Williams Outduels Hubbard for Pro Late Model Victory on Pepsi Night; Chase Butler Scores Career First in Modifieds; Casey and Givens also Grab Victories

Williams Outduels Hubbard for Pro Late Model Victory on Pepsi Night; Chase Butler Scores Career First in Modifieds; Casey and Givens also Grab Victories

Jamaica, VA – Justin Williams of Concord, VA and Billy Hubbard of Cobbs Creek, VA put on a battle for the ages. The two exchanged the lead four times before Williams would finally take over the top spot for good with a slide job on a lap 30 restart. Williams would then survive one last caution with two laps to go to score his third Victory Lap Pro Late Model win of the season on Pepsi Night. “All the drivers here are pretty tough when you can start sixth and come up and get the win and pass someone like Billy (Hubbard); I would say he’s won two in a row but one of them got taken away from him. I had to throw a little slide job on him to get by him,” commented Williams in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Davis Lipscombe, Russell Erwin in his first race, Billy Hubbard and Corey Almond. In other action Chase Butler of Mechanicsville, VA scored his career first Budweiser Modified win, taking the lead on lap 11 and then holding off point leader Hunter McClendon for the victory. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature Steve Causey of Smithfield, VA returned to victory lane with his run from shotgun on the field, and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Henrico, VA won for the third time this season. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 35 lap feature Troy Williams and Billy Hubbard led the field to green with Hubbard jumping to the lead out of turn 2. Once out front, Hubbard began to pull away. Behind him, Justin Williams would dice his way from his sixth-place starting spot to second by lap 12. With Hubbard working traffic, Williams began to close the gap. By lap 17 Williams had caught Hubbard in traffic and got inside him to take the lead on lap 18. Hubbard would fight back on the outside and regain the lead at the line the next lap. The two were aggressively working lapped traffic, almost getting into a couple of slower cars as they negotiated the lapped traffic. On a lap 30 restart Williams would put a slide job on Hubbard in turn 1 and take over the top spot. A caution on lap 33 set up a two lap shootout for the win. On the races final restart Hubbard tried to go around William’s on the outside, jumping the cushion allowing Williams to get away and Davis Lipscombe and Russell Erwin to get by for second and third with Hubbard and Corey Almond rounding out the top five. In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Chase Butler and Francis Jarelle led the 23 car field to green with Jarelle leading the first circuit. Several positions back Hunter McClendon and Joey Polevoy battled for fourth just as the caution flew for the first time. On a lap 11 Jarrelle decided on a different tactic for the restart, this time waiting till turn 4 to get back in the gas. This time Butler was up for the challenge and jumped to the inside of Jarrelle heading into turn 1 and finally taking the lead out of turn 3. On lap 12 Brandon Galloway got by Jarrelle for second but would lose that position on lap 17 to McClendon. On lap 22 a caution erased all the distance between Butler and McClendon. On the restart, Butler would get a good jump and pull away by five car lengths but another caution on lap 24 would once again come back out and close the field on Butler’s bumper. Races the final restart Butler would once again get a great restart and pull away by six car lengths and go on to score his career-first victory in the Modified division. Rounding out the top five were Hunter McClendon, Brandon Galloway, Jeff Solinger and Lance Grady. The first three laps of the 30 lap Truckin thunder Sportsman feature might have been the most exciting of the night. Brett Adkins and Chase Burrow led the field to green with Adkins taking the lead out of turn 4. On the next circuit Burrow, chad Beahr, Matt Ashworth and Tyler Shipp tried to make it four-wide out of turn 2 with Shipp ending up in the backstretch wall ending the point leader’s night. On the restart Burrow was all over the back of Adkins while Joe Weiss attempted to make it three-wide. Heading into turn 1 Burrow slid under Adkins with the two touching, sending Burrow to the lead with Tim Shelton and Weiss working to his inside in turn 2 making it three-wide. Contact would send Burrow spinning bringing out the caution. Weiss would inherit the lead when Adkins would have to retire with mechanical issues. The race picked up again on lap 22 when Causey took the lead from Weiss out of turn 4. The two raced side by side for the next four laps before Causey would take the lead for good and go on to score his first win of 2019. Rounding out the top five were Joe Weiss, Chase Burrow, Tommy Upshaw, and Chad Beahr. In the Collision One Limited Stock 25 lap feature Trent Clemans and Chad Champion led the field to green with Clemans leading the first circuit. The top five cars all put on a great show for the fans with Clemans holding on to the top spot. James Givens would get to second on lap 7 and began pressuring Clemans for the lead. Clemans looked to have the car to win but Givens got to his bumper on lap 17 giving him a bump to move him up the track to take the lead. Once out front, Givens pulled away to go on and score his third win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Trent Clemans, Chad Champion, Chris Champion, and John Hankins Jr. The speedway will take the weekend of August 17th off and return to racing on Saturday, August 24th to host the $3000 to win Northern Neck Chevrolet Prelude to the World Championship for the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series. Many of the Mid-Atlantic’s top Pro Late Model drivers will be on hand to not only try to take home the $3000 top prize but also get some valuable track time for the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship set for September 13-14, 2019. Also see the tracks Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stocks in Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 24th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $15; seniors (60+) $12; military $8; students 13 – 17 years old $6; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $25. All tickets will be sold the day of the event. 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 2019 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 PEPSI NIGHT, SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 2W-Justin Williams [6]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe [5]; 3. 22-Russell Erwin [14]; 4. 38B-Billy Hubbard [2]; 5. 7A-Corey Almond [4]; 6. 24-Kenny Moreland [7]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden [3]; 8. 14C-Chuck Bowie [16]; 9. 2*-Jared Powell [12]; 10. 09-Brad Rigdon [10]; 11. 17X-Ben Bowie [11]; 12. 38-Nicolas Love [19]; 13. 80-Ray Love Jr [9]; 14. 5J-Darrell Dow [18]; 15. 40-Brent Bordeaux [15]; 16. 17-Camden Testerman [13]; 17. 5*-Vaughan Haywood [17]; 18. 38G-Michael Goudie [23]; 19. 28-Carl Vaughan [21]; 20. 12R-Rusty Harman [22]; 21. 100-Troy Williams [1]; 22. 47-Matt Quade [8]; 23. 41-James Snead [20] Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.729 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 9-Steve Causey [14]; 2. 43J-Joe Weiss [5]; 3. 0-Chase Burrow [1]; 4. 01-Tommy Upshaw [9]; 5. 1-Chad Beahr [3]; 6. 55-Tim Shelton [7]; 7. 44-Robert Babb [12]; 8. 00-David Lane [13]; 9. 89-Robert Jenkins [10]; 10. 10-Matt Ashworth [4]; 11. 39-Nicholas Odell [11]; 12. 16-Brett Adkins [2]; 13. 25-Tyler Shipp [6]; (DNS) 8-Roger Jamerson Fast Qualifier: Tyler Shipp – 21.679 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon [4]; 2. 36G-Brandon Galloway [15]; 3. 01-Francis Jarelle III [11]; 4. 11-Chase Butler [19]; 5. 51-Joey Polevoy [17]; 6. 316-Jeremiah Marshall [1]; 7. 40-Rick Hulson [10]; 8. 7+7-Jeff Solinger [13]; 9. 43-Josh Harris [12]; 10. 2-Michael Pappas [9]; 11. 48-Lance Grady [22]; 12. 44-Stephen Bryant [23]; 13. 99W-Adam Hoegerl [21]; 14. 99-Charlie Hubbard [8]; 15. 27-Mark Schools [14]; 16. 21C-Micheal Conley [5]; 17. 57-Kelly Samuels [3]; 18. 16-David Kendall [7]; 19. 21J-Curtis Mason [6]; 20. 14-Samuel Lamborgiri [2]; 21. 94-Paul Washington [16]; 22. 55-Jason Sage [18]; 23. 17-Ronald Lamborgini [20] Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 19.943 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 8-James Givens [6]; 2. 01-Trent Clemans [1]; 3. 08-Chad Champion [2]; 4. 32M-Chris Champion [5]; 5. 18-John Hankins Jr [14]; 6. 25-Marty Coltrain [9]; 7. 9-Justin Pullen [15]; 8. 88-Jay Seward [12]; 9. 3-Dylan Pullen [10]; 10. 13-Dale Rhodes [16]; 11. 59-Carl Hazelwood [13]; 12. 37-Mike Harris [17]; 13. 14B-Brandon Bowler [4]; 14. 41-Cory Bradley [3]; 15. 26-Stephanie Johnston [7]; 16. 12-Daniel Perry [11]; 17. 22-Raymond Harper [8]; 18. 40-Paige Vassallo [18]; 19. 5-Joe Fancher [20]; 20. 30-Zac Elliott [19] Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 23.767 seconds...

