Mother Nature Continues to Plague Speedway; Track Suffers Sixth Rain Out of Season

Mother Nature Continues to Plague Speedway; Track Suffers Sixth Rain Out of Season

Jamaica, VA – Mother Nature will just not let up. With the facility ready for a night of racing the storms moved in with heavy rains and lightning forcing officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway to cancel racing activities for Xtra 99.1 | MetroCast Business Services Night on Saturday July 30, 2016. It is the sixth rain out of the 2016 season. The Speedway will now switch gears and get ready for Ernie Shelton’s 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports. The event will feature the Ultimate Super Late Model Series competitors in a 60 lap feature paying $20,000 to win. The event will also include a $3000 to win, 40 lap FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro Late Model drivers as well as the Trucking Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly action. Some of the best Dirt Super Late Model drivers on the East Coast will be in attendance trying to pick up the huge $20,000 check and take their place in history. The USA 100 is the fourth and final round of the Colonial Clash Championship presented by Dirt Nation. The 4-race mini series has previously visited Georgetown Speedway, Winchester Speedway and Potomac Speedway. The Colonial Clash Championship boasts a $17,000 point fund that will pay $5000 going to the champion. Currently Dale Hollidge of Mechanicsville, MD leads Walker Arthur of Forest, VA by a slim 3 points heading into the final event. The point fund will pay the top 15 drivers as long as they have attempted all four events. Visit www.colonialclash.racing for more info. Admission price for Adults $30, seniors (60+) $25; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $20, students 11 – 17 years old $15 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $35. 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....

Roger Jamerson Holds off Weiss and Adkins for 200th win; Stephen Childress becomes Third winner in Three Races in Pro Late Models; Polevoy and Coltrain Score first Wins of Season

Roger Jamerson Holds off Weiss and Adkins for 200th win; Stephen Childress becomes Third winner in Three Races in Pro Late Models; Polevoy and Coltrain Score first Wins of Season

