Hot Temperatures Postpone July 20 Prelude to the World Championship till August 24

Hot Temperatures Postpone July 20 Prelude to the World Championship till August 24

Jamaica, VA – Officials with Virginia Motor Speedway and the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance have announced that the $3,000 to win Northern Neck Chevrolet Prelude to the World Championship has been postponed for Saturday, July 20th due to forecasted heat indexes above 110 degrees. The Prelude to the World Championship has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 24th. “With heat indexes forecast for between 110 and 115 degrees we feel it is in the best interest of the teams, fans, officials and sponsors to postpone,” said track owner Bill Sawyer, “we are looking forward to hosting the Prelude to the World Championship on August 24th.” The Prelude to the World Championship will be the last chance for drivers on the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance to get a paid practice at Virginia Motor Speedway ahead of the $50,000 to win 2019 FASTRAK World Championship. The FASTRAK World Championship, with a total purse of $166,275, is the single richest race in Pro Late Model racing history. The race will be broadcast as a two-hour special as part of Speed51’s Short Track America on MavTV and will air on October 30th. The speedway will take next week off and return to racing on Saturday, August 3rd to host Pepsi Night and week 9 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 3rd, will open at 3 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm 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....

Redemption for Billy Hubbard with Pro Late Model Win at Virginia Motor Speedway; Arnold, Adkins and Bradley also take Wins

Redemption for Billy Hubbard with Pro Late Model Win at Virginia Motor Speedway; Arnold, Adkins and Bradley also take Wins

