams as the two raced into turn 1. Arthur dove under Adams and completed a text book slide job to take over the top spot. Once out front Arthur cruised to the win while the rest of the field battled for position. Troy Williams, Justin Williams, Darryl Hills and Scott Adams rounded out the top five.

The first Budweiser Modified feature was a barn burner. Bret Hamilton and Brian Dobie led the 19 car field to green with Hamilton leading the first circuit. By lap 3 matt Quade was to the inside of Hamilton for the lead. The tow raced that way for much of the first 10 laps of the 15 lap affair. Each time Quade tried to take the lead Hamilton had an answer. Qaude tried one last time in turn 2 on the final lap but Hamilton had enough to take the win. Matt Quade, Jimmy Duncan, Josh Harris, Michael Reynolds rounded out the top five.

In the second Budweiser Modified feature Josh Harris led the first eleven laps with a five car battle for second behind him. On lap 11 Matt Quade went outside of Harris out of turn 4 to take the lead by inches. Once out front Qaude went on to the win with Harris, Francis Jarrelle, Bret Hamilton and Michael Reynolds rounding out the top five.

Brett Adkins dominated the first feature of the night for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman. Troy Doggett led the first 2 laps before giving up the lead to Junior Carter. Carter led till Adkins swept to his outside on lap 4 to take the lead. Once out front Adkins cruised to the win. Junior Carter, Davey Pullen, Hunter Shelton and Troy Doggett rounded out the top five.

In the second feature for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman the forst lap quickly went three wide with Macy Causey, Junior Carter and Hunter Shelton. Once the dust settled Shelton emerged with the lead and once out front never looked back as he went on to score the win. Brett Adkins, Davey Pullen, Troy Doggett and Macy Causey rounded out the top five.

Brian Maxey emerged the winner in the caution filled first feature for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars. Ryan Hutchens, Brian Bradley, Shawn Otey and Travis Hopkins rounded out the top five.

In the second feature for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars is was not good to be the leader but it also provide the best finish of the night. Shawn Otey grabbed the lead on the drop of the green but would surrender the top spot on lap 8 when he spun in turn 2. That handed the lead to David Bowler who paced the field for a lap before hitting the turn 2 wall ending his night. That gave the lead to Brian Maxey who looked to have the race locked up until the final two laps when Wesley Givens, in a borrowed car, closed in on the leader. Heading into turn 3 for the final time Givens dove it in deep under Maxey and when the two raced off of turn 4 it was Givens by a few feet at the line to get the win. Maxey, Travis Hopkins, Rick Powers, Lucas Ward rounded out the top five.

The speedway will take next weekend off and return to racing Saturday August 10 to host week eight of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. All divisions will compete in a “Twin Race” format.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 10th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and twin Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Action This Saturday July 27th for Virginia Army National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night

July 24th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns back to racing this Saturday July 27th to host Virginia Army National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night featuring all four Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions in action. The night’s events will honor the eleven Virginia Army National Guard soldiers lost in combat.

The Virginia Army National Guard will have several displays of which will include a special wrapped race car honoring those lost in combat. The night will also be an opportunity to help raise funds for two charities that support our returning heroes, The Wounded Warrior Project and The Some Gave All Foundation.

See the Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in the exciting twin race format.

Competitor gates for Saturday, July 27th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

$1500 to Win Modified Event Added to USA 100 Festivities Friday August 23rd

July 15th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Officials at Virginia Motor Speedway have announced that the speedway will host a $1500 to win Modified event in conjunction with the running of the 34th Annual USA 100 on Friday August 23rd. With the second reschedule of the USA 100 now on a Friday night track officials decided to bring back the Modified special that has accompanied the special event the past two years.

The 30 lap event will pay $1500 to win and $100 to start the A-Main. Anyone not making the A-Main will receive $50. The event will feature group qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and the 30 lap feature. Both Hoosier Tire and American Race Tire compounds will be allowed. Engine Rules will be announced in the coming week.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway for the latest news and results.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

ULTIMATE Sanctioned USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway Postponed Until August 23rd

July 14th, 2013

Jamaica, Virginia – For the second time this season Officials of the Virginia Motor Speedway and the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series have elected to postpone the 34th Annual USA 100. The event which was originally scheduled for May 18th was delayed then until July 13th because of weather. And now with bad weather looming yet again officials have postponed the event again until Friday, August 23rd.

“This is extremely disappointing but we have just been inundated with rain over the last two days and with the forecast still calling for even more of the same this was the only thing we could do; maybe the third time will be a charm,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

The Friday night date will also allow the track and series to take advantage of the off night for the World of Outlaws who will be racing the following day at Winchester Speedway in nearby Winchester, Virginia.

“The eastern seaboard and really most of the country has been plagued by continued rainfall over the last few weeks and that has left the ground saturated everywhere. So any additional rain just wreaks havoc for us racing promoters. Virginia Motor Speedway has been having rain off and on all day today (Friday) and the rain chances are still high for tomorrow. It’s just a no win situation. But we feel like we have picked another good date for the make-up and we will proceed with that. I want to thank the Sawyer family, Ernie Shelton, Dave Seay, Brian Tidball and the entire staff at Virginia Motor Speedway for working with us so closely and trying to take care of our drivers and fans. We are always excited about going to VMS so now we can continue to build that excitement up for a little while longer.” said ULTIMATE Series CEO and Founder Stan Lester.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday July 27th for Virginia Army National Guard Tribute Night. The event will be a tribute to the fallen Virginia National Guard soldiers. There will be several displays and the speedway will help in raising funds for both the Some Gave All and Wounded Warrior charities.

See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

10,000$ To Win 34th Annual USA100 Gets Green Flag Saturday July 13th at Virginia Motor Speedway

July 5th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Every time the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series has visited Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway the action has been unbelievable in more ways than one. The first two visits to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA two and three wide racing has been the norm rather than the exception when the series returns and on Saturday July 13th the stakes get a little higher. This year the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Tour will sanction the 34th Annual USA 100, one of the longest running late model events in the country.

Ever since the May 18th rain-out drivers up and down the East Coast have been anxious to get back to Virginia Motor Speedway to see who will hoist the coveted eagle trophy in victory lane and add there name to the list of dirt track royalty.

The event will pay $10,000 to win and continue with the fan friendly format of two twenty-five lap qualifying races to make it into the fifty lap “A” main.

The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event once again.

Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect the pits to be overflowing with Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this special event.

Fans will also see the track’s Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 18th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 18th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps) and Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying; two 25 lap qualifying races and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult tickets are just $18; seniors (60+) $15; military $12; students 13 – 17 years old $8; children 7 – 12 years old $4; and children 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Mother Nature Forces Third Rainout of Season at Virginia Motor Speedway; $10,000 to win USA 100 up next Saturday July 13th

July 1st, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Heavy rains overnight and into the morning hours saturated the grounds at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway forcing officials at Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel racing for Saturday June 29th. This is the third rainout of the season for the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA.

“With the storms we had last night leaving standing water on the property and the forecast for more storms later in the day we felt it best to go ahead and cancel tonight’s events,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The speedway will take the weekend of July 6th off and return to racing Saturday July 13th to host the $10,000 to win 34th Annual USA 100 featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Do not miss your chances to see best super late models drivers on the East Coast in what will be a North versus South slugfest. Also see the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, July 13th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Ultimate Super Late Models (Two 25 lap qualifiers and a 50 lap feature; Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). Ultimate Super Late Models will run hot laps, qualifying, heats, B-Main and feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $18, seniors (60+) $15; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $12, students 13 – 17 years old $8, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway for the latest news and results.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Action This Saturday June 29th for Victory Lap Night at the Races

June 26th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns back to racing this Saturday June 29th to host Victory Lap Night at the Races featuring all four Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions in action. The night’s events will feature the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Model division in “Twin 20” lap events.

Also see the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, June 29th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Lap features); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Heavy Rains from Tropical Storm Andrea Forces Cancellation of Racing for Saturday June 8th at Virginia Motor Speedway

June 9th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Andrea have forced officials at Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel racing for Saturday June 8th. This is the second rainout of the season for the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA.

The next event will be Mud Mayhem 4 at The Pit on Saturday June 22nd, the first of two mud bogs on the 2013 schedule. For more information visit www.thepitatvms.com .

The next event for the dirt track will be Saturday June 29TH as the speedway hosts week 7 of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action featuring the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Childress and Ender Score Career first Late Model Victories at Virginia Motor Speedway

June 4th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – It only took rookie Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA six races to pick up his first win in the ultra-competitive Victory Lap Late Model division at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard.

Childress grab the lead in the first twin 20 on the opening circuit. On lap 3 Justin Williams looked to get inside Childress in turn 3 only to be turned away. Childress then held off several challenges by Billy Tucker and then pulled away to win comfortably. Billy Tucker, Tim Shelton, Joe Ender and Anthony Kincaid rounded out the top five.

In a night of first for the late model division Joe Ender held off Billy Tucker and Justin Williams in a great battle to earn his career first Victory Lap Late Model victory. Ender grabbed the lead on the opening green flag with Tucker in tow. On lap 2 Tucker got inside Ender in turn 1 taking the lead out of turn 4. The battle for the lead then got heavy as Tucker, Ender and Williams waged a three car battle for the top spot. On lap 13 Ender went outside Tucker out of four taking over the top spot by inches at the line. Ender went on to score his career first win followed by Williams,
Anthony Kincaid, Tim Shelton and David Padula. Padula won both Fastrak Pro Late Model events.

Chris Arnold of Chester, VA picked up the lead on Lap 6 of the Budweiser Modified first event when then leader Jimmy Duncan got caught up in another drivers spin sending him to the rear for the restart. That was all Arnold needed as he went onto hold off his dad Dan Arnold on a green, white, checkered finish to pick up the victory. Rounding out the top five were Matt Quade, Michael Reynolds and Bret Hamilton.

In the second race for the Budweiser Modifieds Jimmy Duncan set the pace by taking the top spot on the opening circuit. Multiple cautions plagued the beginning of the event allowing Brett Hamilton several shots at Duncan for the lead. Duncan pulled away for the victory as Hamilton and Matt Quade battled over second spot with Hamilton claiming the position. Quade, Brian Dobie and Matt Ashworth rounded out the top five.

In the first Truckin Thunder Sportsman 15 lap event Thomas Rose took the lead on the opening lap with Hunter Shelton in tow. Hunter got inside Rose in turn 1 on lap 4 to take over the top spot. Once out front Shelton pulled away as Junior Carter and Brett Adkins battled over second. Shelton would go on to score the win with Carter, Adkins, Thomas Rose and James Snead rounding out the top five.

It was a different story in race two for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman as James Snead lead the first circuit until Brett Adkins swept around his outside in turn 1 for the lead. Once out front Adkins put in on cruise control and would go on to score his third win of the season. Following Adkins to the checkers were James Snead holding off Hunter Shelton for
second with Thomas Rose and Tommy Upshaw rounding out the top five.

In the first race for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars it looked as if David Bowler would pick up his career first victory but on lap 10 Brandon Sandridge got inside Bowler coming out of two and dragged raced back to the line where he took over the lead and went over to get the win. Bowler, Wesley Givens, Brian Maxey and Shawn Otey rounded out the top five.

In the second race for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Travis Hopkins led first lap and a half before Wesley Givens worked under him for the lead. Once Givens got out front he pulled away with Bowler, Sandridge and Maxey in tow. As the laps wore down Bowler began to reel in the leader Givens but there just not enough laps and Givens would go on to the win. Bowler, Sandrige, Maxey and Hopkins would round out the top five.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday June 8th to host week six of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, June 8th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20. To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short
wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

ULTIMATE Sanctioned USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway Reset for July 13th

June 1st, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Officials of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series and the Virginia Motor Speedway announced today that the 34th Annual USA 100 has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 13th at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia half-mile facility. The USA 100 will carry sanctioning from the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series and will pay $10,000 to the winner.

“This event is steeped in history and we wanted to find the best possible date for it. As it worked out the series was booked at another venue on July 13th but because of a schedule conflict with another facility in the same area we needed to change that date. We are now working to schedule a Friday night event to compliment the rescheduled USA 100 as well. We hope to announce that date in the next few days.” said ULTIMATE Series Director Kelley Carlton.

The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event once again.

Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops once again to draw every Late Model in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the A Main receiving $200. Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect a large contingent of Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this special event.

Fans will also see the track’s Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

Stay tuned for complete details to be released on www.vamotorspeedway.com in the coming days.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

2nd Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and Scout Night Saturday June 1st at Virginia Motor Speedway

May 24th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – If you have ever been involved in a pinewood derby you know how exciting it is not only for the kids but for the adults. Saturday June 1st Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will bring that excitement and fun to the speedway as it hosts the 2nd Annual Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard.

“We are extremely excited to host this event and to help raise money and awareness for ChildHelp. We have to thank Tom and Judy Brooks of Truckin Thunder for the amount of effort they put into this event and for being success a great sponsor,” commented General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The event will run as part of Scout Night at the Races. Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm. The Virginia Army National Guard will also have a “Pit Crew” Challenge set up under the grandstands for all in attendance to participate.

After the Dirtwood Nationals all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts) if wearing their uniform, will get free admission to enjoy a night of full sized dirt car racing. During the evenings festivities the Speedway will also help in raising money and awareness for the charity ChildHelp®.

“I can’t wait for this year’s Dirtwood Nationals event on June 1st. Even with two re-schedules last year the event was a success. Pairing a pinewood derby event with a full scale racing night at Virginia Motor Speedway is a natural. Participants from the local Scouting Community and Virginia Motor Speedway’s racing family will make for a fun-filled evening that also will raise money for one of my favorite charities, ChildHelp®. I feel fortunate to have one of the ChildHelp Villages here in Virginia. Helping them with their work of rehabilitating and caring for severely abused and neglected children is very important to me,” commented Truckin Thunder owner Tom Brooks.

There will be three divisions for the Dirtwood Nationals, Scouts, fans and Virginia Motor Speedway competitors. A champion will be crowned in each division and then there will be a run-off to see who will be the overall Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Champion. Standard Scouting pinewood derby rules will govern the races. For anyone wanting to participate but not having a pinewood derby car, a limited quantity will be available for rent for a $10 donation to ChildHelp.

For more information on the 2nd Annual Dirtwood Nationals and Scout Night call the track at (804) 758-1867.

About Childhelp®:

Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp’s programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as “models that work.” Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

34th Annual USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway Falls to Rain

May 18th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – The 34th Annual USA 100 set for tonight May 18th at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway has been cancelled due to rain and the extended forecast. A rescheduled date is being discussed with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will be announced at a later date.

“This is very disappointing but with the rain we have had overnight and the forecast for even more today we felt it best to get the word out early and save our fans and teams the expense of getting to us and then having to call it anyway,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

Sawyer added, “We will work with the Ultimate Series officials this coming week on a possible reschedule date that is suitable for the series and track.”

The speedway will return to racing Saturday June 1st for Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard and week four of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The night’s activities will include the 2nd Annual Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derbypresented by the Virginia Army National Guard that will precede the action at the big track.

There will be three divisions of competition for the pinewood derby – Scouts, Fans and VMS competitors. Gates will open at 2pm for registration and the 2nd Annual Dirtwood Nationals will start at 3pm.

After the pinewood derby everyone is invited to stay for a night filled with exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing and fireworks. All Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will be admitted free in the grandstands.

See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in a special twin race format.

Competitor gates for Saturday, June 1st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will get free grandstand admission. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt
oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Ultimate Super Late Models Set to REturn to Virginia Motor Speedway for 34th Anual USA 100 on the 18th

May 9th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Every time the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series has visited Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway the action has been unbelievable invmore ways than one. The first two visits to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA two and three wide racing has been the norm rather than the exception when the series returns and on Saturday May 18th the stakes get a little higher. This year the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Tour will sanction the 34th Annual USA 100, one of the longest running late model events in the country.

The event will pay $10,000 to win and continue with the fan friendly format of two twenty-five lap qualifying races to make it into the fifty lap “A” main.

ULTIMATE teams have been buzzing about their return to Virginia Motor Speedway since last year’s event. Last year’s ULTIMATE race winner Steve Shaver will be looking to repeat when May 18th rolls around and looking to stop him will be defending ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Champion Casey Roberts, Chris Ferguson, Jeff Smith, Brett Miller and the rest of the ULTIMATE faithful. Also expected are regional stand-outs Ricky Elliott, 2012 USA 100 winner Jamie Lathroum, 2007 USA 100 winner Jason Covert, 2007 USA 100 winner Jeremy Miller and 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Champion Rick
Eckert.

The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event once again.

Previous USA 100 winners include: Jamie Lathroum (’12); Scott Bloomquist (‘11, ‘93, ‘92); Jonathan Davenport (‘10); 2009 – Rainout; Chris Madden (08); Jason Covert (07); Jeremy Miller (06); Steve Lucas (’05, ’99, ‘95); Rod Evans (’04); 2003 — no race; 2002 — no race; 2001 — no race; Chuck Harper (’00); Denny Chamberlain (’98); Mike Balzano (’97 and ‘87); Henry
Hornsby Jr. (‘96); Donnie Moran (’94); Billy Moyer (’91); Harold Redman Sr. (’90); Rod Evans and Harold Redman Sr. (Twin 50’s) (’89); Timmy Newman (only 88 laps) (’88); 1986 — no race; 1985 — no race; 1984 — no race; Larry Moore (’83 and ‘80); Delmas Conley (’82 and ‘79); Dickie Bartusiak (’81); Larry Cantley (’78); Gene McNeely (’77).

Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops once again to draw every Late Model in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field with any driver not making the A Main receiving $200. Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect the pits to be overflowing with Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this special event.

Fans will also see the track’s Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 18th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 18th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps) and Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying, two 25 lap qualifying races, B Main(s) and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult tickets are just $18; seniors (60+) $15; military $12; students 13 – 17 years old $8; children 7 – 12 years old $4; and children 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25. All tickets will be sold day of event. 16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Gregg Satterlee Completes Virginia Sweep with Wins at Eastside and Winchester

May 8th, 2013

Rochester Mills, PA – Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, PA will be the first to admit that the 2013 season did not get off to the start that he and his team would have liked. Starting off at the Georgia/Florida Speedweeks in February, Gregg entered eleven events while only capturing two top-ten finishes. In fact, the trip was so miserable that the team loaded up and made their way back home a day early.

As the schedule has picked up, so has Satterlee’s performance as he picked up his first and second wins of the 2013 season with a weekend sweep in the state of Virginia. First it was the Three State Flyers series event at the Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, VA on Friday, May 3 where Gregg held off multi-time Three State Flyers champion Jason Covert for the $5,000 win.

On Saturday, May 4 Satterlee trekked to Winchester (VA) Speedway for the annual Lee Stultz Memorial that paid $3,000 to the winner. Gregg shared the front row with pole-sitter Jamie Lathroum and shot out to the lead on the opening lap. Satterlee was the class of the field on this night and would lead all 35 laps for his second victory in as many nights. “I have to thank my crew chief Robby Allen for this one.” Satterlee stated in his post-race interview. “It always helps to start up-front in these races but Robby had this car just about perfect and I want to thank him for giving me such a good car tonight. I’m just happy to win and hope we can keep this going.”

Gregg and his Satterlee Petroleum Distributors, East American Motorsports, Integra Shocks, JNJ Motorsports Media sponsored #22 Rocket Chassis will take the May 10th weekend off but will be back in action at the County Line Speedway in Elm City, NC and Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA for a pair of Ultimate Late Model Series events on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18. Satterlee will then hit the road for 15 races in 17 days starting at the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway on Thursday, May 23 for a $3,000 to-win NDRL’s ULMS event. From there the team will travel with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH on Friday, May 24 for the postponed ‘Buckeye 50′ that pays $10,000 to-win and Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV for a $6,000 to win event on Saturday, May 25 and a $15,000 to-win event on Sunday, May 26. Gregg will then head to Bedford (PA) Speedway on Monday, May 27 for a $3,000 to-win Three State Flyers event before taking two days off to regroup for a another $10,000 to-win World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, DE on Thursday, May 30. After that the team plans to follow the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek as they visit Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, MD, Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, Winchester (VA) Speedway, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA, Port Royal (PA) Speedway, and Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA from Friday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 5. With no rest for the weary, Gregg will head straight out to Rossburg, OH for the annual Dream 100 at Eldora Speedway on Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8.
This year’s edition of the Dream features two $6,000 to-win events on Thursday and Friday with the huge $100,000 to-win finale on Saturday, June 8.

For more information on Gregg Satterlee and Gregg Satterlee Racing please visit www.greggsatterlee.com.

Gregg Satterlee and Gregg Satterlee Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2013 season: Satterlee Petroleum Distributors, East American Motorsport, JNJ Motorsports Media, Daugherty Motorsports, ZeroWraps.com, Laz-Fab, Roush/Yates Engines, Robbie Allen Enterprises, Hoosier Racing Tires, Valvoline, Port City Racing, Integra Shocks and Springs, Rocket Chassis, VP Race Fuels, ASI Racewear, Bell Racing, Hooker Harness, R2C Filters, FullyInjected.com, and Weld Racing.

Tucker and Adams Score Late Model Victories at Virginia Motor Speedway; Duncan, Adkins, Padula and Givens Sweep Their Twins

May 6th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway hosted its second night of twin features on a very chilly night. The temperatures may have been unseasonably cold but the racing was blistering hot. Features winners were Billy Tucker of King George, VA and Scott Adams of Chester, VA in the Victory Lap Late Model twins; Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA swept both Trucking Thunder Sportsman features; Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA won both Budweiser Modified features; Dave Padula of Greencastle, PA won both Fastrak Pro Late Model features and Wesley Givens of Mechanicsville, VA swept the action in Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

John Staton of Chesapeake, VA led 14 laps of the first 20 lap feature for the Victory Lap Late Models, that is until he made contact with a slower car in turn 2 sending him spinning and to the infield. That handed the lead over to Billy Tucker who had battled Staton for the lead for the first 14 laps. Once out front Tucker made the most of it taking home his first win of 2013.

In the second 20 lap feature for the late models Tucker had to start eighth due to the invert. Leading the field to green were Brandon Long and Scott Adams with long leading the first circuit. Adams took over the lead on lap 2 with Tucker working his way back to the front. By lap 4 Tucker was on the leader’s bumper and looking for the lead. Adams and Tucker raced side by side for much of the remaining laps but it was Adams who would take home the win.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Brett Adkins took out the broom to win both features but each was different than the other.oen in a different fashion. In the first 15 lap feature Adkins started sixth and worked his way to the front and on lap 4 made an outside move on Junior Carter in turn 2 and then an inside move on Timmy Brann in turn 3 to take the lead. Once out front Adkins cruised to the win.

The second Sportsman feature was a different story. 12 year old Macy Causey of Gloucester, VA led the first four laps before both Junior Carter and Adkins got by for the lead. Carter and Adkins exchanged the lead multiple times with slide jobs in every corner right down to the last lap when Carter got loose in turn four allowing Adkins to go on for his second win of the night.

It only took Jimmy Duncan 8 laps to get to the lead of the first Budweiser Modified feature. Once out front Duncan set a blistering pace. Matt Quade tried several times to get inside Duncan and on the last corner got to the inside of Duncan to challenge for the win with Duncan holding to take the victory.

In the second Budweiser Modified 15 lap feature started out three wide into turn three with Duncan, Neal Hudgins and Quade all vying for the top spot. Duncan would lead flag to flag but had to hold off Hudgins and Mike Reynolds on several occasions for the sweep of the night’s features.

The best racing of the night may have been in the Collision One Limited Stock Twin 12 lap features. In the first feature the race was a six car fight for the win. Brandon Sandridge, Brian Maxey, Wesley Givens, Davis Lipscombe. Shawn Otey and Bobby Curtis all took shots at the lead. On lap 9 Givens finally got under Sandrige for the lead then had to hold the field off for the win.

In the second 15 lap feature for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Otey paced the field for the first 7 laps before he slipped up in turn 4 allowing Givens to take the lead at the line followed by Sandridge. Over the next five laps Givens fended off challenges by Sandridge to pick up the sweep.

The speedway will take the weekend of May 11th off and return to racing Saturday May 18th to host the $10,000 to win 34th Annual USA 100 featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Do not miss your chances to see best super late models drivers on the East Coast in what will be a North versus South slugfest. Also see the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, May 18th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Ultimate Super Late Models (Two 25 lap qualifiers and a 50 lap feature; Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). Ultimate Super Late Models will run hot laps, qualifying, heats, B- Main and feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $18, seniors (60+) $15; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $12, students 13 – 17 years old $8, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway for the latest news and results.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway Back in Action this Saturday May 4th

April 30th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing this Saturday May 4th with week three of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The speedway will feature all the divisions in a special “Twin” race
format.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, May 4th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway for the latest news and results.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Eddie Carrier Jr. Wins at West Virginia Motor Speedway

April 23rd, 2013

MINERAL WELLS, WV – Eddie Carrier Jr. finally claims his first ever win at West Virginia Motor Speedway, by winning tonight’s event. Carrier took the lead from Brian Birkhofer on lap 33 and held off Josh Richards for his fourth career LOLMDS win. Richards, who brought out the first caution of the race with one lap scored, charged through the field to finish second. Don O’Neal came home third followed by Birkhofer and 13th starting, Jimmy Owens.

“It feels pretty good to finally win here, so close to Rocket Chassis. West Virginia has been my home-state since I moved from Kentucky back in ’02,” said Carrier in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. “To win on this stage, with the caliber of drivers here, they are the best of the best no doubt about it, that’s why this is so special, the car was excellent today from the time we unloaded it out of the trailer.”

Birkhofer took the lead at the start of the 50-lap main event and was in control for most of the first-half of the race until Carrier started to apply pressure. Carrier’s car was better in the long runs as he eventually tracked down Birkhofer. On lap 33, Carrier was able to make the pass on Birkhofer coming off of turn number four.

“I have to thank Carl Grover, he gave me an opportunity to drive his car several years ago, and we have had a great relationship through the years. I want to run this Lucas Oil Series to become a better driver,” said the 42-year-old pilot of the Engines Inc, Integra, VP Fuels, and Grover Racing Engines Ford-powered, Rocket Chassis.

Richards commented in Lucas Oil Victory Lane: “Hats off to Eddie, he drove a great race. We were catching him at the end, but just ran out of laps. I am glad to see a Rocket win here in West Virginia. The track was really good, but on the first lap I just slid there into the guardrail. I thought our night was over, but the crew checked the car out and we came back with a strong finish.”

O’Neal posted a solid third place finish to put himself in a tie with Jimmy Owens for the points lead. “Tonight went way better for us than last night did,” joked O’Neal in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. “The track was really smooth, I was surprised
after they reworked it. It was still fast, but our car had the right set-up for a strong run. Congratulations to Eddie on his win!”

Completing the top ten were John Blankenship, Scott Bloomquist, Jared Landers, Jared Hawkins, and Jonathan Davenport.
In preliminary action, John Blankenship set the overall Time (Group A) amongst the 32 entrants, with a lap of 17.021 seconds. Vic Coffey set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 17.361 seconds. John Blankenship, Steve Shaver, Brian Birkhofer, and Eddie Carrier Jr. won their respective heat races. Scott Bloomquist and Bobby Pierce won their respective B-Mains.

After taking the next weekend off, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will kick-off a busy month of May with events at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL on Friday, May 3rd and Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY on Saturday, May 4th. Both events will pay $10,000-to-win, and will include RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-Lap main events. For more information, log onto www.tricityspeedway.net and www.paducahracing.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and follow the series on www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Night of Twins at Virginia Motor Speedway Produces Ten Different Winners

April 22nd, 2013

Jamaica, VA – On a beautiful but chilly night Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway hosted the first of 6 “Twins” nights for the 2013 season. The racing in every division was so exciting and intense it produced ten different winners. Picking up wins were Troy Williams of South Mills, VA and Justin Williams of Shipman, VA in Victory Lap Late Models; Junior Carter of Mechanicsville, VA and Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Mike Reynolds of Clements, MD and Chris Arnold of Chester, VA in Budweiser Modifieds and Brandon Sandridge of Mechanicsville VA and Brian Maxey of King George, VA in Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

Track records were recorded in the Victory Lap Late Models with Justin Williams turning a lap at 18.093 seconds and Chris Arnold breaking his own track record for the second week in a row with a lap of 19.101 seconds.

In the Victory Lap Late Model Twin 20’s the action went three wide right off the drop of the green flag. Troy Williams would grab the top spot with John Staton following in close pursuit. On the next circuit Justin Williams took over the runner-up spot and set out to catch Williams for the lead. J. Williams tried several times to get by T. Williams for the lead but T. Williams had enough to go on to his career first late model win. Rounding out the top 5 were Justin Williams, Billy Tucker wins, John Staton and David Puckett. Richard Harden picked up the Fastrak Pro Late Model win.

The second late model feature started with a huge pile-up in turn 1 that took out several cars. On the restart John Staton pulled away to take the lead over Justin Williams. A caution on lap 7 closed the field on Staton’s bumper. That is all Williams needed. On the drop of the green flag Willimas dove under Staton in turn one to take the lead and once out front set sail leading the remaining laps to pick up his second win of the season. John Saton, Joe Ender, Stephen Childress and Anthony Kincaid rounded out the top five. David Padual picked up the Fastrak Pro Late Model win.

In the first Twin 15 for the Trucking Thunder Sportsman Junior Carter used a three wide pass out of turn 2 on lap 2 to take over second. On lap 4 Carter then used an inside move out of turn 4 to take the lead. Carter survived several restarts after cautions and went on to pick up the win. Davey Pullen, Brett Adkins, Hunter Shelton and Carl Vaughan rounded out the top five.

In the final feature for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Brett Adkins took the lead on the drop of the green flag and dominated the 15 lap affair. Adkins was never challenged and went on to record his second win of the season with
Davey Pullen, Hunter Shelton, Tommy Cpshaw and Timmy Brinn rounding out the top five. Brinn was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race in both twin features.

In the first Twin 15 lap event for the Budweiser Modifieds Mike Reynolds took over the top spot on lap 6 when then leader Jimmy Duncan spun in turn 3. Once out front Reynolds set a blistering pace while Chris Arnold kept the rest of the field at bay. Arnold would battle the hard charging Duncan for third while Reynolds went on to win. Chris Arnold, Jimmy Duncan, Matt Quade and Joey Polevoy rounded out the top five.

Twin #2 started off three wide with Neal Hudgins leading the first circuit. Chris Arnold took over the top spot on lap 2 with a three wide pass to the outside out of turn 2. Once out front Arnold set sail with Matt Quade trying to close the gap. Quade had one last chance when a caution came out with tow to go. On the restart Arnold pulled away for the win with Quade, Joey Polevoy, Francis Jarrell and Neal Hudgins rounding out the top five.

The Collision One Limited Stock Car Twin 12’s were the most entertaining of the evening. In the first feature Brandon Sandridge battled with Travis Hopkins for the first four circuits until muscling his way to the lead on lap 5. Sandridge would then have to hold off Wesley Givens for the remaining eight laps to pick up the win followed by Givens, Brian Maxey, David Bowler and Travis Hopkins.

In the second feature for the Collision One Limited Stock division Brian Maxey jumped out to the lead and once out front never looked back. Wesley Givens and Brandon Sandridge did their best to reel in the leader but it was all Maxey as he went on to the win followed by Givens, Sandridge, Travis Hopkins and Brian Bradley rounding out the top five.

The speedway will take the weekend of April 27th off due to the NASCAR events at Richmond International Raceway and return to racing Saturday May 4th with week three of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The speedway will feature all the divisions in a special “Twin” race format.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, May 4th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway for the latest news and results.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Night of Twin Races this Saturday April 20th

April 18th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway host a full night of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action this Saturday April 20th. The speedway will feature all the divisions in a special “Twin” race format.

See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, April 20th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Virginia Motor Speedway’s Facebook fans have a chance each week to win tickets in it the weekly “Pick the Winners” contest.

To earn your chance at free tickets, first you need to “like” the Virginia Motor Speedway Facebook page. You then must make your guesses as to the feature winners in each of the four classes in the appropriate post which will go up every Tuesday.

You need to select who you believe will win the feature in the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions.

The person with the most correct winners will win a free adult admission ticket to the next regular race program. In the event of ties for correct guesses on winners we will then do a random drawing for the FREE ticket.

Persons guessing all four feature winners correctly will automatically win a ticket.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Justin Williams Takes Open Night Checkers at Virginia Motor Speedway; C. Arnold, Adkins and Givens Also Pick up Victories

April 14th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – The 2013 season got underway at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway with some fantastic racing in all divisions. Justin Williams of Shipman, VA took over the top spot on lap 12 with and inside move on David Puckett of King George, VA out of turn 2. Once out front Williams set sail and cruised to his first win in the Victory Lap Late Models.

John Staton and David Puckett led the field to green with Puckett grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Puckett paced the first 11 laps with Tim Shelton, Williams, Staton and Joe Ender battling for second. On lap 6 Troy Williams rocketed to third on a restart after a caution.

On lap 11 Williams got inside Puckett out of turn and took over the top spot. Once out front Williams began to pull away from Shelton and the rest of the field. When the checkers flew Williams had a cushion of almost eight seconds over Troy Williams. Tim Shelton, John Staton and Joe Ender rounded out the top five. Mark Parks picked up the Fastrak Pro Late Model win with a sixth place finish. Stephen Childress picked up the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race award.

In other action Chris Arnold of Chester, VA picked up a hard fought victory in the Budweiser Modified division. Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA passed Hunter Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA on lap 20 to get the lead and the win in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Wesley Givens of Mechanicsville, VA passed defending champion Brian Maxey of King George, VA on lap 9 to get the lead and the win.

Budweiser Modifieds

Matt Quade and Brandon Galloway led the field to green with Galloway taking the lead out of turn 2. On the next circuit Chris Arnold rocketed to the lead with his father Dan Arnold in tow. Arnold paced the field unchallenged until lap 12 when defending champion Jimmy Duncan got inside Arnold in turn 1 to briefly take over the top spot only to have Arnold put a slide job on him in turn 4 to regain the top spot. Once out front Arnold worked traffic masterfully and went on to the win. Jimmy Duncan, Joey Polevoy, Charlie Hubbard and Donnie Smith rounded out the top five. Matt Quade picked up the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race with a eighth place finish.

