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Virginia Motor Speedway News

Brett Adkins of Gloucester celebrated his sixth win of the season in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division at Virginia Motor Speedway at Jamaica last Saturday. (Photo by Al Goulder)

After three consecutive rainouts, Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway finally had a beautiful night to race as it hosted Virginia Army National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night to a very large and enthusiastic crowd last Saturday. All divisions competed in twin events.

The night started with a very moving tribute to the 10 Virginia Army National Guard soldiers that have died in combat.

Feature event winners for the night included Justin Williams and Walker Arthur in Victory Lap Late Models; Daniel Baggerly swept both events in the Fastrak Pro Late Models; Brett Adkins and Hunter Shelton in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman; Bret Hamilton and Matt Quade in Budweiser Modifieds; and Brian Maxey and Wesley Givens in Collision One Limited Stocks.

In the first feature for the Victory Lap Late Models/Fastrak Pro Late Models, Justin Williams grabbed the lead right off the green flag. The racing behind Williams was intense for second on back but no one had anything for Williams as he cruised to his second victory of the season. Billy Tucker, Walker Arthur, Troy Williams and John Staton rounded out the top five.

The second Victory Lap Late Model feature was a bit different. Scott Adams and Staton led the field to green with Adams taking control out of turn 2. It looked as if Adams was set on cruise control but Arthur had a different idea. Arthur worked his way to second by lap 6 and caught Adams as the two raced into turn 1. Arthur dove under Adams and completed a textbook slide job to take over the top spot. Once out front, Arthur cruised to the win while the rest of the field battled for position. Troy Williams, Justin Williams, Darryl Hills and Adams rounded out the top five.

The speedway will take this weekend off and return to racing Saturday, August 10, to host week eight of Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series action. 

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

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posted 07.31.2013

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