Speedway to Host Truckin Thunder Night & Week 6 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing Saturday, June 26th

Speedway to Host Truckin Thunder Night & Week 6 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing Saturday, June 26th

Jamaica, VA – After two weeks off due to a rainout and Father’s Day weekend, respectively, Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday, June 26thand host Truckin Thunder Night and week 6 of the Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season. The night will feature all four of the speedway’s Dirt Series Championship weekly divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side-by-side racing! The question remains going into week 5: Can Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and Brian Maxey of King George, VA (Collision One Limited Stocks) make it four wins in a row in their respective divisions? Both came from eighth place to grab wins in week 4 and will have to do so again to keep the streak alive. Whatever the outcome, you need to be here in person to see some of the country’s best racing. Competitor gates for Saturday, June 26th will open at 3 pm, and spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 6:30 pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (30 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20. To help enhance the fan’s 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. About Truckin Thunder: Truckin Thunder and Ashland Hitch are family-owned businesses servicing the Richmond, Ashland, and Fredericksburg, Virginia areas since 1978. They offer sales and full service for high-quality, aftermarket accessories for trucks, Jeeps, sport utility vehicles, vans (both personal and commercial), trailers, and hitch/towing needs. With four locations to serve you (Broad St., Midlothian Turnpike, Brook Rd., and RT 17 in Fredericksburg), you will find experienced managers and technicians to help you.Visit their website at www.truckinthunder.com for more info and directions to their stores. About Virginia Motor Speedway: 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 Hampton Roads....

Justin Williams Scores the Win in Pro Late Models; Lipscombe and Maxey Continue winning Ways, and Butler Scores Emotional first win of 2021

Justin Williams Scores the Win in Pro Late Models; Lipscombe and Maxey Continue winning Ways, and Butler Scores Emotional first win of 2021