Truckin Thunder Sportsmans

Tommy Upshaw and Hunter Shelton led the field to green with Shelton leading the first circuit. Behind Shelton Brett Adkins, Upshaw, Junior Carter, James Snead battle for position in the top five. On lap 16 Adkins closed in on the bumper of Shelton. The two began to battle for the top spot and on lap 20 Shelton slid high coming out of four allowing Adkins to get to the inside and take the lead at the line by inches. Once out front Adkins pulled away to pick up the victory. Rounding out the top five were Hunter Shelton, James Snead, Troy Doggett and Thomas Rose rounded out the top five. James Snead was the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race.

Collision One Limited Stocks

Chris Maxey and Ryan Hutchens led the field to green with Hutchens leading the first lap after battling three wide with Brian Maxey and Bob Terry on the drop of the green. On lap 3 Maxey took over the top spot when Hutchens went to the pits with a flat tire. On the next circuit the Wesley Givens began his assault on the top spot with the two drivers racing door to door. On a lap 8 restart Givens dove under Maxey in turn 1 to take the lead. On lap 12 the caution would fly for a horrific flip by Bob Terry in turn 3 bringing out a red flag as the crew worked to get Terry free from his car. Terry would emerge from his demolished ride ok to the delight of the fans on hand. Once the race got back under green Givens motored away from the field to take the win. Rounding out the top five were Brandon Sandridge, Travis Hopkins, Brian Bradley and Daniel Alford. Brian Bradley was the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race with his fourth place finish.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday April 20th to host Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Night. The speedway will feature all the divisions in a special “Twin” race format.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, April 29th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway Swings Open Gates to 34th Season This Saturday April 13th

April 11th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – The time is finally here! As Virginia Motor Speedway swings open the gates to the 2013 season this Saturday night April 13th to host Saftey-Kleen, WRAR, WNNT Night a the races. The anticipation for the first race of the season has been escalating over the last several weeks and fans and competitors alike are excited to get the speedway’s 34th season underway.

The 34thAnnual season opening event will take place on Saturday evening April 13th featuring a full program of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action that will include the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday, April 13th will open at 12noon with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 4pm with hot laps. There will be a mandatory drivers meeting at 3:45pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models / Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and “Follow” us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Excitement building for Virginia Motor Speedway’s Opening Night

March 16th, 2013

Jamaica, VA — With the 2013 season opener just 30 days away anticipation for the first race of the season is escalating and registrations have started to pour in from all five divisions.

Officials are busy getting the track and grounds ready for what should be a tremendous 2013 season. With the addition of the Pro (Crate) Late Model division speedway officials are expecting to see some new faces competing for the tracks coveted championships.

“We are really excited to get the 2013 season under way as we put all our focus on our weekly competitors and our dedicated local fans’” commented Track General Manger Clarke Sawyer.

For 2013 the speedway will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Fastrak Pro (Crate) Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock divisions. Champions will be crowned in each division and each driver will also compete for an overall track title in the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series. The Dirt Series title will net the overall champion an additional $2000 payday.

The speedway is currently accepting registrations for the 2013 season. Competitors can obtain a 2013 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway Announces USA 100 back on 2013 Schedule; New Date and Sanctioning by Ultimate Super Late Models

January 20th, 2013

Jamaica, VA – Officials of Virginia Motor Speedway announced at the Motorsports 2013 show in Oaks, PA on Saturday that the USA 100 will return to the 2013 schedule with a new date and sanctioning body.

The 34th Annual USA 100 will now be contested on Saturday May 18th and be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The event will pay $10,000 to win and continue with the fan friendly format of two twenty-five lap qualifying races to make it into the fifty lap “A” main.

“The USA 100 is one of the longest running late model events in the country and we felt it was important to keep the tradition going; after discussions with Ernie Shelton the owner of the USA 100 and Stan Lester of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series a deal was struck to bring it back for 2013,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

The USA 100 will take the place of the previously scheduled Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship on Saturday May 18th. This will be the third year that the series has sanctioned an event at the ½ mile speed plant.

“It’s an honor to be a part of one of the county’s longest running races. I appreciate Ernie Shelton, Bill Sawyer and the staff of Virginia Motor Speedway for intrusting the Ultimate Super Late Model Series with sanctioning this time honored event; I look forward to many successful years ahead,” commented Stan Lester Owner and Founder of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series.

This will be the eighth year that the USA 100 will be contested at Virginia Motor Speedway. In the previous seven years there has yet to be a repeat winner. Ernie Shelton, with sanctioning from the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS), first brought the event to the speedway in 2006.

“This takes us back to our roots by having a regional touring series sanction the event and I looking forward to working with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series this year; as I have stated in the past the perfect home for the USA 100 is and will always be Virginia Motor Speedway,” commented Ernie Shelton.

More details about the event will be released at a later date.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Registrations Begin to roll in for 2013 Season

January 11th, 2013

Jamaica, VA — With the 2013 season opener just a few months away registrations have started to roll in for the 2013 season. For the last five years the first driver to turn in his registration has always been Collision One Limited Stock competitor Paul Bess of Quantico, VA, this year that honor goes to rookie Budweiser Modified competitor Steven Moore of Mechanicsville, MD.

This will be the first season of short track racing of any kind for Moore who also owns CPM Camera Rigs. Moore will be competing for Rookie of the Year honors in the tracks very competitive modified division. A former drag racer, Moore received a Dirt Track Driving School session from his wife Heidi as a birthday gift, one that has now led to him starting his own modified team.

“I wanted to see if I wanted to make the switch full time to short track racing and basically they had to drag me out of the car. I am really excited and looking forward to be competing in the Budweiser Modified division at Virginia Motor Speedway,” commented Moore.

For those wondering, Paul Bess’s registration was the second one received this season.

The speedway has begun to accept registrations for the 2013 season with the top twenty in each class having their number saved until February 15th when all numbers will become first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2013 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway adds Fastrak Pro Late Model division to 2013 Lineup

December 16th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – With the focus being squarely on growing weekly racing for the 2013 season officials at Virginia Motor Speedway are pleased to announce that the Fastrak Pro Late Models have been added to the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series lineup for the upcoming season. The new division will join the Victory Lap Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock divisions in action each week.

“Stan Lester and his staff at Fastrak have developed a proven and track tested product that we feel will enhance our racing at Virginia Motor Speedway and also give competitors a cost effective way to go late model racing,” commented Track owner Bill Sawyer.

For 2013 the Pro (Crate) Late Models will compete in a race within a race as they will be paired with the tracks very successful Victory Lap Late Model division. Both divisions will race at the same time with there being a Late Model and Crate Late Model winner each week. As an added bonus the crate late model competitors will receive both late model and crate late model points to go towards the 2013 championships. The speedway is currently working on a division sponsor and point fund for the new division.

The speedway’s Pro (Crate) Late Model competitors will benefit from Fastrak sanctioning as they will compete under a proven and cost effective set of rules. By sanctioning the Pro (Crate) Late Models competitors will also have a chance to compete for the Fastrak Weekly Regional Championship and also get the opportunity to race at other Fastrak weekly tracks and in Fastrak regional touring series events on off weeks as well as qualify for the end of year World Championship / World Challenge events.

“I can’t say how happy I am to have Virginia Motor Speedway sign on as our newest Fastrak Pro Late Model sanctioned track, the facility is one of the finest in the country and I look forward to building on the tremendous relationship we have with the speedway forged through our Ultimate Super Late Model Series,” commented Fastrak Companies International owner and founder Stan Lester.

More details are forthcoming and all potential Fastrak competitors are encouraged to visit the Fastrak website (www.fastrakracing.com) for the 2013 rules package.

The speedway has begun to accept registrations for the 2013 season with the top twenty in each class having their number saved until February 15th when all numbers will become first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2013 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway to put Commonwealth 100 and USA 100 on Hold for 2013

November 20th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – With the current economic climate and the uncertainty of the upcoming year Virginia Motor Speedway track owner Bill Sawyer has decided to place the Commonwealth 100 and USA 100 on hold. The speedway will focus on its weekly racing for the 2013 season and re-evaluate the running of the two special events at the end of next season.

“This is purely a business decision. With the current economic climate I felt we are best served by focusing on our weekly racing program, our weekly competitors and our local fan base,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

The staff is currently at work putting the 2013 schedule together and should have it released in the coming weeks. Please check the track’s website for details.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Adams, Doggett, Duncan and Maxey crowned Champions at Virginia Motor Speedway

October 31st, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway wrapped up the 2012 season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2012 champions. During the night’s events almost $34,000 in cash and prizes were awarded, of that almost $28,000 was in cash. This year’s championships saw two familiar faces and two drivers picking up career first championships.

Scott Adams of Chester, VA was crowned the Victory Lap Late Model Champion for the third consecutive year and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Adams also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Victory Lap Late Model points were Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA; Billy Tucker of King George, VA; Joe Ender of Glen Allen, VA; Troy Williams of South Mills, NC; John Staton of Chesapeake, VA; Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA; Andy Gregg of Portsmouth, VA; Billy Adkins of Saluda, VA and Alan Anderson of Norfolk, VA.

Taylor Doggett of Ruther Glen, VA was crowned the 2012 Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. It was his career first championship. Doggett also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Truckin Thunder points were Junior Carter of Mechanicsville, VA; J.R. Guy of Mechanicsville, MD; rookie Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA; Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA; rookie Hunter Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA; Davey Pullen of New Kent, VA; Tommy Upshaw of West Point, VA; Michael Hayes of Ruther Glen, VA; and rookie Chad Beahr of Mechanicsville, VA.

Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA was crowned the 2012 Budweiser Modified Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. It was his career first championship. Duncan also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Budweiser Modified points were three time and 2011 Champion Dan Arnold of Chesterfield, VA; 2005 Champion Page Harrison of Amelia, VA; Mike Reynolds of Clements, MD; Chris Arnold of Petersburg, VA; Brian Dobie of Partlow, VA; Brandon Galloway of Gloucester, VA; Charlie Hubbard of Chesapeake, VA; Neal Hudgins of Grimstead, VA; Aaron Harris of Chester, VA (tie) and Donnie Smith of Fredericksburg, VA.

Brian Maxey of King George, VA won the Collision One Limited Stock Car Championship. The Championship was Maxey’s third division championship and fourth overall (2010 Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Championship). Maxey received a check for $700, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Collision One Limited Stock Car points were Brandon Sandridge of Mechanicsville, VA; 2011 Champion Wesley Givens of Mechanicsville, VA; Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA; Marty Coltrain of Chester, VA; David Bowler of Gloucester, VA; Bob Terry of Stafford, VA; Chad Champion of Beaverdam, VA; rookie Bobby Curtis of Richmond, VA and rookie Chad Martin of Gloucester, VA.

The speedway also crowns an overall Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Champion which pits all four divisions against each other and in the one of the closest battles in the seven year history of the championship Budweiser Modified Champion Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA beat out Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion Taylor Doggett and Truckin Thunder Sportsman second place finisher Junior Carter to take the overall championship and the $2000 check and special eagle trophy that goes along with it.

Special achievement award winners for the 2012 season included: The Pitts Lumber Rookies of the Year were Joe Ender of Glen Allen, VA in Victory Lap Late Models; Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Mike Reynolds of Clements, MD in Budweiser Modifieds and Bobby Curtis of Richmond, VA in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. Each winner received a plaque and $250.

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. The speedway 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 2013 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

8TH Annual Run A Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show This Saturday Oct. 6th at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway

October 4th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 8th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show presented by Rappahannock Tractor and The Virginia Army National Guard this Saturday October 6th featuring a state of the art 200-foot Mud Bog and Mud Sling pits. Additional sponsorship provided by Davis Off Road, Monster Energy Drinks, After Hours Fabrication, ORI of Richmond, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from street to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

New for this year’s event will be the addition of a truck show for all those guys and gals that don’t like to get their rides dirty. The truck show will help raise funds for the children of the late Chuck Engel. Engel, a frequent competitor in his truck Mud Life Crisis, passed away un-expectantly on July 7th of this year. The funds raised will go to the trust fund set up for his five children. There will be awards given out in multiple categories that will include best Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge and Import. Registration fee for the truck show will be $10. Truck show participants need to be registered by 11:30am.

The event will also include a car crushing monster truck freestyle show by Steve Sims in Stone Crusher and Maxey Broadus in Walking Tall. Dennis Anderson and his new creation King Sling will once again be competing in the Unlimited Bog division; that is if it is still in one piece after he goes off in the Freestyle show he has scheduled! Dennis will also be signing autographs and selling souvenirs.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Stock, Modified, Pro Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at the speedway’s website www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Admission for the 8th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and the 8th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

Shaver and Francis on Front Row for Saturday’s USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 16th, 2012

JAMAICA, VA – Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, MD a former track champion at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway captured the biggest victory of his racing career on Saturday Night. He took home the $20,000 first place in the 33rd Annual USA 100. Lathroum took over the lead on lap 18 and held off Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN for the win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned
event.

Steve Francis of Ashland, KY led the first 15 laps of the race until Lathroum forged under him coming off of turn four. Francis then jumped the cushion and was forced to stop on the track before contact with the inside guardrail. On the restart, Lathroum picked up the lead, but a big wreck in turn four involving four cars changed the complexion of the top five.

Lathroum maintained the top spot with Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL and John Blankenship of Williamson, WV running in third. Lathroum built his lead over Pearson and Blankenship as the drivers approached the halfway mark of the race.

Blankenship squeezed by Pearson for second as he began to run down the leader, Lathroum. Blankenship closed the gap in a hurry as he closed to within a car length of Lathroum, who was having difficulty negotiating lapped car. Blankenship tried to pass Lathroum several times, but could never get a good enough run.

Lathroum meanwhile stretched his lead out to a comfortable margin over Blankenship, who was now receiving pressure from the duo of Pearson and Bloomquist. Bloomquist moved into the third spot on lap 43 as he tracked down Blankenship and overhauled him on lap 46.

Bloomquist then tried to diamond-off the corners in an effort to catch the high-flying Lathroum, but it was to no avail as Lathroum hit his marks lap after lap as he took his car to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time in his career. He becomes the 15th different winner this year in series competition.

“This is just awesome,” said Lathroum, who emerged from his MasterSbilt by Huey with tears in his eyes. “This is the biggest win of my career and to outrun Bloomquist, O’Neal, and the rest of these guys is just unbelievable! I have to thank my crew, everybody here at Virginia Motor Speedway, my family and the fans,” said the 33-year-old, whose biggest win before tonight was a $10,000 victory in 2009.

Lathroum, who captured the late model track title at VMS back in 2005, said keeping his car away from the bumps and cushion was critical to his success. “I tried to stay away from all of that, there were guys jumping the cushion, it would bite you if you let it. I just tried to be smooth lap after lap and we got it done,” said the driver of the Three Mules Welding, Claar Logging, Superior Tank, The Bowles Boys, Lathroum’s Seafood, Integra, Abell Auto Glass and Eugene Copsey’s Plumbing. His car is powered by an Eatmon Racing Engine.

Bloomquist came home in second, followed by Blankenship, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN;and Pearson rounded out the top five.

Completing the top ten were: Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; Dan Stone of Thompson, PA; and Walker Arthur of Forest, VA.

In preliminary action, Jimmy Owens set the Red Buck Fast Time amongst the 25 entrants, with a lap of 17.456 seconds. David Williams set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 17.673 seconds. Steve Shaver and Steve Francis won their respective Heat Races. David Williams won the B-Main.

Next weekend, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the Jackson 100. The event will be a two-day show with Red Buck Time Trials on Friday and Heats, B-Mains, and the 100-Lap $20,000-to-win feature on Saturday. For more information, log onto www.brownstownspeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and be sure to follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Set for USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway this Weekend

September 13th, 2012

WAYCROSS, GA- The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to action this Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA. The 33rd Annual USA 100 is on tap with a top prize of $20,000, an increase of $5,000 from last year’s event.

Activity will get underway on Friday night with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Red Buck Cigars Time Trials followed by two-25 lap qualifying races. On Saturday
night, there will be a pair of B-Mains and the 50-lap, $20,000-to-win USA 100 feature
event. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN is the defending race winner.

Virginia Motor Speedway will offer fans a great show at very affordable ticket prices
at one of the nicest facilities in the country this weekend. Adult two-day tickets
are $35.00 while seniors (60+) are $28.00; military (active and retired) are $25;
students 7-17 are $15.00 and children Under 6 are FREE. Two-day Pit passes will
be $50.00. The competitor gates open at 3:00 p.m. while the spectator gates swing
open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 4pm on Saturday. Hot laps are set to start at 6:30
each night.

Reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion and current points leader,
Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN will lead the roster of stars for the series into this
prestigious event. Joining Owens will be Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Scott
Bloomquist;
Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; Earl Pearson Jr.
of Jacksonville, FL; Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA; Tyler Reddick of Corning,
CA; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; and Eric Wells of Hazard, KY.

