SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO RACING ON SATURDAY, JULY 23

SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO RACING ON SATURDAY, JULY 23

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing Saturday, July 23rd, and host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side-by-side action. On Saturday, July 23rd, competitor gates will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 PM for hot laps. Features will start at 7 PM. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday will be the Victory Pro Late Models (30 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. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) / military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $10, students 13 – 17 years old $8 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. Bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing the call of all the action on the track by tuning into 95.5 FM on your radio dial. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½-mile dirt oval track 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....

MOTHER NATURE WINS AGAIN; SPEEDWAY CANCELS RACING FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9

MOTHER NATURE WINS AGAIN; SPEEDWAY CANCELS RACING FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9

Jamaica, VA – With the high chance of rain and thunderstorms on Saturday, July 9, speedway management has decided to cancel racing activities for Saturday, July 9. “We hate having to cancel any event, but with the weather services calling for 80 – 99% chance of rain, we feel it best to go ahead and cancel racing for Saturday, July 9,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. “With the continued high gas prices, we just can’t put our fans and competitors in a position to spend money unnecessarily.” The Speedway will return to racing Saturday, July 23, to host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 23, will open at 3 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 pm with hot laps, and features will start at 7 pm....

RACE DAY SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, JUNE 25

RACE DAY SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Jamaica, VA – The speedway hosts week 4 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing on Saturday, June 25 featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stocks in exciting dirt track racing. Here is all the info you will need to know to have a great time! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 3 PM – Competitor’s gates open 5:15 Pm – Driver’s meeting at the Tire Shed 5:45 PM – Hot Laps / Hot Lap Qualifying starts. 6:50 PM – Opening ceremonies 7 PM – Feature races start ADMISSION (All seats are general admission) Adults – $12 Senior (60+) / Military (Active or Retired) – $10 Students (13-17) – $8 Children 12 & under free Pit Passes (Regardless of Age) – $25 and get you a seat in the grandstands AMENITIES Plenty of FREE, well-lit parking Great concessions, with family-friendly pricing (CASH ONLY) FREE camping (no hookups) The top ten (10) rows of the aluminum grandstands have backs Handicapped seating with companion seating DIVISIONS RACING Truckin Thunder Sportsman – 25 Lap Feature Budweiser Modified – 25 Lap Feature Victory Lap Pro Late Model – 30 Lap Feature Collision One Limited Stock Car – 20 Lap Feature...

Speedway to Host Week 4 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing Saturday, June 25th

Speedway to Host Week 4 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing Saturday, June 25th

Jamaica, VA –Mother Nature hasn’t been our friend over the last month and a half. Still, Virginia Motor Speedway will persevere and return to racing Saturday, June 25th, and host week 4 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side-by-side action. On Saturday, June 25th, competitor gates will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 PM for hot laps. Features will start at 7 PM. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday will be the Victory Pro Late Models (30 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. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) / military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $10, students 13 – 17 years old $8 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. Bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing the call of all the action on the track by tuning into 95.5 FM on your radio dial....

Speedway to Host Truckin Thunder Championship Night Saturday, September 4th

Speedway to Host Truckin Thunder Championship Night Saturday, September 4th

Jamaica, VA – After several rainouts Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to return to Saturday, September 4th, and host Truckin Thunder Championship Night and week 11 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. The track will crown champions in all four of the speedway’s Dirt Series Championship divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side-by-side racing that will decide who gets crowned champion. Competitor gates for Saturday, September 4th, will open at 3 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 6 pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday, September 4: 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. 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 $25. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track 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....

Hoosier’s National Tire Shortage Forces Cancellation of This Weekend’s Prelude to the World Championship

Hoosier’s National Tire Shortage Forces Cancellation of This Weekend’s Prelude to the World Championship

Jamaica, Virginia – The current Hoosier tire shortage has forced officials at Virginia Motor Speedway and FASTRAK Racing to cancel this weekend’s Prelude to the World Championship event. After exhausting all avenues available to get enough FT200 and FT400 compounds to cover the number of cars expected to contend for the $3000 top prize, the difficult decision was to cancel the event for 2021. “We have been in conversations with Hoosier Tire for several weeks now about the number of tires available as it is not only affecting this FASTRAK tour event but also our weekly racing,” commented Virginia Motor owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “unfortunately, there are just not enough tires available for not only the Pro Late Models but also for two of our weekly divisions; there is just no way to get the tires manufactured in time for the event.” This cancellation comes on the heels of the track’s 45th annual USA 100 falling to rain. The cancellation will also affect the three weekly divisions scheduled to compete as support divisions to the FASTRAK Touring Series. “I support Bill and Virginia Motor Speedway’s decisions on this,” commented FASTRAK Racing Owner/Founder Stan Lester. “No different than our Charlotte event when we had to cancel it. That difficult decision made sure that our weekly tracks had tires. Even though many of our tour events have been canceled, it’s the responsibility of the series to ensure that our weekly tracks can race first, then the tour afterward. Hopefully, this move will ensure we have plenty of tires for the World Championship,” added Lester. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track 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 HUGE NIGHT OF WEEKLY RACING THIS SATURDAY, JULY 31

SPEEDWAY TO HOST HUGE NIGHT OF WEEKLY RACING THIS SATURDAY, JULY 31

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday, July 31st, and host week 9 of the Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season. The night will feature all four of the speedway’s Dirt Series Championship weekly divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side-by-side racing! After a storm washed out three of the scheduled features on July 17th, the speedway will make up those features before going into week 9 action. So you get twice the racing for one low price. The three divisions that will make up their features are the Victory Lap Pro Late Models. Budweiser Modifieds, and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars. You do not want to miss a minute of the action. Spectator gates open at 5 pm, with hot laps beginning at 6 pm and features starting at 7:30 pm. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 31st will open at 3 pm, and spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 6 pm for hot laps, and features will start at 7:30 pm. Saturday, July 17th make up features: Victory Pro Late Models (30 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). Saturday, July 31st features: Victory Pro Late Models (30 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. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes, regardless of age, are $25. Tickets can be purchased online or in person. To enhance the fan’s 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. About Virginia Motor Speedway: Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track 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 Hampton Roads....