Jamaica, VA – Two story lines were set to play out on Military Appreciation Night at Virginia Motor Speedway but only one happened to play out. One story had Budweiser Modified feature Stephen Quade, set to join the United State Air Force on July 5th, led all but 2 laps of the 25 lap feature to finish second in what was almost a story book ending but that went to Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA in the Truckin Thunder feature. Jamerson has been chasing the elusive win #200 since the end of 2015. On this night Jamerson’s story book ending came true. Jamerson would grab the lead at the drop of the green flag with Brett Adkins right on his bumper. For the first 10 laps Jamerson and Adkins waged a side-by-side battle for the lead with Jamerson holding on each lap. Behind him Joe Weiss began Adkins began a battle for second with Weiss taking over the spot on lap 11. Over the final 14 laps you could put a blanket over the top three with Jamerson hold off Weiss and Adkins to take his first win of season and his 200th of his career. “This thing started in 1984 for me; I have been racing for a long time but to get the 200th win in a race that competitive makes it even sweeter,” Rounding out the top five were Joe Weiss, Brett Adkins, Chad Beahr and John Nickens. In other action Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA scored the flag to flag win in a very competitive Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature; Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA grab the lead from Stephen Quade of Mechanicsville, MD and went on to score the victory in Budweiser Modified action; and in the Collision One Limited Stocks Marty Coltrain of S. Chesterfield, VA scored a flag to flag victory, his first win in over three years. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 30 lap feature Davis Lipscombe and Stephen Childress led the field to green with Lipscombe jumping out to the lead with Childress right on his bumper and the race for third going three wide. On lap 2 restart after a caution Childress jumped to the outside of Lipscombe in turn 3 and grabbed the lead at the line. Once out front Childress pulled away from the battle for second that included Lipscombe, Tyler Bare and Justin Williams. Williams working his way from his sixth starting position first battled with Bare for the third finally taking the spot on lap 20 and then went by Lipscombe on the next lap with a daring pass on the high side out of turn 2. Williams tried to reel in Childress for the lead but Childress ran a flawless final 9 laps to score his first career win in the division. Rounding out the top 5 were Williams, Bare, Lipscombe and Corey Almond. In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Hunter McClendon and Stephen Quade led the field to green with Quade sweeping the outside of turn 2 to lead the first circuit. A couple of cautions slowed the action before heating up between Quade and Brian Maxey. Maxey tried several times to dive under Quade for the lead with Joey Polevoy waiting in the wings. On lap 12 Polevoy drove around the outside of Maxey in turn 3 and 4 to take over the second spot. Polevoy would reel in Quade and the two battled what seemed side by side until lap 22 when Polevoy grab the lead out of turn 4 and go on to take the win. Rounding out the top five were Quade, Maxey, Francis Jarrelle and Hunter McClendon. It was announced in victory lane that Stephen Quade will be joining the United States Air Force on July 5th. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature 8-time Champion Roger Jamerson, looking for win 200, grabbed the lead on the drop of the green to lead the first lap. Following along into second was 2-time Champion Brett Adkins as the top two pulled away from the field. On lap 12 the race got interesting as Joe Weiss dove under Adkins to battle for second. After a couple of laps of side-by-side racing Weiss took over the second spot. Weiss would take several shots at Jamerson for the lead only to be turned away. Jamerson would hold on to grab his first victory of the season and his 200th of his career. In the Collision One Limited Stock 20 lap nightcap Marty Colrtrain and James Givens led the field to green with Givens slowing with mechanical issues and Coltrain grabbing the top spot and leading the opening circuit. Several cautions closed the field on Coltrain’s bumper but that was about as close as anyone could get to him during the race. Coltrain would lead flag to flag and pick up his first victory in three years. Rounding out the top five were Chris Champion, Cory Bradley, Brian Bradley and James Bunn. The speedway will take next Saturday July 2nd off for the 4th of July holiday weekend and return to racing on Saturday July 9th for week eight of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship season featuring the Victory Lap Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action. Competitor gates for Saturday July 9th will open at 4pm 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 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. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT, SATURDAY JUNE 25, 2016: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (30 Laps): A-Main: 1. 03-Stephen Childress[2] ; 2. 2-Justin Williams[6] ; 3. 30-Tyler Bare[5] ; 4. 71-Davis Lipscombe[1] ; 5. 7A-Corey Almond[4] ; 6. 36-Cory Dawson[9] ; 7. 29-Billy Hubbard[7] ; 8. 40-Brent Bordeaux[11] ; 9. 100-Mike Warton[15] ; 10. 09-Brad Rigdon[10] ; 11. 17-Camden Testerman[12] ; 12. 47-Mark Parks[8] ; 13. 28-Carl Vaughan[16] ; 14. 55-Jimmy Duncan[3] ; 15. 7T-Christian Thomas[14] ; 16. 2*-Jared Powell[13] Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.234 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps): A-Main: 1. 8-Roger Jamerson[2] ; 2. 43J-Joe Weiss[3] ; 3. 16-Brett Adkins[4} ; 4. 1-Chad Beahr[1] ; 5. 71-John Nickens[9] ; 6. 92-Kacey Gordon[14] ; 7. 91-Kevin Curtis[11] ; 8. 11-Chase Butler[10] ; 9. 12-Russell Steele[15] ; 10. 14-Sean Owens[12] ; 11. 9-Steve Causey[8] ; 12. 21-Wesley Givens[6] ; 13. 00-Jimmy Priddy[13] ; 14. 01-Tommy Upshaw[5] ; 15. 22-Michael Hayes[7] ; 16. 10-Matt Ashworth[16] Fast Qualifier: Brett Adkins – 20.915 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (25 laps): A-Main: 1. 51-Joey Polevoy[3] ; 2. 20-Stephen Quade[2] ; 3. 04-Brian Maxey[8] ; 4. 51-Francis Jarrelle III[4] ; 5. 33-Hunter McClendon[1] ; 6. 44-Steve Bryant[6] ; 7. 99-Charlie Hubbard[5] ; 8. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[7] ; 9. 68-Adam Hoegerl[9] ; 10. 3-William Mongold[10] ; 11. 39-Brian Dobie[11] Fast Qualifier: Brian Maxey – 19.083 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps): A-Main: 1. 25-Marty Coltrain[2] ; 2. 32M-Chris Champion[5] ; 3. 41-Cory Bradley[4] ; 4. 40-Brian Bradley[9] ; 5. 20-James Bunn[13] ; 6. 18-John Hankins Jr.[14] ; 7. 50-Blair Sibley[10] ; 8. 14-Ryan Hutchens[8] ; 9. 4-Randy Hutchens[15] ; 10. 35-Lucas Ward[12] ; 11. 01-Trent Clemans[16] ; 12. 23-Brandon Bowler[17] ; 13. 08-Chad Champion[6] ; 14. 38-Steven Carter[11] ; 15. 28-Brandon Sandridge[7] ; 16. 39-Cole Johnston[21] ; 17. 34-Gene Brinson[19] ; 18. 26-Stephanie Stallings[18] ; 19. 8-James Givens[1] ; 20. 18N-Josh New[20] ; 21. 31-Ben Lowry[3] Fast Qualifier: Ben Lowery – 22.744 seconds...

