CHRIS FERGUSON SCORES $20,000 ERNIE SHELTON’S USA 100 VICTORY; POLEVOY AND HARPER SCORE FIRST WINS OF THE SEASON

CHRIS FERGUSON SCORES $20,000 ERNIE SHELTON’S USA 100 VICTORY; POLEVOY AND HARPER SCORE FIRST WINS OF THE SEASON

Jamaica, VA – Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, NC, notched his name in the record books for the second time by holding off both Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, VA and Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, PA, over the last five laps of the 46th Annual Ernie Shelton’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers USA 100 presented by Northern Neck Chevrolet. Erwin got by Ferguson on lap 44 as they went three-wide with a lapped car to be scored the leader on lap 45. Ferguson would go back to the outside of Erwin on the next lap out of turn 2 to take back the lead. Once out front Ferguson turned up the heat and scored the $20,000 victory. Ferguson has now won the USA 100 twice, in 2014 and 2022. “I just wasn’t completely comfortable on the tire we ran tonight; I just had to get up on the wheel and work the cushion to get this win,” commented Chris Ferguson in Virginia Is For Racing Lover’s victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Russell Erwin, Gregg Satterlee, Zack Mitchell, and Kyle Hardy. On the drop of the green flag for the USA 100, Zack Mitchell jumped to the lead from his outside row starting position with Chris Ferguson in tow. By lap 11, Mitchell, Ferguson, and Satterlee were battling for the lead in lapped traffic. Ferguson looked inside Mitchell for the lead on the next lap, only to fall back into second. Finally, on lap 22, Ferguson got inside Mitchell coming out of turn 4 to take the lead. Once out front, Ferguson worked lapped traffic with Satterlee, Erwin, and Mitchell battling for second. On lap 34, Erwin took second from Satterlee at the line. Once in second, Erwin set out to reel in Ferguson for the lead. On lap 42, Ferguson and Erwin almost got into a lapped car coming out of turn 4, with Erwin clipping the lapped car and damaging his spoiler. On lap 44, Ferguson and Erwin went three-wide with a lapped car, with Erwin getting by Ferguson in Turn 1 to lead lap 45. Ferguson would get up on the wheel and go back to the outside of Erwin taking the lead back out of turn 2. Once out front never looked back to go on and score the $20,000 victory. In the Budweiser Modified 30-lap feature Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA, held off current point leader Chase Butler of Mechanicsville, VA, over the final five laps of the thirty-lap feature to score his first win of 2022. Rounding out the top five were Jeff Solinger, Doug Penny, and Brent Bordeaux. And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20-lap feature, Raymond Harper pf Gloucester, VA, held off point leader Brian Maxey of King George, VA, over the final five laps to score his first victory of 2022. Rounding out the top five were Trent Clemans, Johnny Brooks, and Ryan Hutchens. The speedway will return to racing on Saturday, August 20, and host the $3,000 to win, Prelude to the World Championship featuring the FASTRAK Pro Late Models. Also, see the track’s Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Spectator gates for Saturday, August 20, will open at 5 PM with on-track action starting at 5:45 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. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2022 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 46TH ANNUAL ERNIE SHELTON’S VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS USA 100RACE RESULTS FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022: Ultimate Super Late Models (50 Laps): 1. 22-Chris Ferguson[1]; 2. 22E-Russell Erwin[3]; 3. 22G-Gregg Satterlee[4]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell[2]; 5. 45-Kyle Hardy[5]; 6. 6-Jamie Lathroum[11]; 7. 15-Jason Covert[6]; 8. 42-Doug Sanders[16]; 9. 15K-Dale Hollidge[7]; 10. 11C-Trevor Collins[8]; 11. 07-Brian Ledbetter[18]; 12. 72-Tyler Emory[10]; 13. 36-Sam Archer[19]; 14. 43H-Josh Harris[17]; 15. 42K-Cla Knight[15]; 16. 5-Ethan Wilson[13]; 17. 9Z-Mason Zeigler[20]; 18. 421-Anthony Sanders[12]; 19. 31-Tyler Millwood[9]; 20. 90-Tyler Bare[14]; 21. 71-Davis Lipscombe[21]; 22. 97-Jake Riethmeier[22] Fast Qualifier: Chris Ferguson – 17.797 seconds Budweiser Modified (30 laps): 1. 51-Joey Polevoy[2]; 2. 11-Chase Butler[5]; 3. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[7]; 4. 4-Doug Penny[3]; 5. 40-Brent Bordeaux[6]; 6. 10S-Tim Schulte[1]; 7. 55-Jason Sage[8]; 8. 814-Samuel Lamborgini[11]; 9. 21J-Curtis Mason[10]; 10. 48-Lance Grady[4]; 11. 75-Kelly Barricks[12]; 12. 44-Stephen Bryant[9]; 13. 1ST-Bret Hamilton[13] Fast Qualifier: Brent Bordeaux – 20.138 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Car (20 laps): 1. 55-Raymond Harper[2]; 2. 5-Brian Maxey[5]; 3. 01-Trent Clemans[4]; 4. 7-Johnny Brooks[8]; 5. 14H-Ryan Hutchens[3]; 6. 14-Brandon Bowler[1]; 7. 41-Cory Bradley[6]; 8. 21-Jacob Buie[11]; 9. 25-John Hankins Jr[13]; 10. 88-Jay Seward[10]; 11. 85-WL Johnston[12]; 12. 18-James Slough[15]; 13. 59-Adam Spelman[14]; 14. 92-Kacey Gordan[7]; 15. 30-Zac Elliott[9] Fast Qualifier: Brian Maxey – 22.631 seconds  ...

Speedway to host the 46th Annual Ernie Shelton’s Virginia Is For Racing Lover USA 100 this Saturday, August 6th

Speedway to host the 46th Annual Ernie Shelton’s Virginia Is For Racing Lover USA 100 this Saturday, August 6th

Jamaica, VA – The stars and cars of the Ultimate Super Late Models Series will return to Virginia Motor Speedway for the $20,000 to win 46th annual Ernie Shelton’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers USA 100 this Saturday August 6th. After canceling the last two USA 100’s due to the COVID pandemic in 2020 and the tire shortage last year, everyone is excited to have one of the country’s oldest Super Late Model events take the green. The $20,000 to win event will see some of the region’s top dirt late model talent in action. Brandon Overton is the defending race winner, winning in 2019 in a photo finish over Rick Eckert. The USA 100 will also include the track’s Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. “The Ultimate Super Late Model Series competitors never disappoint when it comes to putting on a show for the fans, and the 2019 race was exhilarating with Brandon Overton inching out Rick Eckert for the win,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. “Sawyer added, “if you miss this event, you may miss what may well be considered the best race of 2022.” Competitor gates for Saturday, August 6th, will open at 3 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $30; senior (60+)/military $25; students 13 – 17 years old $15; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $40. Fans can purchase tickets in advance by visiting https://bit.ly/VMS_USA100 and at the front gate on the day of the event. 16″ coolers are welcomed, but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free well-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 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 2021 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get full ticket and camping information. Also, 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....