Brett Adkins and Matt Quade Score Emotional Victories; McClendon and Givens also grab wins.

Jamaica, VA – On an emotional night where the racing community rallied around the Adkins family after losing their five-year old son Camden two weeks earlier got a fairy tale ending with Brett Adkins of Saluda, VA parking it in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane scoring an emotional win over Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA. Adkins would pass Shelton for the lead on lap 24 after Shelton jumped the cushion in turn 2. Adkins would hold off several late challenges for the lead to score the victory to the delight and cheers of the big crowd in attendance.

“I really don’t know what to say, a couple weeks ago my life took a bad corner, I can’t thank all of you enough for being behind me and my family, it has helped make the situation a little easier and help me get to today,” commented a very emotional Adkins in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Shelton, Matt meads, Taylor Doggett and Mark Gonzales.

In the exciting Victory Lap Pro Lap Pro Late Model feature Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD held off Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA and fast qualifier Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, VA to claim his second win of the season. Quade dedicated the win to his Grandfather, who is currently in hospice.

“We have been busting our butts off, and we have the car going good and I can’t thank everyone enough. This one is for my grandfather, wish he could be here right now because he would love this,” commented an emotional Quade in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Lipscombe, Roberson, Matt Glanden and Brad Rigdon.

In other action Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA got past Bret Hamilton of Powhatan, VA on lap 20 of the Budweiser Modified feature to score his third win of the season and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division James Givens of Henrico, VA claimed his fifth win of the season after a spirited battle with Trent Clemans of Mechanicsville, VA.

In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature, Tyler Bare and Matt Quade led the 18 car field to green. Quade would get a good run off of turn two to lead the first circuit. The races first caution would fly on lap two for a slowing Bare. On the restart Quade and Logan Roberson would begin a side-by-side battle that lasted for most of the 35 laps feature. With Roberson working the cushion and Quade in the middle groove the two would come to the finish line separated by inches. On lap 20 Roberson jumped the cushion in turn 2 and Lipscombe took advantage to grab the second spot. With Quade only inches in front of the battle for second, the fans were on their feet as the three drivers put on a show. Quade would hold to take the win followed by Lipscombe, Roberson, Matt Glanden and Brad Rigdon.

Charlie Hubbard and Bret Hamilton led the Budweiser Modified field to green with Hamilton taking control of the race out of turn 2. The races first caution would fly on lap 2 for a slowing Ryan Toole. On the restart Hamilton jumped out to a three-car length advantage over Hunter McClendon. That advantage would quickly be erased as the two began working through lapped traffic. On lap 11 Hamilton got caught behind a lapped car allowing McClendon to get to his inside and grab the lead. Once out front McClendon pulled away from Hamilton, Josh Harris and Chris Arnold battling for second as he went on to collect his third win of the season. Hamilton Harris, Arnold and Charlie Hubbard rounded out the top five.

In the Collision One Limited Stock feature Chad champion and Trent Clemans led the field to green with the battle for the lead going three wide as they barreled into turn 1. Clemans would come out of turn 2 with the lead followed by Chad Champion and Cory Bradley. On lap 10 Champion and Bradley would get together in turn 4 to bring out the races second caution, which put James Givens on second. The two leaders would battle side by side for the next 10 laps until Clemans would lose a left rear tire turn 1 while racing side by side with Givens. Givens would go on to collect his fifth win of the season. Raymond Harper, David bowler, Chad Champion and Brandon Bowler would round out the top five.

The last race of the night, the 30 lap Truckin thunder Sportsman feature, capped off a storied night of racing with Brett Adkins taking home a very emotional victory over Tim Shelton. Brett Adkins and Tim Shelton led the 23 car field to green with Shelton powering to the lead on the outside with Adkins following in second. While the two leaders pulled away from the field the battle for third was intense between Matt Meads, Taylor Doggett and Mark Gonzales. Much of the remaining laps the three battled three wide for the position. With the laps winding down, Adkins began reeling in the leader. On lap 24 Shelton would jump the cushion in turn 2 while Adkins darted to his inside for the lead. Adkins would hold off several challenges from Shelton to take home the win.