Justin Williams Scores Career First Victory Lap Pro Late Model Victory; Brett Adkins, Brian Maxey and Ryan Hutchens also claim wins

Justin Williams Scores Career First Victory Lap Pro Late Model Victory; Brett Adkins, Brian Maxey and Ryan Hutchens also claim wins

Jamaica, VA – After a very wet spring Mother Nature finally shined brightly on Virginia Motor Speedway with great weather for the rescheduled Truckin Thunder / Northern Neck Scout Night. The massive crowd was treated to some phenomenal racing that saw two new winners and two drivers take home back to back wins. Three-time Victory Lap Late Model Champion Justin Williams reluctantly moved to the Victory Lap Pro Late Model division after the division he dominated was dropped from the weekly racing schedule, but if his dominating win on Truckin Thunder / Northern Neck Chevrolet Scout Night is any indication to his future in the division, it is surely bright. Williams battled side by side with Jimmy Duncan at the drop of the green flag taking the lead out of turn 4 to lead the opening circuit. Williams would lead flag to flag for his career first Pro Late Model victory. “It feels great to get my first win in the Pro Late Model division, the car and track both were awesome tonight,” commented Williams in victory lane. In other action Brian Maxey of King George, VA took the lead on lap 12 and never looked back for his second win in a row and of the season in the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA picked up the win in a cautioned filled feature; and in the Collision One Limited Stock division Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA grab the lead on lap 11 and went on to grab his second win of the season. Jimmy Duncan and Justin Williams led the field to green with Williams grabbing the lead off turn 4 and leading the opening circuit. Williams, Duncan and Corey Almond pulled away from the field as Cody Dawson, Mark Parks and Stephen Childress battled for fourth. Several cautions closed the field on Williams’ bumper, but that was as close as anyone would get to him on the track. Making the biggest move of the race was Mark Parks coming from fourteenth to battle for second in the closing laps. No one had anything for Williams as he led flag to flag for the victory. Rounding out the top five were Jimmy Duncan, Marks Parks, defending champion Tyler Bare came from the rear after pitting and Corey Almond. In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature James Sparks and Joey Polevoy led the field to green and then waged a side by side battle for the first 10 laps when Brian Maxey joined the battle for the top spot. On lap 12 Maxey rocketed around the outside of Sparks out of turn 2 to take over the top spot. Once out front Maxey and went on to score his second win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Joey Polevoy, Jeff Solinger, James Sparks and Stephen Bryant. Rookie Chase Butler and defending champion Chad Beahr led the 18 car field to green with Beahr grabbing the lead as the field exited turn 2. Behind Beahr the race went 3-wide between Butler, Brett Adkins and Matt Ashworth. Four cautions on all on lap 5 slowed the feature and closed the field on Beahr’s bumper. Once the field finally got underway Adkins got under Beahr out of turn 4 to take the lead. Once out front Adkins distanced himself from the field. A late caution closed the field on Adkins bumper for the final restart. On the restart Adkins pulled away for the win with Ashworth taking second coming to the checkers. Rounding