VIDEO: MID-ATLANTIC SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP – ULTIMATE SUPERS, MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN

If you didn’t get the chance to come out to the speedway for the May 19th Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship presented by FK Rod Ends sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series we have video courtesy of Richard Ford. Also, in the video see the Budweiser Modifieds and the Truckin Thunder Sportsman in action. All three races were fantastic. Richard Ford has DVD’s for sale. The DVD is ready and is 1hr 13mins long and DVD sales for $10 and if shipped please add $5 if shipped. Call 865-219-8118 or go to www.thenewspeedwayvideos.net to order your’s today....

Shaver Sensational in Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship; Carter and C. Arnold first time winners

Jamaica, VA – The finish to the Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship had the crowd on their feet as Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV and Jeremy Miller of Gettysburg, PA put on a show as they battled over the final twenty laps for the win with Shaver taking the lead on last lap to take the win and the $10,000 top prize. “I have to thank the Sawyer’s for supplying us with a track you can race on, you could go anywhere on the track and pass cars, I just love coming to this place,” commented a very elated Shaver in victory lane. Jeremy Miller and Chris Madden led the field to green with Miller taking the top spot and the lead out of turn 2. Miller looked to be untouchable as he pulled away from the field and began lapping slower cars by lap 8. On lap 12 Madden had to hold off Dale McDowell for second as they worked through lapped traffic. In Lap 16 McDowell got inside off Madden out of turn 2, as they raced back into three Steve Shaver made it three wide coming out of turn 4 to take third. On a lap 21 restart Shaver got inside McDowell for second and set out to catch Miller. By lap 29 Shaver had caught Miller and began pressuring him for the lead. Several times he would get inside Miller but each time Miller would hold on to the spot. On lap 35, with the lead duo working lapped traffic, Shaver got inside Miller coming out of turn 4 and nipped Miller for the lead at the line. Miller would rocket back to the lead in turn 1 with Shaver in close pursuit. On lap 46 Shaver began testing the outside of Miller and on each successive lap would pull alongside to challenge for the lead. On lap 48 shaver dove it in deep in turn 1 and when the two exited turn 2 Shaver had pulled off the pass for the lead and would go on to score the $10,000 victory. Rounding out the top five were Jeremy Miller, Dale McDowell, Rick Eckert, and Jamie Lathroum. Heat race wins went to Chris Madden, Jeremy Miller, Jamie Lathroum and Chris Ferguson. B Main win went to Ricky Elliott. In other action the speedway had two first time winners as Chris Arnold of Petersburg, VA led flag to flag for his first win in the Budweiser Modified division and junior Carter of Mechanicsville, VA held off Todd Trayor of King William, VA for his first Truckin Thunder Sportsman victory. In the Budweiser Modified 25 feature Chris Arnold of Petersburg, VA led flag to flag for his career first win at Virginia Motor Speedway. Behind him current point leader brian Dobie and former track champion Brett Hamilton put on a show for the fans racing side by side for second for ten laps. Dobie would take second by inches at the line over Hamilton with Page Harrison and defending track champion Dan Arnold rounding out the top 5. Donnie Smith was the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race with his ninth place finish. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Junior Carter and Davey Pullen led the field to green with Carter controlling the top spot. On lap 11 Todd Trayor got past Pullen for second and began to reel in the leader. On lap 18 Traylor began applying pressure for the lead looking inside Carter at every corner. Each time Carter was up to the task and the laps wound down. With the fans on their feet Traylor pushed Carter for all he was worth only to come up short as Carter would take his career first Sportsman win with Traylor glued to his bumper. Rounding out the top five were Stephen Childress, Brett Adkins and Taylor Doggett. Brett Adkins was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race with his fourth place finish. The speedway will take the weekend of May 26th off and return to racing Saturday June 2nd with week five of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, June 2nd will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action. 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, an ASA Member Track, 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR MID-ATLANTIC SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP, SATURDAY MAY 19, 2012: ULTIMATE SUPER LAP LATE MODEL 50 LAP FEATURE (33 Entries): A Main:1. Steve Shaver (Vienna, WV), 2. Jeremy Miller (Gettysburg, PA), 3. Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA), 4. Rick Eckert (York, PA), 5. Jamie Lathroum (Mechanicsville, MD), 6. Stevie Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 7. Chris Ferguson (Mt. Holly, NC), 8. Dennis Franklin (Gaffney, SC), 9. Jason Covert (York Haven, PA), 10. Casey Roberts (Toccoa, GA), 11. Jerry Bard (Shippingsburg, PA), 12. Darryl Hills (Great Mills, MD), 13. Daniel Baggerly (Rural Retreat, VA), 14. Devin Friese (Chambersburg, PA), 15. Casey Barrow (Savannah, GA), 16. Zack Mitchell (Enoree, SC), 17. Kenny Moreland (Waldorf, MD), 18. Dustin Mitchell (Lucama, NC), 19. Chris Madden (Gaffney, SC), 20. Ricky Elliott (Seaford, DE), 21. David Watts (Buchanan, VA), 22. Coleby Frye (Dover, PA), 23. Mike Gault (Gaffney, SC), 24. Benji Cole (Cannon, GA), 25. Greg Satterlee (Rochester Mills, PA), 26. Donald Bradsher (Burlington, NC), B Main:1. Ricky Elliott (Seaford, DE), 2. Mike Gault (Gaffney, SC), 3. David Watts (Buchanan, VA), 4. Donald Bradsher (Burlington, NC), 5. Jerry Bard (Shippingsburg, PA), 6. Dustin Mitchell (Lucama, NC), 7. Devin Friese (Chambersburg, PA), 8. Casey Barrow (Savannah, GA), 9. Dean Bowen (Whiteville, NC), 10. Greg Satterlee (Rochester Mills, PA), 11. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 12. Benji Cole (Cannon, GA), 13. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 14. Rick Hulson (Glen Bernie, MD), 15. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 16. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 17. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), Heat Races 1:1. Chris Madden (Gaffney, SC), 2. Rick Eckert (York, PA), 3. Kenny Moreland (Waldorf, MD), 4. Darryl Hills (Great Mills, MD), 5. Ricky Elliott (Seaford, DE), 6. Donald Bradsher (Burlington, NC), 7. Devin Friese (Chambersburg, PA), 8. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 9. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), Heat Races 2:1. Jeremy Miller (Gettysburg, PA), 2. Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA), 3. Zack Mitchell (Enoree, SC), 4. Daniel Baggerly (Rural Retreat, VA), 5. Mike Gault (Gaffney, SC), 6. David Watts (Buchanan, VA), 7. Casey Barrow (Savannah, GA), 8. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), Heat Races 3:1. Jamie Lathroum (Mechanicsville, MD), 2. Steve Shaver (Vienna, WV), 3. Casey Roberts (Toccoa, GA), 4. Jason Covert (York Haven, PA), 5. Dean Bowen (Whiteville, NC), 6. Rick Hulson (Glen Bernie, MD), 7. Benji Cole (Cannon, GA), 8. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), Heat Races 4:1. Chris Ferguson (Mt. Holly, NC), 2. Dennis Franklin (Gaffney, SC), 3. Stevie Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 4. Coleby Frye (Dover, PA), 5. Greg Satterlee (Rochester Mills, PA), 6. Jerry Bard (Shippingsburg, PA), 7. Dustin Mitchell (Lucama, NC), 8. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), Qualifying:1. Rick Eckert (York, PA), 2. Zack Mitchell (Enoree, SC), 3. Steve Shaver (Vienna, WV), 4. Chris Ferguson (Mt. Holly, NC), 5. Chris Madden (Gaffney, SC), 6. Jeremy Miller (Gettysburg, PA), 7. Jamie Lathroum (Mechanicsville, MD), 8. Dennis Franklin (Gaffney, SC), 9. Darryl Hills (Great Mills, MD), 10. Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA), 11. Casey Roberts (Toccoa, GA), 12. Stevie Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 13. Kenny Moreland (Waldorf, MD), 14. David Watts (Buchanan, VA), 15. Jason Covert (York Haven, PA), 16. Coleby Frye (Dover, PA), 17. Donald Bradsher (Burlington, NC), 18. Daniel Baggerly (Rural Retreat, VA), 19. Dean Bowen (Whiteville, NC), 20. Greg Satterlee (Rochester Mills, PA), 21. Ricky Elliott (Seaford, DE), 22. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 23. Rick Hulson (Glen Bernie, MD), 24. Dustin Mitchell (Lucama, NC), 25. Devin Friese (Chambersburg, PA), 26. Mike Gault (Gaffney, SC), 27. Benji Cole (Cannon, GA), 28. Jerry Bard (Shippingsburg, PA), 29. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 30. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 31. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 32. Casey Barrow (Savannah, GA), 33. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), FAST TIME: Rick Eckert – 17.775 seconds TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 25 LAP FEATURE (15 Entries): A Main:1. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 2. Todd Traylor (King William, VA), 3. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 4. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 5. Taylor Doggett (Ruther Glen, VA), 6. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 7. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 8. Wayne Carroll (Fredericksburg, VA), 9. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), 10. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 11. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 12. Rudy Denke (Fredericksburg, VA), 13. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 14. Eddie Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 15. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA), FAST TIME: Brett Adkins – 20.816 seconds. BUDWESIER MODIFIED 25 LAP FEATURE (17 Entries): A Main:1. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 2. Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), 3. Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), 4. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 5. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 6. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 7. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 8. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 9. Donnie Smith (Fredericksburg, VA), 10. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 11. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 12. Kelly Samuels (Chesterfield, VA), 13. Ray Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA), 14. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 15. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 16. James Sparks (Hollywood, MD), 17. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), FAST TIME: Dan Arnold – 20.359 seconds...

ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODELS SET TO RETURN THIS SATURDAY

Jamaica, VA – Anticipation is running high for the return of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series this Saturday May 19th to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for the $10,000 to win Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship presented by FK Rod Ends. Last season’s visit by the regional touring series was one of 2011’s top dirt late model events on the East Coast. ULTIMATE teams have been buzzing about their return to Virginia Motor Speedway since last year’s event. Defending race winner Steve Shaver will be looking to repeat when this Saturday rolls around and looking to stop him will be a host of top late model talent to include defending ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Champion Chris Ferguson, current ULTIMATE point leader Casey Roberts, Chris Madden, Dennis Franklin and the rest of the ULTIMATE faithful. Also expect regional stand-outs Ricky Elliott, Jamie Lathroum, Jason Covert, Jeremy Miller, UFO Late Model Series Champion Devin Friese and current World of Outlaws Late Model Champion Rick Eckert. The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event. Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops once again to draw every Late Model in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field with any driver not making the A Main receiving $200. Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect the pits to be overflowing with Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this special event. Fans will also see the track’s Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Budweiser Modified divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. There will be three drawings for the fans to become very interactive with this event. One fan will get the chance to ride in the Pace Truck during the traditional “Four Wide” salute to the fans while one lucky fan will get to the chance to be Grand Marshall and wave the green flag at the start of the race. There will also be one lucky fan that will win a VP Racing Fuel checked flag autographed by all the drivers in attendance courtesy of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series. Competitor gates for Saturday May 19th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 19th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); and Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying, heats, B Main(s) and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Adult tickets are just $18; seniors (60+) $15; military $12; students 13 – 17 years old $8; children 7 – 12 years old $4; and children 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25. All tickets will be sold day of event. 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. To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action. 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, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and 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 Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODELS SET TO RETURN MAY 19

