40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports at VMS
Jamaica, VA – When the Ultimate Super Late Model Series visits Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday June 4th for the $20,000 to win 40th Annual Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports. The Weekly Racer will also make the attempt to attend our first big dirt car race of the season. You can follow along on our Twitter handle (@theweeklyracer) for LIVE updates from the evenings features. Coverage will being at 6 p.m. EDT.
Several things will have changed dramatically for the storied event. In 2015 the event paid $10,000 to win and then at the start of the 2016 season track owner Bill Sawyer announced that the race would get a purse increase to $15,000 to win. But with the loss of the April 9th King of the Commonwealth Sawyer is bringing the $20,000 to win purse and sponsor over to the USA 100.
“When we lost the April 9th King of the Commonwealth to of all things snow and cold weather, I decided we needed to make sure we took care of our sponsor Aaron’s as well as create some excitement for the USA 100, so we moved them and the $20,000 to win purse over to the USA 100,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.
Sawyer added, “With the event being the third race of the Colonial Clash Championship this should add even more excitement to what is already expected to be a phenomenal four night’s of racing.”
The new Colonial Clash Championship will see the Ultimate Super Late Model Series competitors along with many of the Mid-Atlantics premier talent competing at four different tracks in four nights. Thursday June 2 at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, DE for a $5000 to win 40 lap event; Friday June 3 at Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, MD for a $5000 to win 50 lap event; Saturday June 4 at Virginia Motor Speedway for the $20,000 to win USA 100and then to Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA for a $5000 to win 50 lap event.
The Colonial Clash Championship boasts a $17,000 point fund with $5000 going to the champion. The point fund will pay the top 15 drivers as long as they have attempted all four events. Visit www.colonialclash.racing for more info.
Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series once again will be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour event for Pro (Crate) Late Models.
This year’s format for the Aaron’s USA 100 presented by Commonwealth Motorsports will be practice, qualifying, 10 lap heats, 10 lap B-Main(s) and the 60 lap $20,000 to win feature. Format for the $3000 to win FASTRAK National Tour Event will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Main(s) and 40 lap feature.
Competitor gates for Saturday June 4th will open at 3 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m. On track activities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with hot laps.
Adult tickets are just $30; seniors (60+) $25; military $20; students 11 – 17 years old $15; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $40. All tickets will be sold day of event. Virginia Motor Speedway will offer a $5 discount to any fan bringing a ticket stub from either the Georgetown Speedway event or the Potomac Speedway event. Discount is valid for grandstand admission only.
16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.