Night of Twins Produces Ten Different Winners

Jamaica, VA – On a beautiful but chilly night Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway hosted the first of 6 “Twins” nights for the 2013 season. The racing in every vmsdefault-300x141division was so exciting and intense it produced ten different winners. Picking up wins were Troy Williams of South Mills, VA and Justin Williams of Shipman, VA in Victory Lap Late Models; Junior Carter of Mechanicsville, VA and Brett Adkins of Gloucester, VA in Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Mike Reynolds of Clements, MD and Chris Arnold of Chester, VA in Budweiser Modifieds and Brandon Sandridge of Mechanicsville VA and Brian Maxey of King George, VA in Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

Track records were recorded in the Victory Lap Late Models with Justin Williams turning a lap at 18.093 seconds and Chris Arnold breaking his own track record for the second week in a row with a lap of 19.101 seconds.

In the Victory Lap Late Model Twin 20’s the action went three wide right off the drop of the green flag. Troy Williams would grab the top spot with John Staton following in close pursuit. On the next circuit Justin Williams took over the runner-up spot and set out to catch Williams for the lead. J. Williams tried several times to get by T. Williams for the lead but T. Williams had enough to go on to his career first late model win. Rounding out the top 5 were Justin Williams, Billy Tucker wins, John Staton and David Puckett. Richard Harden picked up the Fastrak Pro Late Model win.

The second late model feature started with a huge pile-up in turn 1 that took out several cars. On the restart John Staton pulled away to take the lead over Justin Williams. A caution on lap 7 closed the field on Staton’s bumper. That is all Williams needed. On the drop of the green flag Willimas dove under Staton in turn one to take the lead and once out front set sail leading the remaining laps to pick up his second win of the season. John Saton, Joe Ender, Stephen Childress and Anthony Kincaid rounded out the top five. David Padual picked up the Fastrak Pro Late Model win.

In the first Twin 15 for the Trucking Thunder Sportsman Junior Carter used a three wide pass out of turn 2 on lap 2 to take over second. On lap 4 Carter then used an inside move out of turn 4 to take the lead. Carter survived several restarts after cautions and went on to pick up the win. Davey Pullen, Brett Adkins, Hunter Shelton and Carl Vaughan rounded out the top five.

In the final feature for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman Brett Adkins took the lead on the drop of the green flag and dominated the 15 lap affair. Adkins was never challenged and went on to record his second win of the season with Davey Pullen, Hunter Shelton, Tommy Upshaw and Timmy Brinn rounding out the top five. Brinn was the Pitts Lumber rookie of the Race in both twin features.

In the first Twin 15 lap event for the Budweiser Modifieds Mike Reynolds took over the top spot on lap 6 when then leader Jimmy Duncan spun in turn 3. Once out front Reynolds set a blistering pace while Chris Arnold kept the rest of the field at bay. Arnold would battle the hard charging Duncan for third while Reynolds went on to win. Chris Arnold, Jimmy Duncan, Matt Quade and Joey Polevoy rounded out the top five.

Twin #2 started off three wide with Neal Hudgins leading the first circuit. Chris Arnold took over the top spot on lap 2 with a three wide pass to the outside out of turn 2. Once out front Arnold set sail with Matt Quade trying to close the gap. Quade had one last chance when a caution came out with tow to go. On the restart Arnold pulled away for the win with Quade, Joey Polevoy, Francis Jarrell and Neal Hudgins rounding out the top five.

The Collision One Limited Stock Car Twin 12’s were the most entertaining of the evening. In the first feature Brandon Sandridge battled with Travis Hopkins for the first four circuits until muscling his way to the lead on lap 5. Sandridge would then have to hold off Wesley Givens for the remaining eight laps to pick up the win followed by Givens, Brian Maxey, David Bowler and Travis Hopkins.

In the second feature for the Collision One Limited Stock division Brian Maxey jumped out to the lead and once out front never looked back. Wesley Givens and Brandon Sandridge did their best to reel in the leader but it was all Maxey as he went on to the win followed by Givens, Sandridge, Travis Hopkins and Brian Bradley rounding out the top five.

The speedway will take the weekend of April 27th off due to the NASCAR events at Richmond International Raceway and return to racing Saturday May 4th with week three of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. The speedway will feature all the divisions in a special “Twin” race format.

The evenings events will include four divisions of exciting high octane, side by side dirt track racing. See the Victory Lap Late Model / Fastrak Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, May 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 / Fastrak Pro Late Models (Twin 20 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (Twin 15 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (Twin 15 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (Twin 12 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.

