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Logan Roberson Wins 15th Annual FASTRAK Pro Late Model World Championships

Jamaica, VA – Logan Roberson has won just about everything under the sun the last two years collecting over fifty career wins in a crate late model. Roberson came into the weekend having never won a FASTRAK Touring event. He has been the Mark Martin, so to speak in the Pro Late Models, scoring eight runner-up finishes. However, this weekend, young Logan Roberson was not going to be denied, and should leave this weekend with career win number sixty!

At one point during qualifying, Roberson was looking to set the pole speed and earn the right to start on the pole for the first of four heat races. Though he did not earn that honor he was able to start up front and win his heat race, which earned him the ability to start on the outside pole. Roberson would line up to the outside of fast qualifier and heat race one winner, Jenson Ford.

When it came time to get down and dirty, Roberson looked more than ready to answer the call. So much so he powered around Ford on the outside of turns one and two and down the backstretch before the start of the race was called back. No, there was no issue with the start from the front row it was actually quite the opposite. A handful of cars got to wrecking near the rear of the field, which caused FASTRAK officials to throw the yellow and make a second attempt at a start.

It did not matter how many starts or restarts Roberson had to tackle his car was lighting quick coming up to speed. Though take two was not as good as the first go around Roberson was able to take the top spot back in no time and immediately started to set a pace that was hardly matched by anyone. Granted, if I make an observation, Roberson’s cars looked to be so strong on the restarts and short runs there could have been fifty restarts and I think Roberson would have won all of them.

The sixty-lap, $20,000 to win feature was slowed a total of seven times. Allowing the rest of the field to catch back up and take a shot at the lead, keyword, take a shot. The closest thing we had to a lead change was right around halfway when Roberson and Brown caught some pretty heavy lap traffic. However, Roberson stayed up on the wheel, passed the slower cars where they came and took advantage of some timely cautions to keep a stranglehold on the lead as well as the race win.

Roberson was both excited and at a loss for words when we climbed from his No. 17 machine in victory lane.

“Oh man, I don’t know what to say,” Roberson said in victory lane. “My Dad and I work our butts off in the shop to come here and do this. To get my first win against some of these guys; man I’m crying like a baby but I am just excited for my team, my dad. We got her done tonight.”

Roberson was also asked what was going through his mind later on in the race when Michael Brown really turned up the wick and challenged for the lead. Simply put; he was tired of not driving into victory lane.

“I was tired of second place finishes,” Roberson said. “He [Brown] got beside me with about five or six to go and I was just thinking ‘we are going to have to step up our game a little bit.’ I drove her back up past him and he raced me clean and I can’t thank him [Michael Brown] and Tyler [Bare] enough. We ran side-by-side numerous times and they gave me room, with $20,000 to win, that’s respectful right there.”

Logan then went on to thank all of his family, crew, and sponsors for helping him get him to where he is today.

“I just want to thank all my family, my crew, Robert, Doug, my Dad, and my Mom, they are back home watching with my grandma; she got sick and couldn’t come. This one is for you!”

FASTRAK World Championship Pro Late Model UNOFFICIAL Resutlsl

  1. #17 Logan Roberson
  2. #79 Michael Brown
  3. #30 Tyler Bare
  4. #87B Ross Bailes
  5. #55 Matt Long
  6. #21H Benji Hicks
  7. #69 Justin Williams
  8. #75 Brett Hamm
  9. #01P Travis Pennington
  10. #88 Trent Ivey
  11. #00 Carson Ferguson
  12. #2F Dennis Franklin
  13. #4 Matthew Nance
  14. #7A Corey Almond
  15. #184 Kyle Lukon
  16. #92 Nick Davis
  17. #0F Troy Frazier
  18. #6 Chris Blackwell
  19. #K1 Kerry King
  20. #71 Davis Lipscombe
  21. #21B Billy Beachler
  22. #9C Chess Chester
  23. #87A Walker Arthur
  24. #03 Stephen Childress
  25. #47 Matt Quade
  26. #21 Andrew Durham
  27. #12U Brandon Umberger
  28. #3 Kenny Peeples
  29. #6D Dillon Brown
  30. #83 Jenson Ford

Benji Hicks Holds Off Late Charge by Tyler Bare to Score the $5,000 FASTRAK World Challenge Victory

Benji Hicks (center) takes home the $5000 FASTRAK World Challenge win followed by Tyler Bare (Right) and Brett Hamm (Left) (Photo: Virginia Motor Speedway Facebook)

Jamaica, VA – Benji Hicks from Mt. Airy, NC claimed the biggest win of his career, leading flag to flag and picking up the $5000 FASTRAK World Challenge presented by WhosYourDriver.org payday. Hicks would have to hold off a late charge in traffic by Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA to go on to take the victory.“All the glory goes to God, it means so much to our team to get a win in this special pink and black throwback scheme on the car. Mom is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and this is the last scheme dad ran in 2015,” commented Hicks in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

