Jamaica, VA – In a matter of days some of the region’s top dirt late model talent will converge on Virginia Motor Speedway for one of the year’s biggest events, the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth. Saturday April 20th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host the largest short track event in the State of Virginia. That means some of the best dirt late model drivers on the East Coast will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA.

The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature a 60 lap A-Main paying the winner a cool $20,000. The event will also feature a $3000 to win FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance race for Pro Late Model competitors.

“If you are a fan of short track racing you do not want to miss this event; the best dirt late model racers on the East Coast will be vying for that huge $20,000 check in one of the biggest short track events in the State of Virginia,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

The list of names is growing as some of the region’s top dirt late model drivers are headed to Jamaica, VA for the big event. Defending race winner Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Chris Madden, Jason Covert, Dennis Franklin, Joey Coulter, Austin Hubbard, Tyler Bare, Tim McCreadie and a host of others will be trying to take home the $20,000 top prize. If you are a fan of dirt late model racing this will be the show to be at April 20th.

Admission price for adults is only $30, seniors (60+) $25; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $20, students 13 – 17 years old $15 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $40 regardless of age and will get you a seat in the grandstands.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

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.


  1. Steve Novak April 19, 2019, 3:55 pm

    Beautiful track, outstanding racing, reasonable prices, friendly folks. You do it right!!!

    Now for an observation, maybe constructive criticism, you have a very poor means in place for racers to enter and exit the track racing surface. 90 degrees entrance/exit to the surface. Considerable time is lost, spent, wasted bringing cars, tools, crews on and off the racing surface all race evening long, every racing event.

    Is it possible to make a gradual pit entrance (exit from track) beginning at some point between the end of the front stretch and maybe near turn two? Ditto for an entry point, angled that brings the racers on to the racing surface somewhere near turn three. I’ve attended over 100 tracks and I have never seen a set up like yours for getting cars on and off the track. Take a look at Bridgeport Speedway in NJ. The race cars pit on the backstretch at that facility as well.

    Thank you!

    • admin April 19, 2019, 6:56 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. We will take a look. We work very hard to have a safe track. We also want a timely show. We will look at anything.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>