Speedway Cancels Racing for Saturday August 12th


Jamaica, VA – Overnight and morning rains along with the forecast for heavy rains during the remainder of the day have forced officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel racing activities for Commonwealth Motorsports | XTRA 99.1 Night on Saturday Augusta 12, 2017. It is the speedway’s fourth rainout of the season.

“It is never an easy decision to cancel an event, but with the overnight rains and the track still receiving rain it is evident that we will not be able to get in any racing today”, commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

The speedway will take a scheduled weekend off on Saturday August 19th and return to racing Saturday August 26, 2017 to host Northern Neck Chevrolet | Collision One Back to School Night and week 12 of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing season featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action.

Saturday August 26th the speedway along with its sponsors will collecting food and donations for FeedMore and the Northern Neck Food Bank. For every five (5) non-perishable food items donated race fans will receive one (1) FREE general admission ticket to the night’s racing. There is no limit on the number of tickets you can get free. For a list of suggested food items please visit the track website or visit www.feedmore.org and click on Food Drive. The shelves at the local food banks are really bare at this time of year and we encourage everyone to bring as many items as they can to donate.

The speedway will also be handing out backpacks, while supplies last, courtesy of ChildHelp to every child that comes to the front gate between the hours of 5pm and 8pm.

“Childhelp is proud to partner with Virginia Motor Speedway to provide back to school backpacks to children in the Middlesex and surrounding school districts” commented Wade Hardman of ChildHelp.

Admission: Five (5) non-perishable food items equals one (1) FREE general admission ticket. For all others 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.

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