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

RACE RESULTS FOR SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2013:

VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 20 LAP FEATURE #1 (18 Entries):
A Main:1. Troy Williams (South Mills, NC), 2. Justin Williams (Shipman, VA), 3. Billy Tucker (King George, VA), 4. John Staton (Chesapeake, VA), 5. David Puckett (King George, VA), 6. Brandon Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 7. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 8. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 9. Richard Harden (Delmar, DE), 10. Kerry King Jr. (Delmar, DE), 11. Brad Rigdon (Chesapeake, VA), 12. David Padula (Greencastle, PA), 13. Corey Almond (Appomattox, VA), 14. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 15. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 16. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 17. Derick Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 18. Kerry King Sr. (Delmar, DE)

VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 20 LAP FEATURE #2 (18 Entries):
1. Justin Williams (Shipman, VA), 2. John Staton (Chesapeake, VA), 3. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 4. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 5. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 6. David Padula (Greencastle, PA), 7. Brad Rigdon (Chesapeake, VA), 8. Corey Almond (Appomattox, VA), 9. David Puckett (King George, VA), 10. Billy Tucker (King George, VA), 11. Troy Williams (South Mills, NC), 12. Brandon Long (Mechanicsville, MD), 13. Richard Harden (Delmar, DE), 14. Kerry King Jr. (Delmar, DE), 15. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 16. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 17. Derick Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 18. Kerry King Sr. (Delmar, DE)

FAST TIME: Justin Williams – 18.093 seconds

TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 15 LAP FEATURE #1 (15 Entries):
1. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 2. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 3. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 4. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA), 5. Timmy Brann (Warsaw, VA), 6. Macy Causey (Seaford, VA), 7. Troy Doggett (Ruther Glen, va), 8. Brandon Coates (Tappahannock, VA), 9. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 10. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), 11. Thomas Rose (Gloucester, VA), 12. James Snead (Fredericksburg, VA), 13. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 14. Michael Roop (Stafford, VA), 15. Kevin Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA),

TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 15 LAP FEATURE #2 (15 Entries):
1. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 2. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 3. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 4. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), 5. Timmy Brann (Warsaw, VA), 6. Troy Doggett (Ruther Glen, va), 7. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA), 8. Macy Causey (Seaford, VA), 9. Brandon Coates (Tappahannock, VA), 10. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 11. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 12. James Snead (Fredericksburg, VA), 13. Thomas Rose (Gloucester, VA), 14. Michael Roop (Stafford, VA), 15. Kevin Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA)

FAST TIME: Brett Adkins – 20.865 seconds

BUDWESIER MODIFIED 15 LAP FEATURE #1 (17 Entries):
1. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 2. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 3. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 4. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 5. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 6. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 7. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 8. Rich Marks IV (Bryans Road, MD), 9. Brandon Cohick (Gloucester, VA), 10. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 11. Curtis Barricks (Chesterfield, VA), 12. Jeff Solinger (Bumpass, VA), 13. David Kendall (Petersburg, VA), 14. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 15. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 16. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 17. Rudy Denke (Fredericksburg, VA)

BUDWESIER MODIFIED 15 LAP FEATURE #2 (17 Entries):
1. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 2. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 3. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 4. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 5. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 6. Rich Marks IV (Bryans Road, MD), 7. David Kendall (Petersburg, VA), 8. Brandon Cohick (Gloucester, VA), 9. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 10. Jeff Solinger (Bumpass, VA), 11. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 12. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 13. Curtis Barricks (Chesterfield, VA), 14. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 15. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 16. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 17. Rudy Denke (Fredericksburg, VA)

FAST TIME: Chris Arnold – 19.101 seconds (New division track record)

LIMITED STOCK CAR 12 LAP FEATURE #1 (16 Entries):
1. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 2. Wesley Givens (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 4. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 5. Travis Hopkins (Spotsylvania, VA), 6. Brian Bradley (Hopewell, VA), 7. Ryan Hutchens (Providence Forge, VA), 8. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 9. Daniel Alford (Colonial Beach, VA), 10. Stephen Democko (Gloucester, VA), 11. Lucas Ward (Beaverdam, VA), 12. Rick Powers (Richmond, VA), 13. Brandon Schools (Glen Allen, VA), 14. John Hankins Jr. (Jamaica, VA), 15. Brandon Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 16. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA)

LIMITED STOCK CAR 12 LAP FEATURE #2 (16 Entries):
1. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 2. Wesley Givens (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 4. Travis Hopkins (Spotsylvania, VA), 5. Brian Bradley (Hopewell, VA), 6. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 7. Daniel Alford (Colonial Beach, VA), 8. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 9. Stephen Democko (Gloucester, VA), 10. Lucas Ward (Beaverdam, VA), 11. Brandon Schools (Glen Allen, VA), 12. Rick Powers (Richmond, VA), 13. John Hankins Jr. (Jamaica, VA), 14. Ryan Hutchens (Providence Forge, VA), 15. Brandon Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 16. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA)

FAST TIME: Brian Maxey – 22.738 seconds

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