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Fall Classic press release for Natural Bridge Speedway Oct. 2, 2011

Showtime Steve Shaver Wins Fall Classic

The 2011 season at Natural Bridge Speedway is officially in the record books. The Sunoco Fall Classic brought the curtain down on the 2011 season this past weekend. Mother Nature made her presence known this past weekend as rain postponed action on Saturday night. The feature events were then rescheduled for Sunday afternoon. Fans braved the cool, windy conditions Sunday afternoon highly anticipating the biggest event of the year at Natural Bridge Speedway. When the checkered flag flew on the sixth annual Sunoco Fall Classic it was Vienna, West Virginia’s Steve Shaver going to victory lane. Shaver picked up over $9,500 for his win.

Five divisions were on hand to compete in the 2011 Fall Classic. Preliminary events were held on Friday night and the pure stock division ran their feature event. Fourteen pure stock drivers signed into the pit area looking to end their season on a high note in victory lane. Lee Brooks and Eddie Moran brought the field to the green flag with Brooks grabbing the lead as the field entered turn one. Brooks has been a stout competitor in the pure stock division all season long and entered this weekend’s action on a hot streak. Brooks and Moran would battle for the lead throughout the twenty-five lap feature event. Brooks maintained a several car length lead most of the event. Moran was never able to seriously challenge Brooks for the win. Brooks cruised to his sixth win of the season. Moran held on for second, followed by Howard Hall, Eric Shifflett, and Tyler McDonaldson.

The Steel Block late models were the first feature to hit the speedway Sunday afternoon. Greg Roberson has been one of the hottest drivers in steel block competition in the region. He recently made history when he became the first driver in history to win back-to-back Steel Block Bandit features. Roberson’s weekend started off with the Waynesboro driver setting fast time among the late model drivers. Roberson went on to win the first preliminary heat race to earn the pole position for the forty-lap feature event. Roberson and Winchester’s Trevor Features brought the field to the green flag with Roberson getting the edge as the field roared towards turn one. Roberson opened up a comfortable lead in the open laps and seemed poised to add to his 2011 win total. However, Feathers had other ideas. As the two leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap twenty-four, Feathers pounced on the opportunity to make a move. Feathers used a lapped car to trap Roberson and moved ahead to lead lap twenty-five. Feathers, a second generation driver, led the final fifteen laps to win the steel block portion of the Fall Classic. Roberson held on for second. Gerald Davis advanced several positions to take third. Natural Bridge Speedway 2011 late model track champion, Justin Williams, finished fourth. Booper Bare, who started fifteenth on the starting grid, advanced ten positions to round out the top five.

Drivers from all over the mid-Atlantic were on hand to battle for the super late model winner’s check. Preliminary events were held on Friday night. Ronnie Dehaven, Jr., Jamie Lathroum, and Scott LeBarron were heat race winners. Brian Tavenner was victorious in the last chance race. Steve Shaver won the Dash for Cash. By virtue of winning the Dash for Cash, Shaver earned the right to start on the pole for the fifty-lap main event. Shaver and two-time defending champion of the Fall Classic, Jamie Lathroum started on the front row. At the drop of the green flag Shaver got the advantage and took control of the race. Daytime racing always presents a tricky racing surface as a number of drivers experienced trouble on the 3/8’s mile oval. Several early cautions kept the leaders in check. However, with each restart Shaver and Lathroum distanced themselves from the field. At one point the two leaders were nearly a half lap ahead of the rest of the field. Lathroum stayed glued to the back bumper of Shaver and at times seemed to have the better of the two cars.

Though positions stayed relatively the same at the top of the leader board, the racing action was fierce throughout the field. Lathroum had his best shot at making a move on Shaver as the two drivers encountered lapped traffic midway through the event. As the two drivers exited turn two, Lathroum made a run at Shaver on the bottom of the speedway. The two made slight contact in turns three and four but both drivers straightened out their machines and continued on without losing a position. Several late race cautions gave Shaver a clean race track as he raced to the checkers to claim his first win at Natural Bridge Speedway and his first Fall Classic triumph. Shaver led every lap to take home a $1000 in lap money, making his weekend total $9,500. Lathroum settled for second after his race long battle for the win. Jeremy Miller, who won the Three State Flyers race at Natural Bridge earlier in the season, made a late race move on DJ Myers to claim the third position. Myers right rear tire went flat in the closing laps dropping him to a twelfth place finish. Ronnie Dehaven, Jr., who was the fastest qualifier among all super-late model entrants, crossed the stripe in fourth. Booper Bare scored his second top five finish of the night as he rounded out he top five.

Former sportsman track champion, Mike Bryant, was awarded the sportsman victory when apparent winner Michael Taylor failed a post race inspection. Bryant started fifth in the field and patiently worked his way towards the front. Bryant moved into the runner-up spot on lap eleven and set his sights on Taylor. Taylor was consistent and smooth and Bryant never was able to close the gap on Taylor’s big lead. Taylor debuted a beautiful new sportsman car for this event but a failed post race inspection spoiled his victory celebration. Bryant was scored the winner, followed by Steve Landrum, Ricky Fox, Todd Campbell, and Ronnie Martin, Jr.

In the final event of the afternoon, Bobby Thompson dominated the street stock event. Thompson started on the pole and led every lap winning by more than five seconds over David Brogan. It took just under eight minutes for Thompson to complete the twenty-five lap feature event. Thompson picked up $400 for his victory. Brogan, Earl Brooks, Danny Bryant, and Lee Brooks rounded out the top five finishers.

Natural Bridge Speedway will honor its track champions at their annual awards banquet tentatively scheduled for Saturday night January 14, 2012. Fans may visit www.nbspeedway.com  for banquet information.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sept. 25, 2011 Results

Champions Crowned at Natural Bridge Speedway


The curtain fell on the 2011 regular season at Natural Bridge Speedway Sunday afternoon. All the battles have been fought and the season long war has been won for the champions in each of the five divisions. All eyes now turn to the Sunoco Fall Classic coming up this weekend where one super late model driver will walk away with the $8,000 winner’s check.

In the street stock division Michael Taylor entered the final race with a comfortable lead in the point standings. With eight wins on the season all Taylor had to do was start the final points race to claim the 2011 street stock championship. Only three drivers have won street stock features this season. Terry Dame won a feature event early in the season with Taylor and Bobby Thompson winning all other features this season. Thompson jumped to the early lead Sunday afternoon with Taylor working his way to the front from his sixth starting spot. Once Taylor made his way to the runner-up spot a classic battle ensued with Thompson for the win. Thompson was able to hold off Taylor until lap 22 when Taylor had position entering turn one. As the two raced off turn number two Thompson lost control of his car and spun bringing out the caution. Taylor moved to the lead and ended the season with his ninth win. Following Taylor across the stripe were Charles Wyant, David Brogan, Earl Brooks, and Lester Lyons. Michael Taylor is the 2011 street stock track champion.

Eric Groah, Shad Cooper, and Robert Steen have battled all season atop the sportsman division standings. Groah, a second generation driver looking to follow in his fathers footsteps, came up short in his quest for the championship last season but was in championship mode the entire 2011 season. Groah entered the afternoon with an eighteen point lead over Cooper. With only eight cars on hand for the final points race, Groah only needed to start the feature event to win the championship. Groah charged from his fifth starting spot to take the lead from Steve Landrum on lap six. Once in front Groah mashed the pedal and took the checkers over a second ahead of Dakota Riggleman. Shad Cooper, Eddie Gibson, and Landrum rounded out the top five. Groah capped off his championship season in victory lane for the eighth time in 2011.

Justin Williams has been one of the hottest late model drivers in the area this season. Williams had five wins on the season including the biggest win of his early career in a Steel Block Bandits event. Williams entered Sunday afternoon’s action with a seventeen point lead over Chris Barger. Barger’s chase for the championship would end early as he suffered a suspension problem on the pace lap and took his machine pit side to the attention of his crew. He would return but was scored a lap down to the leaders. David Bennett made it three in a row Sunday afternoon in the late model division. Bennett wasted little time taking charge of the event. Bennett took the lead on lap four and held off a hard charging David Watts for the win. Watts challenged Bennett the entire event and briefly would edge out in front but never managed to clear Bennett for the lead. Bennett, Watts, Justin Williams, Philip Woods, and Tim Stalnaker were the top five finishers. Williams, driving in his first full season in the late model division, claimed the track championship.

The pure stock championship had already been determined before the final event hit the racetrack. Ronnie Martin, Jr. entered the final event with an insurmountable thirty-nine point lead. His closest competitor, Howard Hall, led the final twenty-three laps to claim the victory and collect all thirty championship points to secure second place in the final standings. Jennings Vest had one of his best races of the season coming home second. The 2011 track champion, Ronnie Martin, crossed the line in third. Seth Whorley finished fourth and Lee Brooks was fifth.

Though Jeremy Pooley had a fifteen point lead over Brian Newton heading into the final day of racing the points battle was far from over. The All-American division was featured in twin fifteen lap feature events. Each feature offered up crucial points in the chase for the championship. In the first feature, Mike Lawhorne was the early leader until a flat tire handed the lead to Jeff Mays. Though the feature was caution filled, Mays was flawless on each restart and led the final ten laps for the victory. Brandon Link, Ryan Kassab, Jeremy Pooley, and James Campbell rounded out the top five.

The starting line-up for feature number two was set by points. Corey and Glen Almond started on the front row. Corey Almond got the early jump and looked as if he was headed to victory lane for the first time in his early career. However, Brandon Link had other ideas. Link moved into second on lap twelve and one lap later made the winning move on Almond for the victory. Following Link to the checkers were Jeff Mays, Corey Almond, Jeremy Pooley, and Brian Newton. With two top five finishes, Jeremy Pooley claimed the 2011 All-American championship.

The Sunoco Fall Classic for the Super Late Models will close out the 2011 racing season this Friday and Saturday night, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. Many of the top regional drivers, from states near and far, will be on hand to compete for the $8,000 winner’s check. Also on the racing program will be the Steel Block late models competing for $1,500 and the sportsman division competing for $500. Gates will open at the speedway at 4:00; driver’s meeting at 6:00, and on track activities beginning at 6:15. Check the Natural Bridge Speedway website at www.nbspeedway.com  for complete details about the 2011 Sunoco Fall Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sept 17, 2011 Results

Bennett Goes Back to Back at Natural Bridge Speedway


On a cool, crisp fall-like night fifty-four competitors signed into the pit area to do battle in the next to last regular season event. With only one points race remaining in the 2011 season, each and every position on the speedway loomed huge in the points standings. Natural Bridge Speedway hosted five divisions of racing this past Saturday night. The starting line-ups for all divisions were determined using the current point standings with the top six drivers in the standings inverted.

Michael Taylor came into Saturday nights racing action with a twenty-six point lead over David Brogan in the street stock standings. If any driver had a thirty point lead at the end of the night they would be the 2011 champion no matter what happened in the final points race. Taylor started sixth by virtue of being the point leader. Taylor wasted little time working his way to the front of the field. By lap four Taylor was already running in the runner-up spot and began pressuring the veteran Lester Lyons for the lead. It took Taylor just three laps to make the winning move on Lyons. Taylor drove his machine to the bottom of turn one and as Taylor and Lyons raced off of turn two Lyons lost control of his machine. Lyons spun and collected the cars of Bobby Thompson, Timmy Simmons, Earl Brooks, and Charles Wyant. Taylor took control of the event and went on to lead the final nineteen laps. Taylor’s win gives him a twenty-nine point lead heading into the final points race. Taylor just needs to start the final race to claim the street stock championship. Taylor, Wyant, David Brogan, Thompson, and Stephen Campbell were the top five finishers.

Todd Campbell used his front row starting position to take the lead on lap one and never looked back in the sportsman feature event. Though Campbell led every lap it was not quite that easy. Campbell had to hold off a hard charging Eric Groah in the closing laps to take the victory. Groah started sixth and moved past Randy Gardner on lap seven for the runner-up spot. Groah was nearly a half lap behind but closed the gap on Campbell as each lap clicked off on the scoreboard. Two late race cautions allowed Groah to close up on the back bumper of Campbell but Groah was not able to make a move for the win. Campbell went on to claim his sixth win of the season. Groah settled for second, followed by Gardner, Shad Cooper, and Ken Nelson, Jr. Groah heads into the final event with an eighteen point lead over Cooper.

David Bennett went to victory lane two weeks ago and repeated that feat Saturday night to win back to back features, excluding last week’s Steal Block Bandit event, in the late model division. Bennett started third on the grid but was first by the end of lap one. Chris Barger moved up from his fifth starting spot into the runner-up spot on lap two. Barger seemed to have something for Bennett until he had to fend off current point leader Justin Williams. Williams moved past Barger on lap eight and started closing on Bennett. Bennett used the extreme low groove early in the event but was continuously searching for a faster groove. Bennett moved up a groove and started driving away from Williams. Williams was able to close the gap when the leaders entered lapped traffic but Williams was not able to wrestle the lead away from a determined Bennett. The top five were Bennett, Williams, Barger, Walker Arthur, and Tim Stalnaker. Williams holds a seventeen point lead over Barger heading into next Sunday’s finale.

Ben Hamilton led the opening lap of the pure stock feature event. Lee Brooks then took the lead on a lap two restart and started stretching out his lead. After leading the opening lap, Hamilton found himself in trouble on lap four when he lost control of his machine on the front stretch. Hamilton spun sideways into Todd Garrett who crashed hard into the turn one guardrail. Chris Mays was also collected in the accident with all three cars suffering heavy damage. The last twenty-one laps ran caution free with Brooks winning by two and a half seconds over Howard Hall. Ronnie Martin was third, followed by Jennings Vest and Glenn Floyd. Ronnie Martin, Jr. now holds a thirty-nine point lead in the standings and will be the 2011 pure stock champion no matter what happens in the final point race.

Eleven All-American competitors took the green flag with Brandon Link jumping to the lead from his front row starting spot. Brain Newton and Jeff Mays battled for second spot until the two made contact in turn three on lap eleven. Both drivers spun and were sent to the rear of the field. Jeremy Pooley then took over the second spot and battled with Link for the lead lap after lap. Pooley held the runner-up spot until lap eighteen when Newton made his way back from the rear of the field to overtake Pooley. Link went on to claim the victory over Newton, Pooley, Mike Lawhorne, and Donald Keesee. Pooley holds a fifteen point lead over Newton heading into the final points race.

Natural Bridge Speedway will crown the division champions next Sunday afternoon when the speedway hosts the final points race of the season. The All-American division will run twin fifteen lap feature events. Gates are scheduled to open at 1 pm with the driver’s meeting taking place at 3 pm. The Sunoco Fall Classic is scheduled for Friday night September 30th and Saturday night October 1st. The super late models will compete in a 50-lap feature event paying $8,000 to the winner. The steel block late models will are also scheduled to compete in a 40-lap feature paying $1500 to the winner. Gates will open both days at 4 pm. Fans may visit www.nbspeedway.com  for more information.
 

 

 

 

 

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Sept. 10, 2011 Results

Roberson Picks Up Historic Win At Natural Bridge Speedway


The Steel Block Bandit late model series made its third and final visit to Natural Bridge Speedway this past Saturday night. The Bandits were completing a double-header weekend in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The previous night the series competed at Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, VA. Greg Roberson claimed the victory in night number one and headed to Natural Bridge looking to become the first driver in the history of the series to win back to back features.

