Monthly Archives: September 2019

Defending FASTRAK World Champion Logan Roberson Looks to Defend That Title From the Pole

Roberson celebrates in VMS victory lane earlier in the Prelude to the Championship. As the defending race winner Roberson is a favorite to go back-to-back.

Jamacia, VA– There is one thing certain about Pro Late Model racing on dirt and that is if the blue No. 17 of Logan  “Thug Nasty” Roberson rolls into town you better best be on your game.

Roberson, last years FASTRAK Pro Late Model World Champion, has not only been backing that title up all year winning up and down the east coast this year but also by earning the ability to lead the field to the green flag later tonight putting himself in prime position for a repeat victory along with a $50,000 payday.

This years pole position did not come as easy as last year, however, as drivers competed in two separate heat races – 16 total – using a passing points formula to earn points. The A-Main lineup would be set by the most points earned which of course went to Roberson thanks to his last place to second place run in heat one then following that up with a wire-to-wire victory from the pole in heat race number two.

Fifteen other drivers locked themselves into the 75-lap A-Main later this evening. Everyone else will compete in a series of B-Main features to set the rest of the line-up from position sixteen to twenty-six. Number of B-Mains will be determined by total car count – series officials are aiming to keep the mains limited to twelve cars. Two Provisional’s will fill the final two starting positions, twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth – Virginia Motor Speedway track points provisional & FASTRAK AFCO shock provisional.

Hot laps are scheduled to get under way at 6:30 PM EDT. B-Main for the UMP Modifieds will kick off the night’s actions followed by the B-Mains for the Pro Late Models.  Hot laps for the A-Main drivers will follow then of course we will finish the evening off with the 40-lap UMP Modified Feature as well as the 75-lap FASTRAK World Championship.

You can catch all the actions LIVE on Speed 51 PPV coverage as well as LIVE text updates throughout the entire afternoon and evening here starting approx. 5:00 PM EDT >> to the fine folks at B5 Designs. FASTRAK A-Main & B-Main lineups can be found below.


FASTRAK World Championship – A-Main Lineup

1) 17R – Logan Roberson, 2) 8B – Brandon Overton, 3) 87 – Ross Bailes, 4) 184 – Kyle Lukon, 5) 151 – Kyle Lear, 6) 2W – Justin Williams, 7) 75 – Brett Hamm, 8) 29 – Christian Hanger, 9) 88 – Trent Ivey, 10) 26 – Jimmy Sharpe, Jr., 11) 32 – Michael Brown, 12) 55 – Benji Hicks, 13) 6 – Clay Harris, 14) 6D – Dillon Brown, 15) 79 – Kyle Hardy, 16) 101 – Forrest Trent


B-Main #1 Lineup

1) T1 – Timbo Mangum, 2) 7 – Jason Fitzpatrick, 3) 21 – Billy Beachler, 4) 2 – Dennis Franklin, 5) 00 – Carson Ferguson, 6) 33X – Tyler Millwood, 7) 00 – Mark Parks, 8) 27 – Tyler Carpenter, 9) 11 – David Smith, 10) 24 – Kenny Moreland, 11) J1 – Joshua Bishop, 12) 99 – Samuel Bryant, 13) 90J – Michael Duritsky, 14) 68 – Andy Ogle, 15) 11C – Trevor Collins, 16) 376 – Andy Picklesimer, 17) 5J – Darrell Dow, 18) 6C – Clay Coghlan, 19) 8 – Chris Chandler, 20) 4 – Matthew Nance


B-Main #2 Lineup

1) 11S – Spencer Huges, 2) 83 – Jensen Ford, 3) 87 – Walker Arthur, 4) 30 – Tyler Bare, 5) 6J – Jacob Brown, 6) 14C – Chuck Bowie, 7) 55H – Shane Hits, 8) 18 – Jessie Lowe, 9) 05 – TJ Brittain, 10) 01 – Matt Glanden, 11) 01W – Jason Welshan, 12) H2O – Luke Here, 13) 25 – Jonathan Raley, 14) 92 – Nick Davis, 15) 215 – Al Shawver, 16) 33 – Jeff Matthews, 17) 9 – Jeremy Pilkerton, 18) 33 – Sid Scarbrough, 19) 19 – Marcus Minga, 20) 6O – Cody Overton


