Speedway Providing Staging Area for Dominion Virginia Power Repair Crews; This Weekend’s Championship Night Postponed
Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway continues in its efforts to help in the recovery process from Hurricane Irene. Currently the speedway grounds are being used as a staging area for Dominion Virginia Power line crews as they help in restoring power to the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck communities. Some 250 utility trucks are expected to call the pit parking area home until power is restored to the area.
“Our resources, equipment and facilities are at the disposal of the local authorities. Our focus since this past weekend’s hurricane has been to help our community in its recovery efforts,” added General Manager Clarke Sawyer. “Whatever we can do to help we will do. We are all in this together and the more we help the quicker everyone will be able to get back to their normal day to day routines,” added Sawyer.
Officials have also announced that Truckin Thunder / Collision One / WIGO Championship Night racing activities have been postponed until Saturday, September 24th. On that night the 2011 Championships will be decided.
“With so many of our fans and competitors without power we felt it was in everyone’s best interest that we move our last weekly event so that everyone can take care of their families and property,” stated Track Owner Bill Sawyer.
“With the continued State of Emergency issued by Governor Bob McDonald and with the fire and police personnel stretched to capacity this is the best decision for all,” added Sawyer.
With the postponement of Championship Night the next event for Virginia Motor Speedway will be Saturday Sept. 17th for the $15,000 to win 32nd Annual USA 100 sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The night’s event will also include the $3000 to win Mod Madness 30 for open modifieds. For more information on the event visit the speedway’s website.
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Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, 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.
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