Lady Luck continued to ride with the Waynesboro wheelman known as the “Rocketman” as he drew the pole position for the first preliminary heat race for the Bandit drivers. The winner of the first heat race earns the pole position for the main event. Roberson picked up where he left off the night before easily winning the first heat race earning the number one starting position as he looked to make history. Other heat race winners were Pennsylvania’s Rick Singleton and Rockbridge Baths own Booper Bare.

Roberson and Singleton brought the twenty-four car field to the green flag with Roberson getting the lead as the cars entered the first turn. Bare also made his way past Singleton on the opening lap and settled into the runner-up spot. Roberson flexed his muscle early and pulled away from Bare and the rest of the field. The caution flag waved on lap twelve for the first time when Matt Cosner suffered a mechanical failure. The field would bunch up behind Roberson for the restart and again he showed he was the man to beat as he opened up a comfortable lead.

The middle stage of the race saw a long green flag run. Roberson encountered lapped traffic which gave Bare a brief window of opportunity to make his move. Bare closed within a car length of Roberson as the two entered heavy lapped traffic. However, the caution flag would wave once again giving Roberson a clean race track in front of him. It was much of the same on each restart. Roberson, Bare, and the top five would stretch out and settle into their respective positions. The final caution flag would wave on lap thirty one for current Steel Block Bandit point leader, Walker Arthur, as he spun his machine off the race track in turn two.

Roberson had no trouble with the final restart and went on to win for the second night in a row. The victory was worth $2,000 making his weekend total worth $4,000. The historic win for Roberson was popular among the large crowd on hand as local drivers claimed victory in all three Steel Block Bandits races at Natural Bridge in 2011. Booper Bare settled for second. Current Natural Bridge Speedway late model point leader, Justin Williams came home third. Two Winchester, VA drivers Wes Bonebrake and Tanner Kerr rounded out the top five.

The Steel Block Bandit point race tightens up with just two races remaining to settle the championship. Walker Arthur entered the night thirty four points ahead of Booper Bare. Arthur’s late race spin relegated him to an eleventh place finish. Bare’s runner-up finish unofficially moves him within eight points of Arthur. The series returns to action at Alleghany County Speedway October 14 & 15.

After taking the Labor Day weekend off to spend time with family and friends Bobby Thompson led flag to flag to claim his fifth win of the season. The lone caution flag would wave on lap four for Michael Taylor when smoke and fluid poured from underneath his machine. Taylor entered the night with a thirty four point lead over David Brogan. Thompson pulled away from the field on the restart and raced to a six second victory over Neil Murray. Brogan came home third and slightly cut into Taylor’s point lead with just two point races remaining. Charles Wyant and Tom Guthrie rounded out the top five.

The sportsman feature event was settled on the next to the last lap when Eric Groah used lapped traffic to make the winning move on Ricky Fox. Robert Steen led the first fourteen laps before giving up the lead to Ricky Fox. Groah also made his way around Steen and looked like he would have to settle for second as the laps clicked off. Fox and Groah encountered lap traffic in the closing laps. Groah used the machine of Eddie Gibson as a pick and moved passed Fox coming to the white flag. Groah led the final two laps to win the thrilling event. Fox settled for second, followed by Steen, Todd Campbell, and Shad Cooper.

Ronnie Martin, Jr. became the second division point leader to suffer a serious problem during the pure stock feature event. Martin crashed hard into the turn one wall on the final lap severely damaging his race car. Martin entered the night with a forty-three point lead over Howard Hall. Hall did what he had to do to on this night taking the feature win. Hall led flag to flag and held off a hard charging Lee Brooks to pick up his third win of the season. Todd Garrett turned in another solid run to finish third. Johnny Deal also had a top five finish coming home fourth. Although Martin crashed on the final lap he was still credited with a fifth place finish.

It took just over ten minutes for Jeff Mays to complete the twenty-lap All-American feature to claim his fifth win of the season. Mays started on the pole and led every lap to win by nearly two seconds over Brandon Link. Brian Newton, Jeremy Pooley, and Mike Lawhorne were the top five finishers. Mays and Newton trail Pooley in the point standings as the season draws to a close. Pooley entered the night with a seventeen point lead over Newton and a twenty-five point lead over Mays. Pooley’s fourth place finish helps him maintain a comfortable point lead.

Natural Bridge Speedway will have regular feature events for all five divisions coming up this Saturday night. Gates are scheduled to open at 4:00 p.m. with the driver’s meeting beginning at 6:00. Fans will want to make a sure their calendars are marked for Sunday, September 25th when Natural Bridge Speedway will crown its season point champions with the final point race of the 2011 season. The All-American cars will run two fifteen lap feature events. The Sunoco Fall Classic is just around the corner. The $8,000 to win super late model special event will be held on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sept. 5, 2011

Bennett Celebrates Holiday Weekend in Victory Lane at NBS


The arrival of Labor Day weekend traditionally signifies the end of the summer season. It also means the racing season is headed down the home stretch. Natural Bridge Speedway has just three regular weekends of racing left before hosting the Sunoco Fall Classic to bring the curtain down on the 2011 racing season. The speedway hosted five divisions of racing plus the AMRA open wheel modified cars made their final appearance of the season this past Saturday night.

The night started with two preliminary heat races for the AMRA open wheel modifieds. Heat race victories went to Chris Arnold and Gary Conner. Arnold and Conner earned the front row for the twenty-five lap feature event. At the drop of the green flag it was Russell Erwin who blasted from his third place starting position into the lead before the field entered turn number one. Erwin used the extreme bottom line around the speedway to open up a huge lead over the rest of the field. Arnold and Conner were the only other drivers who managed to stay on the same lap as Erwin. Erwin crossed the stripe over thirteen seconds ahead of Arnold. Rounding out the top five were Conner, Stephen Bryant, and Tim Schulte. The win was Erwin’s third victory in four appearances this season at Natural Bridge Speedway.

Lester Lyons seemed poised to claim his first victory of the season in the street stock feature event until Michael Taylor made a daring outside move in the final laps to return to victory lane for the first time in nearly two months. Lyons and Ken Nelson led the field to the green flag with Lyons jumping to the lead down the front straightaway. The entire field stayed nose to tail throughout the first half of the race. Nearing the halfway mark things started to get interesting. First Scottie Hostetter and David Brogan made contact with Hostetter slamming the front stretch wall. Hostetter was finished for the night as Brogan continued on but later dropped from contention. The caution gave everyone a chance to catch their breath entering the second half of the race. Lyons, Nelson, and Charles Wyant held the top three positions for most of the event. On lap fifteen Michael Taylor began making his move. Taylor first passed Wyant and one lap later Taylor went from third to first with an awesome outside move. Once in front Taylor drove away from the field to claim his eighth win of the season. Lyons, Nelson, Tom Guthrie, and Wyant were the top five finishers.

Eric Groah passed Robert Steen on lap three and cruised to his sixth win of the season. It took Groah just under ten minutes to complete the twenty five lap feature event. A single caution flag was Groah’s only obstacle in capturing the checkered flag. Robert Steen, who led the first two laps, held on to finish second. Shad Cooper, driving a back-up car after destroying his primary car two weeks ago, finished third. Eddie Gibson and Ron Miller rounded out the five car field. Unofficially, Groah now holds an eleven point lead over Cooper with three races remaining.

David Bennett was the fastest qualifier among fifteen late models on hand Saturday night. It was a sign of things to come for Bennett. Bennett made an outside pass with two laps to go on Chris Barger to claim his third victory of the season. Bennett’s last victory came back on June 11th. Ricky Knight, Timmy Stalnaker, and Bennett held down the top three spots for most of the feature event. Justin Williams then started making some noise as he marched to the front of the field. Williams and Bennett battled for the third position with Williams finally taking the spot on lap twenty-three. It took four laps for Williams to move past Stalnaker and set his sights on Knight. On lap twenty-nine Williams and Knight made contact in turn two but both drivers saved their machines and continued on. Williams was credited with leading lap thirty just as the caution flag waved. Under caution Knight and Williams heatedly discussed the previous contact. Knight ended up with a flat left rear tire while Williams was sent to the rear of the field for contact under caution. Barger inherited the lead but was not able to fend off Bennett for the win. David Puckett, Charles Wyant, and Justin Williams rounded out the top five.

Ronnie Martin, Howard Hall, Johnny Deal, and Lee Brooks battled for the win in the pure stock feature before Brooks passed Martin on lap nineteen for the win. The pure stock field put on a great show for the fans as any number of the top runners could make a move at any time. Martin was smooth, Hall was challenging, and Brooks was charging. Brooks passed Hall on lap seventeen as the two made slight contact. Two laps later, Brooks made the winning pass on Martin and went on to lead the final six laps. The top five were Brooks, Martin, Hall, Daniel Barbour, and Deal.

Brian Newton currently sits second in the All-American point standings. His season has been filled with ups and downs but Saturday night all the pieces came together and Newton picked up his third win of the season. Newton had not visited victory lane since June 4th. Chad Bryant led the first three laps of the race before giving way to Mike Lawhorne. Lawhorne took over the lead was settled into his groove. Newton chased Lawhorne throughout the twenty-lap event and as the two came to the white flag Newton dove to the inside of Lawhorne. Newton used the inside groove to his advantage and grabbed the victory from Lawhorne on the final lap. Brandon Link, Jeff Mays, and Glen Almond rounded out the top five.

The Steel Block Bandit Late Model Series will make their final visit to Natural Bridge Speedway this Saturday night, September 10. Drivers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Carolina are expected to invade the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to compete for the $2,000 winner’s check. Gates will open this weekend at 3:30 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Natural Bridge Speedway regulars have claimed victories in the first two Steel Block Bandits features earlier this season. Walker Arthur enters this weekends racing action with a thirty four point cushion over Booper Bare in the point standings. Fans may visit www.nbspeedway.com  for more details.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug. 22, 2011

Brooks Wins Pure Stock Special Event

The sounds of football pads crashing together and the sight of yellow buses on the road could only signal one thing, fall is just around the corner. With only four point races remaining in the 2011 season Natural Bridge Speedway is preparing to bring the season to an end. This past Saturday night the speedway hosted a thirty-lap pure stock special event. The night’s winners were Lee Brooks, Justin Williams, Bobby Thompson, Todd Campbell, and Jeremy Pooley.

Both the late models and pure stock drivers competed in hot lap qualifying prior to the nights racing action. Justin Williams turned the fasted lap among the late model drivers with a time of 15.929, just under 86 mph. Williams drew a number five for the inversion which placed him back in the inside of row three on the starting grid. Johnny Deal was the fasted qualifier of the eleven competitors on hand for the pure stock event. Deal clocked in at 19.596 seconds with an average speed of just under 70 mph. Deal drew a number three for the pure stock inversion. Deal’s fast time was the only good news for him Saturday night as he would fail a post race inspection following the pure stock feature resulting in a disqualification.

The street stock division was the first feature of the night. Lester Lyons and David Brogan brought the field to the green flag. Lyons got the jump and led the field into turn one. Brogan battled back off of turn two and overtook Lyons for the lead down the back stretch. While Brogan was pacing the field, Bobby Thompson and Michael Taylor were working their way to the front of the field. Thompson, coming off three straight victories, started sixth and moved into the runner-up spot on lap ten. Thompson then used a restart to dive to the inside of Brogan heading out of turn number two. Brogan battled Thompson for nearly a half lap before giving up the lead coming to complete lap eleven. Once out in front Thompson opened up a huge lead. Only the caution flag could slow Thompson down. Taylor moved into second on lap eighteen and started closing the gap on Thompson but could not chase him down in the closing laps. The victory was Thompson’s fourth victory in a row. Taylor was second, followed by Brogan, Tom Guthrie, and Lyons.

Michael Alderman and Ricky Knight were on the front row for the late model feature. Knight, making his return to the speedway since a violent crash destroyed the rear of his machine, jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag. It would only take Justin Williams seven laps to make his way to the front of the field from his fifth starting position. Williams first looked to the outside of Knight entering turn three but then dove to the inside of Knight off of turn four for the lead. Once in front Williams opened up nearly a half track lead on the rest of the field. A late race caution on lap twenty-nine gave Knight one last shot at Williams but Williams was too stout and went on to claim his fifth win of the season. Knight held on for second after tangling with Alderman late in the feature event. Tim Stalnaker, currently second in the point standings, had yet another solid finish crossing the stripe in third. Chris Barger, of Buena Vista, was fourth and Philip Woods rounded out the top five.

Fans eagerly awaited the ever popular pure stock division for their thirty-lap special event. Lee Brooks used his outside front row starting spot to take the lead as the green flag waved. Ronnie Martin, Jr. brought out the first caution on lap five when he slipped high and went off the racing surface in turns three and four. Martin’s bad luck was just beginning as he would blow an engine late in the race and drop from contention. Lee Brooks led flag to flag to claim the $300 winner’s check. A hard charging Todd Garrett was second. Ben Hamilton turned in one of his best performances of the season coming home third. Howard Hall started fourth and finished fourth. Mike Brogan rebounded from an earlier spin to round out the top five. Even with his blown motor, Ronnie Martin still holds a commanding point lead atop the pure stock standings.

The sportsman feature saw Todd Campbell lead all twenty-five laps to claim his third win of the season. Current point leader Eric Groah chased Campbell the entire distance and applied heavy pressure to Campbell early in the event. However, Campbell’s car was better than Groah’s machine the second half of the race and Campbell claimed the victory. Groah was second, followed by Robert Steen, Randy Gardner, and Ron Miller. After winning just one week ago, Shad Cooper crashed hard in the turn one wall on the final lap and destroyed his race car. Cooper currently sets second in the point standings.

The caution filled All-American feature was nothing short of a marathon. It took competitors nearly twenty-five minutes to put the first green flag lap in the book. Thirteen drivers signed in to compete in the twenty-lap feature. Jeremy Pooley started on the outside of the front row and led the entire distance to claim his first victory of the season. Pooley has been the most consistent driver in the All-American division this season. Pooley’s late season win helps pad his point lead over Brian Newton. Newton experienced mechanical problems prior to the start of the feature. Rich Zowaski, making his first start of the season finished second. Jeff Mays, Mike Lawhorne, and Glen Almond rounded out the top five.

Natural Bridge Speedway will host twin fifteen lap All-American features this coming Saturday night. Each feature will pay $150 to the winner. Gates are scheduled to open at 4 and on track activities beginning at 6:15. The season is quickly coming to a close but there is still plenty of racing action remaining in 2011. The open wheel modifieds, the Steel Block Bandits, and the Sunoco Fall Classic are among the remaining events. Fans can visit www.nbspeedway.com  for more information.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug. 9, 2011

Natural Bridge Speedway press release for August 6, 2011 Results

Point Battles Heating Up At Natural Bridge

Race fans never like to hear the word “rain” on race day. With the sun beating down on the speedway and temperatures reaching the mid-nineties, the storm clouds rolled in and the skies opened up dumping moisture on the racing surface. Track officials, with the help of the speedway’s loyal competitors, went to work on the track. After a short delay in the racing program the speedway was in excellent shape and fans were treated to six thrilling feature events.

