Speedway to host the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship Saturday, August 20

Speedway to host the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship Saturday, August 20

Jamaica, VA – The stars and cars of the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series will invade Virginia Motor Speedway for the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship. Many of the Mid-Atlantic’s top Pro Late Model drivers will be on hand to not only take home the $3000 top prize but also get some valuable track time for the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship set for September 23-24, 2022. “What this essentially boils down to is a paid practice for Pro Late Model competitors for our upcoming $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by Dealer Group USA,” commented track owner and President Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “the FASTRAK Pro Late Model races are some of the best races we host here at Virginia Motor Speedway; no matter where you look, there is always three and four wide action throughout the field.” Also, see the tracks Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stocks in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 20, will open at 3 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track, activities will begin at 5:45 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $15; seniors (60+) $12; military $10; students 13 – 17 years old $8; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $25. Prelude to the World Championship tickets can be purchased in advance by going to  https://bit.ly/Prelude_tx or at the gate on race day. 16″ coolers are welcomed, but no glass is allowed. 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 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....

JEREMY PILKERTON SCORES CAREER FIRST PRO LATE MODEL WIN AT SPEEDWAY; KABLE, SHELTON AND BROOKS ALSO GRAB WINS

JEREMY PILKERTON SCORES CAREER FIRST PRO LATE MODEL WIN AT SPEEDWAY; KABLE, SHELTON AND BROOKS ALSO GRAB WINS

  Jamaica, VA – Jeremy Pilkerton of Loveville, MD has come close to a Victory Lap Pro Late Model win multiple times over the last two years, it all came together as Pilkerton held of current point leader Austin Hubbard of Bridgeville, DE to score that career first victory. Pilkerton would take the lead on lap 8 from Matthew Hildebrand of Standardsville, VA after getting to the inside out of turn 3. “We have come so close here on so many occasions, it feels great to finally get this win,” commented Pilkerton in Virginia Is For Racing Lovers victory lane. On the drop of the green flag the racing went three and four wide throughout the field with Hildebrand leading the first lap. Hildebrand would lead the first seven laps before having Pilkerton take over the top spot on lap 8. Once out front it looked as if Pilkerton would run away and hide, as the action behind him was intense for second on back. Hubbard, Ray Love Jr., and Corey Almond waged an intense battle for second. Once Hubbard had taken control of second he set out to catch Pilkerton for the lead. Several times Hubbard tried to wrestle the lead away, but each time Pilkerton was up to the challenge. Pilkerton would to score the win by 1.473 seconds. Rounding out the top 5 were Austin Hubbard, Corey Almond, Matthew Hildebrand, and Ray Love Jr. Ray Kable of Sykesville, MD made his first trip count, sweeping both qualifying and the feature. Kable set fast time and inverted the top four cars with the pill pull putting Joey Polevoy on the pole. Polevoy would lead the first lap with the battle for second behind him hot and heavy. Kable would win the battle for second and set out for Polevoy. Kable would catch and take the lead on lap 7. Once out front Kable would pull away from the battle for second between Polevoy, Rick Hulson, and Chase Butler. With the battle behind him Kable cruised to the win. Rounding out the top five were Rick Hulson, Joey Polevoy, Lance Grady, and Chase Butler. With Kable winning it now make it four different winners in four races. It took Tim Shelton of Frederickburg, VA a whopping six. It took a little slip by Matt Mead of Elizabeth City, NC on lap five, but that was all Shelton needed. Once out front Shelton pulled away. Mead made a couple of runs at the lead only to have Shelton pull away again. Tyler Shipp would take second from Meads on lap 17. He had a shot on lap 20 on a restart to get inside Shelton, but couldn’t complete the pass and had to fall back into second. Shelton would go to win by a 2.310 second advantage. The victory was Shelton’s fourth in as many tries. Rounding out the top 5 were Tyler Shipp, Matt Meads, James Givens, and Adam Breeden. Sometimes it pays to be a little lucky. Johnny Brooks of Aylett, VA almost had his night in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature turn in a much different direction. On the lap 7 restart, then leader Raymond Harper was leading the car to green when his car went dead with Brooks up under his rear bumper. Brooks would fall back six spots, of course that was before the caution flew for Harper. That put Brooks back on the point for the restart. Brooks would then go on to take his second win in a row. Rounding out the top five were Brian Maxey, Cory Bradley, Jacob Buie, and John Hankins, Jr. The speedway will return to racing on Saturday, August 6th, and host the $20,000 to win, Ernie Shelton’s 46th Annual USA 100 featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Also, see the track’s Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Spectator and competitor gates for Saturday, August 6th will open at 5 PM with on-track action starting at 6 PM 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 2022 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 SATURDAY JUNE 25, 2022: Victory Lap Pro Late Model (30 Laps): 1. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[5]; 2. 38B-Austin Hubbard[6]; 3. 7A-Corey Almond[4]; 4. 96-Matthew Hildebrand[1]; 5. 08-Ray Love Jr[3]; 6. 28-Tyler Dettor[16]; 7. 0-Chase Burrows[8]; 8. 10-Matt Ashworth[12]; 9. 37-Bud Stinson[14]; 10. 38-Nicolas Love[2]; 11. 7-Curtis Hughes[13]; 12. 71-Davis Lipscombe[9]; 13. 92-Nick Davis[10]; 14. 51-Jerry Barker[11]; 15. 14C-Chuck Bowie[7]; 16. 29H-Vaughan Haywood[15] Fast Qualifier: Austin Hubbard – 19.288 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps): 1. 55-Tim Shelton[8]; 2. 25-Tyler Shipp[3]; 3. 23-Matt Meads[2]; 4. 8-James Givens[5]; 5. 01X-Adam Breeden[6]; 6. 101-Tony Breeden[7]; 7. 74-Jim Grady JR[10]; 8. 45-William Baker[11]; 9. 01-Tommy Upshaw[4]; 10. 47-Hunter Wright[1]; 11. 92S-Todd Meredith[9]; 12. 30-Jospeh Millen[12]; 13. 57-Robert Miller[13] Fast Qualifier: Tim Shelton – 22.029 seconds Budweiser Modified (25 laps): 1. 90-Ray Kable[4]; 2. 18-Rick Hulson[7]; 3. 51-Joey Polevoy[2]; 4. 48-Lance Grady[3]; 5. 11-Chase Butler[1]; 6. 252-Will Pritchard[8]; 7. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[9]; 8. 84-Ryan Toole[5]; 9. 10S-Tim Schulte[11]; 10. X-Rusty Harmon[13]; 11. 55-Jason Sage[10]; 12. 21J-Curtis Mason[15]; 13. 814-Samuel Lamborgini[12]; 14. 40-Brent Bordeaux[6]; 15. 88-Jay Seward[14]; 16. (DNS) 11K-Robert Kramer Fast Qualifier: Ray Kable – 20.119 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Car (20 laps): 1. 7-Johnny Brooks[6]; 2. 5-Brian Maxey[5]; 3. 41-Cory Bradley[7]; 4. 21-Jacob Buie[8]; 5. 25-John Hankins Jr[13]; 6. 14H-Ryan Hutchens[2]; 7. 40-Paige Vassallo[10]; 8. 85-WL Johnston[12]; 9. 18-James Slough[14]; 10. 26-James Givens[11]; 11. 01-Trent Clemans[3]; 12. 14-Brandon Bowler[9]; 13. 92-Kacey Gordan[4]; 14. 55-Raymond Harper[1] Fast Qualifier: Johnny Brooks – 23.051 seconds  ...

