Brandon Overton Holds off Rick Eckert by .119 second to Score $20,000 USA 100 Victory; Carson Ferguson Scores $3000 FASTRAK Win

Brandon Overton Holds off Rick Eckert by .119 second to Score $20,000 USA 100 Victory; Carson Ferguson Scores $3000 FASTRAK Win

Jamaica, VA – In the closest finish in Ultimate Super Late Model Series history Brandon Overton of Evans, GA held off Rick Eckert of York, PA by .119 seconds to score the $20,000 win in the 43rd annual USA at Virginia Motor Speedway. Overton would take the lead on lap 21 and looked to have the race in hand that is until lap 56 when Eckert began to pressure Overton for the lead. On the final lap Eckert worked under Overton in turn 3, the two raced side by side back to the finish line with Overton holding off Eckert for the win. “I was just holding on there the last couple of laps, I guess Billy (Vacek) was riding with us tonight; I wanted to win the other night at Fayetteville but I will take this $20,000 over that $10,000 any day,” commented a very emotional Brandon Overton in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rick Eckert, Ross Bailes, Zack Mitchell, and Chris Ferguson rounded out the top five. In other action Carson Ferguson of Charlotte, NC was at the right place at the right time, taking the lead when race leader Layton Sullivan blew a right rear tire coming out of turn 4 heading to the checkers to score the $3000 victory in a caution-filled FASTRAK Racing Touring Series 40 lap feature. It was Ferguson’s third touring series win in a row. Rounding out the top five were Trevor Feathers, Layton Sullivan, Corey Almond and Ryan Adams. Ross Bailes and Michael Brown led the 30 car field to green with Brown taking the lead out of turn 2 followed by Chris Ferguson. Bailes would take second back on the next circuit. By lap 5 brown had worked to a two-car length advantage. The races first caution would fall on lap 7 for a stopped Corey Gordon in turn 4. On the restart, Bailes rocketed around Brown in turn 1 and 2 to take over the top spot. On lap 9 Brandon Overton went to second with an inside pass of Brown in turn 2. By Lap 16 Overton was within a car length of Bailes as they approached lapped traffic. On lap 18 Overton was on the back of Bailes as they began to enter the lapped traffic. On lap 20 Overton made his move, getting to the inside of Bailes out of turn 2. They raced side by side until turn 4 where Overton took over the lead. Eric Erwin would bring out the caution on lap 21 as he slowed in turn 4. On the restart Overton jumped out to a quick two-car length lead while Rick Eckert went from fifth to third in two corners, getting by Chris Ferguson and Brown. By lap 30 Overton was back in lapped traffic allowing Bailes and Eckert to close. Just as it looked like things were going to get interesting Trevor Feathers brought out the third caution of the race when his car slowed going down the backstretch. On the lap 32 restart, Overton once again jumped to a three car length advantage over Bailes and Eckert. On lap 36 Casey Roberts, who had made a run from twenty-eighth to tenth, slowed on the front stretch with mechanical issues. On the lap 36 restart Overton once again got a great jump on the field as Ferguson took back third from Eckert. ON lap 42 the best battle on the track was the one for third between Ferguson, Eckert and fourteenth starting Zack Mitchell. By lap 48 Eckert had taken third