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Racing Returns to Dominion Raceway Without Fans For The Time Being

Due to the Governor’s order on May 28, 2020 to enter phase two of re-opening the state Dominion Raceway located in Thornburg, VA has released information on their opening night and plans for at least the next two weeks. Please take a moment to read the below information from the facility as it has dates, times, and regulations to follow as you return to the speedway. As race fans are not permitted in the stands as of yet we will have race day coverage for you all on our various social platforms.

Friday, June 5th Open Practice from 3-8PM.

RACE DAY SATURDAY JUNE 6TH (No Fans at this time)
The line up for Saturday, June 6th is:
RACE STARTS AT 5PM GATE AT 10AM.

Modifieds 35
Truckin Thunder VA RacerS 35/35
Mini Stocks 25
MN Upholstery Services ,LLC Ucar 25
Absolutely Amish Structures AnyCar 20

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To all competitors the following special procedures will apply for our future races until such time as we can return to normal operations:

– No spectators will be permitted. We are so sorry but it’s the Governor’s orders.
– Teams may bring in the Driver and up to 8 crew members per team. This will be closely monitored.
– Face Masks are encouraged but not mandatory unless inside a building or where you have a medical condition preventing mask use.
– If you need a face mask please ask we have some available
– Social distancing of 6′ minimum is required and 8′ between race teams as parked in the infield.
– DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 OR HAVE A TEMPERATURE.
– DR has temperature monitoring devices and reserves the right to check all attendees for elevated temperatures.
– All participants will have to sign the standard race waiver and a COVID-19 release as required by our insurance company at check-in

– Costs to race are as follows:

Race entry costs (“Temporary- COVID-19”) All teams in addition to DR’s standard pit entry fees are required to pay a race entry cost as follows:

-Late Model team $100
-Modified team $75
-Virginia Racer team $75
-Dominion Stock team $50
-UCAR team $25
-INEX Legend team $35
-VMCRA Mini cup team $25
-Mini Stock team $25
-INEX Bandolero team $15
-ANY CAR team $15

Pit entry with NASCAR License per person (Standard) $28 per person
Pit Entry without NASCAR License per person (Standard) $35 per person.

You may purchase a NASCAR license on-site.

NASCAR Sanctioning. NASCAR has not determined if it will sanction racing of its short tracks at this time. This event will run as a NASCAR event should NASCAR sanction it and will still run if not as a “non NASCAR” event. We are simply honoring our standard discount as a NASCAR member and your pit entry will have no benefit or effect if the race is not NASCAR sanctioned. Track points will be rewarded in either case and this race will count as a track points race. This race may not count as a Virginia Racer series race with Langley Speedway until such time as Langley’s schedule is posted and they are open.

All of the other standard racing procedures will apply as before. It is our hope to run a standard event just as we would have pre-COVID-19.

Live Streaming- still working on this. We have ordered the necessary equipment and we have determined if we are to do this we will need to do it in house to make it affordable. We have no experience and so we will make an announcement pre-race, provided the equipment comes in, we hope you will give us a pass on the production quality. We don’t want to produce a bad offering but once the equipment comes in if it comes in this week we will have virtually no time to practice and perfect it. There will be no charge for this race although we may ask to have a small future charge if we can offer something that we believe meets a reasonable production experience for our fans. This will be a temporary measure only for the benefit of those staying home and is not something we will continue once fans are permitted. We are not looking to get into the Pay Per View business we are in the fans in the stands business!!!

We will have extra security to monitor the gate. To meet the Governors order you may not enter the facility unless you are with a team as a driver or crew. We don’t make the rules and we want all of our competitors to be safe and practice good COVID-19 procedures at all times. You will be asked to leave if you do not take these initiatives seriously, our ability to continue racing is directly related to our ability to have your buy-in and support even if you don’t agree fully with the measures we are being asked to take.