Hot Temperatures Postpone July 20 Prelude to the World Championship till August 24

Hot Temperatures Postpone July 20 Prelude to the World Championship till August 24

Jamaica, VA – Officials with Virginia Motor Speedway and the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance have announced that the $3,000 to win Northern Neck Chevrolet Prelude to the World Championship has been postponed for Saturday, July 20th due to forecasted heat indexes above 110 degrees. The Prelude to the World Championship has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 24th. “With heat indexes forecast for between 110 and 115 degrees we feel it is in the best interest of the teams, fans, officials and sponsors to postpone,” said track owner Bill Sawyer, “we are looking forward to hosting the Prelude to the World Championship on August 24th.” The Prelude to the World Championship will be the last chance for drivers on the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance to get a paid practice at Virginia Motor Speedway ahead of the $50,000 to win 2019 FASTRAK World Championship. The FASTRAK World Championship, with a total purse of $166,275, is the single richest race in Pro Late Model racing history. The race will be broadcast as a two-hour special as part of Speed51’s Short Track America on MavTV and will air on October 30th. The speedway will take next week off and return to racing on Saturday, August 3rd to host Pepsi Night and week 9 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 3rd, will open at 3 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area....

Brandon Overton Holds off Rick Eckert by .119 second to Score $20,000 USA 100 Victory; Carson Ferguson Scores $3000 FASTRAK Win

Brandon Overton Holds off Rick Eckert by .119 second to Score $20,000 USA 100 Victory; Carson Ferguson Scores $3000 FASTRAK Win

