Brandon Overton Scores $20,000 Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth Victory; Carson Ferguson Scores $3000 FASTRAK Win

Brandon Overton Scores $20,000 Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth Victory; Carson Ferguson Scores $3000 FASTRAK Win

Jamaica, VA – Brandon Overton of Evans, GA, is making a habit of winning at Virginia Motor Speedway. With the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth win, Overton has now won the last three marquee events in a row at the ½ mile speed plant. Overton would fall back to ninth before working his way back to the front, passing Jimmy Ownes of Newport, TN, on lap 40 for the lead. Overton would fend off Owens with ten laps to go to score his second career, King of the Commonwealth triumph, and $20,000 paycheck in front of a fantastic crowd. The win did not come easily for Overton, however. Overton fell back in the field in the early stages, conserving his tires and equipment in the 60-lap feature for a late charge. However, even Overton believed he might have given up too much at the start of the race. “I sure know how to make it hard on myself,” said Overton in victory lane. I was sitting in a pretty good spot, and I had a game plan. I was just going to sit there and take it easy for a little bit. I got back to about eighth or ninth and said, ‘Damn, I’ve really screwed this up.’ My car was really good. I just kept the tires on it and made sure I didn’t wad it up when I fell back a little bit.” Overton has now won $90,000 across Virginia Motor Speedway’s last three marquee Dirt Late Model events with the win. While the track’s 2020 season was lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Overton won the $20,000 USA 100 and the $50,000 FASTRAK World Championship in 2019. “I love this place, man. I love racing here. I always seem to do good. There was a lot of pressure going into this weekend; there were a lot of good cars here. I’m just really fortunate to drive good race cars for good people.” G.R. Smith of Cornelious, NC, started on the pole and led the first 34 laps before a mechanical issue (lost driveshaft) forced him to the infield for the night, handing the lead over to Owens. Over the next six laps, Overton made several attempts to get by Owens for the lead, finally securing the top spot with a pass out of turn 2 to take over the top spot. Owens would finish second to Overton, making the most of the last-minute decision to compete for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth crown but falling short of the $20,000 prize. “It was definitely last-minute,” said Owens. “We didn’t know what we were going to do. I actually forgot about this race here, then I was like, Maybe we can capitalize on $20,000-to-win. Ownes added, “the car was really great tonight. We probably just went a little too hard, too early. We had a pretty good car at the end, but not as good as Brandon’s. Hats off to him; he had a great weekend.” Josh Richards of Shinnston, WV, finished third after making the long haul to Virginia for the King of the Commonwealth. Richards held second twice, both times battling Smith for the lead but couldn’t get by to take the top spot. “I drove 985 miles to get here. I just can’t thank these guys enough. I hadn’t been here in 10 years. We had a pretty good car there. I was hoping to get by G.R. [Smith] earlier; we might have been able to ride it out a