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....

Overton Scores $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete Win; Davenport Takes $3000 FASTRAK Pro Late Model Win

Overton Scores $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete Win; Davenport Takes $3000 FASTRAK Pro Late Model Win

(PR Contribution from Roby Helm) Jamaica, VA – Brandon Overton of Evans, GA drove the Randy Weaver Racing #116 to its second straight Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete win on Saturday night and pocketed $20,000 in the Aaron’s King of Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway. Overton battled with Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA early and often before taking the lead for good on lap 28 of the 60-lap race. “That race car could have driven itself around there tonight; Jonathan (Davenport) showed me how to get around turn one and I got behind in lapped traffic and then turned it around on him later,” commented Overton in victory lane. Overton added “I just got my first $10,000 win and now a $20,000 win, it is kinda unreal I can’t thank Randy Weaver and the crew for giving me the chance to drive this car.” After starting on the outside of the front row, Davenport took the lead from polesitter Overton with a crossover move to the inside coming off the second turn on the first lap that saw Marlar, Madden and Hubbard in third through fifth respectively. One crossover move is worth another, as Overton returned the favor on Davenport to take the lead on lap two, as McDowell got by Hubbard for the fifth spot. The caution flag was unfurled for the first time on lap three when 2016 ULTIMATE SE Rookie of the Year Glenn Elliott spun in turn four. Marlar gave up the third spot on the track to pit under caution. Overton pulled in front of Davenport on lap seven, and Madden worked his way back around Hubbard for the third spot. Davenport made an inside move on Overton coming off the fourth turn on lap nine to take the lead. Hubbard and Madden were still contesting the third spot, with Hubbard reclaiming the position on the 11th lap. Davenport reached the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap 13, and McDowell got around Madden to take the fourth spot on lap 15. Overton chased down Davenport in lapped traffic, and began to challenge for the lead on lap 20. McDowell and Madden got by Hubbard to move up to third and fourth respectively on lap 20. Davenport was able to keep Overton behind him in lapped traffic, but once they had clear race track in front of them, Overton dove to the inside going into turn three on lap 28 to take the lead from Davenport. McDowell then closed on Davenport and they raced side-by-side for second on lap 30. Elliott brought out the caution flag for a second time on lap 32 to bunch up the field for a restart. By lap 35, Overton had pulled out to a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Marlar moved into the top five again on lap 38 when he got around Ferguson. The final caution flag of the race came out on lap 44 for debris in turn four. Overton led McDowell, Davenport, Marlar, Madden, Ferguson and Hubbard double-file back to the green flag. Marlar passed Davenport for the third spot on lap 45, and with ten laps to go, Overton had once again opened up a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Overton found himself in lapped traffic on lap 53. Overton had increased his lead over McDowell to a full straightaway on lap 55. At the checkered flag, Overton was out of sight of McDowell and took the checkered flag with a 4.175 second margin of victory. In the FASTRAK Racing Pro Late Model $3000 to win feature Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, one of only a few drivers pulling double duty, returned to his dirt late model roots Saturday night and won the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete 40. After starting on the outside of the front row for the main event, Davenport took the lead and never looked back. The driver known as “Superman” led all 40 laps for the win driving the C&H Paving Barry Wright “House Car.” “We’re off to a good start this year with our Chevrolet Performance Circle Track Engine program, as we’re three for three so far this season,” Davenport said. “Now, if we could just get some of that success to rub off on our super late model program we would be in good shape.” A pair of multi-car wrecks in turn one on the first two attempts to start the race accounted for two of the five caution flags in the event. Once everyone settled into a race pace, Davenport took the lead from his outside front row starting spot, followed by polesitter Ford, Justin Williams, Ron Parker of Belwood, NC in the Schaeffer Oil Rocket and Nance. Parker passed Williams for third on lap two, and by lap seven, Davenport had opened up a half straightaway lead on Ford. By the ninth lap, Davenport caught the cars on the tail end of the lead lap, but that didn’t slow him down at all. Williams began to fade a little on lap ten, as Nance passed him for fourth, and Knight got by him for the fifth spot on lap 12. Nance had a good run going, as he worked his way around Parker for the third position on the 14th tour. The field slowed for a caution flag on lap 16 when Beachler stalled in turn one. The double-file restart saw Davenport leading Ford, Nance, Parker, Knight, Bare, Justin Williams, Arthur, Hicks and Frankie Beard of Hartwell, GA in the Jessica Cornett Racing/CMP Automotive Mastersbilt in the second through tenth spots respectively for the restart. On the restart, Ford pushed up high in turn four, and hit the guardrail on the front straightaway. That caused Arthur to get sideways, and grab a handful of steering wheel. Arthur didn’t hit anyone, or anything, and the field stayed green with a major shuffle behind the leader Davenport. The caution flag came back out on lap 19 when teammates Matthew Quade of Mechanicsville, MD in the Northern Neck Chevrolet Rocket and Jared Powell of Scottsville, VA in the Northern Neck Chevrolet Rocket tangled with Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA in the Ditch Witch Longhorn in turn two. On the restart, Bare got by Nance for the second spot in turn two, and Hornsby, after restarting in the seventh spot, made a big move and passed Nance for third on the front straightaway on lap 20. Nance fell back to fifth on lap 23 when Ford got by for the fourth spot. Davenport encountered lapped traffic on lap 28 with a 15 car-length lead on Bare. By lap 30, Davenport had once again opened back up a half straightaway lead. Debris in turn four on lap 33 lit up the yellow bulb for a final time. With the field bunched up single file behind him, Davenport was once again up to the task, and led the seven lap dash to the finish. The Speedway will return to racing next Saturday April 15th and host week 2 of the Aaron’s 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 $20. Competitor gates for Saturday April 8th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00pm 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 2017 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 AARON’S KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRESENTED BY ESSEX CONCRETE APRIL 8, 2017: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH A MAIN (60 LAPS) – 1. Brandon Overton [1]; 2. Dale McDowell [6]; Mike Marlar [4]; 4. Jonathan Davenport [2]; Chris Madden [3]; 6. Austin Hubbard [5]; 7. Rick Eckert [7]; 8. Matt Cosner [11]; 9. Chris Ferguson [10]; 10. Dale Hollidge [17]; 11. Jason Covert [15]; 12. Brett Hamm [12]; 13. Ross Robinson [9]; 14. Tyler Millwood [8]; 15. Kenny Moreland [13]; 16. Amanda Whaley [21]; 17. Darryl Hills [19]; 18. Jason Welshan [23]; 19. Glen Elliott [24]; 20. Nick Davis [18]; 21. Michael Lake [22]; 22. Dennis Franklin [14]; 23. Dustin Mitchell [20]; 24. Willie MIliken [16] HEAT 1: 1. Overton; 2. Hubbard; 3. Robinson; 4. Mooreland; 5. Williams; 6. Pierce; 7. Whaley; 8. Allen; 9. Bradsher DNS. HEAT 2: 1. Davenport; 2. McDowell; 3. Ferguson; 4. Franklin; 5. Hills; 6. Hollidge; 7. Z. Mitchell; 8. Miller; 9. Arthur DNS. HEAT 3: 1. Madden; 2. Eckert; 3. Cosner; 4. Covert; 5. D. Mitchell; 6. Davis; 7. G. Elliott; 8. Welshan. HEAT 4: 1. Marlar; 2. Millwood; 3. Hamm; 4. Milliken; 5. Emory; 6. Smith; 7. R. Elliott; 8. Lake. B-MAIN 1: 1. Hollidge; 2. Hills; 3. Whaley; 4. Williams; 5. Allen; 6. Miller; 7. Z. Mitchell; 8. Pierce; 9. Bradsher DNS; 10. Arthur DNS. B-MAIN 2: 1. Davis; 2. D. Mitchell; 3. Lake; 4. G. Elliott; 5. Welshan; 6. Emory; 7. Smith DNS; 8. R. Elliott DNS FASTRAK PRO LATE MODEL KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH A MAIN (40 LAPS) – 1. Jonathan Davenport [2]; Tyler Bare [8]; 3. Henry Hornsby III [11]; 4. Jensen Ford [1]; 5. Matthew Nance [3]; 6. Mark Parks [9]; 7. Cla Knight [6]; 8. Walker Arthur [7]; 9. David Williams [19]; 10. Justin Williams ]4]; 11. Ron Parker [5]; 12. Michael Duritsky [20]; 13. Frankie Beard [20]; 14. Dylan Lewis [23]; 15. Jared Powell [10]; 16. Matt Quade [16]; 17. Benji Hicks [17]; 18. Teddy Tate [21]; 19. Phillip Thompson [15]; 20. Billy Beachler [18]; 21. Matt Glanden [24]; 22. Davis Lipscombe [13]; 23. David Smith [25]; 24. Corey Almond [14]; 25. Tyler Stutler [22] HEAT 1: 1. Ford; 2. Parker; 3. Parks; 4. Lipscombe; 5. D. Williams; 6. 99 Tate; 7. Bowie; 8. Smith. HEAT 2: 1. Davenport; 2. Knight; 3. Powell; 4. Almond; 5. Hicks; 6. Tarbox; 7. Lewis; 8. Vaughan. HEAT 3: 1. Nance; 2. Arthur; 3. Hornsby; 4. Thompson; 5. Duritsky; 6. Beachler; 7. Love; 8. McClellan DNS. HEAT 4: 1. J. Williams; 2. Bare; 3. Beard; 4. Quade; 5. Stutler; 6. Glanden; 7. Frazier; 8. Dow. B-MAIN 1: 1. Hicks; 2. D. Williams; 3. Tate; 4. Lewis; 5. Tarbox; 6. Bowie; 7. Smith; 8. Vaughan. B-MAIN 2: 1. Beachler; 2. Duritsky; 3. Stutler; 4. Glanden; 5. Frazier; 6. Dow; 7. Love; 8. McClellan DNS....