“All the glory goes to God, it means so much to our team to get a win in this special pink and black throwback scheme on the car. Mom is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and this is the last scheme dad ran in 2015,” commented Hicks in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Brett Hamm, Logan Roberson, Benji Hicks

Brett Hamm, Logan Roberson, Benji Hicks, and Matt Long picked up heat race wins. Corey Almond would pick up the B-Main win. Brett Umerger would set overall fast time in qualifying with a lap of 19.061 seconds. Brett Hamm and Benji Hicks would lead the 30-car field to green with Hicks rocketing to the lead with an aggressive outside pass out of turn 2. Once out front, Hicks began to put distance between himself and the battle for second. It didn’t take long before the four and five wide

Brett Hamm and Benji Hicks would lead the 30-car field to green with Hicks rocketing to the lead with an aggressive outside pass out of turn 2. Once out front, Hicks began to put distance between himself and the battle for second. It didn’t take long before the four and five wide action picked up throughout the field. The events first of eight yellow flags would come out on lap 9 when Derrick Shaw and Ryan Adams got together on the front stretch ending Shaw’s night with front end damage. Hick’s would hold off charges throughout the race by Hamm, Tyler Bare, Logan Roberson

Hick’s would hold off charges throughout the race by Hamm, Tyler Bare, Logan Roberson, and Matt Long all snapping at the back of his Longhorn chassis. After a lap 11 caution, Hamm would jump the cushion in turn 2, on the restart, allowing Bare to get inside for second. Hamm would retake the position on the next circuit. Hicks and Hamm both would have a close call when Tony Frazier spun in front of the leaders trying to stay on the lead lap. Once back under

Once back under green, it didn’t take long for Hicks, Hamm, Bare, Logan Roberson and Matt Long to get into lapped traffic. Bare would get by Hamm for second and would set out to catch Hicks. By lap 28 Bare was on Hicks bumper as they worked traffic. Just as Bare got under Hicks to challenge for the lead caution fell for the final time with a car coming to a stop in turn 4.On the final

On the final restart, Bare tried to get under Hicks in turn 1 only to have Hicks power off turn 2 to keep his lead. Hicks would go on to grab the $5000 victory with Bare, Hamm, Roberson and Long rounding out the top five. The win was Hicks third 2018 win on the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance tour, 6th overall FASTRAK touring win and the biggest win in his pro late Model career to date. The special moment before post-race victory interviews was the whole crew kneeling down on the driver side of the cockpit #21 and Tony Hicks car owner, crew chief and most of all Father to Benji Hicks Racing leading them in a word of inspiration and prayer, you could hear them proudly testify before the post-race formalities’, “Glory goes to God, Amen”.

The speedway host the $20,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment tonight, October 6, 2018. Spectator gates open at 4pm with on track action beginning at 5:30pm with practice.

Admission for Saturday’s FASTRAK World Championship are adults $35, senior and military $25, students (11-17$15 and children 10 and under free. Bring your Friday night ticket stub and receive $5 off your Saturday general admission ticket. Discount is not good for pit passes.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

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.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2017 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

 

RACE RESULTS FASTRAK WORLD CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY WHOSYOURDRIVER.ORG – FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 2018:

 

FASTRAK Pro Late Model World Challenge (40 Laps): 1. 21H-Benji Hicks, [2]; 2. 30-Tyler Bare, [7]; 3. 75-Brett Hamm, [1]; 4. 17R-Logan Roberson, [3]; 5. 55L-Matt Long, [4]; 6. 01P-Travis Pennington, [11]; 7. 4-Matthew Nance, [18]; 8. 00F-Carson Ferguson, [10]; 9. 87-Walker Arthur, [12]; 10. 09-Brad Rigdon, [9]; 11. 01-Matt Glanden, [13]; 12. 2P-Jared Powell, [24]; 13. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [20]; 14. 08-Tyler Dettor, [30]; 15. K1-Kerry King, [15]; 16. 0F-Troy Frazier, [23]; 17. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [17]; 18. 184-Kyle Lukon, [5]; 19. 21B-Billy Beachler, [29]; 20. 2B-Michael Bland, [14]; 21. 6-Dillon Brown, [8]; 22. 74-Mike Franklin, [21]; 23. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [26]; 24. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, [27]; 25. 12U-Brandon Umberger, [6]; 26. 47-Matt Quade, [22]; 27. 12A-Ryan Adams, [19]; 28. 7A-Corey Almond, [25]; 29. 93-Derrick Shaw, [28]; 30. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [16]

 

Heat 1 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 75-Brett Hamm, [1]; 2. 184-Kyle Lukon, [2]; 3. 09-Brad Rigdon, [3]; 4. 01-Matt Glanden, [4]; 5. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [5]; 6. 74-Mike Franklin, [6]; 7. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, [7]; 8. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [8]; 9. 3-Kenny Peeples, [9]; 10. 21B-Billy Beachler, [10]

