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‘Salute to the Fallen’ tribute is Saturday at speedway

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns back to racing this Saturday, July 27, to host Virginia Army National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” tribute night featuring all four Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions in action. The night’s events will honor the 11 Virginia Army National Guard soldiers lost in combat.

The Virginia Army National Guard will have several displays, including a special wrapped race car honoring those lost in combat. The night will also be an opportunity to help raise funds for two charities that support returning heroes—The Wounded Warrior Project and The Some Gave All Foundation.

The admission price for adults is $12; seniors (60-plus), $10; military (active/retired with proper ID), $8; students ages 13-17, $6; children ages 7 to 12, $4; and children age 6 and under, admitted free. VMS offers 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. Fans can bring their portable radio headsets and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA member track affiliate, is a 1/2-mile dirt oval on Route 17 at Jamaica, eight miles north of Saluda.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2013 schedule of events, call 804-758-1VMS or visit

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 07.24.2013

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