IT’S RACE DAY!

IT’S RACE DAY!

Jamaica, VA – Its RACE DAY at Virginia Motor Speedway, featuring all four of our Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing divisions, the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars. Spectator gates open at 5 PM, and on-track action begins at 5:45 PM with hot laps. Features will start at 7 PM. Adult admission – $12; senior/military – $10; students (13-17) – $8; children 12 and under free. Advance tickets can be purchased here – https://bit.ly/VMS_WeeklyTx Pit passes (regardless of age) – $25 and get you a seat in the grandstands. NO CONCESSIONS DUE TO THE HEAT AND STAFFING ISSUES. 16″ COOLERS ALLOWED, NO GLASS CONTAINERS. WE WILL HAVE FREE WATER AND SODA FOR ALL COMPETITORS AND FANS IN ATTENDANCE.  ...

SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO RACING ON SATURDAY, JULY 23

SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO RACING ON SATURDAY, JULY 23

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing Saturday, July 23rd, and host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side-by-side action. On Saturday, July 23rd, competitor gates will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 PM for hot laps. Features will start at 7 PM. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday will be the Victory Pro Late Models (30 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. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) / military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $10, students 13 – 17 years old $8 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. Bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing the call of all the action on the track by tuning into 95.5 FM on your radio dial. 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....

