JUSTIN WILLIAMS SCORES BIGGEST WIN OF CAREER WITH $5000 FASTRAK WORLD CHALLENGE VICTORY at VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY


Jamaica, VA – 2017 Virginia Motor Speedway Pro Late Model Champion Justin Williams of Concord, VA used a little home cooking to take home the $5000 FASTRAK World Challenge victory at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on night one of the FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment weekend.

Williams powered to the outside of Walker Arthur on lap 15 of the 40 lap affair and then held off Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA for the victory.

“Getting this win is pretty awesome, I have to thank Tyler Bare for running me clean right there at the end, he probably had the faster car, I was slowing him up there in three and four. Like I said this is pretty awesome it is the biggest money race I have ever won,” commented Williams in WhosYourDriver.org Victory Lane.

Rounding out the top five were Bare, Walker Arthur of Forest, VA, Henry Hornsby of Bradley, WV and Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, VA.

It took a couple starts to get the FASTRAK World Challenge feature underway. When the field finally got to racing it was Walker Arthur by inches at the line over David Smith. The two ran side-by-side for the next lap until Arthur took control.

Arthur would pace the field with Justin Williams following in second. On lap 14 Arthur and Williams began working heavy traffic. The following circuit Williams slide under Arthur in turn 1 with lapped traffic all around them and took over the top spot officially on lap 16.

With Williams in control the best race on the track was for second with Arthur, Stephen Childress and Tyler Bare. Arthur and Childress battled side-by-side with Bare just behind in third. On alp 18 Childress took second from Arthur. For the next 14 laps Arthur looked high and low around Childress to no avail. Several times Childress squeezed him up into the wall as the two jostled for second. On lap 33 coming to the line Childress and Arthur touched sending Childress spinning into the inside wall in turn 1.

On the final restart Bare got inside Arthur in turn 1 for second and made a last lap dash to get inside Williams for the lead heading to the white flag. Williams was able to hold Bare off by inches at the line and go on to record the $5000 win. Rounding out the top five were Bare, Arthur, Henry Hornsby and Logan Roberson.

Heat race wins went to Walker Arthur, Davis Smith, Justin Williams and Ron Parker. B Main wins went to Jared Powell and Ryan Montgomery.

In the Southeast Modified Dirt Series heat race winners were Jacob Hawkins, Chris Arnold and Joey Polevoy. They will run their $3000 to win feature on Saturday.

The Speedway will return to racing tomorrow Saturday September 16th for the $20,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment. Also on the program will be the Southeast Dirt Modified Series in the $3000 to win Southeast Modified Championship

Admission price for adults is only $30, seniors (60+) / Military $25, students 11 – 17 years old $15 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $40.

Competitor gates for Saturday September 16th will open at 8am with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6pm 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.

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RACE RESULTS FASTRAK WORLD CHALLENGE – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017:

FASTRAK Pro Late Model World Challenge (40 Laps): 1. 89-Justin Williams, [3]; 2. 30-Tyler Bare, [5]; 3. 87-Walker Arthur, [1]; 4. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [7]; 5. 17-Logan Roberson, [8]; 6. 24-Matthew Nance, [10]; 7. 12M-Ryan Montgomery, [18]; 8. 42-Cla Knight, [12]; 9. 47-Matt Quade, [16]; 10. 11-David Smith, [2]; 11. 184-Kyle Lukon, [22]; 12. 002-Tyler Arrington, [15]; 13. 1-Terry Cregger, [19]; 14. 93-Derrick Shaw, [23]; 15. 7A-Corey Almond, [20]; 16. 99T-Teddy Tate, [14]; 17. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [21]; 18. 21-Billy Beachler, [24]; 19. 33-Brent Hilton, [11]; 20. 03-Stephen Childress, [9]; 21. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [13]; 22. 55-Benji Hicks, [6]; 23. 8-Ron Parker, [4]; 24. 2*-Jared Powell, [17]

