lipscombe and arthur 600X400Jamaica, VA – A sunny day turned into a brisk evening of racing at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for WRAR / WNNT Night. But after two rainouts fans and competitors alike were excited to get the 2016 season underway. Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA started his season off right with an impressive victory in the Victory Lap Pro Late Models. Lipscombe led flag to flag for the win but it didn’t come easy. Over the last half of the race Lipscombe had to hold off Walker Arthur for the Victory.

In other action Brian Maxey of King George, VA would set a new Budweiser Modified track record and then go on to dominate the 25 feature for the win. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Matt Ashworth of Mechanicsville, VA would take the lead on lap 3 of the 25 lap feature and never look back to take the win and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature defending champion Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA would take the lead on lap 4 and go on to grab the win. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Models defending champion Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA set a new division track record.

Walker Arthur and Davis Lipscombe led the Victory Lap Pro Late Model to the green with Lipscombe grabbing the lead from the outside. A caution came out just as the top four cars crossed the line that saw five cars get together in turn 4 sending Mike Warton for a complete flip. All drivers were ok. On the restart Lipscombe had to keep Walker Arthur and Tyler Bare at bay. Several times both drivers to a shot at the lead. On lap 21 defending champion Bare’s night would end due to mechanical failure. From then on the best battle of the night may have been between Arthur and Justin Williams as the two battled side by side for much of the remainder of the feature for second. With everyone battling behind him Lipscombe went on to score a comfortable victory. Arthur, Williams, Eddie Groome and Stephen Childress rounded out the top five.

Tim Shulte and Francis Jarrelle III led the field to green with Jarelle leading the first circuit as he went three wide out of turn four with Brian Maxey and Shulte. On the next lap Maxey would get under Jarrelle out of four to take the lead. Once out front maxey set a blistering pace on way to the win. Polevoy, Jarrelle, Jeff Solinger and Stephen Quade rounded out the top five.

Michael Hayes and Tommy Upshaw led the Truckin Thunder field to green with Upshaw jumping out to the lead. On the next lap Matt Ashworth dove under Upshaw out of turn two to take the lead. Ashworth kept the field at bay to score the win. Defending champion Chad Beahr, Upshaw, Roger Jamerson and rookie Kacey Gordon rounded out the top five.

In the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap feature Chad Champion and David Bowler led the field to green with Champion grabbing the lead out of turn 2. On lap 3 defending champion Ryan Hutchens would grab the lead out of turn four to grab the lead at the line. Hutchens would have Champion, James Givens and Brian Bradley all within striking distance but Hutchens worked lapped traffic to perfection and go on to the win. Chad Champion, Brian Bradley, Cory Bradley and David Bowler rounded out the top five.

The speedway will take next Saturday April 23rd off due to the NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway and return to racing on Saturday April 30th for week three of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship season featuring the Victory Lap Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday April 30th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm 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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Victory Lap Pro Late Models (30 Laps):
1. 71-Davis Lipscombe[2] ; 2. 87-Walker Arthur[1] ; 3. 2-Justin Williams[5] ; 4. G6-Eddie Groome[7] ; 5. 03-Stephen Childress[8] ; 6. 7-Mark Parks[4] ; 7. 5J-Darrell Dow[17] ; 8. 17-Camden Testerman[18] ; 9. 7A-Corey Almond[10] ; 10. 09-Brad Rigdon[9] ; 11. 30-Tyler Bare[6] ; 12. 55-Jimmy Duncan[3] ; 13. 47-Bobby Lee Ayers[11] ; 14. 40x-Matt Stambaugh[16] ; 15. 40-Brent Bordeaux[12] ; 16. 16A-Brett Adkins[15] ; 17. 100-Mike Warton[13] ; 18. 28V-Carl Vaughan[14]

Fast Qualifier: Tyler Bare – 18.048 seconds (New Division Track Record)

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps):
A-Main 1 – 1. 10-Matt Ashworth[4] ; 2. 1-Chad Beahr[3] ; 3. 01-Tommy Upshaw[2] ; 4. 8-Roger Jamerson[5] ; 5. 92-Kacey Gordon[9] ; 6. 00-Jimmy Priddy[8] ; 7. 14-Sean Owens[10] ; 8. 7-Kevin Beahr[15] ; 9. 7c-Will Clark[11] ; 11. 22-Michael Hayes[1] ; 12. 21-Brandon Sandridge[7] ; 13. 12-Russell Steele[14] ; DNS: 16A-Brett Adkins[13] ; DNS: 71-John Nickens[12]

Fast Qualifier: Joe Weiss – 20.849 seconds

Budweiser Modifieds (25 laps):
1. 04-Brian Maxey[6} ; 2. 51-Joey Polevoy[5] ; 3. 01-Francis Jarrelle III[2] ; 4. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[7] ; 5. 20-Stephen Quade[4] ; 6. 99-Charlie Hubbard[12] ; 7. 10s-Tim Schulte[1] ; 8. 44-Steve Bryant[8] ; 9. 68-Adam Hoegerl[11] ; 10. 21c-Davey Conley[10] ; 11. 3-William Mongold[3] ; 12. 33-Hunter McClendon[9]

Fast Qualifier: Brian Maxey – 18.789 seconds (New Division Track Record)

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps):
1. 14-Ryan Hutchens[3] ; 2. 08-Chad Champion[1] ; 3. 40-Brian Bradley[7] ; 4. 41-Cory Bradley[5] ; 5. 23-David Bowler[2] ; 6. 20-James Bunn[11] ; 7. 18-John Hankins Jr.[10] ; 8. 32M-Chris Champion[6] ; 9. 31-Ben Lowry[8] ; 10. 14B-Brandon Bowler[9] ; 11. 25-Marty Coltrain[13] ; 12. 26-Stephanie Stallings[19] ; 13. 35-Lucas Ward[12] ; 14. 4-Randy Hutchens[16] ; 15. 8-James Givens[4] ; 16. 50-Blair Sibley[14] ; 17. 28-Daniel Davis[20] ; 18. 15-Carl New Jr.[18] ; 19. 34-Scott Stucker[17] ; 20. 38-Steven Carter[15] ; 21. 39-Cole Johnston[21]

Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 22.917 seconds


  1. George June 12, 2016, 3:12 pm

    Why don’t you race wing sprint and mini sprint cars?

    • admin June 13, 2016, 4:16 pm

      Just not enough in the area to have them race with us. We did have a 305 division but sanctioning body at the time caused the division to shrink, thus dropped from weekly program.


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