Gallery is Updated With Photos From This Weekend’s Action!

Jamaica, VA – The gallery has been updated with photos from this weekend’s Truckin Thunder / Collision One / WRAR / WNNT Kids in Uniform Night presented by Amerigas. Thanks to our track photographer Al Goulder for the images. If you would like to order prints contact Al by calling (804) 526-2208....

Williams Dominates on Way to Victory Lap Late Model Win; Arnold, Wood and Givens also winners

Jamaica, VA – The beginning of the Victory Lap Late Model feature at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway began with a lot of promise as Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD and David Williams of Avenue, MD began a side by side battle for the lead that had the crowd on it’s feet. But good things sometimes come to an end way too soon. Long and Davis Lipscombe led the stout field to green with Long leading the first circuit with Williams right on his bumper. Williams would jump to the inside of Long in turn 1 as the two raced door to door with Williams nipping Long at the line for the lead on lap 3. Long would battle back on the outside and would take the lead back by inches on the next circuit. The two raced side by side over the next three laps before the races first and only caution of the night would come out for a two car spin in turn 2. While under caution Long’s car would come to a stop in turn 4 and would need assistance getting to pit road handing the lead to Williams. Long’s promising night would come to an end as he was unable to get back on the track. On the restart Williams pulled away from Davis Lipscombe and the rest of the field. The closest Limpscombe would get would be on lap 20 as the two worked traffic but it was all Williams as he cruised to the win in convincing style. “I hated to see Stevie (Long) fall out of the race, it was a blast racing him for the lead and I think the fans would have seen a lot more of the same side by side racing if he would have not broke,” commented Williams in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Davis Lipscombe, Sommey Lacey, Matt Marshall and Scott Adams. In other action Tony Wood of New Kent, VA would hold off Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA on the final lap to pick up his first win of 2010 in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division. In the Budweiser Modifieds Dan Arnold of Petersburg, VA would hold off Brian Maxey of King George, VA for the win and in the Collision One Limited Stock division James Givens of New Kent, VA picked up the victory....

Speedway to Host Kids in Uniform Night Saturday August 7th; Championship Point Battles Tight

Jamaica, VA – After taking a week off Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday August 7th to host Truckin Thunder, Collision One, WNNT, WRAR Kids in Uniform Night presented by Amerigas. All kids in a baseball, softball, soccer, Boy Scout or Girl Scout uniform will be admitted free. It will be a night of exciting racing so bring the whole team or group. 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....

Scott Adams Extends Point Lead with Win in Victory Lap Late Models; Roop, Arnold and Fletcher get first wins of 2010

Jamaica, VA – It was a case of being at the right place at the right time for Scott Adams of Chester, VA. The current Victory Lap Late Model point leader battled for the lead for much of the first 31 laps of the 35 lap feature. On lap 32 Adams fortuned turned for the better as leader Davis Lipcombe’s car slowed in turn 3 handing the lead over to Adams. On the races final restart Adams pulled away to pick up his first win of 2010. “You hate to win them that way but we put ourselves in position to be there at the end for the victory, it really feels good to get a win with the caliber of drivers we have here at VMS,” commented Adams in Victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Matt Marshall, Tom Cohick, Matt Morgan and Ben Bowie....

Budweiser / WIGO Night this Saturday July 24th; Championship battles tight

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host Budweiser / WIGO Night at the Races this Saturday July 24th. All four Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions will be in action featuring the Victory Lap Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 24th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday July 24th: 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 divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for Adults $10, seniors $8; military $5, students 13 – 17 years old $7, children 7 to 12 years old $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. The military discount is for any active, retired, Guard or reserve personnel with proper military I.D....

Gallery Updated with Photos from Saturday’s Steel Block Bandit Show!

Jamaica, VA – The gallery has been updated with photos from Saturday’s Revere Gas Firecracker Night presented by Aaron’s. Great shots of the Steel Block Bandits event and our three track support divisions. Thanks to Al Goulder our tack photographer. If you would like copie please contact him at (804) 586-2208....

Matt Marshall picks up career first late model victory in $2000 to win Steel Block Bandits sanctioned Firecracker 30; Jamerson, Maxey and Toole return to victory lane.