Jamaica, VA – In the closest finish in Ultimate Super Late Model Series history Brandon Overton of Evans, GA held off Rick Eckert of York, PA by .119 seconds to score the $20,000 win in the 43rd annual USA at Virginia Motor Speedway. Overton would take the lead on lap 21 and looked to have the race in hand that is until lap 56 when Eckert began to pressure Overton for the lead. On the final lap Eckert worked under Overton in turn 3, the two raced side by side back to the finish line with Overton holding off Eckert for the win. “I was just holding on there the last couple of laps, I guess Billy (Vacek) was riding with us tonight; I wanted to win the other night at Fayetteville but I will take this $20,000 over that $10,000 any day,” commented a very emotional Brandon Overton in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rick Eckert, Ross Bailes, Zack Mitchell, and Chris Ferguson rounded out the top five. In other action Carson Ferguson of Charlotte, NC was at the right place at the right time, taking the lead when race leader Layton Sullivan blew a right rear tire coming out of turn 4 heading to the checkers to score the $3000 victory in a caution-filled FASTRAK Racing Touring Series 40 lap feature. It was Ferguson’s third touring series win in a row. Rounding out the top five were Trevor Feathers, Layton Sullivan, Corey Almond and Ryan Adams. Ross Bailes and Michael Brown led the 30 car field to green with Brown taking the lead out of turn 2 followed by Chris Ferguson. Bailes would take second back on the next circuit. By lap 5 brown had worked to a two-car length advantage. The races first caution would fall on lap 7 for a stopped Corey Gordon in turn 4. On the restart, Bailes rocketed around Brown in turn 1 and 2 to take over the top spot. On lap 9 Brandon Overton went to second with an inside pass of Brown in turn 2. By Lap 16 Overton was within a car length of Bailes as they approached lapped traffic. On lap 18 Overton was on the back of Bailes as they began to enter the lapped traffic. On lap 20 Overton made his move, getting to the inside of Bailes out of turn 2. They raced side by side until turn 4 where Overton took over the lead. Eric Erwin would bring out the caution on lap 21 as he slowed in turn 4. On the restart Overton jumped out to a quick two-car length lead while Rick Eckert went from fifth to third in two corners, getting by Chris Ferguson and Brown. By lap 30 Overton was back in lapped traffic allowing Bailes and Eckert to close. Just as it looked like things were going to get interesting Trevor Feathers brought out the third caution of the race when his car slowed going down the backstretch. On the lap 32 restart, Overton once again jumped to a three car length advantage over Bailes and Eckert. On lap 36 Casey Roberts, who had made a run from twenty-eighth to tenth, slowed on the front stretch with mechanical issues. On the lap 36 restart Overton once again got a great jump on the field as Ferguson took back third from Eckert. ON lap 42 the best battle on the track was the one for third between Ferguson, Eckert and fourteenth starting Zack Mitchell. By lap 48 Eckert had taken third and Mitchell fourth. On lap 48 the races fifth caution would fall for Jamie Lathroum who came to pit road for a flat right rear tire. On lap 49 Bailes got inside Overton coming out of turn 4, Overton would hold at the line. On the next circuit, things got really interesting as Overton, Bailes, Overton and Mitchell were all battling for the lead. On lap 53 Eckert would dive under Bailes going down the backstretch. On lap 54 caution would fall for a stopped Jeff Smith in turn 4. On the races final green Overton and Eckert would jump out to a two car length on the rest of the field. On lap 56 Eckert worked his way inside Overton in turn 4 and then again in turn 2. On the final lap Overton led Eckert into turn 2 and down the backstretch. As the barreled into turn 3 Eckert got inside Overton, as they raced off turn 4 they raced side by side to the line with Overton holding off Eckert by .119 seconds for the victory. Heat race winners – Ross Bailes, Michael Brown, Chris Ferguson and Daulton Wilson. In the FASTRAK Touring Series, 40 lap feature Jensen Ford and Justin Williams led the 29 car field to green. The two raced side by side back to the line with Ford take the lead by inches at the line. In turn 1 Ford would get by to put some distance between himself and Williams. Ford would pace the field until lap 19 when Ford slowed coming out of turn 2 bringing out the caution. On the restart, Williams got a good jump on the field with Logan Roberson and Trevor Feathers in tow. A big crash involving seven cars on lap 26 would bring out a red flag for clean-up. It took five times to get the race restarted on lap 25 but once it did Williams began to pull away. On lap 34 Williams’ night came to an end when he blew a right rear tire sending him to the infield. That started the beginning of flat right rear tires going flat. First Trevor Feathers just after taking over the lead on the caution on lap 35, then Kyle Lear amongst others. Layton Sullivan would lead the field to green for the final time and looked to have his first career win only to blow a right rear tire coming out of turn 4 to the checkers, which allowed Carson Ferguson to take the $3000 victory over Trevor Feathers, Layton Sullivan, Corey Almond and Ryan Adams rounding out the top five. The Speedway will take the weekend of June 22 off and return to racing Saturday, June 29th and host week 6 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 $20. Competitor gates for Saturday, June 29th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm 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 43rd ANNUAL USA 100 – SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2019: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL USA 100 FEATURE (60 Laps): 1. 2C-Brandon Overton, [5]; 2. 0R-Rick Eckert, [10]; 3. 87-Ross Bailes, [1]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell, [14]; 5. 22-Chris Ferguson, [3]; 6. 16-Ben Watkins, [18]; 7. 55-Benji Hicks, [6]; 8. 22G-Gregg Satterlee, [23]; 9. 79-Michael Brown, [2]; 10. 8-Jacob Hawkins, [29]; 11. 2T-Kyle Lee, [8]; 12. 72-Jason Covert, [21]; 13. 45-Jamie Lathroum, [26]; 14. 0-Dale Hollidge, [17]; 15. 00-Jeff Smith, [20]; 16. 2-Dennis Franklin, [13]; 17. 7-Darryl Hills, [27]; 18. 421-Anthony Sanders, [16]; 19. 43A-Tyler Bare, [12]; 20. 5-Corey Gordon, [19]; 21. (DNF) 18D-Daulton Wilson, [4]; 22. (DNF) 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [11]; 23. (DNF) 101-Casey Roberts, [28]; 24. (DNF) 19-Greg Roberson, [22]; 25. (DNF) 20-Trevor Feathers, [7]; 26. (DNF) 11-Austin Hubbard, [15]; 27. (DNF) 22E-Russell Erwin, [9]; 28. (DNF) 42-Doug Sanders, [30]; 29. (DNF) 6-Chris Blackwell, [24]; 30. (DNF) D89-Dustin Mitchell, [25] Heat 1 (10 laps) 1. 87-Ross Bailes, [1]; 2. 2C-Brandon Overton, [6]; 3. 22E-Russell Erwin, [3]; 4. 2-Dennis Franklin, [4]; 5. 0-Dale Hollidge, [7]; 6. 72-Jason Covert, [8]; 7. D89-Dustin Mitchell, [5]; 8. 8-Jacob Hawkins, [2] Heat 2 (10 laps) 1. 79-Michael Brown, [1]; 2. 55-Benji Hicks, [2]; 3. 0R-Rick Eckert, [4]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell, [5]; 5. 16-Ben Watkins, [3]; 6. 19-Greg Roberson, [7]; 7. 45-Jamie Lathroum, [6]; 8. 42-Doug Sanders, [8] Heat 3 (10 laps) 1. 22-Chris Ferguson, [2]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [1]; 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [3]; 4. 11-Austin Hubbard, [6]; 5. 5-Corey Gordon, [4]; 6. 22G-Gregg Satterlee, [5]; 7. 7-Darryl Hills, [7] Heat 4 (10 laps) 1. 18D-Daulton Wilson, [2]; 2. 2T-Kyle Lee, [5]; 3. 43A-Tyler Bare, [4]; 4. 421-Anthony Sanders, [6]; 5. 00-Jeff Smith, [7]; 6. 6-Chris Blackwell, [3]; (DNS) 101-Casey Roberts, Overall Fast Qualifier: Ross Bailes – 17.461 seconds FASTRAK RACING SERIES USA 100 FEATURE (40 laps): 1. 00-Carson Ferguson, [12]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [5]; 3. 08-Layton Sullivan, [8]; 4. 7A-Corey Almond, [3]; 5. 12-Ryan Adams, [19]; 6. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [6]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden, [10]; 8. 41-Brent Bordeaux, [24]; 9. 7R-Cameron Ramsey, [20]; 10. 100-Troy Williams, [18]; 11. 22-Nick Schlager, [27]; 12. 151-Kyle Lear, [9]; 13. 11-Banjo Duke, [7]; 14. 2W-Justin Williams, [2]; 15. 55-Matt Long, [26]; 16. 17R-Logan Roberson, [4]; 17. 92-Nick Davis, [16]; 18. 55D-Jimmy Duncan, [14]; 19. 80-Ray Love Jr, [13]; 20. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [11]; 21. 17-Zach Blackwell, [29]; 22. 38-Nick Love, [22]; 23. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]; 24. 52-Bryan Benton, [23]; 25. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, [25]; 26. 71T-Tyler Hoy, [15]; 27. 71K-Jim Rogers, [21]; 28. 09-Brad Rigdon, [17]; 29. 5J-Darrell Dow, [28] Heat 1 (10 Laps) 1. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [2]; 3. 151-Kyle Lear, [3]; 4. 80-Ray Love Jr, [4]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, [5]; 6. 71K-Jim Rogers, [7]; 7. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, [6] Heat 2 (10 Laps) 1. 2W-Justin Williams, [2]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [3]; 3. 01-Matt Glanden, [4]; 4. 55D-Jimmy Duncan, [7]; 5. 22-Nick Schlager, [6]; 6. 100-Troy Williams, [8]; 7. 38-Nick Love, [5]; 8. 55-Matt Long, [1] Heat 3 (10 Laps) 1. 7A-Corey Almond, [1]; 2. 11-Banjo Duke, [2]; 3. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [3]; 4. 71T-Tyler Hoy, [4]; 5. 12-Ryan Adams, [5]; 6. 52-Bryan Benton, [7]; 7. 17-Zach Blackwell, [6] Heat 4 (10 Laps) 1. 17R-Logan Roberson, [2]; 2. 08-Layton Sullivan, [1]; 3. 00-Carson Ferguson, [3]; 4. 92-Nick Davis, [4]; 5. 7R-Cameron Ramsey, [7]; 6. 41-Brent Bordeaux, [6]; 7. 5J-Darrell Dow, [5]...

