Joey Polevoy Worst to First at Virginia Motor Speedway for Sixth Budweiser Modified Victory

Joey Polevoy enters turn one of Virginia Motor Speedway during hot laps on July 15, 2017. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Jamaica, VA – It was Joey Polvoy once again parking his #51 Modified in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane this past weekend during Essex Concrete night at Virginia Motor Speedway, but it wasn’t easy for the current division points leader. Polevoy told the crowd on hand in victory lane after his 30-lap feature that the team found a broken part on the car and would start the feature from dead last. Lance Grady (#48) of Hanover, Virginia would lead the field to green with Mark Parks (#10) of Lynchburg, Virginia lining up just to his outside.

At the drop of the green flag, Grady looked to take command of the race opening up a ten-car gap on second pretty quick. Parks would run into some issues through turns one and two and fall all the way to the rear and eventually behind the pit wall. That would hand the second position over to Bret Hamilton (#121), who would eventually have issues of his own that would regulate him to a fifteenth place finish.

The first of many cautions came on lap number four when David Kendall (#16) went around in turn four and collected a little bit of the outside wall. Joey Polevoy had already made his way back up to the seventh position. An ace on the single file restarts, Polevoy was able to rocket his way all the way up to the fourth position by the time entered turn one. It only took Polevoy thirteen laps and a few restarts to work his way around Lance Grady to take sole possession of the lead. Grady would eventually run into some issues of his own and would have to settle for a thirteenth place finish.

Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, Virginia, started the feature in the sixth position, started to turn the wick up just past the halfway point of the race. Picking up where the two left just a couple weeks ago, McClendon kept Polevoy honest in the closing laps and even more honest on the multiple late race restarts. Francis Jarelle (#01), Tim Schulte (#10S), and Mike Reynolds (#112) would round out the top five finishers.

 

Corey Bradley celebrates in victory lane at Virginia Motor Speedway for his first career Limited Stock victory. (Photo: Al Goulder)

The Collision One Limited Stock 25-lap feature wrapped up the evening and wound up having some of the best racing of the night. James Givens (#8) and eventual winner Corey Bradley (#41) spent most of the race battling door to door for the win. Current points leader Ryan Hutchens ran into issues each time the caution flag waved when a fire broke out under the hood of his #14 machine. We were hearing in the press box a hole in the oil filter was the culprit. Crews extinguished the fires and sent him back out several times to finish the race, however, would be regulated to the tenth position.Givens made one last stab at the lead on the final lap trying to take Bradley on the outside through turn two but it wasn’t enough to and Corey Bradley would be able to hang on for his first career win. James Givens, Marty Coltrain, Chris Champion and Stephanie Johnston rounded out the top five finishers.

Givens made one last stab at the lead on the final lap trying to take Bradley on the outside through turn two but it wasn’t enough to and Corey Bradley would be able to hang on for his first career win. James Givens, Marty Coltrain, Chris Champion and Stephanie Johnston rounded out the top five finishers.Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on

Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, August 12th and host Commonwealth Motorsports / Xtra 99.1 Night and week 11 of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.Admission price for adults is only $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.

Admission price for adults is only $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.Competitor gates for

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 12th will open at 4 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

 

Budweiser Modifieds Results; [starting position]

  1. #51 Joey Polevoy [16]
  2. #33 Hunter McClendon [6]
  3. #01 Francis Jarelle III [4]
  4. #10S Tim Schulte [7]
  5. #112 Mike Reynolds [5]
  6. #7+7 Jeff Solinger [9]
  7. #21C Davey Conley [11]
  8. #44 Stephen Bryant [10]
  9. #99 Charlie Hubbard [8]
  10. #57 Curtis Barricks [13]
  11. #16J Raymond Throckmorton [14]
  12. #68 Adam Hoegerl [15]
  13. #48 Lance Grady [1]
  14. #16 David Kendall [12]
  15. #121 Bret Hamilton [3]
  16. #10 Mark Parks [2]

 

Collision One Limited Stock Cars;

  1. #41 Cory Bradley [2]
  2. #8 James Givens [3]
  3. #25 Marty Coltrain [11]
  4. #32M Chris Champion [9]
  5. #26 Stephanie Johnston [6]
  6. #38 Caleb Carter [12]
  7. #88 Jay Seward [14]
  8. #47 Christian Sherr [13]
  9. #4 Randy Hutchens [5]
  10. #14 Ryan Hutchens [8]
  11. #53 Travis Hopkins [7]
  12. #08 Chad Champion [1]
  13. #01 Trent Clemans [4]
  14. #09 Jacob Buie [10]
  15. #1 Will Clarke [15]

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