Speedway Officials Release 2020 Schedule of Events

Speedway Officials Release 2020 Schedule of Events

Jamaica, VA – With the speedway’s special events having already been released several weeks ago, Virginia Motor Speedway officials have now released the rest of the 2020 schedule. It will mark the 51st season of action at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. The schedule includes eleven (11) nights of weekly racing action, the return of 410 sprint cars with the April 16th Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions and Tony Stewart, two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events – the May 30th $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth and the August 1st $20,000 to win 44th Annual USA 100; the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship for FASTRAK Pro Late Models, the return of the history-making $51,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment weekend and two mud bogs at the facilities state-of-the-art 200 mud bog pit. The 2020 season will open on Saturday, April 4th with Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring a full program that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock, divisions. The Dirt Series Champion weekly racing season will conclude on Saturday, September 5th, with the crowning of the speedway’s champions in each division. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and “Follow” us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track 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 August 10th

Speedway Returns to Racing this Saturday August 10th

Jamaica, VA – After experiencing the track’s fifth race of the season due to weather Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, August 10thand host Pepsi Night and week 11 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! Competitor gates for Saturday, August 10th 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 August 3rd

Speedway Returns to Racing Saturday August 3rd

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, August 3rd and host Pepsi Night and week 8 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! Competitor gates for Saturday, August 3rd 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 FOR TRUCKIN THUNDER NIGHT – JULY 13

IT’S RACE DAY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR FOR TRUCKIN THUNDER NIGHT – JULY 13

Jamaica, VA – IT’S RACE DAY! – Tonight we host week 7 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision-One.Com Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Gates open 5pm, hots laps 6:30pm and features at 8pm. FEATURE ORDER – TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN (30 LAPS) COLLISION ONE LIMITED STOCK CARS (25 LAPS) VICTORY LAP PRO LATE MODELS (35 LAPS) BUDWEISER MODIFIED (30 LAPS) ADMISSION Adult admission $12; senior (60+) $10; military (active / retired) $8; students (13-17) $6 and children 12 and under free. 16″ coolers welcome, no glass containers Great concessions and family-friendly pricing Free parking. Free dry camping spots available....

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 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...

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