out the top five were Joe Weiss, Chad Beahr and Steve Causey. In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature Cory Bradley and Chad Champion led the field to green with Champion leading the first circuit. Behind him the race for second included 6 competitors. James Givens grab the lead on lap 5 but gave the lead back to Champion with mechanical issues on lap 9. On lap 11 defending champion Ryan Hutchens grab the lead out of turn 4 while the battle for second continued to be hotly contested. Hutchens would go on to grab his second win of the season followed by Corey Bradley, Brian Bradley, Chad Champion and John Hankins Jr. The speedway will take next Saturday June 18th off to celebrate graduations and for Father’s Day weekend and return to racing on Saturday June 25th for week seven of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship season featuring the Victory Lap Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action. Competitor gates for Saturday June 25th will open at 4pm 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 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. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR TRUCKIN THUNDER / NORTHERN NECK CHEVROLET SCOUT NIGHT, SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2016: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (30 Laps): A-Main (30 Laps) – 1. 2-Justin Williams[2] ; 2. 55-Jimmy Duncan[1] ; 3. 47-Mark Parks[14] ; 4. 30-Tyler Bare[4] ; 5. 7A-Corey Almond[3] ; 6. 100-Mike Warton[8] ; 7. 36-Cory Dawson[7] ; 8. 29-Billy Hubbard[9] ; 9. 03-Stephen Childress[5] ; 10. 40-Brent Bordeaux[11] ; 11. 16A-Brett Adkins[13] ; 12. 40x-Matt Stambaugh[6] ; 13. 71-Davis Lipscombe[10] ; 14. 17-Camden Testerman[15] ; 15. 5J-Darrell Dow[17] ; 16. 09-Brad Rigdon[12] ; 17. 28V-Carl Vaughan[16] Fast Qualifier: Tyler Bare – 19.012 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps): A-Main – 1. 16A-Brett Adkins[6] ; 2. 10-Matt Ashworth[3] ; 3. 43J-Joe Weiss[5] ; 4. 1-Chad Beahr[2] ; 5. 9-Steve Causey[12] ; 6. 71-John Nickens[9] ; 7. 12-Russell Steele[16] ; 8. 98-Troy Doggett[8] ; 9. 8-Roger Jamerson[4] ; 10. 92-Kacey Gordon[10] ; 11. 21-Brandon Sandridge[11] ; 12. 91-Kevin Curtis[15] ; 13. 01-Tommy Upshaw[7] ; 14. 7-Kevin Beahr[13] ; 15. 7c-Will Clark[17] ; 16. 11-Chase Butler[1] ; 17. 14-Sean Owens[18] ; 18. 00-Jimmy Priddy[14] Fast Qualifier: Brett Adkins – 21.612 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (25 laps): A-Main – 1. 04-Brian Maxey[3] ; 2. 51-Joey Polevoy[4] ; 3. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[5] ; 4. 26x-James Sparks[1]; 5. 44-Steve Bryant[8] ; 6. 21c-Davey Conley[9] ; 7. 68-Adam Hoegerl[10] ; 8. 99-Charlie Hubbard[2] ; 9. 01-Francis Jarrelle III[6] ; 10. 3-William Mongold[7] ; 11. 33-Hunter McClendon[11] Fast Qualifier: Joey Polevoy – 19.947 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps): A-Main – 1. 14-Ryan Hutchens[6] ; 2. 41-Cory Bradley[1] ; 3. 40-Brian Bradley[3] ; 4. 08-Chad Champion[2] ; 5. 18-John Hankins Jr.[8] ; 6. 25-Marty Coltrain[16] ; 7. 50-Blair Sibley[12] ; 8. 26-Stephanie Stallings[20] ; 9. 14B-Brandon Bowler[7] ; 10. 4-Randy Hutchens[15] ; 11. 20-James Bunn[9] ; 12. 10-Ernie Dettbarn[11] ; 13. 01-Trent Clemons[18] ; 14. 38-Steven Carter[14] ; 15. 15-Carl New Jr.[21] ; 16. 31-Ben Lowry[4] ; 17. 8-James Givens[5] ; 18. 28-Daniel Davis[19] ; 19. 32M-Chris Champion[10] ; 20. 23-David Bowler[13] ; 21. 34-Gene Brinson[17] ; 22. 18N-Josh New[22] ; 23. 39-Cole Johnston[23] Fast Qualifier: Ryan Hutchens – 23.199 seconds...

