Mother Nature Causes Postponement of $20,000 to win Aaron’s USA 100 till August 6
Jamaica, Virginia (June 4, 2016) – Once again Mother Nature has caused a race at Virginia Motor Speedway to be canceled. 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 USA 100 and reschedule it for Saturday August 6, 2016.
“In the 40 years I have been involved in racing I have never seen anything like this, we just can’t catch a break with the weather.” said Virginia Motor owner Bill Sawyer.
Sawyer added, “With the forecast calling for more storms this afternoon and night after what was a deluge of rain overnight that soaked the grounds, we felt it in the best interest of our fans, competitors and our great sponsors Aaron’s and Commonwealth Motorsports to make the call earlier than later.”
The 40th Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports will now be the final race of the Colonial Clash Championship presented by Dirt Nation on August 6. Weather also postponed the Potomac Speedway show on Friday June 3 and Winchester Speedway has been forced to postpone their event as well to a terrible forecast for Sunday June 5. The Potomac Speedway event will be reschedule for Saturday July 2 and Winchester the following night Sunday July 3. Winchester Speedway has graciously given their Super Late Models off for the August 6th USA 100 make-up date.
“We have to thank Greg Gunter and Denise Hollidge for giving their top division off on our reschedule date; their cooperation is greatly appreciated,” added Sawyer.
Virginia Motor Speedway will be back in action next Saturday June 11th for the rescheduled Truckin Thunder / Northern Neck Chevrolet Scout Night and the annual visit of the S.T.A.R. Kids out of Gloucester, VA. All four divisions of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship divisions will be in action that night. See 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.
Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday June 11: 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.