Williams Outduels Hubbard for Pro Late Model Victory on Pepsi Night; Chase Butler Scores Career First in Modifieds; Casey and Givens also Grab Victories

Williams Outduels Hubbard for Pro Late Model Victory on Pepsi Night; Chase Butler Scores Career First in Modifieds; Casey and Givens also Grab Victories

Jamaica, VA – Justin Williams of Concord, VA and Billy Hubbard of Cobbs Creek, VA put on a battle for the ages. The two exchanged the lead four times before Williams would finally take over the top spot for good with a slide job on a lap 30 restart. Williams would then survive one last caution with two laps to go to score his third Victory Lap Pro Late Model win of the season on Pepsi Night. “All the drivers here are pretty tough when you can start sixth and come up and get the win and pass someone like Billy (Hubbard); I would say he’s won two in a row but one of them got taken away from him. I had to throw a little slide job on him to get by him,” commented Williams in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Davis Lipscombe, Russell Erwin in his first race, Billy Hubbard and Corey Almond. In other action Chase Butler of Mechanicsville, VA scored his career first Budweiser Modified win, taking the lead on lap 11 and then holding off point leader Hunter McClendon for the victory. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature Steve Causey of Smithfield, VA returned to victory lane with his run from shotgun on the field, and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Henrico, VA won for the third time this season. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 35 lap feature Troy Williams and Billy Hubbard led the field to green with Hubbard jumping to the lead out of turn 2. Once out front, Hubbard began to pull away. Behind him, Justin Williams would dice his way from his sixth-place starting spot to second by lap 12. With Hubbard working traffic, Williams began to close the gap. By lap 17 Williams had caught Hubbard in traffic and got inside him to take the lead on lap 18. Hubbard would fight back on the outside and regain the lead at the line the next lap. The two were aggressively working lapped traffic, almost getting into a couple of slower cars as they negotiated the lapped traffic. On a lap 30 restart Williams would put a slide job on Hubbard in turn 1 and take over the top spot. A caution on lap 33 set up a two lap shootout for the win. On the races final restart Hubbard tried to go around William’s on the outside, jumping the cushion allowing Williams to get away and Davis Lipscombe and Russell Erwin to get by for second and third with Hubbard and Corey Almond rounding out the top five. In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Chase Butler and Francis Jarelle led the 23 car field to green with Jarelle leading the first circuit. Several positions back Hunter McClendon and Joey Polevoy battled for fourth just as the caution flew for the first time. On a lap 11 Jarrelle decided on a different tactic for the restart, this time waiting till turn 4 to get back in the gas. This time Butler was up for the challenge and jumped to the inside of Jarrelle heading into turn 1 and finally taking the lead out of turn 3. On lap 12 Brandon Galloway got by Jarrelle for second but would lose that position on lap 17 to McClendon. On lap 22 a caution erased all the distance between Butler and McClendon. On the restart, Butler would get a good jump and pull away by five car lengths but another caution on lap 24 would once again come back out and close the field on Butler’s bumper. Races the final restart Butler would once again get a great restart and pull away by six car lengths and go on to score his career-first victory in the Modified division. Rounding out the top five were Hunter McClendon, Brandon Galloway, Jeff Solinger and Lance Grady. The first three laps of the 30 lap Truckin thunder Sportsman feature might have been the most exciting of the night. Brett Adkins and Chase Burrow led the field to green with Adkins taking the lead out of turn 4. On the next circuit Burrow, chad Beahr, Matt Ashworth and Tyler Shipp tried to make it four-wide out of turn 2 with Shipp ending up in the backstretch wall ending the point leader’s night. On the restart Burrow was all over the back of Adkins while Joe Weiss attempted to make it three-wide. Heading into turn 1 Burrow slid under Adkins with the two touching, sending Burrow to the lead with Tim Shelton and Weiss working to his inside in turn 2 making it three-wide. Contact would send Burrow spinning bringing out the caution. Weiss would inherit the lead when Adkins would have to retire with mechanical issues. The race picked up again on lap 22 when Causey took the lead from Weiss out of turn 4. The two raced side by side for the next four laps before Causey would take the lead for good and go on to score his first win of 2019. Rounding out the top five were Joe Weiss, Chase Burrow, Tommy Upshaw, and Chad Beahr. In the Collision One Limited Stock 25 lap feature Trent Clemans and Chad Champion led the field to green with Clemans leading the first circuit. The top five cars all put on a great show for the fans with Clemans holding on to the top spot. James Givens would get to second on lap 7 and began pressuring Clemans for the lead. Clemans looked to have the car to win but Givens got to his bumper on lap 17 giving him a bump to move him up the track to take the lead. Once out front, Givens pulled away to go on and score his third win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Trent Clemans, Chad Champion, Chris Champion, and John Hankins Jr. The speedway will take the weekend of August 17th off and return to racing on Saturday, August 24th 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, August 24th 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 PEPSI NIGHT, SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 2W-Justin Williams [6]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe [5]; 3. 22-Russell Erwin [14]; 4. 38B-Billy Hubbard [2]; 5. 7A-Corey Almond [4]; 6. 24-Kenny Moreland [7]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden [3]; 8. 14C-Chuck Bowie [16]; 9. 2*-Jared Powell [12]; 10. 09-Brad Rigdon [10]; 11. 17X-Ben Bowie [11]; 12. 38-Nicolas Love [19]; 13. 80-Ray Love Jr [9]; 14. 5J-Darrell Dow [18]; 15. 40-Brent Bordeaux [15]; 16. 17-Camden Testerman [13]; 17. 5*-Vaughan Haywood [17]; 18. 38G-Michael Goudie [23]; 19. 28-Carl Vaughan [21]; 20. 12R-Rusty Harman [22]; 21. 100-Troy Williams [1]; 22. 47-Matt Quade [8]; 23. 41-James Snead [20] Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.729 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 9-Steve Causey [14]; 2. 43J-Joe Weiss [5]; 3. 0-Chase Burrow [1]; 4. 01-Tommy Upshaw [9]; 5. 1-Chad Beahr [3]; 6. 55-Tim Shelton [7]; 7. 44-Robert Babb [12]; 8. 00-David Lane [13]; 9. 89-Robert Jenkins [10]; 10. 10-Matt Ashworth [4]; 11. 39-Nicholas Odell [11]; 12. 16-Brett Adkins [2]; 13. 25-Tyler Shipp [6]; (DNS) 8-Roger Jamerson Fast Qualifier: Tyler Shipp – 21.679 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon [4]; 2. 36G-Brandon Galloway [15]; 3. 01-Francis Jarelle III [11]; 4. 11-Chase Butler [19]; 5. 51-Joey Polevoy [17]; 6. 316-Jeremiah Marshall [1]; 7. 40-Rick Hulson [10]; 8. 7+7-Jeff Solinger [13]; 9. 43-Josh Harris [12]; 10. 2-Michael Pappas [9]; 11. 48-Lance Grady [22]; 12. 44-Stephen Bryant [23]; 13. 99W-Adam Hoegerl [21]; 14. 99-Charlie Hubbard [8]; 15. 27-Mark Schools [14]; 16. 21C-Micheal Conley [5]; 17. 57-Kelly Samuels [3]; 18. 16-David Kendall [7]; 19. 21J-Curtis Mason [6]; 20. 14-Samuel Lamborgiri [2]; 21. 94-Paul Washington [16]; 22. 55-Jason Sage [18]; 23. 17-Ronald Lamborgini [20] Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 19.943 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 8-James Givens [6]; 2. 01-Trent Clemans [1]; 3. 08-Chad Champion [2]; 4. 32M-Chris Champion [5]; 5. 18-John Hankins Jr [14]; 6. 25-Marty Coltrain [9]; 7. 9-Justin Pullen [15]; 8. 88-Jay Seward [12]; 9. 3-Dylan Pullen [10]; 10. 13-Dale Rhodes [16]; 11. 59-Carl Hazelwood [13]; 12. 37-Mike Harris [17]; 13. 14B-Brandon Bowler [4]; 14. 41-Cory Bradley [3]; 15. 26-Stephanie Johnston [7]; 16. 12-Daniel Perry [11]; 17. 22-Raymond Harper [8]; 18. 40-Paige Vassallo [18]; 19. 5-Joe Fancher [20]; 20. 30-Zac Elliott [19] Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 23.767 seconds...

