Justin Williams Takes Checkers in Late Models; Bare, Quade, Adkins and Hutchens also Grab Victories

Justin Williams Takes Checkers in Late Models; Bare, Quade, Adkins and Hutchens also Grab Victories

Jamaica, VA – In front of a packed house on Truckin Thunder Scout night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway Justin Williams of Concord, VA and Billy Tucker of King George, VA put on a show for the ages as the two battled for 23 laps before Williams finally took the lead on lap 24 and go on to the victory. Normally a high side, cushion riding driver, Williams had to use the inside groove to finally get past Tucker for the lead. Once out front Williams set sail to pick up his first win of the season. Shotgun starting David Williams finished second with a last lap pass on Billy Tucker followed by Joe Ender and Billy Hubbard rounding out the top five. In other action Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA took the lead on lap 17 of the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature and went on take his second win of the season. In the Budweiser Modified feature Matt Qaude of Mechanicsville, MD picked up his second feature win of the season in as many races after battling with Mike Reynolds for the victory. Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA picked up the win in Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA scored his second win of the season in Collision One Limited Stock Cars. Billy Tucker and Billy Hubbard led the Victory Lap Late Models to the green for their 30 lap feature. Tucker took the lead out of turn 2 with Justin Williams right on his bumper. Williams worked Tucker high and looking for the lead with Tucker keeping the lead by inches each time to the line. For 22 laps Williams and Tucker battled for the lead and David Williams worked his way from his last place starting spot. On lap 23 Williams finally got to the inside of Tucker in turn 4 and took over the lead at the line. Once out front Williams pulled away and went on to win his first win of the season. David Williams, Billy Tucker, Joe Ender and Billy Hubbard rounded out the top 5. In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature Davis Lipscombe and Jimmy Duncan led the field to green with Duncan taking the lead out of turn 4 with Ricky Wells in tow. By lap 10 Tyler Bare had worked his way to second and began to put pressure on the leader. Bare tried for several laps to take the lead as the two battled side by side. On lap 16 Duncan slipped up in turn 1 allowing Bare to dart inside for the lead. Once out front Bare cruised to his second consecutive win of the season. Duncan, Mark Parks, Jared Powell, and Ricky Wells rounded out the top five. Dan Arnold and Mike Clements led the Budweiser Modified field to green with Reynolds taking the lead out of turn 2 followed closely by Matt Quade. By lap 5 Reynolds had stretched his lead to almost ten car lengths when a caution came out for a spin by Joey Dean. On the restart Quade tried to take the top spot but Reynolds held him at bay. The two battled for the next 20 laps nearly side by side with Reynolds holding on to the top spot until lap 20 when Quade jumped to the outside of Reynolds in turn 4 to take the lead at the line. Once out front Quade pulled away for his second win in as many races this year. Brian Maxey, Dan Arnold, Mike Reynolds and Francis Jarrelle III rounded out the top five. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature Chad Beahr and James Snead lead the field to green with Snead grabbing the top spot out of turn 2. For 9 laps Snead paced the field with a small cushion. On lap 10 Brett Adkins began to apply pressure and on lap 11 Adkins got under Snead in turn 1 to take the lead. Once out front Adkins had to hold off the field on several restarts to pick up the win. Snead, Macy Causey, Roger Jamerson and Chad Beahr rounded out the top five. In the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap feature Cory Bradley and Brian Bradley led the field to green with Brian Bradley taking the lead followed by Chad Champion and Ryan Hutchens. The three drivers battled for the lead the first 11 laps until Bradley exploded and engine on the backstretch. That handed the lead to Champion. On the restart Champion and Hutchens began the tussle over the top spot. On lap 15 Hutchens got to the inside of Champion out of turn 4, taking the lead by inches at the line. Over the next four laps Hutchens was able to hold off Champion for his second victory in as many weeks. Chris Maxey, Chris Champion and Brandon Sandridge rounded out the top five. The speedway will return to racing next Saturday May 9th for Mom’s Night Out. All mom’s and grandma’s will be admitted free. The night will feature all five of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Late Models, Aaron’s pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some of the best racing in the country. Competitor gates for Saturday May 9th will open at 4pm 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 2014 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 TRUCKIN THUNDER SCOUT NIGHT, SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015: Victory Lap Late Models (30 laps): A-Main – 1. 2-Justin Williams[4] ; 2. 45-David Williams[10] ; 3. B1-Billy Tucker[1] ; 4. 5-Joe Ender[3] ; 5. 3-Billy Hubbard[2] ; 6. 43-Buck Roadcap[6] ; 7. 46-Tyler Emory[7] ; 8. K1-Anthony Kincaid[5] ; 9. 5J-Darrell Dow[8] ; 10. 22-David Steele[9] Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 17.905 seconds. Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps): A-Main – 1. 30-Tyler Bare[5] ; 2. 55-Jimmy Duncan[2] ; 3. 1-Mark Parks[6] ; 4. 2*-Jared Powell[9] ; 5. 12-Ricky Wells[4] ; 6. 25-Paul McGinley[10] ; 7. 51-Bobby Thompson[8] ; 8. 30x-Darren Alvey[12] ; 9. 7-Corey Almond[17] ; 10. 09W-Philip Woods Jr.[3] ; 11. 12x-Ryan Adams[13] ; 12. 00*-Craig Guido[14] ; 13. 71-Davis Lipscombe[1] ; 14. 7x-Joey McClung[22] ; 15. 09-Brad Rigdon[15] ; 16. 19s-Scott Tessman[7] ; 17. 28-Carl Vaughan[18] ; 18. 15-Darrell Adkins[16] ; 19. 31R-David Rife[21] ; 20. 83-Thomas Adams[19] ; 21. 34-Chad Martin[20] ; 22. 16-Brett Adkins[11] Fast Qualifier: Bobby Thompson – 18.601 seconds. Truckin Thunder Sportsman (20 laps): A-Main – 1. 16-Brett Adkins[7] ; 2. 15-James Snead[2] ; 3. 33-Macy Causey[9] ; 4. 8-Roger Jamerson[5] ; 5. 1-Chad Beahr[1] ; 6. 00-Jimmy Priddy[11] ; 7. 04-Mark Mullens[12] ; 8. 7-Kevin Beahr[10] ; 9. 10-Matt Ashworth[4] ; 10. 65-Joe Weiss[3] ; 11. 01-Tommy Upshaw[8] ; DQ: 6M-Jeremiah Marshall[6] Fast Qualifier: Jeremiah Marshall – 21.468 seconds. Budweiser Modifieds (25 laps): A-Main – 1. 47-Matt Quade[4] ;2. 55-Brian Maxey[3] ; 3. 5w-Dan Arnold[1] ; 4. 21-Mike Reynolds[2] ; 5. 01-Francis Jarrelle III[10] ; 6. 10-Matt Ashworth[11] ; 7. 40-Brent Bordeaux[8] ; 8. 55-Brian Maxey[3] ; 8. 75-Kelly Samuels[17] ; 9. 99-Charlie Hubbard[7] ; 10. 47-Matt Quade[4] ; 10. 33-Hunter McClendon[9] ; 11. 16-David Kendall[13] ; 12. 57-Curtis Barricks[15] ; 13. 18J-Jeremy Biggers[16] ; 14. 10x-Larry Black[14] ; 15. 10s-Tim Schulte[6] ; 16. 51-Joey Polevoy[5] ; 17. 14-Joey Dean[12] ; 18. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[18] Fast Qualifier: Matt Quade – 19.402 seconds. Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps): A-Main – 1. 14-Ryan Hutchens[6] ; 2. 08-Chad Champion[4] ; 3. 5-Chris Maxey[5] ; 4. 32M-Chris Champion[7] ; 5. 8-Andrew Tarbox[15] ; 6. 53-Travis Hopkins[8] ; 7. 23-David Bowler[9] ; 8. 41-Cory Bradley[1] ; 9. 39-Cole Johnston[10] ; 10. 25-Marty Coltrain[11] ; 11. 21-Ian Ogden[13] ; 12. 50-Blair Sibley[12] ; 13. 35-Lucas Ward[3] ; 14. 40-Brian Bradley[2] ; 15. 26-Stepahnie Stallings[14] Fast Qualifier: Ryan Hutchens – 23.367 seconds....

