Justin Williams Scores Victory Lap Pro Late Model Win in Return to Racing at Virginia Motor Speedway; Lipscombe, McClenden, and Maxey Also Score Opening Night Victories

Justin Williams Scores Victory Lap Pro Late Model Win in Return to Racing at Virginia Motor Speedway; Lipscombe, McClenden, and Maxey Also Score Opening Night Victories

Jamaica, VA – After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic Virginia Motor Speedway got back to racing with a large car count and a great crowd on hand to see Victory Lap Late Model Champion Justin Williams of Concord, VA pick up where he left off in 2019, with a win. “We have been waiting on the 2021 schedule to come out to see if I was going to take another year off from racing, we were pumped to see it come out. To get the win tonight, in front of a crowd like tonight, is amazing and exciting,” commented Williams in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Williams would sweep the outside of Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA on lap 2 to take the lead, one he would not relinquish over the remaining 33 laps. Williams would take the checkers 2. 709 seconds over Almond, followed by Jeremy Pilkerton, fast qualifier Matt Quade, and Matt Glanden. In other action Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA took home the win in dominating fashion after returning to the division after a four year absence. In the Budweiser Modified feature defending champion Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA passed Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA on lap 8 of the 25 lap feature and went on to score the win. And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car feature Brian Maxey of King George, VA returned to the division after a four year absence to take home a dominating win. A stellar field of Victory Lap Pro late Model took the green flag with defending champion Justin Williams of Concord, VA getting around Corey Almond on lap 2 to take the lead in the 35 lap feature. Williams would pull away from Almond by a little over a second. Behind the two leaders the battle for third began to heat up between fast qualifier Matt Quade, Jeremy Pilkerton, Matt Glanden, and Trevor Collins. With Williams showing the way with laps winding down, Almond worked to keep pace with Quade and Pilkerton in a tight battle for third. Quade and Pilkerton would exchange the third spot on multiple occasions before Pilkerton would claim the spot for good. Williams looked like his old self by taking the win over Almond, Pilkerton, Quade, and Glanden. After four years away from the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division, Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA picked up where he left off, by taking the win in dominating fashion. Lipscombe set fast time but was inverted back to fourth with the pill pull. It didn’t take him long to catch leader Matt Meads. On lap 5 Lipscombe pulled up to the back end of Meads and tried several times on the bottom to take the lead. On lap 7 Lipscombe shot to the outside of Meads in Turn 3 and 4 taking the lead by inches at the line. Once out front Lipscombe began pulling away from the battle for second. With 5 laps remaining Tim Shelton began his assault to the front with a pass on Kacey Gordon. Coming to the white flag Shelton got inside Meads for second but had nothing for Lipscombe who took home the win by a full straight away. Rounding out the top five where Shelton, Meads, Gordon, and Steve Causey. It took defending champion Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA six laps to catch then leader Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA in the Budweiser Modified feature. On lap 8, while in traffic McClendon took the lead from Polevoy in heavy traffic taking over the top spot on lap 8. Once out front McClendon would pull away from the field. Behind him the battle for third on back between Bret Hamilton, Chase Polevoy, and Josh Harris. Butler would finally take over the third spot while the battle for the lead heated up. With five laps to go McClendon began racing in heavy traffic, at one point going three wide with slower traffic. That allowed Polelvoy to close the gap before getting caught up in that same lapped traffic which allowed McClendon to cruise on to the win. Rounding out the top five were Polevoy, Butler, Harris, and Lance Grady. In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature fast qualifier Brian Maxey started sixth with the pill pull, it only took him 2 laps to get to the front, taking the lead from Trent Clemons with an outside pass in turn 3. Once out front Maxey began to pull away from the battle for second on back. Johnny Brooks, Trent Clemons, and Ryan Hutchens all took turns at running second behind Maxey. With the laps winding down the only thing to slow Maxey were three cautions that closed the field on his back bumper for a brief moment. Maxey would go on to take home a dominating win in his return to the division after a four year absence. Rounding out the top five were Givens, Cory Bradley, Ryan Hutchens, and Trent Clemons. The speedway will return to racing Saturday, April 15th to host Thursday Night Thunder featuring Tony Stewart and the All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprint car series. It will be the only time this year that 410 sprint cars will visit the State of Virginia. For ticket information visit the speedway website at vamotorspeedway.com. Competitor gates for Thursday, April 15th open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00pm 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 2019 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 APRIL 3, 2021: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 2W-Justin Williams[2]; 2. 7A-Corey Almond[1]; 3. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[3]; 4. 47-Matt Quade[4]; 5. 01-Matt Glanden[7]; 6. 14C-Chuck Bowie[11]; 7. 72-Trevor Collins[5]; 8. 71T-Tyler Hoy[6]; 9. 96-Matthew Hilebrand[16]; 10. 2J-Larry Jackson[12]; 11. 6-Justin Fulton[14]; 12. 09-Brad Rigdon[9]; 13. 12-Cody Cubbage[18]; 14. 29H-Vaughan Haywood[15]; 15. 12R-Rusty Harman[20]; 16. 5J-Darrell Dow[17]; 17. 7H-Curtis Hughes[13]; 18. 08-Ray Love Jr[21]; 19. 38-Nicolas Love[8]; 20. 45-Billy Hubbard[10]; 21. 3-Bill Coada[19] Fast Qualifier: Matt Quade – 18.388 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 71-Davis Lipscombe[4]; 2. 55-Tim Shelton[3]; 3. 23-Matt Meads[2]; 4. 92-Kacey Gordon[5]; 5. 9-Steve Causey[6]; 6. 10-Matt Ashworth[8]; 7. B1-Robert Babb[11]; 8. 8-James Givens[9]; 9. 01-Tommy Upshaw[10]; 10. 22-Michael Hayes[12]; 11. 43H-Holly Weiss[13]; 12. (DNF) 25-Tyler Shipp[1]; 13. (DNS) 16-Brett Adkins Fast Qualifier: Davis Lipscombe – 20.879 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon[6]; 2. 51-Joey Polevoy[2]; 3. 11-Chase Butler[3]; 4. 43-Josh Harris[1]; 5. 48-Lance Grady[5]; 6. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[7]; 7. 1ST-Bret Hamilton[4]; 8. 2-Michael Pappas[11]; 9. 16-David Kendall[14]; 10. 21C-Davey Conley[10]; 11. 21J-Curtis Mason[9]; 12. 75-Kelly Samuels[13]; 13. 94-Paul Washington[16]; 14. 55-Jason Sage[15]; 15. 40-Brent Bordeaux[8]; 16. 44-Stephen Bryant[12] Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 19.446 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 04-Brian Maxey[6]; 2. 8-James Givens[5]; 3. 41-Cory Bradley[9]; 4. 14H-Ryan Hutchens[1]; 5. 01-Trent Clemans[2]; 6. 08-Chad Champion[7]; 7. 25-Marty Coltrain[10]; 8. 30-Zac Elliott[16]; 9. 9-Justin Pullen[14]; 10. 13-Dale Rhodes[18]; 11. 7-Johnny Brooks[4]; 12. 26-Stephanie Johnston[8]; 13. 3-Dylan Pullen[12]; 14. 40-Paige Vassallo[13]; 15. 88-Jay Seward[11]; 16. 55-Raymond Harper[21]; 17. 37-Mike Harris[20]; 18. 32M-Chris Champion[17]; 19. 14-Brandon Bowler[19]; 20. 4-Randy Hutchens[3]; 21. 18-John Hankins Jr[15] Fast Qualifier: Brian Maxey – 22.547 seconds...

