Prelude to the World Championship Canceled Due to Impending Weather

Prelude to the World Championship Canceled Due to Impending Weather

Jamaica, VA – With a high chance of rain in the forecast for Saturday, August 20, Virginia Motor Speedway and FASTRAK Racing officials have made the tough decision to cancel the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship. “It is never an easy decision to cancel an event. But, with competitors coming as far away as Florida and Mississippi, we just wanted to let everyone know early so that teams and fans don’t incur unnecessary fuel and travel costs, ” said Track Owner Bill Sawyer. The speedway’s next event will be next Saturday, August 27, as we host Collision One Championship Night, with champions in all four divisions crowned. Spectator and competitor gates for Saturday, August 27, will open at 5 PM, with on-track action starting at 5:45 PM and features starting at 7 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 the Hampton Roads area....

Speedway to host the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship Saturday, August 20

Speedway to host the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship Saturday, August 20

Jamaica, VA – The stars and cars of the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series will invade Virginia Motor Speedway for the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship. Many of the Mid-Atlantic’s top Pro Late Model drivers will be on hand to not only take home the $3000 top prize but also get some valuable track time for the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship set for September 23-24, 2022. “What this essentially boils down to is a paid practice for Pro Late Model competitors for our upcoming $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by Dealer Group USA,” commented track owner and President Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “the FASTRAK Pro Late Model races are some of the best races we host here at Virginia Motor Speedway; no matter where you look, there is always three and four wide action throughout the field.” Also, see the tracks Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stocks in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 20, will open at 3 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track, activities will begin at 5:45 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $15; seniors (60+) $12; military $10; students 13 – 17 years old $8; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $25. Prelude to the World Championship tickets can be purchased in advance by going to  https://bit.ly/Prelude_tx or at the gate on race day. 16″ coolers are welcomed, but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free well-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 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....

COLLISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

COLLISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Jamaica, VA – After a very successful Prelude to the World Championship weekend Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to return to racing this Saturday, September 7th and host Collision One Championship Night and week 13 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. The 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 7th, 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 Returns to Racing Saturday, June 29

Speedway Returns to Racing Saturday, June 29

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, June 29th and host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. The night will feature 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! After a rainout on June 8 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 29th, 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....

IT’S RACE DAY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE USA 100

IT’S RACE DAY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE USA 100

JAMAICA, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will host the Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned $20,000 to win 43rd Annual USA 100 tonight (June 15). The event will also feature a $3000 to win FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series event. Spectator gates open at 4PM with on-track action beginning at 6PM with hot laps. Both divisions will run a complete program that will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and feature. Adult tickets $30; senior (60+) and military (active/ retired) $25′ students (13-17) $15 and kids 12 and under free. Pit passes (regardless of age) $40 and also get you a seat in the grandstands. 16″ coolers (medium Playmate size) are permitted, no glass containers allowed. Free parking. Plenty of FREE dry camping spots are available....

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....

Ross Bailes Holds off Late Charge by Chris Ferguson for $20,000 FASTRAK World Championship Victory; Jake Hawkins Goes Flag to Flag in Southeast Dirt Modified Series Win

Ross Bailes Holds off Late Charge by Chris Ferguson for $20,000 FASTRAK World Championship Victory; Jake Hawkins Goes Flag to Flag in Southeast Dirt Modified Series Win