little bit. I think I got my tire hot and couldn’t fire good enough on those restarts. I was next to Brandon and then Jimmy. I was able to hold on to third there.” Rounding out the top five were Tim McCreadie and Gregg Satterlee. Heats race winners were G.R. Smith, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Overton, and Josh Richards. B Main winners were Dustin Mitchell and Ross Bailes. The competitors of the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance put on what could be considered the race of the night as Carson Ferguson, Jeremey Pilkerton, Ray Love, Matt Quade, and Justin Williams battled in three and four-wide at times for the top spot. Carson Ferguson of Charlotte, NC, the 2018 FASTRAK national touring champion, held off an emotionally charged drive by Jeremy Pilkerton, who was racing with a lot of emotions after his father Jeff suffered a heart attack last weekend. For Ferguson, the opening laps were stressful as he swapped the lead with Ray Love Jr multiple times over the first ten laps. Once out front, Ferguson had to work through heavy traffic to maintain his lead over the battle for second place. The second and final caution came out with a hand full of laps giving Pilkerton another shot at the top spot. On the final restart, Ferguson would survive several challenges from Pilkerton and a hard-charging Justin Williams to secure the $3000 Virginia Is For Racing Lover King of the Commonwealth victory. His second special event victory at the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway came a little different than his first, this time having the dominant car. His first came in May of 2019 when coming to the checkers, then-leader Layton Sullivan blew his right rear tire coming to the checkers, handing the lead, and win to Ferguson. The Speedway will return to weekly racing action this coming Saturday, May 22, and host week 3 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. Admission price for adults is only $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 $25. Advance tickets can now be purchased on the speedway’s website. Competitor gates for Saturday, May 22nd will open at 3 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps. Before heading to the track make plans to be at Bella Pizza in the Essex Square Shopping Center in Tappahannock, VA 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 of Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2021 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete 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. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH – MAY 15, 2021: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE (60 Laps): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[3]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[7]; 3. 14-Josh Richards[4]; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie[2]; 5. 22G-Gregg Satterlee[6]; 6. 57-Zack Mitchell[12]; 7. 7-Ross Robinson[8]; 8. 43A-Tyler Bare[20]; 9. 18E-Ethan Wilson[19]; 10. 42K-Cla Knight[14]; 11. 70-Jeff Smith[16]; 12. 2-Dennis Franklin[15]; 13. 421-Anthony Sanders[21]; 14. 87-Walker Arthur[13]; 15. 07-Brian Ledbetter[23]; 16. 72-Jason Covert[9]; 17. 89-GR Smith[1]; 18. 20F-Trever Feathers[10]; 19. 16-Ben Watkins[5]; 20. 6-Jamie Lathroum[11]; 21. D8-Dustin Mitchell[18]; 22. 5-Corey Gordon[24]; 23. 79-Ross Bailes[17]; 24. 45-Derick Quade[22] B Feature 1 (10 laps): 1. D8-Dustin Mitchell; 2. 