Long wins third in a row in Victory Lap Late Models as Adams takes Championship; Arnold, Jamerson and Givens also visit victory lane

Jamaica, VA – 2010 started out with so much promise for Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD but a terrible month of July doomed his chances at the Victory Lap Late Mode championship. Once his engine problems were solved Long went on a tear winning two of the three events heading into the last point race of the season. The last race of the year would be no different as Long worked his way to the front from his fifth place starting position to take the lead from point leader Scott Adams of Chester, VA on lap 5 and then cruised to his fifth win of the season. Although he didn’t win the battle Adams would finish fourth and be crowned the 2010 Victory Lap Late Model Champion. “We would have liked to win the championship but we did what we had to do after all that bad luck in July we went out and won races but Scott (Adams) and his team did a better job all season long and we have to congratulate him on winning the championship,” commented Long in victory lane....

Long takes Late Model Feature with last lap pass; Maxey, Jamerson and Adkins return to victory lane.

Jamaica, VA – You don’t have to lead them all, you just have to lead the last one to get the victory and that is exactly what Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD did during the 35 lap Victory Lap Late Model feature at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Long started seventh and slowing worked his way to the front taking over second from David Williams on lap 28. On lap 31 Adams was working the lapped car of Junior Carter in turn 3 heading into turn 4 Carter broke loose and Adams ran into the back of him sending Carter spinning and bringing out the caution. That put Long on Adams bumper for the races final restart. Over the final four laps Long tried several times to get inside Adams for the lead but to no avail. Adams looked to on his way to victory when on the final lap Adams jumped the cushion in turn 3 giving Long the opening he needed to make the pass and go on to take the victory. “I’m not going to say I was settling for second but I thought Adams had us covered for the win, when he made the mistake I was in position to take over the lead and go on to the win,” commented Long in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Scott Adams, David Williams, Matt Marshall and Davis Lipscombe....

WXGM Night This Saturday August 28th; Point Battles Tight

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host WXGM Night at the Races this Saturday August 28th. The night’s activities will include the Victory Lap Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. With only two point races left in the chase for the Championships the action is sure to be intense....

Gallery is Updated With Photos From VA Army National Guard / NAPA of King William Night!

Jamaica, VA – Photos from this weekend’s Virginia Army National Guard / NAPA of King William and Tappahannock Night are now posted in the gallery. Anyone wanting prints should contact Al Goulder our track photographer at (804) 586-2208...

Virginia Army National Guard / NAPA of King William and Tappahannock Night this Saturday August 14th

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host National Guard, NAPA of King William and Tappahannock Night at the Races this Saturday, August 14th. Come out and help us honor those that serve in the Virginia Army National Guard. The night’s activities will include the Victory Lap Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 14th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 6pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday August 14th: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features. Adult admission is just $10, Senior $8, Military $5, Students 13 –17 yrs old $7, Children 7 – 12 yrs old $4 and Children 6 and under free....

Gallery is Updated With Photos From This Weekend’s Action!

Jamaica, VA – The gallery has been updated with photos from this weekend’s Truckin Thunder / Collision One / WRAR / WNNT Kids in Uniform Night presented by Amerigas. Thanks to our track photographer Al Goulder for the images. If you would like to order prints contact Al by calling (804) 526-2208....

Williams Dominates on Way to Victory Lap Late Model Win; Arnold, Wood and Givens also winners

Jamaica, VA – The beginning of the Victory Lap Late Model feature at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway began with a lot of promise as Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD and David Williams of Avenue, MD began a side by side battle for the lead that had the crowd on it’s feet. But good things sometimes come to an end way too soon. Long and Davis Lipscombe led the stout field to green with Long leading the first circuit with Williams right on his bumper. Williams would jump to the inside of Long in turn 1 as the two raced door to door with Williams nipping Long at the line for the lead on lap 3. Long would battle back on the outside and would take the lead back by inches on the next circuit. The two raced side by side over the next three laps before the races first and only caution of the night would come out for a two car spin in turn 2. While under caution Long’s car would come to a stop in turn 4 and would need assistance getting to pit road handing the lead to Williams. Long’s promising night would come to an end as he was unable to get back on the track. On the restart Williams pulled away from Davis Lipscombe and the rest of the field. The closest Limpscombe would get would be on lap 20 as the two worked traffic but it was all Williams as he cruised to the win in convincing style. “I hated to see Stevie (Long) fall out of the race, it was a blast racing him for the lead and I think the fans would have seen a lot more of the same side by side racing if he would have not broke,” commented Williams in victory lane. Rounding out the top five were Davis Lipscombe, Sommey Lacey, Matt Marshall and Scott Adams. In other action Tony Wood of New Kent, VA would hold off Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA on the final lap to pick up his first win of 2010 in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division. In the Budweiser Modifieds Dan Arnold of Petersburg, VA would hold off Brian Maxey of King George, VA for the win and in the Collision One Limited Stock division James Givens of New Kent, VA picked up the victory....

Speedway to Host Kids in Uniform Night Saturday August 7th; Championship Point Battles Tight

Jamaica, VA – After taking a week off Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday August 7th to host Truckin Thunder, Collision One, WNNT, WRAR Kids in Uniform Night presented by Amerigas. All kids in a baseball, softball, soccer, Boy Scout or Girl Scout uniform will be admitted free. It will be a night of exciting racing so bring the whole team or group. The night’s activities will include the Victory Lap Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action....

Gallery Updated With Photos From This Weekend’s Budwesier / WIGO Night

Jamaica, VA – The gallery has been updated with photos from this weekends Budweiser / WIGO Night at the Races. Thanks to our track photographer Al Goulder for yet another week of great photos. If you would like to order photos call Al at (804) 586-2208....

Budweiser / WIGO Night this Saturday July 24th; Championship battles tight

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host Budweiser / WIGO Night at the Races this Saturday July 24th. All four Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions will be in action featuring the Victory Lap Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. Competitor gates for Saturday, July 24th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday July 24th: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (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 $10, seniors $8; military $5, students 13 – 17 years old $7, children 7 to 12 years old $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. The military discount is for any active, retired, Guard or reserve personnel with proper military I.D....

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