Speedway Releases 2021 Marquee Event Dates

Speedway Releases 2021 Marquee Event Dates

Jamaica, VA – After a year where the COVID-19 pandemic canceled racing activities for Virginia Motor Speedway, officials are excited to release the dates for the speedway’s 2021 marquee events. Fans are sure to want to mark their calendars for what will be another stellar year for special events at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. The season’s first marquee event will be held Thursday, April 15th, with the return of 410 sprint cars for a $15,000 to win, $1500 to start event. Thursday Night Thunder will once again feature the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series in action. The UMP Modified division will also be the support class for this must-see event. On Saturday, May 15th, the always exciting Ultimate Super Late Model Series will return for the $20,000 to win Virginia is for Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth and a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. August 7th, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series stars and cars will return for Ernie Shelton’s 45th Annual USA 100 and pay $20,000 to win. There will also be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. The FASTRAK Touring Series competitors will get one more chance to get dialed in for the $25,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship on Saturday, August 21st, with the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship. The event will mark the third $3000 to win event of the season for the Pro Late Model division. With the success of the 2019 FASTRAK World Championship, track owner Bill Sawyer announced that the event would once again make history and pay a whopping $25,000 to win Friday and Saturday, September 17-18, 2021. With 113 of the country’s best Pro Late Models in attendance for the 2019 edition, everyone is excited to see what 2021 has to offer. The UMP Modified division will be the support division once again. “We are thrilled to be returning to Virginia Motor Speedway for four great race events in 2021. We certainly appreciate everything the Sawyer family and the entire VMS staff do to put on these events as they are no small undertaking. We look forward to the King of the Commonwealth, USA 100, Prelude to the World Championship and the 2021 FASTRAK World Championship at this remarkable facility,” commented FASTRAK International Executive Vice-President DJ Irvine. The fun doesn’t stop there as the speedway will once again host two of the region’s best mud bogs on May 1st and October 2nd. Speed51.com will be the broadcast partner for the speedway 2021 season and will be broadcasting both weekly and marque events on Speed51.tv. Speed51 will also air the FASTRAK World Championship on the MAVtv Motorsports Network on a taped delay basis and a time to be determined later in the year. Look for the complete 2021 schedule to be released in the next few weeks. Fans can visit www.vamotorspeedway.com for more info on the speedway’s 52nd season of racing. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and “Follow” us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The 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....

Speedway Reschedules Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth to Spring of 2021

Speedway Reschedules Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth to Spring of 2021

Jamaica, VA (MAY 26, 2020) – Virginia Motor Speedway officials have announced that this weekend’s (May 30th) Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth, sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and FASTRAK Racing, has been rescheduled for Spring of 2021. With restrictions on mass gatherings issued by the State remaining in effect, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues to have Virginia Motor Speedway’s 51st season on hold. “This decision comes per CDC guidelines, and the State of Virginia banning events of 10 or more people. We are extremely disappointed that we will not be able to host one of the track’s marquee events and region’s top dirt late model events again this year,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Officials of Virginia Motor Speedway will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local, and public health officials, along with information based on guidelines from the CDC to determine when it will be safe to reopen. The health and safety of our race fans and drivers is our top priority. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The 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....

OFFICIAL COVID-19 UPDATE

OFFICIAL COVID-19 UPDATE

JAMAICA, VA – As many of you have already read in the Newspaper and on Facebook, there will be no racing in 2020. After reading Executive order 65, Bill Sawyer has decided he will not operate and run the track without fans. and with the current restrictions, we do anticipate the chance to race any time soon. For that reason, we will not open for the 2020 season and will step back and get ready for an even bigger and better 2021 racing season. Stay safe and healthy. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE RACE WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS....

Speedway Postpones Start Of 2020 Season Due To COVID 19 Pandemic

Speedway Postpones Start Of 2020 Season Due To COVID 19 Pandemic

Jamaica, VA – In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Virginia Motor Speedway will be postponing the start of the 2020 season. This decision comes per recent CDC guidelines, and the State of Virginia banning events of 10 or more people. Officials of Virginia Motor Speedway will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local, and public health officials, along with information based on guidelines from the CDC to determine when it will be safe to reopen. The health and safety of our race fans and drivers is our top priority. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2020 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT Dave Seay Virginia Motor Speedway Director of Sales, Marketing, and PR 804-357-7223...

2020 DIVISION RULES PACKAGES RELEASED

2020 DIVISION RULES PACKAGES RELEASED

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway has released the 2020 rules packages for the Fastrak Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds and Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock divisions. It is the responsibility of the driver/crews to read the new rules fully as all divisions and General Rules may have changed for 2020. If you do not understand a rule or need clarification on a rule please contact the Tech staff at the office 804-758-1867, Monday – Friday 9 am till 4 pm....

2020 Registration and Driver Information Sheets Updated and Posted

2020 Registration and Driver Information Sheets Updated and Posted

Jamaica, VA – The 2020 driver registration and driver information sheets are now updated on the website. 2020 registrations are now being accepted. Please make sure you send in all three forms when registering, as it will speed up the process on opening night April 4. You will need to fill out a Driver Registration, Driver Information Sheet and W9. Pro Late Model drivers will also need to fill out the FASTRAK Membership forms to be eligible for regional points. Those should be sent directly to FASTRAK. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO PRINT OFF FORMS – 2020 DRIVER REGISTRATION: 2020 DRIVER REGISTRATION 2020 DRIVER INFORMATION SHEET: 2020 DRIVERS INFORMATION SHEET 2020 FASTRAK MEMBERSHIP FORM FOR PRO LATE MODEL: 2020 FASTRAK MEMBERSHIP FORM – PRO LATE MODELS W9 FORM: W9FORM...

