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March 9, 2012

Virginia Motor Speedway to open 2012 season with “Test and Tune” Open Practice; Commonwealth 100 Advance Tickets Still on Sale



Jamaica, VA – Competitors at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will get the chance to dial in their rides for the 2012 season on Saturday March 31st as the speedway will hold a “Test & Tune” open practices for all divisions. Gates will open at 9am for competitors with on track action to begin at 11:30am.

Fans are invited to come out and watch open practice to see all the new cars and paint schemes. There will be no charge for grandstand admission for open practice. Anyone wanting to visit the pits will be required to buy a pit pass. Pit passes will be $20 per person. All cars must be inspected before they will be allowed to practice.

Registrations are currently being accepted with all numbers being given out on a first come first served basis. Competitors can obtain a 2012 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

--LUCAS OIL LATE MODELS TO OPEN 2012 SEASON: The 2012 season will once again kick off in a huge way on April 13 – 14, 2012 when the Speedway swings open the gates for its 43rd season with the running of the third annual $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100. This year’s edition will have a new twist as the Lucas Oil Late Model series will now sanction the event. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Series Champion Jimmy Owens, two-time Champion Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, 5-time Champion Earl Pearson Jr., Jared Landers along with rookie contenders Austin Hubbard and Jonathan Davenport are just a few of the Lucas regulars that will compete against defending race winner Steve Shaver, Booper Bare, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Fans still have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing — a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com,  downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 13, with Lucas Oil Late Model time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 14. A raindate of Sun., April 15, has been established for the event. Schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway  and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.com  for a chance at special deals and prizes during the 2012 season.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb. 21, 2012

Anticipation Running High For April 13 – 14th Commonwealth 100

Jamaica, VA – With stellar car counts and exciting racing being the norm at Florida Speedweeks events anticipation is running high for the $25,000 to win Third Annual Commonwealth 100 scheduled for April 13 – 14, 2012 at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA.

“When you look at the car counts and the exciting racing being put on during Florida Speedweeks it only gets you amped and excited to have the best dirt late model drivers in the country headed to Virginia for what we feel is going to be the best Commonwealth 100 yet,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

This year’s edition will have a new twist as the Lucas Oil Late Model series will now sanction the $25,000 to win event. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Series Champion Jimmy Owens, two-time Champion Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, 5-time Champion Earl Pearson Jr., Jared Landers along with rookie contenders Austin Hubbard and Jonathan Davenport are just a few of the Lucas regulars that will compete against defending race winner Steve Shaver, Booper Bare, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Fans have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing — a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com,  downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 13, with Lucas Oil Late Model time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 14. A raindate of Sun., April 15, has been established for the event. Schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway  and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.com  for a chance at special deals and prizes during the 2012 season.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday January 31, 2012
An X.CELERATED Release
Contact: Barry Braun at barry@racexr.com or 218-226-5661

XSAN KICKS OFF SUPERCAST INTERNET PAY-PER-VIEW SCHEDULE WITH THE 2012 EAST BAY WINTERNATIONALS FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

New features and production capture the event like you are at the track, everywhere.

Silver Bay, MN (January 31, 2011) – The X.CELERATED SPORTS ACTION NETWORK is back at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, for the third consecutive year to kick off the XSAN SUPERCAST schedule of action sports internet pay per views provided through streaming industry leader Ustream. The 2012 XSAN East Bay Winternationals SUPERCAST presented by DRIFT kicks off on February 8, 2012, with UMP Modified and Mod Lite practice for FREE, February 9th through the 11th for the Modified and Mod Lite portion of the Pay-Per-View SUPERCAST, February 12th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series practice for FREE, and then the big show from February 13th to the 18th. That's right, for the first time ever XSAN will broadcast the ENTIRE week, including the Saturday event, of the East Bay Winternationals!

XSAN has become known for high quality live internet pay-per-view events, and has produced content for TV and DVD over a short span of two years that all started in 2010 at East Bay (previously as RACE CAST LIVE and in 2011 through a promotional partnership with modFURY.com). In addition to featuring the action in HD, XSAN is going to raise the bar on action sports broadcasting with an at-the-track documentary-like production directed by Award Winning Filmmaker and www.jackslash.com owner Sean Buckley that features DRIFT point-of-view cameras, MOTORSTATS.com live timing and scoring during the events, New Vision Graphics Sound of the Pits, RACEceiver Race Trax, and More. Best of all, XSAN SUPERCAST broadcasts are now commercial free!

