Commonwealth 100 gets title sponsor; New Saturday Ticket Price Announcement
Jamaica, VA – With just days left before Virginia Motor Speedway’s biggest event of the year gets the green flag official’s announce the signing of NAPA of King William as the title sponsor for the $25,000 to win 2nd Annual Commonwealth 100 and new pricing for Saturday only tickets.
Napa of King William has signed on as sponsor of this weekend’s $25,000 to win event and will now be called the 2nd Annual NAPA of King William Commonwealth 100. NAPA of King William has sponsored several special events at Virginia Motor Speedway over the year’s and has decided to move their support to the speedway’s biggest race of the year.
“We are pleased to have Curtis Grubb, Anita Sawyer of NAPA of King William as title sponsor of our signature event for the speedway. They have been great supporters of racing at Virginia Motor Speedway and we value their partnership,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.
“With this being the biggest event of the year we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to become the title sponsorship of the Commonwealth 100 to promote our NAPA store and the new line of Seachoice Marine Products we now sell in our store,” commented General Manager Anita Sawyer.
Added Sawyer, “We really enjoy the partnership we have with Virginia Motor Speedway, it has helped us get tons of exposure for our NAPA store and also gives us a chance to entertain some of our vendors and customers at one of the finest facilities in the country.”
The Speedway would also like to announce that Nininger Tire and Auto Service of Brunswick, Maryland has added a special bonus for the upcoming Commonwealth 100. The bonus will pay $250 to the top finishing Regional/Local racer, $150 for the second highest finishing Local and $100 for the third highest finishing Local racer. To be eligible for this bonus a driver can not be in the Top 15 of World of Outlaw or Lucas Oil Series points coming into the Commonwealth 100.
“I think the drivers we have in this region are just as good as any in the country”, said Glen Nininger owner of Nininger Tire and Auto. Then he added, “I hope that I’m in Victory Lane handing one of our guys the money as I think one of them can surely win”. When ask about his involvement in the Commonwealth 100 and VMS Nininger replied, “It’s the biggest event on the East Coast and the facility is one of the nicest in the country, that and the tracks staff have such expertise and professionalism it’s a place to be involved with”.
In another announcement VMS track owner Bill Sawyer has decided to extend the two-day advance ticket pricing all the way through Saturday April 16th.
“As a way to help the fans out every little bit we can in these economic times, I just felt we needed to carry the special two-day pricing all the way to the gate on Saturday, April 16,” commented Track Owner Bill Sawyer. “I think our price-point for a two-day ticket has been well, well received. We’ve read and heard a lot of nice comments on it, and now we’re going to let everybody take advantage of it.
“I think it’s important that we look after the working man’s pocketbook to make it affordable for him to be able to come to Virginia Motor Speedway for our biggest show of the year. We want to put a very good ticket price out there and hopefully do the volume of numbers coming through the gate.”
Adult tickets are just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15; children 6 and under are free. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.
Fans can purchase tickets in advance 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. Avoid the long lines and get yours in advance. Tickets sold this week will be held at will call.
The VMS 2011 season will kick off in a huge way on April 15 – 16, 2011 when the nationally recognized World of Outlaws Late Model Series will bring their 900+ horsepower Dirt Late Models to compete in the $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100. The weekend will also include The Rumble on the River 30 lap $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.
Fans can expect to see World of Outlaws Late Model stars two-time defending Champion Josh Richards, Rick Eckert, Steve Francis, Chub Frank, Darrell Lanigan, Clint Smith, Shane Clanton, Tim McCreadie, 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 two-time Lucas Oil Late Model Champion Scott Bloomquist, 4-time Lucas Oil Late Model Champion Earl Pearson Jr., Brad Neat, 3-time MACS Champion Jason Covert, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens defending race winner Chris Madden and a host of other top regional and national talent.
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 rain date of Sun., April 17, has been established for the event.
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 20 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.
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