Jamaica, VA – The inaugural visit by the ULTIMATE Super Late Model to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway was hot in more ways than one. With temperatures at 105 degrees teams poured in for the series first visit to the ½ mile clay oval in Jamaica, VA. The outside temperatures could only be matched by the action on the track as the 50 lap feature would go down as one of the best events of 2011. With the new season comes the return visit by the series, this year on a new date Saturday, May 19th. With the event a little over two weeks away teams are already looking forward to the $10,000 to win Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship presented by FK Rod Ends. “We are really looking forward to having the Ultimate Super Late Model series back as they put on one of the best races of the year in really adverse conditions, this year we hope the cooler temperatures will make for an even better event,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer. ULTIMATE teams have been buzzing about their return to Virginia Motor Speedway since last year’s event. Defending race winner Steve Shaver will be looking to repeat when May 19th rolls around and looking to stop him will be defending ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Champion Chris Ferguson, current ULTIMATE point leader Chris Madden, Casey Roberts, Dennis Franklin and the rest of the ULTIMATE faithful. Also expect regional stand-outs Ricky Elliott, Jamie Lathroum, Jason Covert, The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event. Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops once again to draw every Late Model in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field with any driver not making the A Main receiving $200. Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect the pits to be overflowing with Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this special event. Fans will also see the track’s Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Budweiser Modified divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. Competitor gates for Saturday May 19th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 19th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); and Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying, heats, B Main(s) and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Adult tickets are just $18; seniors (60+) $15; military $12; students 13 – 17 years old $8; children 7 – 12 years old $4; and children 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25. All tickets will be sold day of event. 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. To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action. 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, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and 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 Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

VIDEO: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL SUMMER HEAT 50 FEATURE

VIDEO: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL SUMMER HEAT 50 FEATURE

Jamaica, VA – It is still hot outside and we are still talking about what a great race the summer Heat 50 turned out to be after a week of scorching hot temperatures that were in the 100’s. Who says you can’t have a multi-groove race track in 100 degree weather. Thanks to MPH Productions for the great video. Enjoy!...

Gallery Update With Photos from Summer Heat 50

Jamaica, VA – The gallery has been updated with photos from this past weekend’s action. It was extremely hot outside but the action on the track was eve hotter. Thanks to Al Goulder for all the great photos....

Shaver takes checkers in Ultimate Super Late Model Summer Heat 50; LaRoque, Arthur and Adkins also get wins

