PARKS SCORES EMOTIONAL PRO LATE MODEL VICTORY; McCLENDON, WEISS AND GIVENS ALSO SCORE WINS

PARKS SCORES EMOTIONAL PRO LATE MODEL VICTORY; McCLENDON, WEISS AND GIVENS ALSO SCORE WINS

Jamaica, VA – Mark Parks of Lynchburg, VA grabbed the lead on the opening green flag and led all 35 laps of the Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on way to a very emotional victory on WRAR / WNNT Night at the Races. Parks and Matt Tarbox of Brandywine, MD led the field to green with parks jumping to the lead from the outside of turn 2. Once out front Parks put on a driving clinic to pick up the victory. “This is a very emotional win for me; I lost my dad several weeks back and this one is for him,“ commented a tearful Parks in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were matt Quade, Corey Almond, Davis Lipscombe and Camden Testerman. In other action Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA took the lead from Ryan Toole of Henrico, NC and went on to score the Budweiser Modified victory; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City NC finally scored his first VMS victory and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division James Givens of Henrico, VA drove from his ninth place starting position to muscle the lead away from Chad Champion of Beaverdam, VA on lap 14 and go on to take the win. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature Matt Tarbox and mark Parks lead the field to green. Parks would power around the outside of Tarbox in turn 2 for the lead. Once out front Parks stretched his lead out to a full straight away. Behind him the battle for second was fierce between Tarbox, Camden Testerman and Matt Quade. Qaude would eventually take over the second spot but could not get close to Parks except on the races two cautions. During the races late laps fast qualifier Corey Almond would work his way to third but could not get any closer to the leader. Parks would cruise to the win followed by Qaude, Almond, Davis Lipscombe and Camden Testerman. In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Ryan Toole and Chase Butler led the field to green with Toole taking the lead out of turn 2. Toole would fend off several challenges by Butler for the lead before battling with Hunter McClendon for the top spot. On lap 10 McClendon went to the outside of Toole in turn 1 to take the lead out of turn 2. Once out front sailed to the victory. Rounding out the top five were Toole Tim Schulte, rookie Chase Butler and rookie J.D. Eversole. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Bill Coada and Chad Beaher led the field to green, Coada would rocket out to lead the first lap. Coada would pace the first six laps with Tim Shelton banging on his back door. On lap 6 Shelton finally got by on the outside for the lead bringing fast qualifier Joe Weiss with him to second. Weiss would quickly go to work on Shelton for the top spot taking it away at the line on lap 8. Once out front Weiss kept control and went on to score his career first victory at the speedway. Steve Causey, Tyler Shipp, Tim Shelton and Chad Beahr rounded out the top five. As usual the Collision One Limited Stock Cars did not disappoint in their 25 lap feature. John Hankins Jr. and Mark Schools led the field to green with Hankins leading the first circuit. The top five were all in striking distance of the lead and on lap 4 Mark Schools grab the top spot away from Hankins. One lap later Chad Champion muscled his way under Schools out of turn 4 for the lead at the line. Over the next 8 laps Champion battled side by side with James Givens for the lead until Givens powered around the outside of Champion in turn 1 to take the lead. Once out front Givens was able to keep a fast charging Cory Bradley at bay to take the win. Rounding out the top five were Bradley, Champion, Trent Clemans and Randy Hutchens. The Speedway will return to racing next Saturday May 5th and host Truckin Thunder / Northern Neck Chevrolet Night and week 3 of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. The night will benefit the charity ChildHelp. Also, all Scouts in uniform will be admitted in FREE. Admission price for adults is only $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20. Competitor gates for Saturday May 5th will open at 3pm 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 2018 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 WRAR / WNNT NIGHT – SATURDAY April 28, 2018: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 1-Mark Parks, [2]; 2. 47-Matt Quade, [3]; 3. 7A-Corey Almond, [6]; 4. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [5]; 5. 17-Camden Testerman, [4]; 6. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [1]; 7. 5J-Darrell Dow, [7]; 8. 2*-Jared Powell, [9]; 9. 08-Tyler Detter, [8]; 10. 38-Nicolas Love, [12]; 11. 88-Bill Coada, [11]; 12. 4-Robert Babb, [14]; 13. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [10]; 14. 28-Carl Vaughan, [13]; 15. 1A-Brian Hankins, [15]; 16. 23M-John McClellan, [16] Fast Qualifier: Corey Almond – 19.803 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 0C-Joe Weiss, [6]; 2. 9-Steve Causey, [5]; 3. 25-Tyler Shipp, [7]; 4. 55-Tim Shelton, [4]; 5. 1-Chad Beahr, [2]; 6. 91-James Snead, [8]; 7. 16-Brett Adkins, [14]; 8. 7-Kevin Beahr, [17]; 9. 98-Steve Brightwell, [16]; 10. 88-Bill Coada, [1]; 11. 51-Mark Gonzales, [15]; 12. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [10]; 13. 16A-Billy Adkins, [11]; 14. 22-Michael Hayes, [3]; 15. 0-Chase Burrow, [13]; 16. 17-John Nickens, [12]; 17. 92-Kacey Gordon, [9] Fast Qualifier: Joe Weiss – 21. 742 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon, [4]; 2. 84-Ryan Toole, [1]; 3. 10S-Tim Schulte, [3]; 4. 11-Chase Butler, [2]; 5. 98-J.D. Eversole, [5]; 6. 48-Lance Grady, [16]; 7. 01-Francis Jarelle III, [6]; 8. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [11]; 9. 27-Mark Schools, [12]; 10. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [7]; 11. 57-Curtis Barricks, [8]; 12. 1ST-Bret Hamilton, [10]; 13. 16-David Kendall, [14]; 14. 68-Adam Hoegerl, [13]; 15. 44-Stephen Bryant, [9]; 16. 21C-Davey Conley, [15] Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 21. 126 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 8-James Givens, [9]; 2. 41-Cory Bradley, [6]; 3. 08-Chad Champion, [3]; 4. 01-Trent Clemans, [7]; 5. 4-Randy Hutchens, [5]; 6. 25-Marty Coltrain, [4]; 7. 47-Christian Sherr, [15]; 8. 18-John Hankins Jr, [1]; 9. 59-Carl Hazelwood, [16]; 10. 9-Justin Pullen, [13]; 11. 14-Brandon Bowler, [8]; 12. 38-Caleb Carter, [12]; 13. 5-Joe Fancher, [11]; 14. 12-Mark Schools, [2]; 15. 39-Cole Johnston, [18]; 16. 50-Blair Sibley, [10]; 17. 88-Jay Seward, [19]; 18. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [14]; 19. 18N-Josh New, [17]; 20. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, [20] Fast Qualifier: Cory Bradley – 23.193 seconds...