Speedway featured in Circle Track Magazine

Speedway featured in Circle Track Magazine

Jamaica, VA — The speedway gets a little national exposure with Circle Track Magazine featuring the track and owner Bill Sawyer in the February issue now on Newsstands. To subscribe to Circle Track Magazine visit www.circsource.com/store/Subscribe.html?magazineId=96&sourceCode=I8ABNN. Also you can follow Circle Track Magazine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CircleTrackMagazine. We would like to thank Circle Track editor Robert Fisher for all the coverage!...

Condolences to the Family of Louis “Bubba” Timberlake

Condolences to the Family of Louis “Bubba” Timberlake

Jamaica, VA — We would like to send out out our sincerest condolences to the family of Louis “Bubba” Timeberlake after his passing last Thrusday October 2. Bubba was a frequent supporter of racing here at Virginia Motor Speedway for many years. His son Louis was a competitor in our Victory Lap Late Model division. Bubba was also a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters- Local # 10, for 17 years. He was the president of C & E Mechanical for 29 years and Certified Well & Septic for 14 years. He was a member and deacon of Black Creek Baptist Church, president of Twin Rivers Coon Hunters Association, member of Old Church Hunt Club, member of Mechanicsville Business Men’s Association, member of the Sandston Moose Lodge # 1937 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers! God speed!...

