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:
- Chris Arnold
- Hunter McClendon
- Chase Butler
- Ryan Tolle
- Bret Hamilton
- Tim Schulte
- Lance Grady
- Francis Jarelle III
- Stephen Bryant
- Charlie Hubbard
- Curtis Barricks
- Adam Hoegerl
- David Kendall
- Mark Schools
- Jeff Solinger
- Joey Polevoy
- J.D. Eversole
Victory Lap Pro Late Models Results:
- Davis Lipscombe
- Logan Roberson
- Matt Quade
- Corey Almond
- Mark Parks
- Jared Powell
- Chuck Bowie
- Camden Testerman
- Matthew Tarbox
- Nicolas Love
- Darrell Dow
- Tyler Detter
- Carl Vaughan
- James Givens
- Robert Babb
- Brent Bordeaux
Jamaica, VA – Thirty-seven Fastrak Late Models showed up for their exclusive $5,000 to win 40 lap shootout for drivers who raced in a minimum of 10 races this year whether in the weekly series at sanctioned tracks or in the touring series.
Matthew Nance was the overall top qualifier running a quick 18.132 second lap in the second group of cars. In the other three groups Walker Arthur (18.137), Brent Hilton (18.440), and Jensen Ford (18.192) were the top drivers going into their own heats. Only one of the pole sitters won the heat race and that was Walker Arthur out of Forest, VA. Five time Southeast Fastrak champ David Smith won group two after a girst lap pass on Nance, Williams also got around on Hilton on the first lap and he eventually fell to fourth, and Ron Parker came from fifth in one circuit to grab the lead in the fourth heat.
After several attempts to complete the first lap in the feature race things finally got under way and Arthur and Smith traded the lead a couple times over the opening laps until Teddy Tate lost control three laps in. On the restart Arthur chose the high line and it almost back fired as they went three wide into turn-1 but he was able to hold on to the lead as 2017 track champion Williams slid past Smith into second place. Fourteen laps in and the two leaders started into slower traffic but the field would be reset with the caution being thrown for Ron Parker breaking down on the track but not before Williams grabbed the lead from Arthur.
Williams elected to start on the high side over Arthur and got a good restart, and so did Stephen Childress out of third place as he was able to get by Arthur for second place and Tyler Bare also moved Arthur back another spot. Arthur quickly gained the spot back from Bare and up front Childress was charging hard for the lead while being under fire from Arthur.
The next couple of laps Arthur would give Childress a bump into turn one as he tried sliding to his inside several times. Bare didn’t waste time getting back into the fray to make it a three way battle for second place but on lap-33 some door slamming happens and Childress’ night ends after his car makes contact with the inside railing, Arthur and Hare also spun out in the incident.
The next restart was short lived as three cars got tangled up in between turns three and four. With it single file now since there was less than ten laps remaining Williams was able to get great restarts but Bare didn’t give up. He was able to keep up with Williams for the first couple of laps but then Justin found another gear and finished off the race strong with Bare a couple cars back. Going into the World Championships tonight he should have a lot of confidence beating some of the best Fastrak Touring drivers last night.
JAMAICA, VA – The Ultimate Super Late Model Series along with the Fastrak Pro Late Model series rolled into the 1/2 mile dirt track with twenty-three supers and twenty-two crate late models signed in for the 41st annual USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway.The biggest name there was National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist coming to town hunting for thr $20,000 payout for first place.
Bloomquist went out in the first group of cars and laid down a 16.671 second lap, just slightly off the track record of 16.509. In group two Earl Pearson Jr ran a 17.267 to grab the pole in his heat race and in group three Dale McDowell ran a 17.282. The heat races went quickly without any major incident and all the pole sitters keeping their top spots to start 1-2-3 in the 60-lap feature.
In the feature the Bloomquist jumped out to a lead early on and faced no real opposition through the race. Just fifteen laps in he was starting to lap cars but that was stopped on lap-18 for the 49 of Johnathan Davenport losing his driveshaft on the racing surface. Coming to the checkers the battle for second place heated up with McDowell and Pearson Jr making contact and Pearson able to take the position. In victory lane Bloomquist confirmed that he was slowing down slightly as his car lost a cylinder during the race, but he was still able to cruise to the finish for his first ULTIMATE Series win. Tyler Millwood finished fourth in the race putting him into first in points after Davenport was not able to finish. In fifth was Kenny Moreland who worked all the way up from starting 22nd in the twenty-three car field.
In the Fastrak series Justin Williams set the overall fast time with a 18.798 second lap out of group two. In group one it was Matthew Nance with a 18.956 and in group three Matthew Quade ran a 19.006. Just like in the ULTIMATE series all the pole setters defended their top positions through their heat races.
In their main the racing was full of lots of three wide racing action and a few cautions that kept the field pretty close to each other. The biggest accident happened on lap thirty with three cars getting collected into the guard rail to set up a ten lap run to the finish. Ross Bailes got a great restart off the single file line and looked to be cruising to his win. Benji Hicks started reeling him in with four laps remaining but wound up finishing a half second behind Bailes. Unfortunately for Bailes he was light on the scales and Hicks would inherit the win. In Victory Lane a very emotional Hicks and family dedicated the win to his grandmother who passed away two years ago. With the win Hicks holds a two point lead over Jensen Ford in the Southeast Touring division of Fastrak.