Jamaica, VA – Jeremy Pilkerton of Loveville, MD, held off a hard-charging Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA, in the closing laps to score his second Victory Lap Pro Late Model victory at Virginia Motor Speedway.

“When I got to the lapped car, I thought the race was over; I have to give props to Davis Lipscombe. That was the best race I have ever been a part of,” commented Pilkerton in Virginia Is For Racing Lovers victory lane. “I thought I gave the race away several times when it got loose on me.”

Pilkerton and Matt Ashworth led the field to green, but Bud Stinson would come from third to lead the opening circuit of the 30-lap feature. On the next lap, Pilkerton would get under Stinson in turn 4 and take over the top spot, followed by Nick Davis into second and Davis Lipscombe into third. On the next lap, Lipscombe would get under Davis in turn 4 for second when Davis slid up the track.

Pilkerton would pace the field, with Lipscombe closing the gap. On lap 21, the leaders came up on a slower car, with Pilkerton going high and Lipscombe going low down the backstretch. That allowed Lipscombe to nip Pilkerton at the line for the lead. A lead that would only last till turn 2 when Pilkerton would once again take control of the top spot.

The races only caution came out on lap 24 for Curtis Hughes, who stopped on the front stretch after something broke on his car. On the restart, Pilkerton kept a couple of car lengths between himself and Lipscombe and scored his second win of 2023. Rounding out the top five were Lipscombe, Billy Hubbard, Nick Davis, and Ray Love, Jr.

In the Budweiser Modified 25-lap feature, Bret Hamilton of Powhatan, VA, and Stephen Bryant led the field to green. Hamilton would grab the lead coming out of turn 2 with the action 3-wide behind him. The race’s only caution came out on lap 6 for a spinning Curtis Mason Jr. On the restart, Hamilton would pull away by a car length over T.J. Dehaven. Dehaven would close in on Hamilton and, on lap 11, would drive a car length deeper into three, with both cars pushing up the track allowing Dehaven to take the lead. Once out front, Dehaven would pull away for the victory while Hamilton would hold off Chase Butler for second. Rounding out the top five were Butler, Jeff Solinger, and Brent Bordeaux.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25-lap feature, Adam Breeden and Matt Meads would lead the field to green, with Breeden taking the lead at the line by inches. In turn 1, Breeden pulled ahead by a couple of car lengths while Meads and Steve Causey battled for second. Causey would get into the back of Meads in turn 3, sending Meads spinning and bringing out the races only caution. Causey would be sent to the rear as well. On the restart, Breeden had Brett Adkins on his bumper. On lap 3, Breeden slid up the track in turn 2, allowing Adkins to drive under him for the lead. Once out front, Adkins cruised to the win. Rounding out the top five were Hunter Wright, Steve Causey, Adam Breeden, and Matt Meads.

In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature, Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA, and Trent Clemans of North Prince George, VA, led the field to green, with Bradley leading the first circuit, closely followed by Raymond Harper and Clemans, with Harper and Clemans battling for second, that allowed Bradley to set a good pace and pull away in the caution-free event for the win. Rounding out the top five were Raymond Harper, Johnny Brooks, Trent Clemans, and Ryan Hutchens.

The speedway will take Father’s Day weekend off and return to racing on Saturday, June 24, to host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock divisions in action.

Before heading to the speedway, come out to Bella’s Pizza in Tappahannock, VA, for the VMS Race Car and Classic Car show on Saturday, June 24, from 11 am – 2 pm. If you have a car or truck you would like to show off; you are welcome to bring it and participate. There will be food specials and lots of great-looking cars to see.

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 2023 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.

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Victory Lap Pro Late Models (30 laps): 1. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[1]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe[6]; 3. 29H-Billy Hubbard[4]; 4. 92-Nick Davis[5]; 5. 08-Ray Love Jr[8]; 6. 38-Nicolas Love[10]; 7. 51S-Garrett Donnell[9]; 8. 37-Bud Stinson[3]; 9. 45-William Baker[11]; 10. 7-Curtis Hughes[7]; 11. 10-Matt Ashworth[2]; 12. 28-Tyler Dettor[12]

Fast Qualifier: Davis Lipscombe – 19.219 seconds

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps): 1. 16-Brett Adkins[4]; 2. 00-Hunter Wright[5]; 3. 9-Steve Causey[3]; 4. 01-Adam Breeden[1]; 5. 23-Matt Meads[2]; 6. 98-Tim Shelton[6]; 7. 101-Tony Breeden[7]; 8. 26-Stephanie Johnston[8

Fast Qualifier: Brett Adkins – 21.389 seconds

Budweiser Modified (25 laps): 1. 7D-T.J. DeHaven[4]; 2. 1ST-Bret Hamilton[2]; 3. 11-Chase Butler[6]; 4. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[3]; 5. 40-Brent Bordeaux[5]; 6. 44-Stephen Bryant[1]; 7. 21J-Curtis Mason[7]

Fast Qualifier: Chase Butler – 20.020 seconds

Collision One Limited Stock Car (20 laps): 1. 41-Cory Bradley[1]; 2. 55-Raymond Harper[3]; 3. 7-Johnny Brooks[4]; 4. 01-Trent Clemans[2]; 5. 14-Ryan Hutchens[5]; 6. 12-Randy Hutchens[8]; 7. 21-Jacob Buie[6]; 8. 25-John Hankins Jr[7]; 9. 59-Jason Speelman[12]; 10. 18-Sean Otey[11]; 11. 6-Zac Elliott[9]; 12. 85-WL Johnston[10]

Fast Qualifier: Johnny Brooks – 22.336 seconds


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