 

Heat 2 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 21H-Benji Hicks, [1]; 2. 12U-Brandon Umberger, [2]; 3. 00F-Carson Ferguson, [3]; 4. 2B-Michael Bland, [4]; 5. 4-Matthew Nance, [5]; 6. 47-Matt Quade, [6]; 7. 7A-Corey Almond, [7]; 8. 38-Nick Love, [8]; 9. 11M-James Miller, [9]; 10. 12C-Cody Cubbage, [10]

 

Heat 3 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 17R-Logan Roberson, [1]; 2. 30-Tyler Bare, [2]; 3. 01P-Travis Pennington, [3]; 4. K1-Kerry King, [4]; 5. 12A-Ryan Adams, [5]; 6. 0F-Troy Frazier, [6]; 7. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [7]; 8. 08-Tyler Dettor, [8]; 9. 13-Ray Miller, [9]; 10. 123-Bryan Smith, [10]

 

Heat 4 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 55L-Matt Long, [1]; 2. 6-Dillon Brown, [2]; 3. 87-Walker Arthur, [3]; 4. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [4]; 5. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [5]; 6. 2P-Jared Powell, [6]; 7. 93-Derrick Shaw, [7]; 8. 41-Terry Cregger, [8]; 9. 23M-John McClellan, [9]; 10. 77-Brian Hankins, [10]

 

B Feature 1 (15 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 7A-Corey Almond, [2]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [5]; 3. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, [1]; 4. 93-Derrick Shaw, [4]; 5. 21B-Billy Beachler, [13]; 6. 08-Tyler Dettor, [7]; 7. 13-Ray Miller, [11]; 8. 3-Kenny Peeples, [9]; 9. 123-Bryan Smith, [15]; 10. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [3]; 11. 12C-Cody Cubbage, [14]; 12. 41-Terry Cregger, [8]; 13. 38-Nick Love, [6]; 14. 11M-James Miller, [10]; 15. 77-Brian Hankins, [16]; 16. 23M-John McClellan, [12]

 

Group A Qualifying – 1. 75-Brett Hamm, 00:19.498[1]; 2. 17R-Logan Roberson, 00:19.620[2]; 3. 71-Davis Lipscombe, 00:19.707[3]; 4. 30-Tyler Bare, 00:19.727[4]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, 00:19.796[5]; 6. 08-Tyler Dettor, 00:19.905[6]; 7. 184-Kyle Lukon, 00:19.954[7]; 8. K1-Kerry King, 00:19.966[8]; 9. 66X-Matt Tarbox, 00:20.024[9]; 10. 01P-Travis Pennington, 00:20.131[10]; 11. 21B-Billy Beachler, 00:20.259[11]; 12. 12A-Ryan Adams, 00:20.265[12]; 13. 01-Matt Glanden, 00:20.373[13]; 14. 13-Ray Miller, 00:20.496[14]; 15. 74-Mike Franklin, 00:20.585[15]; 16. 40-Brent Bordeaux, 00:20.663[16]; 17. 3-Kenny Peeples, 00:20.892[17]; 18. 0F-Troy Frazier, 00:20.909[18]; 19. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, 00:20.966[19]; 20. 123-Bryan Smith, 00:21.544[20]

 

Group B Qualifying – 1. 12U-Brandon Umberger, 00:19.061[1]; 2. 55L-Matt Long, 00:19.200[2]; 3. 21H-Benji Hicks, 00:19.240[3]; 4. 6-Dillon Brown, 00:19.263[4]; 5. 00F-Carson Ferguson, 00:19.264[5]; 6. 41-Terry Cregger, 00:19.388[6]; 7. 2B-Michael Bland, 00:19.397[7]; 8. 39-Henry Hornsby III, 00:19.402[8]; 9. 4-Matthew Nance, 00:19.446[9]; 10. 87-Walker Arthur, 00:19.468[10]; 11. 38-Nick Love, 00:19.729[11]; 12. 14C-Chuck Bowie, 00:19.873[12]; 13. 47-Matt Quade, 00:20.068[13]; 14. 2P-Jared Powell, 00:20.174[14]; 15. 7A-Corey Almond, 00:20.271[15]; 16. 23M-John McClellan, 00:20.512[16]; 17. 11M-James Miller, 00:20.573[17]; 18. 93-Derrick Shaw, 00:20.838[18]; 19. 12C-Cody Cubbage, 00:21.200[19]; 20. 77-Brian Hankins, 00:21.770[20]

 

Over-All Fast Qualifier: Brandon Umberger – 19.061 seconds

 

Entrants: 40

Davis Lipscombe Scores Victory Lap Pro Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Matt Quade Crowned 2018 Champion

Jamaica, VA – After what has been a tough season for Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA he was able to end the season on a high note with a dominating win in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model feature on Northern Neck Chevrolet championship Night. Lipscombe and Dustin Ferguson of Appomattox, VA battled side by side for much of the first 11 laps before Lipscombe muscled his way to the lead on lap 12 and then drove away for the field for the win.

