After Week Long Rain Speedway Suffers First Rainout of Season

After Week Long Rain Speedway Suffers First Rainout of Season

Jamaica, VA – After five days of torrential rains soaking the grounds at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway officials have canceled racing for Saturday June 6th. It is the first rainout of the season. “The week long rain has flooded the grounds and made it impossible to get the track and parking areas into an acceptable safe condition for tomorrow’s events so we unfortunately have to cancel tomorrow’s event”, commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer. The speedway will take next week off and then move over to the mud bog facility to host the first of two big Mud Bog events for the 2015 season. Saturday June 20th The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosts the 8th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Mayhem presented by James River Equipment. Additional sponsorship provided by Aaron’s, Atkins Propane and Petroleum, Kalbones Speedshop and Offroad, Collision One and Truckin Thunder. There will be seven classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from Super Stock to Unlimited with cash payouts in all classes. Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds. Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A (Small tire), B (Big Tire), Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified A, Pro Modified B and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for all classes ends at 11:30pm. Rules for each class are now available at the speedway’s website www.thepitatvms.com. Admission for Mud Mayhem is Adults – $15, Children 13 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 12 and under FREE with a paying adult. 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 2015 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....

SPEEDWAY BACK IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY JUNE 6

SPEEDWAY BACK IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY JUNE 6

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this coming Saturday June 6th to host week five of the 2015 VMS Dirt Series season featuring the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. Heading into week five of the VMS Dirt Series the point battles continue to be tight. In the Victory Lap Late Models defending champion Justin Williams of Concord, VA holds a 6 point lead over David Williams of Mechanicsville, MD. The top six are all within 22 points. In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA has an eighteen point advantage over Mark Parks of Lynchburg, VA. In four races Bare has scored three wins. After a DNF this week by point leader Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD his lead over Brian Maxey of King George, VA is now down to 3 points. The rest of the top 5 only sit 31 points back of. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Chad Beahr of Mechanicsville, VA continues atop the points with a 22 point advantage over Tommy Upshaw of King William, VA. In the Collision One Limited Stock Car division Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA continues to hold on to the top spot with a 4 point advantage over Chad Champion of Beaverdam, VA. Competitor gates for Saturday June 6th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (20 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for 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. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete 2015 season schedule, 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....

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: S.T.A.R. KIDS NIGHT SAT. MAY 30TH

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: S.T.A.R. KIDS NIGHT SAT. MAY 30TH

Jamaica, VA — The speedway will host S.T.A.R. Kids Night tonight. Competitor gates for Saturday May 30th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Features start at 8pm. Admission: Adults – $12; Seniors (60+) – $10; Military (active/retired) $8; Students (11-17) – $6 and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes (regardless of age) are $20. Divisions running tonight: Victory Lap Late Models (30 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps) and Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). All divisions will run hot lap qualifying and features. Coolers are allowed (16″ or smaller), no glass allowed. Plenty of well lit, free parking. Camping is allowed (no hookups) must be self contained. For race day info call (804) 758-1867....

FAST FACTS: 38TH ANNUAL TIREX USA 100 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FAST FACTS: 38TH ANNUAL TIREX USA 100 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Jamaica, VA — The speedway will host the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series in a $10,000 to win 50 lap feature. Format will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, B-Main(s) and feature. Joining the Ultimate Supers will be the FASTRAK Pro Late Models for a $3000 to win, 40 lap FASTRAK National Tour event. Format will be practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and feature. Schedule of Events: Competitor gates for Saturday May 16th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6pm with hot laps. Everything else will follow. Admission: Adults – $20; Seniors (60+) – $18; Military (active/retired) $15; Students (11-17) – $10 and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes (regardless of age) are $30. Divisions running tonight: Ultimate Super Late Models (50 lap feature) and FASTRAK Pro Late Models (40 lap feature). Coolers are allowed (16″ or smaller), no glass allowed. We DO NOT sell alcohol but you can bring it and you can bring your own food as well. We do offer great concessions at reasonable prices. Plenty of well lit, free parking. Camping is allowed (no hookups) must be self contained. For race day info call (804) 758-1867....

Speedway to host the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 This Saturday May 16th

Speedway to host the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 This Saturday May 16th

Jamaica, VA – Will there be a repeat winner this year in the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway? This Saturday May 16th we will find out when the stars and cars of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series return to battle for the $10,000 top prize. In the nine year history of the event has being held at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA there has yet to be a repeat winner; a testament to the competition in the region and how hard it is to win at Virginia Motor Speedway. The excitement level is building among officials and fans alike as everyone anticipates a stellar field and race once again, especially after the fantastic show that the series competitors put on during the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth held on April 11th. The list of previous Champions for this race is a list of “Who’s Who” in dirt late model racing. Fans can expect to see the best drivers on the East Coast competing for the top prize. Defending Ultimate Super Late Model Series Champion Dennis Franklin, Two-time Series Champion and current point leader Casey Roberts, Dustin Mitchell, Jeff Smith and the rest of the tour regulars will have their hands full with regional stars like defending TireX USA 100 Champion Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee, Ricky Elliott, Walker Arthur, Dan Stone and Jamie Lathroum. Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro Late Models. The pairing offered up late model fans an outstanding night of racing during the April 11th Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth and is sure to be just as exciting come Saturday May 16th. This year’s format for the TireX USA 100 will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 50 lap $10,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature. Competitor gates for Saturday May 16th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 16th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); FASTRAK Pro Late Model National Tour (40 Laps). Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 – 17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes (regardless of age) will be $30. All tickets will be sold day of event. 16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis. 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 2014 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....

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