Speedway Returns to Racing on Saturday, July 20th

Speedway Returns to Racing on Saturday, July 20th

Jamaica, VA – The speedway will take several weeks off and return to racing on Saturday, July 20th. It will be week 7 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing and it will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Car, and Petie’s Radiator Service JuiceBox divisions in some exciting dirt track racing. On Saturday, July 20th, competitor gates will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 6 PM with hot laps. Features will start at 7 PM. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday will be the Victory Pro Late Models (30 Laps), Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps), Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps), and the Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for adults is $15, seniors (60+) $12, military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $12, students 13 – 17 years old $10, and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. Bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing the call of all the action on the track by tuning into 95.5 FM on your radio dial. 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....

Historic Heat Wave Forces Cancellation of Racing Activities for Saturday, June 22

Historic Heat Wave Forces Cancellation of Racing Activities for Saturday, June 22

Jamaica, VA – With temperatures nearing 100 degrees and the heat index forecast to be 104 degrees or higher, officials have made the tough decision to cancel racing activities for Saturday, June 22, 2024. “The safety of our fans and competitors is the most important issue when making this decision,” said track owner Bill Sawyer. “With the heat index expected to be above 104 degrees, it is just too hot for many of our fans and competitors; we do not want to put them in a position to have health complications due to the excessive heat.” The Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, July 20th, and host week 7 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Car, and Petie’s Radiator Service JuiceBox divisions in action. 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....

NEXT RACE: Week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly Racing Saturday, June 22nd

NEXT RACE: Week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly Racing Saturday, June 22nd

Jamaica, VA – Coming off a very successful Mark Batten Memorial presented by Truckin Thunder, the speedway will take a couple weeks off and return to racing on Saturday, June 22nd. It will be week 5 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing and it will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Car, and Petie’s Radiator Service JuiceBox divisions in some exciting dirt track racing. On Saturday, June 22nd, competitor gates will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 6 PM with hot laps. Features will start at 7 PM. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday will be the Victory Pro Late Models (30 Laps), Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps), Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps), and the Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for adults is $15, seniors (60+) $12, military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $12, students 13 – 17 years old $10, and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. Bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing the call of all the action on the track by tuning into 95.5 FM on your radio dial. 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....

Russell Erwin and nick Hoffman Score $10,000 Mark Batten Memorial Victories; Lipscombe, Adkins, and Bradley also grab wins

Russell Erwin and nick Hoffman Score $10,000 Mark Batten Memorial Victories; Lipscombe, Adkins, and Bradley also grab wins

