Virginia Motor Speedway to host Armed Forces Appreciation Night Saturday May 28th

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to action Saturday May 28th and will host Armed Forces Appreciation Night featuring four divisions of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The night will honor those that serve or have served our country and their dependents. All active, retired, Guard or Reserve personnel and their dependents will be admitted for $5 with proper military I.D. The savings at the front gate for our military will not end there as the speedway will continue to honor the $5 price for all military active or retired the remainder of the season. “Our military personnel are near and dear to our hearts, we truly appreciate their sacrifice and want to honor them and give back to them in some way,” commented Track Owner Bill Sawyer. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifies and the Collision One Limited Stock divisions. Come experience the raw, pure excitement that is dirt racing! Competitor gates for Saturday, May 28th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 28th: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); and the Collision One Limited Stocks (20 Laps). All 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. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2011 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

Mother Nature forces cancellation of Racing Activities for Saturday May 14th

Jamaica, VA – Heavy rains overnight and during the morning hours have forced officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel NAPA of Saluda Night featuring week three of Virginia Army National Guard Series action for Saturday May 14, 2011. “We are tremendously disappointed that Mother Nature has forced us to cancel an event this early in the season. But with the amount of rain we received last night, the threat of more severe weather and with the price of gas we feel it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel tonight’s racing program,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer. NAPA of Saluda Night has been rescheduled for June 11th. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will take the weekend of May 21st off and return to racing Saturday May 28th with week four of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, May 28th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Adult admission is just $10, Seniors (60+) $8, Military $5, Students 13 –17 yrs old $7, Children 7 – 12 yrs old $4 and Children 6 and under free. The speedway also offers a “Family Pack” of two adults and two children 12 and under for only $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. Don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

Fast Five Qualifying Concept To Be Implemented This Saturday May 14th

Jamaica, VA – The “Fast Five” is currently a huge hit on the big screen, now dirt fans can see the next evolution of the “Fast Five” each week at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. With qualifying points at a premium in the chase for each division’s Championship, officials at Bill Sawyer Virginia Motor Speedway will implement a new Hot Lap Qualifying procedure this Saturday that will pair the top five in each division’s points to run their hot lap qualifying session together. The session the “Fast Five” will run will rotate each week to give all competitors a chance at the best surface. “Qualifying points are so important right now and this will give the top five in points the chance to qualify together so no one has an advantage. This will put more importance on being in the top five in each division,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to action Saturday May 14th and will host NAPA of Saluda Night featuring four divisions of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifies and the Collision One Limited Stock divisions. Come experience the raw, pure excitement that is dirt racing! Competitor gates for Saturday, May 14th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. 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. Don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

Four Divisions of Action This Saturday May 14th

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to action Saturday May 14th and will host week three of Virginia National Guard Dirt Series action presented by NAPA of Saluda Night featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifies and the Collision One Limited Stock divisions. NAPA of Saluda will have a ton of giveaways so get here early to sign up. Come experience the raw, pure excitement that is dirt racing! Competitor gates for Saturday, May 14th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Features will start at 8pm. 16″ coolers are welcomed but please no glass. You can bring the golden beverage as we do not sell it here at the speedway. We have great concessions at family friendly prices but you can bring your own if you like. We offer plenty of well lit, free parking and campers can camp for free (must be self contained – no hookups). Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. 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. Don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

Gallery Updated With Photos From This Past Weekend’s Events

Jamaica, VA – The gallery has been updated with photos from this past weekend’s Mom’s Night at the Races festivities. If you are looking for copies of prints call our track photographer Al Goulder at (804) 586-2208....

Strong Performance by Scott Adams Nets Victory Lap Late Model win; Maxey, Jamerson and W. Givens Also Victorious

Strong Performance by Scott Adams Nets Victory Lap Late Model win; Maxey, Jamerson and W. Givens Also Victorious

