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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

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host FASTRAK World Championship This Friday and Saturday, September 15-16

Jamaica, VA – The much anticipated FASTRAK World Championship weekend is just mere days away. Track officials are busy preparing the facilities for what is expected to be a record car count. The weekend will put the spotlight squarely on the country’s best Pro Late Model drivers. This year the stakes are higher as the winner’s share was increased to $20,000. With a total payout over $80,000, it is the richest weekend in all of Pro Late Model racing.

The weekend kicks off with Friday’s FASTRAK World Challenge, a members only $5,000 to win, 40 lap race. Members are required to have competed in at least ten FASTRAK sanctioned events in the 2017 season.

The following night is the FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment, a $20,000 to win 60 lap feature event that is open to all Pro Late Model competitors. In the event of rain, Sunday September 17th is currently scheduled as the rain date.

The Southeast Dirt Modified Series will also host their final event of the season and crown a champion in the $3000 to win Southeast Modified Championship. The modifieds will run practice, qualifying and heats on Friday and B Mains and the $3000 to win, 30 lap feature on Saturday.

Admission prices for Friday’s World Challenge event are adults $15, senior and military $12, students (11-17) $10 and children 10 and under free.

Admission for Saturday’s FASTRAK World Championship are adults $30, senior and military $25, students (11-17) $15 and children 10 and under free. Bring your Friday night ticket stub and receive $5 off your Saturday general admission ticket. Discount is not good for pit passes.

The event will also be broadcast LIVE on the internet by FlowRacing.com. To order your pay per view package visit http://bit.ly/2vZMPac. You can also follow our Twitter feed (@theweeklyracer) for more updates around the track throughout the entire weekend

Pit passes, regardless of age, are $40 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 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 2017 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.