Speedway Increases Purse Monies in Four of Five Divisions

vmsdefault-300x141Jamaica, VA – In an era when most tracks are decreasing purses officials at Virginia Motor Speedway are pleased to announce that the purse in four of the five tracks Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions is going up.

With the early success and growth of the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division officials have introduced a new $800 to win purse for the new division. Purses in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Limited Stock divisions have also been increased starting with this weekend’s racing events.

The next event at the speedway will be the $10,000 to win 35th Annual TireX USA 100 this coming Saturday May 17th. The night’s events will also include the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Limited Stock divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday May 17th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday May 17th: ULTIMATE Super Late Models (50 Lap Feature); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps) and Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 Laps). ULTIMATE Super Late Models will run qualifying; two 25 lap qualifying races and Feature. All track divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult tickets are just $20; seniors (60+) $18; military $15; students 11 – 17 years old $10; and children 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $30. All tickets will be sold day of event.

16” coolers are welcomed but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come first served basis.

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.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

4 Comments

  1. Casie Frame May 13, 2014, 3:55 pm

    When or do you plan on having Fireworks at any of your big or special events at Virginia Motor Speedway this season? That’s always a big draw for families and kids! Since you’re not operating on July 5th, why not do something like that before the USA 100 this coming weekend! You need to add any and all the excitement you possibly can to make your big races even more special than any of your competition in the area!

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    • admin May 14, 2014, 2:51 pm

      Casie, we will have small fireworks deal during the opening lap of the USA 100 this weekend. As far as a big fireworks show, the person we had doing the fireworks is no longer with us. We are looking a finding a new person.

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  2. Casie May 17, 2014, 5:05 am

    Do you operate your short wave FM transmission of the race announcer at the track? What kind of car count you are expecting for the USA 100 (Unlimited Late Models only, for tonight’s main events)? How many out of state drivers are you expecting? What is the local forecast temperature during tonight’s actual racing time period?

    P.S. Is “Booper Bare” still driving and if so do you expect him for the USA 100 tonight?

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    • admin May 17, 2014, 12:13 pm

      Casie, we do use a short wave FM transmitter (95.5) to be able to hear the announcer. WE do not know what the car count will be, my guess would be 30 cars or so an most will be out of towners. Race time temps should be in the low 60′s to high 50′s. Booper Bare is racing but his car is not ready from what we know.

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