Ross Bailes Wins Rain-Shortened Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway

Ross Bailes Wins Rain-Shortened Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway

 Jamaica, VA – What looked to be a good night of racing ended with rain shortening the event and Ross Bailes of Clover, SC, being declared the winner of the $20,000 to win in the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth after only 23 laps of racing. Track owner Bill Sawyer decided that he would pay everyone as if they had completed the full 60 laps. On the drop of the green flag, pole-sitter and defending champion Brandon Overton shot out to the lead. Overton held a 10-car-length advantage over Bailes as the two raced into traffic. Overton worked traffic efficiently for several laps before contact with a lapped car allowed Bailes to get by for the lead on lap 17. Two laps later, a caution fell when Jeff Smith slowed in turn 2, bringing out a caution. On the restart, Bailes pulled away from Zack Mitchell and held the lead until rain brought the field to a red flag. The rain persisted to the point that the track had no choice but to call the race as completed with Bailes, the winner. Rounding out the top five were Zack Mitchell, Ben Watkins, Kenny Moreland, and Dale Hollidge. A decision on the FASTRAK Pro Late Model and Truckin Thunder Sportsman features will be made at a later date. The speedway will take the Memorial Day weekend off and the following weekend and return to racing on Saturday, June 11 and host week 3 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. 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 2019 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 THE VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH – MAY 21, 2022: Ultimate Super Late Model Series A Feature (COMPLETED AT LAP 23): 1. 79-Ross Bailes[3]; 2. 57-Zack Mitchell[2]; 3. 16-Ben Watkins[4]; 4. 24-Kenny Moreland[8]; 5. 15K-Dale Hollidge[6]; 6. 45-Kyle Hardy[11]; 7. 20-Trever Feathers[10]; 8. 87-Walker Arthur[7]; 9. 93-Carson Ferguson[9]; 10. 42K-Cla Knight[13]; 11. 15-Jason Covert[18]; 12. 5-Corey Gordon[14]; 13. 83-Jensen Ford[16]; 14. 24DS-Michael Brown[22]; 15. 6-Jamie Lathroum[20]; 16. 11C-Trevor Collins[17]; 17. 10-Garrett Smith[21]; 18. 70-Jeff Smith[12]; 19. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 20. 421-Anthony Sanders[23]; 21. 19-Logan Roberson[5]; 22. 42-Doug Sanders[25]; 23. 2-Dennis Franklin[15]; 24. 07-Brian Ledbetter[24]; 25. 72-Tyler Emory[19] Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 2. 19-Logan Roberson[2]; 3. 93-Carson Ferguson[3]; 4. 42K-Cla Knight[6]; 5. 11C-Trevor Collins[5]; 6. 10-Garrett Smith[4]; 7. 40-Brent Bordeaux[7] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 79-Ross Bailes[1]; 2. 87-Walker Arthur[3]; 3. 45-Kyle Hardy[4]; 4. 2-Dennis Franklin[5]; 5. 72-Tyler Emory[2]; 6. 421-Anthony Sanders[7]; 7. KB-Kerry King[6] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Zack Mitchell[1]; 2. 15K-Dale Hollidge[2]; 3. 20-Trever Feathers[4]; 4. 5-Corey Gordon[3]; 5. 15-Jason Covert[6]; 6. 24DS-Michael Brown[5]; 7. 07-Brian Ledbetter[7] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Ben Watkins[3]; 2. 24-Kenny Moreland[2]; 3. 70-Jeff Smith[5]; 4. 83-Jensen Ford[1]; 5. 6-Jamie Lathroum[4]; 6. 42-Doug Sanders[6] Qualifying Group 1: 1. 76-Brandon Overton, 00:18.485[11]; 2. 79-Ross Bailes, 00:18.650[14]; 3. 19-Logan Roberson, 00:18.905[5]; 4. 72-Tyler Emory, 00:18.932[4]; 5. 93-Carson Ferguson, 00:19.016[1]; 6. 87-Walker Arthur, 00:19.056[12]; 7. 10-Garrett Smith, 00:19.062[9]; 8. 45-Kyle Hardy, 00:19.071[3]; 9. 11C-Trevor Collins, 00:19.282[13]; 10. 2-Dennis Franklin, 00:19.438[7]; 11. 42K-Cla Knight, 00:19.662[6]; 12. KB-Kerry King, 00:19.792[10]; 13. 40-Brent Bordeaux, 00:20.126[2]; 14. (DNF) 421-Anthony Sanders, 00:20.126[8] Qualifying 2: 1. 57-Zack Mitchell, 00:18.368[6]; 2. 83-Jensen Ford, 00:18.519[13]; 3. 15K-Dale Hollidge, 00:18.643[7]; 4. 24-Kenny Moreland, 00:18.668[11]; 5. 5-Corey Gordon, 00:18.859[1]; 6. 16-Ben Watkins, 00:18.973[10]; 7. 20-Trever Feathers, 00:19.030[4]; 8. 6-Jamie Lathroum, 00:19.046[2]; 9. 24DS-Michael Brown, 00:19.107[9]; 10. 70-Jeff Smith, 00:19.155[8]; 11. 15-Jason Covert, 00:19.233[3]; 12. 42-Doug Sanders, 00:19.610[5]; 13. 07-Brian Ledbetter, 00:20.202[12]        ...