Heat 1 (8 laps – Top 4 to A Main) – 1. 87-Walker Arthur, [1]; 2. 30-Tyler Bare, [2]; 3. 03-Stephen Childress, [4]; 4. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [3]; 5. 1-Terry Cregger, [5]; 6. 93-Derrick Shaw, [6]; 7. 5J-Darrell Dow, [7]; 8. 28-Carl Vaughan, [8]; 9. 38-Nick Love, [9]
Heat 2 (8 laps – Top 4 to A Main) —
1. 11-David Smith, [2]; 2. 55-Benji Hicks, [4]; 3. 24-Matthew Nance, [1]; 4. 99T-Teddy Tate, [5]; 5. 2*-Jared Powell, [6]; 6. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [8]; 7. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [9]; 8. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [7]; 9. 32-Tristan Clawson, [3]

Heat 3 (8 laps – Top 4 to A Main) – 1. 89-Justin Williams, [2]; 2. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [4]; 3. 33-Brent Hilton, [1]; 4. 002-Tyler Arrington, [3]; 5. 21-Billy Beachler, [5]; 6. 184-Kyle Lukon, [6]; 7. 4-Troy Frazier, [8]; 8. 79-Mark Sant, [9]; (DNS) 18-TJ Salango,

Heat 4 (8 laps – Top 4 to A Main) – 1. 8-Ron Parker, [5]; 2. 17-Logan Roberson, [2]; 3. 42-Cla Knight, [4]; 4. 47-Matt Quade, [3]; 5. 7A-Corey Almond, [6]; 6. 12M-Ryan Montgomery, [9]; 7. 44-Dylan Lewis, [10]; 8. 2-Michael Bland, [7]; 9. 14-Braden Dillinger, [8]; 10. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]

B Feature 1 (12 laps – Top 4 to A Main) – 1. 2*-Jared Powell, [2]; 2. 1-Terry Cregger, [1]; 3. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [4]; 4. 93-Derrick Shaw, [3]; 5. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [8]; 6. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [6]; 7. 5J-Darrell Dow, [5]; 8. 28-Carl Vaughan, [7]; 9. 32-Tristan Clawson, [9]

B Feature 2 (12 laps – Top 4 to A Main) – 1. 12M-Ryan Montgomery, [4]; 2. 7A-Corey Almond, [2]; 3. 184-Kyle Lukon, [3]; 4. 21-Billy Beachler, [1]; 5. 2-Michael Bland, [8]; 6. 14-Braden Dillinger, [10]; 7. 4-Troy Frazier, [5]; 8. 44-Dylan Lewis, [6]; 9. 79-Mark Sant, [7]; 10. 18-TJ Salango, [9]; 11. 83-Jensen Ford, [11]

Fast Qualifier: Matthew Nance – 18.132 seconds, 99.27 mph

Southeast Dirt Modified Series (30 laps): Feature to be run Saturday Sept. 16

Heat 1 (8 laps) – 1. 13-Jake Hawkins, [1]; 2. 14D-David Taylor, [3]; 3. 33-Hunter McClendon, [5]; 4. 112-Mike Reynolds, [4]; 5. 01-Francis Jarrelle III, [6]; 6. 68-Lance Grady, [8]; 7. 8A-Austin Holcombe, [2]; 8. 20G-Michael Grantham, [7]; 9. 92-Tyler Shipp, [9]

Heat 2 (8 laps) – 1. 99W-Chris Arnold, [2]; 2. 23-Buck Stevens, [3]; 3. 84-Ryan Toole, [4]; 4. 14J-Jordan Taylor, [5]; 5. 26X-James Sparks, [6]; 6. 11-Chase Butler, [7]; 7. 44-Stephen Bryant, [8]; 8. 21-Taylor Cook, [1]

Heat 3 (8 laps) – 1. 51-Joey Polevoy, [2]; 2. 6-Ryan Ayers, [1]; 3. 121-Bret Hamilton, [4]; 4. 9S-Slater McCray, [3]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [6]; 6. 61-Eric Hill, [5]; 7. 10S-Tim Schulte, [7]; 8. 16-David Kendall, [8]; 9. 64-Billy Workman Jr, [10]; (DNS) 10-Mark Parks,

Fast Qualifier: Jake Hawkins – 18.820 seconds, 95.64 mph

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