Speedway Crowns 2013 Champions; Ender, Adkins, Reynolds and Sandridge get Championship Night wins
Jamaica, VA – Brett Adkins and Brandon Sandridge both capped off their title seasons with wins on Safety-Kleen, Chandler Chevrolet Championship Night at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Adkins picked up the win and championship in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature by nipping Junior Carter at the line by .055 seconds and in the Collision One Limited Stock Cars Brandon Sandridge took over the lead from Shawn Otey on lap 16 and went on to take the win. Also winning 2013 Championships were Justin Williams (Victory Lap Late Models); Jimmy Duncan (Budweiser Modified) and Davis Padula (Fastrak Pro Late Model).
Also getting wins on Championship night were Joe Ender (Victory Lap Late Model) and Mike Reynolds (Budweiser Modified).
In a special $1000 to win “Winner Take All” Late Model Shootout Justin Williams used the highside to chase down Troy Williams to take the lead with three to go to take home the cash.
In the Victory Lap Late Model 35 lap feature Joe Ender and Justin Williams led the field to green with Ender taking the lead on the opening circuit. Ender set a torrid pace as the rest of the field battled for second. Williams tried to close the gap in the closing laps as the tow worked lapped traffic but Ender was able to take home the win, his second of the season. Rounding out the top five were Justin Williams, Troy Williams, Tim Shelton and Billy Tucker. Davis Lipscombe picked up the win in Fastrak Pro Late Models.
In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Joey Polevoy took the lead on the opening lap and would set the pace for the first nine laps before spinning and handing the lead over to Bret Hamilton. Hamilton would pace the field for two laps until Mike Reynolds took over the top spot on a lap 11 restart. Once out front Reynolds set sail and went on to take the win. Eric Erwin, Josh Harris, Joey Polevoy and Jimmy Dunca rounded out the top five.
In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature Brandon Coates and Hunter Ashworth led the field to green. Ashworth would lead the first lap but would surrender the lead to Junior Carter on the following lap. Once out front it looked as if Carter would run away with the win but Brett Adkins had other ideas. Adkins, with the help of lapped traffic, closed in on Carter over the last five laps of the race. Coming to the checkered flag Adkins dove under Carter they worked traffic out of four and at the line Adkins picked up the win by .055 seconds. Rounding out the top five were Junior Carter, Roger Jamerson, Hunter Shelton and Michael Roop.
In the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature Shawn Otey and Ryan Hutchens led the field to green with Otey taking the point. Otey would lead the first 15 laps with Brandon Sandridge in hot pursuit. On lap 15 Sandridfge dove under Otey coming out of turn 2 and took the lead at the line. Sandridge would take the win over Otey, Ben Lowry, Matthew Cook and Ryan Hutchens rounded out the top five.
The speedway will sit idle until Saturday October 14th when the speedway will host the 9th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by James River Equipment and the Virginia Army National Guard. Additional sponsorship provided by Davis Off Road, Monster Energy Drinks, Afeter Hours Fabrication, Collision One and Truckin Thunder.
There will be nine classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.
Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the region’s best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds.
The event will also include a car crushing monster truck freestyle show by Steve Sims in Stone Crusher and Maxey Broadus in Walking Tall. Dennis Anderson and his mud bog creation King Sling will once again be competing in the Unlimited Bog division; that is if it is still in one piece after he goes off in the Freestyle show he has scheduled! Dennis will also be signing autographs and selling souvenirs.
Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Super Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C, Unlimited Bog, Pro Modified and X, XX classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Super Stock, Modified, Pro Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at The Pit website www.thepitatvms.com.
Admission for Mud Mayhem 2 is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.
Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.
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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.
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RACE RESULTS FOR SAFETY-KLEEN CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2013:
VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 35 LAP FEATURE (14 Entries):
A Main:1. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 2. Justin Williams (Shipman, VA), 3. Troy Williams (South Mills, NC), 4. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 5. Billy Tucker (King George, VA), 6. Travis LaRoque (Mooresville, NC), 7. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 8. David Padula (Greencastle, PA), 9. Corey Almond (Appomattox, VA), 10. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 11. Jordan Byers (Amelia, VA), 12. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 13. Billy Hubbard (Cobbs Creek, VA), 14. Russell Erwin (Beaverdam, VA),
FAST TIME: Troy Williams – 18.173 seconds
VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL $1000 WINNER TAKE ALL SHOOTOUT (15 LAPS):
Shootout: 1. Justin Williams, 2. Troy Williams, 3. Billy Hubbard, 4. Joe Ender, 5. Tim Shelton
2013 VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL CHAMPION: Justin Williams
2013 FASTRAK PRO LATE MODEL CHAMPION: David Padula
TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 25 LAP FEATURE (16 Entries):
A Main:1. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 2. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. Roger Jamerson (Mechanicsville, VA), 4. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 5. Michael Roop (Stafford, VA), 6. Hunter Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA), 7. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA), 8. James Snead (Fredericksburg, VA), 9. Troy Doggett (Ruther Glen, va), 10. Macy Causey (Seaford, VA), 11. Brandon Coates (Tappahannock, VA), 12. Corey Reid (Fredericksburg, VA), 13. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 14. Tommy Upshaw (West Point, VA), 15. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 16. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA),
FAST TIME: Brett Adkins – 21.122 seconds
2013 TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN CHAMPION: Brett Adkins
BUDWEISER MODIFIED 25 LAP FEATURE (20 Entries):
A Main:1. Mike Reynolds (Clements, MD), 2. Eric Erwin (Beaver Dam, VA), 3. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 4. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 5. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 6. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 7. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 8. Dale Smith (Fredericksburg, VA), 9. Francis Jarrelle III (Chesterfield, VA), 10. Wayne Carroll (Fredericksburg, VA), 11. Rudy Denke (Fredericksburg, VA), 12. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 13. Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), 14. James Sparks (Hollywood, MD), 15. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 16. Jeff Solinger (Bumpass, VA), 17. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 18. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 19. James Jessee (Spotsylvania, VA), 20. Matt Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA),
FAST TIME: Eric Erwin – 19.713 seconds
2013 BUDWEISER MODIFIED CHAMPION: Jimmy Duncan
LIMITED STOCK CAR 20 LAP FEATURE (16 Entries):
A Main:1. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 2. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA), 3. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 4. Rick Powers (Richmond, VA), 5. Marty Coltrain (Richmond, VA), 6. Ryan Hutchens (Providence Forge, VA), 7. Travis Hopkins (Spotsylvania, VA), 8. Lucas Ward (Beaverdam, VA), 9. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 10. Brandon Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 11. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 12. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 13. Bill Hardman (Mechanicsville, VA), 14. Daniel Alford (Colonial Beach, VA), 15. W.L. Johnston (Gloucester, VA), 16. Richard Powers III (Richmond, VA),
FAST TIME: Stephen Childress – 23.036 seconds
2013 COLLISION ONE LIMITED STOCK CAR CHAMPION: Brandon Sandridge