Tim Shelton Scores First Ever Victory in Late Model action at Virginia Motor Speedway; Barrick and Childress also first time winners while Enders gets second career win
Jamaica, VA – Mother Nature tired to put a damper on Armed Forces Appreciation Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway but track officials had other ideas getting the track in racing condition with the help of the competitors on hand. Once racing got under way the action got intense on a night that saw three first time winners.
In the Victory Lap Late Model 35 lap feature Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA led every lap but it didn’t come easy as Scott Adams, David Williams and Derick Quade all took shots at Shelton for the lead.
On lap 6 Williams worked high and low trying to find a way around Shelton. Several times over the next few laps Williams would get a fender inside Shelton but could never make the pass. Shelton would be able to get some breathing room as Adams went to work on Williams for the runner up spot. Williams would jump the cushion in turn 3 on lap 16 allowing Adams to take over the second spot.
With the laps winding down Shelton held the top spot while Adams battled Derick Quade for second. With the battle behind him Shelton would go on to record his first ever win in the very competitive Victory Lap Late Models.
“This is awesome, we have worked really hard to get to this point and to get a win in this very competitive division,” commented Shelton in victory lane.
Rounding out the top five were Scott Adams, Derick Quade, David Williams and John Staton.
In other action Curtis Barricks of Chesterfield, VA led every lap of the Budwesier Modified 25 lap feature to record his first ever victory in eight years of racing at Virginia Motor Speedway. The win didn’t come without a challenge as Josh Harris of Gloucester, VA made several attempts to take away the top spot without success. Harris would finish second followed by Lance Grady, Page Harrison and Dan Arnold.
In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Tony Woods and Roy Skaggs would lead the field to green with Woods leading the first circuit. On lap 3 Stephen Childress and Todd Traylor would get past Skaggs for second and third respectfully.
On lap 6 Childress would get inside Woods in turn 4 and take the lead at the line by inches. Once out front Childress began to build a comfortable lead. Woods would make several late race attempts at taking back the top spot but to no avail. The races final caution came out on lap 22 setting up a three lap dash for the cash of which Childress was up for the challenge as he went on to record his first ever victory in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division. Wood, Traylor, Roger Jamerson and Michael Roop rounded out the top five.
In the Collision One 20 lap nightcap Brandon Sandridge and Chad champion led the field to green. Sandridge would briefly take the lead but would jump the cushion in turn 3 allowing Champion to get by and lead the first circuit. Champion’s lead was short lived as on the next lap Joe Ender would get inside Champion in turn 4 to take over the top spot.
Ender would quickly get company and Brett Adkins and Ryan Toole pulled up on his back bumper trying to force an error on Enders part. With battles all over the track all eyes seemed focused on the top spot as Adkns began to pressure Ender of the lead. Adkins made several attempts for the lead and each time Ender held him off. The last attempt came on the final lap as Adkins looked to have a good run off turn 4 to get inside Enders only to have Enders hold on to the victory. rounding out the top five were Adkins, Toole, Wesley Givens and Ricky Douglas.
Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will take the weekend of June 4th off and return to action Saturday June 11th and host NAPA of Saluda Night featuring four divisions of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifies and the Collision One Limited Stock divisions. Come experience the raw, pure excitement that is dirt racing!
Competitor gates for Saturday, June 11th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.
To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.
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RACE RESULTS FOR MOM’S NIGHT AT THE RACES, SATURDAY MAY 28, 2011:
VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 35 LAP FEATURE (16 Entries):
A Main:1. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 2. Scott Adams (Chester, VA), 3. Derick Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 4. David Williams (Avenue, MD), 5. John Staton (Norfolk, VA), 6. Brandon Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 7. Andy Gregg (Portsmouth, VA), 8. Kenny Moreland (Waldorf, MD), 9. Ben Bowie (Brandywine, MD), 10. Brad Rigdon (Chesapeake, VA), 11. Scott Davis (Virginia Beach, VA), 12. Ed Pope (Pasadena, MD), 13. Matt Morgan (Hughesville, MD), 14. Matt Marshall (Stuarts Draft, VA), 15. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 16. Alan Anderson (Norfolk, VA)
FAST TIME: David Williams – 19.107 seconds, 94.206mph
TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 25 LAP FEATURE (15 Entries):
A Main:1. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 2. Tony Wood (New Kent, VA), 3. Todd Traylor (King William, VA), 4. Roger Jamerson (Glen Allen, VA), 5. Michael Roop (Stafford, VA), 6. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 7. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 9. Wayne Carroll (Fredericksburg, VA), 10. Bubba Holloway (Quinton, VA), 11. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 12. Rusty Steele (Providence Forge, VA), 13. Roy Skaggs (Highland Springs, VA), 14. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 15. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA)
FAST TIME: Todd Traylor – 22.233 seconds, 80.961mph
BUDWESIER MODIFIED 25 LAP FEATURE (20 Entries):
A Main:1. Curtis Barricks (Chesterfield, VA), 2. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 3. Lance Grady (Maidens, VA), 4. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 5. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 6. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 7. Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), 8. Dave Savage (Mattaponi, VA), 9. John Ferguson (Gloucester, VA), 10. Lloyd Byers Jr. (, VA), 11. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 12. David Kendall (Petersburg, VA), 13. Kelly Samuels (Chester, VA), 14. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 15. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 16. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 17. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 18. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 19. Jacob Buie (Rockville, VA), 20. James Jessee (Spotsylvania, VA)
FAST TIME: Brian Maxey – 21.506 seconds, 83.698mph
COLLISION ONE LIMITED STOCK CAR 20 LAP FEATURE (17 Entries):
A Main:1. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 2. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 3. Ryan Toole (Richmond, VA), 4. Wesley Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 5. Ricky Douglas (Unionville, VA), 6. Brandon Coates (Tappahannock, VA), 7. James Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 8. Marty Coltrain (Richmond, VA), 9. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 10. Raymond Harper (Gloucester, VA), 11. Greg Ferguson (Richmond, VA), 12. Bryan Barkley (Hayes, VA), 13. Brandon Sandridge (New Kent, VA), 14. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 15. Thomas Rose (Gloucester, VA), 16. Ryan Hutchens (Toano, VA), 17. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA)
FAST TIME: Wesley Givens – 23.725 seconds, 75.869mph