Jamaica, VA – Justin Williams of Concord, VA, returned to his winning ways picking up the Victory Lap Pro Late Model victory after a spirited battle with Nick Love of Hughesville, MD. Williams would grab the lead on lap 20 and go on to his second win of 2021. “I love it when this track gets slicked over like it did tonight; we tried a couple of new things to the car, and they allowed the car to go anywhere on the track,” commented Williams in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Williams started fifth in the thirty-lap feature, working his way to the front methodically. By lap 6, Williams was in second and closing on Love. On lap 18, Williams had closed within 2-car lengths, and on the following lap, made his move for the top spot. Williams would try the outside of Love in turn 2 only Love to hold the spot, but as the two raced into turn 3, Williams shot to Love’s inside and grab the lead at the line. Once out front, Williams pulled away as Love, Matt Quade, and fast qualifier Jeremy Pilkerton battled over the second spot. Rounding out the top five were Matt Quade, Nick Love, Jeremy Pilkerton, and Joey Love. In other action, Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA, collected his third Truckin Thunder Sportsman win of the season. Lipscombe grab the lead from Matt Meads on lap 7 and held off a couple of challenges from Kacey Gordon to score the victory. Rounding out the top five were Tyler Shipp, Matt Ashworth, Matt Meads, and Michael Hayes. In the Budweiser Modified feature, Chase Butler of Mechanicsville, VA, scored an emotional win by holding off both Josh Harris and Lance Grady for the win. Butler was racing with a heavy heart with the passing of his engine builder Mark Batten the night before. Butler would grab the lead from Grady on lap 4 but would have to hold off several challenges by Grady and Harris over the closing laps to score his first win of 2021. Rounding out the top five were Josh Harris, Lance Grady, Brandon Galloway, and Brent Bordeaux. And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car feature, Brian Maxey of King George, VA took the lead from James Givens on lap 7 and scored his third win in a row in a caution-filled feature. Rounding out the top five were James Givens, Ryan Hutchens, jay Seward, and Jacob Buie. The speedway will return to racing on Saturday, June 12, and host week 5 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, June 12, will open at 3 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps. 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 Hampton Roads. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule of Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2021 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get 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. RACE RESULTS FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 2W-Justin Williams[5]; 2. 47-Matt Quade[2]; 3. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[6]; 4. 08-Joey Love[3]; 5. 38-Nicolas Love[1]; 6. 7A-Corey Almond[4]; 7. 14C-Chuck Bowie[7]; 8. 38B-Billy Hubbard[8]; 9. 77S-Ronnie Sissney[10]; 10. 09-Brad Rigdon[12]; 11. 7-Curtis Hughes[13]; 12. 12R-Mike Raleigh[9]; 13. 3-Bill Coada[14]; 14. 29H-Vaughan Haywood[11] Fast Qualifier: Jeremy Pilkerton – 18.965 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 71-Davis Lipscombe[8]; 2. 25-Tyler Shipp[5]; 3. 10-Matt Ashworth[3]; 4. 23-Matt Meads[2]; 5. 22-Michael Hayes[12]; 6. 76-John Morgan[13]; 7. 01-Tommy Upshaw[10]; 8. 92S-Todd Meredith[14]; 9. 57-Robert Miller[15]; 10. 16-Brett Adkins[1]; 11. 43H-Holly Weiss[11]; 12. 55-Tim Shelton[4]; 13. 9-Steve Causey[6]; 14. 8-James Givens[7]; 15. 92-Kacey Gordon[9] Fast Qualifier: Davis Lipscombe – 20.917 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 11-Chase Butler[4]; 2. 43-Josh Harris[2]; 3. 48-Lance Grady[1]; 4. 36G-Brandon Galloway[3]; 5. 40-Brent Bordeaux[5]; 6. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[6]; 7. 16-David Kendall[10]; 8. 94-Paul Washington[9]; 9. 14-Samuel Lamborgini[8]; 10. 44-Stephen Bryant[11]; 11. 1ST-Bret Hamilton[7] Fast Qualifier: Chase Butler – 20.275 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 04-Brian Maxey[8]; 2. 8-James Givens[2]; 3. 14H-Ryan Hutchens[9]; 4. 88-Jay Seward[5]; 5. 21-Jacob Buie[15]; 6. 9-Justin Pullen[13]; 7. 41-Cory Bradley[7]; 8. 55-Raymond Harper[4]; 9. 32M-Chris Champion[20]; 10. 7-Johnny Brooks[3]; 11. 01-Trent Clemans[1]; 12. 40-Paige Vassallo[14]; 13. 25-Marty Coltrain[11]; 14. 26-Stephanie Johnston[12]; 15. 30-Zac Elliott[16]; 16. 18-John Hankins Jr[17]; 17. 59-Randy Hutchens[10]; 18. 14-Brandon Bowler[6]; 19. 3-Dylan Pullen[18]; 20. 13-Dale Rhodes[19]; 21. 08-Chad Champion[21] Fast Qualifier: Raymond Harper – 22.613 seconds...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – JUNE 5

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – JUNE 5

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will host week 4 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday, June 5, 2021. The night’s activities will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side-by-side racing action. Competitor gates open – 3 PM Spectator gates open – 5 PM Drivers Meeting – 5:45 PM Hot Laps / Hot Lap Qualifying – 6:30 PM Features – 8 PM Admission (tickets can be purchased online by clicking this link 👉🏻 https://bit.ly/VMS_Weekly on in person at the gate) Adults $12, Senior (60+) $10, military $8, students (13-17) $6, children 12 and under FREE, and Pit Passes (regardless of age) $25. 16″ coolers are welcomed, no glass containers allowed. FREE well-lit parking. FREE Camping – Must be self-contained / no hook-ups. Great concessions at family-friendly prices....

VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE

VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Jamaica, VA – Advance tickets for the Saturday, May 15 Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth are now on sale. Adults are $30, Students (13-17) – $15, and children 12 and under free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets will also be available on race day at the ticket windows. The easiest way to purchase and redeem your ticket is to download the FREE MyRacePass app in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Advance tickets are on sale by visiting http://bit.ly/KoC_Tickets....