Jamaica, VA – Ross Bailes of Clover, SC put on a clinic leading flag to flag to capture the $20,000 FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment victory at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Bailes took the lead on the drop of the green flag and then held off a hard charging Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, NC by .985 seconds for the victory. “If you don’t have a Barry Wright ICON race car you need to get you one, this car was flawless all weekend; I can’t thank Barry Wright and the crew enough for putting such a great cat under me,” commented Bailes in WhosYourDriver.org Victory Lane The event attracted a record car count for Virginia Motor Speedway of 71 entrants. In other action Jake Hawkins of Fairmont, WV held off Chris Arnold of Matoaca, VA for his first Southeast Dirt Modified Series win and the $3000 check. Ross Bailes and Corey Almond led the 24 car field to the green with Bailes jumping to the lead out of turn 2 and Jake Hawkins following to second. The races first caution would fly on lap 3 with Hawkins blowing a motor while running second. On the restart Bailes pulled away with Ryan Montgomery working his way to second. By lap 17 Bailes was working traffic and on the following lap split two lapped cars to make it three-wide in turn 1 as he had Montgomery closing. On a lap 19 restart Almond spun in front of the field collecting Thomas Robinson and Justin Williams bring out a red flag. On the restart an eight car pile-up when one car drove over the hood of another car coming to the green caused yet another red flag and thinning the field out. On the restart Bailes pulled away from the field as Chris Ferguson began to pick off several positions over the next three laps moving to third. By the halfway point of the race Bailes had stretched his lead to a little over four seconds. On lap 38 Ferguson worked inside Montgomery on turn 3 to take over the second spot. On lap 42 Bailes came up on a side-by side battle and very patiently worked his way past them and extending his lead. With the laps winding down the car on the move was that of Tyler Bare who had been caught up in the big wreck on lap 19. By lap 48 Bare had worked his way back to sixth. On lap 52 Walker Arthur worked his way into fourth as caution came out for Daryl Charlier who slowed in turn 2 closing the gap between Bailes and Ferguson setting up an eight lap shootout for the $20,000 top prize. On the restart Ferguson tried to stay with the leader but Bailes was able to stretch his lead to four car lengths. With two to go Ferguson closed to within two car lengths. But Bailes was able to hold on for the $20,000 win. Rounding out the top five were Ferguson, Ryan Montgomery, Walker Arthur and Tyler Bare. Heat race winners were Ross Bailes, Corey Almond, Jacob Hawkins, Jensen Ford, Thomas Robinson, Ryan Montgomery, Brent Hilton and Trent Ivey. B Main winners were Joshua Bishop, Brett Hamm, Daryl Charlier and Tyler Bare. In the Southeast Dirt Modified Series 30 lap feature Jake Hawkins and Buck Stevens led the field to green with Hawkins leading the first circuit with Chris Arnold taking second in a three wide battle. Multiple cautions slowed the pace of the race with Hawkins able to hold on to the top spot each restart. Several times Arnold would get inside of Hawkins and looked to have enough momentum to get the lead only to have a caution fly. On lap 15 Arnold pulled a slide job on Hawkins in turn 2 but jumped the cushion allowing Hawkins back around to regain the lead. That bobble also allowed Ryan Ayers to get by for second. Over the final 15 laps the battle was for second back as Hawkins put it on cruise to go on to take the $3000 victory. Arnold was able to get inside Ayers out of turn 4 and nnip him at the