Childress and Ender Score Career first Late Model Victories; H. Shelton, Adkins, C. Arnold, Duncan, Sandridge and Givens also pick up wins

vmsdefault-300x141Jamaica, VA – It only took rookie Stephen Childress of St. Stephens Church, VA six races into his late model career to pick up his first win in the ultra-competitive Victory Lap Late Model division at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard.

Childress grab the lead in the first twin 20 on the opening circuit. On lap 3 Justin Williams looked to get inside Childress in turn 3 only to be turned away. Childress then held off several challenges by Billy Tucker and then pulled away to win comfortably. Billy Tucker, Tim Shelton, Joe Ender and Anthony Kincaid rounded out the top five.

In a night of first for the late model division Joe Ender held off Billy Tucker and Justin Williams in a great battle to earn his career first Victory Lap Late Model victory. Ender grabbed the lead on the opening green flag with Tucker in tow. On lap 2 Tucker got inside Ender in turn 1 taking the lead out of turn 4. The battle for the lead then got heavy as Tucker, Ender and Williams waged a three car battle for the top spot. On lap 13 Ender went outside Tucker out of four taking over the top spot by inches at the line. Ender went on to score his career first win followed by Williams, Anthony Kincaid, Tim Shelton and David Padula. Padula won both Fastrak Pro Late Model events.

Chris Arnold of Chester, VA picked up the lead on Lap 6 of the Budweiser Modified first event when then leader Jimmy Duncan got caught up in another drivers spin sending him to the rear for the restart. That was all Arnold needed as he went onto hold off his dad Dan Arnold on a green, white, checkered finish to pick up the victory. Rounding out the top five were Matt Quade, Michael Reynolds and Bret Hamilton.

In the second race for the Budweiser Modifieds Jimmy Duncan set the pace by taking the top spot on the opening circuit. Multiple cautions plagued the beginning of the event allowing Brett Hamilton several shots at Duncan for the lead. Duncan pulled away for the victory as Hamilton and Matt Quade battled over second spot with Hamilton claiming the position. Quade, Brian Dobie and Matt Ashworth rounded out the top five.

In the first Truckin Thunder Sportsman 15 lap event Thomas Rose took the lead on the opening lap with Hunter Shelton in tow. Hunter got inside Rose in turn 1 on lap 4 to take over the top spot. Once out front Shelton pulled away as Junior Carter and Brett Adkins battled over second. Shelton would go on to score the win with Carter, Adkins, Thomas Rose and James Snead rounding out the top five.

It was a different story in race two for the Truckin Thunder Sportsman as James Snead lead the first circuit until Brett Adkins swept around his outside in turn 1 for the lead. Once out front Adkins put in on cruise control and would go on to score his third win of the season. Following Adkins to the checkers were James Snead holding off Hunter Shelton for second with Thomas Rose and Tommy Upshaw rounding out the top five.

In the first race for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars it looked as if David Bowler would pick up his career first victory but on lap 10 Brandon Sandridge got inside Bowler coming out of two and dragged raced back to the line where he took over the lead and went over to get the win. Bowler, Wesley Givens, Brian Maxey and Shawn Otey rounded out the top five.

In the second race for the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Travis Hopkins led first lap and a half before Wesley Givens worked under him for the lead. Once Givens got out front he pulled away with Bowler, Sandridge and Maxey in tow. As the laps wore down Bowler began to reel in the leader Givens but there just not enough laps and Givens would go on to the win. Bowler, Sandrige, Maxey and Hopkins would round out the top five.

The speedway will return to racing Saturday June 8th to host week six of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.

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, June 8th 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 (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.

RACE RESULTS FOR SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2013:

VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 20 LAP FEATURE #1 (10 Entries):
A Main:1. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 2. Billy Tucker (King George, VA), 3. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 4. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 5. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 6. David Padula (Greencastle, PA), 7. Corey Almond (Appomattox, VA), 8. Justin Williams (Shipman, VA), 9. John Staton (Chesapeake, VA), 10. Brandon Long (Mechanicsville, MD),

VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 20 LAP FEATURE #2 (10 Entries):
A Main Event Two:1. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 2. Justin Williams (Shipman, VA), 3. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 4. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 5. David Padula (Greencastle, PA), 6. John Staton (Chesapeake, VA), 7. Billy Tucker (King George, VA), 8. Corey Almond (Appomattox, VA), 9. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 10. Brandon Long (Mechanicsville, MD),

FAST TIME: Billy Tucker – 18.563 seconds

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

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

FAST TIME: Junior Carter – 21.355 seconds

BUDWESIER MODIFIED 15 LAP FEATURE #1 (21 Entries):
A Main:1. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 2. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 3. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 4. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 5. Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), 6. Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), 7. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 8. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 9. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 10. Matt Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA), 11. Jason Sage (Chester, VA), 12. Matt Marshall (Stuarts Draft, VA), 13. David Kendall (Petersburg, VA), 14. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 15. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 16. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 17. James Jessee (Spotsylvania, VA), 18. Rudy Denke (Fredericksburg, VA), 19. Jeff Solinger (Bumpass, VA), 20. Josh Letson (, VA), 21. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA),

BUDWESIER MODIFIED 15 LAP FEATURE #2 (21 Entries):
A Main Event Two:1. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 2. Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), 3. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 4. Brian Dobie (Partlow, VA), 5. Matt Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA), 6. Jason Sage (Chester, VA), 7. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 8. David Kendall (Petersburg, VA), 9. Matt Marshall (Stuarts Draft, VA), 10. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 11. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 12. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 13. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 14. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 15. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 16. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 17. James Jessee (Spotsylvania, VA), 18. Rudy Denke (Fredericksburg, VA), 19. Jeff Solinger (Bumpass, VA), 20. Josh Letson (, VA), 21. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA),

FAST TIME: Dan Arnold – 19.807 seconds

LIMITED STOCK CAR 12 LAP FEATURE #1 (12 Entries):
A Main:1. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 2. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 3. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 4. Wesley Givens (Mechanicsville, VA), 5. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA), 6. Brian Bradley (Hopewell, VA), 7. Ryan Hutchens (Providence Forge, VA), 8. Travis Hopkins (Spotsylvania, VA), 9. Daniel Alford (Colonial Beach, VA), 10. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 11. Lucas Ward (Beaverdam, VA), 12. Dave Savage (Mattaponi, VA),

LIMITED STOCK CAR 12 LAP FEATURE #2 (12 Entries):
A Main Event Two:1. Wesley Givens (Mechanicsville, VA), 2. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 3. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 4. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 5. Travis Hopkins (Spotsylvania, VA), 6. Brian Bradley (Hopewell, VA), 7. Daniel Alford (Colonial Beach, VA), 8. Lucas Ward (Beaverdam, VA), 9. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA), 10. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 11. Ryan Hutchens (Providence Forge, VA), 12. Dave Savage (Mattaponi, VA),

FAST TIME: Brian Maxey – 22.873 seconds

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