Williams Scores Fifth Pro Late Model Win of Season at Virginia Motor Speedway; Arnold, Shelton and Givens also Grab Victories
Jamaica, VA – Justin Williams of Concord, VA powered his way inside of Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA in turn 1 to take the lead on lap 12 of the Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature. Once out front, Williams would cruise to his fifth win on Northern Neck Chevrolet / Collision One Night to benefit the Northern Neck Food Bank and Feedmore.
“The track was the way back the way I like it tonight and having to start that far back in the field I didn’t think I would get to the front with guys like Walker (Arthur) and Tyler (Bare) up front, but we were able to get up through there pretty quick,” commented Williams in WhosYourDriver.org Victory lane.
In other action Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA led all 30 laps of the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature on way to his fifth win of the season; in the Budweiser Modified feature Chris Arnold took over the lead on lap 18 from Mike Reynolds of Mechanicsville, MD and went on to score the victory. In the Collision One Limited Stock Car twin features James Givens of Henrico, VA did a little double dipping taking both feature wins.
Tyler Bare and Camden Testerman led the field to green with bare using the outside to lead the first circuit. Bare would pace the field while Testerman, Walker Arthur, and Stephen Childress battled three wide for second. Childress would come out with second but lost the spot to Justin Williams on a lap 4 restart. For the next 8 laps, Williams stalked Bare looking for a way around the leader. On lap 11 Williams jumped inside Bare in turn 1 to grab the lead. Once out front, Williams began to pull away from Bare and the rest of the field. Once out front Williams only had to survive some last race restarts to score his
The Budweiser Modified 30 feature turned out to be a barn burner that had four cars battling for the win. When it was all said and done it was Chris Arnold taking the victory. Mike Reynolds grab the top spot on the drop of the green flag with Hunter McClendon and Arnold in tow. For the next 16 laps McClendon and Arnold each worked different lanes on the track trying to get around Reynolds for the lead. On lap 17 Arnold jumped to the high side, first taking second from McClendon and then getting outside Reynolds as they exited out of turn 2. Arnold would finally secure the top spot at the line and then pulled away for the victory. Point leader Joey Polevoy’s night ended on lap 26 in a wreck in turn 3. Rounding out the top five were Mike Reynolds, Hunter McClendon, Bret Hamilton and eighteenth starting Marks Parks.
On the start of the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature, Tim Shelton made it three wide with Tyler Shipp and Steve Causey. By turn 3 Shelton had taken over the lead. Once out front Shelton would pull away from the field, at one point holding a full straight away lead. Behind him, the battle for second was pretty intense between Adkins, Causey, and Shipp. Adkins’ night would come to an end on lap 27 with mechanical issues. Shelton only had to survive a few late race cautions to take home the victory followed by Tyler Shipp, Michael Hayes, Steve Causey and Joe Weiss.
The Collision One Limited Stock division ran a special “Twin Race” format to make up a rainout earlier in the season. In the first 15 lap feature, it only took James Givens 5 laps to grab the lead. In lap 4 Givens jumped to the outside of both Chad Champion and Ryan Hutchens to grab the lead. The top three pulled away from the field with Givens holding off Champion and Hutchens. On the final lap, Hutchens made it three wide coming out of turn 4 but Givens held him off at the line. Rounding out the top five were Ryan Hutchens, Chad Champion, Cory Bradley and Ernie Dettbarn.
In race #2 for the Collision One Limited Stocks Bill Hardman and John Hankins Jr. led the field to green with it going four wide for the lead. Hankins would lead the first lap but give up the top spot on lap 3 to Cory Bradley. Bradley would lead until his spin in turn 4 that saw Ernie Dettbarn flipping in turn 4 bringing out a red flag. That handed the lead to James Givens with Ryan Hutchens moving to second. On the final restart, Givens pulled away from Hutchens to drive away for his fourth win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Ryan Hutchens, Randy Hutchens, Trent Clemans and Chris Champion.
The Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, September 2nd and host Aaron’s | Pepsi | Commonwealth Motorsports Championship Night and the final week of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions. The speedway will crown a champion in all four divisions.
