Speedway to put Commonwealth 100 and USA 100 on Hold for 2013; Focus on Weekly Racing

Jamaica, VA – With the current economic climate and the uncertainty of the upcoming year Virginia Motor Speedway track owner Bill Sawyer has decided to place the Commonwealth 100 and USA 100 on hold. The speedway will focus on its weekly racing for the 2013 season and re-evaluate the running of the two special events at the end of next season.

“This is purely a business decision. With the current economic climate I felt we are best served by focusing on our weekly racing program, our weekly competitors and our local fan base,” commented track owner Bill Sawyer.

The staff is currently at work putting the 2013 schedule together and should have it released in the coming weeks. Please check the track’s website for details.

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

5 Comments

  1. Ed. Beck November 22, 2012, 11:58 am

    I understand the money problem and fans showing up for a big dollar show. Had hoped that a steel block show could have been run in mid summer. This is too nice a operation to go off the nation racing screen. Good luck in 2013 and will see you a few times. Happy Holidays ! Ed.

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  2. wood January 22, 2013, 7:03 am

    Been to good big races @ VMS,by,buy & bye…

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  3. Bryan Eckert February 19, 2013, 9:56 pm

    Its a real shame that the area doesnt really support this fine track. I travel alot and have been to many states that cover dirt racing, believe me this track has it all! Growing up in Ohio and watching the Winged Sprints every weekend was a gas. Now living in Newport News, Va. I really enjoy coming up to the track to camp out during the big events. I expect to see less people here this year,but the action will be just as good as ever.

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  4. BK April 22, 2013, 3:05 am

    VMS is a beautiful facility but it needs big shows to make use of those huge spectator stands. Inconsistancy does not build tradition or fan loyalty.

    l’ve been to VMS for WoO Sprints and SLM, MACS, LUCAS, DirtMods and I think Carolina CLASH (?). Sorry to hear there will be no traveling series this year. Other tracks have SRO crowds when the big boys come to town. I can’t understand why VMS is different. One suggestion – don’t close when RIR is racing, put on a big show on Thursday. Look at what Del Int and Volunteer does, they pack the house. Lights and Saturday night nascar racing = no good. Even on Sunday, it’s follow the leader racing for 3/4 of the race, then a late pit stop followed by some actual racing……..almost. Remember – it’s still on asphalt.

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  5. Joe K. May 22, 2013, 2:34 am

    Bring-on the super lates and horsepower and you’ll see the stands fill !. I really feel the crowds would come for any event with super lates.; doesn’t always have to be LUCAS or MACS, etc. Not arguing a BUSINESS decision, but maybe a poll of fans would help support a SUPER LATE showdown. Thanks!

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