Jamaica, VA – Forty of the regions top late model drivers rode into town looking to take home the $2000 top prize in the Cline Construction Steel Block Bandits sanctioned Revere Gas Firecracker 30 presented by Aaron’s at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and it was Virginia Motor Speedway rookie Matt Marshall of Stuarts Draft, VA holding home court and picking up his career first late model victory. The win didn’t come easy as Marshall had to fend off the advances of Scott Adams for much of the first half of the race and then held off Andy Fries over the final five laps, the last time out of turn 4 coming to the checkers. It all began with six laps to go as Fries looked inside Marshall out of turn 4 with Marshall holding the lead by inches at the line. Each time in turn 2 Marshall would gain a car length and in turn 4 Fries would pull up beside him. The races final caution would come out on lap 29 setting up a one lap shootout. On the restart Marshall pulled two car lengths on Fries and the rest of the field. As the leaders headed into turn 3 Fries closed the gap and got under Marshall out of turn 4 heading to the checkers with Marshall taking the win by.100 second at the line. “This is absolutely amazing to get my first late model race in such a big event. The car worked so well, I learned a lot tonight running up on the cushion,” commented Marshall in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Andy Fries, Sommey Lacey, Kyle Merkel and Walker Arthur. Heat race wins went to Scott Adams, Matt Marshall, Kyle Merkel and Andy Fries. B Main win went to Junior Carter. In other action Brian Maxey of King George, VA picked up his third win of the season in the Budweiser Modifieds holding off Dan Arnold on the final lap. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA dove under the spinning leaders in turn 4 to pick up the victory and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature Ryan Toole held off the challenges of Joe Ender to take his second victory of the 2010 season....

Steel Block Bandits Ride Into Town This Saturday July 17th for $2000 to win Firecracker 30; Points Tight in all Divisions

Jamaica, VA – The buzz about this weekend’s Steel Block Bandits sanctioned $2000 to win Revere Gas Firecracker 30 presented by Aaron’s continues to get louder with talk of a possible fifty late models on hand for the series inaugural visit. Some of the region’s top late model talent will be on hand for the Steel Block Bandits first ever visit to the 1/2 mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. The series regulars, which will include the speedway’s 2008 Victory Lap Late Model Champion and current Bandits point leader Walker Arthur of Forest, VA, will have a tough road ahead of them as they will have to contend with a strong local contingent of VMS locals led by Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD, rookie Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA, Scott Adams of Chester, VA, Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA, Tom Cohick of Gloucester, VA and Ben Bowie of Brandywine, MD. Also expected to be on hand are 2007 Victory Lap Late Model Champion Jared Powell, along with former VMS regulars Sommey Lacey and David Williams. All three have visited victory lane....

Rain Forces Postponement of Steel Block Bandits Sanctioned Firecracker 30 Till Next Saturday July 17th

Jamaica, VA – All indications were that the first ever visit by the Steel Block Bandits to the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA was going to be a home run. Over the last two weeks officials from the Bandits and Virginia Motor Speedway were hearing from a multitude of competitors that had everyone expecting 40 plus cars for the series first event at the facility. It will have to wait another week as Mother Nature had other ideas with rains soaking the grounds and with more severe storms looming officials at VMS were forced to postpone the $2000 to win Revere Gas Firecracker 30 presented by Aaron’s to next Saturday July 17th. “This event was picking up a lot of steam with both competitors and fans, we were very excited about possibilities of the first ever visit to our facility by the Steel Block Bandits, but with the rain and the forecast for more severe storms on the way we are forced to reschedule the event for next Saturday July 17th and we hope that we will still see a record car count for the Steel Block Bandits first event next weekend,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer....

Admission Prices Reduced For Steel Block Bandits $2000 to Win Firecracker 30 on Saturday July 10th

Jamaica, VA – Officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway have decided to reduce admission prices for the upcoming Steel Block Bandits event scheduled for Saturday July 10th. Adult admission will now be $12 with senior and military admission reduced to $10 and students 7 to 17 now $6. “We are very aware of how the economy has affected our fans, by reducing the admission we hope that more race fans get to take in the first ever appearance of the Steel Block Bandits to our facility not to mention the huge fireworks display that will also highlight the nights activities,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Saturday July 10th will be the inaugural visit by the Steel Block Bandits touring series to the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA as they compete in the $2000 to win Firecracker 30. Some of the region’s top late model talent will be on hand for the Series first visit. The series regulars will have a tough road ahead of them as they will have to contend with a strong local contingent led by Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD, rookie Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA, Scott Adams of Chester, VA, Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA, Tom Cohick of Gloucester, VA and Ben Bowie of Brandywine, MD....

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