Jamaica, VA – The last time Billy Hubbard of Cobbs Creek, VA came across as the winner in the Victory Lap Pro Late Models at Virginia Motor Speedway the win was taken away due to being three pounds light at the scales. This time Hubbard would clear scales and score a measure of redemption with a convincing win over Justin Williams of Concord, VA. Hubbard would grab the lead on the opening lap and then had to survive several restarts before taking the win. “This feels good to get back to victory lane after what happened at the last race; we were light, and that’s the rules, but we learned something, and hopefully it means good things for us the rest of the season,” commented Hubbard in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Justin Williams, Corey Almond, Matt Glanden and Jared Powell. In other action Brett Adkins of Saluda, VA scored his first Truckin Thunder Sportsman win of the season holding off Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City, NC over the final ten laps; in the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Chris Arnold of Matoaca, VA pulled a slider on Francis Jarrelle of Henrico, VA to take the lead on the opening lap and taking home a convincing win over Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA; and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA led flag to flag to score his second victory of the season. Billy Hubbard and Matt Glanden led the Victory Lap Late Model field to green with Hubbard jumping to the lead. Two laps later Justin Williams grabbed second when Glanden slid up the track in turn 4. Three laps later Williams would begin pressuring Hubbard for the lead, each time being turned away. On lap 9 the races first caution flew for a stopped Chuck Bowie. By lap 15 Hubbard had worked to a five car length advantage over Williams and the field. A caution on lap 18 closed the field on Hubbard’s bumper for the restart. On the restart, Williams would take a shot at Hubbard only to lose the front end of his car and allow Hubbard to pull away to a four car length advantage. On lap 25 Hubbard began to close in on lapped traffic with an eight car length lead over Williams. A caution on lap 29 once again allowed the field to close on Hubbard. On the restart Hubbard would pull away by a couple car lengths only to have the caution come out again. On the restart Williams stayed close to Hubbard, at least for next lap. Hubbard then kept four car lengths between himself and Williams as he went on to score his first win since 2014. Justin Williams, Corey Almond, In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Brett Adkins and Chase Burrow led the field to green with Adkins leading the first lap followed by Burrow and Joe Weiss. Adkins paced the field with Weiss working his way to second on lap 3. Weiss would close on Adkins and on lap 19 began to work inside Adkins for the lead. Multiple times Weiss would get to Adkins inside only to have Adkins hold on at the line each time. On lap 26 Weiss got a great run under Adkins in turn 2 and had a slight lead heading into turn 3. The two would touch and Weiss would let out the gas not wanting to wreck him sending him sideways and allowing Adkins to pull away. Adkins would go on to score his first win of the season followed by Weiss, Burrow, Tyler Shipp and Steve Causey rounding out the top 5. In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Francis Jarrelle and Chase Butler led the field to green with Chris Arnold completing a slider in turn 3 to take the lead from Jarrelle to lead the first lap. Arnold would have to fend off Hunter McClendon late in the race after several cautions but the only thing that would slow Arnold during the night would be lapped traffic late in the race as he went on to score a convincing flag to flag win over Hunter McClendon, Brandon Galloway, Francis Jarelle and Jeff Solinger. In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature with Brandon Bowler and Cory Bradley leading the field to green. Bradley would rocket to the lead out of turn 2 with Bowler three car lengths back. Fast qualifier James Givens would work his way from eighth to third with an inside move on Chad Champion on lap 7. Bradley and Bowler would pull away from Givens and the rest of the field by lap 16. Best race of the night was a family feud between Chad Champion and Chris Champion as the two traded the fourth spot multiple times before Chris would hold the spot for good. No one had anything for Bradley as he went on to score his second win of the season in a caution free event. Bowler, Givens, Chris Champion and Chad Champion rounded out the top 5. The speedway will return to racing next Saturday, July 20th to host the $3000 to win Northern Neck Chevrolet Prelude to the World Championship for the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series. Many of the Mid-Atlantic’s top Pro Late Model drivers will be on hand to not only try to take home the $3000 top prize but also get some valuable track time for the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship set for September 13-14, 2019. Also see the tracks Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stocks in Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 20th, will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $15; seniors (60+) $12; military $8; students 13 – 17 years old $6; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $25. All tickets will be sold the day of the event. 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 2019 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. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR TRUCKIN THUNDER NIGHT, SATURDAY JULY 13, 2019: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 38B-Billy Hubbard [1]; 2. 2W-Justin Williams [4]; 3. 7A-Corey Almond [3]; 4. 01-Matt Glanden [2]; 5. 2*-Jared Powell [5]; 6. 100-Troy Williams [9]; 7. 24-Kenny Moreland [8]; 8. 14C-Chuck Bowie [12]; 9. 38-Nicolas Love [15]; 10. 80-Ray Love Jr [6]; 11. 09-Brad Rigdon [11]; 12. 5J-Darrell Dow [17]; 13. 05-Jonathan Raley [14]; 14. 40-Brent Bordeaux [13]; 15. 17-Camden Testerman [10]; 16. 71-Davis Lipscombe [7]; 17. 41-James Snead [16]; 18. 52-Toby Davis [18]; 19. 13-Tim Radford [20]; 20. 28-Carl Vaughan [19] Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.655 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 16-Brett Adkins [1]; 2. 43J-Joe Weiss [5]; 3. 0-Chase Burrow [2]; 4. 25-Tyler Shipp [4]; 5. 9-Steve Causey [3]; 6. 55-Tim Shelton [8]; 7. 17NC-Josh Burnham [6]; 8. 1-Chad Beahr [7]; 9. 00-David Lane [9]; (DNS) 01-Tommy Upshaw, Fast Qualifier: Josh Burnham – 21.557 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 99W-Chris Arnold [3]; 2. 33-Hunter McClendon [8]; 3. 36G-Brandon Galloway [4]; 4. 01-Francis Jarelle III [1]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger [5]; 6. 316-Jeremiah Marshall [11]; 7. 10S-Tim Schulte [6]; 8. 27-Mark Schools [9]; 9. 48-Lance Grady [10]; 10. 2-Michael Pappas [7]; 11. 14-Samuel Lamborgiri [17]; 12. 16-David Kendall [15]; 13. 21J-Curtis Mason [13]; 14. 11-Chase Butler [2]; 15. 07-Chris Mcintosh [18]; 16. 44-Stephen Bryant [19]; 17. 99-Charlie Hubbard [12]; 18. 55-Jason Sage [16]; 19. 68-Adam Hoegerl [14] Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 19.070 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 41-Cory Bradley [2]; 2. 14B-Brandon Bowler [1]; 3. 8-James Givens [8]; 4. 32M-Chris Champion [4]; 5. 08-Chad Champion [3]; 6. 59-Carl Hazelwood [11]; 7. 25-Marty Coltrain [10]; 8. 18-John Hankins Jr [6]; 9. 9-Justin Pullen [9]; 10. 3-Dylan Pullen [12]; 11. 13-Dale Rhodes [14]; 12. 26-Stephanie Johnston [16]; 13. 01-Trent Clemans [5]; 14. 40-Paige Vassallo [7]; 15. 5-Joe Fancher [13]; 16. 37-Mike Harris [15]; 17. 00-Bill Hardman Jr [17] Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 23.149 seconds...

IT’S RACE DAY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR FOR TRUCKIN THUNDER NIGHT – JULY 13

IT’S RACE DAY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR FOR TRUCKIN THUNDER NIGHT – JULY 13

Jamaica, VA – IT’S RACE DAY! – Tonight we host week 7 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision-One.Com Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Gates open 5pm, hots laps 6:30pm and features at 8pm. FEATURE ORDER – TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN (30 LAPS) COLLISION ONE LIMITED STOCK CARS (25 LAPS) VICTORY LAP PRO LATE MODELS (35 LAPS) BUDWEISER MODIFIED (30 LAPS) ADMISSION Adult admission $12; senior (60+) $10; military (active / retired) $8; students (13-17) $6 and children 12 and under free. 16″ coolers welcome, no glass containers Great concessions and family-friendly pricing Free parking. Free dry camping spots available....

Speedway Returns to Racing Saturday, July 13 to Host Truckin Thunder Night

Speedway Returns to Racing Saturday, July 13 to Host Truckin Thunder Night

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, July 13 and host week 7 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. The night will feature all four of the speedway’s Dirt Series Championship divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side by side racing! Competitor gates for Saturday, June 29th, will open at 4 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track 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....