Jamaica, VA – On one of the hottest days of the year the action on track was even hotter as Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway hosted the first visit by the Ultimate Super Late Models to the ½ mile speedplant in Jamaica, VA for the $10,000 to win Summer Heat 50. Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV took over the top spot on lap 20 with an outside pass of Jamie Lathroum out of turn 2. Lathroum tried several times to get back past Shaver for the lead but each time Shaver help on to the spot and would go on to take the victory in the inaugural Summer Heat 50 and collected the $10,000 check. “I know what the staff here at VMS is doing to get such a great track in temperatures like we had today but keep it up,” commented Shaver in victory lane. “I really have to thank the Rumley’s they give me a great car to drive every time and Ihave to say I really love this facility,” added Shaver. Following Shaver to the checkers were Jeremy Miller, Jamie Lathroum, Casey Roberts and Jonathan Davenport. In other action Scott Adams of Chester, VA took home his second win of the season in the Victory Lap Late Models; in the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Travis LaRoque of Newburg, MD picked up his first victory; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Ross Bailes and Casey Roberts led the field to green with Bailes leading the first lap. On lap 2 Jamie Lathroum dove inside Bailes out of turn 4 and would take the lead by inches at the line. On lap five the race would encounter two caution flags, each restart Lathroum would choose the inside and keep the lead once under green. On lap 6 Davenport got by Shaver for second and looked to be headed to the front but jumped the cushion on lap 10 and lost a bit of momentum. Davenport would gather it back up and reel in Lathroum and on lap 16 got to the outside to take the lead out of two. the lead was short lived as Lathroum battled back in turn 3 with the two making contact and Lathroum coming out with the lead and Shaver following to second. Caution would come out on lap 19 when Ricky Elliott came to a stop in turn 3. On the restart Lathroum chose to start on the inside with Shaver to his outside. As the two raced into turn one Shaver powered around the outside of Lathroum and the two went door to door with Shaver taking the lead by inches at the line. Lathroum stayed on the inside of Shaver as the two raced side by side for the next two laps before Shaver would finally secure the top spot. On lap 31 Jeremy Miller began looking inside Lathroum for second. On lap 34 Miller finally took second and worked to reel in the leader. Shaver would keep a couple of car lengths between himself and Miller and would go on to take the checkers over Miller, Lathroum, Casey Roberts and Davenport. In the Victory Lap Late Model 35 lap feature Scott Adams of Chester, VA got inverted to the pole of the feature with Derick Quade of Mechanicsville, MD to his outside and leading the field to green. Adams would lead the first lap followed closely by Quade, Davis Lipscmobe, Anthony Kincaid and Walker Arthur. On lap 3 caution would come out for David Williams who suffered a flat tire and came to rest in turn 3. On the restart Quade would look inside Adams for the lead only to be turned away. The car on the move was Tim Shelton as he had worked his way to fifth from his fourteenth place starting position. On the restart Adams and Quade went back to battling for the lead, every time Adams was up to the task and would hold on to the top spot. On alp 17 David Williams would his way back into the top five and went to working on Kincaid for fourth. Williams quickly made his way to third and began a battle with Quade for second. While the Quade worked to keep Williams behind him for second Adams began to pull away and work lapped traffic. With the battle behind him Adams would go on to get his second win of the season followed by Derick Quade, David Williams, Davis Lipscombe and Anthony Kincaid to the checkers. In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature John Ferguson and Bret Hamilton led the field to green with Hamilton leading the first lap. With all the action behind him Hamilton pulled away to a full straight lead. For the first fifteen laps the only thing to slow Hamilton were two cautions. On the restart on lap 15 Hamilton pulled away again with Page Harrison, John Ferguson, Brian Maxey and seventeenth starting Travis LaRoque battling for second. On lap 19 Maxey worked inside Harrison in turn 2 as the two exited the corner they made contact with Maxey taking over second and Harrison falling back to third. On the next lap caution would come out when Maxey went for a spin in turn 1 with help from Harrison. It would be Hamilton leading the last five laps and crossing under the checkers first for what was to be his first win of the season at VMS. But after crossing the scales Travis LaRoque was declared the winner when Hamilton came up light. Rounding out the top five were Brandon Galloway, Jimmy Duncan and Wayne Barricks. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Junior Carter and Todd Traylor would lead the field to green with Carter leading the first circuit. Walker Arthur quickly made his way to second and began pressuring Carter for the lead. Walker tried high and low trying to find away around Carter for the lead. On lap 18 Arthur peeked to Carter’s inside as they headed into turn 1 and then he whipped it to the outside and pulled along side Carter in turn 2. Down the backstretch Arthur wrestled the lead away and then never looked back to go on to the victory. Rounding out the top five were Junior Carter, John Kirby, Todd Traylor and Michael Hayes. In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature nightcap Brandon Sandridge and Thomas Rose led the field to green. Two cautions would come out for wrecks by Joe Ender and then a multi car pileup in turn four before one lap could be completed. Once under green Sandridge would lead the races first lap followed closely by Wesley Givens and James Givens. On lap 9 Brett Adkins joined the battle for second and went outside James Givens in turn 2 and inside Wesley Givens in turn 3 to take the spot. On lap 10 the battle for the lead got intense as Sandridge, Adkisn and the two Givens traded paint for the top spot. On lap 12 Adkins, who started sixteenth, took over the top spot, a postion he would not give up as he went on to record his third win in a row. Rounding out the top five were James Givens, Wesley Givens, David Bowler and Ryan Toole. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will take the weekend of July 30th off and return to action Saturday August 6th and host Pepsi, WXGM Night featuring four divisions of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifies and the Collision One Limited Stock divisions. Come experience the raw, pure excitement that is dirt racing! Competitor gates for Saturday, August 6th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday August 6th: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for Adults $10, seniors (60+) $8; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $5, students 13 – 17 years old $7, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes for this special event will be $25. To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action. Don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR SUMMER HEAT NIGHT, SATURDAY JULY 23, 2011: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL SUMMER HEAT 50 (22 Entries): Heat Race 1 (10 Laps):1. Ross Bailes, 2. Jamie Lathroum, 3. Jeremy Miller, 4. Steven Axtell Jr., 5. Mark Byram, 6. Ricky Weeks, 7. Booper Bare, 8. Matt Murphy Heat Race 2: 1. Casey Roberts, 2. Ricky Elliott, 3. Chip Brindle, 4. Bo Feathers, 5. Brian Tavernner, 6. Tim Murphy, 7. David, Taylor Heat Race 3: 1.Steve Shaver, 2.Jonathan Davenport, 3.Mike Gault, 4.Gary Stuhler, 5.Daniel Baggerly, 6.Alan Sagi, 7.Chris Feguson Summer Heat 50 A Main: 1.Steve Shaver, 2.Jeremy Miller, 3.Jamie Lathroum, 4.Casey Roberts, 5.Jonathan Davenport, 6.Bo Feathers, 7.RickyWeeks, 8.Alan Sagi, 9.Chip Brindle, 10.Steven Axtell Jr., 11.Daniel Baggerly, 12.Ross Bailes, 13.Matt Murphy, 14.David Taylor, 15.Brian Tavernner, 16.Ricky Elliott, 17.Tim Murphy, 18.Mike Gault, 19.Gary Stuhler, 20.Mark Byram, 21.BooperBare, DNS: Chris Ferguson FAST TIME: Jamie Lathroum – 17.657 seconds VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 35 LAP FEATURE (14 Entries): A Main:1. Scott Adams (Chester, VA), 2. Derick Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 3. David Williams (Avenue, MD), 4. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 5. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 6. Matt Marshall (Stuarts Draft, VA), 7. Kenny Moreland (Waldorf, MD), 8. Walker Arthur (Forest, VA), 9. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 10. Brandon Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 11. John Staton (Norfolk, VA), 12. Alan Anderson (Norfolk, VA), 13. Andy Gregg (Portsmouth, VA), 14. Louis Timberlake (Mechanicsville, VA), FAST TIME: Davis Lipscombe – 19.753 seconds, 91.125mph TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 25 LAP FEATURE (15 Entries): A Main:1. Walker Arthur (Forest, VA), 2. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. John Kirby (Sandston, VA), 4. Todd Traylor (King William, VA), 5. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 6. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 7. Roger Jamerson (Glen Allen, VA), 8. Tony Wood (New Kent, VA), 9. Bubba Holloway (Qiunton, VA), 10. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 11. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 12. Roy Skaggs (Highland Springs, VA), 13. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA), 14. Wayne Carroll (Fredericksburg, VA), DNS: Taylor Doggett (Ruther Glen, VA), Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), FAST TIME: Taylor Doggett – 21.333 seconds, 84.376mph BUDWESIER MODIFIED 25 LAP FEATURE (20 Entries): A Main:1. Travis LaRoque (Mooresville, NC), 2. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 3. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 4. Curtis Barricks (Chesterfield, VA), 5. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 6. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 7. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 8. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 9. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 10. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 11. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 12. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 13. James Jessee (Spotsylvania, VA), 14. Francis Jarrelle III (Powhatan, VA), 15. John Ferguson (Gloucester, VA), 16. Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), 17. Kelly Samuels (Chester, VA), 18. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 19. Lance Grady (Maidens, VA), DQ: Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), FAST TIME: Brian Maxey – 20.338 seconds, 88.504mpgh COLLISION ONE LIMITED STOCK CAR 20 LAP FEATURE (16 Entries): A Main:1. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 2. James Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 3. Wesley Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 4. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 5. Ryan Toole (Richmond, VA), 6. Brandon Coates (Tappahannock, VA), 7. Ricky Douglas (Unionville, VA), 8. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 9. Brandon Sandridge (New Kent, VA), 10. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 11. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 12. Thomas Rose (Gloucester, VA), 13. Ryan Hutchens (Toano, VA), 14. Bryan Barkley (Hayes, VA), 15. Marty Coltrain (Richmond, VA), 16. Raymond Harper (Gloucester, VA), FAST TIME: Joe Ender – 23.104 seconds, 77.909mph...