Jamaica, VA – In the Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge portion of the Mark Batten Memorial presented by Truckin Thunder, Russell Erwin of Beaver Dam, VA, held off Tyler Bare of Lexington, VA, to take home the $10,000 victory. Erwin inherited the lead from Dustin Mitchell on lap 19, when he slowed with mechanical issues that ended his night. Erwin looked to be on cruise control, but with five laps left, Bare began working the high side, reeling in the leader. Bare would run out of laps, with Erwin holding on for the win. “I put a lot of work into trying to win this race; the Mark Batten Memorial means a lot to me. We are going to stay right here tonight and party like rock stars,” commented Russell Erwin in Virginia is for Racing Lovers Victory Lane. In the Modified Mafia Tour $10,000 feature, Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, NC, took the lead from Cole Falloway of Owensboro, KY, to take the $10,000 victory. Hoffman began working on Falloway for the lead as they worked through traffic. On lap 35, Hoffman went outside Falloway in turn 4 to take the lead and went on to take the win. “This is a new car; we only put it together three days ago for Drake Troutman. We decided to bring it out and shake it down. I was confident I could get the win; it felt good to grab this win, commented Nick Hoffman in Virginia is for Racing Lovers Victory Lane. Russell Erwin and Dustin Mitchell led the Vision Wheels Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge field to green, picking up the lead out of turn two. Several cautions slowed the pace for the first nine laps. On the lap 9 restart, Mitchell would pull away from Erwin, only to have the field closed up on his bumper for a car slow in turn four with mechanical issues. On the restart, Mitchell got a great jump, but Erwin kept pace with the leader. On lap 19 Mitchell’s race would come to an end as he slowed heading into turn one, handing the lead over to Erwin. Erwin pulled away from Jamie Lathroum on the restart, and Tyler Bare went from fifth to third. With 10 to go, Bare pulled within two car lengths when another caution came out. On the restart, Erwin would get an amazing restart and pull away by four car lengths over Bare. Erwin would hold off Bare for the $10,000 victory in the Mark Batten Memorial presented by Truckin Thunder. Cole Falloway and Austin Holcombe led the 26-car field to green, with Falloway taking the lead out of turn two followed by Ray Kable, Nick Hoffman, Charlie Mefford, and Todd Neiheiser. By lap five, Falloway had pulled out to a three-second lead. The race’s first caution would come out for a stopped car in turn three, closing the field back up on Falloway’s bumper. By lap 13, the leaders started working lapped traffic. Several times Hoffman got next to Falloway, but lapped cars would keep him from taking over the top spot. On lap 25 a caution flew for Todd Neiheiser who slowed in turn two with mechanical issues, ending his night. On the restart, Falloway and Hoffman began to pull away from the field. On lap 27, they came out of turn four side by side, with Galloway holding on. In turn one, Hoffman put a slide job on Falloway only to have Falloway cross back over to keep the lead. With five laps to go, Falloway and Hoffman were nose to tail. Heading into turn four, Hoffman went to the bottom and got under Falloway to take the lead at the line. A caution on lap 36 came out for Slade Parsons, setting up a four-lap race for the win. On the restart, Hoffman pulled away, as Falloway and Kable battled for second going on to take the $10,000 victory in the Modified Mafia Tour portion of the Mark Batten Memorial presented by Truckin Thunder. Falloway, Kable, Michael Altobelli, and Austin Holcombe rounded out the top five. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 25 lap feature, Billy Hubbard and Jarrett Edwards led the field to green, but Jeremy Pilkerton would lead the first lap. Once out front Pilkerton pulled away while Davis Lipscombe and Corey Almond battled for second. The race would go caution-free and looked like an easy win for Pilkerton, but the scales showed him seven pounds light, handing the win to Davis Lipscombe. Rounding out the top five were Corey Almond, Jarrett Edwards, Ben Scott, and Billy Hubbard. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 20 lap feature, Hunter Wright and Tyler Shipp led the field to green, with Wright grabbing the lead out of turn 2. On lap three, something broke on Wright’s car, sending him spinning into turn three, handing the lead to Shipp. Brett Adkins would take the lead three laps later. On the final lap, Shipp would get inside Adkins as they came to the start-finish line, with the race ending in a photo finish, with Adkins winning by .006 seconds. Rounding out the top five were Shipp, Blake Adkins, Matt Meads, and Steve Causey. In the Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Car 15 feature, Brandon Bowler and Cory Bradley led the field to green, with Bradley leading the opening circuit. On lap 6, current point leader Brian Hubbard spun in turn four, collecting Christopher Bryan in the process. On the restart, Bradley would pull away and go on to his first win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Brandon Bowler, Trent Clemans, Justin Pullen, and Christian Sherr. The speedway will return to racing on Saturday, June 22nd, for week 5 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing, featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Car, and Petie’s Radiator Service JuiceBox divisions in action. Spectator gates will open at 5 PM, with racing beginning at 7 PM. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA, and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA, in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2024 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 MARK BATTEN MEMORIAL PRESENTED BY TRUCKIN THUNDER, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2024: Vision Wheels Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge (40 Laps) – 1. 22-Russell Erwin[1]; 2. B8-Tyler Bare[6]; 3. 15K-Jamie Lathroum[9]; 4. 16-Blake Craft[4]; 5. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[13]; 6. 32-Michael Batten[3]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden[17]; 8. 48-Hunter Kohn[12]; 9. 002-Tyler Arrington[14]; 10. 7-Dan Breuer[10]; 11. 17-Timmy Blackwell[22]; 12. 57-Landen Zakalowski[16]; 13. 98-Josh Pierce[19]; 14. 18*-Matt Cochran[11]; 15. 13-Joe Radford[21]; 16. 12-Ricky Wells[18]; 17. 72-Derrick Rankin[15]; 18. 74-Derick Quade[5]; 19. 43H-Josh Harris[25]; 20. 4-Doug Penny[23]; 21. 9E-Robbie Emory[8]; 22. 23-Josh Canipe[20]; 23. D8-Dustin Mitchell[2]; 24. B1-Billy Tucker[24]; 25. 24-Kenny Moreland[7] Scott Service Company Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. 22-Russell Erwin[1]; 2. 16-Blake Craft[2]; 3. 24-Kenny Moreland[3]; 4. 7-Dan Breuer[5]; 5. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[4]; 6. 57-Landen Zakalowski[6]; 7. 98-Josh Pierce[8]; 8. 17-Timmy Blackwell[7]; 9. B1-Billy Tucker[9] M&W Transport Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. D8-Dustin Mitchell[1]; 2. 74-Derick Quade[4]; 3. 9E-Robbie Emory[2]; 4. 18*-Matt Cochran[7]; 5. 002-Tyler Arrington[5]; 6. 01-Matt Glanden[6]; 7. 23-Josh Canipe[3]; 8. 4-Doug Penny[8]; 9. 43H-Josh Harris[9] Earnhardt Technologies Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. 32-Michael Batten[1]; 2. B8-Tyler Bare[2]; 3. 15K-Jamie Lathroum[3]; 4. 48-Hunter Kohn[4]; 5. 72-Derrick Rankin[5]; 6. 12-Ricky Wells[6]; 7. 13-Joe Radford[7]; 8. 51S-Garrett Donnell[8] HGR’s Qualifying – 1. 22-Russell Erwin, 00:18.509[14]; 2. D8-Dustin Mitchell, 00:18.764[8]; 3. 32-Michael Batten, 00:18.899[12]; 4. 16-Blake Craft, 00:18.956[26]; 5. 9E-Robbie Emory, 00:19.084[15]; 6. B8-Tyler Bare, 00:19.097[7]; 7. 24-Kenny Moreland, 00:19.113[20]; 8. 23-Josh Canipe, 00:19.123[9]; 9. 15K-Jamie Lathroum, 00:19.143[11]; 10. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton, 00:19.180[4]; 11. 74-Derick Quade, 00:19.260[25]; 12. 48-Hunter Kohn, 00:19.301[19]; 13. 7-Dan Breuer, 00:19.346[1]; 14. 002-Tyler Arrington, 00:19.523[18]; 15. 72-Derrick Rankin, 00:19.547[22]; 16. 57-Landen Zakalowski, 00:19.710[3]; 17. 01-Matt Glanden, 00:20.017[13]; 18. 12-Ricky Wells, 00:20.058[21]; 19. 17-Timmy Blackwell, 00:20.124[23]; 20. 18*-Matt Cochran, 00:20.182[10]; 21. 13-Joe Radford, 00:20.212[24]; 22. 98-Josh Pierce, 00:20.299[6]; 23. 4-Doug Penny, 00:20.377[2]; 24. 51S-Garrett Donnell, 00:20.418[5]; 25. B1-Billy Tucker, 00:20.436[16]; 26. 43H-Josh Harris, 00:20.462[17] Modified Mafia Tour A Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 5-Nick Hoffman[3]; 2. 66-Cole Falloway[1]; 3. 90-Ray Kable[5]; 4. 95-Michael Altobelli[6]; 5. 8A-Austin Holcombe[2]; 6. 13-Charlie Mefford[4]; 7. 6-Ryan Ayers[16]; 8. 5T-Jonathan Taylor[13]; 9. 2T-Ty Norder[23]; 10. 7T-Evan Taylor[12]; 11. 9R-JP Roberts Jr[20]; 12. 18-Rick Hulson[17]; 13. 51-Joey Polevoy[21]; 14. 11-Chase Butler[9]; 15. 12R-Ty Rhoades[18]; 16. 84-Ryan Toole[14]; 17. 22-Russell Erwin[26]; 18. 82-Gary Dillon[24]; 19. 2-Michael Pappas[11]; 20. 