100% Chance of Rain Forces Cancellation of $20,000 to win USA 100

100% Chance of Rain Forces Cancellation of $20,000 to win USA 100

Jamaica, Virginia – With the impending weather forecast calling for a 100% chance of rain, management of Virginia Motor Speedway, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, and FASTRAK Racing have made the difficult decision to cancel the August 7th $20,000 to win Ernie Shelton’s USA 100. “The decision to cancel a race is the hardest thing we have to do as a promoter. But Mother Nature has forced a decision as we have too many drivers and fans coming from long distances. We don’t want to cause them any unnecessary costs for fuel and hotel rooms”, commented Virginia Motor owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “with over an inch of rain forecast and thunderstorms, it is the right decision for us to make with the information we have at our disposal.” Forecast data from multiple weather companies conclude that 90-100% chance of rain and over an inch of rainfall. “Unfortunately, Mother Nature is once again forcing us to make a decision we didn’t want to have to make. With the current forecast, this is the best decision for the teams, fans, and officials, all of whom are traveling considerable distances to attend the USA 100. Above all else, we must keep our fans and competitors in mind,” commented FASTRAK International Companies Founder and President Stan Lester. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA, and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA, in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area....

Speedway to host the 45th Annual USA 100 This Saturday, August 7th

Speedway to host the 45th Annual USA 100 This Saturday, August 7th

Jamaica, VA – The stars and cars of the Ultimate Super Late Models Series will make their return to Virginia Motor Speedway for the $20,000 to win 45th annual Ernie Shelton’s USA 100 this coming Saturday, August 7th. After a phenomenal King of the Commonwealth in May, the excitement level for this event is at a fever pitch. The $20,000 to win event will see some of the region’s top dirt late model talent in action. Brandon Overton is the defending race winner. The USA 100 will also include a $3000 to win event for the FASTRAK Racing Series Pro Late Models making this a must-see event for late model fans. “The Ultimate Super Late Model Series competitors never disappoint when it comes to putting on a show for the fans, and the 2019 race was extremely exciting with Brandon Overton inching out Rick Eckert for the win,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. “Sawyer added, “if you miss this event, you may miss what may well be considered the best race of 2021.” Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro (Crate) Late Models. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 7th, will open at 3 pm with spectator gates opening at 4 pm. On-track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $30; students 13 – 17 years old $15; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $40. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting the speedway’s website and social media channels, and day of the event as well. 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....

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

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

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

VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE

VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Jamaica, VA – Advance tickets for the Saturday, May 15 Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth are now on sale. Adults are $30, Students (13-17) – $15, and children 12 and under free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets will also be available on race day at the ticket windows. The easiest way to purchase and redeem your ticket is to download the FREE MyRacePass app in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Advance tickets are on sale by visiting http://bit.ly/KoC_Tickets....

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

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

Jamaica, VA –Some of the region’s top dirt late model talent will converge on Virginia Motor Speedway for one of the year’s biggest events, the $20,000 to win Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth presented by Northern Neck Chevrolet. This Saturday, May 15, Virginia Motor Speedway will host the largest short track event in the State of Virginia. That means some of the best dirt late model drivers on the East Coast will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA. The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature a 60 lap A-Main, paying the winner a cool $20,000. The event will also feature a $3000 to win FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance race for Pro Late Model competitors. “If you are a fan of short track racing you do not want to miss this event; the best dirt late model racers on the East Coast will be vying for that huge $20,000 check in one of the biggest short track events in the State of Virginia,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. The admission price for adults is only $30; students 13 – 17 are $15, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Pit passes will be $40 regardless of age and will get you a seat in the grandstands. 16″ coolers are allowed, but no glass is permitted. There is plenty of free well-lit parking, and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first-come-first-served basis. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA, and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area. Advance general admission tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/KoC_Tickets...

Speedway Releases 2021 Marquee Event Dates

Speedway Releases 2021 Marquee Event Dates

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

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

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

Jamaica, VA (MAY 26, 2020) – Virginia Motor Speedway officials have announced that this weekend’s (May 30th) Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth, sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and FASTRAK Racing, has been rescheduled for Spring of 2021. With restrictions on mass gatherings issued by the State remaining in effect, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues to have Virginia Motor Speedway’s 51st season on hold. “This decision comes per CDC guidelines, and the State of Virginia banning events of 10 or more people. We are extremely disappointed that we will not be able to host one of the track’s marquee events and region’s top dirt late model events again this year,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Officials of Virginia Motor Speedway will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local, and public health officials, along with information based on guidelines from the CDC to determine when it will be safe to reopen. The health and safety of our race fans and drivers is our top priority. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area....

Speedway Officials Release 2020 Schedule of Events

Speedway Officials Release 2020 Schedule of Events

Jamaica, VA – With the speedway’s special events having already been released several weeks ago, Virginia Motor Speedway officials have now released the rest of the 2020 schedule. It will mark the 51st season of action at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. The schedule includes eleven (11) nights of weekly racing action, the return of 410 sprint cars with the April 16th Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions and Tony Stewart, two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events – the May 30th $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth and the August 1st $20,000 to win 44th Annual USA 100; the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship for FASTRAK Pro Late Models, the return of the history-making $51,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment weekend and two mud bogs at the facilities state-of-the-art 200 mud bog pit. The 2020 season will open on Saturday, April 4th with Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring a full program that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock, divisions. The Dirt Series Champion weekly racing season will conclude on Saturday, September 5th, with the crowning of the speedway’s champions in each division. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and “Follow” us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area....

Virginia Motor Speedway 2020 marquee events announced

Virginia Motor Speedway 2020 marquee events announced

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

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]...

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