B-Main #3 Lineup

1) 21 – Corey Dunn, 2) 0 Four – David Watts, 3) 51 – Bobby Thompson, 4) 22 – Russell Erwin, 5) 12 – Brandon Umberger, 6) 10S – Joe Martin, 7) 10 – Jacob Hawkins, 8) 99T – Dale Timms, 9) 17B – Chris Blackwell, 10) 59 – Trey Pearson, 11) 32S – Tyler Smith, 12) 8P – Joe Pete, 13) 20 – Trevor Feathers, 14) 80 – Joey Love, 15) 11F – Ryan Frazee, 16) 77 – Will Prichard, 17) 38L – Nick Love, 18) 5* – Vaughan Haywood, 19) 2G – Ron Geehring


B-Main #4 Lineup

1) 47 – Matt Quade, 2) 184X – Alex Ferree, 3) 03 – Garrett Paugh, 4) 0 – Dale Hollidge, 5) 66 – Jake Knowles, 6) – 121 – Pearson Williams, 7) 7R – Cameron Ramsey, 8) 0F – Troy Frazier, 9) 55 – Matt Long, 10) 57T – Kyle Thomas, 11) 27 – Derrick Shaw, 12) 18E – Ethan Wilson, 13) 22 – Nick Schlager, 14) 09 – Brad Rigdon, 15) 01C – Petie Coffey, 16) 2 – Frankie Beard, 17) 4 – Michael Smith , 18) 52 – Bryan Benton, 19) 20 – Nick Hoffman


B-Main #5 Lineup

1) 9 – Ches Chester, 2) 2* – Jared Powell, 3) 6JR – Parker Martin, 4) 74 – Mike Franklin, 5) 5 – David Whitener, 6) 15 – Donnie Dotson, 7) 5W – Mark Whitener, 8) 23 – Austin Holcombe, 9) 23 – Corey Gordon, 10) 48 – Colton Flinner, 11) 71 – Davis Lipscombe, 12) 1K – Andy Anderson, 13) 7A – Corey Almond, 14) F44 – Justin McRee, 15) 57 – Charlie Sandercock, 16) 27H – Justin Hudspeth, 17) 100 – Troy Williams, 18) 38 – Michael Goudie, 19) 01 – Travis Pennington


Cover photo from Logan Roberson Racing Facebook

The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is Less Than One Month Away

Martinsville, Va. – As NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned tracks head into the final two weekends of competition, racers have already begun to turn their attention to the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway, which will take place in just one month on October 5th.

This year’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 will feature a lot of changes including qualifying format, race format and the use of unlimited green, white, checkered finishes. The changes have been met with a lot of positive thoughts from racers and fans alike.

The changes to the qualifying format have drivers excited about qualifying for the first time in several years. Over the last decade, the Late Model Stock Cars have used a European style qualifying procedure where several cars take time on the track at the same time. That often led to faster cars running up on slower cars and preventing them from getting a clean lap. This year Martinsville Speedway will return to single car qualifying and the drivers feel as if that puts them center stage.

“It puts the prestige back into it for the drivers,” two-time ValleyStar Credit Union 300 winner Lee Pulliam stated. “And if I’m a fan, I’d pay to go to qualifying. That guy on the track’s got pressure on him, he’s the only car on the racetrack with the pressure at night for those three laps. One mistake and he’s not in the field. I’m thrilled about it.”

Last year’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 winner CE Falk likes the idea of being locked into the top 20 but says he enjoyed being in the heat races as well.