and Mitchell fourth. On lap 48 the races fifth caution would fall for Jamie Lathroum who came to pit road for a flat right rear tire. On lap 49 Bailes got inside Overton coming out of turn 4, Overton would hold at the line. On the next circuit, things got really interesting as Overton, Bailes, Overton and Mitchell were all battling for the lead. On lap 53 Eckert would dive under Bailes going down the backstretch. On lap 54 caution would fall for a stopped Jeff Smith in turn 4. On the races final green Overton and Eckert would jump out to a two car length on the rest of the field. On lap 56 Eckert worked his way inside Overton in turn 4 and then again in turn 2. On the final lap Overton led Eckert into turn 2 and down the backstretch. As the barreled into turn 3 Eckert got inside Overton, as they raced off turn 4 they raced side by side to the line with Overton holding off Eckert by .119 seconds for the victory. Heat race winners – Ross Bailes, Michael Brown, Chris Ferguson and Daulton Wilson. In the FASTRAK Touring Series, 40 lap feature Jensen Ford and Justin Williams led the 29 car field to green. The two raced side by side back to the line with Ford take the lead by inches at the line. In turn 1 Ford would get by to put some distance between himself and Williams. Ford would pace the field until lap 19 when Ford slowed coming out of turn 2 bringing out the caution. On the restart, Williams got a good jump on the field with Logan Roberson and Trevor Feathers in tow. A big crash involving seven cars on lap 26 would bring out a red flag for clean-up. It took five times to get the race restarted on lap 25 but once it did Williams began to pull away. On lap 34 Williams’ night came to an end when he blew a right rear tire sending him to the infield. That started the beginning of flat right rear tires going flat. First Trevor Feathers just after taking over the lead on the caution on lap 35, then Kyle Lear amongst others. Layton Sullivan would lead the field to green for the final time and looked to have his first career win only to blow a right rear tire coming out of turn 4 to the checkers, which allowed Carson Ferguson to take the $3000 victory over Trevor Feathers, Layton Sullivan, Corey Almond and Ryan Adams rounding out the top five. The Speedway will take the weekend of June 22 off and return to racing Saturday, June 29th and host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. Admission price for adults is only $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. Competitor gates for Saturday, June 29th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. 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 2017 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. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR 43rd ANNUAL USA 100 – SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2019: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL USA 100 FEATURE (60 Laps): 1. 2C-Brandon Overton, [5]; 2. 0R-Rick Eckert, [10]; 3. 87-Ross Bailes, [1]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell, [14]; 5. 22-Chris Ferguson, [3]; 6. 16-Ben Watkins, [18]; 7. 55-Benji Hicks, [6]; 8. 22G-Gregg Satterlee, [23]; 9. 79-Michael Brown, [2]; 10. 8-Jacob Hawkins, [29]; 11. 2T-Kyle Lee, [8]; 12. 72-Jason Covert, [21]; 13. 45-Jamie Lathroum, [26]; 14. 0-Dale Hollidge, [17]; 15. 00-Jeff Smith, [20]; 16. 2-Dennis Franklin, [13]; 17. 7-Darryl Hills, [27]; 18. 