“The car has been fast all year long, but the driver has not always been at his best. This win gives us a lot of confidence going into the FASTRAK World Championship weekend,” commented Lipscombe in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Corey Almond, Dustin Ferguson, Matt Quade and Brad Rigdon.

Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD was crowned the 2018 Victory Lap Pro Late Model Champion after wheeling his ride to a fourth place finish.

Tyler Shipp of Mechanicsville, VA took the lead on the opening lap of the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature and went on to score his second win of the season in dominating fashion. With Shipp controlling the top spot Mark Gonzales and Matt Meads battle for the entire 30 lap feature for the runner up spot with Gonzales taking it for the final time on lap 21. Rounding out the top five were Gonzales, Meads, Tim Shelton and Joe Weiss.

Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA was crowned the 2018 Truckin Thunder Sportsman Champion with his fourth place finish.

In the Budweiser Modified feature James Sparks of Hollywood, MD jumped out to the lead on the drop of the green flag and paced the field until lap 8 when he hit the front stretch wall and came to a stop with a flat left rear tire. That handed the lead over to Joey Polevoy who went on to a full straight win with Chase Butler, Lance Grady, J.D. Eversole and Ryan Toole rounding out the top five.

Division point leader Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA had to park his car on lap 3 with a broken rear end and it looked as if his chances of a championship where over but his lead heading into the night was just enough to be crowned the 2018 Budweiser Modified Champion by two points over rookie Chase Butler of Mechanicsville, VA.

James Givens of Henrico, VA has been dominant all year long in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division. In tonight’s feature it took him 15 laps to works his way to the front from his eighth place starting position and take the lead from Chad Champion. Over the final 10 laps Givens had to hold off multiple challenges from Trent Clemans for the lead. Coming to the white the two were side-by-side for the lead. On the final lap Clemans car pushed in turn 2 and that was all Givens needed to record his sixth win of the season and take home the 2018 Collision One Limited Stock Car Championship. Rounding out the top five Clemans, Cory Bradley, Mark Schools and Randy Hutchens.

The Speedway will take next week off and will return to racing Friday and Saturday September 14 & 15 for the FASTRAK World Championship weekend. Friday September 14 the speedway will host a $5000 to win FASTRAK members only event and then on Saturday September 15th for the $20,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship that is open to any crate late model competitor. FASTRAK rules will apply.  For more information visit www.fastracing.com or www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.comto view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2018 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

 

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RACE RESULTS FOR NORTHERN NECK CHEVROLET NIGHT – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2018:

 

Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [4]; 2. 7A-Corey Almond, [5]; 3. 1-Dustin Ferguson, [2]; 4. 47-Matt Quade, [8]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, [3]; 6. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [1]; 7. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [7]; 8. 74-Mike Franklin, [9]; 9. 38-Nicolas Love, [12]; 10. 11-James Miller, [11]; 11. 2*-Jared Powell, [6]; 12. 08-Tyler Detter, [10]; 13. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [15]; 14. 28-Carl Vaughan, [14]; 15. 77-Brian Hankins, [13]

 

Fast Qualifier: Corey Almond – 18.716 seconds

 

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 25-Tyler Shipp, [2]; 2. 51-Mark Gonzales, [6]; 3. 23-Matt Meads, [4]; 4. 55-Tim Shelton, [8]; 5. 0C-Joe Weiss, [3]; 6. 9-Steve Causey, [10]; 7. 98-Troy Doggett, [1]; 8. 0-Chase Burrow, [11]; 9. 92-Kacey Gordon, [13]; 10. 1-Chad Beahr, [14]; 11. 01-Tommy Upshaw, [21]; 12. 22-Michael Hayes, [18]; 13. 56-John Morgan, [20]; 14. 16-Brett Adkins, [5]; 15. 00-Hunter Shelton, [12]; 16. 6-Macy Causey, [17]; 17. 91-James Snead, [16]; 18. 2-Wesley Givens, [9]; 19. 71-John Nickens, [15]; 20. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [19]; 21. 17NC-Joshua Burnham, [7]

 

Fast Qualifier: Mark Gonzales – 22.457 seconds

 

Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 51-Joey Polevoy, [4]; 2. 11-Chase Butler, [1]; 3. 48-Lance Grady, [3]; 4. 98-J.D. Eversole, [6]; 5. 21C-Ryan Toole, [16]; 6. 16-David Kendall, [13]; 7. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [11]; 8. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [12]; 9. 57-Curtis Barricks, [14]; 10. 1ST-Bret Hamilton, [10]; 11. 26X-James Sparks, [2]; 12. 43-Josh Harris, [7]; 13. 01-Francis Jarelle III, [5]; 14. 33-Hunter McClendon, [8]; 15. 10S-Tim Schulte, [9]; 16. 27-Mark Schools, [15]

