J. Williams, Thompson, Quade, Adkins and Givens Claim Victories

Joe Ender (5) and Bobby Thompson (51) traded the lead six times before Thompson gained control and went on to score his second win in Aaron's Pro Late Models (Al Gouder Photo)

Joe Ender (5) and Bobby Thompson (51) traded the lead six times before Thompson gained control and went on to score his second win in Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Al Gouder Photo)

Jamaica, VA – A beautiful night and a full moon led to some great racing at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. What looked to be a great three car battle for the win in the Victory Lap Late Model 25 lap feature turned into a dominating performance by Justin Williams of Shipman, VA. Williams, Tim Shelton and Walker Arthur put on a show for the fans for the first 12 laps until Williams grab control of the top spot and went on to his sixth win of the season.

Also getting wins were Bobby Thompson (Aaron’s Pro Late Models), Matt Quade (Budweiser Modified), Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and James Givens (Collision One Limited Stock Car).

Tim Shelton and John Staton led the Victory Lap Late Models to the green with Shelton leading the first circuit with Walker Arhtur, John Staton and Justin Williams in tow. On lap 3 Arthur and Williams battled side by side for second just off the bumper of Shelton. On lap 8 Shelton got crossed up and almost got run over by Williams and Arthur. Williams was able to take second at the line. On lap 10 Williams got inside Shelton and the two raced side by side with Shelton holding to the lead by inches. On lap12 Williams finally took over the lead. Once out front Williams was able to run his preferred line and pulled away for his sixth win of the season. John Staton, Anthony Kincaid, Petir Coffey and Buck Roadcap rounded out the top five.

In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature Joe Ender and Jimmy Duncan led the field to green with Ender taking the lead with Bobby Thompson in close pursuit. Thompson worked inside Ender out of turn 4 to lead the first lap by inches over Ender. Ender would take back the lead out of turn 2 but Thompson stayed to his inside. The two exchanged the lead a total of 6 times before Thompson took control on lap 18. Daniel Baggerly and Tyler Bare battled for second over the remaining laps allowing Thompson to get away for his third win of the season. Baggerly, Bare, Walker Arthur and Neal Hudgins rounded out the top five.

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Matt Quade took over the top spot from Joey Polevoy on lap 14 and then checked out on the field to score his eighth win of the season. Polevoy and Kelly Samuels led the field to green with Polevoy getting the led out of turn 2. Eighth starting Quade methodically worked his way through the field using the restarts on several cautions to perfection. On the lap 12 restart Qaude got inside Polevoy and then finally took the lead on lap 14. Once out front Quade stretched the lead out to over a full straight and to the win. Polevoy, Brian Maxey, Josh Harris and Matt Marshall rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder 25 lap feature Carl Vaughan and Davey Pullen led the field to green with Pullen taking control out of turn 2 for the lead with Junior Carter and Brett Adkins in close pursuit. On lap 5 Adkins got by Carter for second and began closing in on Pullen. On lap 11 Adkins drove around Pullen for the lead. Once out front Adkins cruised to his second win of the season. Matt Ashworth, Junior Carter, Jeremiah Marshall and Timmy Brann rounded out the top five.

In caution filled Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature James Givens held off Brandon Sandridge in a green, white checkered finish for his second win of the season. Chris Maxey and Shawn Otey led the field to green with Otey leading the first circuit. The races first caution came out on the next lap when third running Chris Maxey spun in turn 4 with the rest of the field doing a great job to avoid him. Several more cautions marred the event before the race got into a rhythm. On lap 5 James Givens drove around the outside of Otey for the lead. A late caution led to a tow lap shootout for the win. On the restart Givens was able to hold off Sandridge for the win. Sandridge, Chris Champion, Ryan Hutchens and Chris Maxey rounded out the top five.

The speedway will take next weekend off and return to racing on Saturday July 26th for VA National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in the fan favorite “Twin Race” format. All five Virginia National Guard Dirt Series divisions will run two features each making for an exciting night of racing. To honor our military the speedway will admit all military personnel active or retired with proper ID free.

The night’s events will honor the eleven Virginia Army National Guard soldiers lost in combat.

