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Corey Almond Passes Jarred Powell On Late Race Restart to Claim Season Opening Pro Late Model Victory

Corey Almond celebrates in WhosYourDriver.com victory lane Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Virginia Motor Speedway. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Jamaica, VA– Twenty-eight Pro Late Models converged on the half-mile clay oval known as Virginia Motor Speedway this past Saturday from as far north as Maryland and all over North Carolina to kick off the 2019 weekly racing series. Luckily, as storms rolled through the region Friday evening track crews were able to get the track in a race-able condition with only a few minor electrical issues that were ironed out as the day went on.

Concord, Virginia’s Justin Williams was the fastest man in town for both Hot Laps and Hot Lap Qualifying setting Quick Time by over two tenths of a second (18.536) – for those that may be new to dirt “Hot Laps” would be their practice session and “Hot Lap Qualifying” would be very similar to group qualifying. Williams, however, would have to give that position up after earning his bonus points and roll off the grid for their 35-lap feature in the fourth position thank to the redraw. Corey Almond, Jared Powell, Same Archer, Matt Glanden rounded out the fastest five drivers.

Jared Powell from Charlottesville, Virginia jumped out to the early lead over Archer and Almond using that outside groove to his advantage. An early caution involving multiple cars two laps into the feature set up the first of only five single file restarts. Almond took full advantage of the restart zone and took second place with ease, setting his sights on race leader Jared Powell. The two were almost in a league of their own all night separating themselves from the rest of the field and putting on a heck of a show for the fans in the stands. Lapped traffic seemed to play in the favor of Powell for most of the night stalling multiple runs from Almond.

Almonds big break came on the restart following a lap twenty-nine caution when Nicolas Love (No. 38) and Darrell Dow (No. 5J) made contact with each other right in front of the leaders as all four were working through turn four. On the ensuing restart, Almond mirrored the actions of Powell “To a T” and was able to pull up even to his door down the backstretch. Leaning on each other a bit Corey Almond came sailing out of turn four as the new leader.

After spending more than three-quarters of the race battling for the lead Almond had one more major task to accomplish; keeping Powell at bay on the final restart of the evening after two cars made contact with each other in turns three and four. When the green was displayed Powell jumped back to the gas to force the issue into one that he wanted the lead back. Almond did a phenomenal job of keeping Powell behind him. Once the two created some separation from the pack Almond continued to create that separation from Powell and would eventually take the first checkered flag of the 2019 season, Powell would hang onto second. Matt Glanden, who spent most of the feature in an amazing battle with Davis Lipscombe, who finished fourth, Billy Hubbard rounded out the top five.

Chad Champion and Cory Bradley put on a show in the Collision One Limited Stock Car twenty-five lap feature leading the eighteen-car field to green. Bradley, hailing from Hopewell, VA jumped out to the early lead at the line. James Givens, who rolled off the grid in fourth, muscled his way by Champion for second on the following lap and set his sights on Bradley. By lap four Givens began working the back bumper of Bradley taking the lead by lap five. Bradley would hang out in the tire tracks of Givens over the next dozen laps not allowing him to get too far out of sight. With less than ten laps to go Bradley found his second win and got back around Givens for the lead and never looked back. James Givens, Jay Seward, Raymond Harper, and Ryan Hutchens rounded out the top five.


Victory Lap Pro Late Models OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #7A Corey Almond
  2. #2* Jared Powell
  3. #01 Matt Glanden
  4. #71 Davis Lipscombe
  5. #28B Billy Hubbard
  6. #14C Chuck Bowie
  7. #80 Ray Love Jr
  8. #36 Sam Archer
  9. #2W Justin Williams
  10. #17 John Testerman
  11. #71T Tyler Hoy
  12. #09 Brad Rigdon
  13. #69 Cecil Cash Jr
  14. #2 Austin Bussler
  15. #41 James Snead
  16. #38 Nicolas Love
  17. #28 Carl Vaughan
  18. #77 Brian Hankins
  19. #46 Tyler Emory
  20. #5J Darrell Dow
  21. #55 Jimmy Duncan
  22. #12 Cody Cubbage
  23. #3 Bill Coada
  24. #11C Trevor Collins
  25. #40 Brent Bordeaux
  26. #01C Petie Coffey
  27. #47 Matt Quade
  28. #18 Matt Marshall

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]