Championship Night Twin Races Provide Action and Eight Different Winners; 2012 Champions Crowned

Jamaica, VA – Once again officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway rolled out the fan favorite “Twin Race” format and once again it delivered eight different winners on Safety-Kleen, Collision One, Pepsi, WIGO Championship night in front of a very large and enthusiastic crowd. Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA and Justin Williams of Shipman, VA took home wins in the Victory Lap Late Model events; Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA and Roger Jamerson of Mechanicsville, VA got wins in Truckin Thunder Sportsman action; Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA and Chris Arnold of Chester, VA in Budweiser Modifieds and Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA and Brian Maxey of King George, VA in Collision One Limited Stock action.

The 2012 Virginia Motor Speedway Champions were Scott Adams of Chester, VA (Late Models); Taylor Doggett of Ruther Glen, VA (Sportsman); Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA (Modified) and Brian Maxey of King George, VA (Limited Stock).

In the first Victory Lap Late Model 25 lap feature Tim Shelton led flag to flag to take home the victory. In the process he closed the point lead going into the final twin race to eight points behind Scott Adams. Behind Shelton the battle for second was spirited with Troy Williams holding off Adams and John Staton for the spot. Justin Williams rounded out the top five.

In the second 20 lap feature for the Victory Lap Late Models Justin Williams used his outside starting spot to gain control of the lead, one he would not relinquish as he led flag to flag in dominating fashion for his career first VMS win. Troy Williams once again battle hard for second and would hold off the challenges of John Staton for the spot. Scott Adams and Tim Shelton rounded out the top five. Scott Adams was crowned the 2012 Victory Lap Late Model Champion, his third in a row.

The first Truckin Thunder 15 lap feature saw Junior Carter take the lead on the opening circuit with Roger Jamerson in chase. On lap 8 Brett Adkins took over second from Jamerson and set out to catch Carter. On a lap 9 restart Adkins would sweep around the outside of Carter in turn 2 to take over the lead with point leader Taylor Doggett taking second. Adkins would pull away to take the win with Doggett, Roger Jamerson, Junior Carter and Davey Pullen rounding out the top five.

In the second 15 lap feature for the Truckin Truckin Thunder Sportsman Roger Jamerson grab the lead on the opening circuit and lead every lap on way to a flag to flag victory. Behind him the battle for second was hot and heavy with Brett Adkins holding off Taylor Doggett for the position. Rounding out the top five were Junior Carter and James Snead. Taylor Doggett would collect his first championship at the speedway.

In the first 15 lap event for the Budweiser Modified event it only took six laps for point leader Jimmy Duncan of Fredericksburg, VA to get to the lead and when defending champion Dan Arnold of Chester, VA his chances at his first Budweiser Modified Championship came one step closer. Once out front Duncan pulled away from the battle for second as Page Harrison, Tony Quade and Chris Arnold traded the spot over the remainder of the race. Duncan would go on to take the win with Harrison, Quade, Arnold and Charlie Hubbard rounding out the top five.

In the second 15 lap feature for the Budweiser Modifieds Chris Arnold of Chester, VA took the lead on the opening circuit with Tony Quade and Jimmy Duncan battling for second. On lap 5 Duncan tried to get inside Quade for second and would spin in turn 2 sending the point leader to the rear. On the restart Arnold pulled away from the field to score the win with Page Harrison, Jimmy Duncan, Neal Hudgins and Dan Arnold rounding out the top five. Jimmy Duncan would be crowned the 2012 Budwesier Modified Champion.

In the first Collision One Limited Stock Car 12 lap feature Bob Terry would battle with point leader Brian Maxey for the lead with the battle for third three wide. Terry would pace the first four laps until Stephen Childress went inside for the lead. With the laps winding down the battle got hot between Childress and Wesley Givens. Givens tried several times to take over the lead the last time coming on the final lap out of turn 4. But Childress had just enough to get the win with Givens, Marty Coltrain, Brian Maxey and Bob Terry rounding out the top five.

In the Collision One Limited Stock finale Brian Maxey led flag to flag to not only pick up the victory but also the championship in the process. Wesley Givens tried to mount a charge but had to settle for second with Stephen Childresss, Marty Coltrain and Brandon Sandridge rounding out the top five.

The speedway will take the weekend of September 8th off due to the NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway and return Friday and Saturday September 14 – 15th to host the $20,000 to win 33rd Annual USA 100. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will once again sanction the event.

In last year’s edition eventual winner Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN and Steve Francis of Ashland, KY battle door handle to door handle for 32 laps before rains shorted the event.

A fan friendly format will see the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors qualifying and running two 25 lap qualifiers on Friday September 14th. On Saturday September 15th they will have B-Mains and the 50 lap $20,000 finale.

The weekend’s events will also include two complete shows for the modifieds paying $1500 to win for each show. This year’s Mod Madness Twin 25’s will allow AMRA, UMP, IMCA, TSMA, NDRA rules for this year’s event. Because of the open rules some of the best modified competitors on the East Coast are expected to be in attendance.

The speedway will once again provided fans with a top-flight show at very favorable ticket prices. Adults two-day tickets are $35.00 while seniors (60+) are $28.00; military (active and retired) are $25; students 7-17 are $15.00 and children Under 6 are FREE. Two-day Pit passes will be $50.00.

The competitor gates open at 3:00 p.m. while the spectator gates swing open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 4pm on Saturday. On track action begins at 6:30 pm with hot laps both days.

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.