Weather Forces Speedway To Cancel Racing Activities for Saturday, June 8

Weather Forces Speedway To Cancel Racing Activities for Saturday, June 8

Jamaica, VA – After much discussion and thought speedway management has made the decision to cancel racing activities for Saturday, June 8th due to large amounts of rain on Friday the 7th and the probability of rain much of the day in Saturday, June 8th. Rainfall amounts of near 2” is expected today with another ½” expected for Saturday. It is the third rain out of the season. “We have a lot of competitors and fans who travel an enormous amount of highway miles to attend our events,” said track owner Bill Sawyer. “We don’t want anyone to have the burden of making a long trip for nothing.” Sawyer added, “we hate to have to cancel tomorrow’s racing but with the amount of rain we are expecting today into tomorrow we felt it best just to make the call.” Next up for the speedway will be the $20,000 to win 43rd Annual USA 100 on Saturday, June 15th. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series competitors will compete in a 60-lap feature for the $20,000 top prize. There will also be a $3000 to win, 40-lap event for the FASTRAK Racing Series presented by Chevrolet Performance competitors. A Sunday, June 16 rain date has been established should it be needed. For more info visit www.vamotorspeedway.com. 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....

Justin Williams Makes it Two in a Row with Pro Late Model Victory; McClendon, Shelton and Givens also Visit WhosYourDriver.org Victory Lane

Justin Williams Makes it Two in a Row with Pro Late Model Victory; McClendon, Shelton and Givens also Visit WhosYourDriver.org Victory Lane