60-Jim Manka[19]; 21. 96-Slade Parsons[22]; 22. 99-Cole Hilton[7]; 23. 40-Brent Bordeaux[10]; 24. 72-Todd Neiheiser[8]; 25. 23Z-Austin Self[15]; 26. 7&7-Jeff Solinger[25] B Feature 1 (8 Laps) – 1. 18-Rick Hulson[1]; 2. 60-Jim Manka[4]; 3. 51-Joey Polevoy[6]; 4. 82-Gary Dillon[7]; 5. 22-Russell Erwin[2]; 6. 7D-TJ DeHaven[11]; 7. 7&7-Jeff Solinger[5]; 8. 10S-Tim Schulte[8]; 9. 01-Bradley Majors[3]; 10. 814-Sam Lamborgini[10]; 11. 04-Kaleb Toole[9] B Feature 2 (8 Laps) – 1. 12R-Ty Rhoades[2]; 2. 9R-JP Roberts Jr[1]; 3. 96-Slade Parsons[7]; 4. 34-Cody Williams[3]; 5. 2T-Ty Norder[4]; 6. 7-Johnny Brooks[6]; 7. 11L-Troy Loomis[5]; 8. 21J-Curtis Mason[9]; 9. 1ST-Bret Hamilton[8]; 10. (DNS) 28-Mason Lobb Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. 66-Cole Falloway[2]; 2. 90-Ray Kable[4]; 3. 11-Chase Butler[1]; 4. 5T-Jonathan Taylor[3]; 5. 18-Rick Hulson[8]; 6. 01-Bradley Majors[9]; 7. 7&7-Jeff Solinger[6]; 8. 82-Gary Dillon[7]; 9. 04-Kaleb Toole[10]; 10. 7D-TJ DeHaven[5] Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. 8A-Austin Holcombe[2]; 2. 95-Michael Altobelli[4]; 3. 40-Brent Bordeaux[3]; 4. 84-Ryan Toole[5]; 5. 22-Russell Erwin[1]; 6. 60-Jim Manka[7]; 7. 51-Joey Polevoy[6]; 8. 10S-Tim Schulte[8]; 9. 814-Sam Lamborgini[9] Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. 5-Nick Hoffman[1]; 2. 99-Cole Hilton[3]; 3. 2-Michael Pappas[2]; 4. 23Z-Austin Self[6]; 5. 9R-JP Roberts Jr[4]; 6. 34-Cody Williams[8]; 7. 11L-Troy Loomis[5]; 8. 96-Slade Parsons[7]; 9. 21J-Curtis Mason[9] Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. 13-Charlie Mefford[1]; 2. 72-Todd Neiheiser[2]; 3. 7T-Evan Taylor[3]; 4. 6-Ryan Ayers[4]; 5. 12R-Ty Rhoades[5]; 6. 2T-Ty Norder[6]; 7. 7-Johnny Brooks[7]; 8. 1ST-Bret Hamilton[8]; 9. 28-Mason Lobb[9] Qualifying 1 – 1. 11-Chase Butler, 00:19.898[18]; 2. 22-Russell Erwin, 00:20.079[15]; 3. 66-Cole Falloway, 00:20.214[4]; 4. 8A-Austin Holcombe, 00:20.243[14]; 5. 5T-Jonathan Taylor, 00:20.510[6]; 6. 40-Brent Bordeaux, 00:20.576[12]; 7. 90-Ray Kable, 00:20.699[10]; 8. 95-Michael Altobelli, 00:20.880[8]; 9. 7D-TJ DeHaven, 00:20.919[16]; 10. 84-Ryan Toole, 00:20.963[3]; 11. 7&7-Jeff Solinger, 00:21.055[19]; 12. 51-Joey Polevoy, 00:21.058[13]; 13. 82-Gary Dillon, 00:21.088[17]; 14. 60-Jim Manka, 00:21.116[11]; 15. 18-Rick Hulson, 00:21.539[9]; 16. 10S-Tim Schulte, 00:21.545[5]; 17. 01-Bradley Majors, 00:21.776[1]; 18. 814-Sam Lamborgini, 00:21.926[2]; 19. 04-Kaleb Toole, 00:22.441[7] Qualifying 2 – 1. 5-Nick Hoffman, 00:19.679[3]; 2. 13-Charlie Mefford, 00:19.738[17]; 3. 2-Michael Pappas, 00:20.096[1]; 4. 72-Todd Neiheiser, 00:20.250[2]; 5. 99-Cole Hilton, 00:20.263[5]; 6. 7T-Evan Taylor, 00:20.321[14]; 7. 9R-JP Roberts Jr, 00:20.372[4]; 8. 6-Ryan Ayers, 00:20.453[8]; 9. 11L-Troy Loomis, 00:20.486[18]; 10. 12R-Ty Rhoades, 00:20.552[16]; 11. 23Z-Austin Self, 00:20.752[10]; 12. 2T-Ty Norder, 00:20.766[6]; 13. 96-Slade Parsons, 00:20.768[12]; 14. 7-Johnny Brooks, 00:20.965[13]; 15. 34-Cody Williams, 00:20.978[15]; 16. 1ST-Bret Hamilton, 00:21.093[9]; 17. 21J-Curtis Mason, 00:22.342[7]; 18. 28-Mason Lobb[11] Race to the Pole – 1. 66-Cole Falloway[1]; 2. 90-Ray Kable[2]; 3. 8A-Austin Holcombe[3]; 4. 13-Charlie Mefford[7]; 5. 5-Nick Hoffman[5]; 6. 99-Cole Hilton[6]; 7. 72-Todd Neiheiser[8]; 8. 95-Michael Altobelli[4] Victory Lap Pro Late Model A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 71-Davis Lipscombe[4]; 2. 7A-Corey Almond[6]; 3. 43-Jarrett Edwards[2]; 4. 80-Ben Scott[7]; 5. 38B-Billy Hubbard[1]; 6. 38-Nick Love[5]; 7. 6-Chase Blackwell[12]; 8. 7-Curtis Hughes[8]; 9. 4-Doug Penny[11]; 10. 45-William Baker[14]; 11. 82-Roger Robertson Jr[10]; 12. 17-Colby Bradshaw[13]; 13. (DNS) 51S-Garrett Donnell; 14. (DQ) 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[3] Fast Qualifier: Corey Almond – 19.410 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (20 laps): 1. 16-Brett Adkins[8]; 2. 25-Tyler Shipp[2]; 3. 1-Blake Adkins[7]; 4. 23-Matt Meads[6]; 5. 9-Steve Causey[5]; 6. 7-Lucas Sandy[4]; 7. 39-Cole Johnston[9]; 8. 01-Adam Breeden[3]; 9. 00-Hunter Wright[1]; 10. 33-Matt Brown[10] Fast Qualifier: Brett Adkins – 21.633 seconds Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Car (15 laps): 1. 41-Cory Bradley[2]; 2. 14-Brandon Bowler[1]; 3. 01-Trent Clemans[3]; 4. 9-Justin Pullen[7]; 5. 07-Christian Sherr[4]; 6. 99-Hilton Pickeral[9]; 7. 09-Jacob Buie Sr[10]; 8. 89-Craig Newcombe[13]; 9. 18-John Hankins Jr[12]; 10. 53-Gregory Morgan[5]; 11. 23B-Brian Hubbard[8]; 12. 95-Christopher Bryan[6]; 13. 14J-James Rainey Jr[11] Fast Qualifier: Trent Clemans – 22.498 seconds  ...