$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set This Saturday, May 15

$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set This Saturday, May 15

Jamaica, VA –Some of the region’s top dirt late model talent will converge on Virginia Motor Speedway for one of the year’s biggest events, the $20,000 to win Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth presented by Northern Neck Chevrolet. This Saturday, May 15, Virginia Motor Speedway will host 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 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. The admission price for adults is only $30; students 13 – 17 are $15, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Pit passes will be $40 regardless of age and will get you a seat in the grandstands. 16″ coolers are allowed, but no glass is permitted. 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 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. Advance general admission tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/KoC_Tickets...

SPEEDWAY CANCELS RACING ACTIVITIES FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 24

SPEEDWAY CANCELS RACING ACTIVITIES FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 24

Jamaica, VA – After much discussion and thought, speedway management has decided to cancel racing activities for Saturday, April 24, due to the high probability of rain for the weekend. “We have a lot of competitors and fans who travel an enormous amount of highway miles to attend our events,” said track owner Bill Sawyer. “We don’t want anyone to have the burden of making a long trip for nothing.” The Speedway will return to host the first of two mud bogs for the 2021 season next Saturday, May 1, with the 12th Annual Mud Mayhem presented by Atlantic Broadband, James River Equipment, and WhosYourDriver.org. Eleven divisions of mud maniacs will be competing in the state-of-the-art mud bog facility known as The Pit. For detail, visit www.thepitatvms.com. 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 2021 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get full ticket and camping information. Also, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” atwww.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway , and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway....

Speedway to Host Week 2 of Dirt Series Championship Racing This Saturday April 24

Speedway to Host Week 2 of Dirt Series Championship Racing This Saturday April 24

Jamaica, VA – After a very successful Thursday Night Thunder event, Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to return to weekly racing this Saturday, April 24th. The racing on opening night at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA, was fantastic in all four of the speedway’s Dirt Series Championship weekly divisions. The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side-by-side action. Competitor gates for Saturday, April 24th, will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 6:30 PM for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday will be the Victory Pro Late Models (35 Laps), Budweiser Modifieds (30 Laps), Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps), and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6 and children 12 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. Before heading to the speedway for the evenings racing, stop by Bella Pizza in the Essex Square Shopping Center located at 1673 Tappahannock Blvd, Tappahannock, VA 22560, for the 2021 Bella Pizza/Virginia Motor Speedway Car Show featuring race cars, vintage cars, and more from 11 AM – 2 PM Saturday, April 24th. 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. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule of Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2021 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get full ticket and camping information. Also, 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....

THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE

THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Jamaica, VA – Tickets to the Thursday, April 15 Thursday Night Thunder featuring Tony Stewart and the All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car series are now available online. Adult tickets are $30, students (13-17) are $15, and children 12 and under are free. Click here to purchase your tickets – https://bit.ly/VAMotorSpeedway...

Speedway Releases 2021 Racing Season Schedule

Speedway Releases 2021 Racing Season Schedule

Jamaica, VA – After a very disappointing 2020 due to COVID restrictions, Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to release the 2021 schedule and announce the return of racing. It will mark the 52nd season of action at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. “To say we are excited about getting back to racing would be an understatement. We are making changes to keep our competitors are fans safe on a race night, to include hand sanitization stations spread throughout the facility, and enhanced cleaning methods,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. The schedule includes eleven (11) nights of weekly racing action, the return of 410 sprint cars with the April 15th Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions and Tony Stewart, two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events – the May 15th $20,000 to win Virginia is for Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth and the August 7th $20,000 to win 45th Annual Ernie Shelton’s USA 100; the August 21st $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship for FASTRAK Pro Late Models, the return of the FASTRAK World Championship weekend paying $25,000 to win, and two mud bogs at the facilities state-of-the-art 200 mud bog pit. The 2021 season will open on Saturday, April 3rd, with Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring a full program that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock, divisions. The Dirt Series Champion weekly racing season will conclude on Saturday, September 4th, with the crowning of the speedway’s champions in each division....

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....

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