Speedway Reschedules Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth to Spring of 2021

Speedway Reschedules Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth to Spring of 2021

Jamaica, VA (MAY 26, 2020) – Virginia Motor Speedway officials have announced that this weekend’s (May 30th) Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth, sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and FASTRAK Racing, has been rescheduled for Spring of 2021. With restrictions on mass gatherings issued by the State remaining in effect, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues to have Virginia Motor Speedway’s 51st season on hold. “This decision comes per CDC guidelines, and the State of Virginia banning events of 10 or more people. We are extremely disappointed that we will not be able to host one of the track’s marquee events and region’s top dirt late model events again this year,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Officials of Virginia Motor Speedway will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local, and public health officials, along with information based on guidelines from the CDC to determine when it will be safe to reopen. The health and safety of our race fans and drivers is our top priority. 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....

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

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

(PR Contribution from Roby Helm) Jamaica, VA – Brandon Overton of Evans, GA drove the Randy Weaver Racing #116 to its second straight Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete win on Saturday night and pocketed $20,000 in the Aaron’s King of Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway. Overton battled with Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA early and often before taking the lead for good on lap 28 of the 60-lap race. “That race car could have driven itself around there tonight; Jonathan (Davenport) showed me how to get around turn one and I got behind in lapped traffic and then turned it around on him later,” commented Overton in victory lane. Overton added “I just got my first $10,000 win and now a $20,000 win, it is kinda unreal I can’t thank Randy Weaver and the crew for giving me the chance to drive this car.” After starting on the outside of the front row, Davenport took the lead from polesitter Overton with a crossover move to the inside coming off the second turn on the first lap that saw Marlar, Madden and Hubbard in third through fifth respectively. One crossover move is worth another, as Overton returned the favor on Davenport to take the lead on lap two, as McDowell got by Hubbard for the fifth spot. The caution flag was unfurled for the first time on lap three when 2016 ULTIMATE SE Rookie of the Year Glenn Elliott spun in turn four. Marlar gave up the third spot on the track to pit under caution. Overton pulled in front of Davenport on lap seven, and Madden worked his way back around Hubbard for the third spot. Davenport made an inside move on Overton coming off the fourth turn on lap nine to take the lead. Hubbard and Madden were still contesting the third spot, with Hubbard reclaiming the position on the 11th lap. Davenport reached the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap 13, and McDowell got around Madden to take the fourth spot on lap 15. Overton chased down Davenport in lapped traffic, and began to challenge for the lead on lap 20. McDowell and Madden got by Hubbard to move up to third and fourth respectively on lap 20. Davenport was able to keep Overton behind him in lapped traffic, but once they had clear race track in front of them, Overton dove to the inside going into turn three on lap 28 to take the lead from Davenport. McDowell then closed on Davenport and they raced side-by-side for second on lap 30. Elliott brought out the caution flag for a second time on lap 32 to bunch up the field for a restart. By lap 35, Overton had pulled out to a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Marlar moved into the top five again on lap 38 when he got around Ferguson. The final caution flag of the race came out on lap 44 for debris in turn four. Overton led McDowell, Davenport, Marlar, Madden, Ferguson and Hubbard double-file back to the green flag. Marlar passed Davenport for the third spot on lap 45, and with ten laps to go, Overton had once again opened up a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Overton found himself in lapped traffic on lap 53. Overton had increased his lead over McDowell to a full straightaway on lap 55. At the checkered flag, Overton was out of sight of McDowell and took the checkered flag with a 4.175 second margin of victory. In the FASTRAK Racing Pro Late Model $3000 to win feature Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, one of only a few drivers pulling double duty, returned to his dirt late model roots Saturday night and won the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete 40. After starting on the outside of the front row for the main event, Davenport took the lead and never looked back. The driver known as “Superman” led all 40 laps for the win driving the C&H Paving Barry Wright “House Car.” “We’re off to a good start this year with our Chevrolet Performance Circle Track Engine program, as we’re three for three so far this season,” Davenport said. “Now, if we could just get some of that success to rub off on our super late model program we would be in good shape.” A pair of multi-car