The Speedway will return to racing next Saturday September 1st and host Northern Neck Chevrolet Championship Night presented by Veteran’s & Athletes United and week 12 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing and feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Not only will the track be crowning its 2018 division Champions fans will also get a chance to see and touch the Fallen Heroes Memorial Flag.

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RACE RESULTS FOR ATLANTIC BROADBAND NIGHT – SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2018:

Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 47-Matt Quade, [2]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [5]; 3. 17R-Logan Roberson, [4]; 4. 01-Matt Glanden, [10]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, [11]; 6. 1-Dustin Ferguson, [7]; 7. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [9]; 8. 08-Tyler Detter, [8]; 9. 11-James Miller, [12]; 10. 77-Brian Hankins, [16]; 11. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [6]; 12. 23M-John McClellan, [14]; 13. 28-Carl Vaughan, [17]; 14. 38-Nicolas Love, [13]; 15. 13-Ray Miller, [15]; 16. 7A-Corey Almond, [3]; 17. 88-Bill Coada, [18]; 18. 30-Tyler Bare, [1]

Fast Qualifier: Logan Roberson – 18.0992 seconds

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 16-Brett Adkins, [1]; 2. 55-Tim Shelton, [2]; 3. 23-Matt Meads, [6]; 4. 98-Taylor Doggett, [8]; 5. 51-Mark Gonzales, [12]; 6. 9-Steve Causey, [4]; 7. 0C-Joe Weiss, [7]; 8. 00-Hunter Shelton, [10]; 9. 25-Tyler Shipp, [5]; 10. 6-Macy Causey, [9]; 11. 91-James Snead, [15]; 12. 8-Roger Jamerson, [18]; 13. 92-Kacey Gordon, [16]; 14. 0-Chase Burrow, [14]; 15. 01-Tommy Upshaw, [20]; 16. 1-Chad Beahr, [19]; 17. 22-Michael Hayes, [11]; 18. 39-Nicholas Odell, [21]; 19. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [17]; 20. 56-John Morgan, [23]; 21. 13-Matt Ashworth, [22]; 22. 17NC-Joshua Burnham, [3]; 23. 88-Bill Coada, [13]

Fast Qualifier: Matt Meads – 21.254 seconds

Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon, [6]; 2. 1ST-Bret Hamilton, [2]; 3. 43-Josh Harris, [3]; 4. 99W-Chris Arnold, [5]; 5. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [1]; 6. 48-Lance Grady, [8]; 7. 11-Chase Butler, [7]; 8. 10S-Tim Schulte, [15]; 9. 16-David Kendall, [9]; 10. 68-Adam Hoegerl, [13]; 11. 57-Curtis Barricks, [10]; 12. 84-Ryan Toole, [4]; 13. 21C-Davey Conley, [11]; 14. 21J-Curtis Mason, [12]; 15. 27-Mark Schools, [14]

Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 20.322 seconds

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 lap): 1. 8-James Givens, [8]; 2. 22-Raymond Harper, [15]; 3. 23-David Bowler, [7]; 4. 08-Chad Champion, [1]; 5. 14-Brandon Bowler, [9]; 6. 41-Cory Bradley, [4]; 7. 18-John Hankins Jr, [11]; 8. 47-Christian Sherr, [16]; 9. 25-Marty Coltrain, [17]; 10. 88-Jay Seward, [12]; 11. 4-Randy Hutchens, [6]; 12. 01-Trent Clemans, [2]; 13. 5-Joe Fancher, [10]; 14. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, [14]; 15. 12-Mark Schools, [3]; 16. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [5]; 17. 9-Justin Pullen, [13]

Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 24.109 seconds

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