Mother Nature Causes Postponement of $20,000 to win Aaron’s USA 100 till August 6

Mother Nature Causes Postponement of $20,000 to win Aaron’s USA 100 till August 6

Jamaica, Virginia (June 4, 2016) – Once again Mother Nature has caused a race at Virginia Motor Speedway to be canceled. After extensive discussion and study of weather forecasts for the area, officials of Virginia Motor Speedway have reluctantly decided to cancel Saturday’s $20,000 to win Aaron’s USA 100 and reschedule it for Saturday August 6, 2016. “In the 40 years I have been involved in racing I have never seen anything like this, we just can’t catch a break with the weather.” said Virginia Motor owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “With the forecast calling for more storms this afternoon and night after what was a deluge of rain overnight that soaked the grounds, we felt it in the best interest of our fans, competitors and our great sponsors Aaron’s and Commonwealth Motorsports to make the call earlier than later.” The 40th Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports will now be the final race of the Colonial Clash Championship presented by Dirt Nation on August 6. Weather also postponed the Potomac Speedway show on Friday June 3 and Winchester Speedway has been forced to postpone their event as well to a terrible forecast for Sunday June 5. The Potomac Speedway event will be reschedule for Saturday July 2 and Winchester the following night Sunday July 3. Winchester Speedway has graciously given their Super Late Models off for the August 6th USA 100 make-up date. “We have to thank Greg Gunter and Denise Hollidge for giving their top division off on our reschedule date; their cooperation is greatly appreciated,” added Sawyer. Virginia Motor Speedway will be back in action next Saturday June 11th for the rescheduled Truckin Thunder / Northern Neck Chevrolet Scout Night and the annual visit of the S.T.A.R. Kids out of Gloucester, VA. All four divisions of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship divisions will be in action that night. See 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. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday June 11: 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 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20....

Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Canceled amid Extreme Weather Forecast

Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Canceled amid Extreme Weather Forecast

Jamaica, Virginia (April 6, 2016) – After extensive discussion and study of weather forecasts for the area, officials of Virginia Motor Speedway have reluctantly decided to cancel Saturday’s $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth. The National Weather Service is forecasting temps well below freezing for Saturday along with 20 MPH winds. There is also a high percentage of precipitation forecasted which would make preparing the track for the event difficult if not impossible. Without a suitable make-up date the event will be postponed until 2017. However the Aaron’s title sponsorship and the $20,000 to win purse will be transferred to the USA 100 which is scheduled on Saturday, June 4th. “This is obviously not what we wanted to happen with this event. We have poured a lot of time, effort and resources into making the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth a success. But the weather forecast is just ominous. We were hoping that it would improve but those cold temps and wind coupled with the precipitation that we will surely get and there is just no way that we could expect people to be here and be able to enjoy the event. So we will take care of our friends at Aaron’s by transferring that title to the USA 100 in June.” said Virginia Motor Speedway Director of Marketing and PR Dave Seay. “It is very unfortunate but there isn’t anything anyone can do about the weather. Saturday just looks miserable. It just doesn’t make any sense to ask people to try to endure that kind of weather. We hate to lose a race anytime but sometimes you just have to play the cards that are dealt and do what’s best for everyone. On the bright side the weather looks good for Potomac on Friday so the weekend won’t be a total washout.” said ULTIMATE Series Owner and Founder Stan Lester. Virginia Motor Speedway will be back in action on Saturday April 16th for the opening night of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action....

Preparations Underway for Virginia Motor Speedway’s 47th Season; Car Registrations Being Accepted

Preparations Underway for Virginia Motor Speedway’s 47th Season; Car Registrations Being Accepted

Jamaica, VA – Preparations are already underway to open the 47th season of action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday April 2nd with WRAR / WNNT Night at the races. The anticipation for the first race of the season has been escalating with fans and competitors alike with both groups excited to get the speedway’s 47th season underway. The 2016 season will consist of 13 Aaron’s Dirt Series weekly events, two high profile super late model specials and the season ending Fastrak World Championship for Pro Late Models. Aaron’s will move from title sponsor of the Pro Late Model division and become the title sponsor of the tracks Weekly Racing Dirt Series Championship. Victory Lap, LLC will move from the title of the Limited Late Model division to the Pro Late Model division which has been elevated to the track’s premier division for 2016 and beyond. The season opening event will take place on Saturday evening April 2nd and feature a full program of Aaron’s Dirt Series action that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions. The speedway is accepting registrations with the top twenty in each class having their number saved until February 15th when all numbers will become first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2016 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867....