Winning has come easy lately for Bobby Thompson in the street stock division. Thompson has gone to victory lane the last two Saturday nights at Natural Bridge Speedway. Mic Geist, who is running a part-time schedule this season, started on the front row alongside the veteran Lester Lyons. Geist led his first laps of the season after jumping to the lead at the drop of the green flag. However, Geist’s time at the front of the field was short lived as Lyons soared past on lap four. Just two laps later, Thompson used his horsepower to move past Lyons entering turn one. Once out in front Thompson opened up a huge lead and went on to win his third feature event in a row. The event was caution free and took just under seven minutes to complete the twenty-five laps. David Brogan charged from the rear of the field to finish second. Geist slipped back to a third place finish followed by Lyons and Charles Wyant.

Chris Barger was the only car in the second group of qualifiers to crack the top five on the speed chart. Barger was the fourth fastest qualifier in the late model division. Justin Williams turned the fastest time and drew a number four for the inversion. This put Barger on the pole for the thirty-five lap feature event. Barger jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag and set the pace for the race. The caution flag slowed the field on lap number five when Ricky Wells slammed the outside guardrail off of turn number two. Wells was not injured in the incident but his machine sustained heavy damage and he retired from the event.

Barger opened up a slight lead as the field went back to green flag racing. Walker Arthur, current point leader with the Steel Block Bandit Series, stayed glued to the back bumper of Barger. On lap eleven, Arthur made a strong run off of turn four and pulled even with Barger down the front straight-away. As the two drivers entered turn one the two machines made slight contact. Barger’s car washed up the racetrack and off the racing surface while Arthur took over the top spot. Barger rejoined the field after losing several positions. Arthur opened up a huge lead as the remaining laps clicked off caution free. Current point leader Justin Williams chased Arthur throughout the final half of the race but had to settle for a second place finish. David Bennett had a solid race finishing in the third position. Barger rallied back to finish fourth and John Robinson had his best race of the season scoring a top five finish.

It took just under thirteen minutes for Ronnie Martin, Jr. to pick up his fourth win of the season and extend his point lead in the pure stock division. Martin started on the outside front row and took command of the feature event from the onset. Martin led all twenty-five laps and won by nearly two seconds. Howard Hall kept Martin within sight but never seriously challenged Martin for the lead. Todd Garrett, last week’s feature event winner, turned in another top five finish crossing the line in third. Ben Hamilton and Jennings Vest rounded out the top five.

Weekly supporters of Natural Bridge Speedway may not have recognized the winner of the All-American feature event. It was just the fourth time Mike Lawhorne raced at Natural Bridge this season. Lawhorne held off a hard charging Jeff Mays to claim his first victory of the 2011 season. Lawhorne started on the pole and led all twenty laps. Mays started deep in the field and charged to the front but had to settle for a second place finish. Corey Almond had one of his best races of the season and finished third. After a rough week last Saturday night, Brandon Link bounced back and finished fourth. Current point leader, Jeremy Pooley, rounded out the top five.

Starting position seems to mean everything in the sportsman division. Shad Cooper started on the pole and never looked back. Cooper led all twenty-five laps to claim his third victory of the season. Current point leader, Eric Groah, broke a suspension part on lap three and dropped from contention. Unofficially, Cooper now trails Groah in the season point standings by three points. Todd Campbell, who started sixth, patiently worked through the field to finish in the runner up spot. Robert Steen once again turned in a top three finish. Randy Gardner dropped from a front row started spot to finish fourth and Ron Miller rounded out the top five.

Six competitors took to the speedway for the annual “Powder Puff” feature event. Cherie Taylor, Cindy Almond, and Lisa Hostetter provided a night’s worth of entertainment that will be talked about for years to come. Taylor took the lead at the start and led the first two laps before Almond passed Taylor for the lead. Taylor turned up the fuel and retook the lead on lap five. Taylor distanced herself from the field and went on to take the checkers. The battle for second then took center stage. Almond and Hostetter swiped positions on the race track and swiped paint as well. The two made contact with each other lap after lap. The heated battle came to blows on lap eight when the two machines made heavy contact under caution. The two drivers were sent to the pit area for rough driving. Taylor was declared the winner followed by Almond, Hostetter, Crystal Southers, and Sherri Hostetter.

Natural Bridge Speedway will be closed this coming Saturday night, August 13th. Action will resume in two weeks, August 20, with a special thirty-lap Pure Stock feature event paying $300 to the winner. Gates are scheduled to open at 4 with on track activities beginning at 6:15.

 

 

 

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Aug. 4, 2011

New Faces Find Victory Lane At Natural Bridge Speedway

                As the summer temperatures hits triple digits the action on the speedway is heating up as well.  A late afternoon shower threatened to cancel the night’s racing action but track officials went to work on the racing surface and provided competitors with a blistering fast racing surface.  It was a special night of racing as six divisions were on hand including the AMRA open wheel modifieds.  It was just the third visit to Natural Bridge Speedway for the AMRA modifieds, a series based out of West Virginia who formed a new partnership with Natural Bridge Speedway for the 2011 season.  At the end of the night David Watts and Glen Almond found victory lane for the first time this season while Eric Groah, Todd Garrett, and Bobby Thompson made return trips to the winner’s circle.  Russell Erwin was victorious in the open wheel modified special event. 

                Prior to the running of the night’s feature events, each class took part in a practice session.  Most nights the practice sessions are uneventful but not on this night.  On the first lap of practice for the street stock division, Jonathan Ogden lost control of his machine entering turn number one.  His car sailed off the speedway and slammed head-on into the guardrail in turn number two.  Ogden was knocked unconscious and had to be cut from his car.  Ogden, complaining of back and neck pain, was transported to the hospital for treatment and observation. 

                The street stock drivers took to the speedway for the first feature of the night.  The first attempt at a green flag start saw Michael Taylor and Earl Brooks make contact coming out of turn two.  The car of Taylor spun around and came to a stop on the back stretch with a flat tire.  Taylor and Brooks went to the pits for repair.  Both drivers were able to make repairs and rejoin the field.  Using his outside front row starting spot, Charles Wyant blasted into the lead off of turn number four and distanced himself from the field.  Wyant held the lead until lap number ten when Brooks once again experienced trouble.  This time his trouble would be terminal as smoke a fluid poured from underneath his race car.  The caution evaporated the lead Wyant had on the field and allowed Bobby Thompson to close up on the back bumper of Wyant for the restart.  Thompson hounded Wyant for a lap or two before making the winning move on Wyant.  Once in front, Thompson cruised to his second straight street stock win.  Wyant held on for second, followed by Tom Guthrie, Michael Taylor, and David Brogan.  Taylor, who won numerous feature events to begin the season, was forced to put additional weight on his car to equalize the field.  Taylor still holds a commanding point lead in the street stock division.

                David Watts is always a tough competitor everywhere he races.  He regularly competes with crate late models all over the east coast.  He also had two solid runs with the Steel Block Bandits when they recently visited Natural Bridge Speedway and Eastside Speedway.  Watts started on the outside pole and took control of the race at the drop of the green.  As each lapped clicked off the scoreboard, Watts was able to stretch his lead out over the closest competitor.  Timmy Stalnaker held down the runner up spot until Chris Barger charged ahead of Stalnaker.  Barger was able to keep Watts within striking distance but Watts would not be denied on this night.   The only obstacle slowing Watts down was lapped traffic but he patiently worked traffic and claimed his first win of the season by nearly four seconds over Barger.   Greg Roberson, of Waynesboro was third.  Roberson made the tow to Natural Bridge after Eastside Speedway cancelled due to rain.  Mark Parks, subbing for an injured Ricky Wells, finished fourth and Tim Stalnaker slipped back to fifth.  Current point leader Justin Williams dropped from contention on lap sixteen with mechanical problems.  Stalnaker’s top five finish and Williams’ misfortune unofficially closes Williams’ point lead to single digits. 

                The open wheel modified drivers competed in two preliminary heat races to help determine the starting line-up for their twenty-five lap feature event.  The two heat races winners were Eric Erwin and Russell Erwin.  The two brothers started on the front row with Russell Erwin getting the jump from the outside row.  Eric Erwin settled into the second spot but Russell hit the set-up and easily had the field covered.  The best battle on the speedway was for the second position and it was settled on the final lap when Bret Hamilton made contact with Eric Erwin.  The two slammed off of each other and continued on with Hamilton claiming the runner-up spot.  David Parker and Gary Conner rounded out the top five.  The twenty-five lap feature took just over seven minutes to complete.

                The sportsman feature event was the tale of two halves.  The first half of the feature was dominated by Randy Gardner.  Gardner jumped to the lead from the pole position and held the top spot until a caution waved on lap nine for debris on the front stretch.  Eric Groah, who started back in the third row, moved into the runner-up spot in the opening laps and started chasing Gardner.  The caution gave Groah the opportunity he was looking for.  Groah used an inside move on the restart to take the lead from Gardner.  Groah then held off a hard charging Todd Campbell to claim his fifth win of the season.  The win also extends Groah’s point lead atop the sportsman standings.  Gardner slipped back to third in final rundown, followed by Robert Steen, Shad Cooper, and Ron Miller.

                Todd Garrett started on the front row of the pure stock feature event and led the entire distance to win his third feature of the season.  A caution on lap twenty set up a five lap shootout between Garrett and current point leader Ronnie Martin, Jr.  Martin kept the pressure on the final five laps but could not find the speed to overtake Garrett.  Lee Brooks, Howard Hall, and Aaron Coleman rounded out the top five.  Martin holds a commanding point lead in the pure stock division.

                Glen Almond inherited the lead of the All-American when Brandon Link and Jeff Mays made contact in turns three and four.  Mays ended up slamming the outside guardrail head on.  His car suffered heavy front end damage.  Link was sent to the pit area for rough driving.  Almond took control of the event and led the final three laps to claim his first ever victory in the division.  Jeremy Pooley, Nick Magliochetti, Brian Newton, and Mike Lawhorne rounded out the top five.  Pooley, with his second place finish, extends his point lead over Brian Newton. 

                Racing action will resume next Saturday night at Natural Bridge Speedway with all divisions back in action.  Next week the focus will shift to the female competitors as the ever popular Power Puff feature event returns.  Gates are scheduled to open at 4:00 with on track activities beginning at 6:15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 15, 2011 Reults

Williams Wins Bandit Special Event at Natural Bridge Speedway


Natural Bridge Speedway hosted the Steel Block Bandit late model series this past Saturday night. Twenty seven late models registered for the forty lap, $2,000 to win special event. Entering the nights racing action, the top three drivers in the series were separated by just twenty points setting the stage for an exciting night of racing. In addition to the Steel Block Bandits three other divisions were on hand to complete the racing program.

Prior to the running of the Steel Block Bandit main event, preliminary heat races were held to set the starting lineup. Rick Singleton, Justin Williams and Booper Bare claimed victories in the heats. DJ Troutman, who came into the event third in points and only 20 points behind, finished third in the second heat. However, Troutman’s machine was smoking heavily and his night would end with a blown motor. Eddie Groome, of Stuarts Draft won the b-main to claim a starting spot in the feature event.

Booper Bare, coming off his first career Bandits feature win at Virginia Motor Speedway, and after his heat race win started the feature unofficially tied atop the standings with Walker Arthur. However, Bare’s machine slowed as the green flag dropped bottling up the field and causing John Groome and Tim Stalnaker to spin. After a complete restart Bare would rejoin the field but would subsequently pull in with a broken distributor and fall out of the event taking a hit in the point standings.

Justin Williams sailed into the lead on the second attempt to start the feature. Just as the field started to spread out the caution flag would wave for Joey Leavell who spun in turn four. This was the first race for Leavell since he suffered a back injury in a motorcycle accident. As the field went back to green Justin Williams again flexed his muscle by pulling ahead of Greg Roberson by several car lengths. Roberson would keep Williams within striking distance but was never a serious threat to pass Williams. Roberson was able to close the distance as the leaders entered lapped traffic but Williams masterfully worked lapped traffic and maintained his lead. Behind the leaders, David Watts, Walker Arthur, and Wes Bonebrake were all battling for position.

A caution would wave for Philip Woods bringing the battle with the lapped cars to an end. With a clear race track ahead of him, the Mark Parks prepared entry of Justin Williams would show his speed again and pull away from the field. Despite some lapped traffic in the final laps, Williams would hold on to take the win. The win would be his first Bandits win in his rookie season of racing late models. Williams, who had just last year raced pure stocks at the Natural Bridge Speedway, is now a Steel Block Bandits winner. Williams becomes the second NBS regular to score the Bandits win in two events as JR Overstreet won earlier this season at Natural Bridge. Greg Roberson would secure second place, with David Watts, Walker Arthur, and Wes Bonebrake rounding out the top five. The second half of the top ten were Rick Singleton, JR Overstreet, David Bennett, Chris Barger, and Tim Stalnaker.

With his fourth place finish and after Booper Bare and DJ Troutman both experienced mechanical problems, Walker Arthur now holds a commanding point lead in the Steel Block Bandit point standings.

The sportsman feature event was decided at the drop of the green flag. Outside pole sitter, Todd Campbell, grabbed the lead from Shad Cooper with an outside move off of turn number two. Campbell stretched his lead over Cooper each lap. The twenty-five lap feature ran caution free with Campbell crossing the stripe nearly two seconds ahead of Cooper. Robert Steen, Randy Gardner, and Mike Bryant completed the top five finishers. Current point leader, Eric Groah pulled his machine pit side on lap eight with mechanical problems.

Lee Brooks and Howard Hall put on a driving clinic in the pure stock feature event. The two drivers would race nose to tail and often door to door and never touch. Both drivers started on the front row with Brooks taking the lead into turn one. Hall tried using every inch of the racing surface to find a way around Brooks throughout the twenty-five lap feature. However, Brooks would not crack under pressure and held off Hall by feet at the stripe. Mike Brogan ran a solid third. Ronnie Martin, who ran as low as eighth early in the feature, rebounded to score a fourth place finish. Newcomer to Natural Bridge Speedway, Josh Roberson, turned in a top five finish.

The All-American feature brought the night’s racing action to a close. It was not a good night to be in the lead as a number of front runners would find themselves in trouble, often with help from behind, throughout the twenty-lap feature. Eventual winner, Jeff Mays was sent to the rear of the field for spinning Dustin Ferguson on lap three. Ferguson would retire from the event with a broken axle and Mays would drop to the rear of the field. James Campbell then took control of the race but lost control of his car when Nick Magliochetti made contact with the back bumper of Campbell. Again both drivers were sent to the rear of the field. Brian Newton would assume the lead and hang on to the top spot until lap nineteen when Jeff Mays found the speed to take the lead off of turn number four. Mays led the final two laps to return to victory lane a week after being disqualified for an illegal muffler. Newton was second, followed by Jeremy Pooley, Magliochetti, and Corey Almond.

Natural Bridge Speedway will be closed this coming weekend for the Rockbridge Regional Fair. The Speedway will be back in action on Saturday night, July 30th, when the AMRA open wheel modifieds return. All other divisions of racing will be in action as well. Gates are scheduled to open at 4 with on track activities beginning at 6:15.
 