Speedway Officials Release 2020 Schedule of Events

Speedway Officials Release 2020 Schedule of Events

Jamaica, VA – With the speedway’s special events having already been released several weeks ago, Virginia Motor Speedway officials have now released the rest of the 2020 schedule. It will mark the 51st season of action at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. The schedule includes eleven (11) nights of weekly racing action, the return of 410 sprint cars with the April 16th Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions and Tony Stewart, two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events – the May 30th $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth and the August 1st $20,000 to win 44th Annual USA 100; the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship for FASTRAK Pro Late Models, the return of the history-making $51,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment weekend and two mud bogs at the facilities state-of-the-art 200 mud bog pit. The 2020 season will open on Saturday, April 4th with Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring a full program that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock, divisions. The Dirt Series Champion weekly racing season will conclude on Saturday, September 5th, with the crowning of the speedway’s champions in each division. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and “Follow” us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The 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....

Speedway Crowns 2019 Champions; McClendon crowned Dirt Series Champion

Speedway Crowns 2019 Champions; McClendon crowned Dirt Series Champion

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway officially wrapped up the 2019 and 50th Anniversary season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2019 champions. During the night’s events, over $36,000 in cash and prizes was handed out; of that, almost $27,000 was in cash. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model division Justin Williams of Concord, VA was crowned Champion and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Williams also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. This year’s title marked Williams’s third Championship in the Pro Late Model division and sixth overall Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City, NC was crowned Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. Weiss also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. In the Budweiser Modified division Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA was crowned Champion for the second year in a row and received a check for $1,000, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. In the Collision One Limited Stock Car division James Givens of Henrico, VA was crowned Champion and received a check for $700, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. This Championship is Givens’ third Limited Stock title in a row and fourth overall. During his speech Givens announced he would be moving up to the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division in 2020. The speedway also crowns an overall Dirt Series Champion, which pits all four divisions against each other. Hunter McClendon, on the strength of his three wins and his eight top 5’s, won the overall Championship and received a $2000 check and the special 50th Anniversary trophy that goes along with winning the title. Special achievement award winners for the 2019 season included: The Rookies of the Year were Matt Glanden of Denton, MD in Victory Lap Pro Late Models; Dave Lane of Hayes, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Jeremiah Marshall of Stuarts Draft, VA in Budweiser Modifieds and Paige Vassallo of Woodforde, VA in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. Each winner received a plaque and $250. The 51st season of racing at Virginia Motor Speedway will start April 4, 2020 with Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The track’s first special event will be Thursday, April 16, with the $10,000 to win and $1000 to start Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car series and the Dirt Cup UMP Modifieds. The speedway will once again host the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth on Saturday, May 30th, the $20,000 to win USA 100 on August 1st, both sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The season-ending FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment for FASTRAK Pro Late Models will once again pay a historic $50,000 to win and $2050 to start. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area....

Virginia Motor Speedway 2020 marquee events announced

Virginia Motor Speedway 2020 marquee events announced

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway officials have released the dates for the speedway’s marquee events. Fans are sure to want to mark their calendars for what will be another stellar year for special events at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. The season’s first marquee event will be held Thursday, April 16th, with the return of 410 sprint cars for a $10,000 to win, $1000 to start event. Thursday Night Thunder will once again feature the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series in action. The UMP Modified division will again be the support class for this must-see event. May 30th sees the return of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series for the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth along with a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. After being rained out in 2019 speedway officials are eager to host this marquee event. August 1st, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series stars, and cars will return for the 44th Annual USA 100 and pay $20,000 to win. There will also be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. The FASTRAK Racing Series Touring Series competitors will get one more chance to get dialed in for the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship on Saturday, August 22nd, with the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship. The event will mark the third $3000 to win event of the season for the Pro Late Model division. With the success of the 2019 FASTRAK World Championship track owner Bill Sawyer announced that the event would once again make history and pay a whopping $50,000 to win and $2050 to start Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, 2020. With 113 of the country’s best Pro Late Models in attendance for the 2019 edition, everyone is excited to see what 2020 has to offer. The UMP Modified division will be the support division once again. “We are thrilled to be returning to Virginia Motor Speedway for four great race events in 2020. We certainly appreciate everything the Sawyer family and the entire VMS do to put on these events as they are no small undertaking. We look forward to the King of the Commonwealth, USA 100, Prelude to the World Championship and the 2020 FASTRAK World Championship at this remarkable facility,” commented FASTRAK International Executive Vice-President DJ Irvine. The fun doesn’t stop there as the speedway will once again host two of the region’s best mud bogs on May 2th and October 3rd. Look for the complete 2020 schedule to be released in the next few weeks. Fans can visit www.vamotorspeedway.com for more info on the speedway’s 51st season of racing....

2020 MUD BOG DATES ANNOUNCED

2020 MUD BOG DATES ANNOUNCED

Jamaica, VA – Officials for The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway have released the 2020 mud bog dates. The 16th annual Mud Mayhem will be held on Saturday, May 2, which is two weeks earlier than in previous years. The 16th annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog will once again be the first Saturday of October, which is October 3. “We wanted to make sure our competitors and fans could mark their calendars for 2020 and be ready for what is going to be another great year of mud bogging,” commented track GM Clarke Sawyer. The divisions will remain the same Super Stock A&B, Mod A&B, Pro Mod A& B, Unlimited Bog, Unlimited X Tractor, Obstacle X and both drag classes X-Cut and XX-Paddle. Rules will be posted in a few weeks. Gates will open for both shows at 9 am, for registration and inspection, with the mud bog beginning at noon....

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