Speedway Crowns 2015 Champions; Hutchens crowned VMS Dirt Series Champion

Speedway Crowns 2015 Champions; Hutchens crowned VMS Dirt Series Champion

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway officially wrapped up the 2015 season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2015 champions. During the night’s events almost $39,000 in cash and prizes were awarded, of that almost $32,000 was in cash. Justin Williams of Concord, VA was crowned the 2015 Victory Lap Late Model Champion for the third year in a row and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Williams also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. Williams became only the third driver to win 3 titles in a row. Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA was crowned the Aaron’s Pro Late Model Champion. Bare became the tracks first ever third generation driver to win a championship at the speedway. The young Bare joins his grandfather Tommy Bare (Late Model – 1980) and father Booper Bare (Super Late Models – 2003, 2004) in winning tracks titles at the ½ mile facility. Bare received a check for $1,000, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy, his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic and a 40” HD / Blueray combo television from sponsor Aaron’s. Chad Beahr of Mechanicsville, VA was crowned the 2015 Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion and received a check for $1,000 for his efforts. Beahrs also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD was crowned the 2015 Budweiser Modified Champion, his second championship in a row. Quade received a check for $1,000, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography, his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA won the Collision One Limited Stock Car Championship. It was his career first championship. Hutchens received a check for $700, a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al Goulder Photography his Championship helmet trophy and his Champions jacket from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. The speedway also crowns an overall VMS Dirt Series Champion which pits all five divisions against each other. Ryan Hutchens became the first ever Collision One Limited Stock Car driver to ever win the overall Championship and received a $2000 check and the special eagle trophy that goes along with winning the title. Special achievement award winners for the 2015 season included: The Pitts Lumber Rookies of the Year were Darrell Dow of Chesapeake, VA in Victory Lap Late Models; Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA in the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division; Kevin Beahr of Mechanicsville, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA in Budweiser Modifieds and Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. Each winner received a plaque and $250....

SPEEDWAY TO CLOSE BOOKS ON SEASON WITH 2015 AWARDS BANQUET THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 24

SPEEDWAY TO CLOSE BOOKS ON SEASON WITH 2015 AWARDS BANQUET THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 24

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will officially close the books on the season with the 2015 Awards Banquet to be held this Saturday, October 24, 2015. The event will once again be held at the beautiful Double Tree Hotel and Resort in Virginia Beach, VA. During the evenings award ceremony over $55,000 in cash and contingencies will be handed out to the Speedway’s five Champions and the remainder of the top 10 in each division. The Victory Lap Late Model Champion will receive $5,000 for winning his championship. The Speedway will also crown the 2015 VMS Dirt Series Champion and award him or her with a $2000 check. The VMS Dirt Series Championship pits all of the Speedway’s competitors against each other and crowning one overall Champion. One of the most exciting and memorable times during the Awards Banquet weekend is the annual go-kart race that is held at Motoworld in Virginia Beach. Fans, Competitors and officials gather to compete in a friendly atmosphere that leaves everyone talking during the night’s banquet festivities. The go-kart outing will begin at 12 noon and go till 2pm, weather permitting. We have worked out special pricing of $25.00 for a two-hour wristband once again with Motoworld. Everyone is invited to come and participate. For more information on the Virginia Motor Speedway 2015 Awards Banquet visit us online at www.vamotorspeedway.com or call the office at (804) 758-1867....

2015 CHAMPIONS BANQUET SET FOR SATURDAY OCT. 24; TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

2015 CHAMPIONS BANQUET SET FOR SATURDAY OCT. 24; TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will celebrate the 2015 season and officially bring it to a close with the 2015 Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 24, 2015. The event will once again be held at the beautiful Double Tree Hotel and Resort in Virginia Beach, VA. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased printing off the order form (2015 ORDER FORM) or by calling Dave Seay or Brian Tidball at the Speedway’s office Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Tickets can be purchased with a Mastercard, Visa or Discover by calling the speedway. Tickets for this special occasion are only $40 per person and include a buffet dinner and the Awards Ceremony. Special room rates of $65 per night have been established with the newly renovated Double Tree Hotel & Resort and $58 per night at the Quality Inn Oceanfront. At both hotels ask for the VA MOTOR SPEEDWAY RATE. All Virginia Motor Speedway drivers, crews and families are encouraged to attend this year’s banquet. There are no limits on the number of tickets a person can order. All ticket purchases must be made by October 19, 2014. Fans of Virginia Motor Speedway are once again invited to attend the Awards Banquet. During the evenings award ceremony over $55,000 in cash and contingencies will be handed out to the Speedway’s five Champions and the remainder of the top 10 in each division. The Victory Lap Late Model Champion will receive $5,000 for winning his championship. The Speedway will also crown the 2015 VMS Dirt Series Champion and award him or her with a $2000 check. The VMS Dirt Series Championship pits all of the Speedway’s competitors against each other and crowning one overall Champion. One of the most exciting and memorable times during the Awards Banquet weekend is the annual go-kart race that is held at Motoworld in Virginia Beach. Fans, Competitors and officials gather to compete in a friendly atmosphere that leaves everyone talking during the night’s banquet festivities. The go-kart outing will begin at 12 noon and go till 2pm, weather permitting. We have worked out special pricing of $25.00 for a two-hour wristband once again with Motoworld. Everyone is invited to come and participate. FOR ORDER FORM AND FLIER CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW: ORDER FORM: 2015 ORDER FORM BANQUET FLIER: 2015 BANQUET FLIER...