 

Fast Qualifier: Francis Jarrelle – 20.012 seconds

 

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 lap): 1. 8-James Givens, [8]; 2. 01-Trent Clemans, [5]; 3. 41-Cory Bradley, [9]; 4. 12-Mark Schools, [3]; 5. 4-Randy Hutchens, [7]; 6. 08-Chad Champion, [2]; 7. 18-John Hankins Jr, [11]; 8. 23-David Bowler, [14]; 9. 25-Marty Coltrain, [12]; 10. 47-Christian Sherr, [13]; 11. 14D-Paige Vassallo, [15]; 12. 22-Raymond Harper, [1]; 13. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [10]; 14. 88-Jay Seward, [6]; 15. 11-Robbie Kramer Jr, [4]

 

Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 23.912 seconds

 

 

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Corey Almond Grabs First Pro Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Hamilton, Causey and Givens also visit WhosYourDriver.org Victory Lane

Photo: VMS Press Release

Jamaica, VA – A win at Virginia Motor Speedway has been eluding Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA for several years now, but that is not the case anymore as he pulled away late to take home the victory. Several cautions on the start of the feature moved Almond up to the front row. On the drop of the green flag, Almond took the lead from Ryan Adams of Madison Heights, VA and began to pull away from the field. Almond held off several challenges by Matt Quade and Mark Parks to take home the victory.

“We have been working really hard to get a victory here at Virginia Motor Speedway, I hate that I slid up on that first start and got into Davis (Lipscombe) but it doesn’t take away from what I am feeling right now,” commented an emotional Almond in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Mark Parks, Ryan Adams, Matt Quade and Bobby Thompson. In other action Steve Causey of Smithfield, VA scored his career first Truckin Thunder Sportsman victory at VMS and became the fourth winner in as many races; in the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Bret Hamilton of Powhatan, VA became the fourth winner in as many races by holding off a charging Tim Schulte of Troy, VA for the win and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Sandston, VA held off Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA at the line to score his third win of the season.

In other action Steve Causey of Smithfield, VA scored his career first Truckin Thunder Sportsman victory at VMS and became the fourth winner in as many races; in the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Bret Hamilton of Powhatan, VA became the fourth winner in as many races by holding off a charging Tim Schulte of Troy, VA for the win and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Sandston, VA held off Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA at the line to score his third win of the season.

Matt Glanden and Ryan Adams led the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 19 car field to green with the caution coming out for a wreck in turn one. It took another two tries to get the race started before Corey Almond would take control of the race. For the first 14 laps, Almond had to hold off the challenges of Matt Quade. Quade would have to come to pit road on lap 15 to fix a flat right rear tire.

On the restart, Mark Parks tried to sweep the outside of Almond but could not pull off the pass. Almond would pull away and use the traffic to his advantage. With all the battling behind him, Almond was able to dominate the remainder of the race and take home his first VMS victory. Rounding out the top five were Mark Parks, Ryan Adams, Matt Quade and Bobby Thompson.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Tyler Shipp and Steve Causey led the field to green with Causey grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Behind him, the battle went three wide with fast Qualifier Brett Adkins going to the outside to move to third from his sixth place starting position. On lap 5 Adkins took second from Shipp and set out to run down the leader Causey. On the final 25 laps, Adkins would take several shots at Causey for the lead only to be turned away each time. Causey would hold on to grab his first Virginia Motor Speedway victory. Rounding out the top five were Adkins, Mark Gonzales, Hunter Shelton and Michael Hayes.

The box score may show that Bret Hamilton led all 30 laps of the Budweiser Modified feature but what it doesn’t show is how hard that victory was for Hamilton. Tim Schulte and Hamilton led the 17 car field to green with Hamilton taking control of the top spot out of turn 2. By lap 10 the leaders were working their way through traffic with Hamilton using the top and Schulte down on the bottom.

With eight laps to go Schulte began getting a run on Hamilton each time out of both turn 2 and turn 4. Each time Hamilton was able to hold him off at the line. A caution with two to go set up a green, white, checkered finish. On the restart, Hamilton was able to get a couple of car lengths over Schulte only to have Schulte close that gap back up. With one to go Schulte got a run on Hamilton in turn three but Hamilton took away his line and hold him off for the win. Rounding out the top five were Schulte, Francis Jarrelle, Ryan Toole and Mike Reynolds.