Previous USA 100 winners include: Scott Bloomquist (’11, ’93, ’92); Jonathan Davenport
(’10); 2009 – Rainout; Chris Madden (08); Jason Covert (07); Jeremy Miller (06);
Steve Lucas (’05, ’99, ’95); Rod Evans (’04); 2003 – no race; 2002 – no race; 2001
- no race; Chuck Harper (’00); Denny Chamberlain (’98); Mike Balzano (’97 and ’87);
Henry Hornsby Jr. (’96); Donnie Moran (’94); Billy Moyer (’91); Harold Redman Sr.
(’90); Rod Evans and Harold Redman Sr. (Twin 50′s) (’89); Timmy Newman (only 88
laps) (’88); 1986 – no race; 1985 – no race; 1984 – no race; Larry Moore (’83 and
’80); Delmas Conley (’82 and ’79); Dickie Bartusiak (’81); Larry Cantley (’78);
Gene McNeely (’77).

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval located on U.S. Route
17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in beautiful Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from the Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and Hampton Roads areas. For more information log onto www.vamotorspeedway.com

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto
www.lucasdirt.com.

Modifieds to Run Two Complete Shows USA 100 Weekend at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 8th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Preparations are being made for the USA 100 weekend at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and this year the event gets an upgrade that fans and competitors alike will enjoy.

After the success of last year’s event the USA 100 will get a boost in purse and now will be a two-day $20,000 to win event. But that will not be the only change for the 2012 edition of the USA 100 at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA.

After consulting with many of the modified competitors that have competed in the modified portion of the prestigious event over the last couple of year’s and taking suggestions from the fans officials have schedule two complete shows for the open modified division with each show paying $1500 to win and $125 to start. In the event that the Friday portion of the weekend is lost to weather the event will then become a $3000 to win one day event.

Each night the modified division will run group qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and a 25 lap feature. With the event going to a two-day show it offers the fans a tremendous amount of racing on Friday night as well as Saturday. Registration fee for the modified two shows will be $50 for the weekend, with pit passes also being $50. This year’s Mod Madness Twin 25’s will allow AMRA, UMP, IMCA, TSMA, NDRA rules. Because of the open rules some of the best modified competitors on the East Coast are expected to be in attendance.

“We are extremely excited to have the open modifieds back as a support division this year; by allowing multiple sanction rules we should see some new faces racing for the big money,” added Sawyer.

The purse for each of the Mod Madness 25 lap features will be: 1. $1,500; 2. $875; 3. $700; 4. $600; 5. $550; 6. $450; 7. $400; 8. $350 9. $300; 10. $250; 11. $240; 12. $225; 13. $180; 14. $150; 15. $145; 16. $145; 17. $140; 18. $140; 19. $135; 20. $135; 21. $ 130; 22. $130; 23- 26 $125.

Ernie Shelton’s USA 100 format will see the Lucas Oil Late Model competitors competing in hot laps, group qualifying and two 25 lap qualifiers on Friday September 14th along with the full program for the modifieds. On Saturday September 15th the modifieds will compete in a full program along with the Lucas Oil Late Models running last chance qualifiers and the 50 lap $20,000 to win finale.

The speedway will once again provided fans with a top-flight show for very favorable ticket prices. Adults two-day tickets are $35.00 while seniors (60+) are $28.00; military (active and retired) are $25; students 7-17 are $15.00 and children Under 6 are FREE. Two-day Pit passes will be $50.00.

The competitor gates open at 3:00 p.m. while the spectator gates swing open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 4pm on Saturday. On track action begins at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in beautiful Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from the Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans and competitors may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

8TH Annual Run A Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show Coming Oct. 6th to The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 8th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 8th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show presented by Rappahannock Tractor and The Virginia Army National Guard Saturday October 6th featuring a state of the art 200-foot Mud Bog and Mud Sling pits. Additional sponsorship provided by Davis Off Road, Monster Energy Drinks, After Hours
Fabrication, ORI of Richmond, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from street to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

New for this year’s event will be the addition of a truck show for all those guys and gals that don’t like to get their rides dirty. The truck show will help raise funds for the children of the late Chuck Engel. Engel, a frequent competitor in his truck Mud Life Crisis, passed away un-expectantly on July 7th of this year. The funds raised will go to the trust fund set up for his five children. There will be awards given out in multiple categories that will include best Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge and Import. Registration fee for the truck show will be $10. Truck show participants need to be registered by 11:30am.

The event will also include a car crushing monster truck freestyle show by Steve Sims in Stone Crusher and Maxey Broadus in Walking Tall. Dennis Anderson and his new creation King Sling will once again be competing in the Unlimited Bog division; that is if it is still in one piece after he goes off in the Freestyle show he has scheduled! Dennis will also be signing autographs and selling souvenirs.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Stock, Modified, Pro Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at the speedway’s website www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Admission for the 8th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about The Pit Virginia Motor Speedway and the 8th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, Mud Sling and Truck Show fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Ernie Shelton’s 33rd Annual USA 100 and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series September 14-15th

September 6th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway are anxiously awaiting September 14th and 15th that is when the 33rd Annual USA 100 returns to the ½ mile speed plant in beautiful Jamaica, VA. The event will once again be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

After the success of last year’s event the USA 100 will get a boost in purse and now will be a two-day $20,000 to win event. A rain date of Sun., September 16th has been established for the event.

“Even though the race was shortened by rain, last year’s feature was one of the best of the season. The twin 25’s have been phenomenal the past four year’s and the final 50 lap segment has just been out of this world. We couldn’t be more pleased with hosting this event, it gets better each year. This race is definitely a fan friendly event. The two 25 lap qualifiers could be features anywhere in the country. This year the event will be a two-day show paying $20,000 to the winner and $1200 to start the “A” Main,” concluded track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

As in last year’s race the speedway will once again include a B Main for the 33rd Annual USA 100 that will give the competitors one more chance to make it into the USA 100 finale.

The speedway has also added two complete 25 lap, $1500 to win open Modified events boasting a total purse of $16,740. This year’s Mod Madness Twin 25’s will allow AMRA, UMP, IMCA, TSMA, NDRA rules for this year’s event. Because of the open rules some of the best modified competitors on the East Coast are expected to be in attendance.

“We are extremely excited to have the open modifieds back as a support division this year; by allowing multiple sanction rules we should see some new faces racing for the big money,” added Sawyer.

The purse for Ernie Shelton’s USA 100 final 50 lap segment: 1. $20,000; 2. $10,000; 3. $6,000; 4. $4,000; 5. $3,500; 6. $2,500; 7. $2,100; 8. $2,000; 9. $1,800; 10. $1,750; 11. $1,650; 12. $1,600; 13. $1,550; 14. $1,500; 15. $1,450; 16. $1,400; 17. $1,350; 18.$1,300; 19. $1,250; 20 – 24 $1,200. All drivers who do not transfer to the A Main from the B Main(s) will receive $200.00.

The purse for each of the Mod Madness 25 lap features will be: 1. $1,500; 2. $875; 3. $700; 4. $600; 5. $550; 6. $450; 7. $400; 8. $350 9. $300; 10. $250; 11. $240; 12. $225; 13. $180; 14. $150; 15. $145; 16. $145; 17. $140; 18. $140; 19. $135; 20. $135; 21. $ 130; 22. $130; 23- 26 $125.

Ernie Shelton’s USA 100 format will once again feature a fan friendly format featuring two 25 lap qualifying races scheduled to run Friday and B Main(s) and a 50 lap A Main on Saturday. Group qualifying will fill the positions for the 25 lap qualifiers.

Previous USA 100 winners include: Scott Bloomquist (‘11, ‘93, ‘92); Jonathan Davenport (‘10); 2009 – Rainout; Chris Madden (08); Jason Covert (07); Jeremy Miller (06); Steve Lucas (’05, ’99, ‘95); Rod Evans (’04); 2003 — no race; 2002 — no race; 2001 — no race; Chuck Harper (’00); Denny Chamberlain (’98); Mike Balzano (’97 and ‘87); Henry Hornsby Jr. (‘96); Donnie Moran (’94); Billy Moyer (’91); Harold Redman Sr. (’90); Rod Evans and Harold Redman Sr. (Twin 50’s) (’89); Timmy Newman (only 88 laps) (’88); 1986 — no race; 1985 — no race; 1984 — no race; Larry Moore (’83 and ‘80); Delmas
Conley (’82 and ‘79); Dickie Bartusiak (’81); Larry Cantley (’78); Gene McNeely (’77).

The speedway will once again provided fans with a top-flight show for very favorable ticket prices. Adult two-day tickets are $35.00 while seniors (60+) are $28.00; military (active and retired) are $25; students 7-17 are $15.00 and children Under 6 are FREE. Two-day Pit passes will be $50.00.

The competitor gates open at 3:00 p.m. while the spectator gates swing open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 4pm on Saturday. On track action begins at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in beautiful Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from the Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans and competitors may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Fan Promotion Huge Success with Help of Virginia Motor Speedway Drivers; Championship Night Up Next

August 28th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – For two weeks prior to the Saturday August 18th historic Scout Night at the Virginia Motor Speedway, competitors at the high-speed half-mile clay oval handed out free passes to their family members, friends and co-workers to invite them out to watch them race.

What followed was a record setting weekly audience for the facility.

An estimated crowd of nearly 4,000 people packed the facility for a picture-perfect night of racing which included a twin race format that excited all those in attendance.

“This was a really successful promotion that we hope will lead to larger crowds at all of our future events. We have been inundated with emails and phone calls from first time visitors that really enjoyed themselves and we want to thank everyone that participated in the promotion,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

After sorting and counting nearly 2,200 free passes, Virginia Motor Speedway officials are pleased to announce the top recruits and winners of some fantastic awards.

The Victory Lap Late Model division produced the top two recruiters with Joe Ender of Glen Allen, VA topping all drivers with 274 fans filtering through the gates with a free pass embellished with his name and car number. The Victory Lap Late Model leading rookie will receive a set of tires courtesy of Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA finished a close second with 255 passes returned and will receive twenty gallons of Sunoco Racing Fuel courtesy of Hank Thomas Performance.

Ten gallons of Sunoco Racing Fuels will go to Truckin Thunder Sportsman rookie Thomas Rose of Gloucester, VA who finished third, Truckin Thunder Sportsman driver Tommy Upshaw finishing fourth and Budweiser Modified rookie Donnie Smith of Fredericksburg, VA finishing fifth in the final free pass count.

Each of the drivers finishing sixth through tenth will receive a free pit pass for the Saturday September 1st race. They include Truckin Thunder Sportsman drivers Taylor Doggett of Ruther Glen, VA, Macey Causey of Seaford, VA, Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA; Collision One driver Wesley Givens of Mechanicsville, VA and Budweiser Modified point leader Jimmy
Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA.

Racing gets back underway this Saturday September 1st with Safety-Kleen, Collision One, Pepsi, WIGO Championship Night featuring twin races for all four Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Divisions. Champions will be crowned in all four divisions this Saturday.

Competitor gates for Saturday, September 1st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Championship Night and Twin Races on tap for this Saturday, September 1st at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 29th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – The 2012 season has come down to one night and a set of twin races for all four the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions to decide the season Champions. The fan favorite twin race format will play a huge role in who will be crowned champion this Saturday September 1st at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway.

With the point chases tight in all four divisions it will be imperative to have good runs in both events. The last two weekends the format has produced eight different winners in the eight schedule races. Going into the weekend’s events two-time and defending Victory Lap Late Model Champion Scott Adams of Chester, VA has a three point advantage over Billy Tucker of King George, VA and an eleven point advantage over Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA. All three drivers have multiple wins this season.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division the top five are only separated by fifty points with Taylor Doggett of Ruther Glen, VA holding on to a thirteen point advantage over J.R. Guy of Mechanicsville, MD and fourteen points over Junior Carter of Mechanicsville, VA.

In the Budweiser Modified division Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA holds a twenty five point advantage over three-time and defending champion Dan Arnold of Chester, VA. And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division it looks to be a three man race as Brian Maxey of King George, VA holds an eight point advantage over Brandon Sandridge of Mechanicsville, VA and twenty-nine points over defending champion Wesley Givens of Mechanicsville, VA.

With such tight point races in every division it will be a night of intrigue, suspense and excitement for all in attendance.

Competitor gates for Saturday, September 1st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Record Crowd Sees Eight Different Winners in Eight Races at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 20th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – On a day that started out looking as if Mother Nature would win again the skies turned blue and provided a beautiful night for racing at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard. With a packed house on hand the drivers didn’t disappoint as they put on a tremendous show for the record setting crowd with Billy Tucker of King George, VA besting Tim Shelton Fredericksburg, VA in a photo finish in the first Victory Lap Late Model 20 lap feature; while Scott Adams led flag to flag in the second late model feature to pick up this victory.

Other winners included Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA and Hunter Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman action. It was Shelton’s career first victory. In the Budweiser Modified division Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA and Dan Arnold of Chester, VA getting the wins and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Wesley Givens of Mechanicsville, VA and Bobby Curtis of Richmond, VA picking up the victories. It was Curtis’s career first at the speedway.

In the first of two 20 lap events for the Victory Lap Late Model division Billy Tucker of King George, VA took over the top spot on lap 4 when then race leader Derick Quade broke coming out of turn 2 ending his night. Tucker would then battle with Tim Shelton for the top spot over the remaining 16 laps for the lead. On the white flag lap Shelton got went to the outside of Tucker in turn 1 with the two side by side to the checkers with tucker nipping Shelton at the lin by inches for his second win of the season. Rounding out the top five were David Puckett, Troy Williams and Justin
Williams.

In the second 20 lap race for the Victory Lap Late Models two-time and defending late model champion Scott Adams of Chester, VA led flag to flag in picking up his third win of the season. Behind him Troy Williams made a lst lap pass of our turn 4 to take second by inches over David Puckett at the line. Billy Tucker and Tim Shelton rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division defending Sportsman champion Todd Traylor led the first six laps with Junior Carter and Stephen Childress in close pursuit. On lap seven The battle went three wide out of turn 2 for the lead with Childress taking the lead out of turn 4. That would be all Childress would need as he would go on to take the victory. Rounding out the top five were Junior Carter, Todd Traylor, J.R. Guy and Hunter Shelton.

In the second 15 lap event for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Taylor Doggett would lead the first four laps with Hunter Shelton in tow. On lap 5 Shelton made his move to the inside of Doggett out of turn 4 and took the lead at the line. Shelton would have to fend off Doggett for two more restarts but would go on to take his career first win in front of the very enthusiastic crowd. Rounding out the top five were Taylor Doggett, Junior Carter, Brett Adkins and J.R. Guy.

The Budweiser Modifieds defending champion Dan Arnold paced the first seven laps before spinning in turn 2 handing the lead over to current point leader Jimmy Duncan. Duncan would hold off a couple of challenges by Mike Reynolds before seizing control and going on to score his third win of the season. Mike Reynolds, Brandon Galloway, Dan Arnold and Page Harrison rounded out the top five.

In the second 15 lap event for the Budweiser Modifieds Dan Arnold again led the field to green this time he didn’t make any mistakes and would hold off the challenges of Jimmy Duncan to collect the win. The action on the track was from Chris Arnold who worked his way from his 11th palce starting position to score a third place finish with Mike Reynolds and Brandon Galloway rounding out the top five.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Car division the father and son duo of Wesley and james Givens led the field to green with the son (Wesley) taking command on the opening circuit. Even though the field stayed close the younger Givens would hold off his father and the rest of the field for the win. Rounding out the top fiev were Brian Maxey, Brandon Sandridge and Bobby Curtis.

In the 12 lap finale for the Collision One Limited Stocks Bobby Curtis led flag to flag to pick up his career first win at the speedway. Curtis had to hold off Brian Maxey for the entire distance for the hard fought win. Rounding out the top five were Wesley Givens, Marty Coltrain and Brandon Sandridge.

In the speedway’s first ever Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Zac Linkous of Collinsville, VA and Pack 166 won the overall championship as well as the Scout division. Sierra Hollingsworth of Bealeton, VA won the Fans division and Hunter Shelton won the competitors division.

The speedway will take the weekend of August 25th off and return to racing Saturday September 1st to host Safety-Kleen, Collision One, Pepsi, WIGO Championship Night and week fifteen of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The final weekly race night of the season will have be a special twin race night. It will be the final point paying events of the season and champions will be crowned in all four divisions.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, September 1st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway for the latest news and results.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Re-scheduled Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and Scout Night this Saturday August 18th at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 15th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again. That is exactly what officials at Bill Sawyer’ Virginia Motor Speedway will try to do for the third time as the Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood
Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard will take place this Saturday August 18th after Mother Nature rained on the previous two attempts to get in Truckin Thunder Scout Night into the books.

The pinewood derby will run as part of Scout Night at the Races. Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm. After the Dirtwood Nationals all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts) if wearing their uniform will get free admission to enjoy a night of full sized dirt car racing. During the evenings festivities the Speedway will also help in raising money and awareness for the charity ChildHelp®.

There will be three divisions for the Dirtwood Nationals, Scouts, fans and Virginia Motor Speedway competitors. A champion will be crown in each division and then there will be a run-off to see who will be the overall Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Champion. Standard Scouting pinewood derby rules will govern the races. For anyone wanting to participate but not having a pinewood derby car, a limited quantity will be available for rent for a $10 donation to ChildHelp.