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR WRAR / WNNT NIGHT APRIL 7

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR WRAR / WNNT NIGHT APRIL 7

Jamaica, VA – Speedway officials have released a TENTATIVE Schedule of Events for this Saturday’s WRAR / WNNT Night at the Races featuring all four of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly divisions – Victory Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side by side racing....

Speedway Set to Open 2018 Season Saturday April 7th; $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Set for April 14th

Speedway Set to Open 2018 Season Saturday April 7th; $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Set for April 14th

Jamaica, VA – The beginning of April at Virginia Motor Speedway is going to be action packed to say the least. To start it off the gates swing open to the track’s 2018 season of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing next Saturday April 7th with WRAR / WNNT Night at the races. Then the following week the focus will shift to the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth, the first of five special events scheduled for the season. The anticipation for the first race of the season has been escalating over the last several weeks and fans and competitors alike are excited to get the speedway’s 49th season underway. The 49thAnnual season opening event will take place on Saturday evening April 7th featuring a full program of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions. Competitor gates for Saturday, April 7th will open at 12pm for inspection and registration for all competitors. Spectator gates opening at 5pm with on track activities beginning around 5pm with hot laps. There will be a mandatory drivers meeting at 4:45pm. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (30 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. The following week, Saturday April 14th, the stars and cars of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series invade the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA for the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth. The event will host some of the top regional and national super late model drivers in a must-see event. There will also be a $3000 to win event for the FASTRAK Racing Series Chevrolet Performance Late Models. For info and ticket pricing visit the track’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com. 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....