43A-Tyler Bare; 3. 45-Derick Quade; 4. 44-Brent Robinson; 5. 17-Tim Vance; 6. 07-Brian Ledbetter; 7. 20H-Bryson Harper B Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 79-Ross Bailes; 2. 18E-Ethan Wilson; 3. 421-Anthony Sanders; 4. 88-Trent Ivey; 5. 48-Kenny Collins; 6. 5-Corey Gordon Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 89-GR Smith[1]; 2. 16-Ben Watkins[4]; 3. 72-Jason Covert[5]; 4. 87-Walker Arthur[9]; 5. 0-Dale Hollidge[6]; 6. 421-Anthony Sanders[7]; 7. 24-Kenny Moreland[8]; 8. 94-Jason Miller[2]; 9. 18E-Ethan Wilson[3] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 22G-Gregg Satterlee[5]; 3. 20F-Trever Feathers[3]; 4. 42K-Cla Knight[2]; 5. 79-Ross Bailes[4]; 6. 5-Corey Gordon[7]; 7. 88-Trent Ivey[6]; 8. 48-Kenny Collins[8] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[2]; 3. 6-Jamie Lathroum[3]; 4. 2-Dennis Franklin[5]; 5. D8-Dustin Mitchell[4]; 6. 43A-Tyler Bare[6]; 7. 25-Andy Anderson[9]; 8. 20H-Bryson Harper[7]; 9. 17-Tim Vance[8] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 2. 7-Ross Robinson[2]; 3. 57-Zack Mitchell[3]; 4. 70-Jeff Smith[4]; 5. 44-Brent Robinson[8]; 6. 45-Derick Quade[6]; 7. 07-Brian Ledbetter[9]; 8. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[5]; 9. 22-Chris Ferguson[7] Overall Fast Qualifier: G.R. Smith – 17.486 seconds. FASTRAK RACING SERIES FEATURE (40 laps): 1. 00F-Carson Ferguson[1]; 2. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[3]; 3. 2W-Justin Williams[9]; 4. 14C-Chuck Bowie[6]; 5. 47-Matt Quade[5]; 6. 08-Ray Love Jr[2]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden[7]; 8. 72-Trevor Collins[8]; 9. 75-Chris Buescher[11]; 10. 7-Dan Brewer[20]; 11. 6-Justin Fulton[14]; 12. 23-Josh Canipe[23]; 13. 20B-Samuel Bryant[13]; 14. 92-Nick Davis[10]; 15. 7A-Corey Almond[4]; 16. 0-Chase Burrow[22]; 17. 96-Matt Hildeband[12]; 18. 12C-Cody Cubbage[19]; 19. 38-Nick Love[17]; 20. 55-David Keith[16]; 21. 09-Brad Rigdon[21]; 22. 5-colby quick[15]; 23. 12A-Ryan Adams[24]; 24. 71T-Tyler Hoy[18] B Feature 1 (10 laps): 1. 38-Nick Love[2]; 2. 12C-Cody Cubbage[4]; 3. 09-Brad Rigdon[1]; 4. 23-Josh Canipe[5]; 5. 77S-Ronnie Sissney[6]; 6. 29H-Vaughan Haywood[3]; 7. (DNS) 29-Jason Gilliland B Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 71T-Tyler Hoy[1]; 2. 7-Dan Brewer[6]; 3. 0-Chase Burrow[2]; 4. 12A-Ryan Adams[4]; 5. (DNS) 18B-Joe Bounds; 6. (DNS) X-Geoffery Cary; 7. (DNS) 59-Chip Kyper; 8. (DNS) 40-Brent Bordeaux Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 00F-Carson Ferguson[1]; 2. 47-Matt Quade[2]; 3. 2W-Justin Williams[3]; 4. 20B-Samuel Bryant[4]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon[5]; 6. 29H-Vaughan Haywood[6]; 7. 77S-Ronnie Sissney[7]; 8. 29-Jason Gilliland[8] Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton; 2. 01-Matt Glanden; 3. 75-Chris Buescher; 4. 5-colby quick; 5. 38-Nick Love; 6. 12C-Cody Cubbage; 7. 23-Josh Canipe; 8. 40-Brent Bordeaux[8] Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 08-Ray Love Jr; 2. 14C-Chuck Bowie; 3. 92-Nick Davis; 4. 6-Justin Fulton; 5. 71T-Tyler Hoy; 6. 18B-Joe Bounds; 7. X-Geoffery Cary; 8. 59-Chip Kyper[8] Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 7A-Corey Almond[1]; 2. 72-Trevor Collins[3]; 3. 96-Matt Hildeband[4]; 4. 55-David Keith[7]; 5. 0-Chase Burrow[6]; 6. 12A-Ryan Adams[5]; 7. 7-Dan Brewer[2] Overall Fast Qualifier: Carson Ferguson – 19.003 seconds....

