Final “Test and Tune” Open Practice Scheduled for this Saturday April 3rd at Virginia Motor Speedway; Commonwealth 100 advance ticket deadline April 1st

Date: 3/28/2010 4:21:06 PM

Final “Test and Tune” Open Practice Scheduled for this Saturday April 3rd at Virginia Motor Speedway; Commonwealth 100 advance ticket deadline April 1st

Jamaica, VA – With a successful first “Test & Tune” session already under its belt, officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will hold a second and final “Test & Tune” open practice for all divisions this Saturday, April 3rd. 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 2010 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867. 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS TO OPEN 2010 SEASON: The 2010 season will kick off in a huge way on April 16 – 17, 2010 as the Speedway swings open the gates with its most ambitious opening night festivities ever, as the nationally recognized World of Outlaws Late Model Series will bring their 900+ horsepower monsters on dirt to compete in the $25,000 to win Commonwealth 100. The weekend will also include a $3000 to win non-qualifiers race.

Fans can expect to see World of Outlaws Late Model stars Rick Eckert, defending Champion Josh Richards, Steve Francis, Chub Frank, Darrell Lanigan, Clint Smith, Shane Clanton, Tim Fuller, Brady Smith and a host of Rookie contingents that includes 2007 VMS Victory Lap Late Model Champion Austin Hubbard. Also expected to compete are 4-time Lucas Oil Late Model Champion Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, 3-time MACS Champion Jason Covert, Doug Horton and defending race winner Chris Madden. 

Fans still have until April 1 to grab one of the best deals in dirt Late Model racing — a two-day advance ticket for just $35 (adults) or $10 (children 6-12). Purchasing the tickets early provides a weekend savings of $15 per adult and $10 per child admission and also includes a free pit pass for the racing program on Fri., April 16, and early entrance to the driver autograph session that will be held underneath the grandstand prior to the start of racing on Sat., April 17.

All tickets are general admission. No reserved seats will be sold for the event. 

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting, 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 16, with WoO LMS 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 17. A raindate of Sun., April 18, has been established for the event.


TICKETS FOR MAY 15th WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR EVENT: Tickets for the Saturday May 15th event for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will go on sale Monday, April 19th by calling the speedway at (804) 758-1867 between the hours of 9am and 4pm. general admission seating will see adult admission $30; senior and military $27; students 7 to 17 years of age $15 and children 6 and under free. Mastercard and Visa accepted. There will be a $3 per order.


41st SEASON: The tentative 2010 schedule has been released and includes 16 weeks of action starting with the opening weekend Commonwealth 100 and ending September 18th with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned $15,000 to win USA 100. The schedule also includes two Mud Bogs at “The Pit @ VMS”. To see the entire 2010 schedule in its entirety, visit the Speedway’s website at

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 2010 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at

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


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