Virginia Motor Speedway 2011 season Just Around the Corner; Commonwealth 100 advance ticket deadline approaching

Jamaica, VA – It won’t be long before the roar of engines can once again be heard on Saturday’s at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway as competitors will get the chance to dial in their rides for the 2011 season as the speedway will hold a “Test & Tune” open practice for all divisions Saturday, April 2nd. Gates will open at 9am for competitors with on track action to begin at 11:30am. Fans are invited to come out and watch open practice to see all the new cars and paint schemes. There will be no charge for grandstand admission for open practice. Anyone wanting to visit the pits will be required to buy a pit pass. Pit passes will be $20 per person. All cars must be inspected before they will be allowed to practice.

Registrations are currently being accepted with all numbers being given out on a first come first served basis. Competitors can obtain a 2011 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.


WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS TO OPEN 2011 SEASON: The 2011 season will kick off in a huge way on April 15 – 16, 2011 as the Speedway swings open the gates with its most ambitious opening night festivities ever, as the nationally recognized World of Outlaws Late Model Series will bring their 900+ horsepower monsters on dirt to compete in the $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see World of Outlaws Late Model stars Rick Eckert, defending Champion Josh Richards, Steve Francis, Chub Frank, Darrell Lanigan, Clint Smith, Shane Clanton, Tim Fuller along with 2007 VMS Victory Lap Late Model Champion and current World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Austin Hubbard. Also expected to compete are 4-time Lucas Oil Late Model Champion Earl Pearson Jr., Brad Neat, 3-time MACS Champion Jason Covert, Jonathan Davenport, defending race winner Chris Madden and a host of other top regional and national talent.

Fans still have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing — a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com, downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 15, with WoO LMS time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 16. A raindate of Sun., April 17, has been established for the event.

42nd SEASON: The tentative 2011 schedule has been released and includes 16 weeks of action starting with the opening weekend Commonwealth 100 and ending September 17th with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned $15,000 to win USA 100. The schedule also includes two Mud Bogs at “The Pit @ VMS”. To see the entire 2011 schedule in its entirety, visit the Speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.com for a chance at special deals and prizes during the 2011 season.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The 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 areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2011 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

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