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LIVE COVERAGE: 2019 FASTRAK World Championship Presented by B5 Designs

 

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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

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 >> https://bit.ly/2kMnVYfthanks 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

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 www.vamotorspeedway.com 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 www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Russell Erwin makes Thrilling Last Lap Pass to Score the Pro Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; $50,000 to Win FASTRAK World Championship Up Next

Jamaica, VA – Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, VA made a last-lap pass on race leader Walker Arthur of Forest, VA to score his career first Pro Late Model victory on Collision One Championship Night at Virginia Motor Speedway. During the race Erwin fell back to seventh before making his way back to the front. On lap 24 Erwin got by Corey Almond for third and then second on lap 31. Erwin then made the exciting high side pass on the race’s final lap to score the win.

“At first I didn’t know if I wanted to do any Pro (Crate) Late Model racing as we do so much Limited Late and Super Late model racing. But with the $50,000 to win race that you guys are running next week, we thought we would give it a try,” commented Erwin in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane. Erwin continued, “This gives us momentum and a good feeling heading into that race, and I think I am starting to like this crate racing.”

Rounding out the top five were Walker Arthur, Justin Williams, Corey Almond, and David Watts. With his third-place finish Justin Williams of Concord, VA held off Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA by four points for the 2019 Victory Lap Pro Late Model championship.

In other action Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA would pick up his second Truckin Thunder Sportsman win of the season as Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City, NC held defending champion Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA of to score the Division Championship. Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA capped off his second consecutive Budweiser Modified Championship in style by also taking home the win’ and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division James Givens of Henrico, VA scored the win and took home his third consecutive and fourth overall championship. In the Sportsman Mechanic’s race Pat Gonzales drove his son’s car to victory.

Walker Arthur and Trevor Collins led the 27 car field to green in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 35 lap feature with Collins taking the lead out of turn 2. Collins would pace the field until Arthur would get inside the leader in turn 3 to take the lead on lap 6. Justin Williams would grab second from Collins on lap seven and set out to reel in Arthur. On lap 13 the leaders began racing in heavy traffic with Williams closing on Arthur as they weaved their way through traffic. The races first caution would fly on lap 18 with a car slowing on the backstretch.

Things picked up on lap 24 win Eric Erwin got past Corey Almond for third. Once in third Erwin set out to catch Williams in second. On lap 29 Erwin began looking inside Williams for second place. On lap 31 Erwin decided to take the high side in turn 1, taking the position. Erwin would then catch Arthur on lap 33. With the white flag in the air, Erwin swept around Arthur’s outside to take the lead with the race ending in cautions and checkers. Rounding out the top five were Walker Arthur, Justin Williams, Corey Almond, and David Watts.

In the caution filled Budweiser Modiifed 30 lap feature Hunter McClendon grab the lead on lap 15 and drive to the win and his second consecutive Championship in the division. Brandon Galloway and Francis Jarrelle led the field to green with Jarrelle leading the first circuit. Jarelle would pace the field for the next five laps before getting caught up in.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature, Brett Adkins took the lead on the drop of the green flag. Adkins would have to fend off fast qualifier Mark Gonzales over the first eleven laps before pulling away from the field to score the win. Rounding out the top 10 were Mark Gonzales, Steve Causey, Tyler Shipp, and Tim Shelton. Joe Weiss would finish sixth and claim the Championship.

The best battle on the track ended up being the one between point leader Joe Weiss and defending Champion Tim Shelton. In qualifying, Shelton closed the point battle to seven and started in front of Weiss on the starting grid. On the first lap Shelton would spin and have to go to the rear of the field. Shelton would work his way back to Weiss’s bumper by lap 17. On lap 19 Shelton got outside Weiss in turn 1 with the two making contact and allowing Shelton to take the spot. It was not enough as Weiss would claim his first Truckin Thunder Sportsman Championship.

The Collision One Limited Stock Car division has been competitive, but if you looked at the results it might look like James Givens dominated the entire season. That was not the case as the division had multiple winners and lots of action upfront each week. On this night Givens would take the lead from Trent Clemans with an outside pass out of turn 2 to take the lead on lap 6. With Clemans and Cory Bradley battling for second, Givens was able to pull away on drive on to the win. Rounding out the top five were Cory Bradley, Trent Clemans, Randy Hutchens, and Carl Hazelwood. James Givens also picked up his third Championship in a row and fourth overall.