wrecks in turn one on the first two attempts to start the race accounted for two of the five caution flags in the event. Once everyone settled into a race pace, Davenport took the lead from his outside front row starting spot, followed by polesitter Ford, Justin Williams, Ron Parker of Belwood, NC in the Schaeffer Oil Rocket and Nance. Parker passed Williams for third on lap two, and by lap seven, Davenport had opened up a half straightaway lead on Ford. By the ninth lap, Davenport caught the cars on the tail end of the lead lap, but that didn’t slow him down at all. Williams began to fade a little on lap ten, as Nance passed him for fourth, and Knight got by him for the fifth spot on lap 12. Nance had a good run going, as he worked his way around Parker for the third position on the 14th tour. The field slowed for a caution flag on lap 16 when Beachler stalled in turn one. The double-file restart saw Davenport leading Ford, Nance, Parker, Knight, Bare, Justin Williams, Arthur, Hicks and Frankie Beard of Hartwell, GA in the Jessica Cornett Racing/CMP Automotive Mastersbilt in the second through tenth spots respectively for the restart. On the restart, Ford pushed up high in turn four, and hit the guardrail on the front straightaway. That caused Arthur to get sideways, and grab a handful of steering wheel. Arthur didn’t hit anyone, or anything, and the field stayed green with a major shuffle behind the leader Davenport. The caution flag came back out on lap 19 when teammates Matthew Quade of Mechanicsville, MD in the Northern Neck Chevrolet Rocket and Jared Powell of Scottsville, VA in the Northern Neck Chevrolet Rocket tangled with Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA in the Ditch Witch Longhorn in turn two. On the restart, Bare got by Nance for the second spot in turn two, and Hornsby, after restarting in the seventh spot, made a big move and passed Nance for third on the front straightaway on lap 20. Nance fell back to fifth on lap 23 when Ford got by for the fourth spot. Davenport encountered lapped traffic on lap 28 with a 15 car-length lead on Bare. By lap 30, Davenport had once again opened back up a half straightaway lead. Debris in turn four on lap 33 lit up the yellow bulb for a final time. With the field bunched up single file behind him, Davenport was once again up to the task, and led the seven lap dash to the finish. The Speedway will return to racing next Saturday April 15th and host week 2 of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. Admission price for adults is only $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20. Competitor gates for Saturday April 8th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00pm with hot laps. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2017 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR AARON’S KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRESENTED BY ESSEX CONCRETE APRIL 8, 2017: ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH A MAIN (60 LAPS) – 1. Brandon Overton [1]; 2. Dale McDowell [6]; Mike Marlar [4]; 4. Jonathan Davenport [2]; Chris Madden [3]; 6. Austin Hubbard [5]; 7. Rick Eckert [7]; 8. Matt Cosner [11]; 9. Chris Ferguson [10]; 10. Dale Hollidge [17]; 11. Jason Covert [15]; 12. Brett Hamm [12]; 13. Ross Robinson [9]; 14. Tyler Millwood [8]; 15. Kenny Moreland [13]; 16. Amanda Whaley [21]; 17. Darryl Hills [19]; 18. Jason Welshan [23]; 19. Glen Elliott [24]; 20. Nick Davis [18]; 21. Michael Lake [22]; 22. Dennis Franklin [14]; 23. Dustin Mitchell [20]; 24. Willie MIliken [16] HEAT 1: 1. Overton; 2. Hubbard; 3. Robinson; 4. Mooreland; 5. Williams; 6. Pierce; 7. Whaley; 8. Allen; 9. Bradsher DNS. HEAT 2: 1. Davenport; 2. McDowell; 3. Ferguson; 4. Franklin; 5. Hills; 6. Hollidge; 7. Z. Mitchell; 8. Miller; 9. Arthur DNS. HEAT 3: 1. Madden; 2. Eckert; 3. Cosner; 4. Covert; 5. D. Mitchell; 6. Davis; 7. G. Elliott; 8. Welshan. HEAT 4: 1. Marlar; 2. Millwood; 3. Hamm; 4. Milliken; 5. Emory; 6. Smith; 7. R. Elliott; 8. Lake. B-MAIN 1: 1. Hollidge; 2. Hills; 3. Whaley; 4. Williams; 5. Allen; 6. Miller; 7. Z. Mitchell; 8. Pierce; 9. Bradsher DNS; 10. Arthur DNS. B-MAIN 2: 1. Davis; 2. D. Mitchell; 3. Lake; 4. G. Elliott; 5. Welshan; 6. Emory; 7. Smith DNS; 8. R. Elliott DNS FASTRAK PRO LATE MODEL KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH A MAIN (40 LAPS) – 1. Jonathan Davenport [2]; Tyler Bare [8]; 3. Henry Hornsby III [11]; 4. Jensen Ford [1]; 5. Matthew Nance [3]; 6. Mark Parks [9]; 7. Cla Knight [6]; 8. Walker Arthur [7]; 9. David Williams [19]; 10. Justin Williams ]4]; 11. Ron Parker [5]; 12. Michael Duritsky [20]; 13. Frankie Beard [20]; 14. Dylan Lewis [23]; 15. Jared Powell [10]; 16. Matt Quade [16]; 17. Benji Hicks [17]; 18. Teddy Tate [21]; 19. Phillip Thompson [15]; 20. Billy Beachler [18]; 21. Matt Glanden [24]; 22. Davis Lipscombe [13]; 23. David Smith [25]; 24. Corey Almond [14]; 25. Tyler Stutler [22] HEAT 1: 1. Ford; 2. Parker; 3. Parks; 4. Lipscombe; 5. D. Williams; 6. 99 Tate; 7. Bowie; 8. Smith. HEAT 2: 1. Davenport; 2. Knight; 3. Powell; 4. Almond; 5. Hicks; 6. Tarbox; 7. Lewis; 8. Vaughan. HEAT 3: 1. Nance; 2. Arthur; 3. Hornsby; 4. Thompson; 5. Duritsky; 6. Beachler; 7. Love; 8. McClellan DNS. HEAT 4: 1. J. Williams; 2. Bare; 3. Beard; 4. Quade; 5. Stutler; 6. Glanden; 7. Frazier; 8. Dow. B-MAIN 1: 1. Hicks; 2. D. Williams; 3. Tate; 4. Lewis; 5. Tarbox; 6. Bowie; 7. Smith; 8. Vaughan. B-MAIN 2: 1. Beachler; 2. Duritsky; 3. Stutler; 4. Glanden; 5. Frazier; 6. Dow; 7. Love; 8. McClellan DNS....