Sunday is our rain date and we will run on Sunday, June 7th if we cannot run this event in total on June 6th. We will monitor the weather closely and keep you posted. The race will be considered a completed event once 50% of the laps for this event is run. If your division doesn’t run due to weather and you have paid an entry fee and bought pit passes your race will be rescheduled at the next opportunity and your entry will be valid at that time. We will not conduct a weather make up race once the race has commenced in all cases.

Here is the link to the Governors order for your review these are the conditions and permission we are racing under in the State of Virginia at this time.

http://ovaltrack.dominionraceway.com/…/Virginia-Forward-Pha…

Lastly, we all need some fun!!!! It will be different and we all know that missing our fans will be the hardest part for all of us. Let’s do everyone proud, having a great competitive race, and getting the season started is critically important if we hope to return to the sport we all love and have a 2020 season.

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Friday, June 12 Open Practice from 3-8PM.

RACE DAY SATURDAY JUNE13TH (No Fans at this time)
The line up for Saturday, June 13th is:
RACE STARTS AT 7PM GATE AT 10AM

DR Late Models 60/60
Dominion Stocks 40
INEX Legends 25
INEX Bandoleros 15
Mini Cup VMCRA 25

Lee Pulliam OFFICIALLY Clinches Fourth National Title Despite Vargas DQ

As the NWAAS came to a close on the east coast this weekend, it appeared that Lee Pulliam had all but won his fourth NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship with Huddleston’s second and first place finishes at Kern County Speedway, located out in Bakersfield, California. However, a late disqualification of race one winner Ryan Vargas due to an ignition system that was deemed illegal by track officials, allowed Trevor Huddleston to be credited with both wins in a full field according to the NASCAR rulebook. The change in finishing order prompted NASCAR to take a long hard look at both drivers results throughout the 2017 season until the announcement was made just a short time ago confirming that Pulliam did, in fact, lock up his fourth National title heading into this weekends race at Martinsville Speedway.

Pulliam’s (688) 19 win season, most of those wins coming at Myrtle Beach Speedway where he won both track and state titles by landslides, was just enough to edge out Huddleston (685) by just three points in the final standings. The fourth national title (12, 13, 15, 17) ties Pulliam with fellow Virginia driver Philip Morris at four, just one behind record holder Larry Phillips.

Click for the Final Top 500, US States & Canadian Provincial Standings >> NASCAR Hometracks

Brenden Queen Leads Wire-to-Wire In Route to First Late Model Victory at East Carolina Motor Speedway

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Robersonville, VA ­– Every driver dreams of that one moment in their career when they can finally get that monkey off their back and get in victory lane. What better way to do that than to set the car on the pole and lead every lap – that is exactly what Queen did tonight at East Carolina Motor Speedway. Making just his second start here in his Late Model career – a fourth place finish in the Ronnie Barnett Memorial back in 2015 – snatched the pole away from Thomas Burbage earlier in the afternoon running a 15.302 (88.224 MPH).

“I couldn’t write it any better,” Queen said after the race and after the family celebration. “Sit on the pole and lead every lap in dominating fashion I guess you can say. This is the best feeling in the world by far; I can finally tell everyone I am a late model winner. No feeling in the world even comes close to what I am feeling right now.”

It wasn’t just a walk in the park for the young driver from Chesapeake, Virginia, as he had the likes of Thomas Burbage to deal with on his outside. Burbage, who has run here at East Carolina Motor Speedway long before the NASCAR sanction, gave “Butterbean” a run for his money. “Yea, it was about lap nine my crew chief Phil [7 time Langley Speedway LMSC Champ – 2 time Martinsville winner] told me to keep doing what I was doing and his [Burbage] rotors were already red. I was conserving a little bit there, not trying to go all out yet,” Queen told us. “The longer we ran the farther back he got and eventually we had about a straight away lead and was able to back the pace back a little bit.”