“I like being locked into the top 20,” Falk said. “That part’s cool, regardless if you win the race or not, those 20 guys that’s a big deal for them to be the 20 fastest in the field. Being a part of that group is always really cool. There’s a lot that happens in those heat races, I enjoyed them. I always made up some spots in those heat races, and it was always really cool to get wins in those heat races.”

With all those changes to think about, several drivers come into this race with another prize in the back of their minds. The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is also the final leg of the Virginia Triple Crown for Late Model Stock Cars. The Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway back in June and the Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway in July were the first two events in the three-race series.

Coming into the ValleyStar Credit Union 300, last year’s Virginia Triple Crown champion Peyton Sellers leads the point standings over Pulliam. Sellers won the first race at South Boston Speedway and finished fourth after a late penalty while battling Pulliam for the lead in the second race at Langley Speedway. Pulliam hasn’t picked up a win this season in the Virginia Triple Crown races but that’s what he says his goal will be for Martinsville and he’ll let the points work themselves out.

“When you’re in this race, you just race for the win and let things end up where they end up,” Pulliam explained. “All of these races are prestigious, but I’m never thinking about a points title. I’m thinking about trying to win the race and get to victory lane and the points will work themselves out. We’ve been in the hunt for both of the first two Triple Crowns, I don’t see why Martinsville would be any different.”

In one month, all the changes will play out and the Virginia Triple Crown Late Model Stock Car championship will be settled after 200-laps around the paperclip shaped oval. It’s the biggest race of the year and with so many changes and more money than ever on the line, it will be the one race any short track race fan won’t want to miss.

Tickets to the First Data 500, NASCAR Hall of Fame 200, and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 can be purchased online at or by calling 877.RACE.TIX.

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Richest Weekend in Pro Late Model History This Friday and Saturday, September 13-14

Jamaica, VA – Pro Late Model racing’s richest weekend has gotten richer, as Virginia Motor Speedway will host the richest Pro Late Model event in history when they host the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment. The historic weekend will take place this Friday and Saturday, September 13 – 14, 2019 at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA.

“What a way to end out 50th anniversary season, with the richest short track race in the State of Virginia’s history,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer. Sawyer continued, “With $50,000 on the line and with this also being filmed for TV, we are going to see some of the country’s top Pro Late Models drivers in attendance. This event will be one race you do not want to miss.”

Track officials are busy preparing the facilities for what is expected to be another record car count. The weekend will put the spotlight squarely on the country’s best Pro Late Model drivers. This mega race will pay the winner a whopping $50,000. With a total payout of over $170,000, it is the richest weekend in all of Pro Late Model history.

The weekend will also include a $6000 to win and $600 to start the Dirt Cup Challenge UMP Modified event. This race will be a UMP National Point event.

It all kicks off Friday, September 13th with registration, tech, practice and two sets of heats for both the FASTRAK Pro Late Model competitors as well as the Dirt Cup Challenge UMP Modified competitors to set the top 16 spots in both features.

The following night Saturday, September 14 the FASTRAK Pro Late Model competitors will have B Main(s), the 75 lap $50,000 feature and up to four (4) non-qualifier races based on car count. The UMP Modified competitors will have B Main(s) and the 50 lap, $6000 to win feature. The event is open to all Pro Late Model competitors. FASTRAK rules will apply. In the event of rain, Sunday, September 15th is currently scheduled as the rain date.

The speedway is currently pre-selling two-day tickets only by calling 804-758-1867 between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. Two-day adult tickets are $45, senior (60+) $40 and military $35, students (13-17) $15. Save up to $15 on single-day tickets.

Admission prices for Friday only adults $25, senior (60+) / military $20, students (13-17) $20 and children 12 and under free.

Admission for Saturday only is adults $35, senior (60+) $30 and military $25, students (13-17) $15 and children 12 and under free.

Pit passes, regardless of age, are $50 for either a single or two-day pass and will also get you a seat in the grandstands.

The speedway offers free camping (no hook-ups) and plenty of well-lit and free parking.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track 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.