$20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Presented by Essex Concrete this Saturday April 8

$20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth Presented by Essex Concrete this Saturday April 8

Jamaica, VA – One of the most anticipated events of the year gets the green flag this Saturday April 8th with the running of the $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete. Saturday April 8th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host one of the most prestigious events in the country and the largest short track event in the State of Virginia. That means some of the best dirt late model drivers on the East Coast will be making the trip to the ½ mile speed plant located in Jamaica, VA. 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 National Tour race for Pro (Crate) Late Model drivers. “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 what is the biggest short track event in the State of Virginia,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “we can’t thank Aaron’s and Essex Concrete enough for their sponsorship of this event, we could not put together such a phenomenal event without their support.” Last season Mother Nature decided on bringing a snowy weekend to the party causing officials to cancel the event. In 2015 Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN bested a stellar field of competitors, in what was an amazing race, to take home the $20,000 winner’s check in the Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth presented by Essex Concrete. In the FASTRAK National Tour event, local driver, Walker Arthur took home the win and $3000 winner’s check. The speedway is expecting a great field of cars this year for both events. Defending Champion Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC will lead the Ultimate Super Late Model contingent into battle against the Mid-Atlantic’s top drivers. Expected to compete are Chris Ferguson, Rick Elliott, Ricky Elliott, Austin Hubbard, Dale Hollidge, Jason Covert, Justin Williams and a host of other regional hot shoes. 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 $40 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. Competitors can get more info at www.ultimatesupers.com or www.fastrakracing.com...