Jamaica, VA – Another huge field of twenty-seven Victory Lap Pro Late Models took the green flag and for the second straight week Justin Williams of Concord, VA picked up the victory. This week though it wasn’t as easy as Williams had to work through lapped traffic to catch Jared Powell of Charlottesville, VA to even have a chance to battle for the lead. On lap 20 of the 35 lap feature Powell would drift up in turn 2 giving Williams the chance to get by for the lead. Once out front Williams would hold a three car length cushion over Powell to the checkers. “If not for that heavy traffic I am not sure I could have gotten by Powell and Almond, my car could just drive through traffic a little easier,” commented Williams in Whosyourdriver.org victory lane. Jared Powell, Corey Almond, Matt Glanden and Davis Lipscombe rounded out the top five. In other action Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA took the lead from Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City, NC on lap 18 and then went on to scored his first Truckin thunder Sportsman of the season; hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA took the lead on lap 19 of the Budweiser Modified feature and never looked back to score his first win of 2019 and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Henrico, VA grabbed the lead on the drop of the green from his fourth place start spot and went on to score his second win of the season. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 35 lap feature Corey Almond and Jared Powell led the 27 car field to green with Powell grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Once out front Powell put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. By lap 9 Powell began working traffic followed by Almond, Matt Glanden and Justin Williams. Williams got by Almond for second on lap 12 and set out to catch Powell. Powell and Williams worked their way through traffic with the laps winding down. On lap 18 Williams caught Powell in traffic, it took a couple of laps for Williams to find an opening but on lap 20 Powell drifted up in turn 2 allowing Williams just enough to get by. Once out front Williams kept a two car length advantage over Powell all the way to the checkers. Jared Powell, Corey Almond, Matt Glanden and Davis Lipscombe rounded out the top five. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Joe Weiss and Matt Ashworth led the field to green with Ashworth taking the lead out of turn 2. Ashworth would pace the field until Weiss worked his way under him in turn 4 with the two racing side by side to the line. Ashworth would hold the spot until turn 1 when Weiss would sweep his outside to take over the lead. Tim Shelton would get by Ashworth for second on lap 10 sweeping to his outside in turn 4. It would take Shelton 10 laps to get to Weiss, one he did the two went to battling for the top spot. On lap 18 Weiss and Shelton made it three wide out of turn 4 as the two split a lapped car with Weiss down low and Shelton on the high side. Shelton would grab the lead sweeping past Weiss in turn one. Once out front Shelton never looked back cruising to his first win of the season followed by Joe Weiss, Tyler Shipp, Chase Burrow and Tommy Upshaw rounding out the top five. In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Jeff Sollingoer and Jeremiah Marshall led the field to green with Marshall taking the lead out of turn 4. Marshall would hold the lead until lap 4 when Lance Grady grab the lead. Marshall would take the lead back on the next lap only to lose it again on lap 8 when Grady got back to take over the top spot. On lap 10 Hunter McClendon and Chase Butler got by for second and third. On lap 18 McClendon slid up in front of Grady in turn 1 to take the lead followed by Butler. Once out front McClendon kept enough of a cushion on Butler to bring home the win followed by Butler, Grady, Brandon Galloway and Jeff Solinger. In the Collision One Limited Stock 25 lap feature Justin Pullen and Marty Coltrain led the 19 car field to green with James Givens grabbing the lead out of turn 2 from his fourth place starting position followed to second by Trent Clemans. By lap 5 Givens had stretched his lead to just shy of s full straight. By lap 10 Givens still held a sizeable lead over the battle for second between Clemans and Cory Bradley. On lap 13 the best battle on the track was the one for second between Clemans and Bradley. Caution would fly on lap 14 when two lapped cars got together coming out of turn 2 with Givens making it three wide to their inside. On the restart Givens jumped to a couple car length lead while Clemans worked to hold off Bradley for second. With five laps left Clemans and Bradley closed the gap to Givens to a car length. But neither driver could muster enough to get to his bumper with Givens going on to score the win. Clemans, Bradley, Chad Champion and Marty Coltrain rounded out the top five. The speedway will return to racing next Saturday June 8th to host Northern Neck Chevrolet Night and week 5 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action. Competitor gates for Saturday June 8th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm 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 2019 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 S.T.A.R. KIDS NIGHT – SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2019: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 2W-Justin Williams, 25:03.657[6]; 2. 2*-Jared Powell, 25:05.077[2]; 3. 7A-Corey Almond, 25:07.338[1]; 4. 01-Matt Glanden, 25:08.913[3]; 5. 71-Davis Lipscombe, 25:09.472[7]; 6. 92-Nick Davis, 25:10.210[11]; 7. 38B-Billy Hubbard, 25:12.118[9]; 8. 55-Jimmy Duncan, 25:13.083[5]; 9. 14C-Chuck Bowie, 25:13.938[12]; 10. 80-Ray Love Jr, 25:14.532[8]; 11. 17-Camden Testerman, 25:15.878[15]; 12. 09-Brad Rigdon, 25:16.847[14]; 13. 18-Matt Marshall, 25:17.707[13]; 14. 40-Brent Bordeaux, 25:19.513[16]; 15. 28-Carl Vaughan, 25:20.405[17]; 16. 5J-Darrell Dow, 25:21.172[19]; 17. 38-Nicolas Love, 25:23.382[25]; 18. 71T-Tyler Hoy, 25:23.527[10]; 19. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, 25:28.711[20]; 20. 2-Austin Bussler, 25:31.687[18]; 21. 41-James Snead, 25:26.732[21]; 22. (DNF) 47-Matt Quade, 17:13.694[4]; 23. (DNF) 01C-Petie Coffey, 13:36.082[22]; 24. (DNF) 12-Cody Cubbage, [23]; 25. (DNF) 100-Vaughan Haywood, [24]; 26. (DNF) 3-Bill Coada, [26]; 27. (DNF) 77-Brian Hankins, [27] Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.692 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 55-Tim Shelton, 16:43.170[4]; 2. 43J-Joe Weiss, 16:45.646[1]; 3. 25-Tyler Shipp, 16:47.036[8]; 4. 0-Chase Burrow, 16:54.212[6]; 5. 01-Tommy Upshaw, 16:59.532[11]; 6. 1-Chad Beahr, 16:44.717[10]; 7. 00-David Lane, 16:54.592[12]; 8. 3-Bill Coada, 15:53.935[7]; 9. (DNF) 10-Matt Ashworth, 12:04.714[2]; 10. (DNF) 14-Ryan Hutchens, 11:04.090[9]; 11. (DNF) 16-Brett Adkins, 05:43.800[3]; 12. (DNF) 9-Steve Causey, 03:09.673[5] Fast Qualifier: Tyler Shipp – 21.428 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon, 30:29.819[6]; 2. 11-Chase Butler, 30:33.194[5]; 3. 48-Lance Grady, 30:33.353[4]; 4. 36G-Brandon Galloway, 30:34.899[3]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, 30:35.183[1]; 6. 27-Mark Schools, 30:36.661[7]; 7. 21C-Micheal Conley, 30:38.841[11]; 8. 99-Charlie Hubbard, 30:39.356[8]; 9. 68-Adam Hoegerl, 30:41.615[12]; 10. (DNF) 21J-Curtis Mason, 19:44.036[10]; 11. (DNF) 316-Jeremiah Marshall, 17:20.765[2]; 12. (DNF) 16-David Kendall, 04:42.243[14]; 13. (DNF) 2-Michael Pappas, 04:42.815[9]; 14. (DNF) 14-Samuel Lamborgiri, 04:43.271[13]; 15. (DNF) 01-Francis Jarelle III, 04:43.271[15] Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 19.641 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 8-James Givens, 23:53.078[6]; 2. 01-Trent Clemans, 23:54.008[3]; 3. 41-Cory Bradley, 23:54.195[5]; 4. 08-Chad Champion, 23:58.108[9]; 5. 25-Marty Coltrain, 23:59.531[2]; 6. 14B-Brandon Bowler, 24:00.424[10]; 7. 32M-Chris Champion, 24:02.710[11]; 8. 1-Willard Clark, 24:18.209[17]; 9. 18-John Hankins Jr, 23:57.966[13]; 10. 22-Raymond Harper, 24:05.181[8]; 11. (DNF) 14D-Paige Vassallo, 15:25.027[15]; 12. (DNF) 59-Carl Hazelwood, 15:30.732[16]; 13. (DNF) 26-Stephanie Johnston, 13:32.516[7]; 14. (DNF) 9-Justin Pullen, 12:11.093[1]; 15. (DNF) 12-Daniel Perry, 01:54.759[12]; 16. (DNF) 5-Joe Fancher, 01:57.161[19]; (DNS) 11-Robbie Kramer Jr, 01:57.161; (DNS) 3-Dylan Pullen, 01:57.161; (DNS) 13-Dale Rhodes, 01:57.161 Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 23.173 seconds...

