Long takes Late Model Feature with last lap pass; Maxey, Jamerson and Adkins return to victory lane.

Jamaica, VA – You don’t have to lead them all, you just have to lead the last one to get the victory and that is exactly what Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD did during the 35 lap Victory Lap Late Model feature at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Long started seventh and slowing worked his way to the front taking over second from David Williams on lap 28. On lap 31 Adams was working the lapped car of Junior Carter in turn 3 heading into turn 4 Carter broke loose and Adams ran into the back of him sending Carter spinning and bringing out the caution. That put Long on Adams bumper for the races final restart. Over the final four laps Long tried several times to get inside Adams for the lead but to no avail. Adams looked to on his way to victory when on the final lap Adams jumped the cushion in turn 3 giving Long the opening he needed to make the pass and go on to take the victory. “I’m not going to say I was settling for second but I thought Adams had us covered for the win, when he made the mistake I was in position to take over the lead and go on to the win,” commented Long in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Scott Adams, David Williams, Matt Marshall and Davis Lipscombe....

Williams Dominates on Way to Victory Lap Late Model Win; Arnold, Wood and Givens also winners

Jamaica, VA – The beginning of the Victory Lap Late Model feature at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway began with a lot of promise as Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD and David Williams of Avenue, MD began a side by side battle for the lead that had the crowd on it’s feet. But good things sometimes come to an end way too soon. Long and Davis Lipscombe led the stout field to green with Long leading the first circuit with Williams right on his bumper. Williams would jump to the inside of Long in turn 1 as the two raced door to door with Williams nipping Long at the line for the lead on lap 3. Long would battle back on the outside and would take the lead back by inches on the next circuit. The two raced side by side over the next three laps before the races first and only caution of the night would come out for a two car spin in turn 2. While under caution Long’s car would come to a stop in turn 4 and would need assistance getting to pit road handing the lead to Williams. Long’s promising night would come to an end as he was unable to get back on the track. On the restart Williams pulled away from Davis Lipscombe and the rest of the field. The closest Limpscombe would get would be on lap 20 as the two worked traffic but it was all Williams as he cruised to the win in convincing style. “I hated to see Stevie (Long) fall out of the race, it was a blast racing him for the lead and I think the fans would have seen a lot more of the same side by side racing if he would have not broke,” commented Williams in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Davis Lipscombe, Sommey Lacey, Matt Marshall and Scott Adams. In other action Tony Wood of New Kent, VA would hold off Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA on the final lap to pick up his first win of 2010 in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division. In the Budweiser Modifieds Dan Arnold of Petersburg, VA would hold off Brian Maxey of King George, VA for the win and in the Collision One Limited Stock division James Givens of New Kent, VA picked up the victory....

Scott Adams Extends Point Lead with Win in Victory Lap Late Models; Roop, Arnold and Fletcher get first wins of 2010

Jamaica, VA – It was a case of being at the right place at the right time for Scott Adams of Chester, VA. The current Victory Lap Late Model point leader battled for the lead for much of the first 31 laps of the 35 lap feature. On lap 32 Adams fortuned turned for the better as leader Davis Lipcombe’s car slowed in turn 3 handing the lead over to Adams. On the races final restart Adams pulled away to pick up his first win of 2010. “You hate to win them that way but we put ourselves in position to be there at the end for the victory, it really feels good to get a win with the caliber of drivers we have here at VMS,” commented Adams in Victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Matt Marshall, Tom Cohick, Matt Morgan and Ben Bowie....

Matt Marshall picks up career first late model victory in $2000 to win Steel Block Bandits sanctioned Firecracker 30; Jamerson, Maxey and Toole return to victory lane.