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....

Speedway Releases Ticket Pricing for April 11th Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth

Speedway Releases Ticket Pricing for April 11th Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth

Jamaica, VA – The buzz surrounding the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth has prompted track owner Bill Sawyer to once again offer the fans an exceptional “Fan Friendly” ticket pricing package for the $20,000 to win, one-day show on Saturday April 11, 2015. This year’s event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will also feature at $3000 to win Fastrak Pro Late Model “National Bonus” event. “I think it’s important that we look after the working man’s pocketbook, to make it affordable for him to be able to come to Virginia Motor Speedway for our biggest show of the year. We want to put a very good ticket price out there and hopefully do the volume of numbers coming through the gate,” commented Track owner Bill Sawyer. Adult tickets will be priced at $30; seniors (60+) $27; military (active or retired) $25 and students (11-17) just $12; and children 6 and under are free. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event. Pit passes for the event will be priced at $40. Sawyer added, “We also wanted to make sure we took care of the competitors by offering them a pit pass price that would normally be seen at shows paying $10,000 or less to win.” The complete schedule for Virginia Motor Speedway’s 46th consecutive season, including ticket and camping information, is now posted on www.vamotorspeedway.com. About Aaron’s, Inc.: Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has 2,115 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit www.aarons.com. Aaron’s, Inc. includes the Aarons.com, GoRimco.com, and ShopHomeSmart.com brands. About Virginia Motor Speedway: 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 20 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas. Race fans and teams can get the latest news by visit the speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com, following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, becoming a fan by hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/vamotorspeedway or through video highlights at YouTube.com/vamotorspeedway....

Speedway to host the 35th Annual TireX USA 100 This Saturday May 17th

Speedway to host the 35th Annual TireX USA 100 This Saturday May 17th

Jamaica, VA – The excitement level is building as officials of Virginia Motor Speedway get ready to host the 35th Annual TireX USA 100 this Saturday May 17th. The event will once again be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will pay the winner of the 50 lap feature a cool $10,000. 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. Two-time and defending Ultimate Series Champion Casey Roberts, current point leader Dennis Franklin, Jeff Smith and the rest of the tour regulars will have their hands full with regional stars like Steve Shaver, Chris Ferguson, Ricky Elliott and Jamie Lathroum. The race will once again feature the “Fan Friendly” format of two twenty-five lap qualifying races to make it into the fifty-lap “A” main. Competitor gates for Saturday May 17th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 17th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps) and Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying; two 25 lap qualifying races and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 – 17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes 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....

ULTIMATE Sanctioned USA 100 Set for This Friday August 23rd

ULTIMATE Sanctioned USA 100 Set for This Friday August 23rd

Jamaica, Virginia – They say “Third Times a Charm”, well at least that is what officials of the Virginia Motor Speedway and the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series are hoping for as they get set to run the 34th Annual USA 100 this Friday August 23rd. The event which was originally scheduled for May 18th was delayed twice by bad weather. The third attempt has everyone anxious to get the $10,000 to win event in the books. The event will pay $10,000 to the winner and continue with the fan friendly format of two twenty-five lap qualifying races to make it into the fifty lap “A” main. Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops once again to draw a great field of cars from the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field with any driver not making the A Main receiving $200. The speedway has added a special $1500 to win modified event as the support division for this event. With the added money the speedway is expecting to get a few new competitors vying for the win. Competitor gates for Friday August 23rd will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 6pm. On track activities will begin at 7pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Friday: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (Two 25 lap qualifiers and a 50 lap feature) and Modifieds (30 Laps). Both the Ultimate Super Late Models and Modifieds will run hot laps, qualifying, heats, B- Main (if needed) and feature. Admission price for Adults $18, seniors (60+) $15; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $12, students 13 – 17 years old $8, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 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. 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, an ASA Member Track, 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com....