line for second. Ayers, Jordan Taylor and Mike Reynolds rounded out the top five. The 2017 Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season at Virginia Motor Speedway has concluded. The next event will be the 13th annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling over at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday October 14th. Eleven divisions will compete at the state-of-art mud bog facility. Stone Crusher with driver Steve Sims will be on hand for a bone crushing monster truck freestyle show. For more information visit www.thepitatvms.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. 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 FASTRAK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY JAMES RIVER EQUIPMENT – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2017: FASTRAK Pro Late Model World Championship (60 Laps): 1. 40B-Ross Bailes, [1]; 2. 22F-Chris Ferguson, [13]; 3. 12M-Ryan Montgomery, [6]; 4. 87-Walker Arthur, [12]; 5. 30-Tyler Bare, [20]; 6. 88-Trent Ivey, [8]; 7. 83-Jensen Ford, [4]; 8. 99M-Devin Moran, [10]; 9. 28D-Banjo Duke, [24]; 10. 14-Lee Cooper, [23]; 11. 33-Brent Hilton, [7]; 12. 11B-Allen Brannon, [15]; 13. 75-Brett Hamm, [18]; 14. 12C-Daryl Charlier, [19]; 15. 7A-Corey Almond, [2]; 16. 6-Victor Lee, [9]; 17. 89-Justin Williams, [16]; 18. 78-Thomas Robinson, [5]; 19. 01P-Travis Pennington, [22]; 20. J1-Joshua Bishop, [17]; 21. 0-Dale Hollidge, [21]; 22. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [14]; 23. 17-Logan Roberson, [11]; 24. 13-Jake Hawkins, [3] Heat 1 (8 laps – Top 4 to A Main) – 1. 40B-Ross Bailes, [9]; 2. 6-Victor Lee, [7]; 3. 11-David Smith, [8]; 4. 12B-K.C. Burdette, [2]; 5. J1-Joshua Bishop, [6]; 6. 36-Cody Dawson, [1]; 7. 10-Zachary Kane, [5]; 8. 01-Matt Glanden, [3]; 9. 79-Mark Sant, [4] Heat 2 (8 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. 7A-Corey Almond, [2]; 2. 99M-Devin Moran, [1]; 3. 23-Corey Gordon, [4]; 4. 0-Dale Hollidge, [5]; 5. 8-Ron Parker, [3]; 6. 5-Mark Whitener, [8]; 7. 184-Kyle Lukon, [6]; 8. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [9]; 9. 03-Stephen Childress, [7] Heat 3 (8 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. 13-Jacob Hawkins, [2]; 2. 17-Logan Roberson, [1]; 3. 75-Brett Hamm, [4]; 4. 47-Matt Quade, [5]; 5. KB-Kerry King, [6]; 6. 23C-Cory Hedgecock, [3]; 7. 44-Dylan Lewis, [8]; 8. 2*-Jared Powell, [7]; 9. 28-Carl Vaughan, [9] Heat 4 (8 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. 83-Jensen Ford, [2]; 2. 87-Walker Arthur, [1]; 3. 79B-Michael Brown, [5]; 4. 25-Zach Dohm, [3]; 5. 01P-Travis Pennington, [6]; 6. 24-Matthew Nance, [4]; 7. 88B-Donald Bradsher, [8]; 8. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [9]; 9. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [7] Heat 5 (8 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. 78-Thomas Robinson, [2]; 2. 22F-Chris Ferguson, [1]; 3. 12C-Daryl Charlier, [3]; 4. 14-Lee Cooper, [4]; 5. 11H-Austin Hubbard, [6]; 6. 42-Cla Knight, [9]; 7. 55-Benji Hicks, [5]; 8. 99T-Teddy Tate, [8]; 9. 002-Tyler Arrington, [7] Heat 6 (8 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. 12M-Ryan Montgomery, [1]; 2. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [2]; 3. 1P-Andy Picklesimer, [5]; 4. 38-Kenny Moreland, [4]; 5. 93-Derrick Shaw, [9]; 6. 11W-Joe Warren, [6]; 7. 12-Rick Williams, [3]; 8. 32-Tristan Clawson, [7]; 9. 23M-John McClellan, [8] Heat 7 (8 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. 33-Brent Hilton, [2]; 2. 11B-Allen Brannon, [1]; 3. 21-Billy Beachler, [3]; 4. 28D-Banjo Duke, [4]; 5. 1-Terry Cregger, [6]; 6. 12S-Brian Swank, [8]; 7. 2-Dennis Franklin, [5]; 8. 4-Troy Frazier, [7]; 9. 5J-Darrell Dow, [9] Heat 8 (8 laps – Top 4 to A Main) – 1. 88-Trent Ivey, [1]; 2. 89-Justin Williams, [2]; 3. 