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Ultimate Late Models return to Virginia Speedway

Every time the Ultimate Super Late Model Series has visited Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, the action has been unbelievable in more ways than one. At Ultimate’s first two visits to the ½-mile dirt oval in Jamaica, two and three wide racing was the norm rather than the exception.

The series returns on Saturday, July 13, and the stakes get a little higher. This year the Ultimate Super Late Model Tour will sanction the 34th Annual USA 100, one of the longest running late model events in the country.

“Ever since the event was rained out on May 18, drivers up and down the East Coast have been anxious to get back to Virginia Motor Speedway to see who will hoist the coveted eagle trophy in victory lane and add there name to the list of dirt track royalty,” said speedway general manager Clarke Sawyer.

The event will pay $10,000 to win and continue with the fan friendly format of two 25-lap qualifying races to the 50-lap “A” main.

Competitor gates will open at 4 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m. On-track activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with hot laps.

Adult tickets are $18; seniors (60-plus), $15; military, $12; students, ages 13-17, $8; children, ages 7-12, $4; and children 6 and under are admitted free. Pit passes will be $25. All tickets will be sold on the day of the event.

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 07.10.2013

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