$10,000 to win Summer Heat 50 This Saturday July 23rd

Jamaica, VA – The inaugural season of ULTIMATE Super Late Model competition will be highlighted with a huge $10,000 to win feature event Saturday July 23rd at the ½ mile clay oval known as Virginia Motor Speedway. Virginia Motor Speedway has hosted numerous electrifying and prestigious late model events and now adds the Summer Heat 50 to its racing portfolio. “We are excited to host an elite event for this new series, Stan Lester and his staff have put together what we feel is a very competitive group that should please our many fans with some awesome racing,” commented Track General Manger Clarke Sawyer. ULTIMATE teams have been buzzing with discussion about this upcoming event. New championship leader Chip Brindle, riding the momentum of his Independence Shootout win at Cherokee Speedway, is just one of the many drivers who have this event circled as a must on their schedule. “The Georgia Bandit” Casey Roberts will be looking to rebound after a rare DNF in the Independence Shootout. Chris “Fergy Time” Ferguson, Ricky Weeks, Daniel Baggerly, Ross Bailes and “Kid Quick” Zack Mitchell are just a few of the drivers who will head north to battle for the $10,000 winner’s check and a total purse exceeding $35,000. The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event. Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops to draw every Late Model in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field. Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect the pits to be overflowing with Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this inaugural event. Fans will also see the track’s Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. Competitor gates for Saturday July 23rd will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6 pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday July 23rd: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Laps); Victory Lap Late Models (35 laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying, heats, B Main(s) and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $15; military $15; students 13 – 17 years old $8; children 7 – 12 years old $4; and children 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25. All tickets will be sold day of event. 16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and 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 Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2010 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

ULTIMATE SERIES ANNOUNCES TIRE RULE CHANGE

Gaffney SC- Series Director Timmy Mcabee announced today that after consultation with the Ultimate Board and Rules Committee that a change in the tire rule will be made. Beginning with the July 16th Hillbilly 50 at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap VA, the tire rule will be HOOSIER 1300, 1350, 1600 with optional 70. No more spec tire rule. Mcabee stated that “this is the same tire rule used in the SASE Series last year” He continued “the Ultimate series from its inception has listened to drivers and the board members input. At this time the ULTIMATE Board Members believe that this will enhance the on track racing for the drivers which translates to an even better product for our fans!” Partners of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series include, HOOSIER Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuel, Shell Racing Solutions, NOS Energy Drink, City Chevrolet, Vicci Apparel, Big A’s Custom Graphics, Velocita and Thomas Clarke Performance....

ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODELS SET TO INVADE VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Jamaica, VA – The inaugural season of ULTIMATE Super Late Model competition will be highlighted with a huge $10,000 to win feature event Saturday July 23rd at the ½ mile clay oval known as Virginia Motor Speedway. Virginia Motor Speedway has hosted numerous electrifying and prestigious late model events and now adds the Summer Heat 50 to its racing portfolio. “We are excited to host an elite event for this new series, Stan Lester and his staff have put together what we feel is a very competitive group that should please our many fans with some awesome racing,” commented Track General Manger Clarke Sawyer. ULTIMATE teams have been buzzing with discussion about this upcoming event. New championship leader Chip Brindle, riding the momentum of his Independence Shootout win at Cherokee Speedway, is just one of the many drivers who have this event circled as a must on their schedule. “The Georgia Bandit” Casey Roberts will be looking to rebound after a rare DNF in the Independence Shootout. Chris “Fergy Time” Ferguson, Ricky Weeks, Daniel Baggerly, Ross Bailes and “Kid Quick” Zack Mitchell are just a few of the drivers who will head north to battle for the $10,000 winner’s check and a total purse exceeding $35,000. The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event. Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops to draw every Late Model in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field. Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect the pits to be overflowing with Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this inaugural event. Fans will also see the track’s Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. Competitor gates for Saturday July 23rd will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6 pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday July 23rd: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Laps); Victory Lap Late Models (35 laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying, heats, B Main(s) and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $15; military $15; students 13 – 17 years old $8; children 7 – 12 years old $4; and children 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25. All tickets will be sold day of event. 16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and 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 Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2010 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

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