There’s an old saying in racing goes that cautions breed cautions and that was no more true here tonight in, well, just about every division. We were well past half way in this one before we saw our first yellow of the night – debris on the speedway in turn three. “We were prepared to run all 75 laps green,” Queen said. “I felt like we saved enough there though incase we got the yellow but I was really hoping it was going to stay green after we got a straightaway lead so we can just cruise and work the lap traffic.” Queen also made mention of being just a little bit nervous on the restarts there not knowing how much everyone had saved. However, after a lap he was able to pull away from the rest of the field.

Queen leaves here not only with his first career Late Model victory but as the points leader at East Carolina. After a few very solid finishes at South Boston, we asked the young driver to give us an idea on what to expect from him in 2016.

I’m hoping for a lot in 2016,” Queen expressed. “Hoping for a lot more wins, more than just here. I hope we can go win some of the bigger races and even with some of the bigger names in Late Models. As of right now, with Langley not being open, it looks like we will be running the season here at East Carolina, At this rate if we can keep up with the solid finishes and this momentum and keep going after wins. That’s what it’s going to take to get us new sponsors and even to the next level.”

East Carolina Motor Speedway will be back in action next weekend, April 23rd for week number two of the 2016 campaign. Can Brenden make it two-for-two in Carolina or will Tyler Matthews – 2015 North Carolina Rookie of the Year – make the right adjustments to find himself in victory lane. Follow along with us this week, as well as www.ecspeedway.com to keep up with everything leading up to next weekend.

Greg Edwards Victorious In Season Finale – Wins Fifth Championship After A Tie Break

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Hampton, VA
– It was going to take all but the planets aligning for Greg Edwards to win the track championship this past weekend at Langley Speedway. Edwards entered the weekend ten points behind older brother Danny Edwards, Jr., who had been on fire the last third of the season winning five straight points races in a row to sneak into the points lead. Greg, who had been the man to beat up until June, needed a few things to go in his favor to win the championship; 1) A win, 2) Car count, 3) A hiccup/malfunction from Danny.

Not saying that Greg wished anything bad on his older brother these were just the simple facts if he wanted to win the championship. The motto going into the weekend from the 97.3 The Eagle crew was to go out, win the pole, lead every lap, and win the race – which they did with little to no opposition. Edwards earned the pole earlier in the afternoon after being the only driver to lay down a sub 16-second lap – 15.990 (88.931 MPH) – to be exact! Danny Edwards, Jr., Connor Hall, Nick Smith, and Justin T. Carroll (from Concord, NC) made up the rest of the starting five.

From the drop of the green flag it was very clear, very early that Greg Edwards was not going to be denied the shot to put LaFawnduh – the name that the car earned since she was built – in “The Box.” With step number one completed – Win the Pole – it was time for Edwards to focus on step two – Lead Every Lap. Long story short, we all know that’s what he did, and we are going to credit a large part of that to the man’s ability to get going on restarts. A race that was slowed six times due to cautions made it easy for anyone to “go out on the limb,” take the cone and dive bomb turn one. What’s an easy way to avoid that? Clear the field by the time you get to two, which is just what Edwards did all night. Sometimes even creating a two to three car gap by the time they hit the middle of the backstretch.

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South Boston Releases 2015 Schedule

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South Boston, VA – Track official earlier this week released a full 2015 schedule for the NASCAR Home Track with a pleasant mix of local racing and outside touring divisions. The 2015 schedule will see the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Cars 15 separate times with a great mix of long distance races and twin features.

On the schedule again this seasons is the PASS Super Late Model series. Again returning twice this season in June & August. Returning again this season will be the ground pounding Southern Modified’s for their 150 lap features. There races are schedule for early April, and September to close out the South Boston season.

Coming back to the schedule is the heavily favorited pre 4th of July celebration that will include a 200 lap feature for the Late Model Stock Car division – I will have to check more into this for you guys but this race should serve again as the first leg of another VA Triple Crown series. Back again this year will be a 100 lap Sportsman feature as well as a 50 lap Pure Stock event followed by fireworks to close out the evening.

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