Condolences to the Family of Brian Chandler

Condolences to the Family of Brian Chandler

Jamaica, VA – We are to sad to report that Mr. Bryan Chandler, owner and founder of Chandler Chevrolet passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 in the late afternoon. Mr. Chandler fought a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Chandler, with his dealership, has been the official sponsor of the Pace Truck at the speedway since 2007. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with his family. Please keep them in your prayers....

RACING HAs LOST A TRUE GENTLEMAN WITH THE PASSING OF JUNIE DUNLAVEY

RACING HAs LOST A TRUE GENTLEMAN WITH THE PASSING OF JUNIE DUNLAVEY

Richmond, VA – Junie Donlavey, a former NASCAR car owner who fielded entries in 45 seasons, died Monday night at 90 after battling Alzheimer’s disease. Junie was a friend to many and mentor to a few here at the speedway. “There will never be another car owner like Junie is NASCAR; he was truly one in a million,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. “Junie was always willing to help with my racing; whenever we needed something he would just tell me to come over and get it,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer. Junie was a Richmond area native whose drivers included the likes of David Pearson, Fred Lorenzen, Joe Weatherly, , Kenny Schrader, Benny Parsons and Dick Trickle. From the first time he fielded a car in a 1950 race at Martinsville Speedway through 1974, Donlavey’s team only ran more than a handful of races once. But from 1975-1988, Donlavey fielded full-season cars for drivers such as Parsons, Ridley, Dick Brooks, Ricky Rudd and Ken Schrader. Three of his drivers won Rookie of the Year — Ridley, Schrader and Bill Dennis. He then returned to a part-time schedule until 2002, when he last fielded a car with Hermie Sadler driving. Funeral arrangements were pending as of Tuesday afternoon....

Night One Results From Commonwealth 100

Story Courtesy Kevin Kovac – WoO PR Hometrack Star: Hubbard Shines During Friday’s Commonwealth 100 Qualifying Program At Virginia Motor Speedway Former VMS Champion Among Heat Winners For $25,000-To-Win World of Outlaws Late Model Series Spectacular JAMAICA, VA – April 15, 2011 – Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., kicked off the second annual NAPA of King William Commonwealth 100 weekend at Virginia Motor Speedway just like he hoped – with a powerful heat-race victory during Friday night’s qualifying program....

ATTENTION ALL DRIVERS! INFO FOR SATURDAY’S PRACTICE

ATTENTION ALL DRIVERS! INFO FOR SATURDAY’S PRACTICE

Jamaica, VA – The speedway will be hosting a open practice this Saturday April 2nd from 9am till 5pm. On track action will get underway about 11:30am. We would like all competitors to have their AMB / My Laps transponders on their car and charged so that we may test the system and also provide you with lap times for practice sessions. For those that need to rent transponders we will have them available for $25 for the day. Fans are invited to come out and watch open practice to see all the new cars and paint schemes. There will be no charge for grandstand admission for open practice. Anyone wanting to visit the pits will be required to buy a pit pass. Pit passes will be $20 per person. All cars must be inspected before they will be allowed to practice. Registrations are currently being accepted with all numbers being given out on a first come first served basis. Competitors can obtain a 2011 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867....

Attention Sportsman Drivers – Rule Change!

Jamaica, VA – There has been a change to the GM 604 Crate motor rules. Please download the new rules package if you plan on running the GM 604 crate motor during the 2011 season. The GM 604 crate rules will now mirror those of the late model and modified utilizing a 750 cm carburetor (see rules for clarification) with the car weighing 3000 lbs with driver. If you have any questions please contact Clarke Sawyer at (804) 758-1867....

Speedway Has Successful Weekend at Motorsports 2011; Commonwealth 100 Tickets On Sale

Jamaica, VA – The speedway’s booth at the Motorsports 2011 show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center was a huge hit with fans and competitors. Thank you to everyone that came by the booth to visit with us and for all the wonderful comments about our speedway. A huge thank you to Austin Hubbard and Bruce Kane who provided cars for the booth and did autographs and also to World of Outlaws Late Model driver Rick Eckert and 2010 Steel Block Bandits Champion Walker Arthur for their participation in the autograph sessions....

Virginia Motor Speedway and Owner Bill Sawyer named World of Outlaws Late Model Promoter of the Year

Jamaica, VA – During the World of Outlaws Late Model banquet held Sunday November 7, 2010 World Racing Group President and COO Tom Deery announced that the 2010 WoO LMS Promoter of the Year award was earned by Virginia Motor Speedway’s Bill Sawyer, whose top-notch facility has hosted a WoO LMS event annually since 2004 and this year stepped up by inaugurating the $25,000-to-win Commonwealth 100....

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