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....

Great Weather, Huge Crowd and Packed Pits Make for one Phenomenal Mud Bog at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway

Great Weather, Huge Crowd and Packed Pits Make for one Phenomenal Mud Bog at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hit the Trifecta this past Saturday with great weather, a huge crowd and an overflowing pit full of competitors for the 14th Annual Down and Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment and Who’sYourDriver.org. The event was also sponsored by Aaron’s, Northern Neck Chevrolet, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, After Hours Fabrication, Collision One, Gary’s Transmission and Truckin Thunder. Winners in each class: Super Stock A and B – Mike Braswell in Braswell Construction; Modified A and B – Charlie Wood in Mudweiser; Pro Mod A and B – Trey Moody in That P.O.S.; Unlimited Bog – Denny Kerley in Rowdy Snoot in Rowdy Snoot; Unlimited X Tractor – Leslie Anderson in Mud Slay; Obstacle X – Ray Atkins in Haulin’ Gas; X Cut Dragster – Paul Palmer in The Show; XX Paddle Dragster – Dale Ellenberger in Touch of Madness. The Atkins Petroleum & Propane “King of the Hill” Double Down Bonus was offered again to anyone that could win both the A & B classes in the Super Stock, Modified or Pro Mod divisions. For the first time ever, it was done in all three divisions with Mike Braswell in Braswell Construction taking both Stock classes and Charlie Wood in Mudwesier taking the win in both Modified classes and Trey Moody in That P.O.S. sweeping the Pro Mod classes. Each driver received a $500 bonus for being the “King of the Hill”. Two drivers broke track records in their respective classes; Trey Moody in That P.O.S. broke the After Hours Fabrication Pro Mod B record with a 3.654 second run and Denny Kerley in Rowdy Snoot broke the Gary’s Transmission Unlimited Bog record with a 3.208 second run. Both received a $100 bonus in Tadpole’s Break the Record Challenge presented by E&E Caulking, Inc. Fans and competitors wanting a video of the day’s events can contact Sean Cook of Video Media Services (for video) at (804) 398-3838. The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway 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. To learn more about The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the mud bog’s web site at www.thepitatvms.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 2018 Mud Bog Results Oct 13...

Davis Lipscombe Scores Victory Lap Pro Late Model Victory; Matt Quade Crowned 2018 Champion

Davis Lipscombe Scores Victory Lap Pro Late Model Victory; Matt Quade Crowned 2018 Champion