Speedway to Host the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth This Saturday, May 21

Speedway to Host the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth This Saturday, May 21

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, this Saturday, May 21 at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. will host the largest short track event in the State of Virginia. The event will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and will feature an A-Main, paying the winner a cool $20,000. The event will also feature a $3000 to win FASTRAK Racing Series race for Pro Late Model competitors as well as the Truckin Thunder Sportsman in Dirt Series Championship action. “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; senior (60+)/military $25, 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....

JUSTIN WILLIAMS INHERITS LEAD AND VICTORY IN PRO LATE MODEL ACTION; ARNOLD, SHELTON, AND MAXEY ALSO SCORE WINS

JUSTIN WILLIAMS INHERITS LEAD AND VICTORY IN PRO LATE MODEL ACTION; ARNOLD, SHELTON, AND MAXEY ALSO SCORE WINS

Jamaica, VA – Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, on this night, Justin Williams of Concord, VA, was both. With three laps to go in the Victory Lap Pro Late model feature, race leader Ray Love Jr. Of LaPlata, MD, succumbed to mechanical issues handing a fast closing Williams of Concord, VA, the lead and the win. “We were closing on the top side with the laps winding down, it was going to be close, but I believe Ray (Love) would have been able to hold me off for the win,” commented Williams in Virginia Is for Racing Lover’s victory lane. Love and Corey Almond led the field to green, with Love grabbing the lead on the opening lap. Behind him, the race for second was three wide with Almond, Williams, and Austin Hubbard. On lap 4, Williams got past Almond for second, with Love already checked out on the field. Love worked traffic to perfection, keeping the Williams at a distance. Behind him, the race for fourth was hot and heavy between Hubbard and Trevor Collins. By lap 25, Williams had jumped to the cushion and looked to be gaining on Love with five laps to go, but on lap 27, a puff of smoke came from under the hood of Love’s #08, handing the lead and win to Williams. Rounding out the top 5 were Corey Almond, Trevor Collins, Austin Hubbard, and Matthew Hildebrand. It only took Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA, nine laps to take the lead from Matt Meads of Elizabeth City, NC, in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature; once he did, Shelton only had to hold off a late charge by Tyler Shipp of Mechanicsville, VA to take the victory. Meads and Shipp would lead the field to green, with Meads leading the first lap. Shelton got by Shipp on lap on lap six and began closing in on Meads, your leader. On lap 8, Shelton went to the outside of Meads to take the lead out of turn 2. With 5 to go, Shipp took one more shot for the lead, but Shelton was able to hold him off and go on to his second victory in as many races. Shipp, Meads, Brett Adkins, and Wesley Givens rounded out the top five finishers. In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature, Chris Arnold of Matoaca, VA, took over the lead from Jeff Solinger of Bumpass, VA, on lap seven and went on to a dominant win. Arnold set fast time but pulled a six pill and relegated himself to starting sixth. On the drop of the green, Solinger jumped out to the lead while the battle for fourth went three-wide with Arnold, defending Champion Chase Butler, and Joey Polevoy. Arnold would take the spot and set out to reel in Josh Harris, who was running in second. On lap 4 Arnold got by Harris