30-Tyler Bare, [4]; 4. RJ1-Mike Pegher Jr, [3]; 5. C4-Shane Hitt, [6]; 6. 14D-Braden Dillinger, [5]; 7. 54-Justin Wooford, [8]; 8. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [7] B Feature 1 (12 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. J1-Joshua Bishop, [1]; 2. 0-Dale Hollidge, [6]; 3. 5-Mark Whitener, [8]; 4. 12B-K.C. Burdette, [3]; 5. 8-Ron Parker, [2]; 6. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [14]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden, [7]; 8. 36-Cody Dawson, [9]; 9. 11-David Smith, [5]; 10. 10-Zachary Kane, [13]; 11. 03-Stephen Childress, [10]; (DNS) 23-Corey Gordon, ; (DNS) 79-Mark Sant, ; (DNS) 184-Kyle Lukon, B Feature 2 (12 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. 75-Brett Hamm, [1]; 2. 01P-Travis Pennington, [6]; 3. 79B-Michael Brown, [2]; 4. 47-Matt Quade, [3]; 5. 25-Zach Dohm, [4]; 6. KB-Kerry King, [5]; 7. 2*-Jared Powell, [11]; 8. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [12]; 9. 88B-Donald Bradsher, [10]; 10. 44-Dylan Lewis, [9]; 11. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [14]; 12. 28-Carl Vaughan, [13]; 13. 23C-Cory Hedgecock, [7]; 14. 24-Matthew Nance, [8] B Feature 3 (12 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. 12C-Daryl Charlier, [1]; 2. 14-Lee Cooper, [3]; 3. 11H-Austin Hubbard, [5]; 4. 1P-Andy Picklesimer, [2]; 5. 42-Cla Knight, [7]; 6. 38-Kenny Moreland, [4]; 7. 11W-Joe Warren, [8]; 8. 93-Derrick Shaw, [6]; 9. 55-Benji Hicks, [9]; (DNS) 12-Rick Williams, ; (DNS) 99T-Teddy Tate, ; (DNS) 32-Tristan Clawson, ; (DNS) 002-Tyler Arrington, ; (DNS) 23M-John McClellan, B Feature 4 (12 laps – Top 2 to A Main) – 1. 30-Tyler Bare, [2]; 2. 28D-Banjo Duke, [3]; 3. RJ1-Mike Pegher Jr, [4]; 4. C4-Shane Hitt, [6]; 5. 1-Terry Cregger, [5]; 6. 12S-Brian Swank, [7]; 7. 2-Dennis Franklin, [9]; 8. 4-Troy Frazier, [11]; 9. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [12]; 10. 14D-Braden Dillinger, [8]; (DNS) 21-Billy Beachler, ; (DNS) 54-Justin Wooford, ; (DNS) 5J-Darrell Dow, Fast Qualifier: Ross Bailes – 18.449 second, 97.57 mph Entrants: 71 Southeast Dirt Modified Series (30 laps): 1. 13-Jake Hawkins, [2]; 2. 99W-Chris Arnold, [4]; 3. 6-Ryan Ayers, [5]; 4. 14J-Jordan Taylor, [11]; 5. 112-Mike Reynolds, [10]; 6. 9S-Slater McCray, [12]; 7. 64-Billy Workman Jr, [26]; 8. 23-Buck Stevens, [1]; 9. 68-Lance Grady, [16]; 10. 33-Hunter McClendon, [7]; 11. 10S-Tim Schulte, [21]; 12. 11-Chase Butler, [17]; 13. 44-Steve Bryant, [20]; 14. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [15]; 15. 14D-David Taylor, [3]; 16. 26X-James Sparks, [14]; 17. 8A-Austin Holcombe, [19]; 18. 51-Joey Polevoy, [6]; 19. 121-Bret Hamilton, [9]; 20. 16-David Kendall, [24]; 21. 61-Eric Hill, [18]; 22. 01-Francis Jarrelle III, [13]; 23. 84-Ryan Toole, [8]; (DNS) 20G-Michael Grantham, ; (DNS) 21-Taylor Cook, ; (DNS) 92-Tyler Shipp, ; (DNS) 10-Mark Parks, HEATS WERE RUN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Heat 1 (8 laps) – 1. 13-Jake Hawkins, [1]; 2. 14D-David Taylor, [3]; 3. 33-Hunter McClendon, [5]; 4. 112-Mike Reynolds, [4]; 5. 01-Francis Jarrelle III, [6]; 6. 68-Lance Grady, [8]; 7. 8A-Austin Holcombe, [2]; 8. 20G-Michael Grantham, [7]; 9. 92-Tyler Shipp, [9] Heat 2 (8 laps) – 1. 99W-Chris Arnold, [2]; 2. 23-Buck Stevens, [3]; 3. 84-Ryan Toole, [4]; 4. 14J-Jordan Taylor, [5]; 5. 26X-James Sparks, [6]; 6. 11-Chase Butler, [7]; 7. 44-Stephen Bryant, [8]; 8. 21-Taylor Cook, [1] Heat 3 (8 laps) – 1. 51-Joey Polevoy, [2]; 2. 6-Ryan Ayers, [1]; 3. 121-Bret Hamilton, [4]; 4. 9S-Slater McCray, [3]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [6]; 6. 61-Eric Hill, [5]; 7. 10S-Tim Schulte, [7]; 8. 16-David Kendall, [8]; 9. 64-Billy Workman Jr, [10]; (DNS) 10-Mark Parks, Fast Qualifier: Jake Hawkins – 18.820 seconds, 95.64 mph...

SATURDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND TICKET PRICING

SATURDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND TICKET PRICING

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway hosts Pro late Model racing’s richest event tonight with the running of the $20,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment. Also on tonight’s schedule is the $3000 to win Southeast Modified Championship for the Southeast Dirt Modified Series where they will crown their 2017 Champion....

Overton Scores $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete Win; Davenport Takes $3000 FASTRAK Pro Late Model Win

Overton Scores $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete Win; Davenport Takes $3000 FASTRAK Pro Late Model Win

(PR Contribution from Roby Helm) Jamaica, VA – Brandon Overton of Evans, GA drove the Randy Weaver Racing #116 to its second straight Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete win on Saturday night and pocketed $20,000 in the Aaron’s King of Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway. Overton battled with Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA early and often before taking the lead for good on lap 28 of the 60-lap race. “That race car could have driven itself around there tonight; Jonathan (Davenport) showed me how to get around turn one and I got behind in lapped traffic and then turned it around on him later,” commented Overton in victory lane. Overton added “I just got my first $10,000 win and now a $20,000 win, it is kinda unreal I can’t thank Randy Weaver and the crew for giving me the chance to drive this car.” After starting on the outside of the front row, Davenport took the lead from polesitter Overton with a crossover move to the inside coming off the second turn on the first lap that saw Marlar, Madden and Hubbard in third through fifth respectively. One crossover move is worth another, as Overton returned the favor on Davenport to take the lead on lap two, as McDowell got by Hubbard for the fifth spot. The caution flag was unfurled for the first time on lap three when 2016 ULTIMATE SE Rookie of the Year Glenn Elliott spun in turn four. Marlar gave up the third spot on the track to pit under caution. Overton pulled in front of Davenport on lap seven, and Madden worked his way back around Hubbard for the third spot. Davenport made an inside move on Overton coming off the fourth turn on lap nine to take the lead. Hubbard and Madden were still contesting the third spot, with Hubbard reclaiming the position on the 11th lap. Davenport reached the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap 13, and McDowell got around Madden to take the fourth spot on lap 15. Overton chased down Davenport in lapped traffic, and began to challenge for the lead on lap 20. McDowell and Madden got by Hubbard to move up to third and fourth respectively on lap 20. Davenport was able to keep Overton behind him in lapped traffic, but once they had clear race track in front of them, Overton dove to the inside going into turn three on lap 28 to take the lead from Davenport. McDowell then closed on Davenport and they raced side-by-side for second on lap 30. Elliott brought out the caution flag for a second time on lap 32 to bunch up the field for a restart. By lap 35, Overton had pulled out to a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Marlar moved into the top five again