 

 

 

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July 9, 2011 Results

Point Battles Heating up at Natural Bridge Speedway



As the temperatures heat up so do the point battles at Natural Bridge Speedway. The summer is quickly slipping away as the racing season enters the second half of the schedule. Natural Bridge Speedway hosted six divisions of racing this past Saturday night. It turned out to be an excellent night for the drivers atop the division point standings with three of the division leaders picking of victories. Bobby Thompson picked up his first victory of the season in the street stock division and Todd Garrett returned to winner’s circle in the pure stock division.

The first order of business on the night’s racing program was hot lap qualifying for the late model division. Current point leader, Justin Williams, turned a lap of 15.793 seconds with an average speed of 86.621 mph to claim the top spot. Ricky Wells would grab the lead on the start and hold a two to three car length lead over Williams for most of the race. However, on lap twenty seven Wells would find himself in trouble. Wells, while leading, lost control of his machine coming off turn number four to bring out the caution flag. Wells misfortune handed the lead to Williams who cruised to his third victory of the season. The win extends Williams point lead at the top of the late model point standings. Stalnaker, who is second in the standings, turned in another solid run coming home second. David Bennett, who brought out an early caution flag, rallied to finish third. Michael Alderman and Chris Barger rounded out the top five finishers.

Bobby Thompson became the third driver to score a victory in the street stock division. Michael Taylor has dominated the street stock division this season with Terry Dame the only other driver to win a feature event. Earl Brooks took the early lead from the pole position. Thompson, who started third, moved into the runner-up spot on lap two and zeroed in on Brooks. Brooks was able to keep Thompson in his rear view mirror until lap seventeen when Thompson made his winning move. Thompson led the final nine laps to take the win. It was the first time someone other than Michael Taylor won a street stock race since Dame won back on May 6th. Brooks was able to hold off Taylor for the second spot. Taylor finished third, followed by Charles Wyant and David Brogan. Taylor holds a commanding lead atop the point standings.

Shad Cooper, coming off his victory a week ago, had closed within five points of series leader Eric Groah in the sportsman division before Saturday night’s feature event. Groah used his front row starting position to blast into the lead on the open lap and never looked back. Groah was in control of the event from drop of the green flag over Robert Steen. Steen held the runner-up spot until the closing laps when Steve Landrum used an outside move to take the spot away from Steen. Landrum scored his best finish of the season, followed by Steen, Randy Gardner, and Todd Campbell. Cooper was sixth, allowing Groah to extend his point lead.

The initial start of the pure stock feature event saw pole sitter Howard Hall’s machine not fire coming off of turn four. Hall eventually coasted around to turn four to bring out the caution flag. Hall drove into the pits to the attention of his crew who made repairs and Hall rejoined the field as the field took the green flag. Todd Garrett led flag to flag to claim the victory but it was not as easy as it sounds. Garrett had to fend off challenges from Lee Brooks, Aaron Coleman, and Ronnie Martin throughout the event. Garrett, who is always a tough competitor in the pure stock division, crossed the stripe nearly a half second ahead of Martin. Hall recovered to score a third place finish. Ben Hamilton had a solid run to finish in the fourth position. Aaron Coleman slipped back to fifth when the checkered flag fell. Garrett was only able to cut Martin’s commanding point lead by two points with his win.

The final feature of the night saw Jeff Mays pick up his third win of the season in the All-American division. Donald Keesee started on the pole and led the first six laps before giving up the lead to Mays. Mays started fourth on the grid and steadily marched his way to the front of the field. Once out in front, Mays opened up a comfortable lead over the rest of the field. It appeared the event would run caution free but on lap eighteen the car driven by Brian Newton developed a problem and dumped transmission fluid on the racing surface. The caution set up a green, white, checkered finish with Mays picking up the victory over Glen Almond, Brandon Link, Corey Almond, and Jeremy Pooley. The victory helped Mays extend his point lead in the All-American division.

The Virginia Sprint Series brought drivers from all over the state of Virginia to complete in their 25 lap feature event. When the dust settled it was Anthony Linkenhoker picking up the victory. Linkenhoker, a former resident of Rockbridge County who now lives in the Bay area, enjoyed his return to the area by celebrating in Victory Lane.

The Steel Block Bandit Late Model Series will make their second visit to Natural Bridge Speedway this Friday night, July 15th. Drivers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Carolina are expected to invade the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to compete for the $2,000 winner’s check. With only 7 events remaining on the Steel Block Bandits 2011 schedule and only 20 points separating the top three in points the action is sure to be thrilling. Walker Arthur, Booper Bare, and DJ Troutman are engaged in a tight points race for the 2011 championship. Gates will open this weekend at 4:00 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Fans may visit www.nbspeedway.com  for more details.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 5, 2011

Natural Bridge Speedway press release from 7-2-11

On a July 4 weekend of celebration, race fans at Natural Bridge Speedway celebrated the return of a fan-favorite to victory lane. Natural Bridge, Va.’s, Tim Stalnaker, claimed victory in the 35-lap Ben Cross Memorial Late Model feature. This marked Stalnaker’s return to victory lane after nearly a three-year absence from the winner’s circle by the veteran driver.

Prior to Stalnaker’s triumphant return to the top spot, the Spencer Home Center Late Model division competitors participated in hot-lap qualifying. Ricky Wells, of Gladstone, Va., turned the fasted lap at 16.798 seconds. Wells then drew the number six inversion pill, but he would start fifth as last week’s late model winner, Chris Barger, started sixth by track rules. This inversion allowed Stalnaker to start on the outside front row beside David Bennett. Stalnaker had timed fifth fastest in qualifying.

As the green flag flew, Bennett grabbed the early lead and held the top spot for the first seven laps. Stalnaker kept pressure on Bennett until he passed the two-time NBS late model champion to claim the lead on lap eight. Stalnaker was challenged furiously by point leader Justin Williams and reigning Steel Block Bandits series champion, Walker Arthur, for the remainder of the contest. Stalnaker kept the two challengers at bay as Williams and Arthur traded the runner-up spot twice before the race’s conclusion. The tandem pressured Stalnaker, but it was to no avail as Stalnaker crossed the finish line .389 seconds ahead of Williams to score the win. Williams claimed second and Arthur took third. J.R. Overstreet finished fourth and Bennett faded slightly to claim fifth.

An exuberant Stalnaker emerged from his car in victory lane to the roaring sound of applause as the Natural Bridge spectators cheered in approval.

Sharing the spotlight with the late model division was the American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) Road Warrior open-wheel modified tour. This series featured 15 drivers that travelled from all around the Mid-Atlantic area to compete at the historic facility.

Russell Erwin, of Beaver Dam, Va., battled his way from the fourth-starting position to claim the 35-lap, $1,200 to win modified event. Pole sitter Doug Henry, of Beverly, OH, quickly lost the top spot to Brett Hamilton on the first lap. Hamilton, of Powhatan, Va., led the first 27 laps but battled furiously with Henry and Erwin. The eventual winner would not run higher than the third spot for the first 23 laps. From lap 23 to lap 28, the three competitors ran nose-to-tail and side-by-side before Erwin emerged as the leader on lap 28. Erwin held on for the last seven laps to claim the checkers. Hamilton took the runner-up spot and Henry finished third. Deana Groves, of Morgantown, W.Va., finished fourth and Joe Cox, of Beckley, W.Va., rounded out the top five.

The starting line-up for the modified event was determined by the results of two heat races and a six-lap dash held earlier in the evening. Petersburg, Va.’s, Chris Arnold, and Erwin took the top spots in the heats. The top-three finishers of each heat transferred into the dash to determine the order of the first six starters in the feature. Henry took the top spot in the dash to allow him to start the feature from the pole position.

Lexington, Va.’s, Shad Cooper, led every lap to win the Lee’s Auto Repair Sportsman event to claim his second win of the season. Cooper was forced to hold off a hard-charging Todd Campbell throughout the event. Campbell would turn faster lap times periodically throughout the race, but he could not get in the preferred line and crossed the finish line behind Cooper to finish an apparent second. However, Campbell’s car was too light on the scales during post-race inspection and he was disqualified. This moved points leader, Eric Groah, to the second spot. Robert Steen took third and Bobby Ayers finished fourth. Ron Miller finished fifth.

Michael Taylor started last in the six-car Dixie Gas Street Stock field, but he battled his way through the field of veteran drivers to take his seventh win of the season. Taylor raced to the third position by lap four; second position by lap seven before the Arrington, Va. driver claimed the lead on lap nine and never looked back to claim victory and maintain his point lead. He finished 4.398 seconds over Lester Lyons, who finished second. Lyons was battled closely by David Brogan and Tom Guthrie, who finished third and fourth, respectively. Earl Brooks, who dropped out of the race on lap 20, placed fifth.

Speedway officials were forced to hand out the second disqualification of the night at the conclusion of the Conrock Pure Stock event. Todd Garrett, of Appomattox, Va., led flag-to-flag to cross the finish line first. However, an illegal carburetor gasket discovered in post-race inspection caused his disqualification from the event. Ronnie Martin, Jr., of Lexington, Va., was awarded the race win after he initially finished a close .260 seconds behind Garrett. Martin collected his fourth win of the season and maintained his point lead. Howard Hall claimed the runner-up spot and Lee Brooks finished third. Aaron Coleman and Ben Hamilton were also moved up a spot in the finishing order. They finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Fairfield Tire All-American feature took more than 28 minutes to complete as aggressive driving and caution flags riddled the event. When the dust settled, Arrington, Va.’s, Nick Magliochetti, crossed the finish line first to claim his first-career victory. Jeremy Pooley finished a close second, and he was followed by James Campbell in third. Jeff Mays finished fourth and Glen Almond finished fifth.

Racing returns to the Natural Bridge Speedway this Saturday as the Virginia Sprint Series makes another visit. All other divisions will be in action, as well. Gates open at 4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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June 27, 2011 for 6/25

Barger Wins Late Model, Michael Taylor Victorious in Don Pugh Memorial

It is just not suppose to rain on Saturday nights. After two straight weeks of rain related issues, Mother Nature served up a picture perfect night for racing. Two weeks ago a heavy shower during the Federated Auto Parts modified special event caused an hour delay in the action. Last Saturday night, just as on track activities were about start, once again the skies opened up and cancelled the events planned for the night. But this past Saturday night conditions were perfect as Natural Bridge Speedway hosted the Don Pugh Memorial, a special event for the street stock division.

The sportsman division fired the fans up as the first feature of the night was one of the best sportsman races in recent memory. Todd Campbell and Eric Groah started on the front row for the feature event. The two started the race side by side and twenty-five laps later the two were still glued together side by side. Groah grabbed the lead coming off of turn four to complete the opening lap. Groah settled into a groove and kept the field at bay lap after lap. Todd Campbell stayed within a car length or two of Groah throughout the feature. A couple of cautions would wave midway through the event which kept the field bunched together. Groah maintained the lead over Campbell until the two were headed out of turn four coming to the white flag. Groah’s machine pushed up off of turn four and opened the door for Campbell. Campbell was ahead as they crossed the stripe under the white flag. Campbell was credited with leading the final two laps to pick up his first win of the season. Groah finished second, followed by Clifton Mays, Shad Cooper, and Robert Steen. With his second place finish, Groah extends his point lead over Cooper and Steen.

Race fans had just a minute to catch their breath after a thrilling finish in the sportsman feature before the late models took to the speedway for a thirty-five lap feature event. Fans once again jumped to their feet as half of the late model field crashed heading into turn one on the opening lap of the feature. The machines of Ricky Knight, David Bennett, and JR Overstreet sustained heavy damage. Knight and Bennett would not return and were finished for the night. Overstreet returned to the track with a race car that resembled an open wheel modified instead of a late model. Overstreet would retire from the entire just before half way.

The second attempt to start the late model feature was a success with Chris Barger taking advantage of his front row starting position to blast ahead of Philip Woods at the drop of the green flag. Barger’s machine was stuck to the bottom of the speedway as he consistently hit his marks lap after lap. Barger’s only serious challenger was Justin Williams. Williams started third and quickly moved past Natural Bridge’s Tim Stalnaker for the runner-up spot on lap two. Williams then set his sights on Barger. Early in the event Williams seemed to have the quicker race car and put heavy pressure on Barger. However, the youngster from Buena Vista would not be denied as he held off Williams to score his first victory of the season at Natural Bridge. Williams raced home with a second place finish. Stalnaker turned in a solid third place run, followed by Woods, and Michael Alderman. Barger, who trailed Williams in the point standings by just seven points entering the night’s racing action gained two points on Williams and is now just five points out of the lead.

The Don Pugh Memorial was up next for the street stock division. Don Pugh was a long time supporter of Natural Bridge Speedway and sponsored numerous cars at the track during his lifetime. Pugh’s legacy lives on as street stock drivers gather each year to compete in a race to honor his commitment and support of dirt track racing. How fitting it was to have one of the cars Pugh sponsored for years start on the pole and lead the early laps of the forty lap feature. Earl Brooks grabbed the early lead and battled with both Lester Lyons and Charles Wyatt in the opening laps. Wyatt and Brooks raced nose to tail with Wyatt using every groove of the speedway looking for a way around Brooks. Meanwhile, sixth place started Michael Taylor was working his way to the front. Taylor patiently waited behind for the two leaders for an opening to make his move. Taylor moved to second on lap fifteen with an outside move on Wyatt and just two laps later made a pass for the lead off of turn number four. Once out in front Taylor cruised to his sixth win of the season. Wyatt had one of his better runs of the season with a strong second place finish. Bobby Thompson, Earl Brooks, and Lester Lyons rounded out the top five.

The excitement always picks up when the pure stock drivers hit the track. This night would be no different as Ronnie Martin and Howard Hall raced nose-to-tail and door-to-door for the win. Ronnie Martin would pick up the win but it didn’t come easy. Ben Hamilton jumped to the early lead until Martin used the low groove off of turn two to move ahead on lap six. Three laps later, Hall would move into the runner-up spot and started pressuring Martin for the lead. Hall and Martin had machines that were fairly even and both drivers never faltered during the event. Hall stayed tight to the back bumper of Martin but could not find a way past. Lee Brooks, Todd Garrett, and Ben Hamilton rounded out the top five finishers. With his win, Martin extended his point lead atop the pure stock standings.

Jeff Mays continued his excellent season by picking up his second victory in the All-American division. Mays used the bottom of the speedway to make his winning move over Brandon Link on lap seven. The only thing slowing down Mays on this night was the caution flag. However, Mays was ready for each restart and pulled away to win by nearly three seconds over Link. James Campbell, Jeremy Pooley, and Nick Magliochetti were the remaining top five finishers.

Natural Bridge Speedway will celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with the running of the Ben Cross Memorial this coming Saturday night. The AMRA Road Warrior open wheel modified cars will also be on hand for a $1200 to win special event. The late model feature will pay $1000 to the winner. Every division will be competing for double points! Gates are scheduled to open at 3:30 and the driver’s meeting scheduled for 5:15. On track activities will follow the driver’s meeting.
 