COVID-19 GUEDLINES FOR 2021

COVID-19 GUEDLINES FOR 2021

Jamaica, VA – Officials at Virginia Motor Speedway have issued COVID-19 guidelines to follow while in the stands or competitor areas. We are using the VDH guidelines as we get back to racing. We ask that all fans and competitors follow these guidelines while attending an event at the facility. Click here to print – 2021 COVID 19 GUIDELINES...

Speedway Releases 2021 Racing Season Schedule

Speedway Releases 2021 Racing Season Schedule

Jamaica, VA – After a very disappointing 2020 due to COVID restrictions, Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to release the 2021 schedule and announce the return of racing. It will mark the 52nd season of action at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. “To say we are excited about getting back to racing would be an understatement. We are making changes to keep our competitors are fans safe on a race night, to include hand sanitization stations spread throughout the facility, and enhanced cleaning methods,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. The schedule includes eleven (11) nights of weekly racing action, the return of 410 sprint cars with the April 15th Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions and Tony Stewart, two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events – the May 15th $20,000 to win Virginia is for Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth and the August 7th $20,000 to win 45th Annual Ernie Shelton’s USA 100; the August 21st $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship for FASTRAK Pro Late Models, the return of the FASTRAK World Championship weekend paying $25,000 to win, and two mud bogs at the facilities state-of-the-art 200 mud bog pit. The 2021 season will open on Saturday, April 3rd, 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 4th, with the crowning of the speedway’s champions in each division....

