Billy Hubbard (3) works the inside of Buck Roadcap (43) for the lead (Al Goulder photo)
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.
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RACE RESULTS FOR COLLISION ONE STAR KIDS NIGHT PRESENTED BY METROCAST, SATURDAY JUNE 7, 2014:
Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps):
A Main:1. Billy Hubbard (Cobbs Creek, VA), 2. Justin Williams (Shipman, VA), 3. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 4. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 5. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 6. Petie Coffey (Waynesboro, VA), 7. David Steele (Newport News, VA), 8. Buck Roadcap (Waynesboro, VA), 9. Troy Williams (South Mills, NC), 10. John Staton (Chesapeake, VA), 11. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA),
Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.169 seconds
Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps):
A Main:1. Bobby Thompson, 2. Corey Almond (Appomattox, VA), 3. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 4. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 5. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 6. Brad Rigdon (Chesapeake, VA), 7. Skip Syester (Harrinton, DE), 8. Michael Gignac, 9. Chad Martin (Gloucester, VA), 10. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA),
Fast Qualifier: Davis Lipscombe – 19.041 seconds
Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps):
A Main:1. Jeremiah Marshall (Stuarts Draft, VA), 2. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 4. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA), 5. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 6. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 7. Troy Doggett (Ruther Glen, va), 8. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 9. James Bunn (Richmond, VA), 10. Hunter Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA), 11. Macy Causey (Seaford, VA), 12. Phillip Ledwon (Midlothian, VA), 13. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 14. Matt Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA),
Fast Qualifier: Hunter Shelton – 21.064 seconds
Budweiser Modifieds (25 laps):
A Main:1. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 2. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 3. Matt Marshall (Stuarts Draft, VA), 4. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 5. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 6. Lance Grady (Richmond, VA), 7. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 8. Tim Schulte (Troy, VA), 9. Kelly Samuels (Chesterfield, VA), 10. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 11. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 12. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA),
Fast Qualifier: Matt Quade – 20.055 seconds
Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps):
A Main:1. Bobby Curtis (Richmond, VA), 2. James Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 3. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 4. Brian Bradley (Hopewell, VA), 5. Daniel Alford (Colonial Beach, VA), 6. Matthew Cook (Richmond, VA), 7. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 8. Chris Champion (Bumpass, VA), 9. Andrew Tarbox (King William, VA), 10. Lucas Ward (Beaverdam, VA), 11. Bill Hardman (Mechanicsville, VA), 12. Christopher Sibley (Hartfield, VA), 13. Stephanie Stallings (Gloucester, VA), 14. Chris Maxey (King George, VA), 15. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 16. Cole Johnston (Gloucester, VA), 17. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA), 18. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 19. Ryan Hutchens (Providence Forge, VA),
Fast Qualifier: Stephen Childress – 23.039 seconds