Race fans can go to to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2019 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get, tickets and camping information. Fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at and on

Greg Edwards Continues to Dominate Langley Speedway in 100-lap Feature

Hampton, VA – In a stout field of 15 cars, Connor Hall picked up the pole position after putting down a lap time of 15.948 compared to Greg Edwards who qualified second with a 15.950. Danny Edwards Jr, Casey Wyatt, and Brenden Queen rounded out the five fastest drivers.

Once the field got the green flag, Hall jumped to the lead with Greg in tow. Danny, Queen and Wyatt all began a battle for the third position while everyone else went single file. Wyatt went into turn two with a great run and got to the inside of Queen to take the fourth position headed down the backstretch. Meanwhile, a heated battle between Thomas Marks and Michael Hardin started up for the ninth position.

A quarter of the way through the feature Greg Edwards put the bumper to Hall and moved Him up the hill in turn two and a side by side battle for the lead began ensued. Two laps later Greg cleared Hall for the lead down the backstretch. Greg’s brother, Danny Edwards, followed in his tracks and took second away from Hall. A side by side battle heated up between Wyatt and Queen for the fourth position. The two drivers stayed side by side for about five laps until Wertz got a piece of Queen and took the fifth spot from him. Now it was Wertz turn at Wyatt as he went to the inside of him for fourth.

Halfway through the feature it was still Greg and Danny pacing the field while Hall was coasting in third. Wyatt, Wertz and Justin Carroll continued to battle for fourth and fifth. Things started to get Wild as the laps were winding down. Justin, Wyatt and Wertz went three wide into turn one and Wyatt got into the lose stuff and almost went around. Carroll took advantage of the slip and took the fourth spot with Wertz going to fifth. Wyatt fell back to ninth after the slip.

The first caution of the evening came on lap 77 when Casey Wyatt turned Zach Lightfoot in turn two. Lightfoot wasn’t too happy about that and under caution went after Wyatt and spun him in turn three.

On the restart, Greg shot off into turn one. Wertz got stuck on the outside line and got shuffled all the way to the back of the field. Wertz then went to the pits and parked his machine with a broken right front hub. The second caution came on lap 85 once again for Lightfoot, this time it was him getting into Rodney Boyd going into turn one sending him for a spin.The next restart was a wild one, Hall got an amazing start and took it three wide into turn one to take the inside from

Greg. Danny and Queen got shuffled back after the start but held a good position. Coming out of turn four, Hall got shoved out of the groove and got stuck on the outside line falling all the way to tenth. The third and final caution came out on lap 91 for Justin getting into Danny into turn one sending Danny nose first into the wall.

On the final restart, Queen took the cone to see if he had anything for Greg and boy did he. Queen got the slightly better start than Greg and went into turn one with a slight edge for the lead. The two would stay completely side by side until lap 93 where Queen took the lead by hadn’t quiet cleared Greg. Greg would get the lead back on lap 95 and cleared Queen. Checkered flag flew and Greg Edwards picked up his ninth win of the season.


Taylor Waste Service Late Model UNOFFICIAL Results;

  1. #21 Greg Edwards; 100
  2. #03 Brenden Queen; 100
  3. #90 Terry Carroll; 100
  4. #88 Thomas Marks; 100
  5. #77 Connor Hall; 100
  6. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 100
  7. #91 Justin Carroll; 100
  8. #7H Michael Hardin; 100
  9. #29 Casey Wyatt; 100
  10. #9 Rodney Boyd; 100
  11. #89 Craig Eastep; 99
  12. #26 Danny Edwards; 91
  13. #4 Duane Shreeves; 85
  14. #55 Mark Wertz; 81
  15. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 43

Sellers Captures Fifth Career South Boston Speedway Title

South Boston, VA – Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia captured his fifth career South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division title in Saturday night’s GCR Presents LS Tractor USA Late Model Twin 75s.

