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Logan Roberson Slides Carson Ferguson with Two Laps Remaining to Score the $3000 FASTRAK Prelude to the World Championship victory; Thomas, Shelton and Bradley also pick Up Wins

Jamacia, VA –Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, VA got by Carson Ferguson of Charlotte, NC with two laps, executing a perfect slide job for the lead. Roberson would go on to score the win in the Northern Neck Chevrolet Prelude to the World Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway. Roberson made two attempts to get by Ferguson before finally pulling off the slide job to take the lead. Once out front he was able to hold Ferguson at bay for the victory.

“Racing with my friend Carson (Ferguson) was a blast, I hated getting into him for the win. We thrashed really hard after hot laps to get this car to where we think we have a really good car for the World Championship,” commented Roberson in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Carson Ferguson, Corey Almond, Justin Williams and Walker Arthur.

In other action Christian Thomas of Wake Forest, NC made his long trip pay off with a flag to flag Budweiser Modified victory; in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA wired the field for the win, and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA scored his third win of the season.

Michael Brown and Dillon Brown led the field to green with Michael Brown taking the top spot on the drop of the green flag. On the next lap Kyle Hardy would work his way into second, getting past Dillon Brown in turn 3. On lap 4 Brown and Hardy got together racing for the lead entering turn 4 ending Hardy’s night. On the restart Carson Ferguson rocketed to the lead with Brown heading to the infield with mechanical issues.

Behind Ferguson, Justin Williams, Walker Arthur, Matt Long, Logan Roberson and Corey Almond all battled for second through six. On lap 27 Roberson began working on Williams for second when caution would fly for a stopped Dale Hollidge. On the restart Roberson got inside Williams for second and on the next circuit Almond got by Williams for third.

On lap 34 Roberson closed in on Ferguson and began to pressure him for the lead. At the same time Justin Williams and Corey Almond began their battle for third. On lap 37 Roberson made a move to get inside Ferguson in turn 3, Roberson was able to complete the slide job and take over the top spot. Just as that happened Almond got inside Williams for the last time to take third as Roberson went on to score the $3000 victory over Ferguson. Walker Arthur would round out the top five.

Christian Thomas of Wake Forest, NC made the long trip to Virginia Motor Speedway well worth the drive leading flag to flag to score the Budweiser Modified victory. Ryan Toole and Thomas led the twenty-two car field to green with Thomas grabbing the lead off turn 2 followed by Hunter McClendon in second. McClendon tried several times to get inside Thomas for the lead only to be held at bay. Austin Holcombe made a late dash to the front, getting to third with five to go. With Thomas in control and heading to the checkers for the win, Holcombe got under McClendon out of turn four with McClendon holding off Holcombe for second with Ryan Toole and David Parker rounding out the top five.

Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA charged from his fifth place starting position to take the lead from Brett Adkins and went on to score an easy win. Behind him the action for 2nd and fourth was hot and heavy. But no one could close in on Shelton as he went on to score the win with Brett Adkins, Tyler Shipp, Chase Burrow and Joe Weiss rounding out the top five.

Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA outdueled Trent Clemans and James Givens to score the win in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature. Bradley would get the lead on the drop of the green flag and then hold off several challenges by Clemans going on to lead flag to flag for his third win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Randy Hutchens, James Givens, Chris Champion and Jay Seward.

The speedway will take the weekend of August 31st off and return to racing on Saturday, September 7t to host Collision One Limited Stock Championship Night featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision On Limited Stock Car divisions in Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. Champions in all four divisions will be crowned.

Competitor gates for Saturday, September 7th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Adult tickets are just $12; seniors (60+) $10; military $8; students 13 – 17 years old $6; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $25. All tickets will be sold the day of the event.

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.