on lap 38 when he got around Ferguson. The final caution flag of the race came out on lap 44 for debris in turn four. Overton led McDowell, Davenport, Marlar, Madden, Ferguson and Hubbard double-file back to the green flag. Marlar passed Davenport for the third spot on lap 45, and with ten laps to go, Overton had once again opened up a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Overton found himself in lapped traffic on lap 53. Overton had increased his lead over McDowell to a full straightaway on lap 55. At the checkered flag, Overton was out of sight of McDowell and took the checkered flag with a 4.175 second margin of victory. In the FASTRAK Racing Pro Late Model $3000 to win feature Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, one of only a few drivers pulling double duty, returned to his dirt late model roots Saturday night and won the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete 40. After starting on the outside of the front row for the main event, Davenport took the lead and never looked back. The driver known as “Superman” led all 40 laps for the win driving the C&H Paving Barry Wright “House Car.” “We’re off to a good start this year with our Chevrolet Performance Circle Track Engine program, as we’re three for three so far this season,” Davenport said. “Now, if we could just get some of that success to rub off on our super late model program we would be in good shape.” A pair of multi-car wrecks in turn one on the first two attempts to start the race accounted for two of the five caution flags in the event. Once everyone settled into a race pace, Davenport took the lead from his outside front row starting spot, followed by polesitter Ford, Justin Williams, Ron Parker of Belwood, NC in the Schaeffer Oil Rocket and Nance. Parker passed Williams for third on lap two, and by lap seven, Davenport had opened up a half straightaway lead on Ford. By the ninth lap, Davenport caught the cars on the tail end of the lead lap, but that didn’t slow him down at all. Williams began to fade a little on lap ten, as Nance passed him for fourth, and Knight got by him for the fifth spot on lap 12. Nance had a good run going, as he worked his way around Parker for the third position on the 14th tour. The field slowed for a caution flag on lap 16 when Beachler stalled in turn one. The double-file restart saw Davenport leading Ford, Nance, Parker, Knight, Bare, Justin Williams, Arthur, Hicks and Frankie Beard of Hartwell, GA in the Jessica Cornett Racing/CMP Automotive Mastersbilt in the second through tenth spots respectively for the restart. On the restart, Ford pushed up high in turn four, and hit the guardrail on the front straightaway. That caused Arthur to get sideways, and grab a handful of steering wheel. Arthur didn’t hit anyone, or anything, and the field stayed green with a major shuffle behind the leader Davenport. The caution flag came back out on lap 19 when teammates Matthew Quade of Mechanicsville, MD in the Northern Neck Chevrolet Rocket and Jared Powell of Scottsville, VA in the Northern Neck Chevrolet Rocket tangled with Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA in the Ditch Witch Longhorn in turn two. On the restart, Bare got by Nance for the second spot in turn two, and Hornsby, after restarting in the seventh spot, made a big move and passed Nance for third on the front straightaway on lap 20. Nance fell back to fifth on