Jamaica, VA – Officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway have decided to reduce admission prices for the upcoming Steel Block Bandits event scheduled for Saturday July 10th. Adult admission will now be $12 with senior and military admission reduced to $10 and students 7 to 17 now $6.

“We are very aware of how the economy has affected our fans, by reducing the admission we hope that more race fans get to take in the first ever appearance of the Steel Block Bandits to our facility not to mention the huge fireworks display that will also highlight the nights activities,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

Saturday July 10th will be the inaugural visit by the Steel Block Bandits touring series to the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA as they compete in the $2000 to win Firecracker 30. Some of the region’s top late model talent will be on hand for the Series first visit. The series regulars will have a tough road ahead of them as they will have to contend with a strong local contingent led by Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD, rookie Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA, Scott Adams of Chester, VA, Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA, Tom Cohick of Gloucester, VA and Ben Bowie of Brandywine, MD.

Making the night even more exciting will be a huge fireworks extravaganza that is sure to please the whole family.

The night’s activities will also include the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, July 10th 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 July 10th: Steel Block Bandits Late Models (30 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). Steel Block Bandits will run heats, B Main(s) and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors $10; military $12, students 7 – 17 years old $6 and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes for this special event 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.

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


  1. Marshall M Mattox (Buster) July 8, 2010, 1:12 pm

    I am assistance den leader for PACK 124 DEN 7 in MATHEWS. IS THERE ANY DISCOUNT for any group like the BSA on the price of the tickets? WE are planning a go and see 4 our den in AUG on the 7. Their are 5 WOLF in our den they all said they would like 2 go 2 the races not the beach. If u would Let me know about any discount i can pass it along 2 the leader. THANKS MARSHALL MATTOX

    • admin July 10, 2010, 12:26 pm

      Give me a call here at the speedway to discuss.

  2. Ed Pope July 9, 2010, 5:14 pm

    Weather does not look great for tomorrow. We have a 3hr tow, I guess I will keep checking your site to see if you are still running. If it gets rained out, is there a make-up day for the Steel Block Bandit race? Thanks, Ed


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