Season opener for VA Army National Guard Dirt Series competitors at Virginia Motor Speedway this Saturday April 23rd

Season opener for VA Army National Guard Dirt Series competitors at Virginia Motor Speedway this Saturday April 23rd

Jamaica, VA – The wait is over! Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will swing the gates open for the weekly racers this Saturday April 23RD and host WRAR/WNNT Night at the Races. With an emphasis on Fast Family Fun the 2011 schedule is packed with quality family entertainment from start to finish and is highlighted with 12 weeks of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series Championship action....

Two Car Shows This Weekend Before We Go Racing

Jamaica, VA – Saturday, April 23rd the speedway will host the opening weekend of racing for the VA Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions. Before all the action gets started their will be two locations on Saturday morning where fans can get an up close look at some of the track’s competitors 2011 rides. From 11am till 3pm at Bella Pizza and Italian Restaurant located at 1673 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA there will be a car show featuring race cars, mud bog trucks and personal show cars. We are currently looking for more cars to participate. Anyone interested in showing their car can call Tim Shelton at 540-295-1131 for details. There will also be a moon bounce for the kids so bring the whole family. Don’t forget to register for prizes that will include a pair of tickets to racing at VMS. The second location will be at the grand opening of Performance Automotive in Gloucester, VA. The new shop owned by Linwood Harris, owner of the #43 Modified is located at 3587 George Washington Memorial Highway in Hayes, VA 23072. From 9an till noon fans can see the #43 Modified of Josh Harris and the #00 Late Model of Tom Cohick. There will be a drawing for prizes that will include a pair of tickets to Saturday night’s WRAR / WNNT events....

Virginia Motor Speedway 2011 season Just Around the Corner; Commonwealth 100 advance ticket deadline approaching

Jamaica, VA – It won’t be long before the roar of engines can once again be heard on Saturday’s at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway as competitors will get the chance to dial in their rides for the 2011 season as the speedway will hold a “Test & Tune” open practice for all divisions Saturday, April 2nd. Gates will open at 9am for competitors with on track action to begin at 11:30am. 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....

2011 Rules Packages Are Now Posted; 2011 Driver Registrations Currently Being Accepted

Jamaica, VA – Rules packages for all four of the speedway’s divisions are now posted under the “Drivers” tab on navigation bar. The only two divisions that will see any changes will be the Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars. All competitors should download a copy of their division rules and the 2011 VMS General Rules package. Driver registrations are currently being accepted with the top twenty in each class having their number saved until February 1st when all numbers will become first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2011 registration form by going to the “Drivers” tab on the navigation bar or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867....

Speedway Making Improvements To Facility

Jamaica, VA – With the 2010 racing season in the rear view mirror and the 2011 season just months away the staff at Virginia Motor Speedway is still hard at work as they prepare the facility for the 2nd Annual Commonwealth 100 that will open the track’s 42nd season on April 15-16, 2011. The speedway has undertaken several new construction projects in preparation of the 2011 season. All will enhance the racing experience for our fans and competitors. Included in the projects are a new set of restrooms to be constructed near the turn four section of the main grandstands, a new registration and tech building in the competitor parking area, new back stretch billboards and a new eight acre parking area for RV’s and campers....

Virginia Motor Speedway Releases 2011 Schedule

Jamaica, VA – The tentative 2011 schedule for Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway has been released and includes 12 weeks of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action and will open with the World of Outlaws sanctioned $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100 April 15 – 16, 2010 and end with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned $15,000 to win 32nd Annual USA 100. To see the entire 2011 schedule in its entirety click on schedule under the Events tab....

Long wins third in a row in Victory Lap Late Models as Adams takes Championship; Arnold, Jamerson and Givens also visit victory lane

Jamaica, VA – 2010 started out with so much promise for Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD but a terrible month of July doomed his chances at the Victory Lap Late Mode championship. Once his engine problems were solved Long went on a tear winning two of the three events heading into the last point race of the season. The last race of the year would be no different as Long worked his way to the front from his fifth place starting position to take the lead from point leader Scott Adams of Chester, VA on lap 5 and then cruised to his fifth win of the season. Although he didn’t win the battle Adams would finish fourth and be crowned the 2010 Victory Lap Late Model Champion. “We would have liked to win the championship but we did what we had to do after all that bad luck in July we went out and won races but Scott (Adams) and his team did a better job all season long and we have to congratulate him on winning the championship,” commented Long in victory lane....

Long takes Late Model Feature with last lap pass; Maxey, Jamerson and Adkins return to victory lane.

Jamaica, VA – You don’t have to lead them all, you just have to lead the last one to get the victory and that is exactly what Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD did during the 35 lap Victory Lap Late Model feature at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Long started seventh and slowing worked his way to the front taking over second from David Williams on lap 28. On lap 31 Adams was working the lapped car of Junior Carter in turn 3 heading into turn 4 Carter broke loose and Adams ran into the back of him sending Carter spinning and bringing out the caution. That put Long on Adams bumper for the races final restart. Over the final four laps Long tried several times to get inside Adams for the lead but to no avail. Adams looked to on his way to victory when on the final lap Adams jumped the cushion in turn 3 giving Long the opening he needed to make the pass and go on to take the victory. “I’m not going to say I was settling for second but I thought Adams had us covered for the win, when he made the mistake I was in position to take over the lead and go on to the win,” commented Long in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Scott Adams, David Williams, Matt Marshall and Davis Lipscombe....

WXGM Night This Saturday August 28th; Point Battles Tight

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host WXGM Night at the Races this Saturday August 28th. The night’s activities will include the Victory Lap Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. With only two point races left in the chase for the Championships the action is sure to be intense....

Virginia Army National Guard / NAPA of King William and Tappahannock Night this Saturday August 14th

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....

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