Speedway Releases 2021 Marquee Event Dates

Speedway Releases 2021 Marquee Event Dates

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

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

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

Jamaica, VA – In the closest finish in Ultimate Super Late Model Series history Brandon Overton of Evans, GA held off Rick Eckert of York, PA by .119 seconds to score the $20,000 win in the 43rd annual USA at Virginia Motor Speedway. Overton would take the lead on lap 21 and looked to have the race in hand that is until lap 56 when Eckert began to pressure Overton for the lead. On the final lap Eckert worked under Overton in turn 3, the two raced side by side back to the finish line with Overton holding off Eckert for the win. “I was just holding on there the last couple of laps, I guess Billy (Vacek) was riding with us tonight; I wanted to win the other night at Fayetteville but I will take this $20,000 over that $10,000 any day,” commented a very emotional Brandon Overton in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Rick Eckert, Ross Bailes, Zack Mitchell, and Chris Ferguson rounded out the top five. In other action Carson Ferguson of Charlotte, NC was at the right place at the right time, taking the lead when race leader Layton Sullivan blew a right rear tire coming out of turn 4 heading to the checkers to score the $3000 victory in a caution-filled FASTRAK Racing Touring Series 40 lap feature. It was Ferguson’s third touring series win in a row. Rounding out the top five were Trevor Feathers, Layton Sullivan, Corey Almond and Ryan Adams. Ross Bailes and Michael Brown led the 30 car field to green with Brown taking the lead out of turn 2 followed by Chris Ferguson. Bailes would take second back on the next circuit. By lap 5 brown had worked to a two-car length advantage. The races first caution would fall on lap 7 for a stopped Corey Gordon in turn 4. On the restart, Bailes rocketed around Brown in turn 1 and 2 to take over the top spot. On lap 9 Brandon Overton went to second with an inside pass of Brown in turn 2. By Lap 16 Overton was within a car length of Bailes as they approached lapped traffic. On lap 18 Overton was on the back of Bailes as they began to enter the lapped traffic. On lap 20 Overton made his move, getting to the inside of Bailes out of turn 2. They raced side by side until turn 4 where Overton took over the lead. Eric Erwin would bring out the caution on lap 21 as he slowed in turn 4. On the restart Overton jumped out to a quick two-car length lead while Rick Eckert went from fifth to third in two corners, getting by Chris Ferguson and Brown. By lap 30 Overton was back in lapped traffic allowing Bailes and Eckert to close. Just as it looked like things were going to get interesting Trevor Feathers brought out the third caution of the race when his car slowed going down the backstretch. On the lap 32 restart, Overton once again jumped to a three car length advantage over Bailes and Eckert. On lap 36 Casey Roberts, who had made a run from twenty-eighth to tenth, slowed on the front stretch with mechanical issues. On the lap 36 restart Overton once again got a great jump on the field as Ferguson took back third from Eckert. ON lap 42 the best battle on the track was the one for third between Ferguson, Eckert and fourteenth starting Zack Mitchell. By lap 48 Eckert had taken third and Mitchell fourth. On lap 48 the races fifth caution would fall for Jamie Lathroum who came to pit road for a flat right rear tire. On lap 49 Bailes got inside Overton coming out of turn 4, Overton would hold at the line. On the next circuit, things got really interesting as Overton, Bailes, Overton and Mitchell were all battling for the lead. On lap 53 Eckert would dive under Bailes going down the backstretch. On lap 54 caution would fall for a stopped Jeff Smith in turn 4. On the races final green Overton and Eckert would jump out to a two car length on the rest of the field. On lap 56 Eckert worked his way inside Overton in turn 4 and then again in turn 2. On the final lap Overton led Eckert into turn 2 and down the backstretch. As the barreled into turn 3 Eckert got inside Overton, as they raced off turn 4 they raced side by side to the line with Overton holding off Eckert by .119 seconds for the victory. Heat race winners – Ross Bailes, Michael Brown, Chris Ferguson and Daulton Wilson. In the FASTRAK Touring Series, 40 lap feature Jensen Ford and Justin Williams led the 29 car field to green. The two raced side by side back to the line with Ford take the lead by inches at the line. In turn 1 Ford would get by to put some distance between himself and Williams. Ford would pace the field until lap 19 when Ford slowed coming out of turn 2 bringing out the caution. On the restart, Williams got a good jump on the field with Logan Roberson and Trevor Feathers in tow. A big crash involving seven cars on lap 26 would bring out a red flag for clean-up. It took five times to get the race restarted on lap 25 but once it did Williams