Speedway to Host Ernie Shelton’s 32nd Annual USA 100™ and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Saturday September 17th

Jamaica, VA – Officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway are anxiously awaiting September 17th, that is the day the 32nd Annual USA 100™ returns to the ½ mile speed plant in beautiful Jamaica, VA. The event will once again be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

“The last three years the twin 25’s have been phenomenal and the final 50 lap segment was just been out of this world. We couldn’t be more pleased with hosting this event, it gets better each year. This race is definitely a fan friendly event. The two 25 lap qualifiers could be features anywhere in the country. The event will once again pay $15,000 to the winner and $1000 to start the “A” Main,” concluded track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

“Adding the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series last year also took the event to another level and produced some of the best racing we have seen here at VMS,” added Sawyer.

As in last year’s race the speedway will once again include a B Main for the 32nd Annual USA 100™ that will give the competitors one more chance to make it into the USA 100™ finale.

The speedway has also added a 30 lap, $3000 to win open Modified event boasting a total purse of $16,750. This year’s Mod Madness 30 will allow AMRA, UMP, IMCA, TSMA, NDRA rules for this year’s event. The rules package is available on the VMS website. Because of the open rules some of the best modified competitors on the East Coast are expected to be in attendance.

“We are extremely excited to bring the open modifieds back as a support division this year; by allowing multiple sanction rules we should see some new faces racing for the big money,” added Sawyer.

The purse for Ernie Shelton’s USA 100™ final 50 lap segment: 1. $15,000; 2. $7,500; 3. $4,000; 4. $3,000; 5. $2,500; 6. $2,000; 7. $1,700; 8. $1,400 9. $1,250; 10. $1,200; 11. $1,100; 12. $1,075; 13. $1,050; 14. $1,025; 15. $1,020; 16. $1,015; 17. $1,010; 18.$1,005; 19- 26 $1,000. All drivers who do not transfer to the A Main from the B Main(s) will receive $200.00.

The purse for the Mod Madness 30 lap feature will be: 1. $3,000; 2. $1,750; 3. $1,400; 4. $1,200; 5. $1,100; 6. $900; 7. $800; 8. $700 9. $600; 10. $500; 11. $475; 12. $450; 13. $355; 14. $295; 15. $290; 16. $285; 17. $280; 18. $275; 19. $270; 20. $265; 21. $ 260; 22. $255; 23- 26 $250.

Ernie Shelton’s USA 100™ format will once again feature a fan friendly format featuring two 25 lap qualifying races, B Main(s) and a 50 lap A Main. Group qualifying will fill the positions for the 25 lap qualifiers.

Previous USA 100TM winners include: Jonathan Davenport (10); 2009 – Rainout; Chris Madden (08); Jason Covert (07); Jeremy Miller (06); Steve Lucas (’05, ’99, ‘95); Rod Evans (’04); 2003 — no race; 2002 — no race; 2001 — no race; Chuck Harper (’00); Denny Chamberlain (’98); Mike Balzano (’97 and ‘87); Henry Hornsby Jr. (‘96); Donnie Moran (’94); Scott Bloomquist (’93-‘92); Billy Moyer (’91); Harold Redman Sr. (’90); Rod Evans and Harold Redman Sr. (Twin 50’s) (’89); Timmy Newman (only 88 laps) (’88); 1986 — no race; 1985 — no race; 1984 — no race; Larry Moore (’83 and ‘80); Delmas Conley (’82 and ‘79); Dickie Bartusiak (’81); Larry Cantley (’78); Gene McNeely (’77).

The speedway will once again provided fans with a top-flight show for very favorable ticket prices. Adults are $25.00 while seniors (60+) are $20.00; military (active and retired) are $18; students 7-17 are $12.00 and children Under 6 are FREE. Pit passes will be $30.00.

The competitor gates open at 3:00 p.m. while the spectator gates swing open at 4:00 p.m. On track action begins at 6:00 pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in beautiful Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from the Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2010 schedule of events, fans and competitors may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

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

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