In the Collision One Limited Stock feature, Chad Champion and Trent Clemans led the field to green. Clemans would jump to the lead out of turn 2 with Champion and James Givens in close pursuit. Givens would get by Champion for second on lap 2 and the two would beat and bang a bit before Givens settled into the spot. On the next lap Givens began applying pressure to the bumper of Clemans for the lead and on lap 6 Givens got to the outside to take the top spot. Once out front, Givens looked to be in control of the race. That is until final five laps when Cory Bradley entered the picture. Bradley tried several times to get inside Givens for the lead but couldn’t pull off the pass. On the final lap, Bradley made one last ditch effort to take the lead, this time getting side by side as they raced to the checkers. Givens would hold off Bradley by a bumper at the line for the win. Rounding out the top five were Bradley, Trent Clemans, Randy Hutchens and Marty Coltrain.

The Speedway will take next Saturday, July 21st off and return to racing on Saturday, June 28th and host week 8 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2018 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

 

Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps):

  1. 7A-Corey Almond, [3]; 2. 1-Mark Parks, [6]; 3. 12-Ryan Adams, [2]; 4. 47-Matt Quade, [5]; 5. 51-Bobby Thompson, [11]; 6. 01-Matt Glanden, [1]; 7. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [10]; 8. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [8]; 9. 5J-Darrell Dow, [16]; 10. 38-Nicolas Love, [15]; 11. 11M-James Miller, [12]; 12. 08-Tyler Detter, [13]; 13. 79-Tim Sant, [17]; 14. 17-Camden Testerman, [7]; 15. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [4]; 16. 8-Wesley Givens, [19]; 17. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [9]; 18. 77-Brian Hankins, [18]; 19. 28-Carl Vaughan, [14]

Fast Qualifier: Mark Parks – 18.855 seconds

 

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps):

  1. 9-Steve Causey, [2]; 2. 16-Brett Adkins, [6]; 3. 51-Mark Gonzales, [3]; 4. 00-Hunter Shelton, [8]; 5. 22-Michael Hayes, [7]; 6. 91-James Snead, [11]; 7. 55-Tim Shelton, [5]; 8. 25-Tyler Shipp, [1]; 9. 92-Kacey Gordon, [16]; 10. 0-Chase Burrow, [17]; 11. 21-Brandon Sandridge, [14]; 12. 1-Chad Beahr, [13]; 13. 0C-Joe Weiss, [4]; 14. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [15]; 15. 13-Matt Ashworth, [10]; 16. 88-Bill Coada, [12]; 17. 6-Macy Causey, [9]

Fast Qualifier: Brett Adkins – 21.067 seconds

 

Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps):

  1. 1. 1st-Bret Hamilton, [2]; 2. 10S-Tim Schulte, [1]; 3. 01-Francis Jarelle III, [4]; 4. 84-Ryan Toole, [5]; 5. 112-Mike Reynolds, [3]; 6. 98-J.D. Eversole, [13]; 7. 11-Chase Butler, [20]; 8. 48-Lance Grady, [16]; 9. 43-Josh Harris, [12]; 10. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [11]; 11. 16-David Kendall, [17]; 12. 68-Adam Hoegerl, [18]; 13. 27-Mark Schools, [15]; 14. 33-Hunter McClendon, [7]; 15. 99W-Chris Arnold, [6]; 16. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [8]; 17. 51-Joey Polevoy, [9]; 18. 57-Curtis Barricks, [19]; (DNS) 26X-James Sparks; (DNS) 44-Stephen Bryant,

Fast Qualifier: Chris Arnold – 19.707 seconds

 

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps):

  1. 8-James Givens, [4]; 2. 41-Cory Bradley, [5]; 3. 01-Trent Clemans, [2]; 4. 4-Randy Hutchens, [6]; 5. 25-Marty Coltrain, [3]; 6. 14D-Joey Dean, [10]; 7. 08-Chad Champion, [1]; 8. 22-Raymond Harper, [11]; 9. 23-Brandon Bowler, [7]; 10. 47-Christian Sherr, [16]; 11. 11-Robbie Kramer Jr, [9]; 12. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, [14]; 13. 88-Jay Seward, [15]; 14. 9-Justin Pullen, [18]; 15. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [12]; 16. 09-Jacob Buie, [13]; 17. 59-Carl Hazelwood, [17]; 18. 10-Ray Ashworth, [19]; 19. 18-John Hankins Jr, [21]; (DNS) 12-Mark Schools; (DNS) 5-Joe Fancher,

Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 22.893 seconds

Tyler Bare Takes Pro Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Polevoy, Shelton and Coltrain all grab first wins of the season

Photo: Tyler Bare Racing Facebook

Jamaica, VA – Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA took over the top spot in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model after race leader Jared Powell of Charlottesville, VA and second place Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD got together on lap 23 seconding both the rear of the field. Once out front Bare powered away from the field to take the win.

“We hate to win them that way, but we will take it. We found something on the top groove and I believe we had something for them anyway. We had a chance to race closer to home tonight but we chose to come back to Virginia Motor Speedway because we love it here,” commented Bare in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Ryan Adams, Matt Tarbox, Corey Almond and Camden Testerman.

