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....

Gallery Updated with Photos from this weekend’s Chandler Chevrolet Night!

Jamaica, VA – The gallery has been updated with photos from this past Saturday’s chandler Chevrolet Night. Anyone wanting copies of the photos should call our track photographer Al Goulder at (804) 586-2208 or email him at agoulder@verizon.net....

Tom Cohick takes home hardware in Victory Lap Late Models; Doggett, Maxey and Enders also visit victory lane

Jamaica, VA – The string of bad luck finally came to an end for “The Faster Pastor” Tom Cohick of Gloucester, VA as he picked up his first win of the 2010 season in the Victory Lap Late Model division at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Although he led 34 of the 35 laps the win didn’t come easy for Cohick as he had to fend off the advances by both Ben Bowie and Scott Adams during the 35 lap affair. Cohick and Bowie would lead the field to green with Cohick taking command from the outside to pace the first lap. Bowie would take several shots at Cohick for the lead but had to go on the defense as Davis Lipscombe and Adams began to put on the pressure for the second spot. On lap 14 point leader Stevie Long, who went into the night leading the points, came to a stop in turn 4 with a flat tire. In the restart Adams began to look for a way around Cohick using every inch of the track in the process. On lap 21 Adams would power around the outside of Cohick in turn 4 and take the lead at the line. It would be short lived as Cohick would regain the top spot on the next circuit when Adams jumped the cushion in turn 4. Over the remaining 12 laps Cohick would keep a two car length advantage over Adams in second as Tim Shelton and Bowie battle for third. Cohick would go on to take the win with Adams close behind in second and Bowie taking third from Shelton coming to the checkers. “We have been working really hard to get this win this year, we finally got the monkey off our back,” commented a very excited Cohick in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Scott Adams, Ben Bowie, Tim Shelton and Joey Bounds. In other action Brian Maxey of King George, VA nipped Dan Arnold of Petersburg, VA at the line by .060 seconds to pick up his second Budweiser Modified victory. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Taylor Dogget of Ruther Glen, VA picked up his career first victory and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars it was Joe Enders of Glen Allen, VA picking up his career first victory....

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