began to pull away. On lap 34 Williams’ night came to an end when he blew a right rear tire sending him to the infield. That started the beginning of flat right rear tires going flat. First Trevor Feathers just after taking over the lead on the caution on lap 35, then Kyle Lear amongst others. Layton Sullivan would lead the field to green for the final time and looked to have his first career win only to blow a right rear tire coming out of turn 4 to the checkers, which allowed Carson Ferguson to take the $3000 victory over Trevor Feathers, Layton Sullivan, Corey Almond and Ryan Adams rounding out the top five. The Speedway will take the weekend of June 22 off and return to racing Saturday, June 29th and host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. Admission price for adults is only $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20. Competitor gates for Saturday, June 29th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2017 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR 43rd ANNUAL USA 100 – SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2019: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL USA 100 FEATURE (60 Laps): 1. 2C-Brandon Overton, [5]; 2. 0R-Rick Eckert, [10]; 3. 87-Ross Bailes, [1]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell, [14]; 5. 22-Chris Ferguson, [3]; 6. 16-Ben Watkins, [18]; 7. 55-Benji Hicks, [6]; 8. 22G-Gregg Satterlee, [23]; 9. 79-Michael Brown, [2]; 10. 8-Jacob Hawkins, [29]; 11. 2T-Kyle Lee, [8]; 12. 72-Jason Covert, [21]; 13. 45-Jamie Lathroum, [26]; 14. 0-Dale Hollidge, [17]; 15. 00-Jeff Smith, [20]; 16. 2-Dennis Franklin, [13]; 17. 7-Darryl Hills, [27]; 18. 421-Anthony Sanders, [16]; 19. 43A-Tyler Bare, [12]; 20. 5-Corey Gordon, [19]; 21. (DNF) 18D-Daulton Wilson, [4]; 22. (DNF) 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [11]; 23. (DNF) 101-Casey Roberts, [28]; 24. (DNF) 19-Greg Roberson, [22]; 25. (DNF) 20-Trevor Feathers, [7]; 26. (DNF) 11-Austin Hubbard, [15]; 27. (DNF) 22E-Russell Erwin, [9]; 28. (DNF) 42-Doug Sanders, [30]; 29. (DNF) 6-Chris Blackwell, [24]; 30. (DNF) D89-Dustin Mitchell, [25] Heat 1 (10 laps) 1. 87-Ross Bailes, [1]; 2. 2C-Brandon Overton, [6]; 3. 22E-Russell Erwin, [3]; 4. 2-Dennis Franklin, [4]; 5. 0-Dale Hollidge, [7]; 6. 72-Jason Covert, [8]; 7. D89-Dustin Mitchell, [5]; 8. 8-Jacob Hawkins, [2] Heat 2 (10 laps) 1. 79-Michael Brown, [1]; 2. 55-Benji Hicks, [2]; 3. 0R-Rick Eckert, [4]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell, [5]; 5. 16-Ben Watkins, [3]; 6. 19-Greg Roberson, [7]; 7. 45-Jamie Lathroum, [6]; 8. 42-Doug Sanders, [8] Heat 3 (10 laps) 1. 22-Chris Ferguson, [2]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [1]; 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [3]; 4. 11-Austin Hubbard, [6]; 5. 5-Corey Gordon, [4]; 6. 22G-Gregg Satterlee, [5]; 7. 7-Darryl Hills, [7] Heat 4 (10 laps) 1. 18D-Daulton Wilson, [2]; 2. 2T-Kyle Lee, [5]; 3. 43A-Tyler Bare, [4]; 4. 421-Anthony Sanders, [6]; 5. 00-Jeff Smith, [7]; 6. 6-Chris Blackwell, [3]; (DNS) 101-Casey Roberts, Overall Fast Qualifier: Ross Bailes – 17.461 seconds FASTRAK RACING SERIES USA 100 FEATURE (40 laps): 1. 00-Carson Ferguson, [12]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [5]; 3. 08-Layton Sullivan, [8]; 4. 7A-Corey Almond, [3]; 5. 12-Ryan Adams, [19]; 6. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [6]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden, [10]; 8. 41-Brent Bordeaux, [24]; 9. 7R-Cameron Ramsey, [20]; 10. 100-Troy Williams, [18]; 11. 22-Nick Schlager, [27]; 12. 151-Kyle Lear, [9]; 13. 11-Banjo Duke, [7]; 14. 2W-Justin Williams, [2]; 15. 55-Matt Long, [26]; 16. 17R-Logan Roberson, [4]; 17. 92-Nick Davis, [16]; 18. 55D-Jimmy Duncan, [14]; 19. 80-Ray Love Jr, [13]; 20. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [11]; 21. 17-Zach Blackwell, [29]; 22. 38-Nick Love, [22]; 23. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]; 24. 52-Bryan Benton, [23]; 25. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, [25]; 26. 71T-Tyler Hoy, [15]; 27. 71K-Jim Rogers, [21]; 28. 09-Brad Rigdon, [17]; 29. 5J-Darrell Dow, [28] Heat 1 (10 Laps) 1. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [2]; 3. 151-Kyle Lear, [3]; 4. 80-Ray Love Jr, [4]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, [5]; 6. 71K-Jim Rogers, [7]; 7. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, [6] Heat 2 (10 Laps) 1. 2W-Justin Williams, [2]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [3]; 3. 01-Matt Glanden, [4]; 4. 55D-Jimmy Duncan, [7]; 5. 22-Nick Schlager, [6]; 6. 100-Troy Williams, [8]; 7. 38-Nick Love, [5]; 8. 55-Matt Long, [1] Heat 3 (10 Laps) 1. 7A-Corey Almond, [1]; 2. 11-Banjo Duke, [2]; 3. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [3]; 4. 71T-Tyler Hoy, [4]; 5. 12-Ryan Adams, [5]; 6. 52-Bryan Benton, [7]; 7. 17-Zach Blackwell, [6] Heat 4 (10 Laps) 1. 17R-Logan Roberson, [2]; 2. 08-Layton Sullivan, [1]; 3. 00-Carson Ferguson, [3]; 4. 92-Nick Davis, [4]; 5. 7R-Cameron Ramsey, [7]; 6. 41-Brent Bordeaux, [6]; 7. 5J-Darrell Dow, [5]...