2018 DRIVER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

2018 DRIVER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Jamaica, VA – Speedway officials have announced that 2018 driver registration is now open for all Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly divisions. Competitors are encouraged to get their registration in before the opening weekend. Registration is once again $100 for the year OR $25 per race. Number choice for the top twenty (20) in 2017 points is secured until February 28, 2018, at that time all numbers will be first come, first served. Competitors can print off the 2018 forms and mail them in with a check or provide credit card info at the bottom of the registration form. There is a $3 convenience fee when using a credit card. There are three forms that MUST be filled out for registration. Please have them all filled out and returned. The forms are (Click links to print): 2018 DRIVER REGISTRATION FORM 2018 DRIVER INFORMATION SHEET W9 FORM All FASTRAK Pro Late Model drivers wishing to receive regional and national points as well as your races being counted towards the 10 required for the 2018 World Challenge FASTRAK only event during the World Championship MUST ALSO register with FASTRAK. (it is a separate form and registration fee). 2018 FASTRAK Membership forms should be posted after the FASTRAK banquet on January 27th....

Speedway Releases 2018 General and Division Rules Packages

Speedway Releases 2018 General and Division Rules Packages

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway has released the 2018 rules packages for the Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. FASTRAK Pro Late Model rules for 2018 will be released after the FASTRAK Banquet. It is the responsibility of the driver / crews to read the new rules fully as all division and General Rules have changes for 2018. 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 9am till 4pm. You can print the rules by clicking the links below: 2018 GENERAL RULES – ALL DIVISIONS 2018 BUDWEISER MODIFIED RULES 2018 TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN RULES 2018 COLLISION ONE LIMITED STOCK CAR RULES...

Virginia Motor Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule

Virginia Motor Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway has released the tentative schedule for the 2018 season. It will mark the 49th season of action at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. The schedule includes twelve (12) nights of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action, two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events – the April 14th $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth and the $20,000 to win 42ND Annual USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports; the $20,000 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 49thAnnual season opening event will take place on Saturday evening April 7TH featuring a full program of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship action that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions. The season’s first special event will be April 14th and see the return of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series for the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth along with a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. The event will have a Sunday April 15th rain date. June 16TH the Ultimate Super Late Model Series stars and cars will return for the 42ND Annual USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports and pay $20,000 to win. There will also be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. The event will have a Sunday June 17th rain date. The 2018 FASTRAK World Championship returns September 14-15, 2018 and will once again pay $20,000 to win. The weekend will also include a $5000 to win FASTRAK World Challenge event for FASTRAK members only and with a weekend support division to be announced. The World Championship has a Sunday September 16th rain date. The very popular mud bogs are scheduled for May 19th and October 13th. For a complete look at the 2018 schedule visit www.vamotorspeedway.com 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. TO PRINT A COPY OF THE 2018 SCHEDULE CLICK HERE: TENTATIVE 2O18 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS...

Speedway Crowns 2017 Champions; Shelton crowned Aaron’s Dirt Series Champion

Speedway Crowns 2017 Champions; Shelton crowned Aaron’s Dirt Series Champion

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway officially wrapped up the 2017 season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2017 champions. During the night’s events almost $36,000 in cash and prizes were awarded, of that almost $27,000 was in cash. Justin Williams of Concord, VA was crowned the 2017 Victory Lap Pro Late Model Champion for the second year in a row 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. The title was Williams fifth in a row at Virginia Motor Speedway. Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA was crowned the 2017 Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. Jamerson 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 was Shelton’s second Truckin Thunder Sportsman title. Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA was crowned the 2017 Budweiser Modified 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. James Givens of Henrico, VA was crowned the 2017 Collision One Limited Stock Car 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 is Givens’ second Limited Stock title. During his speech Givens announced he would be moving up to the Victory Lap Pro Late Model division in 2018. The speedway also crowns an overall Aaron’s Dirt Series Champion which pits all four divisions against each other. Tim Shelton, on the strength of his five wins and his eight top 5’s, won the overall Championship and received a $2000 check and the special eagle trophy that goes along with winning the title. Aaron’s also presented Shelton with a 50” Phillips 4K Ultra HD television. Special achievement award winners for the 2017 season included: The Pitts Lumber Rookies of the Year were Matt Quade of Avenue, MD in Victory Lap Pro Late Models; Tyler Shipp of Mechancisville, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Tim Schulte of Troy, VA in Budweiser Modifieds and Trent Clemans of Providence Forge, VA in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. Each winner received a plaque and $250. It was announced during the banquet that the season will start April 7, 2018 with Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing and that the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth (April 14), USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports (June 16), both sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, will once again pay $20,000 to win as will the season ending FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment (September 14–15) for FASTRAK Pro Late Models. 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. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area....

