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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

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

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.

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. In addition, 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 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

Justin Williams Outduels Billy Hubbard for Pro Late Model Victory on Pepsi Night at Virginia Motor Speedway; Chase Butler Scores Career First in Modifieds; Casey and Givens also Grab Victories

Jamaica, VA – Justin Williams of Concord, VA and Billy Hubbard of Cobbs Creek, VA put on a battle for the ages. The two exchanged the lead four times before Williams would finally take over the top spot for good with a slide job on a lap 30 restart. Williams would then survive one last caution with two laps to go to score his third Victory Lap Pro Late Model win of the season on Pepsi Night.

 

“All the drivers here are pretty tough, when you can start sixth and come up and get the win and pass someone like Billy (Hubbard); I would say he’s won two in a row but one of them got taken away from him. I had to throw a little slide job on him to get by him,” commented Williams in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

 

Rounding out the top five were Davis Lipscombe, Russell Erwin in his first race, Billy Hubbard and Corey Almond.

 

In other action Chase Butler of Mechanicsville, VA scored his career first Budweiser Modified win, taking the lead on lap 11 and then holding off point leader Hunter McClendon for the victory. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature Steve Casuey of Smithfield, VA returned to victory lane with his run from shotgun on the field, and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Henrico, VA won for the third time this season.

 

In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 35 lap feature Troy Williams and Billy Hubbard led the field to green with Hubbard jumping to the lead out of turn 2. Once out front Hubbard began to pull away. Behind him Justin Williams would dice his way from his sixth place starting spot to second by lap 12. With Hubbard working traffic, Williams began to close the gap. By lap 17 Williams had caught Hubbard in traffic and got inside him to take the lead on lap 18. Hubbard would fight back on the outside and regain the lead at the line the next lap. The two were aggressively working lapped traffic, almost getting into a couple slower cars as they negotiated the lapped traffic. On a lap 30 restart Williams would put a slide job on Hubbard in turn 1 and take over the top spot. A caution on lap 33 set up a two lap shootout for the win. On the races final restart Hubbard tried to go around William’s on the outside, jumping the cushion allowing Williams to get away and Davis Lipscombe and Russell Erwin to get by for second and third with Hubbard and Corey Almond rounding out the top five.

 

In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Chase Butler and Francis Jarelle led the 23 car field to green with Jarelle leading the first circuit. Several positions back Hunter McClendon and Joey Polevoy battled for fourth just as the caution flew for the first time. On a lap 11 Jarrelle decided on a different tactic for the restart, this time waiting till turn 4 to get back in the gas. This time Butler was up for the challenge and jumped to the inside of Jarrelle heading into turn 1 and finally taking the lead out of turn 3. On lap 12 Brandon Galloway got by Jarrelle for second but would lose that position on lap 17 to McClendon. On lap 22 a caution erased all the distance between Butler and McClendon. On the restart Butler would get a good jump and pull away by five car lengths but another caution on lap 24 would once again come back out and close the field on Butler’s bumper. Races the final restart Butler would once again get a great restart and pull away by six car lengths and go on to score his career first victory in the Modified division. Rounding out the top five were Hunter McClendon, Brandon Galloway, Jeff Solinger and Lance Grady.

 

The first three laps of the 30 lap Truckin thunder Sportsman feature might have been the most exciting of the night. Brett Adkins and Chase Burrow led the field to green with Adkins taking the lead out of turn 4. On the next circuit Burrow, chad Beahr, Matt Ashworth and Tyler Shipp tried to make it four-wide out of turn 2 with Shipp ending up in the backstretch wall ending the point leader’s night. On the restart Burrow was all over the back of Adkins while Joe Weiss attempted to make it three wide. Heading into turn 1 Burrow slid under Adkins with the two touching sending Burrow to the lead with Tim Shelton and Weiss working to his inside in turn 2 making it three wide. Contact would send Burrow spinning bringing out the caution. Weiss would inherit the lead when Adkins would have to retire with mechanical issues. The race picked up again on lap 22 when Causey took the lead from Weiss out of turn 4. The two raced side by side for the next four laps before Casuey would take the lead for good and go on to score his first win of 2019. Rounding out the top five were Joe Weiss, Chase Burrow, Tommy Upshaw and Chad Beahr.

 

In the Collision One Limited Stock 25 lap feature Trent Clemans and Chad Champion led the field to green with Clemans leading the first circuit. The top five cars all put on great show for the fans with Clemans holding on to the top spot. James Givens would get to second on lap 7 and began pressuring Clemans for the lead. Clemans looked to have the car to win but Givens got to his bumper on lap 17 giving him a bump to move him up the track to take the lead. Once out front Givens pulled away to go on and score his third win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Trent Clemans, Chad Champion, Chris Champion and John Hankins Jr. 

 

The speedway will take the weekend of August 17thoff and return to racing on Saturday, August 24th to host the $3000 to win Northern Neck Chevrolet Prelude to the World Championship for the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series. Many of the Mid-Atlantic’s top Pro Late Model drivers will be on hand to not only try to take home the $3000 top prize but also get some valuable track time for the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship set for September 13-14, 2019.

 

Also see the tracks Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stocks in Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action.

 

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 24th 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 $15; seniors (60+) $12; 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.

 

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. In addition, 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.

Weather Forces Virginia Motor Speedway to Cancel Racing Activities for Saturday, August 3rd

Jamaica, VA – With already soaked grounds and more rain on the way officials of Virginia Motor Speedway have made the tough decision to cancel racing activities for Pepsi Night Saturday, August 3. 

“We have a lot of competitors and fans who travel an enormous amount of highway miles to attend our events,” said track owner Bill Sawyer. “We don’t want anyone to have the burden of making a long trip for nothing. We hate to have to cancel tomorrow’s racing, but as we make this decision the grounds look like ‘Lake Jamaica’ and with more rain on the way, we felt it best just to make the call.”

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday, August 1and host the rescheduled Pepsi Night and week 10 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action. 

Competitor gates for Saturday, August 10 will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. 

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.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.comto view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2018 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/

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