Speedway to host Steel Block Bandits AND Modified Mafia Series for a Pair of $10,000 to win Mark Batten Memorial Features, Saturday, June 1

Speedway to host Steel Block Bandits AND Modified Mafia Series for a Pair of $10,000 to win Mark Batten Memorial Features, Saturday, June 1

Jamaica, VA – One of the most anticipated events of the year is just two weeks away as Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 3rd Annual Mark Batten Memorial, Saturday June 1st. The stars and cars of the Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge Series and Modified Mafia Series will invade Virginia Motor Speedway for a pair of $10,000 to-win features. Many of the Mid-Atlantic’s top Limited Late Model and Modified drivers are expected to be on hand. “We are very humbled that the Batten family wanted us to host this memorial event, with $10,000 on the line for both the Steel Block Bandits and Modified Mafia series, we are expecting a huge car count. This will be an event you do not want to miss,” commented track owner and President Bill Sawyer. Also, see the tracks Victory Lap Pro Late Models. Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stocks in Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. Competitor gates for Saturday, June 1, will open at 2 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track, activities will begin at 6 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $30; seniors (60+) $25, military $20; students 13 – 17 years old $15; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $40. Mark Batten Memorial tickets can be purchased in advance by going to  https://bit.ly/BattenMemorial or at the gate on race day. 16″ coolers are welcome, but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free well-lit parking, and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½-mile dirt oval track located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA, and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA, in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area....