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RACE RESULTS FOR NORTHERN NECK CHEVROLET PRELUDE TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SATURDAY AUGUST 24, 2019:

 

FASTRAK PRELUDE TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (40 Laps): 1. 17R-Logan Roberson [4]; 2. 00-Carson Ferguson [5]; 3. 7A-Corey Almond [7]; 4. 2W-Justin Williams [12]; 5. 87-Walker Arthur [13]; 6. 6-Dillon Brown [2]; 7. 55-Matt Long [6]; 8. 30-Tyler Bare [14]; 9. 11D-Banjo Duke [11]; 10. 22-Nick Schlager [23]; 11. 01-Matt Glanden [20]; 12. 71-Davis Lipscombe [15]; 13. 2-Frankie Beard [21]; 14. 09-Brad Rigdon [24]; 15. 6J-Jacob Brown [8]; 16. 101-Forrest Trent [16]; 17. 0-Dale Hollidge [18]; 18. 32-Michael Brown [1]; 19. 79-Kyle Hardy [3]; 20. 22E-Russell Erwin [19]; 21. 18E-Ethan Wilson [22]; 22. 2G-Ron Geehring [17]; 23. 14C-Chuck Bowie [10]; 24. 11-David Smith [9]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer)

  1. 2G-Ron Geehring [2]; 2. 22E-Russell Erwin [3]; 3. 2-Frankie Beard [13]; 4. 03-Garrett Paugh [4]; 5. 99-Samuel Bryant [7]; 6. 17-Zach Blackwell [1]; 7. 11C-Trevor Collins [11]; 8. 92-Nick Davis [9]; 9. 7R-Cameron Ramsey [10]; 10. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton [8]; 11. T27-Andrew Durham [12]; 12. 40-Brent Bordeaux [14]; 13. 22-Nick Schlager [6]; 14. 80-Joey Love [5]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer):

  1. 0-Dale Hollidge [3]; 2. 01-Matt Glanden [1]; 3. 18E-Ethan Wilson [9]; 4. 09-Brad Rigdon [5]; 5. 100-Troy Williams [6]; 6. K2-John Over [14]; 7. 8P-Joe Pete [10]; 8. 28-Carl Vaughan [12]; 9. 5*-Vaughan Haywood [11]; 10. 18-Jamie Sutphin [4]; 11. 24-Kenny Moreland [7]; 12. 25-Jonathan Raley [2]; 13. 38-Nick Love [8]; (DNS) 2*-Jared Powell

Robbie Emory Scores First Career Limited Late Model Victory at Winchester; Logan Roberson’s Win Streak Comes to an End

Winchester, VA-  Milton Delaware’s Robbie Emory scored his first career Winchester feature win in last Saturday nights 30-lap Limited Late Model main. The win for Emory, worth $1250, came steering his familiar Swartz chassis no.9E with a family prepared Emory’s Racing Engines power plant under the hood.

The heads up start found Emory and Scott Palmer on the front row for the initial green flag of the event. Emory would eventually pace all 30-circuits but would have to survive numerous caution periods and a late race surge from eventual runner up Jonathan DeHaven to preserve the breakthrough win. “When we first started racing with the Limited’s we came here quite often and I know we’ve finished second at least 7 or 8 times,” Emory stated in victory lane. “It feels great to finally get our first win here.” Last Saturday’s winner Derick Quade was third, 9th starting James Lichliter took 4th with former champion Wesley Bonebrake rounding out the top-five. Heats went to Emory, Palmer, and Bonebrake.

Dale Hollidge prevailed in the companion 25-lap RUSH Crate Late Model contest breaking Logan Roberson’s 2-race win streak. Hollidge darted from the pole and would lead the distance scoring the win in his Rocket no.0. “We came here to get some seat time for the Battle of the Bay races next week,” Hollidge remarked. “There’s a lot of good cars and drivers in this class and we need to be ready when the tour guys come next week.” Logan Roberson, Billy Beachler, 13th starting Devin Brannon and Levi Crowl would complete the top-five. Heats went to Beachler and Hollidge.