After the pinewood derby everyone is invited to stay for a night filled with exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. All Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will be admitted free in the grandstands.

See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in a special twin race format.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 18th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will get free grandstand admission. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

About Childhelp®:

Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp’s programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as “models that work.” Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Rain and Forecast for more of the same cancels racing at Virginia Motor Speedway for Saturday August 11th

August 12th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Officials of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway waited it out as they could before canceling the nights events for Saturday August 11th as rain and the forecast for more of the same resulted in the fifth cancellation of the season.

With only two more weeks of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Championship racing left the next two events will be important in crowning this year’s champions.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday August 18th for the rescheduled Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard and week fourteen of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The night’s activities will include the 1st Annual Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard that will precede the action at the big track.

There will be three divisions of competition for the pinewood derby – Scouts, Fans and VMS competitors. Gates will open at 3pm for registration and the 1st Annual Dirtwood Nationals will start at 4pm. After the pinewood derby everyone is invited to stay for a night filled with exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing and fireworks. All Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will be admitted free in the grandstands.

See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in a special twin race format. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 18th will open at 4pm with spectator
gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will get free grandstand admission. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

VA Army National Guard Night to Feature Twin Race Format This Saturday at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 8th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday August 11th to host Virginia Army National Guard Night and week thirteen of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The speedway will once again feature all the divisions in a special “Twin” race format. Only three weekends of point racing are left on the schedule so
Saturday’s program will be pivotal in the race to the championships.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 11th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

DIRTWOOD NATIONALS PINEWOOD DERBY – Mark you calendars for Saturday August 18th as the speedway will host the re-scheduled Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard.

The pinewood derby will run as part of Scout Night at the Races. Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm. After the Dirtwood Nationals all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts) if wearing their uniform will get free admission to enjoy a night of full sized dirt car racing. During the evenings festivities the Speedway will also help in raising money and awareness for the charity ChildHelp®.

There will be three divisions for the Dirtwood Nationals, Scouts, fans and Virginia Motor Speedway competitors. A champion will be crown in each division and then there will be a run-off to see who will be the overall Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Champion. Standard Scouting pinewood derby rules will govern the races. For anyone wanting to participate but not having a pinewood derby car, a limited quantity will be available for rent for a $10 donation to ChildHelp.

For more information on the Dirtwood Nationals and Scout Night call the track at (804) 758-1867.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Shelton and Adams Score wins in Victory Lap Late Model Action at Virginia Motor Speedway

August 6th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – After four rain outs in a row Mother Nature tried to dampen the night’s activities at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway with a brief shower during qualifying. After a 30 minute delay officials worked the track back into racing condition and continued activities for Chandler Chevrolet night. The action on the track turned out to be as hot as the temperatures outside.

In the first 20 lap twin for the Victory Lap Late Models saw Troy Williams and John Staton leading the field to green with Williams leading the first circuit. On the next lap Williams would slip in turn 2 allowing Tim Shelton to take over the top spot. For the next seventeen laps it looked as if Shelton would cruise to the win but a caution on lap 18 closed the field on his bumper for a green, white checker finish. On the restart Shelton had Troy Williams glued to his bumper. Williams would get inside Shelton coming to the checkers with Shelton nipping him at the line by inches for the win.
Rounding out the top five were Scott Adams, Billy Tucker and John Staton.

“We got a little loose at the end and (Troy) Williams almost got us at the line. It feels great to be back in victory lane,” commented Shelton in victory lane.

In the second 20 lap feature for the Victory Lap Late Models Billy Tucker and Scott Adams led the field to green with Adams taking control out of turn 2. Adams would dominate with the battle behind him for second between Billy Tucker, Tim Shelton, Troy Williams and John Staton. Adams would lead flag to flag to pick up the victory.

“We made some changes to the car during the break that really made the car come around for us, I can’t thank my crew enough for the job they didi,” commented Adams in victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Billy Tucker, John Staton, Troy Williams and Tim Shelton.

Other winners included Taylor Dogget taking both Truckin Thunder Sportsman features. Brandon Galloway and Mike Reynolds got wins in Budweiser Modified action; Stephen Childress and Brian Maxey in Collision One Limited Stock Car action.

Budweiser Modifieds

In the first 15 lap feature for the Budweiser Modifieds Brandon Galloway and Joey Polevoy led the field to green with Galloway leading the first circuit. Galloway was on a roll and pulled away from the battle for second between Polevoy and Mike Reynolds. The races only caution came on lap 7 and tightened the field on Galloway’s bumper for the restart. On the restart Galloway once again pulled away from Polevoy and the rest of the field. The fastest car in the track may have been Dan Arnold who worked his way from twentieth to sixth with 5 laps to go. No one would catch Galloway as he went
onto score the win. Joey Polevoy, Mike Reynolds, Jimmy Duncan and Brian Dobie rounding out the top five.

In the second 15 lap feature Dan Arnold and Brian Dobie led the field to green after inverting the top 6 prior to the green flag. Arnold would take the lead out of turn 2 with Jimmy Duncan following to second. On lap 2 caution would fly as Mike Reynolds came to stop with a flat tire on turn 4. On the restart the battle for the top spot would heat up between Arnold and Duncan. On lap 4 Duncan got inside Arnold coming out of turn 4 with Arnold holding onto the lead by inches. Duncan looked to have momentum until caution came out again for a wreck in turn 4. On the lap 5 restart Duncan looked inside of Arnold for the lead but would spin in turn 2 collecting six cars in the process. Over the next ten laps Arnold and Brian Dobie put on a show for the fans with Arnold holding off Dobie until the white flag lap when Dobie got under Arnold heading into turn 1 taking the spot. Arnold would try a cross over move with the two making contact coming out of turn 2. Arnold would try to battle back but Dobie would go on to take the victory. After poste race inspection Brian Dobie was disqualified for refusing a claim giving the win to Mike Reynolds.

Truckin Thunder Sportsman

In the first 15 lap feature for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Davey Pullen and Junior Carter led the field to green with Carter taking the advantage out of turn 4 to lead the opening lap. Carter hold off several challenges in the first 9 laps of the event. On lap 10 Taylor Doggett used a three wide pass on the outside of Carter and Todd Traylor to take the lead and the win. Rounding out the top five were Junior Carter, J.R. Guy, Stephen Childress and James Snead.

In the second 15 lap feature it took sixth starting Taylor Doggett 10 laps to work his way to the lead with another outside pass out of turn 2. He would go on to capture his second win of the night. Rounding out the top five were Hunter Shelton, Junior Carter, Brett Adkins and J.R. Guy.

Collision One Limited Stock Cars

In the First 12 lap feature for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Stephen Childress took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back taking the win over Brain Maxey, Wesley Givens, Bob Terry and Marty Coltrain.

In the second 12 lap feature Bob Terry and Wesley Givens battled for the lead for the first 5 laps before getting together in turn 1 and giving the elad to Stephen Childress. On a lap 9 restart Childress’s car began to have
motor issues giving the lead to Brian maxey who went on to score the victory. Brandon Sandridge, Bobby Curtis, Daniel Loth and David Bowler rounded out the top five.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday August 11th to host Virginia Army National Guard Night and week thirteen of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The speedway will once again feature all the divisions in a special “Twin” race format.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 11th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just ashort drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Chandler Chevrolet Night and Special Twin Features on tap Saturday August 4th at Virginia Motor Speedway

July 31st, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing Saturday August 4th for Chandler Chevrolet Night and week twelve of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

The speedway will host a special twin race format that will see each division get two chances at a VMS victory. Each division will run a specified number of laps at which time the caution and checkers will be displayed. The field will then be reset with an inversion for the restart of the second half of the event.

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 4th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com .

Mother Nature Takes Fourth Race in a Row at Virginia Motor Speedway

July 21st, 2012

Jamaica, VA – It seems when it rains it pours as Mother Nature once again brought rains on a Saturday afternoon forcing officials of Bill Sawyer’s to cancel racing activities for Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard on Saturday, July 21st. The cancellation was the fifth of the season and fourth in a row.

“This is very frustrating, we just seem to be in an unfavorable weather pattern that has given us rain the last four weeks in a row,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard has been rescheduled for Saturday August 18th. The night’s activities will include the 1st Annual Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard that will precede the action at the big track. There will be three divisions of competition for the pinewood derby – Scouts, Fans and VMS competitors. Gates will open at 3pm for registration and the 1st Annual Dirtwood Nationals will start at 4pm.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday August 4th for Chandler Chevrolet Night and twelve of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 4th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35
Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at http://www.vamotorspeedway.com

Re-scheduled Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and Scout Night this Saturday July 21st at Virginia Motor Speedway

July 18th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – The Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard will take place this Saturday July 21st after storms knocked out power to the facility on Saturday June 30th causing officials at Virginia Motor Speedway to reschedule the event.

The pinewood derby will run as part of Scout Night at the Races. Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm. After the Dirtwood Nationals all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts) if wearing their uniform will get free admission to enjoy a night of full sized dirt car racing. During the evenings festivities the Speedway will also help in raising money and awareness for the charity ChildHelp®.

There will be three divisions for the Dirtwood Nationals, Scouts, fans and Virginia Motor Speedway competitors. A champion will be crown in each division and then there will be a run-off to see who will be the overall Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Champion. Standard Scouting pinewood derby rules will govern the races. For anyone wanting to participate but not having a pinewood derby car, a limited quantity will be available for rent for a $10 donation to ChildHelp.

After the pinewood derby everyone is invited to stay for a night filled with exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing and fireworks. All Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will be admitted free in the grandstands.

See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 21st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35
Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will get free grandstand admission. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

About Childhelp®:

Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives
calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse
Prevention

Mother Nature Scores Again at Virginia Motor Speedway Cancelling Racing for Saturday July 14th

July 15th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Mother Nature wins again! Impending storms and electrical issues have forced officials of Bill Sawyer’s to cancel racing activities for the third week in a row.

“This is extremely upsetting but with the impending storms and the electrical issues at the speedway we felt it was necessary to cancel tonight’s racing program,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday July 21st for the rescheduled Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard and week eight of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The night’s activities will include the 1st Annual Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard that will precede the action at the big track. There will be three divisions of competition for the pinewood derby – Scouts, Fans and VMS competitors. Gates will open at 3pm for registration and the 1st Annual Dirtwood Nationals will
start at 4pm.

After the pinewood derby everyone is invited to stay for a night filled with exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing and fireworks. All Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will be admitted free in the grandstands.

See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 21st will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35
Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will get free grandstand admission. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com .

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Action this Saturday July 14th with Four Divisions of Action

July 10th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday July 14th for Virginia Army national Guard Night and week nine of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 14th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35
Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will get free grandstand admission. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com .

Storms Cause Power Outage for Second Week in a Row at Virginia Motor Speedway Cancelling Racing for Saturday June 30th

July 2nd, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Mother Nature showed her strength again with a major storm coming through the area and causing a county wide power outage forcing officials of Bill Sawyer’s to cancel racing activities for Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard on Saturday, June 30th.

Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard has been rescheduled for Saturday July 21st. The night’s activities will include the 1st Annual Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard that will precede the action at the big track. There will be three divisions of competition for the pinewood derby – Scouts, Fans and VMS competitors. Gates will open at 3pm for registration and the 1st Annual Dirtwood Nationals will start at 4pm.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday July 14th for Virginia Army national Guard Night and week nine of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, July 14th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will get free grandstand admission. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com .

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and Scout Night this Saturday June 30th at Virginia Motor Speedway

June 29th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – If you have ever been involved in a pinewood derby you know how exciting it is not only for the kids but for the adults. This Saturday June 30th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will bring that excitement and fun to the speedway as it hosts the inaugural Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard.

“We are extremely excited to host this event and to help raise money and awareness for ChildHelp. We have to thank Tom and Judy Brooks of Truckin Thunder for bringing us this idea, they have been a tremendous sponsor and are a tremendous custodian of the community,” commented General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The event will run as part of Scout Night at the Races. Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm. After the Dirtwood Nationals all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts) if wearing their uniform will get free admission to enjoy a night of full sized dirt car racing. During the evenings festivities the Speedway will also help in raising money and awareness for the charity ChildHelp®.

“I can’t wait for the first Dirtwood Nationals event on June 30th. Pairing a pinewood derby event with a full scale racing night at Virginia Motor Speedway seems a natural. Participants from the local Scouting Community and Virginia Motor Speedway’s racing family will make for a fun-filled evening that also will raise money for one of my favorite charities, ChildHelp®. I feel fortunate to have one of the Child Help Villages here in Virginia. Helping them with their work of rehabilitating and caring for severely abused and neglected children is very important to me,” commented
Truckin Thunder owner Tom Brooks.

There will be three divisions for the Dirtwood Nationals, Scouts, fans and Virginia Motor Speedway competitors. A champion will be crown in each division and then there will be a run-off to see who will be the overall Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Champion. Standard Scouting pinewood derby rules will govern the races. For anyone wanting to participate but not having a pinewood derby car, a limited quantity will be available for rent for a $10 donation to ChildHelp.

For more information on the Dirtwood Nationals and Scout Night call the track at (804) 758-1867.

About Childhelp®:
Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp’s programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as “models that work.” Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Storms Cause Power Outage at Virginia Motor Speedway Canceling Racing for Saturday June 23rd

June 24th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Major storms that produced heavy lightning caused a power outage at the speedway forcing officials of Bill Sawyer’s to cancel racing activities for Saturday, June 23rd.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday June 30th for Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard and week eight of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The night’s activities will include the 1st Annual Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard that will precede the action at the big track. There will be three divisions of competition for the pinewood derby – Scouts, Fans and VMS competitors. Gates will open at 3pm for registration and the 1st Annual Dirtwood Nationals will start at 4pm.

After the pinewood derby everyone is invited to stay for a night filled with exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing and fireworks. All Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will be admitted free in the grandstands.

See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, June 30th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Scouts and Scout Masters in uniform will get free grandstand admission. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com .

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host VA Army National Guard Dirt Series Night this Saturday June 23rd

June 19th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing Saturday June 23rd to host VA Army National Guard Dirt Series Night and week seven of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, June 23rd will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Billy Tucker Gets Career First Win at Virginia Motor Speedway; Adkins Goes Two for Two and Duncan Repeats

June 11th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – In one of the most exciting races of the year Billy Tucker of King George, VA muscled his way inside Scott Adams of Chester, VA on lap 33 to take over the top spot and go on to score his career first victory in the Victory Lap Late Model division at Virginia Motor Speedway.

“I’ve been the brides maid so many times here it feels really good to finally get into victory lane,” commented Tucker. After his interview Tucker got on one knee in victory lane and asked his girlfriend Laurie Cantor to marry him. She said yes.

In other action Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA doubled up for the second time this season winning both the Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car features and in the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA made it two in a row with his win.

Derick Quade and Will Pritchard led the field to green with Quade taking control out of turn 2. On lap 5 Scott Adams went inside Tucker for second in turn 3, the two touched allowing Tim Shelton to go to the outside and make it three wide for the position. When the dust cleared Shelton was in second with Adams close in third.

While the battle for second heated up Quade had moved out to a full straight lead. Once in second Shelton began to reel in the leader but on lap 15 Shelton would head to the pit area with motor troubles ending his night and bringing out a caution. On the restart Quade looked as if he was going to pull away but on the exit of turn four slide high allowing Adams to pull to his inside. The two raced into turn 1 where they touched sending Quade up the track and giving Adams the lead.

Adams pulled away to a comfortable lead and looked to be unbeatable. With the laps winding down Tucker began closing on the leader and finally got what he needed, a caution with two laps to go. On the restart Tucker dove under Adams and muscled his way to the lead as the two exited turn 2. Tucker would never look back and would go on to record his career first victory in the division. Rounding out the top five were John Staton, Ben Bowie, Scott Adams and Anthony Kincaid. Brandon Atkinson was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race.

Truckin Thunder Sportsman

Davey Pullen and Brett Adkins led the field to green with Adkins taking the lead out of turn 2. Once out front Adkins pulled away from the field while Junior Carter, Todd Traylor and Taylor Doggett battled for second. Several cautions closed the field on Adkins bumper but on each restart Adkins would pull away while the battle for second heated up.

With the laps winding down and Adkins comfortably in the lead Traylor and Doggett battled for second. With the action behind him Adkins went on to score his second win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Todd Traylor, Taylor Doggett, Davey Pullen and Junior Carter. Adkins was also the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race.

Budweiser Modifieds

Curtis Barricks and Chris Arnold brought the field to green with Arnold taking over the top spot to lead the first lap. Jimmy Duncan would get to the front quickly and would power inside Arnold for the lead out of turn 4 on the next lap.

Once out front Duncan to pull away from the field with Brian Dobie the only car to stay within striking distance. The only thing to slow Duncan were four cautions that closed the field on his bumper with the final one coming on lap 23. On the final restart Duncan was able to get tow car lengths on Dobie and go on to record his second win in a row at Virginia Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top five were Brian Dobie, Page Harrison, Dan Arnold and Brandon Galloway. Mike Reynolds was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race with his eighth place finish.