Jamaica, VA – After what has been a tough season for Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA he was able to end the season on a high note with a dominating win in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature on Northern Neck Chevrolet championship Night. Lipscombe and Dustin Ferguson of Appomattox, VA battled side by side for much of the first 11 laps before Lipscombe muscled his way to the lead on lap 12 and then drove away for the field for the win. “The car has been fast all year long, but the driver has not always been at his best. This win gives us a lot of confidence going into the FASTRAK World Championship weekend,” commented Lipscombe in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Corey Almond, Dustin Ferguson, Matt Quade and Brad Rigdon. Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD was crowned the 2018 Victory Lap Pro Late Model Champion after wheeling his ride to a fourth place finish. Tyler Shipp of Mechanicsville, VA took the lead on the opening lap of the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature and went on to score his second win of the season in dominating fashion. With Shipp controlling the top spot Mark Gonzales and Matt Meads battle for the entire 30 lap feature for the runner up spot with Gonzales taking it for the final time on lap 21. Rounding out the top five were Gonzales, Meads, Tim Shelton and Joe Weiss. Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA was crowned the 2018 Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion with his fourth place finish. In the Budweiser Modified feature James Sparks of Hollywood, MD jumped out to the lead on the drop of the green flag and paced the field until lap 8 when he hit the front stretch wall and came to a stop with a flat left rear tire. That handed the lead over to Joey Polevoy who went on to a full straight win with Chase Butler, Lance Grady, J.D. Eversole and Ryan Toole rounding out the top five. Division point leader Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA had to park his car on lap 3 with a broken rear end and it looked as if his chances of a championship where over but his lead heading into the night was just enough to be crowned the 2018 Budweiser Modified Champion by two points over rookie Chase Butler of Mechanicsville, VA. James Givens of Henrico, VA has been dominant all year long in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. In tonight’s feature it took him 15 laps to works his way to the front from his eighth place starting position and take the lead from Chad Champion. Over the final 10 laps Givens had to hold off multiple challenges from Trent Clemans for the lead. Coming to the white the two were side-by-side for the lead. On the final lap Clemans car pushed in turn 2 and that was all Givens needed to record his sixth win of the season and take home the 2018 Collision One Limited Stock Car Championship. Rounding out the top five Clemans, Cory Bradley, Mark Schools and Randy Hutchens. The Speedway will take next week off and will return to racing Friday and Saturday September 14 & 15 for the FASTRAK World Championship weekend. Friday September 14 the speedway will host a $5000 to win FASTRAK members only event and then on Saturday September 15th for the $20,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship that is open to any crate late model competitor. FASTRAK rules will apply. For more information visit www.fastracing.com or www.vamotorspeedway.com. 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 RACE RESULTS FOR NORTHERN NECK CHEVROLET NIGHT – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2018: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [4]; 2. 7A-Corey Almond, [5]; 3. 1-Dustin Ferguson, [2]; 4. 47-Matt Quade, [8]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, [3]; 6. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [1]; 7. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [7]; 8. 74-Mike Franklin, [9]; 9. 38-Nicolas Love, [12]; 10. 11-James Miller, [11]; 11. 2*-Jared Powell, [6]; 12. 08-Tyler Detter, [10]; 13. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [15]; 14. 28-Carl Vaughan, [14]; 15. 77-Brian Hankins, [13] Fast Qualifier: Corey Almond – 18.716 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 25-Tyler Shipp, [2]; 2. 51-Mark Gonzales, [6]; 3. 23-Matt Meads, [4]; 4. 55-Tim Shelton, [8]; 5. 0C-Joe Weiss, [3]; 6. 9-Steve Causey, [10]; 7. 98-Troy Doggett, [1]; 8. 0-Chase Burrow, [11]; 9. 92-Kacey Gordon, [13]; 10. 1-Chad Beahr, [14]; 11. 01-Tommy Upshaw, [21]; 12. 22-Michael Hayes, [18]; 13. 56-John Morgan, [20]; 14. 16-Brett Adkins, [5]; 15. 00-Hunter Shelton, [12]; 16. 6-Macy Causey, [17]; 17. 91-James Snead, [16]; 18. 2-Wesley Givens, [9]; 19. 71-John Nickens, [15]; 20. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [19]; 21. 17NC-Joshua Burnham, [7] Fast Qualifier: Mark Gonzales – 22.457 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 51-Joey Polevoy, [4]; 2. 11-Chase Butler, [1]; 3. 48-Lance Grady, [3]; 4. 98-J.D. Eversole, [6]; 5. 21C-Ryan Toole, [16]; 6. 16-David Kendall, [13]; 7. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [11]; 8. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [12]; 9. 57-Curtis Barricks, [14]; 10. 1ST-Bret Hamilton, [10]; 11. 26X-James Sparks, [2]; 12. 43-Josh Harris, [7]; 13. 01-Francis Jarelle III, [5]; 14. 33-Hunter McClendon, [8]; 15. 10S-Tim Schulte, [9]; 16. 27-Mark Schools, [15] Fast Qualifier: Francis Jarrelle – 20.012 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 lap): 1. 8-James Givens, [8]; 2. 01-Trent Clemans, [5]; 3. 41-Cory Bradley, [9]; 4. 12-Mark Schools, [3]; 5. 4-Randy Hutchens, [7]; 6. 08-Chad Champion, [2]; 7. 18-John Hankins Jr, [11]; 8. 23-David Bowler, [14]; 9. 25-Marty Coltrain, [12]; 10. 47-Christian Sherr, [13]; 11. 14D-Paige Vassallo, [15]; 12. 22-Raymond Harper, [1]; 13. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [10]; 14. 88-Jay Seward, [6]; 15. 11-Robbie Kramer Jr, [4] Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 23.912 seconds...

Brett Adkins and Matt Quade Score Emotional Victories; McClendon and Givens also grab wins.

Brett Adkins and Matt Quade Score Emotional Victories; McClendon and Givens also grab wins.

