Jamaica, VA – With the 2010 racing season in the rear view mirror and the 2011 season just months away the staff at Virginia Motor Speedway is still hard at work as they prepare the facility for the 2nd Annual Commonwealth 100 that will open the track’s 42nd season on April 15-16, 2011.

The speedway has undertaken several new construction projects in preparation of the 2011 season. All will enhance the racing experience for our fans and competitors. Included in the projects are a new set of restrooms to be constructed near the turn four section of the main grandstands, a new registration and tech building in the competitor parking area, new back stretch billboards and a new eight acre parking area for RV’s and campers.

The addition of new bathrooms will allow the speedway to get away from the use of port-a-john’s during special events and provide a more sanitary facility for the fans.

For the competitors the speedway is construction a new registration and tech building that will help speed up the weekly and special event registration process along with technical inspection all in one central location.

The new back stretch billboards will provide for a cleaner look and give sponsors a larger area to get their message out to the thousands of fans that visit the ½ mile facility in Jamaica, VA.

After having such a successful debut for the Commonwealth 100 it was determined that more space was needed for RV’s and campers thus the clearing of just over eight acres of land to accommodate the increasing number of on on-site campers for the speedway’s weekly and special events. Camping at Virginia Motor Speedway will continue to be free. Campers are reminded that there are no hook ups.

All the speedway’s projects are scheduled to be finished and ready for the Commonwealth 100 weekend.
Fans have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing — a two-day advance ticket for just $30 (adults); Senior / Military just $27 or a Student two-day tickets for just $15 (7 to 17).

All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com, downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 15, with WoO LMS time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 16. A raindate of Sun., April 17, has been established for the event.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The 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 areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2011 schedule of events, 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

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