Brad Kling drove to a thrilling win in the 20-lap Mid-Atlantic Modified feature. Kling, who lined up 7th for the start, clawed through the field to overhaul race long leader Hunter McClendon on the 16th lap and would lead the final 4 laps to post the win. “On that last re-start Hunter left us just enough room on the bottom and we were able to get by him.” Said Kling. “This is a great way to start the season and a big thanks to everyone who helps.” Justin Cullum came on late for 2nd, McClendon took 3rd with Ray Kable Jr. and Mike Corbin filling the front five. Heats went to Mike Corbin and Alyssa Rowe.

In support class action, Ethan Ours became the 3rd different winner of 2019 with his victory in the 15-lap Pure Stock feature in his first start of the season, Hunter Diehl drove to his first career track and club win in the 30-lap Xcel 600 Modified main with Jeff Wilkins scoring his first of the season in the nightcap 15-lap U-Car feature.

Limited Late Model Feature Results;
1. Robbie Emory
2. Jonathan DeHaven
3. Derick Quade
4. James Lichliter
5.Wesley Bonebrake
6. David Keith
7. Scott Merryman
8. Rodney Walls
9. Matt Hildabrandt
10. Bruce Kane
11.Sam Bryant
12. Scott Palmer
13. Scott Sweeney
14. Dale Murphy
15. Trae Armel
16. Richard Hawkins
17. Justin Dillman
18. Austin Stover
19. Brad Omps
20. Dallas Richards
21. Josh Williams
22. Eric Groah
23. Keith Koontz
24. Jimmy Richards
25. Josh Lilly

RUSH Crate Late Model Feature;
1. Dale Hollidge
2. Logan Roberson
3. Billy Beachler
4. Devin Brannon
5. Levi Crowl
6. Scott Sweeney Jr.
7. Timmy Booth
8. Megan Mann
9.Tyler Hoy
10. Jonathan Raley
11. Carl Biddle
12. Donnie Tepper
13. Al Shawver Jr.
14. BJ Mongold
15. Steve Lowery
16. Ronnie Martin Jr.
17. Jon Painter
18. Trevor Collins
19. Josh Reid
20. Dustin Arnold

E-Mod feature finish
1. Brad Kling 2. Justin Cullum 3. Hunter McClendon 4. Ray Kable Jr. 5. Mike Corbin 6. Alyssa Rowe 7.Allen Brannon 8. Tommy Whitt 9. Rich Goodman 10. Cody Williams 11. Cody Oliver 12. Jeff McCauley 13.Jacob Whitt 14. George Gutridge 15. Josh Hughes 16. Chase Butler 17. Frank Dibella 18. Keith Reed 19. David Kaiser 20. David Green

Pure Stock feature finish
1. Ethan Ours 2. Craig Parrill 3. Chris Sumption 4.Buddy Wilson 5. Tyler Gray 6. Dylan Rutherford 7. Jeremy Tinsman 8. Matt Randall 9. Jerry Jenkins Jr. 10.Branson Woodward 11. Delmar Grady 12. Bill Ramsey 13. Norman Potter

U Car feature finish
1. Jeff Wilkins 2. Larry Lamb 3. Gene Wilson 4. Billy Smith 5. Kevin Oates 6. Randy Wilkins 7.Tim Steele 8. Russell Fox 9. Tiff Wilson 10. Ricky Shanholtz 11.Dominic King 12. Allen Griffith 13. Evan Foust 14. James Neff 15. Mike Griffith

Xcel 600 feature finish
1. Hunter Diehl 2. Korey Inglin 3. Travis Fichter 4. Sam Sciccitano 5. Brian Blankenbillar 6. Gabby Meixell 7. Grant Schibilia 8 Robert Martin 9. Jess Michel 10. Ty Hoke 11. Keith Inglin 12. Geoffrey Sutton 13. Shawna Schibilia

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

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