The speedway will now get set to host the richest Pro Late Model race in history, with the running of the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment on Friday and Saturday, September 13-14, 2019. The World Championship will not only pay $50,000 to the winner but will pay $2050 to start the 75 lap feature. Joining the FASTRAK Pro Late Model competitors will be the Dirt Cup Challenge UMP Modifieds for a $6000 to win and $600 to start 40 lap feature.

Friday, September 13th will be preliminary night for both divisions and will include practice and two sets of heat races. The top 16 in points will be locked into the $50,000 feature. Saturday, September 14th will see both divisions run B Mains and their respective features. There will also be several non-qualifier races for the FASTRAK Pro Late Model competitors.

The speedway will be parking haulers on Thursday, September 12th. Competitor gates for Friday, September 13th will open at 8 am with registration and inspection for the FASTRAK competitors at 10 am. Spectator gates will open at 5 pm, with hot laps beginning at 5 pm. Competitor gates for Saturday, September 14th will open at 8 am with spectator gates opening at 4 pm. On track activities will begin at 7 pm.

Two-day tickets are currently on sale with adult tickets $45; seniors (60+) $40; military $35; students 13 – 17 years old $20; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $50 and get you a seat in the grandstands.

Friday only tickets are adults $25; seniors (60+)/military $20; students 13 – 17 years old $10; and children 12 and under free. Friday only pit passes, regardless of age, will be $50.

Saturday only tickets are adult $35; seniors (60+) $30; military $25; students 13 – 17 years old $15; and children 12 and under free. Saturday only pit passes, regardless of age, will be $50.

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 www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2019 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. Also, 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 PEPSI NIGHT, SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019:

 

Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 22-Russell Erwin [5]; 2. 87-Walker Arthur [1]; 3. 2W-Justin Williams [4]; 4. 7A-Corey Almond [6]; 5. 04-David Watts [10]; 6. 11C-Trevor Collins [2]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden [13]; 8. 2*-Jared Powell [7]; 9. 100-Troy Williams [11]; 10. 14C-Chuck Bowie [17]; 11. 40-Brent Bordeaux [27]; 12. 09-Brad Rigdon [16]; 13. 80-Ray Love Jr [21]; 14. 5J-Darrell Dow [22]; 15. 28-Carl Vaughan [23]; 16. 5X-Mike Raleigh [25]; 17. 7-Curtis Hughes [24]; 18. 0-Mike Lawhorn [18]; 19. 12R-Rusty Harman [26]; 20. 47-Matt Quade [8]; 21. 71-Davis Lipscombe [3]; 22. 21-Billy Beachler [14]; 23. 51-Bobby Thompson [12]; 24. 38-Nicolas Love [15]; 25. 18E-Ethan Wilson [19]; 26. 5-Vaughan Haywood [20]; 27. 25-Jonathan Raley [9]

 

Fast Qualifier: Corey Almond – 18.853 seconds

 

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 16-Brett Adkins [2]; 2. 51-Mark Gonzales [4]; 3. 9-Steve Causey [6]; 4. 25-Tyler Shipp [1]; 5. 55-Tim Shelton [3]; 6. 43J-Joe Weiss [5]; 7. 8-Roger Jamerson [8]; 8. 01-Tommy Upshaw [13]; 9. 1-Chad Beahr [12]; 10. 39-Nicholas Odell [15]; 11. 00-David Lane [16]; 12. 57-Lawrence Davenport Jr [17]; 13. 0-Chase Burrow [11]; 14. 88-Bill Coada [10]; 15. 44-Robert Babb [7]; 16. 22-Michael Hayes [14]; (DNS) 14-Ryan Hutchens

 

Fast Qualifier: Mark Gonzales – 20.806 seconds

 

Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon [6]; 2. 40X-Jimmy Jesmer [7]; 3. 11-Chase Butler [4]; 4. 40-Rick Hulson [3]; 5. 43-Josh Harris [10]; 6. 316-Jeremiah Marshall [9]; 7. 57-Kelly Samuels [19]; 8. 99-Charlie Hubbard [11]; 9. 27-Mark Schools [16]; 10. 94-Paul Washington [21]; 11. 21J-Curtis Mason [18]; 12. 14-Samuel Lamborgiri [22]; 13. 7+7-Jeff Solinger [8]; 14. 16-David Kendall [20]; 15. 68-Adam Hoegerl [14]; 16. 11L-Chris Arnold [5]; 17. 21C-Micheal Conley [15]; 18. 01-Francis Jarelle III[2]; 19. 48-Lance Grady [12]; 20. 2-Michael Pappas [13]; 21. 55-Jason Sage [17]; (DQ) 36G-Brandon Galloway [1]

 

Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 19.377 seconds

 

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 8-James Givens [4]; 2. 41-Cory Bradley [1]; 3. 01-Trent Clemans [2]; 4. 4-Randy Hutchens [6]; 5. 59-Carl Hazelwood [13]; 6. 13-Dale Rhodes [15]; 7. 32M-Chris Champion [5]; 8. 14B-Brandon Bowler [3]; 9. 88-Jay Seward [8]; 10. 3-Dylan Pullen [16]; 11. 30-Zac Elliott [14]; 12. 26-Stephanie Johnston [7]; 13. 18-John Hankins Jr [12]; 14. 22-Raymond Harper [9]; 15. 40-Paige Vassallo [11]; 16. 33-Brian Maxey [18]; 17. 91-George O’Neal [17]; 18. 08-Chad Champion [19]; (DQ) 9-Justin Pullen [10]

 

Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 22.873 seconds

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Collision One Championship Night this Saturday, September 7th

Jamaica, VA – After a very successful Prelude to the World Championship weekend Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to return to racing this Saturday, September 7th and host Collision One Championship Night and week 13 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. The will crown champions in all four of the speedway’s Dirt Series Championship divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side by side racing that will decide who gets crowned champion.

Competitor gates for Saturday, September 7th, will open at 4 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm for hot laps.

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.

Admission price for Adults $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.

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.

For more information about Virginia Motor Speedway or the 2019 events, visit www.vamotorspeedway.com or call (804) 758-1867. Also, 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

Past Champion Brent Robinson Captures First Win of 2019; Earns Bounty in the Budweiser Allstar Late Models

Elizabeth City, NC – While it’s been more than a year since he’s visited victory lane, Smithfield, Virginia’s, Brent Robinson returned to the coveted spot after finishing first in the 30-lap Budweiser Allstar Late Models race on Friday at Dixieland Speedway. He started the feature on the pole position and led every lap en-route to the win on Budweiser night.  His biggest challenger early in the evening was points leader and defending champion, Billy Hubbard.  The eight-time winner in 2019 started the event in third place and quickly followed Robinson to the front.  Hubbard mounted a serious challenge on lap one and began an attempt to pass Robinson in turn three.  His car lost grip and he spun to the inside of the course resulting in the evening’s first caution flag.  He would restart at the rear of the field and spent the night working his way back to the front, ultimately resulting in a fourth-place finish.

With the win, Robinson collected the additional $200 bounty prize for beating Hubbard, who has dominated the 2019 season.  Elizabeth City’s Larry Jackson also gave Robinson a run for his money near the closing laps. The two were in a tight battle for first place; however, Jackson could never set up a pass on Robinson.

Jackson finished in second place, and Ryan Steeley earned a season-best of third place.

To clinch the 2019 series title, Hubbard needs to finish third or better in the season finale.  Jackson could win the points race if he finishes four places or better than Hubbard.

Another competitor that broke a winless drought on Friday was Elizabeth City racer, Joe Weiss.  The 41-year old racer took first place honors at the season-opening event in early May and before this past weekend was yet to back it up with another victory.  The driver of the number zero Chevrolet led the entire 20-lap race from the pole position to claim his second win of the season.  The event was mired with six yellow flags due to spins and cars contacting the course walls. Points contender and defending champion, Mark Gonzales experienced mechanical problems for the second consecutive race.  He would retire to the garage before the event concluded and was credited with a 12thplace finish.

Mark Overman, defending race winner and three-time first-place finisher in 2019, made the most noise in the 20-lap feature by moving from a fourth-place starting position to earning the runner-up spot.  Overman was able to overtake points leader and third-place finisher Troy Brickhouse near the conclusion of the event and began to chase down eventual race winner Weiss. Time and laps ran out before Overman could catch the eventual race winner.