 

 

 

 

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Schrader, Wallace Headline Special Event at Natural Bridge Speedway

June 11, 2011

Excitement filled the air this past Saturday night at Natural Bridge Speedway as the speedway hosted Federated Auto Parts night. As part of the special event, NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace were on hand to sign autographs and to compete in the American Motor Racing Association open wheel modified feature event. Both Schrader and Wallace greeted fans and signed autographs before the night’s racing action got underway.

Mother Nature threatened the event with an early afternoon shower over the speedway but track officials went to work on the speedway and provided the fans and competitors with an excellent racing surface. Each division took to the speedway for practice sessions before the late models and open wheel modifieds went under the clock for qualifying sessions. The late models were the first group to qualify. Eighteen late models were on hand and the fastest time was turned in by Justin Williams with a time of 16.633, just over 82 mph. Williams, who has already picked up two feature wins in 2011, drew a number five for the inversion which put Michael Alderman and Philip Woods on the front row for the feature event.

Twenty AMRA modifieds drivers were on hand for the 35 lap, $1500 to win special event. At the conclusion of qualifying, Ken Schrader ripped off a lap of 17.369 at 78.761 mph to stake claim to the number one spot. Kenny Wallace was the second fasted qualifier and Joe Meadows of Beckley, WV had the third fastest time. Under AMRA rules, the top four positions are inverted for the preliminary heat races. Although Schrader, Wallace, and Meadows had to start fourth in their heat races all three rallied to win the preliminary events. The top two drivers from each heat race transferred to a dash for cash to set the starting line up for the 35 lap feature event. Kenny Wallace picked up the win in the dash for cash over Schrader and earned the right to start on the pole of the feature.

The first feature of the night was the street stock feature. Tom Guthrie led the field to green and quickly jumped to the lead as the field entered turn one. A quick caution on lap two for a spin by Bobby Thompson slowed the field with Guthrie in the lead. On the restart, Charles Wyant made a run on Guthrie and took the lead off of turn two. Last week’s feature winner Michael Taylor started sixth and moved into second on lap six. Taylor immediately began applying pressure on Wyant for the lead. Taylor made his move for the lead using the low groove off of turn two on lap eleven. A wreck on the back stretch gave Wyant one last shot at Taylor but Taylor was too strong. The win was Taylor’s fifth of the season. Following Taylor and Wyant across the stripe were David Brogan, Tom Guthrie, and Lester Lyons.

The late models were next on the racing program. Alderman and Woods paced the field to the green flag with Alderman grabbing the early lead. Greg Roberson quickly moved to second and took the lead away from Alderman on a lap two restart. Several drivers who started deep in the field were making their way to the front. Williams, who started fifth, was in the runner-up spot by lap three. Eighth place starter, David Bennett, was clicking off competitors lap after lap and found himself in third by lap six. While Roberson was leading, Williams was searching for a faster groove. Williams found the high side to his liking and started closing the gap on Roberson. On lap eighteen, as the two battled off of turn two, Williams made contact with Roberson and sent him spinning. As a result of the contact, Williams was placed at the rear of the field. David Bennett inherited the lead and never looked back. As Roberson and Williams were settling their dispute in the back of the pack, Bennett cruised to his second win of the season. Chris Barger, who had a stout car all night, finished a strong second. Danny Brown, Jr. rallied from his ninth place starting position to finish third. Alderman slipped back to fourth and Ricky Knight rounded out the top five.

One of the best moves of the night was turned in by Howard Hall in the pure stock division. Hall started seventh on the grid but daring moves at both ends of the speedway landed him in the runner-up spot by the end of lap one and in the lead at the conclusion of lap two. Hall set a torrid pace and distanced himself from second place driver Ronnie Martin. A caution on lap eleven bunched the field up but on the restart Hall sailed off into the night and raced away with the checkered flag. Martin, Lee Brooks, Todd Garrett, Ben Hamilton, and Aaron Coleman rounded out the top five.

The AMRA modifieds took to the speedway for their 35 lap main event. The two Federated Auto Parts cars started on the front row with Kenny Wallace getting the jump over his teammate Schrader. With just a handful of laps in the books the skies opened up and heavy rain fell on the speedway. After about an hour delay, track officials again went to work on the racing surface with the hope of completing the featured event. NASCAR star Kenny Wallace, who was helping roll the track back in crashed his machine on the slimy surface. Wallace’s misfortune gave the lead to Ken Schrader for the restart. Both man and machine were the class of the field throughout the remaining laps and Schrader was never seriously challenged for the top spot. Doug Henry chased Schrader most of the event before losing the runner-up spot to Joe Meadows with just two laps to go. Meadows found speed at the end of the event but it was too little too late and Schrader celebrated in victory lane. The top five AMRA finishers were Schrader, Meadows, Henry, Russell Erwin, and David Parker.

Due to Natural Bridge Speedway’s curfew restrictions, the All-American feature was postponed.

Natural Bridge Speedway will be back in action next Saturday night with the Don Pugh Memorial, a forty lap street stock special event paying $400 to the winner. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with the driver’s meeting at 6:00 p.m., and on-track activities beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fans may visit www.nbspeedway.com  for additional information


 

 

 

 

 

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From June 4, 2011

Overstreet Victorious in Steel Block Bandit Special Event


The first weekend of June saw the Steel Block Bandit late model series invaded Natural Bridge Speedway for a 40-lap, $2,000 to win special event. It was the first of three Steel Block Bandit appearances during the 2011 season. It was also the second night in a row the Steel Block Bandits were in action. On Friday night, the Bandit drivers competed at Eastside Speedway with DJ Troutman picking up the victory. In addition to the Bandits, four other divisions were on hand to complete the night’s racing program at Natural Bridge Speedway.

Thirty-five late models signed into the pit area to battle on the 3/8 mile oval. Three preliminary heat races were held to help set the starting grid for the feature event. JR Overstreet picked up the win in heat race number one. Greg Roberson, who won a previous Steel Block Bandit event at Natural Bridge, was victorious in heat race number two. The final heat race went to Delray, West Virginia’s Gerald Davis. Davis would start third on the grid for the main event but would crash midway through the event, ending his night. David Bennett, a Natural Bridge Speedway regular, won the last chance race to transfer to the main event.

By virtue of winning the first preliminary heat race, JR Overstreet earned the right to start on the pole for the main event. Overstreet darted out front at the drop of the green. Several early cautions would keep the field bunched up and offer Overstreet’s challengers opportunities to move up through the field with each restart. Rockbridge Baths veteran driver Booper Bare used his experience to overtake competitors on restarts early in the event. Bare, who started seventh, patiently moved his way towards the front of the field. Bare found himself in third by lap six and moved into the runner-up spot on lap sixteen when Davis crashed in turn one. At the front of the field, Overstreet was smooth and consistent lap after lap with only the caution flag slowing him down. With each restart Overstreet was able to keep Bare at bay and hold on to the top spot.

Current Steel Block Bandit point leader, Walker Arthur, also started deep in the field. Arthur finished third in his heat race, placing him ninth on the starting grid. Arthur seemed glued to the back bumper of Bare and followed him to the front of the field. Overstreet, Bare, and Arthur would run one, two, three the final twenty five laps. Bare and Arthur would stay within striking distance of Overstreet, but never mounted a serious challenge for the lead. Bare made one last attempt to overtake Overstreet coming off of turn four for the checkered flag but came up short. Overstreet picked up the biggest win of his career over Bare by 0.344 seconds. Bare finished second for the second straight night. Arthur also finished in the same spot both nights, with a third place finish. Justin Williams, Natural Bridge Speedway current late model point leader, finished fourth. Williams turned in two top five finishes for the weekend. Williams also finished in the same spot both nights. Rounding out the top five was defending Eastside Speedway late model champion Greg Roberson. Roberson crashed Friday night at Eastside Speedway but rebounded with a top five Saturday night.

Mike Bryant used his outside front row starting position to take the lead heading into turn one at the start of the sportsman feature event. Dakota Riggleman settled in behind Bryant and chased him the entire twenty laps. Bryant and Riggleman would battle door to door throughout the feature event. Riggleman pulled alongside Bryant off of turn four on the final lap but Bryant edged him out by feet at the stripe. Riggleman failed a post race inspection and was disqualified. The disqualification moved Ricky Fox up to the second position. Eric Groah, the current sportsman point leader, settled for a third place finish. Robert Steen and Ron Miller rounded out the top five.

Michael Taylor has completely dominated the street stock division so far this season. Taylor started sixth as a result of winning last week’s feature event. Tom Guthrie was the early leader but his lead was short lived as David Brogan used an inside move to pass Guthrie off of turn four. Brogan would lead just two laps before he was overtaken by Taylor. Once out in front Taylor flexed his muscle and distanced himself from the field. A caution on lap fourteen for a spin by Randy Johnson bunched the field up for a six lap shootout. On the restart Taylor once again pulled away from the Brogan. Taylor took the checked flag nearly four seconds ahead of Brogan. Guthrie held on for a third place finish. Lester Lyons and Terry Dame scored top five finishes.

Michael Bryant had a weekend he would like to forget in the pure stock division. His weekend started with a crash in the feature event on Friday night at Eastside Speedway. Then he crashed his car in practice Saturday night at Natural Bridge. His crew went to work on the race car and made repairs in time to make the feature event. Bryant and Ronnie Martin led the field to the green flag with Bryant taking the lead off of turn number two. The two would race nose to tail the entire twenty lap distance. Martin made a last lap attempt off of turn four heading for the checkers but had to settle for a second place finish. However, Bryant’s bad luck would continue as he was also disqualified after a post race inspection. Ronnie Martin was then declared the winner. Ricky Mayberry, Todd Garrett, Shane Staton, and Aaron Coleman rounded out the top five.

The All-American cars completed the night’s racing program. It was the battle of the number sixteen machines early in the feature. Brian Newton and Jeremy Pooley raced bumper to bumper the first half of the fifteen lap feature. Last week’s winner Jeff Mays then joined the race for the lead. Mays moved passed Pooley on lap eleven and set his sights on Newton. Mays stayed glued to the back bumper of Newton the final four laps but Newton would not be denied and held on for the win. Pooley settled for third with Nick Magliochetti fourth and Brandon Link fifth.

This coming Saturday night, June 11th, Natural Bridge Speedway and Federated Auto Parts welcome Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace to Natural Bridge Speedway. Schrader and Wallace will both compete in the AMRA open wheel modified series. Fans may visit www.nbspeedway.com  for more details. Gates will open at 4 pm with racing beginning at 6:30. Fans will want to come early for autographs.

 

 

 

 

 

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Natural Bridge Speedway press release for May 28, 2011.
 

May 31, 2011

Bennett Celebrates Holiday Weekend in Victory Lane at NBS


Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest racing weekends in the country and Natural Bridge Speedway proudly offered up five divisions of racing plus the Virginia Sprint Series making their second of three visits in 2011. At the end of the night the drivers of David Bennett, Jeff Mays, and Howard Hall picked up their first wins of the season while Eric Groah and Michael Taylor added another mark in the win column early in the season.

Hot lap qualifying for the late model drivers was the first order of business on the racing program. JR Overstreet, of Forrest, turned a lap of 16.056 at 85.202 mph to claim the number one qualifying spot among the ten drivers. Overstreet then drew a number four for the inversion which put Ricky Knight and Chris Barger on the front row for the feature event. Knight, a former late model track champion, jumped to the lead over Barger as the green flag waved over the field. Knight’s stay atop the leader board was short lived as Barger took the lead from Knight on lap three. Thirty-five laps was the distance of the late model feature which gave drivers plenty of time to chase down Barger.

Covington’s David Bennett started third on the grid and moved past Knight on lap eight. Bennett settled into a groove and set his sights on Barger. Meanwhile, up front, Barger was pacing the field looking for his first win of the season. Barger kept Bennett in the rear view mirror until lap twenty four when Bennett made the winning move on the high side coming through turns three and four. Bennett led the final eleven laps to win over Barger by a margin of 1.081 seconds. Justin Williams, who already has two late model wins this season, moved up two spots from fifth to third in the final rundown. Ricky Knight slipped back to a fourth place and Michael Alderman scored a top five finish.

Neil Murray and Charles Wyant led the street stock drivers to the green flag with Murray getting the jump into turn one. Murray and Wyant settled into positions one and two and seemed content to click off laps until the second half of the feature. However, the man on the move was Michael Taylor. Taylor, who already has two wins on the early season, started fourth and quickly moved into the third spot. On lap eight, Taylor overtook Wyant for the second spot. Patiently waiting for just the right time to make his move, Taylor seized the opportunity on lap fourteen and powered to lead past Murray. Once in front Taylor never looked back and cruised to his third win of the season. Murray held on for the runner-up spot. David Brogan crossed the stripe in third while Wyant slipped back to the fourth position. Tom Guthrie rounded out the top five.

Seven sportsman drivers were on hand to do battle on the 3/8 mile oval. Eric Groah, who picked up the first two sportsman victories of the season, started on the pole and led flag to flag to pick up his third win of the season. Groah, who dropped out of last week’s feature event, held off Clifton Mays for the win. It was the first start of the season for Mays. Lexington’s Shad Cooper, who was victorious a week ago, had another solid run to finish third. Randy Gardner and Robert Steen completed the top five.

The first lap of the pure stock feature event will be one that front row starter Brandon Ramsey will not soon forget. Ramsey and Mic Geist led the field into turn one. Howard Hall jumped to the inside and made it three wide coming off turn two. That is when things got interesting. As the three drivers exited turn two they ran out of race track and Ramsey smacked the outside guardrail. The contact sent Ramsey airborne and his machine rolled numerous times. Ramsey was not serious injured in the accident. Hall moved up to the front row for the restart and quickly took control of the feature event. Last week’s pure stock winner, Lee Brooks, moved into second on lap five and chased Hall the remaining twenty laps. Brooks stayed within striking distance but was unable to make a move around Hall. Brooks finished second with Todd Garrett, Geist, and Ronnie Martin rounding out the top five.

The final feature of the night saw Jeff Mays pick up his first win of the season in the All-American division. Glen Almond started on the pole and led the opening lap before giving up the lead to Mays. Mays sailed away with the victory crossing the finish line nearly six seconds ahead of Almond. Brandon Link finished a distant third. Jeremy Pooley, the defending track champion, was fourth and Brian Newton was fifth.

The Virginia Sprint Series brought drivers from all over the state of Virginia to complete in their 25 lap feature event. When the dust settled it was Tommy Humphries, of Waynesboro, picking up the victory.

The Steel Block Bandit Late Model Series will make their first visit to Natural Bridge Speedway this Saturday night, June 4. Drivers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Carolina are expected to invade the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to compete for the $2,000 winner’s check. Gates will open this weekend at 3:30 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 5:30 p.m. In just two weeks, June 11th, Natural Bridge Speedway and Federated Auto Parts welcome Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace to Natural Bridge Speedway. Schrader and Wallace will both compete in the AMRA open wheel modified series. Fans may visit www.nbspeedway.com  for more details.
 

Randy Walters
Natural Bridge Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

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May 21, 2011

Natural Bridge Speedway press release for May 21, 2011


A full moon may not have been glowing over Natural Bridge Speedway Saturday, but the evening’s racing activities prompted drivers and fans alike to ponder what was causing such carnage. Adjectives like “insane” and “crazy” were being circulated as one crew chief summed it up by simply saying, “mayhem.”

