Stevie Long Finally Gets Victory Lap Late Model Victory; Arnold, Jamerson and Adkins also get wins.

Jamaica, VA – During the month of July Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD had earned the name Mr. Heartbreak as he dealt with motor problems that took him out of the Championship point chase in the Victory Lap Late Model division at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. With a victory everything changed. Tim Shelton and Tom Cohick led the field to green with Cohick leading the first circuit followed closely by Long. Two quick cautions both on lap 2 put Long right on Cohick’s bumper. On the restart Long tried to get inside Cohick but couldn’t make the pass. On the next circuit Long tried once again to get inside Cohick this time in turn 4 but once again Cohick was up to the challenge. On lap 7 David Williams joined the battle for the lead. Over the next six laps the top three looked for ways around the others. On lap 14 Long got under Cohick once again in turn 2, this time the two touched with Long coming out with the lead. On the next lap Williams would get by Cohick for second and set out to reel in the leader. On lap 18 Williams began to pressure Long for the lead. As the two raced through lapped traffic Long began to pull away. Over the final twenty laps Long worked traffic to perfection on way to his first victory of 2010. “After the month of July we had it sure feels great to finally shake the monkey off our back. The track was awesome tonight you couldn’t ask for a better surface to race on,” commented Long in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were David Williams, Matt Marshall, Scott Adams and Davis Lipscombe. In other action Dan Arnold of Petersburg, VA took home the victory in the Budweiser Modifieds. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA took home the victory and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA got the victory....

Virginia Army National Guard / NAPA of King William and Tappahannock Night is Tonight

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host National Guard, NAPA of King William and Tappahannock Night at the Races this Saturday, August 14th. Come out and help us honor those that serve in the Virginia Army National Guard. The night’s activities will include the Victory Lap Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 14th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 6pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday August 14th: 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 track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Adult admission is just $10, Senior $8, Military $5, Students 13 –17 yrs old $7, Children 7 – 12 yrs old $4 and Children 6 and under free. 16″ coolers and smaller are welcomed please leave the glass at home. You can bring any type of beverage. We have great concessions for those that would like to have dinner at the track....

Speedway to host Chandler Chevrolet Night tonight Saturday June 26th

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host Chandler Chevrolet Night at the Races this Saturday June 26th. The night’s activities will include all four divisions of Army National Guard Dirt Series action....

“The Pit” Gallery is Updated With Photos From June 19th Mud Mayhem

Jamaica, VA – The gallery is updated with photos from the June 19th Mud Mayhem presented by Rappahhannock Tractor and The Virginia Army National Guard. To access the gallery visit the mud bog wesbite at www.thepitatvms.com...

Mud Mayhem Mud Bog huge success at “The Pit” at VMS

Jamaica, VA – The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosted the first of two Mud Bog and Mud Sling’s for the 2010 season this past Saturday June 19th. The Mud Mayhem Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by Rappahannock Tractor and the Virginia Army National Guard drew a large crowd and huge field of competitors at the state of the art mud bog facility in Jamaica, VA. The sunny temperatures and sunny skies provided a tremendous day for mud bogging with track records being set in two of the eight divisions. 92 different competitors took turns at the state of the art 200 foot pit for a total of 142 completed passes....

Rain Forces cancellation of WXGM night at the races

Jamaica, VA – The night looked promising with a large field of cars in the pit area, but at 6pm a huge storm blew into the area dumping a large amount of rain on the speedway forcing officials of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel WXGM Night activities. An announcement will be made at a later time as to when WXGM Night will be rescheduled....

Sommey Lacey sweeps Victory Lap Late Model action; Jamerson, Galloway and Adkins also get wins

Jamaica, VA – With a stout field of Victory Lap Late Models on hand for Armed Forces Appreciation Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway one car stood out from the onset of the evenings racing activities. Sommey Lacey Jr. of Clement, MD made his first start of the 2010 season in his #23 Belka Corporation Mastersbilt count as he took out the broom and swept the evenings events for the division. The night started with Lacey setting a new division track record with a lap of 18.340 seconds in hot lap time trials. He then inverted the top four putting Tom Cohick and Matt Morgan on the front row for the start of the 35 lap feature....