Collision One Limited Stock Cars

The Collision One Limited Stock division once again delivered a tremendous race for the great crowd on hand. Bob Terry and Stephen Childress led the field to green with Terry leading the first circuit. On the next lap Childress got under Terry out of turn 4 to take over the lead. Childress would pace the field with Brett Adkins in hot pursuit. On lap 10 Adkins slide under Childress in turn 1 making enough contact to send Childress up the track and take over the lead. That was all Adkins needed as he cruised to his second win of the night. Rounding out the top five were Wesley Givens, Brandon Sandridge, Bob Terry and Bobby Curtis. Curtis was the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race. NOTE: Results of Limited Stock feature are unofficial until a protest in finalized.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will take with week off at the round track to host the first of two big Mud Bog events for the 2012 season. Saturday June 16th The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosts Mud Mayhem 2 presented by Rappahannock Tractor and the Virginia Army National Guard. Additional sponsorship provided by Davis Off Road, Monster Energy Drinks, ORI of Richmond, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.

There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.

The event will also include Walking Tall in a car crushing monster truck freestyle show.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Stock, Modified, Pro Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at The Pit website www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for Mud Mayhem 2 is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway to host Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby and Scout Night Saturday June 30th

June 11th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – If you have ever been involved in a pinewood derby you know how exciting it is not only for the kids but for the adults. On Saturday June 30th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will bring that excitement and fun to the speedway as it hosts the inaugural Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard.

“We are extremely excited to host this event and to help raise money and awareness for ChildHelp. We have to thank Tom and Judy Brooks of Truckin Thunder for bringing us this idea, they have been a tremendous sponsor and are a tremendous custodian of the community,” commented General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The event will run as part of Scout Night at the Races and the Speedway’s 4th of July celebration. Gates will open at 3pm for registration with the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 4pm. After the Dirtwood Nationals all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts) if wearing their uniform will get free admission to enjoy a night of full sized dirt
car racing and a huge 4th of July fireworks display that is sure to please the whole family. During the evenings festivities the Speedway will also help in raising money and awareness for the charity ChildHelp®.

“I can’t wait for the first Dirtwood Nationals event on June 30th. Pairing a pinewood derby event with a full scale racing night at Virginia MotorSpeedway seems a natural. Participants from the local Scouting Community and Virginia Motor Speedway’s racing family will make for a fun-filled evening that also will raise money for one of my favorite charities, ChildHelp®. I feel fortunate to have one of the Child Help Villages here in Virginia. Helping them with their work of rehabilitating and caring for severely abused and neglected children is very important to me,” commented
Truckin Thunder owner Tom Brooks.

There will be three divisions for the Dirtwood Nationals, Scouts, fans and Virginia Motor Speedway competitors. A champion will be crown in each division and then there will be a run-off to see who will be the overall Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Champion. Standard Scouting pinewood derby rules will govern the races. For anyone wanting to participate but not having a pinewood derby car, a limited quantity will be available for rent for a $10 donation to ChildHelp.

For more information on the Dirtwood Nationals and Scout Night call the track at (804) 758-1867.

About Childhelp®:

Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp’s programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as “models that work.” Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Gloucester Community Night this Saturday June 9th

June 6th, 2012

Jamaica, VA — The speedway will return to racing this Saturday June 9th to host WXGM Gloucester County Community Night presented by Farm Bureau Insurance of Gloucester and week six of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

June 9th the speedway will host its second community night where residents of that community get free admission into that week’s event. June 9th will be Gloucester County Community Night. All residents from Gloucester County and Gloucester will get free admission when showing their I.D.

Competitor gates for Saturday, June 9th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Shelton Scores Second Victory of Season in Victory Lap Late Models at Virginia Motor Speedway; Doggett, Duncan and Adkins first time winners

June 4th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – It was a bitter sweet win for the current Victory Lap Late Model point leader Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA as he took over the lead on lap 32 of the 35 lap affair when then leader Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA pulled to the pits with mechanical issues after dominating the first 32 laps of the event. Shelton chased Lipscombe for most of the night closing in when the two got into traffic, but it looked as if Lipscombe would motor to his first win of the season until engine woes would send him to the pit area handing the lead and win to Shelton.

“My heart goes out to Davis (Lipscombe) we are friends and I really wanted to see him get a win, I had mixed emotions when I saw him pull over to go to the pits. I want to win but if there is anyone that deserves a win it is Davis,” commented Shelton in victory lane.

Jared Powell and Davis Lipscombe led the field to green with it quickly going three wide into turn 1 as Tim Shelton tried to jump to the lead from his third place starting position. Lipscombe would take the top spot and rocket to a comfortable lead.

On lap 16 the battle was for the fifth spot at Joe Ender looked inside Troy Williams for the spot. On lap 21 Lipscombe almost got into a lpaaed car narrowly missing him in turn 4. That allowed Shelton to close the gap, but that was as close as Shelton would get until lap 32 when Lipscombe’s car would experience mechanical issues forcing him to the pit area and handing the lead over to Shelton. Shelton would take control and go on to score his second victory of 2012 and extend his point lead. Rounding out the top five were Billy Tucker, Scott Adams, John Staton and Troy Williams. Joe Ender was the Pits Lumber rookie of the Race with his sixth place finish.

In other action Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA picked up his first ever win in the Budweiser Modifieds; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature Taylor Doggett led flag to flag but had to hold off a hard charging Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA for his first win of 2012; and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA took the lead on lap 9 and never looked back to get his the victory. In qualifying Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA set a new track record in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division as did Bob Terry of Fredericksburg, VA in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division.

Budweiser Modifieds

James Sparks and Brandon Galloway led the field to green with Galloway securing the top spot and leading the first circuit. His lead was short lived as Jimmy Duncan would move to his inside out of turn 4 to take the lead at the line. Several cautions would close the field on Duncan’s bumper but each time someone tried to take the lead Duncan was up to the challenge.

Defending champion Dan Arnold put on a show for the fans coming from the rear of the field twice. Each time Arnold would work his way to the front. The final time Arnold took over the second spot in a heated battle with Mike Reynolds that went door to door before Arnold secured the spot on lap 21. Arnold tried to close in on Duncan for the lead but ran out of laps as Duncan went on to score his first victory at Virginia Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top five were Dan Arnold, Mike Reynolds, Aaron Harris and Kelly Samuels. Mike Reynolds was the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race with
his third place finish.

Truckin Thunder Sportsman

J.R. Guy and Taylor Doggett led the field to green with Doggett leading the first lap. Behind him the action for second was intense. On lap 3 a caution came out when Stephen Childress and Davey Pullen got together on the backstretch battling for fourth. It took several tries to get the race back under green but when it did the battle for the lead heated up.

On lap 5 Brett Adkins got inside Guy for second and set out to catch the leader. By lap 22 Adkins had caught Doggett and began challenging for the lead. On several occasions Adkins tried to get inside Doggett for the lead, each time Doggett would close the door. With two to go Adkins made one last ditch effort to get the nose of his car inside Doggett but couldn’t make the pass and Doggett would go on to get the victory and be the fourth different winner in as many races. Rounding out the top five were Adkins, Junior Carter, Todd Traylor and J.R. Guy. Brett Adkins was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race with his runner-up finish.

Collision One Limited Stock Cars

Two former division champions went at each other for the win and in the end it was Brett Adkins ending up in victory lane. Brian Maxey and Adkins led the field to green with Maxey taking over the top spot out of turn 2.

On lap 3 Adkins worked himself inside Maxey to try and take the top spot but Maxey was up to the challenge, that is until lap 8 when Adkins worked inside Maxey in turn 3 and nipped him at the line to take the lead. Once out front Adkins began to pull away as Maxey, Stephen Childress and Bob Terry wrestled over the runner-up spot. On lap 17 Childress briefly took over second with an inside pass in turn 1 only to have Maxey do a cross over move to retake the spot.

Adkins would cruise the rest of the way for his first Collision One Limited Stock win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Maxey, Childress, Terry and Brandon Sandridge. Adkins win made it three different winners in three events. Bobby Curtis picked up the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race with his eighth place finish.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday June 9th to host WXGM Gloucester County Community Night presented by Farm Bureau Insurance of Gloucester and week six of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

June 9th the speedway will host its second community night where residents of that community get free admission into that week’s event. June 9th will be Gloucester County Community Night. All residents from Gloucester County and Gloucester will get free admission when showing their I.D.

Competitor gates for Saturday, June 9th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. to bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

$10,000 to Win Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship This Saturday at Virginia Motor Speedway

May 18th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Anticipation is running high for the return of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series this Saturday May 19th to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for the $10,000 to win Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship presented by FK Rod Ends. Last season’s visit by the regional touring series was one of 2011’s top dirt late model events on the East Coast.

ULTIMATE teams have been buzzing about their return to Virginia Motor Speedway since last year’s event. Defending race winner Steve Shaver will be looking to repeat when this Saturday rolls around and looking to stop him will be a host of top late model talent to include defending ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Champion Chris Ferguson, current ULTIMATE point leader Casey Roberts, Chris Madden, Dennis Franklin and the rest of the ULTIMATE faithful. Also expect regional stand-outs Ricky Elliott, Jamie Lathroum, Jason Covert, Jeremy Miller, UFO Late Model Series Champion Devin Friese and
current World of Outlaws Late Model Champion Rick Eckert.

The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event.

Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops once again to draw every Late Model in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field with any driver not making the A Main receiving $200. Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect the pits to be overflowing with Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this special event.

Fans will also see the track’s Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Budweiser Modified divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

There will be three drawings for the fans to become very interactive with this event. One fan will get the chance to ride in the Pace Truck during the traditional “Four Wide” salute to the fans while one lucky fan will get to the chance to be Grand Marshall and wave the green flag at the start of the race. There will also be one lucky fan that will win a VP Racing Fuel checked flag autographed by all the drivers in attendance courtesy of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 19th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 19th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); and Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying, heats, B Main(s) and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult tickets are just $18; seniors (60+) $15; military $12; students 13 – 17 years old $8; children 7 – 12 years old $4; and children 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Shelton Scores Dominating Win at Virginia Motor Speedway; Childress and Dobie Also Get Wins

May 14th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA showed that everyone on Mom’s Night Out at the Races at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway that he is going to be a contender for the title this season. Starting on the pole Shelton led all 35 laps in route to his first victory of 2012.

“What a car, we made a lot of changes over the winter and it looks like they are paying off, I want to dedicate this race to John Shelton, who passed away this past week,” commented Shelton in victory lane.

Troy Williams and Shelton led the field to green with Shelton taking control out of turn 2. On lap 4 John Staton, Brandon Long, Scott Adams and Davis Lipscombe had a great battle for third going on while the top two pulled away.

On lap 4 Adams would spin bring out the races second caution and closing the field back on Shelton. On the restart Williams tries to get to his inside but was denied. After moving into second Staton began pressuring Shelton for
the lead but each time Shelton would hold on to the top spot.

Two more cautions would close the field on Shelton’s bumper but that was as close as anyone would get as Shelton would get his first victory of the season in dominating fashion. Rounding out the top five were Billy Tucker, Joe Ender, Scott Adams and Ed Pope. Ender would be the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race with this third place finish.

In other action Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA used a bold move in lapped traffic to take the lead in the Truckin Sportsman 25 lap feature to get the win. In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Brian Dobie of Fredericksburg, VA made it two for two with another strong performance and in the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap feature Stephen Childress of St. Stephens church, VA made it two for two for the night with another victory.

Budweiser Modifieds

Aaron Harris and Chris Arnold led the Budweiser Modified field to green with Arnold leading the first circuit. It didn’t take long for Brian Dobie to get to the front, getting inside Arnold in turn 3 on lap 4 to take the lead at the stripe followed by Jimmy Duncan following to second.

Duncan made several attempts to get inside Dobie but each time Dobie shut the door to hold on to the lead. As the laps wound down Dobie’s car got stronger going on to take his second feature in as many races. Rounding out the top five were Jimmy Duncan, Chris Arnold, Page Harrison and Brandon Galloway. Donnie Smith was the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race with his seventh place finish.

Truckin Thunder Sportsman

Brett Adkins and Davey Pullen led the Truckin Thunder field to green with Adkins leadin the first lap over Pullen, Junior Carter, Todd Traylor and Tony Wood. On lap 3 Carter would get inside Pullen for second out of turn 4.

On lap 6 the races second caution would come out for a spin in turn 2. On the restart Carter tried to get under Adkins for the lead but could not make the pass. By lap 10 the top five were in traffic with Adkins holding on to the lead. On lap 11 another caution closed the field on Adkins bumper. On the restart Adkins held off Carter as Taylor Dogget went from fifth to second with a bold pass on the high side of turn 2.

Caution would come out twice on lap 17 the second coming for Doggett as his car would nit come up to speed and would get rearended by Tony Wood. On the restart Todd Traylor would get inside Adkins in turn 1 to take over the top spot. On lap 22 the leaders came up on lapped traffic and Traylor would get slowed allowing Stephen Childress to take the lead at the line. Childress would have to hold off Carter in a green, white checker finish to pick up his first win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Junior Carter, J.R. Guy, Hunter Shelton and Michael Hayes. Hunter Shelton was the Pitts
Lumber Rookie of the Race with his fourth place finish.

Collision On Limited Stock Car Thomas Rose and David Bowler led the Colliosion One Limited Stock Car field to green with Bowler getting the advantage out of turn two to take the lead followed by Brett Adkins. Adkins would assume the lead on lap 4 with a pass to the inside of turn 4. Stephen Childress would follow to second and begin to pressure Adkins for the top spot. On lap 5 Adkins would spin in turn 4 while leading handing the lead to Childress.

On the restart Childress began to get pressure from Brandon Sandridge for the top spot and on lap 7 Sandridge would slip by Childress coming out of turn 4 for the lead. On the lap 9 restart Childress would get back by Sandridge for the lead and motor to his second win of the night. Rounding out the top five were Thomas Rose, Wesley Givens, Brandon Sandridge and Brett Adkins. Curtis Daughtery was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the race with his twelfth place finish.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday May 19th to host the return visit of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series for the $10,000 to win Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship.

ULTIMATE teams have been buzzing about their return to Virginia Motor Speedway since last year’s event. Defending race winner Steve Shaver will be looking to repeat when May 19th rolls around and looking to stop him will be defending ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Champion Chris Ferguson, current ULTIMATE point leader Chris Madden, Casey Roberts, Dennis Franklin and the rest of the ULTIMATE faithful. Also expect regional stand-outs Ricky Elliott, Jamie Lathroum, Jason Covert,

The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event.

Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops once again to draw every Late Model in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field with any driver not making the A Main receiving $200. Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect the pits to be overflowing with Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this special event.

Fans will also see the track’s Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Budweiser Modified divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 19th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 19th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); and Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying, heats, B Main(s) and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult tickets are just $18; seniors (60+) $15; military $12; students 13 – 17 years old $8; children 7 – 12 years old $4; and children 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Free tickets and more at stake in Virginia Motor Speedway’s Weekly Pick the Winners Facebook Contest

May 9th, 2012

Jamaica, VA — There’s a new reason to click the “like” button on Virginia Motor Speedway’s Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway. It’s a chance to win free tickets by correctly guessing the feature winners each week.
To earn your chance at free tickets, first you need to “like” the Virginia Motor Speedway Facebook page. You then must make your guesses as to the feature winners in each of the four classes in the appropriate post which will go up every Tuesday.

You need to select who you believe will win the feature in the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions. The person with the most correct winners will win a free adult admission ticket to the next regular race program. In the event of ties for correct guesses on winners we will then do a random drawing for the FREE ticket. Persons guessing all four feature winners correctly will automatically win a ticket. The deadline to file your guesses on Facebook will be 3 p.m. the day of the race.

Winners will be posted on the Facebook page and on the track website. Your winning ticket can be picked up at the next regular race event at the will call ticket window. The first winning ticket(s) will be given away on May 26, based upon
finishes of the May 12th Mom’s Night Out at the Races. The speedway will also give away five (5) pair of tickets to the May 19th Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship if we reach 5000 total “Likes” by May 10th.

If we can reach 10,000 “Likes” Virginia Motor Speedway will broadcast the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned $20,000 to win USA 100 over the internet, for free.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at http://www.vamotorspeedway.com/.

Mother Nature wins out at Virginia Motor Speedway

May 7th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Wet weather and storms has forced officials of Bill Sawyer’s to cancel racing activities for Saturday, May 5th.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday May 12th for Mom’s Night at the Races and week three of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Mother’s, they have the toughest job on earth, shouldn’t they be treated with a special night? We think so! So on Saturday May 12th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host a special Mom’s Night Out with all moms and grandmas getting in free. Treat mom to a night of great racing and while you’re at it take the money you saved on a ticket and buy mom dinner. You know we do serve up an awesome bologna burger.

The speedway will also carry over the Tappahannock / Essex County Community night to Saturday May 12th. All Tappahannock / Essex County residents will get FREE admission with proper I.D. Competitor gates for Saturday, May 12th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps)
and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

XSAN and Virginia Motor Speedway Team Up to Offer a Free Broadcast of the USA 199 Determined by Facebook Fan Count

May 6th, 2012

Silver Bay, MN – The X.CELERATED SPORTS ACTION NETWORK (XSAN) has reached an agreement with Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia, to broadcast the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series “USA 100” event LIVE and FREE in high-quality web streaming on the weekend of September 14 & 15, 2012, with a unique twist. In order for the broadcast to remain FREE organizers are leaving it to the fans to speak up and like the respective pages of Virginia Motor Speedway and XSAN, to the tune of 10,000 strong, per page.

