Story By: DAVE SEAY / VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – JAMAICA, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway has released the schedule for the 2019 season. It will mark the 50th season of action at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA.
The schedule includes twelve (12) nights of weekly racing action, the return of 410 sprint cars with the April 11th Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions and Tony Stewart competing, two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events – the April 20th $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth and the June 15th $20,000 to win 43rd Annual USA 100; the history making $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by James River Equipment weekend and two mud bogs at the facilities state-of-the-art 200 mud bog pit.
The 50th anniversary season opening event for the speedway’s four weekly divisions will take place on Saturday April 27th featuring a full program of action that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions.
The season’s first special event will be Thursday April 11th with the return of 410 sprint cars for a $10,000 to win, $1000 to start event. Thursday Night Thunder will feature the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series with Tony Stewart competing. The UMP Modifieds will also be competing in the first event of the Dirt Cup Challenge 2019 and will pay $3000 to win.
April 20th sees the return of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series for the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth along with a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. The event will have a Sunday April 21st rain date.
June 15TH the Ultimate Super Late Model Series stars and cars will return for the 43rd Annual USA and pay $20,000 to win. There will also be a $3000 to win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models. The event will have a Sunday June 16th rain date.
The 2019 FASTRAK World Championship returns September 13-14, 2019 and will make history by paying $50,000 to win and $2050 to start the feature. The World Championship has a Sunday September 15th rain date.
The very popular mud bogs are scheduled for May 18th and October 5th.