Arthur Holds Off Franklin for $15,000 FASTRAK World Championship Victory to Become Twelfth Different Winner Of Event

Arthur Holds Off Franklin for $15,000 FASTRAK World Championship Victory to Become Twelfth Different Winner Of Event

Jamaica, VA – The last six laps of the 12th Annual FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment was worth the price of admission alone. Home town favorite Walker Arthur of Forest, VA held off 2013 World Champion and Super Late Model standout Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC for the $15,000 victory and the title of World Champion. Arthur became the twelfth different winner of the event in its twelve year history. The win was a career best effort for Arthur. “I hated to cut Rambo off; on that last restart I heard him digging down there so I had to steal that line or he was going to beat me coming to the white flag. I hated to do it but I believe he would have done it to me; I’m not sure but I think he would have,” commented and excited and laughing Arthur in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Franklin, Matt Long, 2014 Champion Tim Dohm and Dillon Brown. Walker Arthur and Mark Parks led the 24 car field to green with Parks take the lead out of turn 4. Ove the next four laps Arthur tried high and low to get by Parks, each time Parks slammed the door to hold on to the lead. On Lap five the battle for second went three wide in turns 1 and 2 with Arthur rocketing around to the outside of Parks and Kenny Compton, Jr to briefly take the lead. As the two drove into turn 4 Compton slid under Arthur to grab the lead at the line. On lap 11 the races first caution flew for a slowing Jensen Ford in turn 2. On the double file restart Arthur swept out of turn 2 with the lead and began to pull away. On lap 21 Dennis Franklin got by Compton for second and caught Arthur in traffic just as caution flew for Daniel Baggerly with a mechanical failure in turn 2. The car making a move to the front and maybe the fastest car on the track other than Arthur was Matt Long who had worked his way to third from a eighth starting position. By lap 40 Arthur had worked his lead out to a 4-car length advantage over Franklin and Long. Behind them Tim Dohm and Tyler Bare battled for fourth. With ten to go Arthur held a six car-length advantage over Franklin. With the laps winding down Franklin worked every groove on the track to try and close on the leader. On lap 51 Arthur began to run into slower traffic allowing Franklin and Long to close on his bumper. On lap 54, caution would fly first for a spin by night one winner Corey Gordon in turn 4 and then on the restart it flew one more time when Rick Williams had an engine expire on the front stretch. On the races final restart Franklin jumped to the inside of Arthur heading into three. The two raced side by side back to the line for the next four laps with Arthur holding the lead by inches. With the crowd at its feet Arthur and Franklin dove back into turn three door to door. Heading into turn 4 Arthur cut off Franklin’s line coming out of turn 4 to the white. The move was just enough to keep Franklin on his rear quarter panel and go on to take the win by ,484 seconds. Rounding out the top ten were Franklin, Matt Long, 2014 Champion Tim Dohm, Dillon Brown, Tyler Bare, Ron Parker, Mark Parks, TJ Salango and Ryan Montgomery. Heat race winners were Walker Arthur, Mark Parks, Dennis Franklin and Kenny Compton Jr. B-Main winners were Aaron Barley and Corey Gordon. In the 1st Annual Virginia State Quarterback Challenge Cheyton Pine of Lafayette High School won his school a $1000 scholarship with a throw of 164’-5”. The speedway will now switch gears and host the 11th Annual Down and Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud sling presented by James River Equipment and Commonwealth Motorsports on Saturday October 10th. Information on the event can be found at 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 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. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR NIGHT 2 OF FASTRAK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP presented by JAMES RIVER EQUIPMENT – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: Fastrak World Championship (60 Laps): 1. 87-Walker Arthur[1] ; 2. 2F-Dennis Franklin[3] ; 3. 25-Matt Long[8] ; 4. A1-Tim Dohm[6] ; 5. 6-Dillon Brown[22] ; 6. 30-Tyler Bare[12] ; 7. 8-Ron Parker[13] ; 8. 7P-Mark Parks[2] ; 9. 18-TJ Salango[10] ; 10. 12M-Ryan Montgomery[16] ; 11. 24S-Jimmy Schiltz[9] ; 12. 12U-Brandon Umberger[15] ; 13. 24N-Matthew Nance[5] ; 14. 28-Aaron Barley[17] ; 15. 71-Davis Lipscombe[24] ; 16. 84-Kyle Lukon[21] ; 17. 12W-Rick Williams[20] ; 18. 23-Corey Gordon[18] ; 19. 210-Kenny Compton Jr.[4] ; 20. 16-Daniel Baggerly[7] ; 21. 2*-Jared Powell[11] ; 22. 8H-Daniel Hill[19] ; 23. 83-Jensen Ford[14] ; 24. 11-David Smith[23] Heat 1 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 87-Walker Arthur[2] ; 2. 24N-Matthew Nance[1] ; 3. 24S-Jimmy Schiltz[3] ; 4. 8-Ron Parker[4] ; 5. 8H-Daniel Hill[6] ; 6. 84-Kyle Lukon[8] ; 7. 99T-Teddy Tate[10] ; 8. 11-David Smith[7] ; 9. 16A-Brett Adkins[11] ; 10. 77-Joel Prosser[5] ; 11. 99S-Rick Solari[9] Heat 2 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 7P-Mark Parks[2] ; 2. A1-Tim Dohm[1] ; 3. 18-TJ Salango[4] ; 4. 83-Jensen Ford[3] ; 5. 28-Aaron Barley[5] ; 6. 21-Billy Beachler[6] ; 7. 7-Corey Almond[8] ; 8. 1-Terry Cregger[10] ; 9. 55-Jimmy Duncan[9] ; 10. 23M-Jimmy McNamara[7] Heat 3 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 2F-Dennis Franklin[1] ; 2. 16-Daniel Baggerly[2] ; 3. 2*-Jared Powell[8] ; 4. 12U-Brandon Umberger[3] ; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon[7] ; 6. 42-Cla Knight[4] ; 7. 39-Henry Hornsby III[6] ; 8. 12W-Rick Williams[5] ; 9. 14T-Tyler Stutler[9] ; 10. 44-Wes Branner[10] ; 11. 28V-Carl Vaughan[11] Heat 4 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 210-Kenny Compton Jr.[2] ; 2. 25-Matt Long[1] ; 3. 30-Tyler Bare[3] ; 4. 12M-Ryan Montgomery[6] ; 5. 23-Corey Gordon[5] ; 6. 71-Davis Lipscombe[7] ; 7. 00-Booper Bare[4] ; 8. 6-Dillon Brown[8] ; 9. 41-Joe Cox[9] ; 10. 83A-Tom Adams[10] ; 11. 2-Michael Bland[11] B-Main 1 (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 28-Aaron Barley[2] ; 2. 8H-Daniel Hill[1] ; 3. 84-Kyle Lukon[3] ; 4. 11-David Smith[7] ; 5. 21-Billy Beachler[4] ; 6. 7-Corey Almond[6] ; 7. 77-Joel Prosser[11] ; 8. 1-Terry Cregger[8] ; 9. 99T-Teddy Tate[5] ; 10. 55-Jimmy Duncan[10] ; 11. 16A-Brett Adkins[9] ; 12. 23M-Jimmy McNamara[12] ; 13. 99S-Rick Solari[13] B-Main 1 (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 23-Corey Gordon[2] ; 2. 12W-Rick Williams[7] ; 3. 6-Dillon Brown[8] ; 4. 71-Davis Lipscombe[4] ; 5. 42-Cla Knight[3] ; 6. 09-Brad Rigdon[1] ; 7. 41-Joe Cox[10] ; 8. 83A-Tom Adams[12] ; 9. 44-Wes Branner[11] ; 10. 14T-Tyler Stutler[9] ; 11. 39-Henry Hornsby III[5] ; 12. 00-Booper Bare[6] ; 13. 28V-Carl Vaughan[13] ; 14. 2-Michael Bland[14] Group 1 Fast Qualifier: Matthew Nance – 18.787 seconds (Overall Fast Time) Group 2 Fast Qualifier: Tim Dohm – 19.186 seconds Group 3 Fast Qualifier: Dennis “Rambo” Franklin – 18.895 seconds Group 4 Fast Qualifier: Matt Long – 18.814 seconds...

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