Mother Nature Takes Fourth Race in a Row
Jamaica, VA – It seems when it rains it pours as Mother Nature once again brought rains on a Saturday afternoon forcing officials of Bill Sawyer’s to cancel racing activities for Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard on Saturday, July 21st. The cancellation was the fifth of the season and fourth in a row.
“This is very frustrating, we just seem to be in an unfavorable weather pattern that has given us rain the last four weeks in a row,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.
Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard has been rescheduled for Saturday August 18th. The night’s activities will include the 1st Annual Truckin Thunder Dirtwood Nationals Pinewood Derby presented by the Virginia Army National Guard that will precede the action at the big track. There will be three divisions of competition for the pinewood derby – Scouts, Fans and VMS competitors. Gates will open at 3pm for registration and the 1st Annual Dirtwood Nationals will start at 4pm.
The speedway will return to racing Saturday August 4th for Chandler Chevrolet Night and twelve of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.
See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.
Competitor gates for Saturday, August 4th 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.
Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 13 – 17 years old $6, children 7 to 12 $4 and children 6 and under admitted free. We offer a family pass for $25 (two adults and two children 12 and under). Pit passes will be $20.
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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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.
To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway 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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