Rescheduled Truckin Thunder / Northern Neck Chevrolet Scout Night Set for this Saturday June 11th at Virginia Motor Speedway
Jamaica, VA – This Saturday June 11th Virginia Motor Speedway will host the rescheduled Truckin Thunder / Northern Neck Chevrolet Scout Night. As part of the night’s festivities the track will also host the 5th Annual Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby that is open to scouts, fans and competitors.
Gates will open at 5pm with registration for the Dirtwood National Pinewood Derby starting at 5:30pm.
After the Dirtwood Nationals all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts) if wearing their uniform, will get free admission to enjoy a night of full sized dirt car racing. During the evenings festivities the Speedway will also help in raising money and awareness for the charity ChildHelp®.
There will be two divisions for the Dirtwood Nationals, Scouts and. A champion will be crowned in each division and then there will be a run-off to see who will be the overall Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby Champion. Standard Scouting pinewood derby rules will govern the races. For anyone wanting to participate but not having a pinewood derby car, a limited quantity will be available for rent for a $10 donation to ChildHelp.
Competitor gates for Saturday June 11th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm for hot laps.
Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap 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+) $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 $20.
For more information on the 5th Annual Dirtwood Nationals and Scout Night call the track at (804) 758-1867.
Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp’s programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as “models that work.” Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.
About Virginia Motor Speedway
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.
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MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223