Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Ernie Shelton’s 33rd Annual USA 100 and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series September 14-15th

Date: 9/6/2012 10:09:44 PM

 
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Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Ernie Shelton’s 33rd Annual USA 100 and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series September 14-15th
 
Jamaica, VA – Officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway are anxiously awaiting September 14th and 15th that is when the 33rd Annual USA 100 returns to the ½ mile speed plant in beautiful Jamaica, VA. The event will once again be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. After the success of last year’s event the USA 100 will get a boost in purse and now will be a two-day $20,000 to win event. A rain date of Sun., September 16th has been established for the event.
 
“Even though the race was shortened by rain, last year’s feature was one of the best of the season. The twin 25’s have been phenomenal the past four year’s and the final 50 lap segment has just been out of this world. We couldn’t be more pleased with hosting this event, it gets better each year. This race is definitely a fan friendly event. The two 25 lap qualifiers could be features anywhere in the country. This year the event will be a two-day show paying $20,000 to the winner and $1200 to start the “A” Main,” concluded track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.
 
As in last year’s race the speedway will once again include a B Main for the 33rd Annual USA 100 that will give the competitors one more chance to make it into the USA 100 finale. The speedway has also added two complete 25 lap, $1500 to win open Modified events boasting a total purse of $16,740. This year’s Mod Madness Twin 25’s will allow AMRA, UMP, IMCA, TSMA, NDRA rules for this year’s event. Because of the open rules some of the best modified competitors on the East Coast are expected to be in attendance.
 
“We are extremely excited to have the open modifieds back as a support division this year; by allowing multiple sanction rules we should see some new faces racing for the big money,” added Sawyer.
 
The purse for Ernie Shelton’s USA 100 final 50 lap segment: 1. $20,000; 2. $10,000; 3. $6,000; 4. $4,000; 5. $3,500; 6. $2,500; 7. $2,100; 8. $2,000; 9. $1,800; 10. $1,750; 11. $1,650; 12. $1,600; 13. $1,550; 14. $1,500; 15. $1,450; 16. $1,400; 17. $1,350; 18.$1,300; 19. $1,250; 20 - 24 $1,200. All drivers who do not transfer to the A Main from the B Main(s) will receive $200.00.
 
The purse for each of the Mod Madness 25 lap features will be: 1. $1,500; 2. $875; 3. $700; 4. $600; 5. $550; 6. $450; 7. $400; 8. $350 9. $300; 10. $250; 11. $240; 12. $225; 13. $180; 14. $150; 15. $145; 16. $145; 17. $140; 18. $140; 19. $135; 20. $135; 21. $ 130; 22. $130; 23- 26 $125.
 
Ernie Shelton’s USA 100 format will once again feature a fan friendly format featuring two 25 lap qualifying races scheduled to run Friday and B Main(s) and a 50 lap A Main on Saturday. Group qualifying will fill the positions for the 25 lap qualifiers.
 
Previous USA 100 winners include: Scott Bloomquist (‘11, ‘93, ‘92); Jonathan Davenport (‘10); 2009 – Rainout; Chris Madden (08); Jason Covert (07); Jeremy Miller (06); Steve Lucas (’05, ’99, ‘95); Rod Evans (’04); 2003 — no race; 2002 — no race; 2001 — no race; Chuck Harper (’00); Denny Chamberlain (’98); Mike Balzano (’97 and ‘87); Henry Hornsby Jr. (‘96); Donnie Moran (’94); Billy Moyer (’91); Harold Redman Sr. (’90); Rod Evans and Harold Redman Sr. (Twin 50’s) (’89); Timmy Newman (only 88 laps) (’88); 1986 — no race; 1985 — no race; 1984 — no race; Larry Moore (’83 and ‘80); Delmas Conley (’82 and ‘79); Dickie Bartusiak (’81); Larry Cantley (’78); Gene McNeely (’77).
 
The speedway will once again provided fans with a top-flight show for very favorable ticket prices. Adults two-day tickets are $35.00 while seniors (60+) are $28.00; military (active and retired) are $25; students 7-17 are $15.00 and children Under 6 are FREE. Two-day Pit passes will be $50.00. The competitor gates open at 3:00 p.m. while the spectator gates swing open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 4pm on Saturday. On track action begins at 6:30 pm with hot laps.
 
Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in beautiful Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from the 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 and competitors may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: VMS: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223
 
 


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