The Virginia Army National Guard will have several displays of which will include a special wrapped race car, designed by high school students, honoring those lost in combat. Also on hand will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s #88 National Guard Chevrolet for fans to see up close and get pictures. A pit crew challenge will also be on hand for fans to test their tire changing skills.

Competitor gates for Saturday July 26th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps and features will start at 8pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (Twin 15 Laps); Aaron’s Pro Late Models (Twin 15 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.) FREE, 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.

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.

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

RACE RESULTS FOR SATURDAY JULY 12, 2014:

Victory Lap Late Models (30 laps):
A Main:1. Justin Williams (Shipman, VA), 2. John Staton (Chesapeake, VA), 3. Anthony Kincaid (Hayes, VA), 4. Petie Coffey (Waynesboro, VA), 5. Buck Roadcap (Waynesboro, VA), 6. Tim Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA), 7. Billy Hubbard (Cobbs Creek, VA), 8. Walker Arthur (Forest, VA), 9. Stephen Childress (St. Stephens Church, VA), 10. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 11. Tommy Weese (Colerain, NC),

Fast Qualifier: Billy Hubbard – 18.687 seconds

Aaron’s Pro Late Models (25 Laps):
A Main: 1. Bobby Thompson, 2. Daniel Baggerly (Rural Retreat, VA), 3. Tyler Bare (Rockbridge Baths, VA), 4. Walker Arthur (Forest, VA), 5. Neal Hudgins (Grimstead, VA), 6. Davis Lipscombe (Mechanicsville, VA), 7. Mike Wharton (Greenwood, DE), 8. Corey Almond (Appomattox, VA), 9. Chad Martin (Gloucester, VA), 10. Joe Ender (Glen Allen, VA), 11. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 12. Brad Rigdon (Chesapeake, VA), 13. Joey Coleman (Appomattox, VA), 14. David Puckett (King George, VA),

Fast Qualifier: Walker Arthur – 19.181 seconds

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps):
A Main:1. Brett Adkins (Gloucester, VA), 2. Matt Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. Junior Carter (Mechanicsville, VA), 4. Jeremiah Marshall (Stuarts Draft, VA), 5. Timmy Brann (Warsaw, VA), 6. Michael Hayes (Ruther Glen, VA), 7. Chad Beahr (Mechanicsville, VA), 8. Macy Causey (Seaford, VA), 9. Carl Vaughan (Chesapeake, VA), 10. Davey Pullen (New Kent, VA), 11. Hunter Ashworth (Mechanicsville, VA), 12. James Snead (Fredericksburg, VA), 13. Hunter Shelton (Fredericksburg, VA),

Fast Qualifier: Hunter Shelton – 21.347 seconds

Budweiser Modifieds (25 laps):
A Main:1. Matt Quade (Mechanicsville, MD), 2. Joey Polevoy (Powhatan, VA), 3. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 4. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 5. Matt Marshall (Stuarts Draft, VA), 6. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 7. Page Harrison (Jetersville, VA), 8. Aaron Harris (Richmond, VA), 9. Lance Grady (Richmond, VA), 10. Kelly Samuels (Chesterfield, VA),

Fast Qualifier: Matt Quade – 20.010 seconds

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps):
A Main:1. James Givens (Highland Springs, VA), 2. Brandon Sandridge (Mechanicsville, VA), 3. Chris Champion (Bumpass, VA), 4. Ryan Hutchens (Providence Forge, VA), 5. Chris Maxey (King George, VA), 6. Matthew Cook (Richmond, VA), 7. Chad Champion (Beaverdam, VA), 8. Benjamin Lowry (Mechanicsville, VA), 9. Christopher Sibley (Hartfield, VA), 10. David Bowler (Gloucester, VA), 11. Shawn Otey (Aylett, VA), 12. Brian Bradley (Hopewell, VA), 13. Stephanie Stallings (Gloucester, VA), 14. Cole Johnston (Gloucester, VA), 15. Travis Hopkins (Spotsylvania, VA),

Fast Qualifier: Matthew Cook – 23.377 seconds

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