Mud Mayhem Mud Bog at The Pit a Huge Success Despite Rain and Mud; June 1st Mark Batten Memorial Featuring Twin $10,000 to win features Up Next

Mud Mayhem Mud Bog at The Pit a Huge Success Despite Rain and Mud; June 1st Mark Batten Memorial Featuring Twin $10,000 to win features Up Next

Jamaica, VA – Mother Nature did her best to put a damper on the 14th annual Mud Mayhem presented by Breezeline and WhosYourDriver.org, but the fans and competitors showed out despite the rain and mud at The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway. The event saw the largest truck count of Mega Trucks in the facility’s history, with sixty-four total trucks showing up for race number three for the Premier Mega Truck Racing Series, forty-one Pro Mega Trucks, and 23 1-Ton Super Trucks. The event was also sponsored by J.D.S. Enterprises, Atkins Petroleum & Propane, Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers, Gary’s Transmission, and Truckin Thunder. Winners in each class: Super Stock – Michael Sutphin in Stacked Deck; Pro Stock – Beau Barricks in Bone Crusher; Modified – Beau Barricks in Bone Crusher; Pro Mod – Trey Moody in That P.O.S.; Pro Mega Truck – Shayne Tucker in Wasted; 1-Ton Super Truck – Hugh Williams in Mudcat.  The Speedway will take Memorial Day Weekend off and return to racing on Saturday, June 1st, to host the 3rd annual Mark Batten Memorial featuring twin $10,000 to win events for the Steel Block Bandits Limited Late Model and Modified Mafia Series. The Mid-Atlantic’s top Limited Late Model and UMP Modified competitors will be on hand for this huge event. Spectator gates open at 5 pm with on-track action beginning at 6 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets for the Mark Batten Memorial are $30, seniors (60+) $25, military (active or retired) $20, students (13-17) $15, and kids 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting https://bit.ly/BattenMemorial. Virginia Motor Speedway 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 Virginia Motor Speedway, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track website at www.vamotorspeedway.com. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

Mud Mayhem Mud Bog IS TODAY Saturday, May 18 at The Pit – RAIN OR SHINE

Mud Mayhem Mud Bog IS TODAY Saturday, May 18 at The Pit – RAIN OR SHINE

Jamaica, VA – The first of two mud bogs for the 2024 season is scheduled for today Saturday, May 18 as The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosts the 14th annual Mud Mayhem presented by Breezeline and WhosYourDriver.org. The event will feature the competitors of the Premier Mega Truck Racing Series in head-to-head, no time clock racing. This will be one mega of a show and is RAIN OR SHINE! Also, scheduled are the Super Stock, Pro Stock, Modified, and Pro Mod divisions running the very challenging hill and hole mud pit. Competitors are encouraged to visit www.thepitatvms.com for the rules packages and payouts. There will also be two divisions of Kid’s Power Wheels for the young mudders that are 10 years of age and under. Gates and registration will open at 9 am with single eliminations for Mega Truck, Super Stock, Pro Stock, Modified and Pro Mod classes beginning at noon. Registration and inspection for all classes will end at 11:30 pm. Rules for each class are now available at www.thepitatvms.com. Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection. Additional sponsorship for Mud Mayhem is provided by Atkins Petroleum & Propane,  Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers, Gary’s Transmission, and Truckin Thunder. If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Dave Seay at 804-357-7223 or at dave@vamotorspeedway.com. The Pit at VMS is located on the grounds of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and is situated on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The Speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area....