421-Anthony Sanders, [16]; 19. 43A-Tyler Bare, [12]; 20. 5-Corey Gordon, [19]; 21. (DNF) 18D-Daulton Wilson, [4]; 22. (DNF) 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [11]; 23. (DNF) 101-Casey Roberts, [28]; 24. (DNF) 19-Greg Roberson, [22]; 25. (DNF) 20-Trevor Feathers, [7]; 26. (DNF) 11-Austin Hubbard, [15]; 27. (DNF) 22E-Russell Erwin, [9]; 28. (DNF) 42-Doug Sanders, [30]; 29. (DNF) 6-Chris Blackwell, [24]; 30. (DNF) D89-Dustin Mitchell, [25] Heat 1 (10 laps) 1. 87-Ross Bailes, [1]; 2. 2C-Brandon Overton, [6]; 3. 22E-Russell Erwin, [3]; 4. 2-Dennis Franklin, [4]; 5. 0-Dale Hollidge, [7]; 6. 72-Jason Covert, [8]; 7. D89-Dustin Mitchell, [5]; 8. 8-Jacob Hawkins, [2] Heat 2 (10 laps) 1. 79-Michael Brown, [1]; 2. 55-Benji Hicks, [2]; 3. 0R-Rick Eckert, [4]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell, [5]; 5. 16-Ben Watkins, [3]; 6. 19-Greg Roberson, [7]; 7. 45-Jamie Lathroum, [6]; 8. 42-Doug Sanders, [8] Heat 3 (10 laps) 1. 22-Chris Ferguson, [2]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [1]; 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [3]; 4. 11-Austin Hubbard, [6]; 5. 5-Corey Gordon, [4]; 6. 22G-Gregg Satterlee, [5]; 7. 7-Darryl Hills, [7] Heat 4 (10 laps) 1. 18D-Daulton Wilson, [2]; 2. 2T-Kyle Lee, [5]; 3. 43A-Tyler Bare, [4]; 4. 421-Anthony Sanders, [6]; 5. 00-Jeff Smith, [7]; 6. 6-Chris Blackwell, [3]; (DNS) 101-Casey Roberts, Overall Fast Qualifier: Ross Bailes – 17.461 seconds FASTRAK RACING SERIES USA 100 FEATURE (40 laps): 1. 00-Carson Ferguson, [12]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [5]; 3. 08-Layton Sullivan, [8]; 4. 7A-Corey Almond, [3]; 5. 12-Ryan Adams, [19]; 6. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [6]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden, [10]; 8. 41-Brent Bordeaux, [24]; 9. 7R-Cameron Ramsey, [20]; 10. 100-Troy Williams, [18]; 11. 22-Nick Schlager, [27]; 12. 151-Kyle Lear, [9]; 13. 11-Banjo Duke, [7]; 14. 2W-Justin Williams, [2]; 15. 55-Matt Long, [26]; 16. 17R-Logan Roberson, [4]; 17. 92-Nick Davis, [16]; 18. 55D-Jimmy Duncan, [14]; 19. 80-Ray Love Jr, [13]; 20. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [11]; 21. 17-Zach Blackwell, [29]; 22. 38-Nick Love, [22]; 23. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]; 24. 52-Bryan Benton, [23]; 25. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, [25]; 26. 71T-Tyler Hoy, [15]; 27. 71K-Jim Rogers, [21]; 28. 09-Brad Rigdon, [17]; 29. 5J-Darrell Dow, [28] Heat 1 (10 Laps) 1. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [2]; 3. 151-Kyle Lear, [3]; 4. 80-Ray Love Jr, [4]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, [5]; 6. 71K-Jim Rogers, [7]; 7. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, [6] Heat 2 (10 Laps) 1. 2W-Justin Williams, [2]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [3]; 3. 01-Matt Glanden, [4]; 4. 55D-Jimmy Duncan, [7]; 5. 22-Nick Schlager, [6]; 6. 100-Troy Williams, [8]; 7. 38-Nick Love, [5]; 8. 55-Matt Long, [1] Heat 3 (10 Laps) 1. 7A-Corey Almond, [1]; 2. 11-Banjo Duke, [2]; 3. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [3]; 4. 71T-Tyler Hoy, [4]; 5. 12-Ryan Adams, [5]; 6. 52-Bryan Benton, [7]; 7. 17-Zach Blackwell, [6] Heat 4 (10 Laps) 1. 17R-Logan Roberson, [2]; 2. 08-Layton Sullivan, [1]; 3. 00-Carson Ferguson, [3]; 4. 92-Nick Davis, [4]; 5. 7R-Cameron Ramsey, [7]; 6. 41-Brent Bordeaux, [6]; 7. 5J-Darrell Dow, [5]...