Jamaica, VA – On Mom’s Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway defending Victory Lap Late Model champion Scott Adams of Chester, VA made sure he gave mom an early Mother’s Day present. Adams made a bold move on Tom Cohick of Gloucester, VA in turn 2 to take over the lead. Adams would be followed by week one winner Derick Quade and Davis Lipscombe as the trio began to pull away from the battle for fourth. Both Quade’s and Lipscombe’s night would come to an early end with mechanical failures. With Adams in complete control the action behind him was fierce as Matt Morgan, Matt Marshall, Tim Shelton and David Williams all swapped position over the final 20 laps. Nothing was going to keep Adams from victory lane, not even a broken left rear shock mount that broke with 15 laps to go. With the left rear just about dragging the track Adams powered his way to his first win of 2011. “I have to thank my dad and Bubba Hubbard for giving me such a great car, I’m just the guy that gets to drive it. This one is for my mom,” commented Adams in victory lane. Following Adams to the checkers were Matt Marshall, eleventh starting David Williams, Matt Morgan and rookie Kenny Moreland. In other action Brain Maxey of King George, VA took home his second win in a row as he made a bold three wide move on lap 8 to take over the lead. Leader Dan Arnold was working lapped traffic with page Harrison and Maxey in tow. As they raced out of turn 2 Arnold got stuck behind a lapped car while Harrison and Maxey worked to his inside. Maxey would take the lead and onec out front began to pull away from the field. With the laps winding down Arnold reeled in Maxey but could never get close enough to mount a serious challenge as Maxey would go on to take the win followed by Arnold, Bret Hamilton, Page Harrison and Brandon Galloway. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature the race for the lead was a five man battle until the very end. Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA would take the lead on the first circuit but would have to hold off several strong challenges by Taylor Doggett, Todd Traylor and Tony Wood. Jamerson would prevail as Wood and Doggett raced side by side for the final lap in a battle for second that Doggett won at the line. The rest of the top five went to Todd Traylor and J.R. Guy. In the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap feature Wesley Givens of Highland Springs, VA took over the lead on lap 8 in a tight battle between six cars at the front of the field. In the end Givens was strong enough to get the victory over Ryan Toole who made a last lap dash from third for the lead to finish just .361 seconds in second. Ricky Douglas, Brett Adkins and James Givens rounded out the top five. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to action Saturday May 14th and will host NAPA of Saluda Night featuring four divisions of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifies and the Collision One Limited Stock divisions. Come experience the raw, pure excitement that is dirt racing! Competitor gates for Saturday, May 14th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. 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. Don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR MOM’S NIGHT AT THE RACES, SATURDAY MAY 7, 2011: VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 35 LAP FEATURE (16 Entries): A Main:1. Scott Adams (Chester, VA), 2. Matt Marshall (Stuarts Draft, VA), 3. David Williams (Avenue, MD), 4. Matt Morgan (Hughesville, MD), 5. Kenny Moreland (Waldorf, MD), 6. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 7. John Staton (Norfolk, VA), 8. Brandon Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 9. Andy Gregg (Portsmouth, VA), 10. Alan Anderson (Norfolk, VA), 11. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 12. Tom Cohick (Gloucester, VA), 13. Derick Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 14. David Puckett (King George, VA), 15. Brad Rigdon (Chesapeake, VA), DNS: Stevie Long (Mechanicsville, MD), FAST TIME: Scott Adams – 19.180 seconds, 93.848mph TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 25 LAP FEATURE (15 Entries): A Main:1. Roger Jamerson (Glen Allen, VA), 2. Taylor Doggett (Ruther Glen, VA), 3. Tony Wood (New Kent, VA), 4. Todd Traylor (King William, VA), 5. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 6. Roy Skaggs (Highland Springs, VA), 7. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 8. Bubba Holloway (Qiunton, VA), 9. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA), 10. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 11. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), 12. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 13. Wayne Carroll (Fredericksburg, VA), 14. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 15. Michael Roop (Stafford, VA), FAST TIME: Todd Traylor – 21.484 seconds, 83.783mph BUDWESIER MODIFIED 25 LAP FEATURE (21 Entries): A Main:1. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 2. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 3. Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), 4. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 5. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 6. John Ferguson (Gloucester, VA), 7. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 8. Curtis Barricks (Chesterfield, VA), 9. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 10. Kelly Samuels (Chester, VA), 11. David Kendall (Petersburg, VA), 12. Dave Savage (Mattaponi, VA), 13. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 14. Francis Jarrelle III (Powhatan, VA), 15. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 16. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 17. James Jessee (Spotsylvania, VA), 18. David Parker (Midlothian, VA), 19. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 20. Jacob Buie (Rockville, VA), DNS: Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), FAST TIME: Brian Maxey – 21.172 seconds, 85.018mph LIMITED STOCK CAR 20 LAP FEATURE (16 Entries): A Main:1. Wesley Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 2. Ryan Toole (Richmond, VA), 3. Ricky Douglas (Unionville, VA), 4. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 5. James Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 6. Brandon Coates (Tappahannock, VA), 7. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 8. Thomas Rose (Gloucester, VA), 9. Marty Coltrain (Richmond, VA), 10. Raymond Harper (Gloucester, VA), 11. Brandon Sandridge (New Kent, VA), 12. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 13. Ryan Hutchens (Toano, VA), 14. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 15. Bryan Barkley (Hayes, VA), DQ: Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA) FAST TIME: Ryan Toole – 23.654 seconds, 76.097mph...

Special Mom’s Night and Four Divisions of Action Scheduled for Saturday May 7th

Jamaica, VA – Mother’s, they have the toughest job on earth, shouldn’t they be treated with a special night? We think so! This Saturday night May 7th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host a special Mom’s Night Out with all moms and grandmas getting in free. Treat mom to a night of great racing and while you’re at it take the money you saved on a ticket and buy mom dinner. You know we do serve up an awesome bologna burger....

Derrick Quade Picks Up First Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Maxey, Traylor and Toole also pick up wins

Derrick Quade Picks Up First Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Maxey, Traylor and Toole also pick up wins

Jamaica, VA – It looked like having the lead in the Victory Lap Late Model 35 lap feature at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway spelled disaster for anyone that had lead. David Williams, Davis Lipscombe and Matt Marshall all held the lead only to have mechanical issues. But once Derick Quade took over the lead on lap 28 he wasn’t going to let anything take away a shot at victory. The six place starting Quade had worked extremely hard to get to the front and was pressuring marshall for the lead when Marshall spun in front of him on lap 28. The victory wouldn’t come easy as he had to hold off the track’s defending champion Scott Adams of Chester, VA in the waning laps to take his victory at Virginia Motor Speedway....

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....

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