Davis Lipscombe REMAINS UNBEATEN IN Sportsman ACTION; Mother Nature Wins the Rest

Davis Lipscombe REMAINS UNBEATEN IN Sportsman ACTION; Mother Nature Wins the Rest

Jamaica, VA – It took seven laps for Truckin thunder Sportsman point leader Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA to get to the front and once out front went on to score his fifth win of the season. Once the checkered flag flew Mother Nature stepped in with a huge storm that caused the rest of the night to be canceled. Davis Lipscombe once again had to start eighth due to the tracks two win rule, but that only slowed him for the first seven laps. On lap 4 Lipscombe and Joshua Burnham would trade paint sending Burnham for a spin and to the rear. Two laps later Lipscombe got by leader Matt Ashworth out of run 4. Once out front lipscombe would cruise to the victory. Rouding out the top five were Tyler Shipp, Joshua Burnham, Steve Causey, and Matt Ashworth. The speedway will take Satruday, July 24th off and return to racing Saturday, July 31, and host week 9 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 31, will open at 3 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 6 pm with hot laps. Features will start at 7:30 pm. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track 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 Hampton Roads. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule of Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2021 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get 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 SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2021: Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 71-Davis Lipscombe[8]; 2. 25-Tyler Shipp[3]; 3. 17NC-Joshua Burnham[2]; 4. 9-Steve Causey[4]; 5. 10-Matt Ashworth[1]; 6. 92-Kacey Gordon[6]; 7. 22-Michael Hayes[10]; 8. 76-John Morgan[12]; 9. 01-Tommy Upshaw[7]; 10. 43H-Holley Weiss[9]; 11. 00-David Lane[13]; 12. 92S-Todd Meredith[11]; 13. 04-Jacob Carr[14]; 14. 16-Brett Adkins[5]; 15. (DNS) 57-Robert Miller Truckin Thunder Sportsman Fast Qualifier: Davis Lipscombe – 21.200 seconds Victory Lap Pro Late Models Fast Qualifier: Jeremy Pilkerton – 19.607 seconds Budweiser Modifieds Fast Qualifier: Chase Butler – 20.866 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Car Fast Qualifier: Brian Maxey – 22.725 seconds...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – JUNE 5

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – JUNE 5

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will host week 4 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday, June 5, 2021. The night’s activities will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side-by-side racing action. Competitor gates open – 3 PM Spectator gates open – 5 PM Drivers Meeting – 5:45 PM Hot Laps / Hot Lap Qualifying – 6:30 PM Features – 8 PM Admission (tickets can be purchased online by clicking this link 👉🏻 https://bit.ly/VMS_Weekly on in person at the gate) Adults $12, Senior (60+) $10, military $8, students (13-17) $6, children 12 and under FREE, and Pit Passes (regardless of age) $25. 16″ coolers are welcomed, no glass containers allowed. FREE well-lit parking. FREE Camping – Must be self-contained / no hook-ups. Great concessions at family-friendly prices....

Speedway Releases 2021 Marquee Event Dates

Speedway Releases 2021 Marquee Event Dates

Jamaica, VA – After a year where the COVID-19 pandemic canceled racing activities for Virginia Motor Speedway, officials are excited to release the dates for the speedway’s 2021 marquee events. Fans are sure to want to mark their calendars for what will be another stellar year for special events at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. The season’s first marquee event will be held Thursday, April 15th, with the return of 410 sprint cars for a $15,000 to win, $1500 to start event. Thursday Night Thunder will once again feature the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series in action. The UMP Modified division will also be the support class for this must-see event. On Saturday, May 15th, the always exciting Ultimate Super Late Model Series will return for the $20,000 to win Virginia is for Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth and a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. August 7th, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series stars and cars will return for Ernie Shelton’s 45th Annual USA 100 and pay $20,000 to win. There will also be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. The FASTRAK Touring Series competitors will get one more chance to get dialed in for the $25,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship on Saturday, August 21st, with the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship. The event will mark the third $3000 to win event of the season for the Pro Late Model division. With the success of the 2019 FASTRAK World Championship, track owner Bill Sawyer announced that the event would once again make history and pay a whopping $25,000 to win Friday and Saturday, September 17-18, 2021. With 113 of the country’s best Pro Late Models in attendance for the 2019 edition, everyone is excited to see what 2021 has to offer. The UMP Modified division will be the support division once again. “We are thrilled to be returning to Virginia Motor Speedway for four great race events in 2021. We certainly appreciate everything the Sawyer family and the entire VMS staff do to put on these events as they are no small undertaking. We look forward to the King of the Commonwealth, USA 100, Prelude to the World Championship and the 2021 FASTRAK World Championship at this remarkable facility,” commented FASTRAK International Executive Vice-President DJ Irvine. The fun doesn’t stop there as the speedway will once again host two of the region’s best mud bogs on May 1st and October 2nd. Speed51.com will be the broadcast partner for the speedway 2021 season and will be broadcasting both weekly and marque events on Speed51.tv. Speed51 will also air the FASTRAK World Championship on the MAVtv Motorsports Network on a taped delay basis and a time to be determined later in the year. Look for the complete 2021 schedule to be released in the next few weeks. Fans can visit www.vamotorspeedway.com for more info on the speedway’s 52nd season of racing. 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 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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