Despite the drama that filled much of the evening, it was a much calmer Lee’s Auto Repair Sportsman race that took center stage. Lexington’s Shad Cooper started from the pole and led flag-to-flag to claim victory in the 35-lap, $500 to win featured event. Cooper held off a very hungry, Keith Nelson, who finished second. Bobby Ayers took third and Ron Miller, who was driving the final car running at the end, finished fourth. Robert Steen suffered mechanical issues and placed fifth. Fairfield’s Eric Groah, who entered the night with the point lead and two wins on the season, succumbed to mechanical issues and retired early from the event.

A lot of the night’s drama seemed to be reserved for the Spencer Home Center Late Model division that saw Shipman’s Justin Williams claim victory. He started sixth and charged his way forward, but he had to play “survival of the fittest” before winning the 35-lap race that took nearly 50 minutes to complete.

Buena Vista’s Chris Barger set fastest time in qualifying with a lap at 15.661 seconds. He drew the number four inversion pill and began the race from outside the second row. Ricky Wells and J.R. Overstreet led the field of fourteen cars to the green flag. Overstreet grabbed the early lead and held it for the first 14 laps. Barger quickly moved into the second spot and ran the inside grove underneath Overstreet until he grabbed the lead on lap 15. Barger paced the field for several laps until Wells brought out the caution on lap 20 when he lost control of his car in turn one and smacked the outside guardrail.

Wells’s mishap was not the only one in the early stages of the race. An early multi-car crash, also in turn one, sent Phillip Woods to the pit area for the evening. Other early race crashes involved two-time NBS champion, Ricky Knight, and reigning Steel Block Bandits champion, Walker Arthur. Not just the crashes but the ensuing restarts had race fans buzzing. One restart saw Overstreet make contact with the wall at the flag stand. NBS officials were forced to attempt multiple restarts as eager drivers restarted the race too quickly.

Despite the various circumstances, Barger maintained the lead until his car appeared to develop a push. On lap 24, Barger’s car drifted high and Williams went underneath to claim the lead. Williams, who entered the race as the point leader, held onto the top spot for the final 11 laps before claiming victory. David Bennett started the race fourteenth and moved through the field to claim a second-place finish. Overstreet, despite his issues, took third. Tim Stalnaker had a good run to cross the stripe fourth, and Arthur recovered from his early-race crash to bring his dented machine home fifth.

The evening began with the Dixie Gas and Oil Street Stock Division. Arrington’s Michael Taylor, a familiar face in victory lane, won the 25-lap event. Entering the night as the point leader, Taylor grabbed the lead from Skye Reynolds on lap three. David Brogan took the runner-up spot, and Bobby Thompson celebrated his return to NBS with a third-place effort. Terry Dame finished fourth and Charles Wyant rounded out the top five. The race was marred on lap five by a hard crash. R.W. Armstrong slid off the turn one banking and nailed the guardrail. Moments later, Scottie Hostetter of Lexington lost control of his car and crashed into the driver’s side of Armstrong’s car. Both cars were heavily damaged; however, the drivers escaped major injury.

Lynchburg’s Lee Brooks claimed victory in the Conrock Pure Stock race. After starting tenth, Brooks charged his way through the field to take the lead from Todd Garrett on lap seven after Garrett suffered a flat right rear tire. Dusty Vess, who started from the pole and led the first lap, finished second. R.L. Tyree appeared to finish third but was disqualified. This moved Lexington’s Ronnie Martin to the third position. Martin was competing in Ben Hamilton’s machine after his car suffered engine failure in pre-race practice. Martin entered the race as the point leader. Johnny Deal claimed fourth and Aaron Coleman finished fifth.

Piney River’s James Campbell led every lap of the Fairfield Tire All American race to win the final feature of the night. This was Campbell’s first win of the season and eleventh overall of his career. Point leader Brian Newton finished second while Brandon Link took third. Glen Almond was fourth and Mike Lawhorne took fifth-place honors.

Racing resumes at Natural Bridge Speedway Saturday as the Virginia Sprint Series highlights the evening. The track’s other five divisions will also be in action. Gates open at 4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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May 11, 2011

Natural Bridge Preps for AMRA Innaugural Run (May 14)
AMRA opener May 14/ Tune Up for Federated Auto Weekend June 11

NATURAL BRIDGE, VIRGINIA-Big things are happening in Virginia dirt track modified racing! The start of a great marriage between the American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) and Natural Bridge Speedway begins this weekend with the Saturday, May 14 AMRA Opener.
The excitement is building for this weekend's AMRA Modified weekly opener at Natural Bridge Speedway in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley this Saturday night. Promoters Larry and Karey Ramsey are ready to go, and have the beautiful facility well-groomed for this historic event. The Ramsey's and crew are hard at work to have their race track and facility in top notch shape for the season opener for the AMRA Modifieds.
Local modified heros Brett Hamilton and Gary Connor are expected to be there as well as several of the AMRA mod racers from the southern WV contingent. Already, Beckley Motorsports Park has teamed with NBS for the AMRA Superweekend June 10-11, a show that features Sprint Cup star Kenny Schrader and a host of other notables competing for the hefty AMRA Road Warrior Challenge purse. Saturday's race will give driver's a chance to tune their cars in an effort to unseat Schrader as the top dog in this Federated Auto Challenge event.
The relative close proximity of the two tracks (Beckley, WV and Natural Bridge) will give AMRA drivers and local favorites a chance to compete for a high-dollar purse and a chance to compete against one of the nation's most versatile drivers. The same holds true for regular racing when it is anticipated that drivers will step up to the challenge for regular weekly shows.
Says Director of Racing Operations for AMRA, Scott Wolfe, "This weekend marks a big weekend in the scope of the AMRA in Southern West Virginia and Virginia. It looks to be a great deal for our drivers, our fans, and our tracks. We know of several new cars being built in the Beckely, Princeton, Natural Bridge area mainly because they now have multiple tracks to race at. This in turn is great for modified racing and racing in general."
In relation to the AMRA Superweekend June 10-11, Wolfe added, "This too is a big deal for both the AMRA and our two sanctioning speedways. To have Federated Auto come aboard is a major boost to what the AMRA and our speedways are trying to do for our racers. Having Ken Schrader join the mix is an added incentive, both for our drivers and the fans."
Many other top name drivers are expected to turn out for this weekend's event. Additionally, many other AMRA tracks will see their season opener's this weekend--season opener's long delayed due to heavy rains in the heart of AMRA country.
Natural Bridge Speedway is located in Lexington, VA. More information can be found at http://www.nbspeedway.com/ or by calling Phone: 540-291-2856. Beckley Motorsports Park is located on 301 Racetrack Road near Beckley, West Virginia. More information can be found at http://www.beckleymotorsportspark.com/ or by calling (304) 929-2688.


AMRA TRACKS Try Again!
Many Look For Season Openers this Weekend May 13-14

MT. ALTO, WV-Once again the big winner in AMRA sanctioned racing was Mother Nature. A better forecast indicates that all AMRA tracks may get to open the gates for this upcoming May 13-14 weekend.
By this time, tracks generally have a month's worth of racing in, however, heavy torrential rains have kept most gates closed over the past six weeks. On the plus side, anticipation is at an all-time high as fans are anxious to see all the new cars and stars on their favorite AMRA dirt track.
Opening last weekend was the I-77 Motorsports Park in Fairplain, WV where Harold Redman, Jr. claimed the AMRA Late Model event and Robert Garnes claimed the AMRA Modified event. Chris Garnes won the past AMRA LM event but this week I-77 will run double AMRA Modified Features May 14. At K-C Eddie Carrier, Jr. won the innugural AMRA Late Model Classic, while the AMRA modifieds don't debut there until this Saturday. Both I-77, Princeton, Natural Bridge, Ohio Valley and K-C will be open this weekend!
Elkins Raceway, Elkins, WV was slated to open Friday, May 6 with AMRA Modifieds on the race card and will try again with the mods and a late model special.
Both Ohio Valley Speedway in Lubeck, WV and Skyline Speedway are to open this week with Ohio Valley starting on Saturday, May 14 and Skyline on Friday, May 13. Beckley Motorsports Park will open Friday May 13.
O'Brion Oval Speedway at Duck, WV will practice 5-8 p.m. May 14 and open on May 28 when the points' season begins. Practice is scheduled for the revamped Thunder Mountain Speedway, formerly Hatfield and McCoy Speedway at Hanover, WV May 7 at 5:00 pm. The season opens May 14 at the newly sanctioned AMRA speed plant. The track phone is 304-664-5080.
Another new member track Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge, Virginia has already open but will host its first AMRA sanctioned race Saturday, May 14 when the AMRA modifieds come to town for one of the best purses in the Tri-State Area.
There are ongoing negotiations with other tracks to join or return to the AMRA fold. Drivers wishing that their track join AMRA at no cost to the speedway are urged to let management know their desires. Visit www.amramodified.com for all the AMRA news!
Check Track websites for exact details:
Schedules are tentative and subject to change

Elkins
Friday, May 13
Furious Friday Program!
Super Lates $1,500 Pro-Lates $600
E-mods $500 Street $200 Hornets $100
Mini-Wedges

Skyline Speedway
Friday, May 13
Regular Show
AMRA Late Models
AMRA Modifieds, 4cyl
410 Sprints


I-77 Motorsports Park
Saturday, May 14
JD Randolph Memorial Mod-Lite Special
AMRA LM and AMRA Modifieds
+Regular Show

K-C Raceway
Saturday, May 14
AMRA LM and AMRA Modifieds
Mini-Sprints/410 Sprints

Ohio Valley Speedway
Saturday, May 14
AMRA LM and AMRA Modifieds
Pure Stocks, 4 cyl

Natural Bridge Speedway
Saturday, May 14
AMRA Modifieds +
Reg. Show

Thunder Mountain Speedway
Formerly Hatfield and McCoy
$2,000.00 to win FASTRAK CRATES!!
AMRA Modifieds/Street Stocks

O'Brion Oval Speedway
Practive May 14

Princeton Speedway
Saturday, May 14
Double Points / Mini Stock
$500.00 to Win
AMRA Mod Sanction

 

 

 

 

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May 6, 2011 Results Natural Bridge Speedway

Miller Triumphant in Super Late Model Special


Jeremy Miller of Gettysburg, PA used an outside move on lap sixteen to take the lead away from D.J. Myers and lead the final nineteen laps to claim his second career win with the Three State Flyers super late model series. Miller, who pilots his own Miller Fabrication Mastersbuilt, picked up $3,000 for his victory Saturday night at Natural Bridge Speedway. This was just the second race of the 2011 Three State Flyers season. Josh Richards, the two-time defending World of Outlaws champion, won the season opener at Hagerstown Speedway.

Thirty-two super late models signed into the pit area to do battle on the 3/8 mile dirt oval. Four preliminary heat races took place to set the starting line-up for the feature event. The top five drivers would qualify for the A-main, while the top two drivers would move into the Dash for Cash.

Miller started fourth in his heat race and passed Walker Arthur on lap three to claim the victory in the preliminary event. The win qualified Miller for the Dash for Cash used to set the top eight starting spots for the feature event. The number 1M of Miller started third in the Dash and finished second. The second place finish put Miller on the outside pole for the 35-lap feature. The preliminary heat race winners were Scott LeBarron, Miller, Ronnie DeHaven, and Devin Friese. DJ Myers won the Dash for Cash. Raphine’s own C.S. Fitzgerald was victorious in the B-Main.

At the drop of the green flag DJ Myers darted out in front of the field with Miller in tow. Myers, coming off not one but two victories the previous week, looked as if he was going to make it three in a row. However, Miller had other ideas. Track officials had prepared a perfect racing surface that often found competitors two and three wide battling for position. Miller settled into a groove from the onset and immediately started searching for a way around Myers.

Meanwhile, all eyes were on Jason Covert. Covert, the defending Three State Flyers champion and winner of this race a year ago, started sixteenth in the twenty-five car field. Covert masterfully worked traffic as he marched his way through the field. Covert cracked the top ten on just the fourth lap and the top five on lap fifteen. As Covert moved forward, Myers and Miller were engaged in their own battle for the race lead. Miller found the top side of the track to his liking and on lap sixteen shot past Myers and took command of the race. Covert appeared to be the only car capable of challenging Miller. Covert moved into the runner-up spot on lap thirty-one but it was too little too late. Miller was long gone and crossed the stripe nearly three seconds ahead of Covert. Myers settled for third ahead of Ronnie DeHaven, Jr. of Winchester, VA and Devin Friese of Chambersburg, PA, who ran as high as third.

In the night’s opening feature event, Terry Dame and Michael Taylor had a classic battle for the victory that wasn’t settled until the final corner on the final lap. Dame started on the front row by virtue of the pill draw and passed Scottie Hostetter for the lead on the third circuit. Dame would lead the final seventeen laps to claim his first victory of the young season. However, the win would not come easy. Taylor, who was last week’s winner, had to start sixth. Taylor moved into the runner-up spot on lap six and immediately began to pressure Dame. Dame would not falter on this night and held off Taylor for the win. Taylor settled for second, followed by Tom Guthrie, Hostetter, and Lester Lyons.

Eric Groah passed race leader Robert Steen with two laps to go to claim his second straight win in the sportsman division. Steen, who has never won a feature event, seemed poised to claim his first victory. Groah patiently worked his way towards the front of the field and made the winning move off of turn four in the closing laps. Groah dedicated his win to his late mother on Mother’s Day weekend. Following Groah and Steen across the line were Randy Gardner, Dakota Riggleman, and Shad Cooper.

Defending pure stock champion Ronnie Martin, Jr. picked up his first victory of season Saturday night. Martin, Lee Brooks, and Michael Bryant had a classic three way battle for the win. Brooks and Bryant swamped the runner-up spot numerous times in the closing laps with Brooks claiming second at the stripe. Howard Hall was fourth and Todd Garrett rounded out the top five.

This coming Saturday night Natural Bridge Speedway welcomes the American Motor Racing Association to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The American Motor Racing Association is a national sanctioning body, based in Mt. Alto, WV, which sanctions open wheel modified racing in the United States. In 2011, AMRA modified racing comes to Natural Bridge Speedway for the first time in the speedway’s history. All five of Natural Bridge’s regular divisions will see action along with the open wheel modifieds. The ever popular bicycle races will begin this weekend for all kids twelve and under. Gates are scheduled to open at 4:00 p.m. with the driver’s meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 2, 2011 -4/30/11 Results

Natural Bridge Speedway Kicks Off 2011 Season


The sound of stock car engines roared back to life in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley this past Saturday night. Mother Nature finally cooperated and the green flag fell on the 2011 Natural Bridge Speedway season. The off season was extended several weeks when the first two scheduled races were rained out and the speedway was closed last Saturday night to observe the Easter holiday. It was nearly the month of May before Natural Bridge Speedway kicked off the new season but fans were treated to five divisions of racing plus a special visit by the Virginia Sprint Series.

The first order of business on the night was hot lap qualifying for the late model drivers. Thirteen late models were on hand opening night and at the end of qualifying JR Overstreet had the fastest lap. Overstreet ripped off a lap of 16.041, an average speed of just over 85 mph to claim the top spot. Overstreet then drew a number five for the inversion. The inversion put Chris Barger and Ricky Wells on the front row for the feature event.