$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set This Saturday, May 15

$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set This Saturday, May 15

Jamaica, VA –Some of the region’s top dirt late model talent will converge on Virginia Motor Speedway for one of the year’s biggest events, the $20,000 to win Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth presented by Northern Neck Chevrolet. This Saturday, May 15, Virginia Motor Speedway will host the largest short track event in the State of Virginia. That means some of the best dirt late model drivers on the East Coast will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA. The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature a 60 lap A-Main, paying the winner a cool $20,000. The event will also feature a $3000 to win FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance race for Pro Late Model competitors. “If you are a fan of short track racing you do not want to miss this event; the best dirt late model racers on the East Coast will be vying for that huge $20,000 check in one of the biggest short track events in the State of Virginia,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. The admission price for adults is only $30; students 13 – 17 are $15, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Pit passes will be $40 regardless of age and will get you a seat in the grandstands. 16″ coolers are allowed, but no glass is permitted. 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 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. Advance general admission tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/KoC_Tickets...

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....

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....

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....

Severe Weather Forecast Forces Cancellation of $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth

Severe Weather Forecast Forces Cancellation of $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth

Jamaica, Virginia – With the impending severe weather forecast, for the local area and much if not all the East Coast, management of Virginia Motor Speedway, Ultimate Super Late Model Series and FASTRAK Racing have made the difficult decision to cancel the April 20th $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth. “With over 3 inches of rain and the forecast for damaging high winds and possible tornado’s this evening and into the early morning hours we have unfortunately made the decision to cancel tomorrows event.” said Virginia Motor owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “with the severe weather threat we just can’t predict what is going to happen, so we had to make this decision with the safety of our fans and competitors in mind.” The local forecast is calling for winds gusting to 75 mph, tornado warnings and three inches of rain. With an already saturated grounds it really makes it a task daunting to get the parking areas and track ready for such a big event. “Unfortunately, Mother Nature is once again forcing us to make a decision. With the treat of severe weather up and down the East Coast we feel that this is the best decision for the teams, fans and officials, al lot of which are traveling considerable distances to attend the King of the Commonwealth. Above all else, we must keep everyone’s safety in mind,” commented FASTRAK International Companies Vice-President DJ Irvine. Virginia Motor Speedway will now switch gears to its weekly racing season next Saturday April 27th featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in their first race of the season. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday April 27th: Victory Pro Late Models (33 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 13 – 17 years old $6 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20. 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....

$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set for This Saturday April 20 at Virginia Motor Speedway

$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set for This Saturday April 20 at Virginia Motor Speedway

Jamaica, VA – In a matter of days some of the region’s top dirt late model talent will converge on Virginia Motor Speedway for one of the year’s biggest events, the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth. Saturday April 20th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host the largest short track event in the State of Virginia. That means some of the best dirt late model drivers on the East Coast will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA. The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature a 60 lap A-Main paying the winner a cool $20,000. The event will also feature a $3000 to win FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance race for Pro Late Model competitors. “If you are a fan of short track racing you do not want to miss this event; the best dirt late model racers on the East Coast will be vying for that huge $20,000 check in one of the biggest short track events in the State of Virginia,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. The list of names is growing as some of the region’s top dirt late model drivers are headed to Jamaica, VA for the big event. Defending race winner Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Chris Madden, Jason Covert, Dennis Franklin, Joey Coulter, Austin Hubbard, Tyler Bare, Tim McCreadie and a host of others will be trying to take home the $20,000 top prize. If you are a fan of dirt late model racing this will be the show to be at April 20th. Admission price for adults is only $30, seniors (60+) $25; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $20, students 13 – 17 years old $15 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $40 regardless of age and will get you a seat in the grandstands. 16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free 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 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....

DAVENPORT SCORES $20,000 KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH VICTORY; BAILES TAKES FASTRAK CHECKERS AND $3000 PAYDAY

DAVENPORT SCORES $20,000 KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH VICTORY; BAILES TAKES FASTRAK CHECKERS AND $3000 PAYDAY