Weather Forces Speedway To Cancel Racing Activities for Saturday, June 8

Weather Forces Speedway To Cancel Racing Activities for Saturday, June 8

Jamaica, VA – After much discussion and thought speedway management has made the decision to cancel racing activities for Saturday, June 8th due to large amounts of rain on Friday the 7th and the probability of rain much of the day in Saturday, June 8th. Rainfall amounts of near 2” is expected today with another ½” expected for Saturday. It is the third rain out of the season. “We have a lot of competitors and fans who travel an enormous amount of highway miles to attend our events,” said track owner Bill Sawyer. “We don’t want anyone to have the burden of making a long trip for nothing.” Sawyer added, “we hate to have to cancel tomorrow’s racing but with the amount of rain we are expecting today into tomorrow we felt it best just to make the call.” Next up for the speedway will be the $20,000 to win 43rd Annual USA 100 on Saturday, June 15th. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series competitors will compete in a 60-lap feature for the $20,000 top prize. There will also be a $3000 to win, 40-lap event for the FASTRAK Racing Series presented by Chevrolet Performance competitors. A Sunday, June 16 rain date has been established should it be needed. For more info visit www.vamotorspeedway.com. 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....

Speedway Returns to Racing This Saturday, June 8 to Host Northern Neck Chevrolet Night

Speedway Returns to Racing This Saturday, June 8 to Host Northern Neck Chevrolet Night

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, June 8th and host Northern Neck Chevrolet Night. The night will feature all four of the speedway’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing 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! Heading into week 5 of the Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA holds a 5-point advantage over Justin Williams of Concord, VA in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model points. With the division averaging 26 cars a week, this is the most competitive division at the speedway. In the Budweiser Modified division, there have been three different winners in as many races with defending champion Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA holding a 20-point lead over Lance Grady of Hanover, VA in the race for the championship. The tightest points battle is in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division where Tyler Shipp of Mechanicsville, VA holds a slim 1-point advantage over defending champion Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA. And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division Corey Bradley of Hopewell, VA holds a 3-point advantage over defending champion James Givens of Henrico, VA. With the points so tight and every race more important than the next, this Saturday nights racing should be unbelievably exciting. Competitor gates for Saturday, June 8th, will open at 4 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: 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 $20. 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 Week 3 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday May 25th

Speedway to Host Week 3 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday May 25th

Jamaica, VA – After a very successful mud bog over at The Pit, Virginia Motor Speedway will get back to some exciting dirt track racing and will host week 3 of the Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season this Saturday May 25th and 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. Competitor gates for Saturday May 25th will open at 3pm and spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory 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 13 – 17 years old $6 and children 12 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....

Speedway to Host Week 2 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday May 4th

Speedway to Host Week 2 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday May 4th

Jamaica, VA – After a very successful opening night in the books Virginia Motor Speedway will host week 2 of the Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season this Saturday May 4th and 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. Competitor gates for Saturday May 4th will open at 3pm and spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory 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 13 – 17 years old $6 and children 12 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....

Speedway to Open 50th Anniversary Weekly Racing Season this Saturday April 27th

Speedway to Open 50th Anniversary Weekly Racing Season this Saturday April 27th

Jamaica, VA – This Saturday April 27th Virginia Motor Speedway opens its 50th anniversary Weekly Racing Series season with what may arguably be one of the best field of cars the speedway has had in years. To say the anticipation level for this Saturday is high would be an understatement. 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. Competitor gates for Saturday April 27th will open at 12pm for inspection and registration with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory 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 13 – 17 years old $6 and children 12 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....

Speedway to Host FASTRAK World Championship Friday and Saturday, September 14-15

Speedway to Host FASTRAK World Championship Friday and Saturday, September 14-15

Jamaica, VA – Pro Late Model racing’s richest weekend is almost here. The much anticipated FASTRAK World Championship weekend is set for Friday and Saturday September 14 – 15, 2018 at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA. Track officials are busy preparing the facilities for what is expected to be another record car count. The weekend will put the spotlight squarely on the country’s best Pro Late Model drivers. This mega race will pay the winner a cool $20,000. With a total payout over $80,000, it is the richest weekend in all of Pro Late Model racing. The weekend kicks off with Friday’s FASTRAK World Challenge, a member only $5,000 to win, 40 lap race. Members are required to have competed in at least seven FASTRAK sanctioned events in the 2018 season. The following night is the FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment, a $20,000 to win 60 lap feature event that is open to all Pro Late Model competitors. In the event of rain, Sunday September 16th is currently scheduled as the rain date. Admission prices for Friday’s World Challenge event are adults $15, senior and military $12, students (11-17) $10 and children 10 and under free. Admission for Saturday’s FASTRAK World Championship are adults $35, senior and military $25, students (11-17) $15 and children 10 and under free. Bring your Friday night ticket stub and receive $5 off your Saturday general admission ticket. Discount is not good for pit passes. Pit passes, regardless of age, are $45 for either a single or two-day pass and will also get you a seat in the grandstands. The speedway offers free camping (no hook-ups) and plenty of well-lit and free parking. 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....

Speedway to Host WhosYourDriver.org Night This Saturday August 11th

Speedway to Host WhosYourDriver.org Night This Saturday August 11th

Jamaica, VA – This Saturday August 11th Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing and will host WhosYourDriver.org Night and week 10 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side by side racing! Competitor gates for Saturday August 11th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: 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 $20. About WhosYourDriver.org – Who’s Your Driver? is the presenting sponsor of April Race Weekend at Martsinville Speedway, the September Race Weekend at Richmond Raceway and a sponsor of several weekly short tracks. The campaign encourages drivers to ask each other, “Who’s Your Driver?” Always have a plan, drive sober and buckle up. Follow us at whosyourdriver.org to learn how you can score once-in-a-lifetime NASCAR race experiences in Virginia. Sign the safe-driving pledge today at whosyourdriver.org. 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....