MOTHER NATURE WINS AGAIN; SPEEDWAY CANCELS RACING FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9

MOTHER NATURE WINS AGAIN; SPEEDWAY CANCELS RACING FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9

Jamaica, VA – With the high chance of rain and thunderstorms on Saturday, July 9, speedway management has decided to cancel racing activities for Saturday, July 9. “We hate having to cancel any event, but with the weather services calling for 80 – 99% chance of rain, we feel it best to go ahead and cancel racing for Saturday, July 9,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. “With the continued high gas prices, we just can’t put our fans and competitors in a position to spend money unnecessarily.” The Speedway will return to racing Saturday, July 23, to host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 23, will open at 3 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 pm with hot laps, and features will start at 7 pm....

RACE DAY SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, JUNE 25

RACE DAY SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Jamaica, VA – The speedway hosts week 4 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing on Saturday, June 25 featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stocks in exciting dirt track racing. Here is all the info you will need to know to have a great time! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 3 PM – Competitor’s gates open 5:15 Pm – Driver’s meeting at the Tire Shed 5:45 PM – Hot Laps / Hot Lap Qualifying starts. 6:50 PM – Opening ceremonies 7 PM – Feature races start ADMISSION (All seats are general admission) Adults – $12 Senior (60+) / Military (Active or Retired) – $10 Students (13-17) – $8 Children 12 & under free Pit Passes (Regardless of Age) – $25 and get you a seat in the grandstands AMENITIES Plenty of FREE, well-lit parking Great concessions, with family-friendly pricing (CASH ONLY) FREE camping (no hookups) The top ten (10) rows of the aluminum grandstands have backs Handicapped seating with companion seating DIVISIONS RACING Truckin Thunder Sportsman – 25 Lap Feature Budweiser Modified – 25 Lap Feature Victory Lap Pro Late Model – 30 Lap Feature Collision One Limited Stock Car – 20 Lap Feature...

Speedway to Host Week 4 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing Saturday, June 25th

Speedway to Host Week 4 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing Saturday, June 25th

Jamaica, VA –Mother Nature hasn’t been our friend over the last month and a half. Still, Virginia Motor Speedway will persevere and return to racing Saturday, June 25th, and host week 4 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side-by-side action. On Saturday, June 25th, competitor gates will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 PM for hot laps. Features will start at 7 PM. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday will be the Victory Pro Late Models (30 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. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) / military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $10, students 13 – 17 years old $8 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. Bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing the call of all the action on the track by tuning into 95.5 FM on your radio dial....

Speedway Cancels Racing Activities for Saturday, June 11

Speedway Cancels Racing Activities for Saturday, June 11

Jamaica, VA – After much discussion and thought, speedway management has decided to cancel racing activities for Saturday, June 11, due to the high probability of rain for the weekend. “We have a lot of competitors and fans who travel an enormous amount of highway miles to attend and compete in our events,” said track owner Bill Sawyer. “With the current gas prices facing our fans and competitors, we don’t want anyone to have the burden of making a long trip for nothing and spending money that need to be used on other items during the week.” The Speedway will take Father’s Day weekend off and return to racing Saturday, June 25, to host week 4 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars. Competitor gates for Saturday, April 30, will open at 3 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 pm with hot laps....

Speedway to Host Gloucester S.T.A.R. Kids Night this Saturday, June 11th

Speedway to Host Gloucester S.T.A.R. Kids Night this Saturday, June 11th

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing Saturday, June 11th, and host Gloucester S.T.A.R. Kids Night, week 3 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side-by-side action. On Saturday, June 11th, competitor gates will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 PM for hot laps. Features will start at 7 PM. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday will be the Victory Pro Late Models (30 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. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) / military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $10, students 13 – 17 years old $8 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. Bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing the call of all the action on the track by tuning into 95.5 FM on your radio dial. 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 Week 2 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday, April 30th

Speedway to Host Week 2 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday, April 30th

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to return to racing this Saturday, April 30th, and host week 2 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. On opening night at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA, the racing was fantastic in all four of the speedway’s divisions. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side-by-side action. On Saturday, April 30th, competitor gates will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 PM for hot laps. Features will start at 7 PM. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday will be the Victory Pro Late Models (30 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. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) / military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $10, students 13 – 17 years old $8 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. Before heading to the speedway for the evenings racing, stop by Bella Pizza in the Essex Square Shopping Center located at 1673 Tappahannock Blvd, Tappahannock, VA 22560, for the 2022 Bella Pizza/Virginia Motor Speedway Car Show featuring race cars, vintage cars, and more from 11 AM – 2 PM Saturday, April 30th. There will be chances to win free tickets to Saturday night’s racing. Bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing the call of all the action on the track by tuning into 95.5 FM on your radio dial. 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....

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