VIDEO: MID-ATLANTIC SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP – ULTIMATE SUPERS, MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN

If you didn’t get the chance to come out to the speedway for the May 19th Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship presented by FK Rod Ends sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series we have video courtesy of Richard Ford. Also, in the video see the Budweiser Modifieds and the Truckin Thunder Sportsman in action. All three races were fantastic. Richard Ford has DVD’s for sale. The DVD is ready and is 1hr 13mins long and DVD sales for $10 and if shipped please add $5 if shipped. Call 865-219-8118 or go to www.thenewspeedwayvideos.net to order your’s today....

Shaver Sensational in Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship; Carter and C. Arnold first time winners

Jamaica, VA – The finish to the Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship had the crowd on their feet as Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV and Jeremy Miller of Gettysburg, PA put on a show as they battled over the final twenty laps for the win with Shaver taking the lead on last lap to take the win and the $10,000 top prize. “I have to thank the Sawyer’s for supplying us with a track you can race on, you could go anywhere on the track and pass cars, I just love coming to this place,” commented a very elated Shaver in victory lane. Jeremy Miller and Chris Madden led the field to green with Miller taking the top spot and the lead out of turn 2. Miller looked to be untouchable as he pulled away from the field and began lapping slower cars by lap 8. On lap 12 Madden had to hold off Dale McDowell for second as they worked through lapped traffic. In Lap 16 McDowell got inside off Madden out of turn 2, as they raced back into three Steve Shaver made it three wide coming out of turn 4 to take third. On a lap 21 restart Shaver got inside McDowell for second and set out to catch Miller. By lap 29 Shaver had caught Miller and began pressuring him for the lead. Several times he would get inside Miller but each time Miller would hold on to the spot. On lap 35, with the lead duo working lapped traffic, Shaver got inside Miller coming out of turn 4 and nipped Miller for the lead at the line. Miller would rocket back to the lead in turn 1 with Shaver in close pursuit. On lap 46 Shaver began testing the outside of Miller and on each successive lap would pull alongside to challenge for the lead. On lap 48 shaver dove it in deep in turn 1 and when the two exited turn 2 Shaver had pulled off the pass for the lead and would go on to score the $10,000 victory. Rounding out the top five were Jeremy Miller, Dale McDowell, Rick Eckert, and Jamie Lathroum. Heat race wins went to Chris Madden, Jeremy Miller, Jamie Lathroum and Chris Ferguson. B Main win went to Ricky Elliott. In other action the speedway had two first time winners as Chris Arnold of Petersburg, VA led flag to flag for his first win in the Budweiser Modified division and junior Carter of Mechanicsville, VA held off Todd Trayor of King William, VA for his first Truckin Thunder Sportsman victory. In the Budweiser Modified 25 feature Chris Arnold of Petersburg, VA led flag to flag for his career first win at Virginia Motor Speedway. Behind him current point leader brian Dobie and former track champion Brett Hamilton put on a show for the fans racing side by side for second for ten laps. Dobie would take second by inches at the line over Hamilton with Page Harrison and defending track champion Dan Arnold rounding out the top 5. Donnie Smith was the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race with his ninth place finish. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Junior Carter and Davey Pullen led the field to green with Carter controlling the top spot. On lap 11 Todd Trayor got past Pullen for second and began to reel in the leader. On lap 18 Traylor began applying pressure for the lead looking inside Carter at every corner. Each time Carter was up to the task and the laps wound down. With the fans on their feet Traylor pushed Carter for all he was worth only to come up short as Carter would take his career first Sportsman win with Traylor glued to his bumper. Rounding out the top five were Stephen Childress, Brett Adkins and Taylor Doggett. Brett Adkins was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race with his fourth place finish. The speedway will take the weekend of May 26th off and return to racing Saturday June 2nd with week five of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, June 2nd will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 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. 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. 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, an ASA Member Track, 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223 RACE RESULTS FOR MID-ATLANTIC SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP, SATURDAY MAY 19, 2012: ULTIMATE SUPER LAP LATE MODEL 50 LAP FEATURE (33 Entries): A Main:1. Steve Shaver (Vienna, WV), 2. Jeremy Miller (Gettysburg, PA), 3. Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA), 4. Rick Eckert (York, PA), 5. Jamie Lathroum (Mechanicsville, MD), 6. Stevie Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 7. Chris Ferguson (Mt. Holly, NC), 8. Dennis Franklin (Gaffney, SC), 9. Jason Covert (York Haven, PA), 10. Casey Roberts (Toccoa, GA), 11. Jerry Bard (Shippingsburg, PA), 12. Darryl Hills (Great Mills, MD), 13. Daniel Baggerly (Rural Retreat, VA), 14. Devin Friese (Chambersburg, PA), 15. Casey Barrow (Savannah, GA), 16. Zack Mitchell (Enoree, SC), 17. Kenny Moreland (Waldorf, MD), 18. Dustin Mitchell (Lucama, NC), 19. Chris Madden (Gaffney, SC), 20. Ricky Elliott (Seaford, DE), 21. David Watts (Buchanan, VA), 22. Coleby Frye (Dover, PA), 23. Mike Gault (Gaffney, SC), 24. Benji Cole (Cannon, GA), 25. Greg Satterlee (Rochester Mills, PA), 26. Donald Bradsher (Burlington, NC), B Main:1. Ricky Elliott (Seaford, DE), 2. Mike Gault (Gaffney, SC), 3. David Watts (Buchanan, VA), 4. Donald Bradsher (Burlington, NC), 5. Jerry Bard (Shippingsburg, PA), 6. Dustin Mitchell (Lucama, NC), 7. Devin Friese (Chambersburg, PA), 8. Casey Barrow (Savannah, GA), 9. Dean Bowen (Whiteville, NC), 10. Greg Satterlee (Rochester Mills, PA), 11. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 12. Benji Cole (Cannon, GA), 13. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 14. Rick Hulson (Glen Bernie, MD), 15. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 16. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 17. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), Heat Races 1:1. Chris Madden (Gaffney, SC), 2. Rick Eckert (York, PA), 3. Kenny Moreland (Waldorf, MD), 4. Darryl Hills (Great Mills, MD), 5. Ricky Elliott (Seaford, DE), 6. Donald Bradsher (Burlington, NC), 7. Devin Friese (Chambersburg, PA), 8. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 9. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), Heat Races 2:1. Jeremy Miller (Gettysburg, PA), 2. Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA), 3. Zack Mitchell (Enoree, SC), 4. Daniel Baggerly (Rural Retreat, VA), 5. Mike Gault (Gaffney, SC), 6. David Watts (Buchanan, VA), 7. Casey Barrow (Savannah, GA), 8. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), Heat Races 3:1. Jamie Lathroum (Mechanicsville, MD), 2. Steve Shaver (Vienna, WV), 3. Casey Roberts (Toccoa, GA), 4. Jason Covert (York Haven, PA), 5. Dean Bowen (Whiteville, NC), 6. Rick Hulson (Glen Bernie, MD), 7. Benji Cole (Cannon, GA), 8. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), Heat Races 4:1. Chris Ferguson (Mt. Holly, NC), 2. Dennis Franklin (Gaffney, SC), 3. Stevie Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 4. Coleby Frye (Dover, PA), 5. Greg Satterlee (Rochester Mills, PA), 6. Jerry Bard (Shippingsburg, PA), 7. Dustin Mitchell (Lucama, NC), 8. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), Qualifying:1. Rick Eckert (York, PA), 2. Zack Mitchell (Enoree, SC), 3. Steve Shaver (Vienna, WV), 4. Chris Ferguson (Mt. Holly, NC), 5. Chris Madden (Gaffney, SC), 6. Jeremy Miller (Gettysburg, PA), 7. Jamie Lathroum (Mechanicsville, MD), 8. Dennis Franklin (Gaffney, SC), 9. Darryl Hills (Great Mills, MD), 10. Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA), 11. Casey Roberts (Toccoa, GA), 12. Stevie Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 13. Kenny Moreland (Waldorf, MD), 14. David Watts (Buchanan, VA), 15. Jason Covert (York Haven, PA), 16. Coleby Frye (Dover, PA), 17. Donald Bradsher (Burlington, NC), 18. Daniel Baggerly (Rural Retreat, VA), 19. Dean Bowen (Whiteville, NC), 20. Greg Satterlee (Rochester Mills, PA), 21. Ricky Elliott (Seaford, DE), 22. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 23. Rick Hulson (Glen Bernie, MD), 24. Dustin Mitchell (Lucama, NC), 25. Devin Friese (Chambersburg, PA), 26. Mike Gault (Gaffney, SC), 27. Benji Cole (Cannon, GA), 28. Jerry Bard (Shippingsburg, PA), 29. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 30. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 31. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 32. Casey Barrow (Savannah, GA), 33. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), FAST TIME: Rick Eckert – 17.775 seconds TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 25 LAP FEATURE (15 Entries): A Main:1. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 2. Todd Traylor (King William, VA), 3. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 4. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 5. Taylor Doggett (Ruther Glen, VA), 6. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 7. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 8. Wayne Carroll (Fredericksburg, VA), 9. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), 10. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 11. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 12. Rudy Denke (Fredericksburg, VA), 13. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 14. Eddie Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 15. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA), FAST TIME: Brett Adkins – 20.816 seconds. BUDWESIER MODIFIED 25 LAP FEATURE (17 Entries): A Main:1. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 2. Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), 3. Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), 4. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 5. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 6. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 7. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 8. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 9. Donnie Smith (Fredericksburg, VA), 10. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 11. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 12. Kelly Samuels (Chesterfield, VA), 13. Ray Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA), 14. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 15. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 16. James Sparks (Hollywood, MD), 17. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), FAST TIME: Dan Arnold – 20.359 seconds...

ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODELS SET TO RETURN THIS SATURDAY

Jamaica, VA – Anticipation is running high for the return of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series this Saturday May 19th to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for the $10,000 to win Mid-Atlantic Spring Championship presented by FK Rod Ends. Last season’s visit by the regional touring series was one of 2011’s top dirt late model events on the East Coast. ULTIMATE teams have been buzzing about their return to Virginia Motor Speedway since last year’s event. Defending race winner Steve Shaver will be looking to repeat when this Saturday rolls around and looking to stop him will be a host of top late model talent to include defending ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Champion Chris Ferguson, current ULTIMATE point leader Casey Roberts, Chris Madden, Dennis Franklin and the rest of the ULTIMATE faithful. Also expect regional stand-outs Ricky Elliott, Jamie Lathroum, Jason Covert, Jeremy Miller, UFO Late Model Series Champion Devin Friese and current World of Outlaws Late Model Champion Rick Eckert. The driver’s from the South will have their hands full with a tough contingent of Mid-Atlantic hot-shoes. This is sure to turn into an epic North versus South event. Virginia Motor Speedway is pulling out all the stops once again to draw every Late Model in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by offering tow money to any driver not making the 26 car field with any driver not making the A Main receiving $200. Virginia Motor Speedway and ULTIMATE series officials expect the pits to be overflowing with Super Late Models as teams flock to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for this special event. Fans will also see the track’s Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Budweiser Modified divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. There will be three drawings for the fans to become very interactive with this event. One fan will get the chance to ride in the Pace Truck during the traditional “Four Wide” salute to the fans while one lucky fan will get to the chance to be Grand Marshall and wave the green flag at the start of the race. There will also be one lucky fan that will win a VP Racing Fuel checked flag autographed by all the drivers in attendance courtesy of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series. Competitor gates for Saturday May 19th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 19th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); and Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying, heats, B Main(s) and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Adult tickets are just $18; seniors (60+) $15; military $12; students 13 – 17 years old $8; children 7 – 12 years old $4; and children 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25. 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. 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. 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, an ASA affiliate track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track and 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. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

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