$20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Presented by Essex Concrete this Saturday April 8

$20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Presented by Essex Concrete this Saturday April 8

Jamaica, VA – One of the most anticipated events of the year gets the green flag this Saturday April 8th with the running of the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete. Saturday April 8th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host one of the most prestigious events in the country and 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 National Tour race for Pro (Crate) Late Model drivers. “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 what is the biggest short track event in the State of Virginia,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “we can’t thank Aaron’s and Essex Concrete enough for their sponsorship of this event, we could not put together such a phenomenal event without their support.” Last season Mother Nature decided on bringing a snowy weekend to the party causing officials to cancel the event. In 2015 Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN bested a stellar field of competitors, in what was an amazing race, to take home the $20,000 winner’s check in the Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete. In the FASTRAK National Tour event, local driver, Walker Arthur took home the win and $3000 winner’s check. The speedway is expecting a great field of cars this year for both events. Defending Champion Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC will lead the Ultimate Super Late Model contingent into battle against the Mid-Atlantic’s top drivers. Expected to compete are Chris Ferguson, Rick Elliott, Ricky Elliott, Austin Hubbard, Dale Hollidge, Jason Covert, Justin Williams and a host of other regional hot shoes. 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 $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. Competitors can get more info at www.ultimatesupers.com or www.fastrakracing.com...

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