Sellers’ fifth career South Boston Speedway NASCAR track title ties him with the late legendary NASCAR Modified and Late Model Sportsman star Ray Hendrick of Richmond, Virginia for the second-most NASCAR feature-division track championships at South Boston Speedway. Only David Blankenship of Moseley, Virginia, with seven South Boston Speedway NASCAR track championships, stands above Sellers and Hendrick.

This season’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division title is the third South Boston Speedway track title in a row for Sellers, who finished second to Lee Pulliam of Alton, Virginia in the opening 75-lap race and unofficially finished 10th in the second of Saturday night’s pair of 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division races.

Pulliam’s win over Sellers in the opening 75-lap race came by less than a second. The win was Pulliam’s fifth victory in a row at the .4-mile oval.

Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Virginia, Trey Crews of Halifax, Virginia and Thomas Scott of Efland, North Carolina rounded out the top five finishers in the first race.

Drew Dollar of Atlanta, Georgia was the unofficial winner of the second race, a dramatic race that saw Sellers and Pulliam battle side-by-side and bumper-to-bumper for the lead for the final 30 laps. As the two drivers sped into the third turn on the final lap, Sellers’ car made contact with the rear of Pulliam’s car, and Pulliam spun between turns three and four.

Sellers sped to the finish line ahead of the rest of the field, but was penalized by track officials for causing the incident and was awarded 10th place, the last position behind the rest of the cars that finished on the lead lap.

Dollar, who was running third at the time, was declared the unofficial winner, with Thaxton finishing second, Scott taking third place, Blake Stallings of Danville, Virginia being awarded fourth place and Nick Smith rounding out the top five finishers in the unofficial finishing order.

Willis Wins Fourth Career Limited Sportsman Division Crown

Danny Willis Jr. of South Boston, Virginia won his fourth career South Boston Speedway NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division championship Saturday night with a 10th-place finish in the night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.

Willis and Jacob Borst of Elon, North Carolina waged a hard-fought battle for the win after the race’s final caution flag flew with 13 laps to go, with Willis getting beside Borst on the inside several times without being able to make the pass.

A last-ditch effort by Willis on the last lap to earn the win came up short as Willis spun as the pair sped off of the fourth turn heading to the checkered flag.

Borst sped across the finish line to grab his sixth win of the season and tie Willis for the most wins in the division. Landon Pembleton of Amelia, Virginia finished third with Mark Cook finishing fourth and Mitchell Wright rounding out the top five finishers

Crews Captures First SBS Pure Stock Division Title

Nathan Crews of Long Island, Virginia won his first career South Boston Speedway Budweiser Pure Stock Division championship Saturday night in the 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock Division race.

Crews won the 30-lap race to earn his ninth victory of the season, edging Scott Phillips of Halifax, Virginia by .778-second.

Randy Hupp of Halifax, Virginia, Justin Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia and Jesse Keesee completed the top five finishers.

Currin Wins Hornets Division Title; Claims Second Division Title

Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia won his second South Boston Speedway Budweiser Hornets Division championship in Saturday night’s 15-lap season finale for the division. This season’s championship makes Currin the first driver to win multiple championships in the division.

Jared Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia edged Josh Dawson of Halifax, Virginia by a foot in a near photo finish to win the 15-lap race and earn his second victory of the season.

Tyler Stanley of South Boston, Virginia, Currin, and Donald Clay of Clover, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers.

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

South Boston Speedway will close out its 2019 season in a big way with the 3 p.m. running of the AutosbyNelson,com 250 for the CARS Tour Series on Saturday afternoon, November 2.

The championships in both the CARS Late Model Stock Tour and the CARS Super Late Model Tour will be decided in the event that will feature a 125-lap Late Model Stock Car Division race and a 125-lap Super Late Model race, with both races going for 125 green-flag laps.

Qualifying for that event will feature a knock-out qualifying format.

Advance tickets for the AutosbyNelson,com 250 are priced at $10 each through Friday, Nov. 1. Adult general admission tickets on race day will be priced at $15 each. Youth ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For additional information about the AutosbyNelson,com 250 CARS Tour series racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

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