Matt Quade Scores Career First Pro Late Model Victory; Shelton, McClendon and Givens also Take Wins

Matt Quade Scores Career First Pro Late Model Victory; Shelton, McClendon and Givens also Take Wins

Jamaica, VA – On the night that the lights went out in Jamaica Matt Quade of Avenue, MD collected his career first Victory Lap Pro Late Model victory on Atlantic Broadband Night at Virginia Motor Speedway. After two weeks of rains that put a damper on just about all racing activities in the Mid-Atlantic the sun finally shined on a Saturday night. So, when the track experienced a complete blackout due to a power outage in the county it looked as if we would lose another event. After a 45-minute delay the lights came back on and racing was able to continue to the delight of the crowd. The blackout might have been exciting but the action in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature was even more exciting. Matt Quade of Avenue, MD and Bud Stinson of Appomattox, VA put on a side-by-side driving clinic, trading the lead six times before Quade would eventually take control of the 35-lap affair. Once out-front Quade would cruise to his career first Pro Late Model win and become the fifth different winner in as many races. “That was definitely the hardest win I have ever had to work for and it has been the hardest first win to come by in my career,” commented Quade in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Davis Lipscombe, Corey Almond, Dustin Ferguson and Matt Tarbox. In other action Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA became the first two-time winner in the Budweiser Modified division; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA would lead every lap on way to his second win of the season and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Sandston, VA picked up his fourth win of the season and second in a row. Camden Testerman and first-time VMS competitor Bud Stinson led the Victory Lap Pro Late Model field to green with Stinson taking the lead out of turn 2 followed by Matt Quade. Stinson and Quade would put on a show for the fans racing side by side and trading the lead back and forth six times before Quade would take control of the feature. Once out front Quade would keep a comfortable distance between himself and the battle for second on back. While Quade was set on cruise the other battles in the top five were exciting as Davis Lipscombe, Corey Almond, Dustin Ferguson, Matt Tarbox and Brent Bordeaux battled to stay in the top five. No one had anything for Quade over the last 15 laps as he drove to his career first victory in the Pro Late Model division and continued the trend of a different winner in every race this season. Davis Lipscombe, Corey Almond, Dustin Ferguson and Matt Tarbox rounded out the top five. Tim Shelton and Tyler Shipp led the Truckin Thunder field to green with Shelton jumping out to the lead out of turn 2. Shelton would pace the field with Matt Meads following close behind him in second. The only thing to slow Shelton over the remaining 25 laps were a couple of cautions that closed the field on his bumper. Meads did mount a late charge and looked inside Shelton coming out of turn 4 as they headed to the checkers but Shelton would hold on for the win. Meads, Tyler Shipp, Joe Weiss and Brett Adkins rounded out the top five. Tim Schulte and Ryan Toole led the Budweiser Modified field to green with Toole rocketing to the lead on the outside followed by Schulte, fast qualifier Francis Jarrelle and Bret Hamilton. Toole began to pull away from the field with Schulte and Hamilton battling for second. The races first caution would fly on lap 8 for a spin by Josh Harris in turn 4. On the restart Toole once again jumped out to a nice lead as Jarrelle worked his way to third. Jarrelle would retire to the infield a lap later after losing a drive shaft. Toole would pace the field until lap 24 when McClendon worked the outside of Toole in turn 2 for the lead. Once out front McClendon would go on to his second win of 2018. Rounding out the top 5 were Tim Schulte, Bret Hamilton, Josh Harris and Jeff Solinger. It only took James Givens 5 laps to take the lead in the Collision One Limited Stock feature and would go on to score his fourth win of the season. Raymond harper and Cory Bradley led the field to green with the action quickly going three-wide as Trent Clemans moved to the inside to take the lead at the line. His lead would be short lived as he would spin in turn 4 by himself on lap 4. Bradley would lead them back to green but James Givens would power around him for the lead. Givens would have to hold off a late charge by Bradley over the final laps to score the victory. Rounding out the top five were Cory Bradley, Mark Schools, Chad Champion and Shawn Otey. The Speedway will return to racing next Saturday August 11th and host WhosYourDriver.org Night and week 10 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing and feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2018 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. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR ATLANTIC BROADBAND NIGHT – SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2018: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 47-Matt Quade, [5]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [4]; 3. 7A-Corey Almond, [6]; 4. 1-Dustin Ferguson, [3]; 5. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [9]; 6. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [10]; 7. 17-Camden Testerman, [1]; 8. 37-Bud Stinson, [2]; 9. 28-Carl Vaughan, [12]; 10. 25-Ray Miller, [8]; 11. 38-Nicolas Love, [11]; 12. 77-Brian Hankins, [13]; 13. 11-James Miller, [7] Fast Qualifier: Corey Almond – 19.063 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 55-Tim Shelton, [1]; 2. 23-Matt Meads, [3]; 3. 25-Tyler Shipp, [2]; 4. 0C-Joe Weiss, [4]; 5. 16-Brett Adkins, [8]; 6. 9-Steve Causey, [5]; 7. 22-Michael Hayes, [9]; 8. 6-Macy Causey, [15]; 9. 1-Chad Beahr, [11]; 10. 00-Hunter Shelton, [7]; 11. 0-Chase Burrow, [10]; 12. 56-John Morgan, [17]; 13. 51-Mark Gonzales, [6]; 14. 92-Kacey Gordon, [13]; 15. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [14]; 16. 91-James Snead, [12]; (DNS) 13-Christopher McIntosh, Fast Qualifier: Joe Weiss – 21.980 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon, [9]; 2. 10S-Tim Schulte, [1]; 3. 1ST-Bret Hamilton, [3]; 4. 43-Josh Harris, [6]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [7]; 6. 98-J.D. Eversole, [8]; 7. 11-Chase Butler, [13]; 8. 121-Mike Reynolds, [5]; 9. 48-Lance Grady, [12]; 10. 61-Eric Hill, [14]; 11. 27-Mark Schools, [15]; 12. 84-Ryan Toole, [2]; 13. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [10]; 14. 57-Curtis Barricks, [16]; 15. 16-David Kendall, [11]; 16. 01-Francis Jarelle III, [4] Fast Qualifier: Francis Jarrelle – 20.323 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 lap): 1. 8-James Givens, [4]; 2. 41-Cory Bradley, [2]; 3. 12-Mark Schools, [6]; 4. 08-Chad Champion, [8]; 5. 18-Sean Otey, [11]; 6. 4-Randy Hutchens, [14]; 7. 25-Marty Coltrain, [10]; 8. 47-Christian Sherr, [12]; 9. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, [9]; 10. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [7]; 11. 88-Jay Seward, [16]; 12. 5-Joe Fancher, [13]; 13. 14-Brandon Bowler, [5]; 14. 9-Justin Pullen, [17]; 15. 01-Trent Clemans, [3]; 16. 59-Carl Hazelwood, [15]; 17. 36-Dustin Bishop, [18]; 18. 22-Raymond Harper, [1]; (DNS) 38-Caleb Carter, Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 23.453 seconds...

Speedway Returns to Racing This Saturday July 28th

Speedway Returns to Racing This Saturday July 28th

Jamaica, VA – This Saturday July 28th Virginia Motor Speedway returns to racing and will host week 8 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side by side racing! The action on the track continues to be as hot as the temperatures with three of the four Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship divisions having four different winners in as many events. Will that trend continue this Saturday night in the Pro Late Model, Sportsman and Modified divisions? With the caliber of competition that races weekly at VMS the chances are high that it will continue. Heading into this weekend’s action the Championship point races look to get event tighter. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model division Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA holds a slim 12 point advantage over Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Steve Causey of Smithfield, VA took over the points lead with his win at the last race and holds a slim 4 point lead over both defending Champion Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA; in the Budweiser Modified division Ryan Toole of Henrico, VA and Tim Schulte of Troy, VA are tied atop the standings and hold a 7 point advantage over rookie Chase Butler of Mechanicsville, VA and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars defending Champion James Givens of Sandston, VA holds a 15 point advantage over Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA. Competitor gates for Saturday July 28th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: 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 $20. 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....

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