lap 23 when Ford got by for the fourth spot. Davenport encountered lapped traffic on lap 28 with a 15 car-length lead on Bare. By lap 30, Davenport had once again opened back up a half straightaway lead. Debris in turn four on lap 33 lit up the yellow bulb for a final time. With the field bunched up single file behind him, Davenport was once again up to the task, and led the seven lap dash to the finish. The Speedway will return to racing next Saturday April 15th and host week 2 of the Aaron’s 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 April 8th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00pm 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 AARON’S KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRESENTED BY ESSEX CONCRETE APRIL 8, 2017: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH A MAIN (60 LAPS) – 1. Brandon Overton [1]; 2. Dale McDowell [6]; Mike Marlar [4]; 4. Jonathan Davenport [2]; Chris Madden [3]; 6. Austin Hubbard [5]; 7. Rick Eckert [7]; 8. Matt Cosner [11]; 9. Chris Ferguson [10]; 10. Dale Hollidge [17]; 11. Jason Covert [15]; 12. Brett Hamm [12]; 13. Ross Robinson [9]; 14. Tyler Millwood [8]; 15. Kenny Moreland [13]; 16. Amanda Whaley [21]; 17. Darryl Hills [19]; 18. Jason Welshan [23]; 19. Glen Elliott [24]; 20. Nick Davis [18]; 21. Michael Lake [22]; 22. Dennis Franklin [14]; 23. Dustin Mitchell [20]; 24. Willie MIliken [16] HEAT 1: 1. Overton; 2. Hubbard; 3. Robinson; 4. Mooreland; 5. Williams; 6. Pierce; 7. Whaley; 8. Allen; 9. Bradsher DNS. HEAT 2: 1. Davenport; 2. McDowell; 3. Ferguson; 4. Franklin; 5. Hills; 6. Hollidge; 7. Z. Mitchell; 8. Miller; 9. Arthur DNS. HEAT 3: 1. Madden; 2. Eckert; 3. Cosner; 4. Covert; 5. D. Mitchell; 6. Davis; 7. G. Elliott; 8. Welshan. HEAT 4: 1. Marlar; 2. Millwood; 3. Hamm; 4. Milliken; 5. Emory; 6. Smith; 7. R. Elliott; 8. Lake. B-MAIN 1: 1. Hollidge; 2. Hills; 3. Whaley; 4. Williams; 5. Allen; 6. Miller; 7. Z. Mitchell; 8. Pierce; 9. Bradsher DNS; 10. Arthur DNS. B-MAIN 2: 1. Davis; 2. D. Mitchell; 3. Lake; 4. G. Elliott; 5. Welshan; 6. Emory; 7. Smith DNS; 8. R. Elliott DNS FASTRAK PRO LATE MODEL KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH A MAIN (40 LAPS) – 1. Jonathan Davenport [2]; Tyler Bare [8]; 3. Henry Hornsby III [11]; 4. Jensen Ford [1]; 5. Matthew Nance [3]; 6. Mark Parks [9]; 7. Cla Knight [6]; 8. Walker Arthur [7]; 9. David Williams [19]; 10. Justin Williams ]4]; 11. Ron Parker [5]; 12. Michael Duritsky [20]; 13. Frankie Beard [20]; 14. Dylan Lewis [23]; 15. Jared Powell [10]; 16. Matt Quade [16]; 17. Benji Hicks [17]; 18. Teddy Tate [21]; 19. Phillip Thompson [15]; 20. Billy Beachler [18]; 21. Matt Glanden [24]; 22. Davis Lipscombe [13]; 23. David Smith [25]; 24. Corey Almond [14]; 25. Tyler Stutler [22] HEAT 1: 1. Ford; 2. Parker; 3. Parks; 4. Lipscombe; 5. D. Williams; 6. 99 Tate; 7. Bowie; 8. Smith. HEAT 2: 1. Davenport; 2. Knight; 3. Powell; 4. Almond; 5. Hicks; 6. Tarbox; 7. Lewis; 8. Vaughan. HEAT 3: 1. Nance; 2. Arthur; 3. Hornsby; 4. Thompson; 5. Duritsky; 6. Beachler; 7. Love; 8. McClellan DNS. HEAT 4: 1. J. Williams; 2. Bare; 3. Beard; 4. Quade; 5. Stutler; 6. Glanden; 7. Frazier; 8. Dow. B-MAIN 1: 1. Hicks; 2. D. Williams; 3. Tate; 4. Lewis; 5. Tarbox; 6. Bowie; 7. Smith; 8. Vaughan. B-MAIN 2: 1. Beachler; 2. Duritsky; 3. Stutler; 4. Glanden; 5. Frazier; 6. Dow; 7. Love; 8. McClellan DNS....

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