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....

$20,000 to win 42nd Annual USA 100 presented by WhosYourDriver.org Set for Saturday June 16th

$20,000 to win 42nd Annual USA 100 presented by WhosYourDriver.org Set for Saturday June 16th

Jamaica, VA – Saturday June 16th one regional super late model driver’s career could change in the span of 60 laps with a career best win and a $20,000 payday for winning the 42nd annual USA 100 presented by WhosYourDriver.org at Virginia Motor Speedway. With both national tour’s scheduled to race in other areas of the country, the USA 100 is set to be one of the largest paydays for the East Coast’s regional super late model drivers. And with such a big payday on the line, some of the best dirt late model drivers in the region will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA. If you are a fan of dirt late model racing this will be the show to be at June 16th. The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature a 60 lap A-Main paying the winner a cool $20,000. The event will also feature a $3000 to win FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance race for Pro Late Model competitors. “If you are a fan of short track racing you do not want to miss this event; the best dirt late model racers on the East Coast will be vying for that huge $20,000 check in one of the biggest short track events in the State of Virginia,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Admission price for adults is only $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 $45 regardless of age and will get you a seat in the grandstands. 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. 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 the 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 This Saturday August 6th; Final Race of the Colonial Clash Championship

Speedway to host the 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 This Saturday August 6th; Final Race of the Colonial Clash Championship