To be crowned champion, Brickhouse needs to finish in 10thplace or better this weekend.  Mathematically Mark Gonzales still has an opportunity to win the championship, although the Elizabeth City racer would almost need a miracle by having to finish 11 places better than Brickhouse in the finale.

Another defending champion found the checkered flag on Friday in the Little Caesars Super Streets. Kevin Bray of Maple, North Carolina, started on the outside pole and quickly found the top spot on the opening lap. He would go on to lead all 20-circuits to cruise to his second win of the season.  Polesitter Dennis Barnes earned second place while Allen Shiflett claimed third in his Chevrolet.

Points leader Justin Pruitt earned fourth place after spending multiple laps unsuccessfully setting up a pass on Shiflett.  To win his first title next weekend, Pruitt needs to finish in 12thplace or better.

Dustin Cisco earned the victory in the special Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours 25-lap race that paid $500 to win.  The Suffolk, Virginia, racer only led two laps.  Friday’s big money race was extended by 10-circuits and attrition proved to be high as multiple cars experienced mechanical issues and dropped out of the race before it ended.

Trevor Battoia and points leader James Hissom, Jr. started the event on the front row.  The two would battle for the top spot initially with Hissom being successful at claiming the position.  Cisco found himself in a fight for third place with Moyock racer Chris Freemon.  Cisco and Freemon traded paint a couple of times on the track and the two eventually made hard contact on the backstretch on lap four, sending Freemon into the wall and ultimately out of the race.  Throughout the remaining laps, intensity ramped up for the top position with Hissom increasingly having a harder time holding off a quick charging Cisco.  On lap 23, two away from the finish, Hissom broke a transaxle in the front end of his car while leading the race, sending the baby shark painted Acura for a spin in turn one.  His night and hopes for winning the big race were doused.  Hissom was credited with an eighth-place finish.

On the two-lap restart, Cisco was able to hold off the field to claim his second win of the season. Trevor Battoia finished in second place while Justin Bohn earned third.  With the second-place finish, Battoia moved from third in points to regain second place over Kolton Stevens.

To win the championship, Hissom needs to finish in 10thplace or better next weekend.

Rickie Waters won for the second straight race in the R&D Super Fours on Friday.  The Virginia Beach native held off past winner Kyle Barnes, who finished in second and points leader Dale Ore, Jr. claimed third place.

Ore needs to finish in fifth place or better next weekend to win the points race for 2019.

Racing resumes for the final time in 2019 on Friday, September 6thand includes a special 40-lap Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman event that will pay the winner $1,000.  Additionally, Budweiser Allstar Late Models, Little Caesars Super Streets, Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours and R&D Super Fours will compete and earn double points.  Friday’s races will mark the last race of the season and five champions will be crowned. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the action kicks off at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets will be available for purchase in person.  For more information, dial 252-771-5151 or visit online at dixielandspeedway.net.

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About Dixieland Speedway:

 

Dixieland Speedway is northeastern North Carolina’s premier action track.  The 3/8-mile dirt oval has hosted exciting Friday night racing since 1983.  Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense on-track action.  The clay track is 55 feet wide and turns one and two are banked at 12 degrees, while turns three and four are eight-degrees.  Race fans from all over the region have come to witness spectacular side by side racing through the years.  The family-friendly facility offers something for everyone as on-track action keeps fans on the edge of their seats all night long.  Refreshment and souvenir stands are on site.  Tickets for all events are available for purchase in person.  Don’t miss your chance to see why they call Dixieland, the track that started it all. To learn more, visit dixielandspeedway.net or follow Dixieland Speedway on Facebook (Dixieland Speedway), Twitter (@DixielandSpdwy) and Instagram (@dixielandspeedway).  Information by phone, dial 252-771-5151.  Dixieland Speedway is located at 1520 Northside Road in Elizabeth City.