Jamaica, VA – On an emotional night where the racing community rallied around the Adkins family after losing their five-year old son Camden two weeks earlier got a fairy tale ending with Brett Adkins of Saluda, VA parking it in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane scoring an emotional win over Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA. Adkins would pass Shelton for the lead on lap 24 after Shelton jumped the cushion in turn 2. Adkins would hold off several late challenges for the lead to score the victory to the delight and cheers of the big crowd in attendance. “I really don’t know what to say, a couple weeks ago my life took a bad corner, I can’t thank all of you enough for being behind me and my family, it has helped make the situation a little easier and help me get to today,” commented a very emotional Adkins in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Shelton, Matt meads, Taylor Doggett and Mark Gonzales. In the exciting Victory Lap Pro Lap Pro Late Model feature Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD held off Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA and fast qualifier Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, VA to claim his second win of the season. Quade dedicated the win to his Grandfather, who is currently in hospice. “We have been busting our butts off, and we have the car going good and I can’t thank everyone enough. This one is for my grandfather, wish he could be here right now because he would love this,” commented an emotional Quade in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Lipscombe, Roberson, Matt Glanden and Brad Rigdon. In other action Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA got past Bret Hamilton of Powhatan, VA on lap 20 of the Budweiser Modified feature to score his third win of the season and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division James Givens of Henrico, VA claimed his fifth win of the season after a spirited battle with Trent Clemans of Mechanicsville, VA. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature, Tyler Bare and Matt Quade led the 18 car field to green. Quade would get a good run off of turn two to lead the first circuit. The races first caution would fly on lap two for a slowing Bare. On the restart Quade and Logan Roberson would begin a side-by-side battle that lasted for most of the 35 laps feature. With Roberson working the cushion and Quade in the middle groove the two would come to the finish line separated by inches. On lap 20 Roberson jumped the cushion in turn 2 and Lipscombe took advantage to grab the second spot. With Quade only inches in front of the battle for second, the fans were on their feet as the three drivers put on a show. Quade would hold to take the win followed by Lipscombe, Roberson, Matt Glanden and Brad Rigdon. Charlie Hubbard and Bret Hamilton led the Budweiser Modified field to green with Hamilton taking control of the race out of turn 2. The races first caution would fly on lap 2 for a slowing Ryan Toole. On the restart Hamilton jumped out to a three-car length advantage over Hunter McClendon. That advantage would quickly be erased as the two began working through lapped traffic. On lap 11 Hamilton got caught behind a lapped car allowing McClendon to get to his inside and grab the lead. Once out front McClendon pulled away from Hamilton, Josh Harris and Chris Arnold battling for second as he went on to collect his third win of the season. Hamilton Harris, Arnold and Charlie Hubbard rounded out the top five. In the Collision One Limited Stock feature Chad champion and Trent Clemans led the field to green with the battle for the lead going three wide as they barreled into turn 1. Clemans would come out of turn 2 with the lead followed by Chad Champion and Cory Bradley. On lap 10 Champion and Bradley would get together in turn 4 to bring out the races second caution, which put James Givens on second. The two leaders would battle side by side for the next 10 laps until Clemans would lose a left rear tire turn 1 while racing side by side with Givens. Givens would go on to collect his fifth win of the season. Raymond Harper, David bowler, Chad Champion and Brandon Bowler would round out the top five. The last race of the night, the 30 lap Truckin thunder Sportsman feature, capped off a storied night of racing with Brett Adkins taking home a very emotional victory over Tim Shelton. Brett Adkins and Tim Shelton led the 23 car field to green with Shelton powering to the lead on the outside with Adkins following in second. While the two leaders pulled away from the field the battle for third was intense between Matt Meads, Taylor Doggett and Mark Gonzales. Much of the remaining laps the three battled three wide for the position. With the laps winding down, Adkins began reeling in the leader. On lap 24 Shelton would jump the cushion in turn 2 while Adkins darted to his inside for the lead. Adkins would hold off several challenges from Shelton to take home the win. The Speedway will return to racing next Saturday September 1st and host Northern Neck Chevrolet Championship Night presented by Veteran’s & Athletes United and week 12 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing and feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Not only will the track be crowning its 2018 division Champions fans will also get a chance to see and touch the Fallen Heroes Memorial Flag. 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 RACE RESULTS FOR ATLANTIC BROADBAND NIGHT – SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2018: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 47-Matt Quade, [2]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [5]; 3. 17R-Logan Roberson, [4]; 4. 01-Matt Glanden, [10]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, [11]; 6. 1-Dustin Ferguson, [7]; 7. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [9]; 8. 08-Tyler Detter, [8]; 9. 11-James Miller, [12]; 10. 77-Brian Hankins, [16]; 11. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [6]; 12. 23M-John McClellan, [14]; 13. 28-Carl Vaughan, [17]; 14. 38-Nicolas Love, [13]; 15. 13-Ray Miller, [15]; 16. 7A-Corey Almond, [3]; 17. 88-Bill Coada, [18]; 18. 30-Tyler Bare, [1] Fast Qualifier: Logan Roberson – 18.0992 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 16-Brett Adkins, [1]; 2. 55-Tim Shelton, [2]; 3. 23-Matt Meads, [6]; 4. 98-Taylor Doggett, [8]; 5. 51-Mark Gonzales, [12]; 6. 9-Steve Causey, [4]; 7. 0C-Joe Weiss, [7]; 8. 00-Hunter Shelton, [10]; 9. 25-Tyler Shipp, [5]; 10. 6-Macy Causey, [9]; 11. 91-James Snead, [15]; 12. 8-Roger Jamerson, [18]; 13. 92-Kacey Gordon, [16]; 14. 0-Chase Burrow, [14]; 15. 01-Tommy Upshaw, [20]; 16. 1-Chad Beahr, [19]; 17. 22-Michael Hayes, [11]; 18. 39-Nicholas Odell, [21]; 19. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [17]; 20. 56-John Morgan, [23]; 21. 13-Matt Ashworth, [22]; 22. 17NC-Joshua Burnham, [3]; 23. 88-Bill Coada, [13] Fast Qualifier: Matt Meads – 21.254 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon, [6]; 2. 1ST-Bret Hamilton, [2]; 3. 43-Josh Harris, [3]; 4. 99W-Chris Arnold, [5]; 5. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [1]; 6. 48-Lance Grady, [8]; 7. 11-Chase Butler, [7]; 8. 10S-Tim Schulte, [15]; 9. 16-David Kendall, [9]; 10. 68-Adam Hoegerl, [13]; 11. 57-Curtis Barricks, [10]; 12. 84-Ryan Toole, [4]; 13. 21C-Davey Conley, [11]; 14. 21J-Curtis Mason, [12]; 15. 27-Mark Schools, [14] Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 20.322 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 lap): 1. 8-James Givens, [8]; 2. 22-Raymond Harper, [15]; 3. 23-David Bowler, [7]; 4. 08-Chad Champion, [1]; 5. 14-Brandon Bowler, [9]; 6. 41-Cory Bradley, [4]; 7. 18-John Hankins Jr, [11]; 8. 47-Christian Sherr, [16]; 9. 25-Marty Coltrain, [17]; 10. 88-Jay Seward, [12]; 11. 4-Randy Hutchens, [6]; 12. 01-Trent Clemans, [2]; 13. 5-Joe Fancher, [10]; 14. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, [14]; 15. 12-Mark Schools, [3]; 16. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [5]; 17. 9-Justin Pullen, [13] Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 24.109 seconds...

Rain Forces Cancellation of Racing on WhosYourDriver.org Night

Rain Forces Cancellation of Racing on WhosYourDriver.org Night

Jamaica, VA – Just as qualifying had concluded on WhosYourDriver.org Night at Virginia Motor Speedway Mother Nature decided to dampen the night’s activities with rain. Speedway officials waited an hour before calling the night’s activities hoping that the rain would subside. This is the fifth rain out of the season. “To say we are disappointed would be an understatement as we really wanted to get in tonight’s activities not only for our fans and competitor’s but for the Adkins family; we will include our fundraising efforts for them when we come back on August 25,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer. Before qualifying began just about every driver in every division had pledged their race winnings to the Camden Adkins Fund and the track had already collected $2300 in cash donations as well. The track will continue that effort at the next race. The Speedway will take next Saturday August 18th off and return to racing on Saturday August 25th and host Collision One | Pepsi | Aaron’s Night to benefit Healthy Harvest Food Bank and week 11 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing and feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. We will be collecting donations and non-perishable food items for the local food banks. For every five (5) items donated receive a free general admission ticket. There is no limit of number of free tickets you can get from donations. Help us stamp out hunger in our community and in return see some of the best racing in the country....

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