Weather Forces Cancellation of $5,000 to win Commonwealth Clash

Weather Forces Cancellation of $5,000 to win Commonwealth Clash

Jamaica, Virginia – With rain overnight into the morning, and the chance of rain later in the afternoon, management of Virginia Motor Speedway has made the difficult decision to cancel the $5000 to win FASTRAK Racing Series sanctioned Commonwealth Clash. “The decision to cancel a race is the hardest thing we have to do as a promoter. But Mother Nature has forced a decision as we have too many drivers and fans coming from long distances. We don’t want to cause them any unnecessary costs for fuel and hotel rooms”, commented Virginia Motor owner Bill Sawyer. The speedway will take Mother’s Day weekend off and return on Saturday, May 18th to host the 13th Annual Mud Mayhem Mud Bog presented by Breezeline and WhosYourDriver.org. The event will feature the Premier Mega Truck Racing Series in head-to-head mega truck racing on a short course. Also see the Super Stock, Pro Stock, Modified, and Pro Mod division competing in the 200’ Hill-n-hole pit. Gates open at 9 AM with the mud bog beginning at noon. This is going to be a mega event you do not want to miss. Adults just $25, students (7-17) are $15, and kids 6 and under are free....

$5000 TO WIN COMMONWEALTH CLASH FOR FASTRAK TOURING SERIES THIS SATURDAY, MAY 4

$5000 TO WIN COMMONWEALTH CLASH FOR FASTRAK TOURING SERIES THIS SATURDAY, MAY 4

Jamaica, VA – The stars and cars of the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series will invade Virginia Motor Speedway for the $5000 to win Commonwealth Clash this Saturday, May 4. Many of the Mid-Atlantic’s top Pro Late Model drivers will be on hand to compete to take home the $5000 top prize. “The FASTRAK Pro Late Model races are some of the best races we host here at Virginia Motor Speedway; no matter where you look, there is always three and four-wide action throughout the field,” commented track owner and President Bill Sawyer. Also, see the tracks Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stocks in Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. The extremely popular Petie’s Radiator Service JuiceBox kids division will also be in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, May 4, will open at 2 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track, activities will begin at 6 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $25; seniors (60+)/military $20; students 13 – 17 years old $15; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $35. Commonwealth Clash tickets can be purchased in advance by going to  https://bit.ly/FASTRAKtickets or at the gate on race day. 16″ coolers are welcome, but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free well-lit parking, and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards. 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....

Davis Lipscombe Scores Career First Pro Late Model Win; Adkins, Heath, and Hubbard Also Grab Wins

Davis Lipscombe Scores Career First Pro Late Model Win; Adkins, Heath, and Hubbard Also Grab Wins

