Logan Roberson Holds off Late Charge by Michael Brown for $20,000 FASTRAK World Championship Victory

Jamaica, VA – Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, VA has been the bridesmaid on eight FASTRAK sanctioned events, that was until tonight when he took home the biggest win of his career on the biggest stage in Pro Late Model racing, the $20,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship. Roberson grab the lead from Jenson Ford of Piney Flatts, TN and looked to have the race under control. Roberson would lose the lead to Michael Brown of Bufford, SC in traffic on lap 52 but would power back to the lead on the next circuit. Roberson would keep Brown at bay to take home the 2018 FASTRAK World Championship.

“I don’t know what to say, me and my dad work our butts off in the shop at night to come here to do this, to get my first FASTRAK win against all these good guys, man I don’t know I am crying like a baby, I am just so excited, we are just a small funded team but we got it done tonight” commented a very emotional Logan Roberson in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Michael Brown, Tyler Bare, 2017 World Champion Ross Bailes and Matt Long.

Jensen Ford, Tyler Bare, Logan Roberson and Brett Hamm picked up heat race wins. Kyle Lukon and Corey Almond were the B Main winners and Chris Blackwell scored the win in the non-qualifiers race.

Jensen Ford and Logan Roberson led the 31 car field to green with Ford grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Roberson would get by Ford on lap 4 out of turn 4 to take the lead. Roberson stretched his lead out over Tyler Bare by 10 car lengths until lap the leaders began to work traffic. On lap 20 Bare got inside Roberson out of turn 2 and looked to have a run good enough to take the lead only to have caution come out for a car stopped in turn 4.

On the restart Roberson pulled away from the now battle for second between Bare and Michael Brown. On lap 23 Brown swept the outside of bare to take second and set out to catch Roberson. Two laps later the leaders began working traffic and Brown closed on Roberson’s bumper but the battle for the lead was thwarted by a caution on lap 31. On the restart Roberson once again pulled away until he began to run into lapped traffic again. Brown finally got back to Roberson bumper and on lap 51 got inside Roberson for the lead. Roberson would quickly regain the lead on the next corner with a strong move out of turn 2.

A final caution on lap 54 tightened the field back on Roberson bumper for the restart. Roberson was able to hold off Brown over the final six laps to score his first FASTRAK win and the biggest win of his career. Following Roberson to the checkers were Brown, Bare, Ross Bailes and Matt Long to round out the top five.

The 2018 Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season at Virginia Motor Speedway has concluded. The next event will be the 14th annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling over at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday October 13th. Eleven divisions will compete at the state-of-art mud bog facility. Three monster trucks will be on hand for a bone crushing monster truck freestyle show. For more information visit www.thepitatvms.com.

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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RACE RESULTS FASTRAK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY JAMES RIVER EQUIPMENT – SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018:

FASTRAK Pro Late Model World Championship (60 Laps): 1. 17R-Logan Roberson, [2]; 2. 79-Michael Brown, [5]; 3. 30-Tyler Bare, [3]; 4. 87B-Ross Bailes, [9]; 5. 55L-Matt Long, [24]; 6. 21H-Benji Hicks, [18]; 7. 69-Justin Williams, [7]; 8. 75-Brett Hamm, [4]; 9. 01P-Travis Pennington, [12]; 10. 88-Trent Ivey, [22]; 11. 00F-Carson Ferguson, [20]; 12. 2-Dennis Franklin, [19]; 13. 4-Matthew Nance, [10]; 14. 7A-Corey Almond, [26]; 15. 184-Kyle Lukon, [25]; 16. 92-Nick Davis, [29]; 17. 0F-Troy Frazier, [27]; 18. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [28]; 19. 6-Chris Blackwell, [31]; 20. K1-Kerry King, [23]; 21. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [13]; 22. 21B-Billy Beachler, [21]; 23. 09C-Ches Chester, [8]; 24. 87-Walker Arthur, [17]; 25. 03-Stephen Childress, [30]; 26. 47-Matt Quade, [15]; 27. 27-Andrew Durham, [16]; 28. 12U-Brandon Umberger, [6]; 29. 3-Kenny Peeples, [11]; 30. 6D-Dillon Brown, [14]; 31. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]