Ordering info and links for the 2012 XSAN East Bay Winternationals SUPERCAST presented by DRIFT can be found at: http://www.eastbayracewaypark.com/winternationals/pay-per-view/ The cost for the event is $15.00 per day or $35.00 for the Three Days of the UMP Modifieds and Mod Lites, $15.00 per day or $60.00 for the six days of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. All pay-per-view packages include the ability to view archives at a later time. As a bonus, footage that does not make the SUPERCAST will be available for On Demand viewing to all pay-per-view customers.

Be sure to catch the 2012 XSAN East Bay Winternationals SUPERCAST presented by DRIFT on Ustream. On your computer, your phone, your tablet, and your TV--XSAN is Action Sports Everywhere!

More SUPERCAST dates will be announced in the near future.

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About X.CELERATED ACTION SPORTS NETWORK – XSAN

XSAN is an action sports video network that features the high quality internet racing broadcasts along with original content shows. More info on XSAN can be found by visiting www.xsan.tv.


 

 

 

 

 

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Jan. 25, 2011

After Successful Motorsports 2012 Show Focus Now on April 13 – 14th Commonwealth 100

Jamaica, VA – After a very successful Motorsports 2012 show officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway are now focused on the Speedway’s opening weekend of racing, the 3rd Annual Commonwealth 100 to be held April 13 – 14, 2012 at the pristine ½ mile speed plant.

This year’s edition will have a new twist as the Lucas Oil Late Model series will now sanction the $25,000 to win event. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event. Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Series Champion Jimmy Owens, two-time Champion Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, 5-time Champion Earl Pearson Jr., Jared Landers along with rookie contenders Austin Hubbard and Jonathan Davenport are just a few of the Lucas regulars that will compete against defending race winner Steve Shaver, Booper Bare, Ricky Elliott, Jason Covert, Jamie Lathroum and a host of other regional hot shoes for the top prize.

Fans have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing — a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com,  downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.

Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.

The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 13, with Lucas Oil Late Model time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 14. A raindate of Sun., April 15, has been established for the event. Schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

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43rd SEASON: The tentative 2012 schedule has been released and includes 17 weeks of action starting with the opening weekend Commonwealth 100 and ending September 14 – 15, 2012 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned $20,000 to win USA 100. The schedule also includes two Mud Bogs at “The Pit @ VMS”. To see the entire 2012 schedule in its entirety, visit the Speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.
 
Registrations are currently being accepted with the top 10 in each division having their numbers reserved until February 15th, after which all numbers will be first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2012 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway  and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.com  for a chance at special deals and prizes during the 2012 season.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223




 

 

 

 

 

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Jan. 12, 2012

VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY HEADED TO MOTORSPORTS 2012 SHOW; AUSTIN HUBBARD TO BE IN BOOTH

Jamaica, VA - Virginia Motor Speedway is headed to the 27th Annual Motorsports 2012 presented by SEF Small Engine Fuel January 20-22, 2012. The popular show produced by Len Sammons Productions is back to the Philadelphia, PA area once again for the 27th anniversary show and will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Motorsports 2012 Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuel will cover close to 220,000 square feet of the Expo Center with more than 600 exhibit areas offering just about everything automotive. Close to 200 racecars will be on display and there will be appearances by many of the top names in the sport along with many local and regional stars including David Pearson, John Force, Rusty Wallace, Kenny Wallace and many others.

Fans that come by the Virginia Motor Speedway booth (#604) will get a chance to see the speedway’s 2007 Victory Lap Late Model Champion and 2010 World of Outlaws Late Model Rookie of the Year Austin Hubbard of Seaford, DE and the familiar #11 Commonwealth 100 sponsored Rocket. Also featured in the VMS booth will be our own General Manager Clarke Sawyer’s Anxious Mud Dragster to promote our mud bog events.