Jamaica, VA – After a two month wait the stars are cars of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will finally get the green flag for the $20,000 to win 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports and what will be a phenomenal night of racing at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway this Saturday August 6th. Mother Nature caused the rescheduling of the event from its original scheduled date of June 4th with some pretty nasty weather. Officials of both the speedway and the series worked diligently to reschedule the USA 100 and now the time has come to see who can take home the $20,000 winners check, the “famous” eagle trophy and also see who will be crowned the inaugural Colonial Clash Championship presented by Dirt Nation Champion. Ernie Shelton’s USA 100 is now the final event of the four race mini-series the Colonial Clash Championship. The previous events were held at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, DE, Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, MD Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA. The Colonial Clash Championship boasts a $17,000 point fund with $5000 going to the champion. The point fund pays the top 15 drivers as long as they have attempted all four events. Currently Dale Hollidge of Mechanicsville, MD leads Walker Arthur of Forest, VA by a slim 3 points heading into the final round of competition. Visit www.colonialclash.racing or www.ultimatesupers.com for more info. Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro (Crate) Late Models as well as three of the track’s weekly divisions, the Sportsman, Modified and Limited Stock Cars. This year’s format for the Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 60 lap $20,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature. All three track divisions will run hot lap qualifying and features only. Competitor gates for Saturday August 6th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $30; seniors (60+) $25; military $20; students 11 – 17 years old $15; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $35. All tickets will be sold day of event. Virginia Motor Speedway will offer a $5 discount to any fan bringing a ticket stub from the Georgetown Speedway, the Potomac Speedway or the Winchester Speedway Colonial Clash Championship events. Discount is valid for grandstand admission only. 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. 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 the 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 Saturday June 4th; Race 3 of the Colonial Clash Championship

Speedway to host the 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 Saturday June 4th; Race 3 of the Colonial Clash Championship

Jamaica, VA – When the Ultimate Super Late Model Series visits Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday June 4th for the $20,000 to win 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports several things will have changed dramatically for the storied event. In 2015 the event paid $10,000 to win and then at the start of the 2016 season track owner Bill Sawyer announced that the race would get a purse increase to $15,000 to win. But with the loss of the April 9th King of the Commonwealth Sawyer is bringing the $20,000 to win purse and sponsor over to the USA 100. “When we lost the April 9th King of the Commonwealth to of all things snow and cold weather, I decided we needed to make sure we took care of our sponsor Aaron’s as well as create some excitement for the USA 100, so we moved them and the $20,000 to win purse over to the USA 100,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “With the event being the third race of the Colonial Clash Championship this should add even more excitement to what is already expected to be a phenomenal four night’s of racing.” The new Colonial Clash Championship will see the Ultimate Super Late Model Series competitors along with many of the Mid-Atlantics premier talent competing at four different tracks in four nights. Thursday June 2 at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, DE for a $5000 to win 40 lap event; Friday June 3 at Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, MD for a $5000 to win 50 lap event; Saturday June 4 at Virginia Motor Speedway for the $20,000 to win USA 100and then to Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA for a $5000 to win 50 lap event. The Colonial Clash Championship boasts a $17,000 point fund with $5000 going to the champion. 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. Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro (Crate) Late Models. This year’s format for the Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 60 lap $20,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature. Competitor gates for Saturday June 4th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $30; seniors (60+) $25; military $20; students 11 – 17 years old $15; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $40. All tickets will be sold day of event. Virginia Motor Speedway will offer a $5 discount to any fan bringing a ticket stub from either the Georgetown Speedway event or the Potomac Speedway event. Discount is valid for grandstand admission only. 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....

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....