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

RACE RESULTS FOR SAFETY-KLEEN / COLLISION ONE / PEPSI / WIGO CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT AT THE RACES, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2012:

VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 20 LAP FEATURE #1 (11 Entries):
1. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 2. Troy Williams (South Mills, NC), 3. Scott Adams (Chester, VA), 4. John Staton (Chesapeake, VA), 5. Justin Williams (Shipman, VA), 6. Billy Tucker (King George, VA), 7. David Puckett (King George, VA), 8. Alan Anderson (Norfolk, VA), 9. Billy Adkins (Saluda, VA), 10. Tony Buckler (King George, VA), 11. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA),

VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 20 LAP FEATURE #2 (11 Entries):
1. Justin Williams (Shipman, VA), 2. Troy Williams (South Mills, NC), 3. John Staton (Chesapeake, VA), 4. Scott Adams (Chester, VA), 5. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 6. Billy Tucker (King George, VA), 7. David Puckett (King George, VA), 8. Billy Adkins (Saluda, VA), 9. Tony Buckler (King George, VA), 10. Alan Anderson (Norfolk, VA), 11. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA),

FAST TIME: Troy Williams – 18.820 seconds.

TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 15 LAP FEATURE #1 (17 Entries):
1. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 2. Taylor Doggett (Ruther Glen, VA), 3. Roger Jamerson (Glen Allen, VA), 4. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 5. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 6. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), 7. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 8. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 9. Thomas Rose (Gloucester, VA), 10. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 11. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 12. Macy Causey (Seaford, VA), 13. Mark Mullins (Stafford, VA), 14. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 15. James Snead (Fredericksburg, VA), 16. Eddie Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 17. Rudy Denke (Fredericksburg, VA),

TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 15 LAP FEATURE #2 (17 Entries):
1. Roger Jamerson (Glen Allen, VA), 2. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 3. Taylor Doggett (Ruther Glen, VA), 4. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 5. James Snead (Fredericksburg, VA), 6. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 7. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 8. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), 9. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 10. Mark Mullins (Stafford, VA), 11. Macy Causey (Seaford, VA), 12. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 13. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 14. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 15. Eddie Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 16. Thomas Rose (Gloucester, VA), 17. Rudy Denke (Fredericksburg, VA),

FAST TIME: Stephen Childress – 21.308 seconds.

BUDWESIER MODIFIED 15 LAP FEATURE #1 (19 Entries):
1. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 2. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 3. Tony Quade (Leonardtown, MD), 4. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 5. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 6. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 7. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 8. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 9. James Sparks (Hollywood, MD), 10. Donnie Smith (Fredericksburg, VA), 11. Jeff Solinger (Bumpass, VA), 12. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 13. Gary Long (Newport News, VA), 14. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 15. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 16. Dustin Bishop (Stony Creek, VA), 17. Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), 18. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 19. Curtis Barricks (Chesterfield, VA),

BUDWESIER MODIFIED 15 LAP FEATURE #2 (19 Entries):
1. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 2. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 3. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 4. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 5. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 6. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 7. Donnie Smith (Fredericksburg, VA), 8. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 9. Tony Quade (Leonardtown, MD), 10. Jeff Solinger (Bumpass, VA), 11. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 12. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 13. James Sparks (Hollywood, MD), 14. Gary Long (Newport News, VA), 15. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 16. Dustin Bishop (Stony Creek, VA), 17. Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), 18. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 19. Curtis Barricks (Chesterfield, VA),

FAST TIME: Tony Quade – 20.909 seconds.

LIMITED STOCK CAR 12 LAP FEATURE #1 (25 Entries):
1. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 2. Wesley Givens (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. Marty Coltrain (Richmond, VA), 4. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 5. Bob Terry (Stafford, VA), 6. Paul Bess (Quantico, VA), 7. Bobby Curtis (Richmond, VA), 8. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 9. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 10. James Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 11. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 12. Raymond Harper (Gloucester, VA), 13. Travis Hopkins (Spotsylvania, VA), 14. Chad Martin (Gloucester, VA), 15. Chris Maxey (King George, VA), 16. Rick Powers (Richmond, VA), 17. Brandon Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 18. Curtis Daugherty (Beaverdam, VA), 19. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 20. Bill Hardman (Mechanicsville, VA), 21. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA), 22. Ryan Hutchens (Toano, VA), 23. John Hankins Jr. (Jamaica, VA), 24. Ronald Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 25. Tiger Williams (Hanover, VA),

LIMITED STOCK CAR 12 LAP FEATURE #2 (25 Entries):
1. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 2. Wesley Givens (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 4. Marty Coltrain (Richmond, VA), 5. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 6. Bobby Curtis (Richmond, VA), 7. Travis Hopkins (Spotsylvania, VA), 8. James Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 9. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 10. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 11. Raymond Harper (Gloucester, VA), 12. Rick Powers (Richmond, VA), 13. Brandon Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 14. Chris Maxey (King George, VA), 15. Curtis Daugherty (Beaverdam, VA), 16. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 17. Chad Martin (Gloucester, VA), 18. Ryan Hutchens (Toano, VA), 19. Bob Terry (Stafford, VA), 20. Paul Bess (Quantico, VA), 21. Bill Hardman (Mechanicsville, VA), 22. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA), 23. John Hankins Jr. (Jamaica, VA), 24. Ronald Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 25. Tiger Williams (Hanover, VA),

FAST TIME: Stephen Childress – 23.539 seconds.

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