At the drop of the green flag, Barger jumped to the lead over Wells. While Barger was out front the action behind the leader was fast and furious. The man on the move was Justin Williams. Williams started fourth on the grid and moved to second when Wells lost the handle and spun his machine in turn four. Williams pressured Barger for the lead and on two different occasions passed Barger for the top spot, only to have the caution flag negate each pass. While under caution on lap twelve, track officials noticed rear-end grease leaking from Barger’s race car. Barger went pit side while Williams took control of the feature. Williams cruised to a straight-away win for his first career victory in the late model division. Ricky Knight, rallied from his seventh starting position to finish second. JR Overstreet, Mike Ayers, and Michael Alderman rounded out the top five.

Fans witnessed a dominating performance by Michael Taylor in the street stock division. Taylor ran a limited schedule in 2010 but won most of the races he entered a season ago. Taylor took advantage of his outside front row starting position and led flag to flag to pick up the victory. Taylor crossed the stripe over three seconds ahead of David Brogan. Charles Wyant , Earl Brooks, and Terry Dane all scored top five finishes on opening night.

Eric Groah jumped to the lead on lap two of the Sportsman feature event and never looked back. Groah, coming off a stellar season in 2010, served notice that he will be the man to beat for the sportsman championship this season. Groah nearly won the 2010 championship but came up just short in the final event of the season. Shad Cooper chased Groah the entire 15 lap feature event but never seriously challenged Groah for the race lead. Cooper held on to finish second. Robert Steen was third and Ron Miller rounded out the field with a fourth place finish.

The pure stock division always put on an exciting race a season ago. Drivers in this division picked up right where they left off. Apparent winner Howard Hall was disqualified after a post race inspection. The disqualification gave the win to Seth Whorley. Ronnie Martin rallied back from a flat tire on lap nine when he and Todd Garrett made contact while trying to lap another competitor to finish second. Aaron Coleman started the season off with a solid top three finish. Ricky Mayberry and Glenn Floyd rounded out the top five.

It was the battle of the number sixteen machines for the victory in the All-American division. Brian Newton and Jeremy Pooley, two of the top drivers from last season, battled the final eleven laps with Newton claiming the top spot. Pooley, the defending All-American champion; settled for second. Mike Lawhorne moved from sixth to third by the end of the feature. Jeff Mays, who recovered from two earlier incidents, finished fourth. Glen Almond fell from his second place starting position but managed to hang on for a top five finish. The All-American division will not see action next week.

The Virginia Sprint Series brought seventeen drivers from all over the state of Virginia and neighboring states to compete in their 25 lap feature event. Brian Morgan, of Richmond, picked up the victory for the Virginia Sprint Series. This was Morgan’s first win of his career after two years of running with the Virginia Sprint Series.

Natural Bridge Speedway will host the Three State Flyer super late model series this Friday night, May 6. Super late model racers will be competing for the $3,000 top prize. Some of the nation’s best regional super late model drivers will be on hand. Jason Covert, of York Haven, PA, dominated the 35-lap Three State Flyer super late model feature last season at Natural Bridge Speedway. Covert will be on hand Friday night looking to repeat his dominating performance from a year ago. Covert is also the defending champion of the Three State Flyer series. Shinnston West Va.’s and two-time defending World of Outlaw champion Josh Richard’s won the season opening Three State Flyers event at Hagerstown Speedway.

Gates will open at 4 pm this coming Friday night. A driver’s meeting will be held at 6, with on track activities beginning immediately after the driver’s meeting. Joining the super late models on the racing program will be the sportsman, street stock, and pure stock divisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All activities were cancelled due to inclement weather at Natural Bridge Speedway on Saturday night April 16, 2011.  Natural Bridge Speedway will be closed this coming Saturday night to observe the Easter holiday. Opening night is now set for Saturday night April 30. 


Randy Walters
Natural Bridge Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

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Opening night at Natural Bridge Speedway was rained out on April 9, 2011.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 11, 2011

American Motor Racing Association Forges Bond with Natural Bridge Speedway
AMRA Excited to Expand Efforts at 1st Class Virginia Facility

MT. ALTO, WV-The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) is excited to announce the addition of a new member track with the signing of Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge, Virginia. The signing of Natural Bridge and the outstanding reputation of the beautiful Virginia facitlity helps triangulate the efforts of the AMRA along the West Virginia-Virginia border. The AMRA, dubbed America's Most Exciting Open Wheel Series, will sanction the open wheel modified events at the speedway in 2011 and hopefully beyond, as the series continues to grow.

AMRA President Larry Keefer noted, "We are genuinely excited to sign Natural Bridge and welcome them into the AMRA family. The facility is a first-class facility and everyone associated with the speedway are first class people. This is a win-win situation for all of us, especially our drivers in Virginia and bordering West Virginia. Together Natural Bridge and the AMRA are going to put on some great racing."

Natural Bridge Speedway promoter’s Larry and Karey Ramsey are pleased to be a part of the newly formed partnership with the American Motor Racing Association for the 2011 racing season. The Natural Bridge team is looking forward to a great season.

In 2011, AMRA modified racing comes to Natural Bridge Speedway for the first time in the speedway’s history. Race fans will see the AMRA open wheel modified series on five different occasions in 2011, with the first visit scheduled for Saturday night, May 14. The modified events on June 11 and July 2 will be AMRA Road Warrior Challenge races. The AMRA Road Warrior Challenge events will bring a strong contingent of drivers seeking the AMRA Road Warrior Challenge championship.

"We appreciate all of our AMRA tracks, but when you get to sign on a new venue, especially a track the caliber of Natural Bridge, you can't help but get excited. I would like to welcome NBS into the AMRA fold and am looking forward to a long relationship with the folks there," said AMRA Director of Racing Operations Scott Wolfe.

Natural Bridge Speedway has one of the best weekly shows for dirt racing fans. The speedway offers 5 weekly divisions of racing including late models, sportsman, street stock, pure stocks, and the all-Americans. Additional visits by the Three State Flyers super late model series, and Steel Block Bandits help round out the variety of racing at the facility.

The Sunoco Fall Classic will once again round out the 2011 racing season. The Fall Classic will take place on Friday night, September 30 and Saturday night, October 1. This year’s event will offer $8,000 to the winner.

NBS will feature two open practice sessions on March 26 and April 2. The first points race of 2011 will be Saturday night, April 9. For race day information call 540-291-2856 OR visit www.nbspeedway.com

Generally, Gates open at 4 PM, Driver’s Meetings are at 6 PM, and Hot Laps begin at 6:15 PM. For a selected few events early start times are Gates open at 3:30 PM, Driver’s Meetings are at 5:15 PM, and Hot Laps begin at 5:30 PM. See the website for details.

All drivers and owners are also asked to sign up for e-mail on the AMRA website or send an e-mail to Scott Wolfe at swolfe1490@suddenlink.net

Drivers are also urged to take advantage of the AMRA License discount which ends March 15. An AMRA License will be available at 2010 prices ($60) until March 15. After that prices will increase to $75. All license money goes into the AMRA point fund for each division. Nearly, $60,000 in prize money was distributed to drivers in 2010.

Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, W.S. Hogg Insurance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Racersmate, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, Killer Bee Race Bodies and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series!
More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com  >>.


Directions to:
168 North Dry Well Road,
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
(click here for map)


Driving directions from Winchester, VA:

Interstate 81 South
Take Exit 180A (Exit is on left)
Travel about 2 miles on US 11
Take left onto North Dry Well Road
Track is a short distance on right.
Driving Directions from Roanoke, VA:

Interstate 81 North
Take Exit 175
Turn Right to get to US 11
Take a left onto US 11
Travel approximately 3 1/2 miles on US 11
Turn Right onto North Dry Well Road

 

 

 

 

 

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March 8, 2011

AMRA Clarifies Rules

The American Motor Racing Association
AMRA-"Time proven-Making Racing Affordable !"


MT. ALTO, WV- The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) met Saturday afternoon for a Technical Inspector's training session at the shop of competitor Robbie Evans in Mineral Wells, West Virginia. Fifteen participants attended the meeting to clarify existing rules and amend a couple other areas of concern.
"Although we would have liked to have had 100 percent attendance, we had a great turnout," said AMRA president Larry Keefer. "We want the racers to know that the AMRA wants to continue the premise of what this organization was founded on-- maintaining a level playing field for all. The organization is working hard to see that this happens, and if we keep the cars on equal terms, then racing can be more affordable and also more competitive. Much was accomplished today and the training session was a success."
"The more exotic that cars become, or we allow them to become, the more costly it is to race," said Director of Racing Operations Scott Wolfe. "Everyone wants to win. Everyone wants a fancy, wild looking car. But there is a price to pay for all of that. Fewer cars, less competition, and thus fewer fans in the stands."
"For example, Indy thrived up to the late '70's, then technology and rear-engined cars came about. It cost owners too much too keep up with technology and fields faltered. Wedge cars in the LM series got out of hand. If Weekend Warriors are to survive, we have to play by the rules. Just yesterday, the Lucas Oil Late Models clarified their interior decking rule. Simple is generally more practical and less expensive."
"We have to keep the cars simple and make it possible for new blood to afford racing and come into the sport. We also have to keep our current drivers on the track."
The points of emphasis discussed for the modifieds were
--Safety
--Flat roofs
--Flat nose panels
--Interior Decking
--Body width
--Legal tires
--Wheel Width
--Overall Body dimensions
--Sail Panels and Spoilers
--Weight breaks for Crate Engines/Steel Body Shocks
A rules addendum will be posted at the end of this release.

Said Keefer, "Our border tracks have cars that run UMP. We want to keep the rules close to UMP, yet have our own identity. Safety is our number one concern, keeping cars within limits, and keeping competition equal for all. If a car is fully legal under UMP, strap on a 5" spoiler and in most cases it is AMRA legal. Our rules are close."
Technical inspectors were trained in how to measure body panels, so that all will be conducting Tech in the same fashion. K-C Raceway Tech inspector Mike Shell conducted much of the training.

Noted Shell, "Just because you as a racer didn't get caught one week, doesn't make it right if you get caught the next week. How many times do you have to run a stop sign before you get caught? Just because you never got caught running the stop sign, doesn't mean its ok when you do get caught."

Wolfe added, "Flat means flat. It is simple to build and simple to enforce. Without going with a NASCAR style template or "bow-meter", the roof issue would be difficult to enforce. We have given the racers a bit of a tolerance, because 'racing' will in itself cause the material to flex. We don't want to do templates and we don't want to have to distinguish between a 2" bow versus a 4" bow."

Shell also noted, "When the drivers know the rules, there usually aren't many problems. Generally, guys want to win fair and square, and want to do what is right. It is important for the drivers to know the rules and to understand them. The best tech any track has is a driver that builds his car to what the rules say."

The AMRA hopes to have consistent tech from track to track in 2011. "We are going to try to be perfect," said Keefer. "We know that we won't be (perfect), but we want participants and our track operators to know we are giving this a good shot."

Plans call for a roving technical inspector to visit all AMRA tracks. At this time a couple candidates are interested in the job.

"We have a couple people interested in helping us get out to all of the tracks. These personalities should bring a wealth of experience to the AMRA. We have some well-respected names that we hope will sign on," said Keefer.

"Our first goal of 2011 is to rejuvenate our competitive and time-proven modified series. Then down the road we want to expand our Late Model series." said Wolfe.

Safety, Body dimensions, spoiler heights, engine set back, wheel base, and aerodynamic concerns were points of emphasis on the late models. AMRA Late Model rules are in alignment with most national sanctioning bodies.

Some concerns of the AMRA are that some car builders are pushing and exceeding the limits. Another concern is the rising cost of putting a competitive race car on the track. Drivers and car owners are asked to submit cost-saving ideas to the AMRA by contacting Scott Wolfe at << swolfe1490@suddenlink.net  >>

All drivers and owners are also asked to sign up for e-mail on the AMRA website or send an e-mail to Scott Wolfe at the above address.

Drivers were also urged to take advantage of the AMRA License discount which ends March 15. An AMRA License will be available at 2010 prices ($60) until March 15. After that prices will increase to $75. All license money goes into the AMRA point fund for each division. Nearly, $60,000 in prize money was distributed to drivers in 2010.

Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, W.S. Hogg Insurance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Racersmate, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, Killer Bee Race Bodies and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series!
More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com  >>.


2011 AMRA Modified Rule Amendments/Clarifications

In clarifying roof shape, all roofs must be Flat. Flat will be defined as equilaterally flat from left to right with a 1/2 inch tolerance from the outermost point of each side. There will be no bowed or dished roofs.

All roofs must have less-than or equal to a 2" variation of tolerance from front to back with a convex or completely flat shape. The 2" of tolerance will be measured from the midpoint to the front, and from the midpoint to the back of the roof. (This allows for older-style fiberglass roofs or self-made aluminum roofs made to the fiberglass specs where the apex/highest point of the roof is the center)

Interior decking must be flat from left to right, level with the doors with a 1" dip/sag tolerance at the midpoint of the interior left to right/door to door; or at one any point between the two door panels.

Body panels must not have more than a 1/2 inch lip (wheel wells, hood scoop, etc), unless otherwise stated, such as in spoiler geometry. Body panels must be mounted flush to adjacent panels as indicated in other sections of the rules. No Wickerbills.

Nose panels may be no larger than 45" wide left to right at any given point. All nose panels should be flat from left to right.

Bodies may be no wider than 74" at the widest point. Bodies should be 68" wide at top and bottom of doors except for kick-out. The "widest point" will be defined as the point directly in front of the left rear wheel where the 6" kickout is allowed on the driver’s side (driver's side only) A 74" gauge will be slid under the car to tech this area of the body. Body panels, including wheel-well lips, must fit between the 74" uprights.

Bodies may extend above the roll cage if they legally fit within the height requirements. The AMRA recommends that all bodies be flush with the roll cage as much as possible. Driver's head must not extend beyond the top of the roll cage.

In 2011 Crate Engines will receive a 100 pound weight break at the scales and must have a certified tag. GM-604 and 602 Crate Engines. No counterfeit bolts or seals.

In 2012 drivers utilizing steel welded bearing shocks will be given a 50 pound weight break.


Points of Emphasis-
-TIRES --Tires must read MEDIUM, no MED 100 or MED 200 will be tolerated. If tire does not spell out MEDIUM you will be disqualified. Only tires which are recognized as approved by AMRA are allowed. Hoosier Racing Tires 2 ply E-Mod 26.0 & 26.5 & 27.5 x 8.0-15 in soft, medium & hard compounds and 26.5 & 27.5x8-15 in the A40, D40 & H40 compounds are the only legal sizes and com-pounds allowed.

-Sail Panels must reflect the new dimensions in the 2011 rulebook.

-No wheels larger than an 8" wide wheel permitted

-Driver's must purchase a one-time temporary license, then purchase a full license
A temporary License is $15 and a full License is $75 or $60 before March 15.