for second with the leader in his sights. The next two laps saw Arnold trying the outside, unable to get by, he switched to the bottom and was able to get by out of turn 2. Once out front Arnold pulled away and never looked back to score the victory. Rounding out the top 5 were Jeff Solinger, Chase Butler, Lance Grady, and Brent Bordeaux. In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature Brian Maxey of Fredericksburg, VA, took the lead on lap eight from Brandon Brown of Gloucester, VA, never looking back to score his second victory in a row. Once out front, Maxey was set on cruise while Bowler and Cory Bradley battled for second. With the racing behind him, Maxey went on to the win. Rounding out the top 5 were Brandon Bowler, Cory Bradley, Justin Pullen, and Jacob Buie. The speedway will take the Mother’s Day weekend off and return to racing Saturday, May 14, but this time over the speedway’s state-of-the-art mud bog facility, The Pit. Eleven divisions of mud maniacs will compete for cash and bragging rights in one of the region’s toughest mud pits. For info and rules, visit www.thepitatvms.com Spectator and competitor gates for Saturday, May 14, will open at 9 am, with the mud bog beginning at noon. Truck registration will take place from 9 am to 11 am. 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 2019 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 30, 2022: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (30 Laps): 1. 2W-Justin Williams[4]; 2. 7A-Corey Almond[2]; 3. 72-Trevor Collins[7]; 4. 38B-Austin Hubbard[3]; 5. 96-Matthew Hildebrand[15]; 6. 37-Bud Stinson[14]; 7. 38-Nicolas Love[5]; 8. 10-Matt Ashworth[20]; 9. 28-Tyler Detter[10]; 10. 51-Jerry Barker[16]; 11. 08-Ray Love Jr[1]; 12. 20-Samuel Bryant[12]; 13. 14C-Chuck Bowie[9]; 14. 09-Brad Rigdon[18]; 15. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[6]; 16. 29H-Billy Hubbard[8]; 17. 23-Travis Justice[13]; 18. 0-Chase Burrow[17]; 19. 1-Ashley Kern[19]; 20. 71-Davis Lipscombe[11] Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.691 seconds Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps): 1. 55-Tim Shelton[4]; 2. 25-Tyler Shipp[2]; 3. 23-Matt Meads[1]; 4. 16-Brett Adkins[3]; 5. 92-Wesley Givens[7]; 6. 76-John Morgan[15]; 7. 8-James Givens[6]; 8. 01-Tommy Upshaw[12]; 9. 89-Rob Jenkins[9]; 10. 74-Jim Grady JR[16]; 11. 57-Robert Miller[18]; 12. 9-Steve Causey[5]; 13. 92S-Todd Meredith[14]; 14. 30-Jospeh Millen[17]; 15. 101-Anthony Breeden[10]; 16. 45-William Baker[13]; 17. 47-Hunter Wright[11]; 18. 10-Matt Ashworth[8] Fast Qualifier: Tim Shelton – 20.907 seconds Budweiser Modifieds (25 laps): 1. 99W-Chris Arnold[6]; 2. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[2]; 3. 11-Chase Butler[4]; 4. 48-Lance Grady[3]; 5. 40-Brent Bordeaux[7]; 6. 51-Joey Polevoy[5]; 7. 55-Jason Sage[12]; 8. 43-Josh Harris[1]; 9. 44-Stephen Bryant[10]; 10. 72-Ronald Lamborgini[14]; 11. 10S-Tim Schulte[8]; 12. 21J-Curtis Mason[11]; 13. 252-Will Pritchard[9]; 14. 33-John Donoho[13]; 15. 814-Samuel Lamborgini[15] Fast Qualifier: Chris Arnold – 19.587 seconds Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps): 1. 5-Brian Maxey[5]; 2. 14-Brandon Bowler[1]; 3. 41-Cory Bradley[3]; 4. 9-Justin Pullen[11]; 5. 21-Jacob Buie[7]; 6. 32M-Chris Champion[8]; 7. 25-John Hankins Jr[10]; 8. 88-Jay Seward[12]; 9. 40-Paige Vassallo[9]; 10. 92-Kacey Gordan[4]; 11. 37-Mike Harris[16]; 12. 26-Stephanie Johnston[13]; 13. 40H-John Bordeaux[18]; 14. 55-Raymond Harper[6]; 15. 08-Chad Champion[19]; 16. 59-Carl Hazelwood[17]; 17. 7-Johnny Brooks[2]; 18. 85-WL Johnston[15]; 19. 14H-Ryan Hutchens[20]; 20. 39-Cole Johnston[14] Fast Qualifier: Raymond Harper – 22.298 seconds...