Defending Champion Billy Hubbard Collects Eighth Victory of the Season in the Budweiser Allstar Late Models

Billy Hubbard celebrates his eighth win of 2019 at Dixieland Speedway with family and crew August 16th. (Josh Ranger/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Elizabeth City, NC – Billy Hubbard dominated the 40-lap Budweiser Allstar Late Model race on Friday to claim his eighth win in 10 starts this season at Dixieland Speedway. The Cobbs Creek, Virginia native started the marquee event on the outside pole and quickly went to the lead after the initial start in turn one.  He would go on to lead every lap and collected a $1,200 check for his efforts.

Smithfield, Virginia’s Brent Robinson finished second, and John Staton earned third place.

“After two weeks off because of rain it feels good when you can come back and back it up with a win,” said Hubbard in victory lane.  “What a season; what more could we ask for, other than a championship.”

Hubbard continues to lead the points chase over Larry Jackson by 14 points.

Elizabeth City racer Mark Overman started the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman feature on the pole position and would lead the entire 20-lap event to garner his third victory of the season. Points leader Troy Brickhouse entered the race six markers ahead of Mark Gonzales and was able to finish the event in the runner up spot.  Gonzales was working his way towards the head of the field after starting in seventh place until trouble ensued on lap nine.  While running in the fourth spot, he experienced mechanical issues that ultimately sidelined the 27-year old competitor.  He would finish the race in ninth place and now finds himself 20 points behind Brickhouse entering the second to the final race of the season on Friday.

From the front row, Josh Letson and Allen Shiflett traded paint in the opening laps of the Little Caesars Super Street division feature.  Letson, who earned the pole after winning his heat race, would lead the opening lap; however, Shiflett continued to pursue the coveted top spot.  The two made hard contact on the backstretch on the second lap that would stack up the field and collected Kevin Webb, Rod Busitzky and Justin Pruitt.  Letson’s night would end after the contact, giving up any chance he had to win the event. Shiflett would go on to lead the remaining 19-laps to earn his first win of the season.

Points leader Justin Pruitt, who started in the sixth place, would recover from the earlier incident to finish second and defending race winner, Kevin Bray earned third place.

Pruitt continues to maintain the points lead by 50 markers over second place’s Dennis Barnes.

From the outside pole, points leader James Hissom, Jr., continued his dominance and led all 15-laps to claim the Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours victory.  Fourth place starter, Trevor Battoia would bounce back to claim second, and Chris Freemon earned third place.

Hissom leads the season-long championship chase by 48 points over Kolton Stevens.  Stevens is only two points ahead of third place’s Battoia.

After a couple of seasons off, Virginia Beach’s Rickie Waters returned to competition in the R&D Super Fours in convincing fashion.  The past-champion started the race on the pole position and would lead all 20-laps to gain the victory.  Lewis Moulton of Gates claimed a career-best finish of second and Brian Harris earned third. Potential winner, Ron Winterburn’s night ended early after his car would not get up to full speed on a restart after a caution flag on lap eight.  The Hertford racer would give up the second position as he had to enter the pit area.

Dale Ore, Jr. continues to lead the point standings.

Hubbard Motorsports made four young fans happy Friday evening as they giveaway two bicycles and scooters to fans in attendance.

Racing resumes on Friday, August 23rdand includes a special 40-lap Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman event that will pay the winner $1,000.  Additionally, Budweiser Allstar Late Models, Little Caesars Super Streets, and Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours will compete.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the action kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase in person.  For more information, dial 252-771-5151 or visit online at dixielandspeedway.net.

 

About Dixieland Speedway:

 

Dixieland Speedway is northeastern North Carolina’s premier action track.  The 3/8-mile dirt oval has hosted exciting Friday night racing since 1983.  Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense on-track action.  The clay track is 55 feet wide and turns one and two are banked at 12 degrees, while turns three and four are eight-degrees.  Race fans from all over the region have come to witness spectacular side by side racing through the years.  The family-friendly facility offers something for everyone as on-track action keeps fans on the edge of their seats all night long.  Refreshment and souvenir stands are on site.  Tickets for all events are available for purchase in person.  Don’t miss your chance to see why they call Dixieland, the track that started it all. To learn more, visit dixielandspeedway.net or follow Dixieland Speedway on Facebook (Dixieland Speedway), Twitter (@DixielandSpdwy) and Instagram (@dixielandspeedway).  Information by phone, dial 252-771-5151.  Dixieland Speedway is located at 1520 Northside Road in Elizabeth City.

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