OFFICIAL COVID-19 UPDATE

OFFICIAL COVID-19 UPDATE

JAMAICA, VA – As many of you have already read in the Newspaper and on Facebook, there will be no racing in 2020. After reading Executive order 65, Bill Sawyer has decided he will not operate and run the track without fans. and with the current restrictions, we do anticipate the chance to race any time soon. For that reason, we will not open for the 2020 season and will step back and get ready for an even bigger and better 2021 racing season. Stay safe and healthy. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE RACE WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS....

Speedway Postpones Start Of 2020 Season Due To COVID 19 Pandemic

Speedway Postpones Start Of 2020 Season Due To COVID 19 Pandemic

Jamaica, VA – In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Virginia Motor Speedway will be postponing the start of the 2020 season. This decision comes per recent CDC guidelines, and the State of Virginia banning events of 10 or more people. 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2020 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT Dave Seay Virginia Motor Speedway Director of Sales, Marketing, and PR 804-357-7223...

2020 DIVISION RULES PACKAGES RELEASED

2020 DIVISION RULES PACKAGES RELEASED

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway has released the 2020 rules packages for the Fastrak Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds and Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock divisions. It is the responsibility of the driver/crews to read the new rules fully as all divisions and General Rules may have changed for 2020. If you do not understand a rule or need clarification on a rule please contact the Tech staff at the office 804-758-1867, Monday – Friday 9 am till 4 pm....

2020 Registration and Driver Information Sheets Updated and Posted

2020 Registration and Driver Information Sheets Updated and Posted

Jamaica, VA – The 2020 driver registration and driver information sheets are now updated on the website. 2020 registrations are now being accepted. Please make sure you send in all three forms when registering, as it will speed up the process on opening night April 4. You will need to fill out a Driver Registration, Driver Information Sheet and W9. Pro Late Model drivers will also need to fill out the FASTRAK Membership forms to be eligible for regional points. Those should be sent directly to FASTRAK. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO PRINT OFF FORMS – 2020 DRIVER REGISTRATION: 2020 DRIVER REGISTRATION 2020 DRIVER INFORMATION SHEET: 2020 DRIVERS INFORMATION SHEET 2020 FASTRAK MEMBERSHIP FORM FOR PRO LATE MODEL: 2020 FASTRAK MEMBERSHIP FORM – PRO LATE MODELS W9 FORM: W9FORM...

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....

Speedway Crowns 2019 Champions; McClendon crowned Dirt Series Champion

Speedway Crowns 2019 Champions; McClendon crowned Dirt Series Champion

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway officially wrapped up the 2019 and 50th Anniversary season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2019 champions. During the night’s events, over $36,000 in cash and prizes was handed out; of that, almost $27,000 was in cash. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model division Justin Williams of Concord, VA was crowned Champion and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Williams also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. This year’s title marked Williams’s third Championship in the Pro Late Model division and sixth overall Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City, NC was crowned Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. Weiss also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. In the Budweiser Modified division Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA was crowned Champion for the second year in a row and received a check for $1,000, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. In the Collision One Limited Stock Car division James Givens of Henrico, VA was crowned Champion and received a check for $700, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. This Championship is Givens’ third Limited Stock title in a row and fourth overall. During his speech Givens announced he would be moving up to the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division in 2020. The speedway also crowns an overall Dirt Series Champion, which pits all four divisions against each other. Hunter McClendon, on the strength of his three wins and his eight top 5’s, won the overall Championship and received a $2000 check and the special 50th Anniversary trophy that goes along with winning the title. Special achievement award winners for the 2019 season included: The Rookies of the Year were Matt Glanden of Denton, MD in Victory Lap Pro Late Models; Dave Lane of Hayes, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Jeremiah Marshall of Stuarts Draft, VA in Budweiser Modifieds and Paige Vassallo of Woodforde, VA in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. Each winner received a plaque and $250. The 51st season of racing at Virginia Motor Speedway will start April 4, 2020 with Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The track’s first special event will be Thursday, April 16, with the $10,000 to win and $1000 to start Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car series and the Dirt Cup UMP Modifieds. The speedway will once again host the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth on Saturday, May 30th, the $20,000 to win USA 100 on August 1st, both sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The season-ending FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment for FASTRAK Pro Late Models will once again pay a historic $50,000 to win and $2050 to start. 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. 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....

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