Speedway to Host Week 2 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday, April 30th

Speedway to Host Week 2 of Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing this Saturday, April 30th

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to return to racing this Saturday, April 30th, and host week 2 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. On opening night at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA, the racing was fantastic in all four of the speedway’s 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. On Saturday, April 30th, competitor gates will open at 3 PM, with spectator gates opening at 5 PM. On-track activities will begin at 5:45 PM for 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 Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) / military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $10, students 13 – 17 years old $8 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 2022 Bella Pizza/Virginia Motor Speedway Car Show featuring race cars, vintage cars, and more from 11 AM – 2 PM Saturday, April 30th. There will be chances to win free tickets to Saturday night’s racing. 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....

2022 DRIVER REGISTRATION FORMS NOW POSTED

2022 DRIVER REGISTRATION FORMS NOW POSTED

Jamaica, VA – The 2022 driver registration and driver information sheets are now updated on the website. 2020 registrations are now being accepted. Please make sure you send in all three forms when registering, as it will speed up the process on opening night April 9. You will need to fill out a Driver Registration, Driver Information Sheet, and W9. Pro Late Model drivers will also need to fill out the FASTRAK Membership forms to be eligible for regional and national points. Those should be sent directly to FASTRAK. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO PRINT OFF FORMS – 2022 DRIVER REGISTRATION 2022 DRIVERS INFORMATION SHEET 2022 FASTRAK PRO LATE MODEL REGISTRATION FORM – PRO LATE MODELS W9 FORM: W9FORM...

SPEEDWAY RELEASES TENTATIVE 2022 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SPEEDWAY RELEASES TENTATIVE 2022 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to release the 2022 schedule. It will mark the 53rd season of action at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. The schedule includes the always exciting VMS Dirt Series Weekly Racing action, the return of two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events – the May 21st $20,000 to win Virginia is for Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth and the August 6th $20,000 to win 46th Annual Ernie Shelton’s USA 100; the August 21st $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship for FASTRAK Pro Late Models, and the return of the FASTRAK World Championship weekend, and two mud bogs at the facilities state-of-the-art 200 mud bog pit. The 2022 season will open on Saturday, April 9th, 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 in action. The Dirt Series Champion weekly racing season will conclude on Saturday, August 27th, with the crowning of the speedway’s champions in each division. For a complete look at the 2022 schedule CLICK HERE – 2022 VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and “Follow” us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway....

Continued Tire Shortages Force Cancellation of FASTRAK World Championship

Continued Tire Shortages Force Cancellation of FASTRAK World Championship

Jamaica, Virginia – With Hoosier’s continued tire shortages and after exhausting all avenues available to get enough FT200 and FT400 tires to cover the number of cars expected to compete in the 2021 FASTRAK World Championship two-day event, officials at Virginia Motor Speedway and FASTRAK Racing have made the difficult decision to cancel the event for 2021. “I do appreciate VMS working with us during the struggle with tires. The World Championship is our biggest profit event of the entire season, and as badly as we hate to cancel it, what choice do we really have? Unfortunately, FT90’s are not scheduled to be produced until October, so that doesn’t do us much good for a World Championship this year. That being the case, we decided the thing to do is keep the tires they were making for us in inventory so they could be cured well and have tires to start next season with,” commented FASTRAK Owner/Founder Stan Lester. Lester added, “I know people will suggest that we go to open tire. Well, that’s a little hard to do since there is no compatible tire to the FT200, plus making every competitor have every tire compound of every crate spec tire would be a ridiculous amount of money and not all crate teams can afford that. It’s an impossible situation to be in, but we don’t manufacture tires, so it’s completely out of our hands. The bottom line is this. If there are not enough tires in stock for every team to have three sets of tires, then we have to wait on supply and let it catch up.” The decision to cancel this year’s event is not an emotional decision; it has been based on actual facts that are business-related and that every track, Series, and sanction, asphalt and dirt, has been dealing with all year. Based on Hoosier’s tire production schedule, the time of year they will be released, and the other events already scheduled late in the year, the event just did not have a place to go. “This decision did not come lightly. The track and the Series have worked for over a month now to see if we could rectify the tire issue in advance of the World Championship weekend. We have been in constant contact with Hoosier about the availability of the FASTRAK FT200 and FT400 tires and have not come up with enough tires for every competitor to have the same chance at getting tires. The FASTRAK World Championship has been our season-ending crown jewel for seven years, and it has been gaining the momentum in fan and competitor support that we have been working towards since the first World Championship at our speedway,” commented Virginia Motor Speedway owner Bill Sawyer. All efforts now will be on the 2022 FASTRAK World Championship and more. Some exciting news will be released in the coming weeks, including new tracks, new classes, new sponsors, and, more importantly, doubling the amount to win for the 2022 World Championship. 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 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 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. ABOUT FASTRAK RACING – The FASTRAK Racing Series is currently in its eighteenth year and has been a fundamental force in developing drivers. The Series has offered some of the highest-paying points funds in Crate racing today. FASTRAK held its first-ever touring event on April 3, 2004, at Winder Barrow Speedway located in Winder, Georgia, and that was the first ever touring event held for Crate Late Models in the world! FASTRAK currently holds tour events in the Southeast Fans and competitors need to buckle up and keep their eyes glued on FASTRAK pages and PR. Things are about to get exciting. The wheels have been put into motion for a few changes for the 2022 season; new formats and larger paying purses are just over the horizon. Check out the official website for the FASTRAK Racing Series at www.fastrakracing.com and continue to follow our social media networks for the FASTRAK Racing Series. Like and Follow our Fan Page on Facebook, plus follow @FASTRAK_Racing on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available. FASTRAK can be found on Instagram @fastrak_racing. The 2021 marketing partners for the FASTRAK Racing Series are Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel “The official fuel of FASTRAK,” VP Racing Lubricants, DealergroupUSA, Speed51.com “The official video home of FASTRAK,” Dirt Track Bank, KRC Power Steering, TNT Race Cars, Arizona Sport Shirts, Simpson Safety Equipment, Rockauto.com, and Thomas Clarke Performance. MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223...