-No Rough Driving will be tolerated


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Natural Bridge Speedway Welcomes AMRA Modified Association in 2011


Natural Bridge, VA-----Natural Bridge Speedway promoter’s Larry and Karey Ramsey are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with the American Motor Racing Association for the 2011 racing season. The American Motor Racing Association is a national sactioning body, based in Mt. Alto, WV, which sanctions open wheel modified racing in the United States. In 2011, AMRA modified racing comes to Natural Bridge Speedway for the first time in the speedway’s history. Race fans will see the AMRA open wheel modified series on five different occasions in 2011, with the first visit scheduled for Saturday night, May 14. The modified events on June 11 and July 2 will be AMRA Road Warrior Challenge races. The AMRA Road Warrior Challenge events will bring a strong contingent of drivers seeking the AMRA Road Warrior Challenge championship. (More details to come in AMRA release this week)
 

 

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March 7, 2011

AMRA Clarifies Rules

The American Motor Racing Association
AMRA-"Time proven-Making Racing Affordable !"


MT. ALTO, WV- The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) met Saturday afternoon for a Technical Inspector's training session at the shop of competitor Robbie Evans in Mineral Wells, West Virginia. Fifteen participants attended the meeting to clarify existing rules and amend a couple other areas of concern.

"Although we would have liked to have had 100 percent attendance, we had a great turnout," said AMRA president Larry Keefer. "We want the racers to know that the AMRA wants to continue the premise of what this organization was founded on-- maintaining a level playing field for all. The organization is working hard to see that this happens, and if we keep the cars on equal terms, then racing can be more affordable and also more competitive. Much was accomplished today and the training session was a success."

"The more exotic that cars become, or we allow them to become, the more costly it is to race," said Director of Racing Operations Scott Wolfe. "Everyone wants to win. Everyone wants a fancy, wild looking car. But there is a price to pay for all of that. Fewer cars, less competition, and thus fewer fans in the stands."

"For example, Indy thrived up to the late '70's, then technology and rear-engined cars came about. It cost owners too much too keep up with technology and fields faltered. Wedge cars in the LM series got out of hand. If Weekend Warriors are to survive, we have to play by the rules. Just yesterday, the Lucas Oil Late Models clarified their interior decking rule. Simple is generally more practical and less expensive."

"We have to keep the cars simple and make it possible for new blood to afford racing and come into the sport. We also have to keep our current drivers on the track."

The points of emphasis discussed for the modifieds were

--Safety
--Flat roofs
--Flat nose panels
--Interior Decking
--Body width
--Legal tires
--Wheel Width
--Overall Body dimensions
--Sail Panels and Spoilers
--Weight breaks for Crate Engines/Steel Body Shocks
A rules addendum will be posted at the end of this release.

Said Keefer, "Our border tracks have cars that run UMP. We want to keep the rules close to UMP, yet have our own identity. Safety is our number one concern, keeping cars within limits, and keeping competition equal for all. If a car is fully legal under UMP, strap on a 5" spoiler and in most cases it is AMRA legal. Our rules are close."
Technical inspectors were trained in how to measure body panels, so that all will be conducting Tech in the same fashion. K-C Raceway Tech inspector Mike Shell conducted much of the training.

Noted Shell, "Just because you as a racer didn't get caught one week, doesn't make it right if you get caught the next week. How many times do you have to run a stop sign before you get caught? Just because you never got caught running the stop sign, doesn't mean its ok when you do get caught."

Wolfe added, "Flat means flat. It is simple to build and simple to enforce. Without going with a NASCAR style template or "bow-meter", the roof issue would be difficult to enforce. We have given the racers a bit of a tolerance, because 'racing' will in itself cause the material to flex. We don't want to do templates and we don't want to have to distinguish between a 2" bow versus a 4" bow."

Shell also noted, "When the drivers know the rules, there usually aren't many problems. Generally, guys want to win fair and square, and want to do what is right. It is important for the drivers to know the rules and to understand them. The best tech any track has is a driver that builds his car to what the rules say."

The AMRA hopes to have consistent tech from track to track in 2011. "We are going to try to be perfect," said Keefer. "We know that we won't be (perfect), but we want participants and our track operators to know we are giving this a good shot."

Plans call for a roving technical inspector to visit all AMRA tracks. At this time a couple candidates are interested in the job.

"We have a couple people interested in helping us get out to all of the tracks. These personalities should bring a wealth of experience to the AMRA. We have some well-respected names that we hope will sign on," said Keefer.

"Our first goal of 2011 is to rejuvenate our competitive and time-proven modified series. Then down the road we want to expand our Late Model series." said Wolfe.

Safety, Body dimensions, spoiler heights, engine set back, wheel base, and aerodynamic concerns were points of emphasis on the late models. AMRA Late Model rules are in alignment with most national sanctioning bodies.

Some concerns of the AMRA are that some car builders are pushing and exceeding the limits. Another concern is the rising cost of putting a competitive race car on the track. Drivers and car owners are asked to submit cost-saving ideas to the AMRA by contacting Scott Wolfe at << swolfe1490@suddenlink.net >>

All drivers and owners are also asked to sign up for e-mail on the AMRA website or send an e-mail to Scott Wolfe at the above address.

Drivers were also urged to take advantage of the AMRA License discount which ends March 15. An AMRA License will be available at 2010 prices ($60) until March 15. After that prices will increase to $75. All license money goes into the AMRA point fund for each division. Nearly, $60,000 in prize money was distributed to drivers in 2010.

Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, W.S. Hogg Insurance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Racersmate, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, Killer Bee Race Bodies and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series!
More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com >>.


2011 AMRA Modified Rule Amendments/Clarifications

In clarifying roof shape, all roofs must be Flat. Flat will be defined as equilaterally flat from left to right with a 1/2 inch tolerance from the outermost point of each side. There will be no bowed or dished roofs.

All roofs must have less-than or equal to a 2" variation of tolerance from front to back with a convex or completely flat shape. The 2" of tolerance will be measured from the midpoint to the front, and from the midpoint to the back of the roof. (This allows for older-style fiberglass roofs or self-made aluminum roofs made to the fiberglass specs where the apex/highest point of the roof is the center)

Interior decking must be flat from left to right, level with the doors with a 1" dip/sag tolerance at the midpoint of the interior left to right/door to door; or at one any point between the two door panels.

Body panels must not have more than a 1/2 inch lip (wheel wells, hood scoop, etc), unless otherwise stated, such as in spoiler geometry. Body panels must be mounted flush to adjacent panels as indicated in other sections of the rules. No Wickerbills.

Nose panels may be no larger than 45" wide left to right at any given point. All nose panels should be flat from left to right.

Bodies may be no wider than 74" at the widest point. Bodies should be 68" wide at top and bottom of doors except for kick-out. The "widest point" will be defined as the point directly in front of the left rear wheel where the 6" kickout is allowed on the driver’s side (driver's side only) A 74" gauge will be slid under the car to tech this area of the body. Body panels, including wheel-well lips, must fit between the 74" uprights.

Bodies may extend above the roll cage if they legally fit within the height requirements. The AMRA recommends that all bodies be flush with the roll cage as much as possible. Driver's head must not extend beyond the top of the roll cage.

In 2011 Crate Engines will receive a 100 pound weight break at the scales and must have a certified tag. GM-604 and 602 Crate Engines. No counterfeit bolts or seals.

In 2012 drivers utilizing steel welded bearing shocks will be given a 50 pound weight break.


Points of Emphasis-
-TIRES --Tires must read MEDIUM, no MED 100 or MED 200 will be tolerated. If tire does not spell out MEDIUM you will be disqualified. Only tires which are recognized as approved by AMRA are allowed. Hoosier Racing Tires 2 ply E-Mod 26.0 & 26.5 & 27.5 x 8.0-15 in soft, medium & hard compounds and 26.5 & 27.5x8-15 in the A40, D40 & H40 compounds are the only legal sizes and com-pounds allowed.

-Sail Panels must reflect the new dimensions in the 2011 rulebook.

-No wheels larger than an 8" wide wheel permitted

-Driver's must purchase a one-time temporary license, then purchase a full license
A temporary License is $15 and a full License is $75 or $60 before March 15.

-No Rough Driving will be tolerated

...........................................
Natural Bridge Speedway Welcomes AMRA Modified Association in 2011


Natural Bridge, VA-----Natural Bridge Speedway promoter’s Larry and Karey Ramsey are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with the American Motor Racing Association for the 2011 racing season. The American Motor Racing Association is a national sactioning body, based in Mt. Alto, WV, which sanctions open wheel modified racing in the United States. In 2011, AMRA modified racing comes to Natural Bridge Speedway for the first time in the speedway’s history. Race fans will see the AMRA open wheel modified series on five different occasions in 2011, with the first visit scheduled for Saturday night, May 14. The modified events on June 11 and July 2 will be AMRA Road Warrior Challenge races. The AMRA Road Warrior Challenge events will bring a strong contingent of drivers seeking the AMRA Road Warrior Challenge championship. (More details to come in AMRA release this week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2011 Natural Bridge Speedway Schedule

For race day information call 540-291-2856  OR  visit www.nbspeedway.com

Gates open at 4 PM           Driver’s Meeting at 6 PM          Hot Laps at 6:15 PM

** EVENTS WITH EARLY START TIMES…….Gates 3:30 PM     Driver’s Meeting 5:15 PM     Hot Laps 5:30 PM

DATE

FEATURE EVENT

KID CONNECTION

Adult Admission

Main

Back

Pit

3/26/2011

Practice 1-6 PM

No Kitchens Open

FREE

FREE

$15

4/2/2011

Practice 1-6 PM

No Kitchens Open

FREE

FREE

$15

4/9/2011

First Points Race ~ Regular Show

 

$10

$12

$25

   4/16/2011

Regular Show

Egg Race

$10

$12

$25

 

4/23/2011

 

CLOSED

4/30/2011

Virginia Sprint Series

 

$10

$12

$25

5/6/2011

FRIDAY

THREE STATE FLYERS

Super Late Model Series

$3,000 to WIN $300 to START

Plus Sportsman, Street & Pure Stocks

 NO ALL AMERICANS

www.threestateflyers.com

 

 

Relay for Life Collection

$15

$15

$25

5/14/2011

Regular Show +

 AMRA Open Wheel Modified

Bicycle Races Begin

$10

$12

$25

5/21/2011

50 Lap Sportsman Feature $500 to WIN

Frisbee Contest

$10

$12

$25

5/28/2011

Virginia Sprint Series

 

$10

$12

$25

**6/4/2011

Steel Block Bandits

 Limited Late Model Racing Series

$2000 to Win

www.steelblockbandits.com

 

$15

$15

$25

   6/11/2011

AMRA Road Warriors

$1,500 to WIN!

FULL DETAILS COMING SOON!

 

$15

$15

$25

6/18/2011

Don Pugh Memorial

40 Lap Street Stock Feature ~ $400 to WIN

Frisbee Contest

$10

$12

$25

6/25/2011

Regular Show

My Ride Contest ~

10 Lucky Kids will take a ride in a race car.

$10

$12

$25

**7/2/2011

Ben Cross Memorial

AMRA Road Warriors

$1,200 to WIN plus

$1000 Late Model Feature

DOUBLE POINTS ALL CLASSES

Fireworks

 

Bicycle Give Away

$15

$15

$25

7/9/2011

Virginia Sprint Series

 

$10

$12

$25

7/15/2011

FRIDAY

Steel Block Bandits

 Limited Late Model Racing Series

$2000 to Win

NO STREET STOCKS

 

$15

$15

$25

7/23/2011

CLOSED - Rockbridge Regional Fair

7/30/2011

Regular Show +

 AMRA Open Wheel Modified

 

$10

$12

$25

8/6/2011

Powder Puff Feature

It’s Ladies Night

Oh, What a Night!

$10

$12

$25

8/13/2011

CLOSED

 

 

 

 

8/20/2011

30 Lap Pure Stock Feature ~ $300 to WIN

Frisbee Contest

$10

$12

$25

8/27/2011

Twin 15 Lap All American Features

$150 to Win Each

Frisbee Contest

$10

$12

$25

9/3/2011

Regular Show +

 AMRA Open Wheel Modified

Last Bicycle Race

$10

$12

$25

**9/10/2011

Steel Block Bandits

 Limited Late Model Racing Series

$2000 to Win

www.steelblockbandits.com

 

$15

$15

$25

9/17/2011

Regular Show 

Final Points Race

$10

$12

$25

9/24/2011

CLOSED

9/30/2011

Friday

10/1/2011

Saturday

Sunoco Fall Classic

 Super Late Model

$8,000 to WIN!

 

1/14/2012

 

Tentative date for the 2011 Points Banquet

Schedule Subject to Change without Notice

News

March 7, 2011

Natural Bridge Speedway Welcomes AMRA Modified Association in 2011


Natural Bridge Speedway promoter’s Larry and Karey Ramsey are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with the American Motor Racing Association for the 2011 racing season. The American Motor Racing Association is a national sactioning body, based in Mt. Alto, WV, which sanctions open wheel modified racing in the United States. In 2011, AMRA modified racing comes to Natural Bridge Speedway for the first time in the speedway’s history. Race fans will see the AMRA open wheel modified series on five different occasions in 2011, with the first visit scheduled for Saturday night, May 14. The modified events on June 11 and July 2 will be AMRA Road Warrior Challenge races. The AMRA Road Warrior Challenge events will bring a strong contingent of drivers seeking the AMRA Road Warrior Challenge championship.

The Three State Flyers super late model series also returns to Natural Bridge Speedway in 2011. In the inaugural Three State Flyer event in 2010, Jason Covert of York Haven, PA picked up the victory. Covert went on to win five Three State Flyer events in 2010 and was the Three State Flyer Champion. Bo Feathers, Walker Arthur, Jimmy Bernhisel, and DJ Myers rounded out the top five in last season’s event which drew twenty seven super late models. The Three State Flyers will visit Natural Bridge Speedway on Friday night, May 6, for a $3,000 to win event.

The Steel Block Bandits have signed on to race at Natural Bridge Speedway for three separate events in 2011. The Steel Block Bandits will appear on June 4, July 15, and September 10. All three events will pay $2,000 to the winner. The Steel Block Bandits is a regional late model touring series. This year, promoter Danny Wilson and staff have worked to create a schedule that will offer over $200,000 in purse money. The series champion will be awarded $5,000. This series is really taking off in the mid-Atlantic region. The Bandits are looking forward to making 2011 their best year ever. A number of the regions top super late model drivers have signed on for the 2011 season, including Booper Bare and Bo Feathers. Walker Arthur, of Forest, VA, is the series defending champion.

The Sunoco Fall Classic will once again round out the 2011 racing season. The Fall Classic will take place on Friday night, September 30 and Saturday night, October 1. This year’s event will offer $8,000 to the winner. Mechanicsville, MD’s Jamie Lathroum has won back to back Sunoco Fall Classic features. The super late model event always draws the top regional drivers to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The 2011 Sunoco Fall Classic will be a must see event for dirt late model fans.

Natural Bridge Speedway has one of the best weekly shows for dirt racing fans. The speedway offers 5 weekly divisions of racing including late models, sportsman, street stock, pure stocks, and the all-Americans. The 2011 season will have something for everyone. Action gets under way with two open practice sessions on March 26 and April 2. The first points race of 2011 will be Saturday night, April 9.
 

 

 

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