Billy Tucker Gets Career First Win at Virginia Motor Speedway; Adkins Goes Two for Two and Duncan Repeats
Jamaica, VA – In one of the most exciting races of the year Billy Tucker of King George, VA muscled his way inside Scott Adams of Chester, VA on lap 33 to take over the top spot and go on to score his career first victory in the Victory Lap Late Model division at Virginia Motor Speedway.
“I’ve been the brides maid so many times here it feels really good to finally get into victory lane,” commented Tucker. After his interview Tucker got on one knee in victory lane and asked his girlfriend Laurie Canter to marry him. She said yes.
In other action Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA doubled up for the second time this season winning both the Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Car features and in the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA made it two in a row with his win.
Derick Quade and Will Pritchard led the field to green with Quade taking control out of turn 2. On lap 5 Scott Adams went inside Tucker for second in turn 3, the two touched allowing Tim Shelton to go to the outside and make it three wide for the position. When the dust cleared Shelton was in second with Adams close in third.
While the battle for second heated up Quade had moved out to a full straight lead. Once in second Shelton began to reel in the leader but on lap 15 Shelton would head to the pit area with motor troubles ending his night and bringing out a caution. On the restart Quade looked as if he was going to pull away but on the exit of turn four slide high allowing Adams to pull to his inside. The two raced into turn 1 where they touched sending Quade up the track and giving Adams the lead.
Adams pulled away to a comfortable lead and looked to be unbeatable. With the laps winding down Tucker began closing on the leader and finally got what he needed, a caution with two laps to go. On the restart Tucker dove under Adams and muscled his way to the lead as the two exited turn 2. Tucker would never look back and would go on to record his career first victory in the division. Rounding out the top five were John Staton, Ben Bowie, Scott Adams and Anthony Kincaid. Brandon Atkinson was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race.
Truckin Thunder Sportsman
Davey Pullen and Brett Adkins led the field to green with Adkins taking the lead out of turn 2. Once out front Adkins pulled away from the field while Junior Carter, Todd Traylor and Taylor Doggett battled for second. Several cautions closed the field on Adkins bumper but on each restart Adkins would pull away while the battle for second heated up.
With the laps winding down and Adkins comfortably in the lead Traylor and Doggett battled for second. With the action behind him Adkins went on to score his second win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Todd Traylor, Taylor Doggett, Davey Pullen and Junior Carter. Adkins was also the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race.
Curtis Barricks and Chris Arnold brought the field to green with Arnold taking over the top spot to lead the first lap. Jimmy Duncan would get to the front quickly and would power inside Arnold for the lead out of turn 4 on the next lap.
Once out front Duncan to pull away from the field with Brian Dobie the only car to stay within striking distance. The only thing to slow Duncan were four cautions that closed the field on his bumper with the final one coming on lap 23. On the final restart Duncan was able to get tow car lengths on Dobie and go on to record his second win in a row at Virginia Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top five were Brian Dobie, Page Harrison, Dan Arnold and Brandon Galloway. Mike Reynolds was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race with his eighth place finish.
Collision One Limited Stock Cars
The Collision One Limited Stock division once again delivered a tremendous race for the great crowd on hand. Bob Terry and Stephen Childress led the field to green with Terry leading the first circuit. On the next lap Childress got under Terry out of turn 4 to take over the lead. Childress would pace the field with Brett Adkins in hot pursuit. On lap 10 Adkins slide under Childress in turn 1 making enough contact to send Childress up the track and take over the lead. That was all Adkins needed as he cruised to his second win of the night. Rounding out the top five were Wesley Givens, Brandon Sandridge, Bob Terry and Bobby Curtis. Curtis was the Pitts Lumber Rookie of the Race.
Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will take with week off at the round track to host the first of two big Mud Bog events for the 2012 season. Saturday June 16th The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosts Mud Mayhem 2 presented by Rappahannock Tractor and the Virginia Army National Guard. Additional sponsorship provided by Davis Off Road, Monster Energy Drinks, ORI of Richmond, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.
There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.
Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.
The event will also include Walking Tall in a car crushing monster truck freestyle show.
Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Stock, Modified, Pro Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at The Pit website www.thepitatvms.com.
Admission for Mud Mayhem 2 is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.
Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.
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RACE RESULTS FOR WXGM GLOUCESTER COMMUNITY NIGHT AT THE RACES, SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2012:
VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 35 LAP FEATURE (13 Entries):
A Main:1. Billy Tucker (King George, VA), 2. John Staton (Chesapeake, VA), 3. Ben Bowie (Brandywine, MD), 4. Scott Adams (Chester, VA), 5. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 6. Brandon Atkinson ( , NC), 7. Andy Gregg (Portsmouth, VA), 8. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 9. Derick Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 10. Frankie Latham (Clements, MD), 11. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 12. Will Pritchard (Elizabeth City, NC), 13. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), DNS: Troy Williams (South Mills, NC),
FAST TIME: Scott Adams – 21.463 seconds.
TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 25 LAP FEATURE (13 Entries):
A Main:1. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 2. Todd Traylor (King William, VA), 3. Taylor Doggett (Ruther Glen, VA), 4. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 5. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 6. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 7. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), 8. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 9. Wayne Carroll (Fredericksburg, VA), 10. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 11. Macy Causey (Seaford, VA), 12. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 13. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA),
FAST TIME: Stephen Childress – 21.332 seconds
BUDWESIER MODIFIED 25 LAP FEATURE (17 Entries):
A Main:1. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 2. Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), 3. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 4. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 5. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 6. Curtis Barricks (Chesterfield, VA), 7. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 8. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 9. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 10. Kevin Fletcher (Saluda, VA), 11. Matt Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA), 12. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 13. Jeff Solinger (Bumpass, VA), 14. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 15. Dustin Bishop (Stony Creek, VA), 16. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 17. James Sparks (Hollywood, MD), 18. Donnie Smith (Fredericksburg, VA),
FAST TIME: Brandon Galloway – 21.457 seconds.
LIMITED STOCK CAR 20 LAP FEATURE (20 Entries):
A Main:1. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 2. Wesley Givens (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 4. Bob Terry (Stafford, VA), 5. Bobby Curtis (Richmond, VA), 6. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 7. Marty Coltrain (Richmond, VA), 8. Travis Hopkins (Spotsylvania, VA), 9. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 10. Daniel Loth (Richmond, VA), 11. Chad Martin (Gloucester, VA), 12. Ryan Hutchens (Toano, VA), 13. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 14. Curtis Daugherty (Beaverdam, VA), 15. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 16. W.L. Johnston (Gloucester, VA), 17. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 18. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA), 19. Dave Savage (Mattaponi, VA), 20. Rick Powers (Richmond, VA),
FAST TIME: Brett Adkins – 24.088 seconds