JAMAICA, VA – The Ultimate Super Late Model Series made their return to Virginia Motor Speedway Saturday April 14th for the annual Aaron’s King of The Commonwealth where the event saw 56 competitors sign in all trying to capture a $20,000 payday. Holding off a final lap challenge from Scott Bloomquist; Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville; Georgia went flag to flag Saturday night at Virginia Motor Speedway to take home a $20,000 payday. “We went with a little different tire tonight, me Kevin and Jason went back and forth, back and forth. We’ve all been hear a lot and we know what you normally put on, but it just looked a little different tonight for some reason, and the choice really worked out good for us,” commented Davenport in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Davenport added, “Scott came on there at the end and he was so good the whole race and it’s definitely a pleasure racing up there with him and finally getting a win,” Scott Bloomquist, Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, and Brandon Overton rounded out the top five finishers. In other action Ross Bailes would grab the lead on lap 19 from Justin Williams and go on to take the $3000 victory in the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance tour event. On the drop of the green flag up the Ultimate Super Late Model feature Jonathan Davenport rocketed from the outside to take the lead from polesitter Scott Bloomquist heading out of turn 2. Once out front Davenport started to put some distance between himself and the battle for second between Bloomquist and Chris Madden. On lap 39 Madden managed to get by Bloomquist and set out to catch Davenport as they raced through traffic. On lap 42 the driver on the move was Tim McCreadie working his way up from his fifteenth starting position to take 4th from Austin Hubbard. On lap 50 Madden closed in on Davenport as the two worked traffic. On lap 55 Bloomquist got back by Madden for second as the two raced out of turn 4. With two laps to go Bloomquist had pulled to within striking distance of Davenport. On the final lap Davenport had Bloomquist looking to his outside and as they entered turn 3 Bloomquist tried to sweep the outside only to have the car drift op the track just enough to give Davenport enough advantage to take the $20,000 victory. Scott Bloomquist, Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, and Brandon Overton rounded out the top five finishers. Scott Bloomquist set fast time in qualifying with a time of 17.156 seconds to earn the Davis Diesel Service fast qualifier award. Heat race winners included Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, Jason Colvert, Austin Hubbard, and Tyler Millwood. Consolation race winners included Tyler Erb and Tyler Bare. In the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance tour feature Brett Hamm and Justin Williams led the field to green with Hamm leading the first circuit. Two laps into the race the first caution flew for a multi-car wreck in turn 4 that took out several drivers in the top 10. On the restart Hamm would hold the lead with Williams on his tail. On lap 8 Williams would work his way around Hamm for the lead and looked to be the car to beat, but nobody told that to Ross Bailes who was working his way through the field. On lap 19 Bailes got by Williams for the lead and began to pull away from the field. On lap 33 Williams would go up in smoke with a blown motor and set up a seven-lap dash for the win. On the final restart of the race Bailes was able to fend off the challenges of Matt Long and Logan Roberson to grab the $3000 victory. Long, Roberson, Matthew Nance and Corey Almond rounded out the top five. The speedway will take the weekend of April 21 off due to the NASCAR events at Richmond Raceway and return to action Saturday April 28th with WRAR / WNNT Night at the Races and the opening weekend of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. 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 2018 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 FULL RESULTS – VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY 4/14/18 KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH” 60 Lap ULTIMATE Feature – 1) Jonathan Davenport [2]; 2) Scott Bloomquist [1]; 3) Chris Madden [3]; 4) Tim McCreadie [15]; 5) Brandon Overton [16]; 6) Austin Hubbard [5]; 7) Greg Satterlee [13]; 8) Jason Covert [4]; 9) Kyle Hardy 10]; 10) Tyler Millwood [6]; 11) Hudson O’Neal [22] ;12) Chris Ferguson [8]; 13) Rick Eckert [7]; 14) Tyler Bare [20]; 15) Mason Zeigler [18]; 16) Bobby Pierce [9]; 17) Jeff Smith [11]; 18) Dennis Franklin [23]; 19) Walker Arthur [21]; 20) Andy Anderson [12]; 21) GR Smith [17]; 22) Tyler Erb [19]; 23) Zack Mitchell [24]; 24) Ross Bailes [14] Car Count: 56 Heat 1 (Top 3 Transfer To Feature) – 1) Scott Bloomquist: 2) Rick Eckert; 3) Gregg Satterlee; 4) Amanda Whaley; 5) Tyler Erb; 6) Jared Miley; 7) Justin Williams; 8) Spencer Liggon; 9) Zack Mitchell Heat 2 (Top 3 Transfer To Feature) – 1) Jonathan Davenport; 2) Chris Ferguson; 3) Ross Bailes; 4) Tyler Bare; 5; Hudson ONeal; 6) Nick Davis; 7) Donald Bradsher; 8) Dale Hollidge; 9) Jeff Matthews; 10) Tyler Emory Heat 3 (Top 3 Transfer To Feature) – 1) Chris Madden; 2) Bobby Pierce; 3) Tim McCreadie; 4) Ross Robinson; 5) Walker Arthur; 6) Joey Coulter; 7) Kyle Lear; 8) Ivendent Lloyd; 9) Kirk Baker Heat 4 (Top 3 Transfer To Feature) – 1) Jason Covert; 2) Kyle Hardy; 3) Brandon Overton; 4) Jamie Latham, 5) Gary Stuhler; 6) Jeep Van Wormer; 7) Kyle Lee; 8) Cla Knight; 9) Reese Masiello Heat 5 (Top 3 Transfer To Feature) – 1) Austin Hubbard; 2) Jeff Smith; 3) GR Smith; 4) Brent Larson; 5) Dustin Mitchell; 6) Jason Miller; 7) Matthew Nance; 8) Trever Feathers; 9) Kyle Bronson Heat 6 (Top 3 Transfer To Feature) – 1) Tyler Millwood; 2) Andy Anderson; 3) Mason Zeigler; 4) Matt Cosner; 5) Ryan Montgomery; 6) Rick Elliott; 7) Kenny Moreland; 8) Dennis Franklin; 9) Zack Dohm B-Main 1 (Top 2 Transfer To Feature) – 1) Tyler Erb; 2) Walker Arthur; 3) Ross Robinson; 4) Brent Larson; 5) Ivendent Lloyd; 6) Jared Miley; 7) Amanda Whaley; 8) Kyle Lear; 9) Kirk Baker; 10) Dustin Mitchell; 11) Trever Feathers; 12) Spencer Liggon; 13) Jason Miller; 14) Joey Coulter B-Main 2 (Top 2 Transfer To Feature) – 1) Tyler Bare; 2) Hudson ONeal; 3) Matt Cosner; 4) Rick Elliott; 5) Kenny Moreland; 6) Donald Bradsher; 7) Gary Stuhler; 8) Kyle Bronson; 9) Cla Kight; 10) Dale Hollidge; 11) Jeff Matthews; 12) Jamie Latham; 13) Ryan Montgomery; 14) Jeep Van Wormer; 15) Kyle Lee; 16) Tyler Emory; 17) Nick Davis 40 Lap FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance Feature – 1) Ross Bailes; 2) Logan Roberson; 3) Matt Long; 4)Matthew Nance; 5) Corey Almond; 6) Brett Hamm; 7) Billy Beachler; 8) Kenny Peeples Jr.; 9) Tyler Arrington; 10) Brad Basey; 11) Davis Lipscombe; 12) Matt Tarbox; 13) Justin Wofford; 14) Brent Bordeaux; 15) Justin Williams; 16) Nick Dietz; 17) Nick Love; 18) Darrell Dow; 19) David Smith; 20) Ryan Adams; 21) Carl Vaughan; 22 – Matt Glanden; 23)Tyler Bare; DNS: Matt Quade Heat 1 – 1) Brett Hamm; 2) Matthew Nance; 3) Kenny Peeples Jr; 4) Nick Deitz; 5) Darrell Dow; 6) Nicholas Love Heat 2 – 1) Justin Williams; 2) Tyler Bare; 3) Matt Glanden; 4) Billy Beachler; 5) Justin Wofford Heat 3 – 1) Logan Roberson; 2) Ross Bailes; 3) Tyler Arrington; 4) Brad Basey; 5) Brent Bordeaux Heat 4 – 1) Matt Long; 2) David Smith; 3) Corey Almond; 4) Matt Tarbox; 5) Ryan Adams; 6) Carl Vaughan...

$20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Set for Saturday April 14

$20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Set for Saturday April 14

Jamaica, VA – In a matter of days some of the region’s top dirt late model talent will converge on Virginia Motor Speedway for one of the year’s biggest events, the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth. Saturday April 14th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host the largest short track event in the State of Virginia. That means some of the best dirt late model drivers on the East Coast will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA. The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature a 60 lap A-Main paying the winner a cool $20,000. The event will also feature a $3000 to win FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance race for Pro Late Model competitors. “If you are a fan of short track racing you do not want to miss this event; the best dirt late model racers on the East Coast will be vying for that huge $20,000 check in one of the biggest short track events in the State of Virginia,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. The list of names is growing as some of the region’s top dirt late model drivers are headed to Jamaica, VA for the big event. Jason Covert, Dennis Franklin, Jason Welshan, Joey Coulter, Austin Hubbard, Tyler Bare, Trevor Feathers and a host of others will be trying to take home the $20,000 top prize. If you are a fan of dirt late model racing this will be the show to be at April 14th. Admission price for adults is only $30, seniors (60+) $25; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $20, students 11 – 17 years old $15 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $45 regardless of age and will get you a seat in the grandstands. 16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free 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 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....

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