Jamaica, VA – Forty of the regions top late model drivers rode into town looking to take home the $2000 top prize in the Cline Construction Steel Block Bandits sanctioned Revere Gas Firecracker 30 presented by Aaron’s at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and it was Virginia Motor Speedway rookie Matt Marshall of Stuarts Draft, VA holding home court and picking up his career first late model victory. The win didn’t come easy as Marshall had to fend off the advances of Scott Adams for much of the first half of the race and then held off Andy Fries over the final five laps, the last time out of turn 4 coming to the checkers. It all began with six laps to go as Fries looked inside Marshall out of turn 4 with Marshall holding the lead by inches at the line. Each time in turn 2 Marshall would gain a car length and in turn 4 Fries would pull up beside him. The races final caution would come out on lap 29 setting up a one lap shootout. On the restart Marshall pulled two car lengths on Fries and the rest of the field. As the leaders headed into turn 3 Fries closed the gap and got under Marshall out of turn 4 heading to the checkers with Marshall taking the win by.100 second at the line. “This is absolutely amazing to get my first late model race in such a big event. The car worked so well, I learned a lot tonight running up on the cushion,” commented Marshall in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Andy Fries, Sommey Lacey, Kyle Merkel and Walker Arthur. Heat race wins went to Scott Adams, Matt Marshall, Kyle Merkel and Andy Fries. B Main win went to Junior Carter. In other action Brian Maxey of King George, VA picked up his third win of the season in the Budweiser Modifieds holding off Dan Arnold on the final lap. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA dove under the spinning leaders in turn 4 to pick up the victory and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature Ryan Toole held off the challenges of Joe Ender to take his second victory of the 2010 season....

Rain Forces Postponement of Steel Block Bandits Sanctioned Firecracker 30 Till Next Saturday July 17th

Jamaica, VA – All indications were that the first ever visit by the Steel Block Bandits to the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA was going to be a home run. Over the last two weeks officials from the Bandits and Virginia Motor Speedway were hearing from a multitude of competitors that had everyone expecting 40 plus cars for the series first event at the facility. It will have to wait another week as Mother Nature had other ideas with rains soaking the grounds and with more severe storms looming officials at VMS were forced to postpone the $2000 to win Revere Gas Firecracker 30 presented by Aaron’s to next Saturday July 17th. “This event was picking up a lot of steam with both competitors and fans, we were very excited about possibilities of the first ever visit to our facility by the Steel Block Bandits, but with the rain and the forecast for more severe storms on the way we are forced to reschedule the event for next Saturday July 17th and we hope that we will still see a record car count for the Steel Block Bandits first event next weekend,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer....

Tom Cohick takes home hardware in Victory Lap Late Models; Doggett, Maxey and Enders also visit victory lane

Jamaica, VA – The string of bad luck finally came to an end for “The Faster Pastor” Tom Cohick of Gloucester, VA as he picked up his first win of the 2010 season in the Victory Lap Late Model division at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Although he led 34 of the 35 laps the win didn’t come easy for Cohick as he had to fend off the advances by both Ben Bowie and Scott Adams during the 35 lap affair. Cohick and Bowie would lead the field to green with Cohick taking command from the outside to pace the first lap. Bowie would take several shots at Cohick for the lead but had to go on the defense as Davis Lipscombe and Adams began to put on the pressure for the second spot. On lap 14 point leader Stevie Long, who went into the night leading the points, came to a stop in turn 4 with a flat tire. In the restart Adams began to look for a way around Cohick using every inch of the track in the process. On lap 21 Adams would power around the outside of Cohick in turn 4 and take the lead at the line. It would be short lived as Cohick would regain the top spot on the next circuit when Adams jumped the cushion in turn 4. Over the remaining 12 laps Cohick would keep a two car length advantage over Adams in second as Tim Shelton and Bowie battle for third. Cohick would go on to take the win with Adams close behind in second and Bowie taking third from Shelton coming to the checkers. “We have been working really hard to get this win this year, we finally got the monkey off our back,” commented a very excited Cohick in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Scott Adams, Ben Bowie, Tim Shelton and Joey Bounds. In other action Brian Maxey of King George, VA nipped Dan Arnold of Petersburg, VA at the line by .060 seconds to pick up his second Budweiser Modified victory. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Taylor Dogget of Ruther Glen, VA picked up his career first victory and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars it was Joe Enders of Glen Allen, VA picking up his career first victory....

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