In other action Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA scored an emotional win in the Budweiser Modified feature. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA wrestled the lead away from Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City, NC to become the third winner in as many races and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature Marty Coltrain of North Chesterfield, VA held off a late race challenge from point leader James Givens of Sandston, VA to return to victory lane after a two year absence.

Chuck Bowie and Jared Powell led the Victory Lap Late Model field to green with Powell grabbing the lead out of turn 2. On the next lap Matt Quade would get by Bowie for second and set out to catch Powell. On lap 12 Quade tried to get under Powell for the lead but was unable to make the pass. For the next 16 laps the two battled for the lead side by side with Tyler Bare making it three wide on several occasions. On lap 23 Quade dove in hard under Powell in turn four and slammed into the side of Powell’s car sending him for a spin. The move resulted in a black flag for Quade sending both drivers to the rear of the field. That handed the lead over to Bare, a lead he would not relinquish as he drove on to the win. Rounding out the top five were Ryan Adams, Matt Tarbox, Corey Almond and Camden Testerman. The win by Bare makes it three different winners in three races.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, it only took six laps for Tim Shelton to grab the lead away from Joe Weiss, but those were six hotly contested laps. Once out front though Shelton was able to pull away to grab the win. Rounding out the top five were Weiss, Matt Meads, Steve Causey and Tyler Shipp. Shelton’s win makes it three different winners in three events.

In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature, it looked as if Francis Jarrell was going to walk away with an easy win. But on lap 11 two lapped cars spun in turn 3, collecting the leader in the process. That handed the lead over to Joey Polevoy and he took complete advantage of the situation. Once the field got back under green Polevoy pulled away from the battle for second between Tim Schulte and Chase Butler. Polevoy would cruise to the win with Schulte, Butler, twentieth starting Ryan Toole and Jeff Solinger.

It may look like Marty Coltrain had an easy time in grabbing his first Collision One Limited Stock Car win in two years, but what the scorecard doesn’t show you is the number of challenges for the lead he had to defend. Coltrain and Chad Champion led the field to green with Coltrain grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Champion tried several times to get under Coltrain to take the lead but was unable to make the pass. Trent Clemens and James Givens then made it a four-car race for the lead. On lap 6 Givens took over second with a power move to the outside of both champion and Clemens in turn 2. Once in second, he began to apply pressure to the bumper of Coltrain. Just behind him, Corey Bradley had worked his way from his twentieth starting position to pressure Givens for second. Coltrain worked his line and kept Givens at bay to take home his first win in two years. Rounding out the top five were Givens, Bradley, Champion and Brandon Bowler.

The Speedway will take next Saturday, July 7th off and return to racing on Saturday, June 14 and host week 8 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

 

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2018 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

 

RACE RESULTS FOR GLOUCESTER S.T.A.R. KIDS NIGHT

Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps):

  1. 30-Tyler Bare, [7]; 2. 12-Ryan Adams, [8]; 3. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [9]; 4. 7A-Corey Almond, [6]; 5. 17-Camden Testerman, [3]; 6. 5J-Darrell Dow, [15]; 7. 47-Matt Quade, [4]; 8. 38-Nicolas Love, [11]; 9. 28-Carl Vaughan, [16]; 10. 11M-James Miller, [10]; 11. 20-James Bunn, [18]; 12. 08-Tyler Detter, [12]; 13. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [1]; 14. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [5]; 15. 2*-Jared Powell, [2]; 16. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [17]; 17. 77-Brian Hankins, [19]; 18. 23M-John McClellan, [13]; (DNS) 8-Wesley Givens,

Fast Qualifier: Corey Almond – 18.924 seconds

 

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps):

  1. 55-Tim Shelton, [4]; 2. 43J-Joe Weiss, [2]; 3. 23-Matt Meads, [3]; 4. 9-Steve Causey, [5]; 5. 25-Tyler Shipp, [8]; 6. 00-Hunter Shelton, [11]; 7. 17-John Nickens, [12]; 8. 1-Chad Beahr, [14]; 9. 6-Macy Causey, [17]; 10. 51-Mark Gonzales, [6]; 11. 22-Michael Hayes, [7]; 12. 0-Chase Burrow, [10]; 13. 91-James Snead, [15]; 14. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [16]; 15. 92-Kacey Gordon, [13]; 16. 13-Christopher McIntosh, [18]; 17. 16-Brett Adkins, [9]; (DNS) 88-Bill Coada,

Fast Qualifier: Mark Gonzales – 22.373 seconds

 

Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps):