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Competitor gates for Saturday, September 2nd will open at 4 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.
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RACE RESULTS NORTHERN NECK CHEVROLET | COLLISION ONE NIGHT – SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017:
Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 2-Justin Williams, ; 2. 03-Stephen Childress, ; 3. 87-Walker Arthur, ; 4. 47-Matt Quade, ; 5. 71-Davis Lipscombe, ; 6. 7A-Corey Almond, ; 7. 2*-Jared Powell, ; 8. 38-Nicolas Love, ; 9. 17-Camden Testerman, ; 10. 40-Brent Bordeaux, ; 11. 11-James Miller, ; 12. 25-James Miller Jr, ; 13. 30-Tyler Bare, ; 14. 28-Carl Vaughan, ; 15. 5J-Darrell Dow, 
Fast Qualifier: Walker Arthur – 18.913 seconds
Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 55-Tim Shelton, ; 2. 25-Tyler Shipp, ; 3. 22-Michael Hayes, ; 4. 9-Steve Causey, ; 5. 43J-Joe Weiss, ; 6. 01-Tommy Upshaw, ; 7. 1-Chad Beahr, ; 8. 21-Brandon Sandridge, ; 9. 16-Brett Adkins, ; 10. 8C-Bill Coada, ; 11. 0-Chase Burrow, ; 12. 00-Jimmy Priddy, ; 13. 80-Alan Morgan, ; 14. 4-Douglas Lincoln, ; 15. 92-Kacey Gordon, ; 16. 21J-Curtis Mason, ; 17. 91-James Snead, ; 18. 8-Roger Jamerson, ; 19. 06-Gary Wheaton III, ; 20. 11-Chase Butler, 
Fast Qualifier: Brett Adkins – 21.011 seconds
Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 99W-Chris Arnold, ; 2. 112-Mike Reynolds, ; 3. 33-Hunter McClendon, ; 4. 121-Bret Hamilton, ; 5. 10-Mark Parks, ; 6. 01-Francis Jarelle III, ; 7. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, ; 8. 11-Chase Butler, ; 9. 44-Stephen Bryant, ; 10. 57-Curtis Barricks, ; 11. 10S-Tim Schulte, ; 12. 68-Adam Hoegerl, ; 13. 51-Joey Polevoy, ; 14. 16-David Kendall, ; 15. 16J-Raymond Throckmorton, ; 16. 99-Charlie Hubbard, ; 17. 21C-Davey Conley, ; 18. 01X-Danielle Alford, 
Fast Qualifier: Chris Arnold
Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 15 Lap Features) Race #1: 1. 8-James Givens, ; 2. 14-Ryan Hutchens, ; 3. 08-Chad Champion, ; 4. 41-Cory Bradley, ; 5. 10-Ernie Dettbarn, ; 6. 84-Joey Dean, ; 7. 32M-Chris Champion, ; 8. 01-Trent Clemans, ; 9. 18-John Hankins Jr, ; 10. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, ; 11. 4-Randy Hutchens, ; 12. 38-Caleb Carter, ; 13. 59-Robbie Hutchens, ; 14. 47-Christian Sherr, ; 15. 88-Jay Seward, ; 16. 25-Marty Coltrain, ; 17. 26-Stephanie Johnston, 
Race #2: 1. 8-James Givens, ; 2. 14-Ryan Hutchens, ; 3. 4-Randy Hutchens, ; 4. 01-Trent Clemans, ; 5. 32M-Chris Champion, ; 6. 25-Marty Coltrain, ; 7. 84-Joey Dean, ; 8. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, ; 9. 47-Christian Sherr, ; 10. 59-Robbie Hutchens, ; 11. 38-Caleb Carter, ; 12. 41-Cory Bradley, ; 13. 08-Chad Champion, ; 14. 10-Ernie Dettbarn, ; 15. 26-Stephanie Johnston, ; 16. 18-John Hankins Jr, ; 17. 88-Jay Seward, 
Fast Qualifier: James Givens