Heat 1 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 83-Jensen Ford, [2]; 2. 79-Michael Brown, [1]; 3. 87B-Ross Bailes, [4]; 4. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [3]; 5. 87-Walker Arthur, [5]; 6. 21B-Billy Beachler, [6]; 7. 184-Kyle Lukon, [8]; 8. 45-Sommey Lacey, [10]; 9. 52-Bryan Benton, [13]; 10. 09-Brad Rigdon, [12]; 11. 123-Samuel Bryant, [9]; 12. 41-Terry Cregger, [7]; 13. 74-Mike Franklin, [11]

Heat 2 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 30-Tyler Bare, [1]; 2. 69-Justin Williams, [2]; 3. 3-Kenny Peeples, [4]; 4. 47-Matt Quade, [3]; 5. 2-Dennis Franklin, [6]; 6. K1-Kerry King, [5]; 7. 0F-Troy Frazier, [10]; 8. 92-Nick Davis, [8]; 9. 6-Chris Blackwell, [7]; 10. 12A-Ryan Adams, [12]; 11. 72-Charles Shawver, [13]; 12. 0R-Richard Frazier, [11]; 13. 2P-Jared Powell, [14]; 14. 252-Will Pritchard, [9]

Heat 3 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 17R-Logan Roberson, [2]; 2. 12U-Brandon Umberger, [3]; 3. 4-Matthew Nance, [6]; 4. 6D-Dillon Brown, [1]; 5. 21H-Benji Hicks, [8]; 6. 88-Trent Ivey, [4]; 7. 7A-Corey Almond, [5]; 8. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [7]; 9. 03-Stephen Childress, [12]; 10. 74S-Kevin Scott, [10]; 11. D52-Brad Basey, [15]; 12. 01-Matt Glanden, [9]; 13. 13-Ray Miller, [11]; 14. 12C-Cody Cubbage, [13]; (DNS) 21S-Steve Hassell,

Heat 4 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 75-Brett Hamm, [2]; 2. 09C-Ches Chester, [1]; 3. 01P-Travis Pennington, [4]; 4. 27-Andrew Durham, [6]; 5. 00F-Carson Ferguson, [3]; 6. 55L-Matt Long, [5]; 7. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, [7]; 8. 38-Nick Love, [12]; 9. 77-Brian Hankins, [13]; 10. 08-Tyler Dettor, [11]; 11. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [10]; 12. 2B-Michael Bland, [9]; (DNS) 8-Joe Pete,

B Feature 1 (15 laps – Top 3 to A Main) – 1. 184-Kyle Lukon, [1]; 2. 0F-Troy Frazier, [2]; 3. 92-Nick Davis, [4]; 4. 6-Chris Blackwell, [6]; 5. 12A-Ryan Adams, [8]; 6. 72-Charles Shawver, [10]; 7. 52-Bryan Benton, [5]; 8. 74-Mike Franklin, [13]; 9. 45-Sommey Lacey, [3]; 10. 41-Terry Cregger, [11]; 11. 123-Samuel Bryant, [9]; 12. 09-Brad Rigdon, [7]; 13. 0R-Richard Frazier, [12]; (DNS) 252-Will Pritchard,

B Feature 2 (15 laps – Top 3 to A Main) – 1. 7A-Corey Almond, [1]; 2. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [3]; 3. 03-Stephen Childress, [5]; 4. 77-Brian Hankins, [6]; 5. 74S-Kevin Scott, [7]; 6. 08-Tyler Dettor, [8]; 7. 38-Nick Love, [4]; 8. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [10]; 9. D52-Brad Basey, [9]; 10. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, [2]; 11. 01-Matt Glanden, [11]; 12. 2B-Michael Bland, [12]; 13. 13-Ray Miller, [13]; 14. 12C-Cody Cubbage, [14]