  1. 51-Joey Polevoy, [4]; 2. 10S-Tim Schulte, [6]; 3. 11-Chase Butler, [10]; 4. 84-Ryan Toole, [20]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [9]; 6. 33-Hunter McClendon, [3]; 7. 98-J.D. Eversole, [8]; 8. 27-Mark Schools, [12]; 9. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [5]; 10. 44-Stephen Bryant, [11]; 11. 48-Lance Grady, [13]; 12. 01-Francis Jarelle III, [2]; 13. 1ST-Bret Hamilton, [19]; 14. 16-David Kendall, [14]; 15. 68-Adam Hoegerl, [16]; 16. 316-Josh Roberson, [7]; 17. 21J-Curtis Mason, [18]; 18. 57-Curtis Barricks, [15]; 19. 43-Josh Harris, [1]; (DNS) 18J-Jeremy Biggers,

Fast Qualifier: Joey Polevoy – 20.027 seconds

 

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps):

  1. 25-Marty Coltrain, [1]; 2. 8-James Givens, [8]; 3. 41-Cory Bradley, [20]; 4. 08-Chad Champion, [2]; 5. 23-Brandon Bowler, [14]; 6. 4-Randy Hutchens, [7]; 7. 09-Jacob Buie, [5]; 8. 88-Jay Seward, [13]; 9. 01-Trent Clemans, [3]; 10. 47-Christian Sherr, [18]; 11. 9-Justin Pullen, [17]; 12. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [11]; 13. 59-Carl Hazelwood, [15]; 14. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, [9]; 15. 18-John Hankins Jr, [10]; 16. 5-Joe Fancher, [12]; 17. 22-Raymond Harper, [4]; 18. 12-Mark Schools, [6]; 19. 39-Cole Johnston, [19]; (DNS) 36-Dustin Bishop,

Domination is the Word of the Night at Virginia Motor Speedway

Jamaica, VA – Chris Arnold had different plans on Saturday morning to go racing in West Virginia but with too much of a chance of rain, and they decided to stick to their home track, Virginia Motor Speedway. The change worked out great for the 99w car after being able to take the lead on the first lap of the race.

When the green flag flew Joey Polevoy took the lead but broke coming around on the next lap putting Arnold into the lead. The second caution of the night flew just a lap later when Jeff Solinger looked to have something break in his rear slammed into Mark Schools taking them both out of the race.

A couple of other cautions wouldn’t slow Arnold down as he cruised to the checkers but behind him, Hunter McClendon had a really good run to finish in second place after passing Chase Butler late in the race.

Over in the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, the drivers started things off with a three wide battle for the lead. Mark Parks tried holding off Davis Lipscombe but had nothing for him after the first lap. Logan Roberson set the fastest time and rolled off 6th for the feature and started his climb to the front early.

Just eight laps in Roberson made it three wide down the front stretch and took over second place but by this time Lipscombe had a significant lead. Logan caught a break though when on lap-11 the caution came out while he was a straight away back from the leader.

Davis got a good jump on the single file restart and Roberson did his best to keep up with him. Logan’s best shots at the lead came with just a few laps left as the two leaders were trying to negotiate through traffic. Lipscombe held off the hard charging Roberson for a flag to flag win.

Budweiser Modifieds Results:

  1. Chris Arnold
  2. Hunter McClendon
  3. Chase Butler
  4. Ryan Tolle
  5. Bret Hamilton
  6. Tim Schulte
  7. Lance Grady
  8. Francis Jarelle III
  9. Stephen Bryant
  10. Charlie Hubbard
  11. Curtis Barricks
  12. Adam Hoegerl
  13. David Kendall
  14. Mark Schools
  15. Jeff Solinger
  16. Joey Polevoy
  17. J.D. Eversole

Victory Lap Pro Late Models Results:

  1. Davis Lipscombe
  2. Logan Roberson
  3. Matt Quade
  4. Corey Almond
  5. Mark Parks
  6. Jared Powell
  7. Chuck Bowie
  8. Camden Testerman
  9. Matthew Tarbox
  10. Nicolas Love
  11. Darrell Dow
  12. Tyler Detter
  13. Carl Vaughan
  14. James Givens
  15. Robert Babb
  16. Brent Bordeaux

Virginia Motor Speedway Set to WRAR / WNNT Night at the Races this Saturday April 28th; First Race of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship Season

Photo: Al Goulder

Jamaica, VA – Drivers and fans alike are ready to get the 2018 Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season at Virginia Motor Speedway underway after being rained out on April 7th. After a very success Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth on April 14th, officials are excited to see what the weekly racing season has to offer. WRAR / WNNT Night at the races will feature all four Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship division in some exciting side by side racing.

Saturday evening April 28th will feature a full program of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday, April 28th will open at 12pm for inspection and registration for all competitors. Spectator gates opening at 5pm with on-track activities beginning around 5pm with hot laps. There will be a mandatory drivers meeting at 4:45pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (30 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult general admission is just $12; seniors (60+) $10; military (active and retired) $8; students (11-17) $6 and children 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Pit passes (regardless of age) are $20 and also get you a seat in the grandstands.

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Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The 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.

 

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2018 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at http://www.vamotorspeedway.com.

 

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