“We are going out on a limb to make this show free to the fans,” added Dave Seay, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations for Virginia Motor Speedway. “If we can get the fans to like the Virginia Motor Speedway and XSAN pages to the tune of 10,000 each, we will keep the show FREE. If not, we will go to a Pay-Per-View format.”

“It is a potential win-win-win for all of us,” added XSAN Executive Producer Barry Braun. “The fans are hungry for more broadcasts and we intend to grow our respective brands on social media. This promotion allows us to reach more fans and continue the conversation. At the end of the day, our connection with our fans, our viewers, helps shape the continued growth, quality, and popularity of our production.”

The XSAN broadcast of the 33rd annual USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway will include the same unprecedented high quality, HD filmed, multi-camera broadcast with live timing and scoring, instant replay, dazzling segments, interviews, and unique production that has made XSAN the industry leader in motorsports webcasting.

If you want to see this broadcast for FREE it is a simple as clicking the “Like” button on: www.facebook.com/xsantv and www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway. The drive for 10K starts now!

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Action This Saturday May 5th

May 2nd, 2012

Jamaica, VA – After taking the weekend of April 28th off due to the NASCAR events at Richmond International Raceway, Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday May 5th with week two of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions as they continue their quests for the 2012 championships.

On Saturday May 5th the speedway will host Tappahannock / Essex County Community Night. All residents from Tappahannock / Essex County will get free admission when showing proper I.D. The community night is sponsored by these Essex County businesses: Chandler Chevrolet, James River / Rappahannock Tractor, Collision One and Bella Pizza Italian Restaurant.

Competitor gates for Saturday, May 5th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Adams dominates in Victory Lap Late Models at Virginia Motor Speedway; Dobie, Adkins and Sandridge also get wins.

April 23rd, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Two-time and defending Victory Lap Late Model Champion Scott Adams of Chester, VA made several changes over the off-season the biggest one was joining forces with Sommey lacey and his #45 team. It seems the marriage has paid off as Adams led flag to flag to pick up the opening night win at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on Safety-Kleen / WRAR/ WNNT Night.

On the drop of the green flag Adams rocketed around the outside of Billy Tucker of King George, VA to lead the first lap. The only time anyone got close to Adams was on lap 5 when the races only caution came out for a spin by tony Buckler in turn 4.

On the restart Adams once again sped away from the field while Tucker, Tim Shelton and Davis Lipscombe battle for second. No one had anything for Adams as he went on to score the opening night win.

“We knew when we made this change we were going to be fast and tonight we were, I can’t thank Sommey Lacey enough for the opportunity,” commented Adams in victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Billy Tucker, Tim Shelton and Andy Gregg. Joe Ender was the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race with a sixth place finish.

In other action rookie Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA won the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature; Brian Dobie of Partlow, VA took the lead on lap 12 on way to the Budwesier Modified win and in the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap feature Brandon Sandridge of Mechanicsville, VA took the win in a wild finish.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Davey Pullen and rookie Brett Adkins led the field to green with Pullen leading the first lap. On the next circuit Adkins went to the outside of Pullen in turn 1 to take the lead.

A caution on lap 8 bunched the field back up with Adkins leading Stephen Childress, J.R. Guy, Michael Roop and Taylor Doggett to green. Childress tried to get inside Adkins out of turn 2 making contact on the backstretch sending Childress to pit road with a flat tire.

Adkins would weather one more caution and several challenges by Guy to take home the win in his first race in the division. Rounding out the top five were J.R. Guy, Taylor Doggett, Davey Pullen and Michael Hayes. Brett Adkins was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race with his win.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Brandon Galloway and Chris Arnold led the field to green with Galloway taking the lead out of turn 2. Arnold would take over the lead on lap 8 when Galloway pulled to pit road with a flat right rear tire. Arnold led the next four laps before Brian Dobie swept around his outside in turn 4 to take the lead. Once out front no one had anything for Dobie as he went on to record the victory followed by Page Harrison, Jimmy Duncan, Michael Reynolds and Chris Arnold rounding out the top five. Michael Reynolds was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race with his fourth place finish.

The Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature was the most exciting of the night. Brandon Sandridge and David Bowler led the field to green with the field going four wide down the back stretch and ending up in a caution that saw Stephen Childress, Marty Coltrain and Brett Adkins get together bringing out the caution. On the restart Sandridge got the jump on the field to lead the first lap. On the next circuit Wesley Givens worked inside Sandridge down the backstretch with the two racing door to door to the line where Givens took over the lead.

With two to go Sandridge began pressuring Givens for the lead and on the white flag Sandridge made his move getting inside Givens in Turn 3. The two made contact in turn 4 with Givens spinning down the front stretch and Sandridge picking up the win. Following Sandridge to the checkers were Brett Adkins, James Givens, Stephen Childress and Brian Maxey. Chad Martin was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race with his ninth place finish.

The speedway will take the weekend of April 28th off due to the NASCAR events at Richmond International Raceway and return to racing Saturday May 5th with week two of Virginia Army National Guard Series action. The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

May 5th the speedway will host Tappahannock / Essex County Community Night. All residents from Tappahannock / Essex County will get free admission when showing their I.D.

Competitor gates for Saturday, May 5th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Bloomquist Banks Big Check in Commonwealth 100 Victory

April 16th, 2012

JAMAICA, VA – Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN scored his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the year on Saturday Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Bloomquist took over the lead when Dennis Erb, Jr. of Carpentersville, IL suffered a flat tire just 11 laps from the finish. Bloomquist then went on to lead the rest of the way to earn a $25,000 payday in taking his first-career Commonwealth 100 win. The event was taped by Lucas Oil Studios for airings on SPEED, MAVTV, and NBC Sport Network.

The track was re-worked before the main event kicked-off. Bloomquist started 18th and entered the top five for the first time with 38 laps scored. He then moved to second and trailed John Blankenship of Williamson, WV for several laps until Blankenship blew a tire with 13 laps remaining.

“It feels great to get back to Lucas Oil Victory Lane,” said the Hall of Fame driver. “It has been a rough start to the year, but I knew if we kept digging we were going to get one here sooner rather than later,” said an elated Bloomquist afterwards.

“My hats off to the track crew, they went out and worked the track, I saw a lot of drivers going to a softer compound of tire to run, but we actually kept our hard compound on and it paid off. We got off to a good start in the race and the car worked really well, we passed a ton of cars early on and then got behind John (Blankenship) and followed him for a number of laps until his tire gave out.”

“It’s nice to win at such a great facility, it looked like they had one of their best crowds tonight and we look forward to coming back here in September,” said the 2-time LOLMDS Champion who notched his 43rd career win on the series. Bloomquist also won the USA 100 last September.

The story of the race was Erb. He had the dominant car for almost the entire distance, but with 11 laps to go his right rear tire gave out. Erb and Jared Landers battled hard in the first 18 laps of the race until Erb, who started fifth gained the lead.

Erb led a total of 72 laps, and was unchallenged for most of those circuits as he was primed and ready to score the biggest win of his racing career. It was not to be, as he was coming off of turn two with 89 laps scored, he suddenly slowed forcing a caution flag.

Bloomquist went unchallenged the rest of the way to score the win in his Hawkeye Trucking, Base Racing Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, Sweet Mfg., Lane Automotive, Ohlins, Weld Racing, and Allstar Performance sponsored Bloomquist Race Cars Ford. His car is powered by a Roush-Yates Engine.

Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL came home in second after starting 26th in the Bobby Labonte Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Longhorn Dodge. It was Pearson’s best finish of the season as the 4-time LOLMDS champion tried to stay with Bloomquist in the final laps.

Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN came from 15th to finish third in the Optima Batteries, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, MasterSbilt House Car. Former Commonwealth 100 race winner, Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC roared through the field from 24th to grab fourth in the Baird Transport, Cornett Racing Engines, Bloomquist Race Cars Chevrolet. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA came in fifth with the Clint Bowyer Racing, Georgia Boots, Barry Wright Toyota.

Completing the top ten were defending race winner, Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, who suffered a flat tire on the final lap dropping him to ninth. Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, GA completed the top ten.

Coming up next weekend the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be in action on Friday Night, April 20th at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA and Saturday Night, April 21st at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD. For more information you can visit each track’s respective websites at www.roaringknob.com and www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the series’ office at (951) 532-2503.

Shaver and Owens on Commonwealth 100 Front Row For Saturday Night

April 15th, 2012

JAMAICA, VA – Defending Commonwealth 100 winner Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV and defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN will make up the front row for the Third Annual Commonwealth 100 on Saturday Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway.

Shaver and Owens won their respective first and third heats on Friday Night to earn their starting spots for the $25,000 to win race. Other heat race winners include Rick Eckert of York, PA and Jared Landers of Batesville, AR.

Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA set fast time among the 40 entrants in Red Buck Cigars Time Trials with a lap of 17.058 seconds around the half-mile oval. The top four finishers out of four-15 lap heat races advanced from Friday Night’s action to the Commonwealth 100.

On Saturday, activities will get underway when the pit gates open at 3 pm. There will be a celebrity slot-car race underneath the main grandstand area starting at 3:15pm. Dirt Racing Outreach will hold a service beginning at 3:30PM. General admission gates will open up at 4 pm with a driver’s autograph session slated for 4:30 PM. The drivers’ meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm.

Action on the track will kick off at 6:00pm with the first of two B-mains that will determine the rest of the starting grid for the feature. After that, will be the Third Annual Commonwealth 100 and rounding out the night will be a $3,000 to win Non-Qualifiers race.

The event is being taped by Lucas Oil Production Studios and will be shown on MAV-TV, SPEED, and NBC Sports Network.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit www.lucasdirt.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the series’ office at (951) 532-2503.

$25,000 to win Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway This Weekend; Two day advance ticket prices extended through Friday

April 10th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – After weeks of preparation the gates at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will swing open for the 2012 season this Friday and Saturday April 13-14, 2012 for the much anticipated Commonwealth 100.

This year’s edition will have a new twist as the Lucas Oil Late Model series will now sanction the $25,000 to win event. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

The $25,000 to win dirt late model crown jewel event will once again see the best of the dirt late model world converging on the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. With some of the industries top names headed in attendance this is a must see event for any and all race fans.

To help out the fans the speedway has announced it will extend the discounted two-day advance ticket pricing through the end of business on Friday April 13th.

“With the current gas prices our fans are facing we wanted to help ease the sting by extending our advance ticket prices through Friday,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer

Fans have until April 13 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing — a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Saturday only ticket prices will have adults at $35; senior and military at $32; students 7 – 17 at $15 and children 6 and under free.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com, downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Not only is this event shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the year to attend, but Lucas Oil Studios will also be on hand to tape the event. The Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway on April 13-14th will be the first televised event in 2012 for the LOLMDS. The event will air on both SPEED and NBC Sports Network in 2012. The SPEED Channel will air the event on May 13th at 6PM EST while NBC Sports Network will air the event on June 10 at 6PM EST.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 13, with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 14. A raindate of Sun., April 15, has been established for the event.

Competitor gates for Friday April 13th and Saturday April 14th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday. There will be a BB&T “Meet and Greet” with the Lucas Oil Series drivers from 4:15 – 5:15pm on Saturday April 14th. On track activities will begin both days about 6:00pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway to open 2012 season with “Test and Tune” Open Practice

March 9th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – Competitors at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will get the chance to dial in their rides for the 2012 season on Saturday March 31st as the speedway will hold a “Test & Tune” open practices for all divisions. Gates will open at 9am for competitors with on track action to begin at 11:30am.

Fans are invited to come out and watch open practice to see all the new cars and paint schemes. There will be no charge for grandstand admission for open practice. Anyone wanting to visit the pits will be required to buy a pit pass. Pit passes will be $20 per person. All cars must be inspected before they will be allowed to practice.

Registrations are currently being accepted with all numbers being given out on a first come first served basis. Competitors can obtain a 2012 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

LUCAS OIL LATE MODELS TO OPEN 2012 SEASON: The 2012 season will once again kick off in a huge way on April 13 – 14, 2012 when the Speedway swings open the gates for its 43rd season with the running of the third annual $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100. This year’s edition will have a new twist as the Lucas Oil Late Model series will now sanction the event. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Series Champion Jimmy Owens, two-time Champion Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, 5-time Champion Earl Pearson Jr., Jared Landers along with rookie contenders Austin Hubbard and Jonathan Davenport are just a few of the Lucas regulars that will compete against defending race winner Steve Shaver, Booper Bare, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Fans still have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing – a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com, downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 13, with Lucas Oil Late Model time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 14. A raindate of Sun., April 15, has been established for the event. Schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.com for a chance at special deals and prizes during the 2012 season.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Anticipation Running High For April 13 – 14th Commonwealth 100

February 22nd, 2012

Jamaica, VA – With stellar car counts and exciting racing being the norm at Florida Speedweeks events anticipation is running high for the $25,000 to win Third Annual Commonwealth 100 scheduled for April 13 – 14, 2012 at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA.

“When you look at the car counts and the exciting racing being put on during Florida Speedweeks it only gets you amped and excited to have the best dirt late model drivers in the country headed to Virginia for what we feel is going to be the best Commonwealth 100 yet,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

This year’s edition will have a new twist as the Lucas Oil Late Model series will now sanction the $25,000 to win event. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Series Champion Jimmy Owens, two-time Champion Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, 5-time Champion Earl Pearson Jr., Jared Landers along with rookie contenders Austin Hubbard and Jonathan Davenport are just a few of the Lucas regulars that will compete against defending race winner Steve Shaver, Booper Bare, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Fans have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing – a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com, downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 13, with Lucas Oil Late Model time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 14. A raindate of Sun., April 15, has been established for the event. Schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.com for a chance at special deals and prizes during the 2012 season.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

After Successful Motorsports 2012 Show Focus Now on April 13 – 14th Commonwealth 100

January 26th, 2012

Jamaica, VA – After a very successful Motorsports 2012 show officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway are now focused on the Speedway’s opening weekend of racing, the 3rd Annual Commonwealth 100 to be held April 13 – 14, 2012 at the pristine ½ mile speed plant.

This year’s edition will have a new twist as the Lucas Oil Late Model series will now sanction the $25,000 to win event. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Series Champion Jimmy Owens, two-time Champion Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, 5-time Champion Earl Pearson Jr., Jared Landers along with rookie contenders Austin Hubbard and Jonathan Davenport are just a few of the Lucas regulars that will compete against defending race winner Steve Shaver, Booper Bare, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Fans have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing — a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com, downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 13, with Lucas Oil Late Model time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 14. A raindate of Sun., April 15, has been established for the event. Schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

43rd SEASON: The tentative 2012 schedule has been released and includes 17 weeks of action starting with the opening weekend Commonwealth 100 and ending September 14 – 15, 2012 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned $20,000 to win USA 100. The schedule also includes two Mud Bogs at “The Pit @ VMS”. To see the entire 2012 schedule in its entirety, visit the Speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Registrations are currently being accepted with the top 10 in each division having their numbers reserved until February 15th, after which all numbers will be first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2012 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.com for a chance at special deals and prizes during the 2012 season.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway 2012 Registrations Now Being Accepted; Commonwealth 100 Tickets On Sale

January 3rd, 2012

Jamaica, VA – It won’t be long before the roar of engines can once again be heard on Saturday’s at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway as competitors will get the chance to dial in their rides for the 2012 season as the speedway will hold a “Test & Tune” open practice for all divisions Saturday, March 31st.

Registrations are currently being accepted with the top 10 in each division having their numbers reserved until February 15th, after which all numbers will be first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2012 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS TO ONCE AGAIN OPEN 2012 SEASON: The 2012 season will once again kick off in a huge way on April 13 – 14, 2012 when the Speedway swings open the gates for its 43rd season with the running of the third annual $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100. This year’s edition will have a new twist as the Lucas Oil Late Model series will now sanction the event. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event.

Fans still have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing – a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com, downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 13, with Lucas Oil Late Model time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 14. A raindate of Sun., April 15, has been established for the event. Schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

43rd SEASON: The tentative 2012 schedule has been released and includes 17 weeks of action starting with the opening weekend Commonwealth 100 and ending September 14 – 15, 2012 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned $20,000 to win USA 100. The schedule also includes two Mud Bogs at “The Pit @ VMS”. To see the entire 2012 schedule in its entirety, visit the Speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.com for a chance at special deals and prizes during the 2012 season.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, 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 in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Merry Christmas from Virginia Motor Speedway; 2012 Commonwealth 100 Tickets now on sale!

December 17th, 2011

Jamaica, VA: During this time of year when we think of family and friends the staff at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway would like to wish the members of our racing family, the Fans and Racers alike, a Merry Christmas and hope you and your family have a blessed New Year. The Speedway office will close Thursday December 22nd and reopen Monday January 2nd in observance of Christmas and the New Year.