The VMS booth will host two autograph sessions the first being Saturday January 21st from 3-5pm and will feature 2010 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year and current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series candidate Austin Hubbard. On Sunday January 22nd the VMS booth will host an autograph session from 12 – 2pm with 2006 VMS Victory Lap Late Model Champion and two-time Steel Block Bandits Champion Walker Arthur being joined by VMS General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

For more information on the 27th Annual Motorspors 2012 presented by SEF Small Engine Fuel go to www.aarn.com or visit the speedway’s website.

Fans will also have the opportunity to order their advance tickets for the April 13-14, 2012 Commonwealth 100 at a substantial discount while visiting the VMS booth (#604). Advance two-day adults tickets are $30; two-day Senior and Military $27 and advance two-day student (7-17 years old) tickets only $15.

A $25,000 prize is once again earmarked for the winner of the Commonwealth 100, which will offer a cash purse totaling over $125,000. The Commonwealth 100 will pay $2,000 to start, and a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race will boast a $3,000 first-place award from a purse of nearly $16,000.

Time trials and heat races will be run on Fri., April 15, with B-mains, non-qualifiers races and the Commonwealth 100 on Sat., April 16. A rain date of Sun., April 17, has been established for the event

For fans not attending Motorsports 2012 there are two ways to purchase tickets: Visit www.vamotorspeedway.com  to download the advance ticket order form and send it in with a money order or cashiers check. No personal checks will be accepted. Or fans wanting to purchase tickets using a credit card can call the speedway at 804-758-1867 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards accepted. All seats are general admission.

Drivers can save too by entering early! The early entry fee of $150 not only saves you $50 off the regular $200 price but also includes the drivers $50 two-day pit pass making the driver’s savings a total of $100. All advance sales of tickets and pre-entry deadline is April 1st 2010.

Fans can also save money by camping on the speedway grounds. There will be no charge to camp (no hookups) in designated areas.

For complete information on The Commonwealth 100 and other events at Virginia Motor Speedway visit the tracks website or call 1-804-758-1VMS (1867).


 

 

 

 

 

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Jan. 2, 2012

Virginia Motor Speedway 2012 Registrations Now Being Accepted; Commonwealth 100 Tickets On Sale

Jamaica, VA – It won’t be long before the roar of engines can once again be heard on Saturday’s at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway as competitors will get the chance to dial in their rides for the 2012 season as the speedway will hold a “Test & Tune” open practice for all divisions Saturday, March 31st.

Registrations are currently being accepted with the top 10 in each division having their numbers reserved until February 15th, after which all numbers will be first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2012 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.
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WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS TO ONCE AGAIN OPEN 2012 SEASON: The 2012 season will once again kick off in a huge way on April 13 – 14, 2012 when the Speedway swings open the gates for its 43rd season with the running of the third annual $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100. This year’s edition will have a new twist as the Lucas Oil Late Model series will now sanction the event. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see the best in national and regional dirt late model drivers for this highly anticipated event.

Fans still have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing — a two-day advance adult ticket for just $30; Senior / Military are $27 and students (7-17) just $15. All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.vamotorspeedway.com,  downloading the advance ticket order form and sending it to the track with a money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), or by calling the speedway office at 804-758-1867 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and using a Mastercard, Visa or Discover card.



Drivers, meanwhile, can also save by entering the Commonwealth 100 prior to the early-entry deadline of April 1. The $150 early-entry fee not only saves racers $50 off the regular $200 entry fee but also includes a two-day driver pit pass worth $50.


The Commonwealth 100 weekend kicks off on Fri., April 13, with Lucas Oil Late Model time trials and heat races, while B-Mains, a 30-lap Non-Qualifiers’ Race and the headline 100-lapper take center stage on Sat., April 14. A raindate of Sun., April 15, has been established for the event. Schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

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43rd SEASON: The tentative 2012 schedule has been released and includes 17 weeks of action starting with the opening weekend Commonwealth 100 and ending September 14 – 15, 2012 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned $20,000 to win USA 100. The schedule also includes two Mud Bogs at “The Pit @ VMS”. To see the entire 2012 schedule in its entirety, visit the Speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway.com  for a chance at special deals and prizes during the 2012 season.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA affiliate track, is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads areas.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2012 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

 

 

 

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