Jamaica, VA – After battling for the lead for the first 30 laps of the 35 lap Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA finally got by race leader Jared Powell of Charlottesville, VA on lap 31 to score the victory in a race that featured twenty-eight competitors. On a lap 30 restart Almond jumped inside Powell as they barreled into turn 1 getting door to door as they raced out of turn 2. It took two more turns before Almond would complete the pass but once out front never looked back to go on to take the opening night victory.

“I have to thank Jared (Powell) for racing me clean, he was better in lapped traffic than I was so when that last caution came out I knew I had to make my move; thankfully it paid off and we came away with the win,” commented Corey Almond in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Jared Powell, Matt Glanden, Davis Lipscombe and Billy Hubbard.

In other action Francis Jarrelle of Henrico, VA scored his career first Budweiser Modified victory leading 29 of the 30 lap feature; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Tyler Shipp of Mechanicsville, VA led all 30 laps to score the victory and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA took the feature win over James Givens of Henrico, VA.

In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 35 lap feature Same Archer and Jared Powell led the 28 car field to green with Powell taking the lead out of turn 2. By lap 8 Powell and Almond began to pull away from the rest of the field. By lap 19 the two were working lapped traffic with Powell holding Almond at bay. On lap 21 Almond began looking inside Powell but each time Powell would hold to his lead. On lap 29 caution came out closing the field on Powell’s bumper. On the restart Almond jumped inside Powell heading into turn 1 with the two coming out of turn 2 side by side for the lead. Almond would finally grab the lead as the two headed out of turn 4. Once out front Almond would never look back and go onto the win over Powell, Matt Glanden, Davis Lipscombe and Billy Hubbard.

In the Budweiser Modified feature Lance Grady and Ryan Toole led the 17 car field to green with Toole grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Toole’s lead wouldn’t last long as Francis Jarrelle grabbed the lead with a pass out of t4. Once out front Jarrelle began to pull away from the battle for second between Toole, Hunter McClendon, Lance Grady, Andy Boahn and Chase Butler. On lap 13 McClendon would get inside Toole for second and set out to catch the leader. On lap 19 McClendon would get inside Jarrelle heading into turn 1 only to see Jarrelle power back around in turn 2. On the next lap McClendon would spin in turn 2 to bring out the caution. Over the final 10 laps no one had anything for Jarrelle as he cruised to his career first victory over Chase Butler, Andy Boahn, Lance Grady and Hunter McClendon.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Josh Burnham and Tyler Shipp led the 17 car field to green with Tyler Shipp taking command on the opening circuit. On lap 3 Tim Shelton went outside of Burnham in turn 2 to take second. Shelton closed up on Shipp and on lap 8 was looking outside Shipp for the lead only to have Shipp pull away again. On lap 17 the two leaders began to work lapped cars allowing Shelton to get to Shipp’s bumper. That was as close as Shelton would get the rest of the race as Shipp pulled away to take the win over Shelton, Brett Adkins, Joe Weiss and Chase Burrow.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature Chad Champion and Cory Bradley led the 18 car field to green with Bradley grabbing the lead at the line. On the next circuit James Givens got by Champion for second and set out for Bradley. On lap 4 Givens began working the back bumper of Bradley taking the lead on lap 5. Bradley would shadow Givens over the next 10 laps taking the lead back on lap 16. Over the final nine laps Bradley was able to hold off Givens who battled Trent Clemans for second to the final corner where Clemans spun coming to the checkers with Bradley taking the win over Givens, Jay Seward, Raymond Harper and Ryan Hutchens.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday May 4th to host week 2 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 4thwill open at 3pm 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 (35 Laps): 1. 7A-Corey Almond, 42:39.081[3]; 2. 2*-Jared Powell, 42:43.432[2]; 3. 01-Matt Glanden, 42:44.036[5]; 4. 71-Davis Lipscombe, 42:44.596[7]; 5. 38B-Billy Hubbard, 42:46.128[6]; 6. 14C-Chuck Bowie, 42:47.350[18]; 7. 80-Ray Love Jr, 42:48.842[14]; 8. 36-Sam Archer, 42:49.152[1]; 9. 2W-Justin Williams, 42:48.597[4]; 10. 17-John Testerman, 42:51.589[15]; 11. 71T-Tyler Hoy, 42:52.457[19]; 12. 09-Brad Rigdon, 42:54.716[8]; 13. 69-cecil cash Jr, 42:57.820[21]; 14. 2-Austin Bussler, 42:58.734[13]; 15. 41-James Snead, 43:00.555[22]; 16. 38-Nicolas Love, 43:06.626[17]; 17. 28-Carl Vaughan, 42:59.676[16]; 18. 77-Brian Hankins, 32:34.078[23]; 19. 46-Tyler Emory, 32:48.358[12]; 20. 5J-Darrell Dow, 29:01.615[24]; 21. 55-Jimmy Duncan, 21:27.844[10]; 22. 12-Cody Cubbage, 23:10.282[26]; 23. 3-Bill Coada, 21:08.258[25]; 24. 11C-Trevor Collins, 18:19.408[28]; 25. 40-Brent Bordeaux, 18:01.425[9]; 26. 01C-Petie Coffey, 17:40.344[27]; 27. 47-Matt Quade, 03:34.135[11]; 28. 18-Matt Marshall, 03:35.655[20]

Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.536 seconds

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 25-Tyler Shipp, 23:05.544[2]; 2. 55-Tim Shelton, 23:09.037[4]; 3. 16-Brett Adkins, 23:10.833[5]; 4. 43J-Joe Weiss, 23:11.746[3]; 5. 0-Chase Burrow, 23:12.605[10]; 6. 9-Steve Causey, 23:15.993[8]; 7. 39-Nicholas Odell, 23:23.699[12]; 8. 1-Chad Beahr, 23:25.470[9]; 9. (DNF) 01-Tommy Upshaw, 16:40.482[7]; 10. (DNF) 10-Matt Ashworth, 14:06.854[11]; 11. (DNF) 17NC-Josh Burnham, 12:31.925[1]; 12. (DNF) 68-Christopher Rose, 09:03.142[14]; 13. (DNF) 22-Michael Hayes, [13]; 14. (DNF) 51-Mark Gonzales, [6]; (DNS) 14-Ryan Hutchens, ; (DNS) 3-Bill Coada, ; (DNS) 00-David Lane,

Fast Qualifier: Tim Shelton – 21.090 seconds

Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 01-Francis Jarelle III, 35:37.772[4]; 2. 11-Chase Butler, 35:39.430[3]; 3. 66-Andy Boahn, 35:40.529[5]; 4. 48-Lance Grady, 35:40.635[1]; 5. 33-Hunter McClendon, 35:42.422[6]; 6. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, 35:42.934[8]; 7. 316-Jeremiah Marshall, 35:46.150[7]; 8. 21C-Micheal Conley, 35:46.926[12]; 9. 99-Charlie Hubbard, 35:49.115[9]; 10. 27-Mark Schools, 35:46.385[10]; 11. 84-Ryan Toole, 31:06.888[2]; 12. 14-Samuel Lamborgiri, 31:28.891[15]; 13. (DNF) 68-Adam Hoegerl, 11:22.222[13]; 14. (DNF) 21J-Curtis Mason, 11:23.239[11]; (DNS) 18J-Jeremy Biggers, 11:23.239; (DNS) 16-David Kendall, 11:23.239; (DNS) 36G-Brandon Galloway, 11:23.239

Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 19.542 seconds

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 41-Cory Bradley, [2]; 2. 8-James Givens, [4]; 3. 88-Jay Seward, [16]; 4. 22-Raymond Harper, [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Hutchens, [18]; 6. 01-Trent Clemans, [6]; 7. 14-Paige Vassallo, [11]; 8. 08-Chad Champion, [1]; 9. 18-John Hankins Jr, [7]; 10. (DNF) 25-Marty Coltrain, [3]; 11. (DNF) 30-Zac Elliott, [9]; 12. (DNF) 3-Dylan Pullen, [10]; 13. (DNF) 9-Justin Pullen, [8]; 14. (DNF) 39-Cole Johnston, [13]; (DNS) 26-Stephanie Johnston, ; (DNS) 5-Joe Fancher, ; (DNS) 11-Robbie Kramer Jr, ; (DNS) 14B-Brandon Bowler,

Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 22.892 seconds

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