After the first day of winter each day gets a little longer and before you know it will be time to crank up the engines and get back to racing. Florida speedweeks will be here before you know it and the green drops on the 2012 racing season. Don’t forget to start planning for the events you will attend during the 2012 season.

One event that should definitely be on your list is the third annual Commonwealth 100 to be held April 13th & 14th, 2012.

The third annual Commonwealth 100 will have one small change as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will now sanction the event.

Contrary to rumors the purse for the Commonwealth 100 will remain the same and continue to pay $25,000 to the winner of the two-day event, which will offer a cash purse totaling over $125,000. The Commonwealth 100 will pay $2,000 to start, and a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race will boast a $3,000 first-place award from a purse of nearly $16,000.

Time trials and heat races will be run on Fri., April 13th, with B-mains, non-qualifiers races and the Commonwealth 100 on Sat., April 14th. A rain date of Sun., April 15th, has been established for the event.

Track owner Bill Sawyer has held the line on pricing for the Commonwealth 100 keeping the two-day advance ticket at only $30 for the mega event. Senior and military two-day advance tickets will remain $27 with two-day student (7 – 17) advance tickets remaining at $15. For more information on ticket pricing visit the speedway’s website.

There are two ways to purchase tickets: Visit www.vamotorspeedway.com to download the advance ticket order form and send it in with a money order or cashiers check. No personal checks will be accepted. Or fans wanting to purchase tickets using a credit card can call the speedway at 804-758-1867 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards accepted. All seats are general admission.

Drivers can save too by entering early! The early entry fee of $150 not only saves you $50 off the regular $200 price but also includes the drivers $50 two-day pit pass making the driver’s savings a total of $100. Driver pre-entry deadline is April 1st 2012.

Fans can also save money by camping on the speedway grounds. There will be no charge to camp (no hookups) in designated areas. The speedway is also working with several campgrounds in the area to offer full service camping at a reduced cost.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Adams, Traylor, Arnold and Givens crowned Champions at Virginia Motor Speedway; Traylor crowned VA Army National Guard Dirt Series Champion

November 4th, 2011

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway wrapped up the 2011 season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2011 champions. During the night’s events almost $34,000 in cash and prizes were awarded, of that almost $28,000 was in cash. This year’s championships saw two familiar faces and two drivers
picking up career first championships.

Scott Adams of Chester, VA was crowned the Victory Lap Late Model Champion for the second consecutive year and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Adams also received an invitation to the Rocket Chassis Race Wise Chassis School, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Victory Lap Late Model points were David Williams of Clements, MD; Kenny Moreland of Waldorf, MD; Derrick Quade of Mechanicsville, VA; Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA; Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA; Matt Marshall of Stuarts Draft, VA; Andy Gregg of Portsmouth, VA; Alan Anderson of Norfolk, VA and Brandon Long of Mechanicsville, MD.

Todd Traylor of King William, VA was crowned the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. It was his career first championship. Traylor also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Truckin Thunder points were 2010 Champion Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA; Stephen Childress of ST. Stephens Church, VA; Tony Wood of Providence Forge, VA; Junior Carter of Mechanicsville, VA; J.R. Guy of Mechanicsville, MD; Davey Pullen of New Kent, VA; Bubba Holloway Jr. of Quinton, VA; Wayne Carroll of Fredericksburg, VA; and Roy Skaggs of Sandston, VA.

Dan Arnold of Petersburg, VA was crowned the 2011 Budweiser Modified Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. It was his third consecutive championship in the division. Arnold also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Budweiser Modified points were Brian Maxey of King George, VA; 2005 Champion Page Harrison of Jetersville, VA; Curtis Barricks of Chester, VA; John Ferguson of Gloucester, VA; Chris Arnold of Petersburg, VA; Brandon Galloway of Gloucester, VA; Aaron Harris of Chester, VA; James Jesse of Spotsylvania, VA; and Charlie Hubbard of Chesapeake, VA.

Wesley Givens of Mechanicsville, VA won the Collision One Limited Stock Car Championship. The Championship was Given’s first ever championship in any division. Givens received a check for $700, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography and his Championship helmet trophy and jacket.

Rounding out the top ten in Collision One Limited Stock Car points were Joe Ender of Glen Allen, VA; 2010 Champion Ryan Toole of Richmond, VA; Brandon Coates of Tappahannock, VA; Ricky Douglas of Fredericksburg, VA; Brandon Sandridge of New Kent, VA; 2009 Champion Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA; Thomas Rose of Gloucester, VA; David Bowler of Gloucester, VA; and Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA.

The speedway also crowns an overall Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Champion which pits all four divisions against each other and in the closest battle in the six year history of the championship Truckin Thunder Champion Todd Traylor of King William, VA beat out Victory Lap Late Model Champion Scott Adams and Budweiser Modified Champion Dan Arnold to take the overall championship and the $2000 check and special eagle trophy that goes along with it.

Special achievement award winners for the 2011 season included: The Pitts Lumber Rookies of the Year were Kenny Moreland of Waldorf, MD in Victory Lap Late Models; Junior Carter of Mechanicsville, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Aaron Harris of Chester, VA in Budweiser Modifieds and Ben Lowry of Mechanicsville, VA in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. Each winner received a plaque and $250.

The speedway’s 2012 schedule of events is expected to be released in a couple of weeks after some fine tuning. The season is scheduled to start Saturday March 31st with an open practice. This year’s $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100 will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and will run April 13-14, 2012 with a Sunday April 15th rain date. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series is scheduled to return on Saturday May 19th for a $10,000 to win event and the 2012 season ender will be the 33rd Annual USA 100 that will now pay $20,000 to win an become a two day show September 14 – 15th, with a Sunday Sept. 16th rain date established.

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. The speedway 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 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Rain Forces Cancellation of Final Race of the Season at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 26th, 2011

Jamaica, VA – Rain and the forecast for more thunderstorms has forced officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel Truckin Thunder / Collision One / WIGO Championship Night activities for Saturday, September 24th.

“This is not the way we wanted to end the season, but we have run out of weekends for the 2011 season. To say we are disappointed would be an understatement, this is the second time we have had to cancel Championship Night,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer. With the rain out the 2011 Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series track championships have been decided. In the Victory Lap Late Model division Scott Adams of Chester, VA wins his second consecutive late model title. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division Todd Traylor of King William, VA wins his first title. In the Budweiser Modified division Dan Arnold of Petersburg, VA takes home his third consecutive modified title and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Wesley Givens of New Kent, VA will get his career first championship by one point.

The top ten in each division will be honored at the 2011 Awards Banquet to be held Saturday October 29, 2011 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA. Information on the banquet can be found on the speedway website or by calling the speedway offices.

The action will now switch to the speedway’s state of the art mud bog facility. On Saturday October 1st The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 7th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by Rappahannock Tractor and the Virginia Army National Guard. Additional sponsorship provided by Davis Off Road, Monster Energy Drinks, NAPA of King
William, ORI of Richmond, Collision One and Truckin Thunder. There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

New for this year’s event will be the addition of the Pro Modified class. After discussions with both competitors and fans Pit officials have added the very exciting class to the line up. Rules for the new Pro Modified division are posted on the Pit’s website by next week.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds. The event will also include a car crushing monster truck freestyle show and Dennis Anderson and his new creation King Sling will be competing in the Unlimited Bog division; that is if it is still in one piece after he goes off in the Freestyle show he has scheduled! Dennis will also be signing autographs and selling souvenirs.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Stock, Modified, Pro Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at The Pit website
www.thepitatvms.com.

Admission for the 7th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

Don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Scott Bloomquist wins Lucas Oil Late Models Dirt Series USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 21st, 2011

Jamaica, VA – Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN took the lead for good on the 24th lap from Steve Francis of Ashland, KY. He went on to win the rain-shortened Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned USA 100 on Sunday afternoon at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Bloomquist and Francis staged a terrific race for the lead in the first 24 laps of the race until Bloomquist began to pull away. Rain then hit the track and the main event was halted with 31 laps complete. Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN was third followed by Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN and Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, MD.

Francis grabbed the lead at the start with Bloomquist and Steve Shaver in tow. Francis held the lead for most of the race with Bloomquist edging ahead of him on lap seven. Francis quickly charged back by Bloomquist for the lead. The two continued a side-by-side battle with Francis leading the way until lap 24 when Bloomquist passed him exiting turn four in traffic.

Bloomquist swiftly put three lapped cars between himself and Francis. Rain started to fall on lap 31, forcing a red-flag. With more precipitation on the way and being past the half-mark, VMS officials and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials decided to call the event with 19 laps remaining out of the scheduled 50.

It was Bloomquist’ first ever win at Virginia Motor Speedway as he completed the weekend sweep in Virginia. “It sounds good to win both of these races; we had never won at either of these tracks. We knew we would get one eventually, the car was good all day, it was a little hard to pass in the heat race. The tire set up we chose worked great for getting to the bottom
and get something done down there,” said the 47-year-old who captured his 13th series win of the year and the 39th of his career.

“Steve (Francis) was running well, he got boxed in some traffic and I was able to get under him. We raced close and clean, we both run Roush-Yates Engines and they were great today. Thanks to the fans for coming out today, it’s a shame the weather didn’t cooperate,” said Bloomquist, who with the win took back over the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points lead from Owens.

Bloomquist drives his own Bloomquist Race Cars Ford sponsored by Base Racing Fuels, Hawkeye Trucking, Sweet Mfg, Miller Brothers Construction, Hoosier Tires, Lane Automotive, Allstar Performance, Dixie Chopper and Ohlins. His win in the Sunday’s USA 100 was the third of his career with his previous victories coming in 1993 and 1994 when the event was held at Beckley (WV) Motor Speedway.

Francis in his Valvoline, Harbaugh Amusement, MasterSbilt #15 took second in the final results. “We had a real good car today, we went with the smaller motor thinking the track would slick up some and it did. I tried to hold my line there, if we just could have kept the lead for about five more laps we would’ve won, but once Scott got by me, I knew I was in trouble.”

Marlar in the Bryson Motorsports Rocket claimed third and was happy with his run. “To finish third to these guys, it is quite an accomplishment. We’ll take third and go to the next race, I was just waiting for the final 20 laps, and I felt like we had a car that could’ve won.”

Completing the top ten were John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV; Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Jason Covert of York Haven, PA; and Dan Stone of Thompson, PA.

In preliminary action, Mike Marlar was the Red Buck Cigars fast qualifier among the 32 entrants. The two-25 lap qualifying heat races went to Steve Francis and Marlar. The B-mains were won by Gary Stuhler and Walker Arthur

The 30 Lap feature for the modifieds was rained out and will not be rescheduled. Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, NC set a new track record in qualifying with a lap of 18.988 seconds. Picking up heat race wins were Nick Hoffman, Dave Defibaugh and Dan Arnold. Rich Marks won the B Main.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to action this coming Saturday September 24th and host the rescheduled Truckin Thunder, Collision One, WIGO Championship Night.

It will be the last point race of the season for all four of the track’s Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions. With all the divisional point races tight heading into the final weekend the racing should be intense. Throw in the fact that every competitor is also vying for the coveted Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series championship, which will crown an over all track champion, this will be a must see event.

The night’s activities will include the Victory Lap Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, September 24th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday September 24th: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $10, seniors (60+) $8; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $5, students 13 – 17 years old $7, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Scott Bloomquist wins Lucas Oil Late Models Dirt Series USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway

September 20th, 2011

JAMAICA, VA – Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN took the lead for good on the 24th lap from Steve Francis of Ashland, KY. He went on to win the rain-shortened Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned USA 100 on Sunday afternoon at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Bloomquist and Francis staged a terrific race for the lead in the first 24 laps of the race until Bloomquist began to pull away. Rain then hit the track and the main event was halted with 31 laps complete. Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN was third followed by Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN and Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, MD.

Francis grabbed the lead at the start with Bloomquist and Steve Shaver in tow. Francis held the lead for most of the race with Bloomquist edging ahead of him on lap seven. Francis quickly charged back by Bloomquist for the lead. The two continued a
side-by-side battle with Francis leading the way until lap 24 when Bloomquist passed him exiting turn four in traffic.

Bloomquist swiftly put three lapped cars between himself and Francis. Rain started to fall on lap 31, forcing a red-flag. With more precipitation on the way and being past the half-mark, VMS officials and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials decided to call the event with 19 laps remaining out of the scheduled 50.

It was Bloomquist’ first ever win at Virginia Motor Speedway as he completed the weekend sweep in Virginia. “It sounds good to win both of these races; we had never won at either of these tracks. We knew we would get one eventually, the car was
good all day, it was a little hard to pass in the heat race. The tire set up we chose worked great for getting to the bottom and get something done down there,” said the 47-year-old who captured his 13th series win of the year and the 39th of his career.

“Steve (Francis) was running well, he got boxed in some traffic and I was able to get under him. We raced close and clean, we both run Roush-Yates Engines and they were great today. Thanks to the fans for coming out today, it’s a shame the weather didn’t cooperate,” said Bloomquist, who with the win took back over the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points lead from Owens.

Bloomquist drives his own Bloomquist Race Cars Ford sponsored by Base Racing Fuels, Hawkeye Trucking, Sweet Mfg, Miller Brothers Construction, Hoosier Tires, Lane Automotive, Allstar Performance, Dixie Chopper and Ohlins. His win in the Sunday’s USA 100 was the third of his career with his previous victories coming in 1993 and 1994 when the event was held at Beckley (WV) Motor Speedway.

Francis in his Valvoline, Harbaugh Amusement, MasterSbilt #15 took second in the final results. “We had a real good car today, we went with the smaller motor thinking the track would slick up some and it did. I tried to hold my line there, if we just could have kept the lead for about five more laps we would’ve won, but once Scott got by me, I knew I was in trouble.”

Marlar in the Bryson Motorsports Rocket claimed third and was happy with his run. “To finish third to these guys, it is quite an accomplishment. We’ll take third and go to the next race, I was just waiting for the final 20 laps, and I felt like we had a car that could’ve won.”

Completing the top ten were John Blankenship of Williamson, WV; Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV; Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Jason Covert of York Haven, PA; and Dan Stone of Thompson, PA.

In preliminary action, Mike Marlar was the Red Buck Cigars fast qualifier among the 32 entrants. The two-25 lap qualifying heat races went to Steve Francis and Marlar. The B-mains were won by Gary Stuhler and Walker Arthur

The next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event will be on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24 at Brownstown (N) Speedway. On Friday Night will be Red Buck Cigar Time Trials. On Saturday Night will be the heat races, b-mains and the 32nd
Annual Jackson 100 paying $20,000 to win. For more information please visit www.brownstownspeedway.com
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32nd Annual “USA 100″ Is Set for Today At Virginia Motor Speedway

September 20th, 2011

WAYCROSS, GA – The Rescheduled USA 100 is set for today at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA paying $15,000 to win. There will be a complete show with Red Buck Cigar Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and the Feature Event.

Jimmy Owens leads the series point’s standings by just 10 points over Scott Bloomquist heading into todays event. Bloomquist is coming off a big win Friday night winning the series event at Winchester Speedway. Fans were on their feet Friday as Bloomquist and Owens battled throughout the event making contact several times as they passed each other for the lead in the final laps of the feature with Bloomquist taking the win.

Today’s events will get started early with gates opening @ 10am, registration 10:30-12:30pm, drivers meeting @ 12:30 and hot laps @ 1pm. For more information on today’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event you can visit the track website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series you can find them at www.lucasdirt.com or you can call the series office at (951) 532-2503. Follow the series on the social media outlets as well at https://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt .

Rain forces postponement of 32nd Annual USA 100 till Sunday September 18th at 1pm

September 18th, 2011

Jamaica, VA – Persistent rains have forced the postponement of the 32nd Annual USA 100 till Sunday September 18, 2011.

“We are very disappointed that we have to use our advertised rain date, but Mother Nature would not let us get it in today,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

Competitor gates for Saturday, September 18th will open at 10:30am with spectator gates opening at 1pm. On track activities will begin at 1pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday September 18th: Lucus Oil Late Model Dirt Series (50 Laps); Open Modifieds (30 Laps). Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers will run hot laps, qualifying, Qualifying races, B Main(s) and feature. Modified drivers will run hot laps, qualifying, heats, B Main(s) and feature.

Admission price for Adults $25, seniors (60+) $20; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $18, students 7 – 17 years old $12 and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $30.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway 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 fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Ernie Shelton’s 32nd Annual USA 100™ and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Saturday September 17th

September 13th, 2011

Jamaica, VA – Officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway are anxiously awaiting September 17th, that is the day the 32nd Annual USA 100™ returns to the ½ mile speed plant in beautiful Jamaica, VA. The event will once again be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

“The last three years the twin 25’s have been phenomenal and the final 50 lap segment was just been out of this world. We couldn’t be more pleased with hosting this event, it gets better each year. This race is definitely a fan friendly event. The two 25 lap qualifiers could be features anywhere in the country. The event will once again pay $15,000 to the winner and $1000
to start the “A” Main,” concluded track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

“Adding the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series last year also took the event to another level and produced some of the best racing we have seen here at VMS,” added Sawyer.

As in last year’s race the speedway will once again include a B Main for the 32nd Annual USA 100™ that will give the competitors one more chance to make it into the US