Jamaica, VA – Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA, led flag-to-flag in a flawless run to score his first win in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 30 lap feature. With the field battling for position behind him, Lipscombe went unchallenged and went on to score his career-first Pro Late Model victory. “We have worked extremely hard on this Frankenstein of a car; we found something last year with this car and knew if we kept at it, we would end up here in victory lane,” commented Lipscombe in Virginia Is For Racing Lovers victory lane. Jeremy Pilkerton and Davis Lipscombe led the field to green in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 30 lap feature. Lipscombe would grab the lead right before the races first WhosYourDriver.org caution came out. By lap 5, Lipscombe had built a 5-car length advantage over Pilkerton when the caution came out for a Garrett Donnell and Colby Bradshaw wreck. Once back under green, the battle on the track was for fifth as Billy Hubbard and Joey Love raced side-by-side for multiple laps. Lipscombe began pulling away from Pilkerton while Cory Almond and Nick Davis battled for third with the laps winding down. Pilkerton would never get close enough to make a run at the lead as Lipscombe kept a 10-car length advantage on the way to his first win of the season. Jeremy Pilkerton, Corey Almond, Nick Davis, and Joey Love rounded out the top five. In the Budweiser Modified 25-lap feature, Scott Heath of Moneta, VA, grabbed the lead from the outside of the front row on the drop of the green flag. Behind him, the battle for second was hot and heavy between Bret Hamilton, Cole Hilton, and Chase Butler. Hilton would spin on lap 15, racing with Butler for third. Butler would come to pit road for some damage to his body, relegating both to the rear of the field. Heath would never be challenged and went on to score his first victory, followed by Bret Hamilton, Joey Polevoy, Michael Pappas, and Jeff Solinger rounding out the top five. Brett Adkins of Saluda, VA, grabbed the lead on lap thirteen from Hunter Wright of Aylett, VA, in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature. Adam Breen and Hunter Wright led the field to green, with Wright grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Wright would hold the top spot till lap 13 when Adkins swoet to his outside to take the lead. Once out front, Adkins would pull away and take his second win in a row. Wright, Matt Meads, Tyler Shipp, and Cole Johnston rounded out the top five. In the Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature, Justin Pullen and Gregory Morgan led the field to green, with Morgan taking the lead. Week one winner Brian Hubbard took the lead on lap two as the battle for second went four-wide. With laps winding down, Hubbard, Bradley, Cleman, and Christopher Sherr all stayed within striking distance of each other. But it was Hubbard who would go on to take the win, his second win in a row. Cory Bradley, Trent Clemans, Christian Sherr, and Christopher Bryan rounded out the top five. The speedway will return to racing on Saturday, May 4, to host the FASTRAK Touring Series sanctioned $5000 to win Commonwealth Clash. Some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top Pro Late Model drivers will be on hand. Also, see the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Joe Hudson’s Limited Stock Car divisions on Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. Spectator gates will open at 5 PM, with racing beginning at 7 PM. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA, and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA, in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2024 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 SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024: A Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 71-Davis Lipscombe[2]; 2. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[1]; 3. 29H-Corey Almond[4]; 4. 92-Nick Davis[7]; 5. 08-Joey Love[3]; 6. 38-Billy Hubbard[6]; 7. 10-Matt Ashworth[8]; 8. 4-Doug Penny[14]; 9. 7-Curtis Hughes[11]; 10. 45-William Baker[10]; 11. 51S-Garrett Donnell[12]; 12. 37-Bud Stinson[5]; 13. 17-Colby Bradshaw[13]; 14. 82-Roger Robertson Jr[9] Fast Qualifier: Corey Almond – 18.570 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps): 1. 16-Brett Adkins[6]; 2. 00-Hunter Wright[2]; 3. 23-Matt Meads[3]; 4. 25-Tyler Shipp[4]; 5. 39-Cole Johnston[9]; 6. 7-Lucas Sandy[8]; 7. 01-Adam Breeden[1]; 8. 1-Blake Adkins[7]; 9. 9-Steve Causey[5]; 10. 33-Matt Brown[11]; 11. OU1-Dale Rhodes[10] Fast Qualifier: Bret Adkins – 20.888 seconds Budweiser Modified (25 laps): 1. 35-Scott Heath[2]; 2. 1ST-Bret Hamilton[1]; 3. 51-Joey Polevoy[5]; 4. 2-Michael Pappas[3]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[8]; 6. 11-Chase Butler[6]; 7. 10S-Tim Schulte[9]; 8. 99-Cole Hilton[4]; 9. 21C-Micheal Conley[12]; 10. 21J-Curtis Mason[11]; 11. 814-Samuel Lamborgini[10]; 12. (DNF) 7-Johnny Brooks[7]; 13. (DNF) 9C-Colin Cartwright[13] Fast Qualifier: Chase Butler – 18.731 seconds (NEW TRACK RECORD) Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Limited Stock Car (2 laps): 1. 23B-Brian Hubbard[3]; 2. 41-Cory Bradley[5]; 3. 01-Trent Clemans[6]; 4. 07-Christian Sherr[8]; 5. 95-Christopher Bryan[10]; 6. 21-Jacob Buie[9]; 7. 59-Jason Speelman[12]; 8. 53-Gregory Morgan[2]; 9. 99-Hilton Pickeral[7]; 10. 14-Brandon Bowler[4]; 11. 25-John Hankins Jr[11]; 12. 9-Justin Pullen[1]; 13. 89-Craig Newcombe[13]; 14. 10-Ray Ashworth[14] Fast Qualifier: Trent Clemans – 21.955 seconds...

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