IT’S RACE DAY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR PEPSI NIGHT – AUGUST 10

IT’S RACE DAY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR PEPSI NIGHT – AUGUST 10

Jamaica, VA – IT’S RACE DAY! – Tonight we host Pepsi night and week 11 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 – BUDWEISER MODIFIED (30 LAPS) TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN (30 LAPS) COLLISION ONE LIMITED STOCK CARS (25 LAPS) VICTORY LAP PRO LATE MODELS (35 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 this Saturday August 10th

Speedway Returns to Racing this Saturday August 10th

Jamaica, VA – After experiencing the track’s fifth race of the season due to weather Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, August 10thand host Pepsi Night and week 11 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, August 10th 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....

Weather Forces Virginia Motor Speedway to Cancel Racing Activities for Saturday, August 3, 2019

Weather Forces Virginia Motor Speedway to Cancel Racing Activities for Saturday, August 3, 2019

Jamaica, VA – With already soaked grounds and more rain on the way officials of Virginia Motor Speedway have made the tough decision to cancel racing activities for Pepsi Night Saturday, August 3rd. “We have a lot of competitors and fans who travel an enormous amount of highway miles to attend our events,” said track owner Bill Sawyer. “We don’t want anyone to have the burden of making a long trip for nothing.” Sawyer added, “We hate to have to cancel tomorrow’s racing, but as we make this decision the grounds look like “Lake Jamaica” and with more rain on the way, we felt it best just to make the call.” The speedway will return to racing next Saturday, August 10th and host the rescheduled Pepsi Night and week 10 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, August 10th, will 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....