Meyers takes Paul Sawyer Memorial; Long repeats as Victory Lap Late Model feature winner

Jamaica, VA – After two very disappointing events in Pennsylvania Jason Meyers of Clovis, CA rolled into Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for the NAPA of King William and Tappahannock Paul Sawyer Memorial hoping that a track that has been good to him could turn his fortunes around. At nights end Meyers had beat back his gremlins to pick up his fifth win of the season on the very tough World of Outlaws tour. Jason Sides and Joey Saldana led the field to green with Sides taking control of the event pulling away from the field from the drop of the green. On lap seven Jason Meyers would work the outside of Saldana taking the spot out of turn 2. Myers then set out to catch Sides who was now working lapped traffic....

Long takes Victory Lap Late Model victory; Traylor, Maxey and Toole also victorious on WRAR/WNNT Night

Jamaica, VA – With a new baby in his household there was added incentive to bring home a Victory Lap Late Model victory for Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD. With a very strong tenth place starting ride Long worked his way to the lead by lap 7 as he out dueled rookie Matt Marshall to the line to take the top spot. Once out front Long was on cruise control in his #44 Advance Metal Concepts. Dean Guy Masonry, Quality Auto Body, Clarke’s Landing, Triple K Fence sponsored Rocket, leading by as much as a full straightaway. With three to go the races fifth and final caution closed the field on longs bumper. On the final restart Marshall took a peak to his inside in turn 1 but that was all he would get as he worked to fend off Davis Lipscombe for second with Long motoring on to the victory....

Madden remains perfect with World of Outlaws Late Model Series $25,000 Commonwealth 100 win

JAMAICA, VA – There’s just something special about the relationship between Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC and Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Three visits have resulted in three wins, the latest the biggest of all as he took the lead with eight laps to go in route to a $25,000 payday in the inaugural Commonwealth 100 in front of a packed house. “This is just an amazing place and tonight we just made the right call on tires and it paid off big,” commented a very excited Madden in victory lane. Darrell Lanigan of Union, KY looked to be the class of the field as he dominated the first 91 laps of the event. On a lap 91 restart Madden made a bonsai move on the outside of Langian to take the lead only to give it back when caution came out for Austin Hubbard who had come to rest in turn 1. On the next restart Madden dove to the bottom of four getting under Lanigan but caution would once again come out this time for the leader Lanigan who cut down a tire. On the races final restart it was Madden got a good jump on second place Jimmy Owens while Jonathan Davenport took the third spot form Steve Francis.  Madden would prove to be too strong ove the final eight laps taking home the $25,000 winners check. In other action Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, NC took home the $3000 check in the Rumbleon Ther River 30 lap non-qualifiers race over Dan Stone, D.J Meyers, 20th stating Jamie Lathroum and Dave Zona rounding out the top five. B Main wins went to Darryl Hills of Great Mills, MD and Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, WI. Commonwealth 100 A Main – 1) Chris Madden; 2) Jimmy Owens; 3) Jonathan Davenport; 4) Steve Francis; 5) Shane Clanton; 6) Vic Coffey; 7) Dan Schlieper; 8) Tim Fuller; 9) Steve Shaver; 10) Clint Smith; 11) Earl Pearson Jr.; 12) Josh Richards; 13) Jimmy Mars; 14) Darrell Lanigan; 15) Chub Frank; 16) Bub McCool; 170 Tim MCCreadie; 18) Jason Covert; 19) Austin Hubbard; 20) Russell King; 21) Brad Neat; 22) Rick Eckert; 23) Brian Birkhofer; 24) Dale McDowell; 25) Brent Robinson; 26) Darryl Hills; 27) Brady Smith. Rumble on the River 30 non-qualifiers race – 1) Chris Ferguson; 2) Dan Stone; 3) D.J. Meyers; 4) Jamie Lathroum; 5) Dave Zona; 6) Mark Byram; 7) Walker Arthur; 8) Bryan Bernheisel; 9) David Williams; 10) Jimmy Bernheisel; 11) John Blankenship; 12) Chuck Harper; 13) Jeff Pilkerton; 14) David Taylor; 15) Dustin Mitchell; 16) Stephen Evans; 17) Dean Bowen; 18 Gregg Satterlee; 19) Jill George; 20) Ronnie DeHaven Jr....

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