062516 winner 950x450Jamaica, VA – Two story lines were set to play out on Military Appreciation Night at Virginia Motor Speedway but only one happened to play out. One story had Budweiser Modified feature Stephen Quade, set to join the United State Air Force on July 5th, led all but 2 laps of the 25 lap feature to finish second in what was almost a story book ending but that went to Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA in the Truckin Thunder feature. Jamerson has been chasing the elusive win #200 since the end of 2015. On this night Jamerson’s story book ending came true.

Jamerson would grab the lead at the drop of the green flag with Brett Adkins right on his bumper. For the first 10 laps Jamerson and Adkins waged a side-by-side battle for the lead with Jamerson holding on each lap. Behind him Joe Weiss began Adkins began a battle for second with Weiss taking over the spot on lap 11. Over the final 14 laps you could put a blanket over the top three with Jamerson hold off Weiss and Adkins to take his first win of season and his 200th of his career.

“This thing started in 1984 for me; I have been racing for a long time but to get the 200th win in a race that competitive makes it even sweeter,”

Rounding out the top five were Joe Weiss, Brett Adkins, Chad Beahr and John Nickens.

In other action Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA scored the flag to flag win in a very competitive Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature; Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA grab the lead from Stephen Quade of Mechanicsville, MD and went on to score the victory in Budweiser Modified action; and in the Collision One Limited Stocks Marty Coltrain of S. Chesterfield, VA scored a flag to flag victory, his first win in over three years.

In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 30 lap feature Davis Lipscombe and Stephen Childress led the field to green with Lipscombe jumping out to the lead with Childress right on his bumper and the race for third going three wide. On lap 2 restart after a caution Childress jumped to the outside of Lipscombe in turn 3 and grabbed the lead at the line. Once out front Childress pulled away from the battle for second that included Lipscombe, Tyler Bare and Justin Williams. Williams working his way from his sixth starting position first battled with Bare for the third finally taking the spot on lap 20 and then went by Lipscombe on the next lap with a daring pass on the high side out of turn 2.

Williams tried to reel in Childress for the lead but Childress ran a flawless final 9 laps to score his first career win in the division. Rounding out the top 5 were Williams, Bare, Lipscombe and Corey Almond.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Hunter McClendon and Stephen Quade led the field to green with Quade sweeping the outside of turn 2 to lead the first circuit. A couple of cautions slowed the action before heating up between Quade and Brian Maxey. Maxey tried several times to dive under Quade for the lead with Joey Polevoy waiting in the wings.

On lap 12 Polevoy drove around the outside of Maxey in turn 3 and 4 to take over the second spot. Polevoy would reel in Quade and the two battled what seemed side by side until lap 22 when Polevoy grab the lead out of turn 4 and go on to take the win. Rounding out the top five were Quade, Maxey, Francis Jarrelle and Hunter McClendon. It was announced in victory lane that Stephen Quade will be joining the United States Air Force on July 5th.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature 8-time Champion Roger Jamerson, looking for win 200, grabbed the lead on the drop of the green to lead the first lap. Following along into second was 2-time Champion Brett Adkins as the top two pulled away from the field. On lap 12 the race got interesting as Joe Weiss dove under Adkins to battle for second. After a couple of laps of side-by-side racing Weiss took over the second spot. Weiss would take several shots at Jamerson for the lead only to be turned away. Jamerson would hold on to grab his first victory of the season and his 200th of his career.

In the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap nightcap Marty Colrtrain and James Givens led the field to green with Givens slowing with mechanical issues and Coltrain grabbing the top spot and leading the opening circuit. Several cautions closed the field on Coltrain’s bumper but that was about as close as anyone could get to him during the race. Coltrain would lead flag to flag and pick up his first victory in three years. Rounding out the top five were Chris Champion, Cory Bradley, Brian Bradley and James Bunn.

The speedway will take next Saturday July 2nd off for the 4th of July holiday weekend and return to racing on Saturday July 9th for week eight 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 July 9th 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.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

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Victory Lap Pro Late Models (30 Laps):
A-Main: 1. 03-Stephen Childress[2] ; 2. 2-Justin Williams[6] ; 3. 30-Tyler Bare[5] ; 4. 71-Davis Lipscombe[1] ; 5. 7A-Corey Almond[4] ; 6. 36-Cory Dawson[9] ; 7. 29-Billy Hubbard[7] ; 8. 40-Brent Bordeaux[11] ; 9. 100-Mike Warton[15] ; 10. 09-Brad Rigdon[10] ; 11. 17-Camden Testerman[12] ; 12. 47-Mark Parks[8] ; 13. 28-Carl Vaughan[16] ; 14. 55-Jimmy Duncan[3] ; 15. 7T-Christian Thomas[14] ; 16. 2*-Jared Powell[13]

Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.234 seconds

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps):
A-Main: 1. 8-Roger Jamerson[2] ; 2. 43J-Joe Weiss[3] ; 3. 16-Brett Adkins[4} ; 4. 1-Chad Beahr[1] ; 5. 71-John Nickens[9] ; 6. 92-Kacey Gordon[14] ; 7. 91-Kevin Curtis[11] ; 8. 11-Chase Butler[10] ; 9. 12-Russell Steele[15] ; 10. 14-Sean Owens[12] ; 11. 9-Steve Causey[8] ; 12. 21-Wesley Givens[6] ; 13. 00-Jimmy Priddy[13] ; 14. 01-Tommy Upshaw[5] ; 15. 22-Michael Hayes[7] ; 16. 10-Matt Ashworth[16]

Fast Qualifier: Brett Adkins – 20.915 seconds

Budweiser Modifieds (25 laps):
A-Main: 1. 51-Joey Polevoy[3] ; 2. 20-Stephen Quade[2] ; 3. 04-Brian Maxey[8] ; 4. 51-Francis Jarrelle III[4] ; 5. 33-Hunter McClendon[1] ; 6. 44-Steve Bryant[6] ; 7. 99-Charlie Hubbard[5] ; 8. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[7] ; 9. 68-Adam Hoegerl[9] ; 10. 3-William Mongold[10] ; 11. 39-Brian Dobie[11]

Fast Qualifier: Brian Maxey – 19.083 seconds

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps):
A-Main: 1. 25-Marty Coltrain[2] ; 2. 32M-Chris Champion[5] ; 3. 41-Cory Bradley[4] ; 4. 40-Brian Bradley[9] ; 5. 20-James Bunn[13] ; 6. 18-John Hankins Jr.[14] ; 7. 50-Blair Sibley[10] ; 8. 14-Ryan Hutchens[8] ; 9. 4-Randy Hutchens[15] ; 10. 35-Lucas Ward[12] ; 11. 01-Trent Clemans[16] ; 12. 23-Brandon Bowler[17] ; 13. 08-Chad Champion[6] ; 14. 38-Steven Carter[11] ; 15. 28-Brandon Sandridge[7] ; 16. 39-Cole Johnston[21] ; 17. 34-Gene Brinson[19] ; 18. 26-Stephanie Stallings[18] ; 19. 8-James Givens[1] ; 20. 18N-Josh New[20] ; 21. 31-Ben Lowry[3]

Fast Qualifier: Ben Lowery – 22.744 seconds

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