Non-Qualifiers Race (20 Laps) – 1. 6-Chris Blackwell, [1]; 2. 77-Brian Hankins, [2]; 3. 08-Tyler Dettor, [5]; 4. 74S-Kevin Scott, [4]; 5. 72-Charles Shawver, [21]; 6. 12A-Ryan Adams, [3]; 7. 52-Bryan Benton, [6]; 8. 74-Mike Franklin, [8]; 9. 09-Brad Rigdon, [16]; 10. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [7]; 11. 0R-Richard Frazier, [18]; 12. 38-Nick Love, [11]; 13. 123-Samuel Bryant, [14]; 14. 41-Terry Cregger, [12]; 15. 45-Sommey Lacey, [10]; 16. 2B-Michael Bland, [17]; 17. 12C-Cody Cubbage, [20]; (DNS) D52-Brad Basey, ; (DNS) 01-Matt Glanden, ; (DNS) 13-Ray Miller, ; (DNS) 5S-Hunter Stinnett,

Group A Qualifying – 1. 79-Michael Brown, 00:18.341[11]; 2. 30-Tyler Bare, 00:18.450[22]; 3. 83-Jensen Ford, 00:18.486[24]; 4. 69-Justin Williams, 00:18.494[25]; 5. 71-Davis Lipscombe, 00:18.495[7]; 6. 47-Matt Quade, 00:18.534[21]; 7. 87B-Ross Bailes, 00:18.584[28]; 8. 3-Kenny Peeples, 00:18.585[13]; 9. 87-Walker Arthur, 00:18.621[3]; 10. K1-Kerry King, 00:18.767[9]; 11. 21B-Billy Beachler, 00:18.786[8]; 12. 2-Dennis Franklin, 00:18.859[15]; 13. 41-Terry Cregger, 00:18.866[5]; 14. 6-Chris Blackwell, 00:18.892[2]; 15. 184-Kyle Lukon, 00:19.023[14]; 16. 92-Nick Davis, 00:19.026[12]; 17. 123-Samuel Bryant, 00:19.053[4]; 18. 252-Will Pritchard, 00:19.076[20]; 19. 45-Sommey Lacey, 00:19.101[1]; 20. 0F-Troy Frazier, 00:19.127[19]; 21. 74S-Kevin Scott, 00:19.137; 22. 74-Mike Franklin, 00:19.184[16]; 23. 0R-Richard Frazier, 00:19.194[26]; 24. 09-Brad Rigdon, 00:19.269[27]; 25. 12A-Ryan Adams, 00:19.324[10]; 26. 52-Bryan Benton, 00:19.372[23]; 27. 72-Charles Shawver, 00:19.380[6]

Group B Qualifying – 1. 6D-Dillon Brown, 00:18.261[17]; 2. 09C-Ches Chester, 00:18.262[12]; 3. 17R-Logan Roberson, 00:18.366[2]; 4. 75-Brett Hamm, 00:18.376[15]; 5. 00F-Carson Ferguson, 00:18.407[18]; 6. 88-Trent Ivey, 00:18.453[19]; 7. 01P-Travis Pennington, 00:18.519[8]; 8. 7A-Corey Almond, 00:18.578[20]; 9. 55L-Matt Long, 00:18.678[26]; 10. 4-Matthew Nance, 00:18.712[7]; 11. 27-Andrew Durham, 00:18.841[1]; 12. 39-Henry Hornsby III, 00:18.899[11]; 13. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, 00:18.941[9]; 14. 21H-Benji Hicks, 00:18.986[25]; 15. 8-Joe Pete, 00:19.079[23]; 16. 01-Matt Glanden, 00:19.083[14]; 17. 2B-Michael Bland, 00:19.113[24]; 18. 74S-Kevin Scott, 00:19.137[4]; 19. 66X-Matt Tarbox, 00:19.221[10]; 20. 13-Ray Miller, 00:19.304[22]; 21. 08-Tyler Dettor, 00:19.309[16]; 22. 12U-Brandon Umberger, 00:19.398[5]; 23. 03-Stephen Childress, 00:19.431[6]; 24. 38-Nick Love, 00:19.636[21]; 25. 12C-Cody Cubbage, 00:19.822[27]; 26. 77-Brian Hankins, 00:19.889[13]; 27. 21S-Steve Hassell, 00:21.955[3]

Over-All Fast Qualifier: Dillon Brown – 18.261 seconds

Entrants: 55

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