VMS: Duncan doubles up in Modified action
$10,000-to-win USA 100 set for Saturday
|The late Donnie Smith’s modified car leads a four-wide tribute lap to the former Virginia Motor Speedway competitor at Virginia Motor Speedway Saturday. (Photo by Al Goulder)|
Jimmy Duncan of Fre-dericksburg emerged the big winner at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway as he swept both events for the Budweiser Modifieds on Collision One, Xtra 99.1 Night.
Other winners included Justin Williams in Victory Lap Late Models, David Padula in Fastrak Pro Late Models, Brett Adkins in Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Wesley Givens in Collision One Limited Stocks.
Twin races for were scheduled for each division but after the second feature for the Budweiser Modifieds rain began to fall ending the nights activities.
The first Budweiser Modified feature started with a tribute to the late Donnie Smith whose modified car paced the four-wide salute to the fans.
On the drop of the green flag, Mike Reynolds jumped out to an early lead followed closely by Jimmy Duncan, Joey Polevoy and Russell Erwin. For the first 10 laps Reynolds was able to keep Duncan and Erwin at bay, but on lap 11 Reynolds slipped just a bit in turn 2 allowing Duncan to get by the for the lead and Erwin to go by for second. Duncan then went on to take the win over Erwin with Reynolds, Polevoy and Chris Arnold rounding out the top five.
In the second feature it got three wide real quick as Jimmy Duncan, Joey Polevoy and Russell Erwin all raced out of turn 2 looking for the lead. Duncan would lead the first lap but his stay would be short lived as Erwin took over the top spot on the next lap. Two laps later Erwin would slow in turn 4 and take it to the pits, handing the lead back to Duncan. Polevoy tried several times to take away the top spot but Duncan was too strong and went on to win his second feature of the night followed by Polevoy, Chris Arnold, James Sparks and Neal Hudgins.
The speedway will return to racing Friday August 23, to host the $10,000 to win 34th annual USA 100 featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The best super Late Models drivers on the East Coast will battle for the prize money. Also see a special $1,500-to-win Modified event.
Competitor gates for Friday August 23, will open at 4 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 6 p.m. On-track activities will begin at 7 p.m. with hot laps.
Admission price for adults is $18; seniors (60-plus) $15; military (active/retired with proper I.D.), $12; students ages 13-17 years old, $8; children ages 7-12, $4; and children 6 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $35.
To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2013 schedule of events, call 804-758-1VMS or visit http://www.vamotorspeedway.com.
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