Aaron’s USA 100 to Pay $20,000 to Win; Now part of Four Race Colonial Clash Championship Mini-Series

Aaron’s USA 100 to Pay $20,000 to Win; Now part of Four Race Colonial Clash Championship Mini-Series

Jamaica, VA – The excitement level for the 39th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 has been kicked up a notch or two with the announcement that the event will now be part of a the four race mini-series billed as the Colonial Clash Championship presented by Dirt Nation and also pay $15,000 to win. The Aaron’s USA 100 will be contested on Saturday June 4, 2016 as the third race in the four race mini-series and will once again be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The speedway has partnered with three other tracks in the region Georgetown Speedway (Georgetown, DE), Potomac Speedway (Budds Creek, MD) and Winchester Speedway (Winchester, VA) to put together a fantastic tour with a great point fund for the competitors that run all four events. All four shows will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. “We wanted to do something to bolster up car counts and try to bring in more of the traveling fans to our USA 100 event. We knew if we could work together with some of the other tracks and promoters in the region that we could do just that. It just shows that promoters can work together and have it be a good situation for everyone involved. The USA 100 was already a big event but when you add these other races along with the point fund and the increase in the purse for the event I believe we can turn up the excitement and bring more drivers, sponsors and race fans into the fold.” said Virginia Motor Speedway’s Bill Sawyer. On Thursday, June 2nd the mini-series will open at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway for a $4000 to win, 40 lap event. Friday, June 3rd Potomac Speedway in Bud’s Creek, Maryland will host a $5000 to win, 50 lap event. On Saturday, June 4th the 39th Annual USA 100 features a purse boost and will pay $20,000 to win for the 60 lap feature. And finally racers will wrap up the weekend at Winchester Speedway with another $5000 to win, 50 lap show. The overall points champion will receive a $4000 point check along with other prizes with 15th place in points receiving $500. Drivers must attend all 4 events to be eligible for point monies. Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series for the June 4th aaron’s USA 100 will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro Late Models. This year’s format for the Aaron’s USA 100 will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 60 lap $20,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature....

FAST FACTS: 38TH ANNUAL TIREX USA 100 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FAST FACTS: 38TH ANNUAL TIREX USA 100 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Jamaica, VA — The speedway will host the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series in a $10,000 to win 50 lap feature. Format will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, B-Main(s) and feature. Joining the Ultimate Supers will be the FASTRAK Pro Late Models for a $3000 to win, 40 lap FASTRAK National Tour event. Format will be practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and feature. Schedule of Events: Competitor gates for Saturday May 16th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6pm with hot laps. Everything else will follow. Admission: Adults – $20; Seniors (60+) – $18; Military (active/retired) $15; Students (11-17) – $10 and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes (regardless of age) are $30. Divisions running tonight: Ultimate Super Late Models (50 lap feature) and FASTRAK Pro Late Models (40 lap feature). Coolers are allowed (16″ or smaller), no glass allowed. We DO NOT sell alcohol but you can bring it and you can bring your own food as well. We do offer great concessions at reasonable prices. Plenty of well lit, free parking. Camping is allowed (no hookups) must be self contained. For race day info call (804) 758-1867....

Speedway to host the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 This Saturday May 16th

Speedway to host the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 This Saturday May 16th

Jamaica, VA – Will there be a repeat winner this year in the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway? This Saturday May 16th we will find out when the stars and cars of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series return to battle for the $10,000 top prize. In the nine year history of the event has being held at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA there has yet to be a repeat winner; a testament to the competition in the region and how hard it is to win at Virginia Motor Speedway. The excitement level is building among officials and fans alike as everyone anticipates a stellar field and race once again, especially after the fantastic show that the series competitors put on during the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth held on April 11th. The list of previous Champions for this race is a list of “Who’s Who” in dirt late model racing. Fans can expect to see the best drivers on the East Coast competing for the top prize. Defending Ultimate Super Late Model Series Champion Dennis Franklin, Two-time Series Champion and current point leader Casey Roberts, Dustin Mitchell, Jeff Smith and the rest of the tour regulars will have their hands full with regional stars like defending TireX USA 100 Champion Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee, Ricky Elliott, Walker Arthur, Dan Stone and Jamie Lathroum. Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro Late Models. The pairing offered up late model fans an outstanding night of racing during the April 11th Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth and is sure to be just as exciting come Saturday May 16th. This year’s format for the TireX USA 100 will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 50 lap $10,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature. Competitor gates for Saturday May 16th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 16th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); FASTRAK Pro Late Model National Tour (40 Laps). Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 – 17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes (regardless of age) will be $30. All tickets will be sold day of event. 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. 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....

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