Record Crowd Sees Nine Different winners in ten races on Twin Feature Night
Jamaica, VA –After a week of rain the Virginia Motor Speedway track staff did an outstanding job in getting the facilities ready for a record breaking crowd on Truckin Thunder Scout Night presented by the Virginia Army National Guard. The massive crowd was treated to some outstanding racing as the night saw nine different winners in ten features. Visiting victory lane were Justin Williams and Jared Powell (Victory Lap Late Models); Mark Parks and Tyler Bare (Aaron’s Pro Late Models); Matt Quade and Mike Reynolds (Budweiser Modifieds); Hunter Shelton (wins both Truckin Thunder Sportsman features); Brian Bradley and Brandon Sandridge (Collision One Limited Stocks).
Both Victory Lap Late Model Twins were exciting. In the first 15 lapper Jared Powell and Billy Hubbard led the field to green with Hubbard taking the lead out of turn 2. On lap seven Troy Williams took over the lead with Justin Williams in tow. With Troy Williams on the bottom and Justin Williams up on the cushion the two battled nearly door to door for the next two laps before Justin Williams rocketed to the lead. Justin Williams held off a final challenge from Tory Williams with two laps to go to go to score the win.
In the second feature for the Victory Lap Late Models Powell and John Staton led the field to green this time Powell took the top spot and pulled to a three car advantage on the field. It took eighth starting Justin Williams to use the cushion again to make his way to second. Once in the runner-up spot he began putting pressure on Powell for the lead. With two to go Williams pulled to the outside of Powell in turn 1 only to have the door shut. Williams would not give up and road the cushion in turns 3 and 4 to pull even as the two came to the white. The two raced side by side all the way back to the checkers with Powell holding on at the line by .048 seconds.
In the Aaron’s Pro Late Models Neal Hudgins and David Puckett led the field to green with it going four wide into turn 2. When the smoke cleared it was Hudgins with the lead. His run at the front was short lived as third generation driver Tyler Bare took the lead on lap 2. Bare looked to be in control with Daniel Baggerly, Mark Parks, Bobby Thompson all within striking distance. Coming out of turn 4 Bare’s ride pushed up the track allowing Parks to get by and go on for the win with Thompson on his bumper for second.
In the second feature for the Aaron’s Pro Late Models Bare and Baggerly would lead the field to green with Bare taking the lead out of turn 2. Bare would lead flag to flag but would have to hold off a late charge by Baggerly to take his first career win at Virginia Motor Speedway. In qualifying Baggerly set a new division track record with a lap of 18,488 seocnds breaking his week old mark.
In the first Budweiser Modified twin Mike Reynolds and Joey Polevoy led the field to green with Reynolds securing the top spot. Reynolds would have Matt Quade trying multiple lines over the next ten laps trying to get by for the lead. On lap 10 Quade used the cushion in turn 1 to get by Reynolds for the lead and would go on to the win.
In the second Budweiser Modified feature it was all Mike Reynolds as he started on the pole and led every lap in dominating fashion to get the win with Joey Polevoy holding off matt Quade for second.
It was the same story in both Truckin Thunder Sportsman features as Hunter Shelton held off fierce challenges from Brett Adkins to take home both features. In the second twin Shelton had to come from eighth to get the win.
In the first Collision One Limited Stock Car Brian Bradley inherited the lead with leader Matthew Cook came to the pits under a caution with mechanical problems. Once out front Bradley was able to hold off David Bowler and Andrew Tarbox for the win.
In the second twin Chad Champion led the first three laps before Brandon Sandridge took the spot away with a strong pass out of turn 2. Once out front Sandridge kept a comfortable lead all the way to the checkers with Tarbox closing for second.
The speedway will take next Saturday May 10th off to celebrate Mother’s Day and return to racing Saturday May 17th for the $10,000 to win 35th Annual TireX USA 100 featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The night will also feature Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action.
Competitor gates for Saturday May 17th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.
Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 17th: Ultimate Super Late Models (50 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). Ultimate Super Late Models will run qualifying, two-25 lap qualifying races and the 50 lap feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.
Admission price for Adults $20, seniors (60+) $18; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $15, students 11 – 17 years old $10 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $30.
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.
Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway 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 TRUCKIN THUNDER SCOUT / VA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SCOUT NIGHT, SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014:
Victory Lap LateModels Twin #1 (15 laps):
A Main:1. Justin Williams, 2. Troy Williams, 3. John Staton, 4. Jared Powell, 5. Brandon Long, 6. Anthony Kincaid, 7. Derick Quade, 8. Petie Coffey, 9. David Steele, 10. Billy Hubbard, 11. Joe Ender, 12. Billy Tucker, 13. Stephen Childress, 14. Tim Shelton
Victory Lap LateModels Twin #2 (15 laps):
A Main Event Two:1. Jared Powell, 2. Justin Williams, 3. Troy Williams, 4. John Staton, 5. Brandon Long, 6. Anthony Kincaid, 7. Petie Coffey, 8. Derick Quade, 9. Joe Ender, 10. David Steele, 11. Billy Hubbard, 12. Billy Tucker, 13. Stephen Childress, 14. Tim Shelton
Fast Qualifier: John Staton – 18.091 seconds
Aaron’s Pro Late Models Twin #1 (15 Laps):
A Main:1. Mark Parks, 2. Bobby Thompson, 3. Daniel Baggerly, 4. Tyler Bare, 5. Davis Lipscombe, 6. Neal Hudgins, 7. Corey Almond, 8. Joey Coleman, 9. Paul McGinley, 10. Chad Martin, 11. David Puckett, 12. Scott Tessman, 13. Joey McClung, 14. Rudy Denke
Aaron’s Pro Late Models Twin #2 (15 Laps):
A Main Event Two:1. Tyler Bare, 2. Daniel Baggerly, 3. Bobby Thompson, 4. Joe Ender, 5. Neal Hudgins, 6. Davis Lipscombe, 7. David Puckett, 8. Scott Tessman, 9. Joey Coleman, 10. Corey Almond, 11. Chad Martin, 12. Paul McGinley, 13. Joey McClung, 14. Rudy Denke
Fast Qualifier: Daniel Baggerly – 18.488 seconds (New Track Record)
Truckin Thunder Sportsman Twin #1 (15 laps):
A Main:1. Hunter Shelton, 2. Brett Adkins 3. Hunter Ashworth, 4. Davey Pullen, 5. Macy Causey, 6. Troy Doggett, 7. Michael Hayes 8. James Snead 9. Chad Beahr, 10. Carl Vaughan, 11. Timmy Brann, 12. Corey Reid, 13. Jeremiah Marshall, 14. Matt Ashworth, 15. James Bunn, 16. Junior Carter,
Truckin Thunder Sportsman Twin #2 (15 laps):
A Main Event Two:1. Hunter Shelton, 2. Brett Adkins, 3. Junior Carter, 4. Davey Pullen, 5. James Snead, 6. Carl Vaughan, 7. Jeremiah Marshall, 8. Macy Causey, 9. Timmy Brann, 10. Michael Hayes, 11. Chad Beahr, 12. Hunter Ashworth, 13. Tim Shelton, 14. James Bunn, 15. Matt Ashworth, 16. Troy Doggett
Fast Qualifier: Hunter Shelton – 20.687 seconds.
Budweiser Modifieds Twin #1 (15 laps):
A Main:1. Matt Quade, 2. Mike Reynolds, 3. Dan Arnold, 4. Joey Polevoy, 5. Lance Grady, 6. Josh Harris, 7. Jimmy Duncan, 8. Matt Marshall, 9. Brian Maxey, 10. Travis LaRoque, 11. Aaron Harris, 12. Robbie Babb, 13. Charlie Hubbard, 14. James Sparks, 15. Jeremy Biggers, 16. Kelly Samuels, 17. Stephen Quade, 18. David Kendall
Budweiser Modifieds Twin #2 (15 laps):
A Main Event Two:1. Mike Reynolds, 2. Joey Polevoy, 3. Matt Quade, 4. Dan Arnold, 5. Matt Marshall, 6. Josh Harris, 7. Lance Grady, 8. Jimmy Duncan, 9. Travis LaRoque, 10. Aaron Harris, 11. Brian Maxey, 12. Kelly Samuels, 13. Charlie Hubbard, 14. Robbie Babb, 15. James Sparks, 16. Jeremy Biggers, 17. Stephen Quade, 18. David Kendall
Fast Qualifier: Matt Quade – 18.946 seconds. (New Track Record)
Collision One Limited Stock Cars Twin #1 (12 laps):
A Main:1. Brian Bradley, 2. David Bowler , 3. Andrew Tarbox, 4. Chris Maxey, 5. Chad Champion, 6. Brandon Sandridge, 7. Daniel Alford, 8. Benjamin Lowry, 9. Lucas Ward, 10. Stephanie Stallings, 11. Chris Champion, 12. Ryan Hutchens, 13. Matthew Cook, 14. James Givens, 15. Christopher Sibley, 16. Cole Johnston, DQ: Travis Hopkins
Collision One Limited Stock Cars Twin #2 (12 laps):
A Main Event Two:1. Brandon Sandridge, 2. Andrew Tarbox, 3. Brian Bradley, 4. Ryan Hutchens, 5. Chris Champion, 6. Chris Maxey, 7. Lucas Ward, 8. Benjamin Lowry, 9. Stephanie Stallings, 10. Chad Champion, 11. Daniel Alford, 12. Christopher Sibley, 13. David Bowler, 14. Matthew Cook, 15. James Givens, 16. Cole Johnston, 17. Travis Hopkins
Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 23.170 seconds.