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Virginia Motor Speedway hosts MACS Saturday

The wait is finally over for one of Virginia Motor Speedway’s most anticipated events of 2009. The 30th Annual Topless USA 100 presented by the U.S. Army returns to the ½-mile dirt oval at Jamaica in Middlesex County this Saturday, August 8, and will once again be sanctioned by the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS).

The 30th edition of the USA 100 will pay a cool $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start the final 50-lap segment. After the success and popularity of last year’s event, the roofs will once again come off and the USA 100 will again be “topless.”

Track prep and facility preparations have already begun in anticipation of a stellar field of competitors. Drivers from up and down the East Coast will be making their way to the speedway for one of the area’s top paying events of the year.

The purse for Ernie Shelton’s Topless USA 100 final 50-lap segment is as follows: 1. $12,000; 2. $6,000; 3. $3,000; 4. $2,500; 5. $2,000; 6. $1,750; 7. $1,500; 8. $1,250; 9. $1,200; 10. $1,150; 11. $1,100; 12. $1,075; 13. $1,050; 14. $1,025; 15. $1,020; 16. $1,015; 17. $1,010; 18.$1,005; 19-26. $1,000. All drivers who do not transfer to the A Main from the twin-25’s will receive $200.

The format will again feature the AlturnaMATS Time Trails presented by JNJ Motorsports Media, from which a pair of 25-lap qualifiers will be developed. The first is the Sunoco Race Fuels Odd 25-lap Qualifier presented by Bazell Oil; while the second is the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Even 25-lap Qualifier presented by Big Shot Performance. From each of those events the top 12 drivers will advance straight up into the feature program.

Spectator gates open at 4 p.m.  On-track action begins at 6 p.m. with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval located on Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda. Call (804) 758-1VMS or visit http://www.vamotorspeedway.com for more information.

posted 08.05.2009

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