Speedway to Host Truckin Thunder Championship Night Saturday, September 4th

Speedway to Host Truckin Thunder Championship Night Saturday, September 4th

Jamaica, VA – After several rainouts Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to return to Saturday, September 4th, and host Truckin Thunder Championship Night and week 11 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. The track will crown champions in all four of the speedway’s Dirt Series Championship divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side-by-side racing that will decide who gets crowned champion. Competitor gates for Saturday, September 4th, will open at 3 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On-track activities will begin at 6 pm for hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday, September 4: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. 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....

Hoosier’s National Tire Shortage Forces Cancellation of This Weekend’s Prelude to the World Championship

Hoosier’s National Tire Shortage Forces Cancellation of This Weekend’s Prelude to the World Championship

Jamaica, Virginia – The current Hoosier tire shortage has forced officials at Virginia Motor Speedway and FASTRAK Racing to cancel this weekend’s Prelude to the World Championship event. After exhausting all avenues available to get enough FT200 and FT400 compounds to cover the number of cars expected to contend for the $3000 top prize, the difficult decision was to cancel the event for 2021. “We have been in conversations with Hoosier Tire for several weeks now about the number of tires available as it is not only affecting this FASTRAK tour event but also our weekly racing,” commented Virginia Motor owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, “unfortunately, there are just not enough tires available for not only the Pro Late Models but also for two of our weekly divisions; there is just no way to get the tires manufactured in time for the event.” This cancellation comes on the heels of the track’s 45th annual USA 100 falling to rain. The cancellation will also affect the three weekly divisions scheduled to compete as support divisions to the FASTRAK Touring Series. “I support Bill and Virginia Motor Speedway’s decisions on this,” commented FASTRAK Racing Owner/Founder Stan Lester. “No different than our Charlotte event when we had to cancel it. That difficult decision made sure that our weekly tracks had tires. Even though many of our tour events have been canceled, it’s the responsibility of the series to ensure that our weekly tracks can race first, then the tour afterward. Hopefully, this move will ensure we have plenty of tires for the World Championship,” added Lester. 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....

100% Chance of Rain Forces Cancellation of $20,000 to win USA 100

100% Chance of Rain Forces Cancellation of $20,000 to win USA 100

Jamaica, Virginia – With the impending weather forecast calling for a 100% chance of rain, management of Virginia Motor Speedway, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, and FASTRAK Racing have made the difficult decision to cancel the August 7th $20,000 to win Ernie Shelton’s USA 100. “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. Sawyer added, “with over an inch of rain forecast and thunderstorms, it is the right decision for us to make with the information we have at our disposal.” Forecast data from multiple weather companies conclude that 90-100% chance of rain and over an inch of rainfall. “Unfortunately, Mother Nature is once again forcing us to make a decision we didn’t want to have to make. With the current forecast, this is the best decision for the teams, fans, and officials, all of whom are traveling considerable distances to attend the USA 100. Above all else, we must keep our fans and competitors in mind,” commented FASTRAK International Companies Founder and President Stan Lester. 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....

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