2017 Awards Banquet This Saturday November 18

2017 Awards Banquet This Saturday November 18

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will celebrate the 2017 season and officially bring it to a close with the 2017 Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The event will once again be held at the beautiful Double Tree Hotel and Resort in Virginia Beach, VA. During the evenings award ceremony over $55,000 in cash and contingencies will be handed out to the Speedway’s four Champions and the remainder of the top 10 in each division. The Victory Lap Pro Late Model Champion will receive $5,000 for winning his championship. The Speedway will also crown the 2017 Aaron’s Dirt Series Champion and award him or her with a $2000 check. The Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship pits all of the Speedway’s competitors against each other and crowning one overall Champion. One of the most exciting and memorable times during the Awards Banquet weekend is the annual go-kart race that is held at Motoworld in Virginia Beach. Fans, Competitors and officials gather to compete in a friendly atmosphere that leaves everyone talking during the night’s banquet festivities. The go-kart outing will begin at 12 noon and go till 2pm, weather permitting. We have worked out special pricing of $25.00 for a two-hour wristband once again with Motoworld. Everyone is invited to come and participate. Banquet starts with Cocktail Hour at 6pm, dinner starts at 6:30pm and the awards ceremony will start at 8pm. Dress code is semi-formal (Coat & Tie). No jeans. For more information on the Virginia Motor Speedway 2017 Awards Banquet visit us online at www.vamotorspeedway.com or call the office at (804) 758-1867. TO PRINT THE 2017 AWARDS BANQUET FLIER CLICK: 2017 BANQUET FLIER TO PRINT 2017 AWARDS BANQUET TICKET ORDER FORM CLICK: 2017 ORDER FORM...

RACING FOR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2 HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

RACING FOR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2 HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway officials have made the difficult decision to cancel Aaron’s | Pepsi | Commonwealth Motorsports Championship Night due to heavy overnight rains and the forecast for much of the same for the rest of the day. “After getting over 2” of rain last night and today’s forecast calling for strong to possibly severe storms this afternoon we were forced to make this difficult decision,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “We hate that we are losing the final night of weekly racing but the safety of our fans and competitors has to be the priority.” With the rainout your 2017 Champions are Justin Williams of Concord, VA (Victory Lap Pro Late Models), Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA (Budweiser Modified), Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and James Givens of Henrico, VA (Collision One Limited Stock Car). The Speedway will take the weekend of September 9th off due to the NASCAR events at Richmond Raceway and return to racing Friday and Saturday September 15-16 for the FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment weekend. Friday September 15 the speedway will host the $5000 to win World Challenge and on Saturday September 16 the $20,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment along with the $3000 to win Southeast Modified Championship featuring the season finale for the Southeast Dirt Modified Association. For World Championship ticket pricing and times visit www.vamotorspeedway.com. 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....

Speedway to Host Aaron’s | Pepsi | commonwealth Motorsports Championship Night this Saturday September 2

Speedway to Host Aaron’s | Pepsi | commonwealth Motorsports Championship Night this Saturday September 2

Jamaica, VA – The Speedway will return to racing on Saturday September 2nd and host Aaron’s | Pepsi | Commonwealth Motorsports Championship Night and the final week of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. The speedway will crown a champion in all four divisions. Admission price for adults is only $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20. Competitor gates for Saturday September 2nd will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Admission: Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20. To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action. 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....

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