Justin Williams Makes It Two-In-A-Row With Pro LM Victory At Virginia Motor Speedway

Story By: DAVE SEAY / VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – JAMAICA, VA – Another huge field of twenty-seven Victory Lap Pro Late Models took the green flag and for the second straight week Justin Williams of Concord, VA picked up the victory.

This week though it wasn’t as easy as Williams had to work through lapped traffic to catch Jared Powell of Charlottesville, VA to even have a chance to battle for the lead. On lap 20 of the 35 lap feature Powell would drift up in turn 2 giving Williams the chance to get by for the lead. Once out front Williams would hold a three car length cushion over Powell to the checkers.

“If not for that heavy traffic I am not sure I could have gotten by Powell and Almond, my car could just drive through traffic a little easier,” commented Williams in Whosyourdriver.org victory lane.

Jared Powell, Corey Almond, Matt Glanden and Davis Lipscombe rounded out the top five.

In other action Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA took the lead from Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City, NC on lap 18 and then went on to scored his first Truckin thunder Sportsman of the season; hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA took the lead on lap 19 of the Budweiser Modified feature and never looked back to score his first win of 2019 and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Henrico, VA grabbed the lead on the drop of the green from his fourth place start spot and went on to score his second win of the season.

In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 35 lap feature Corey Almond and Jared Powell led the 27 car field to green with Powell grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Once out front Powell put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. By lap 9 Powell began working traffic followed by Almond, Matt Glanden and Justin Williams. Williams got by Almond for second on lap 12 and set out to catch Powell. Powell and Williams worked their way through traffic with the laps winding down. On lap 18 Williams caught Powell in traffic, it took a couple of laps for Williams to find an opening but on lap 20 Powell drifted up in turn 2 allowing Williams just enough to get by. Once out front Williams kept a two car length advantage over Powell all the way to the checkers. Jared Powell, Corey Almond, Matt Glanden and Davis Lipscombe rounded out the top five.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Joe Weiss and Matt Ashworth led the field to green with Ashworth taking the lead out of turn 2. Ashworth would pace the field until Weiss worked his way under him in turn 4 with the two racing side by side to the line. Ashworth would hold the spot until turn 1 when Weiss would sweep his outside to take over the lead. Tim Shelton would get by Ashworth for second on lap 10 sweeping to his outside in turn 4. It would take Shelton 10 laps to get to Weiss, one he did the two went to battling for the top spot. On lap 18 Weiss and Shelton made it three wide out of turn 4 as the two split a lapped car with Weiss down low and Shelton on the high side. Shelton would grab the lead sweeping past Weiss in turn one. Once out front Shelton never looked back cruising to his first win of the season followed by Joe Weiss, Tyler Shipp, Chase Burrow and Tommy Upshaw rounding out the top five.

In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Jeff Sollingoer and Jeremiah Marshall led the field to green with Marshall taking the lead out of turn 4. Marshall would hold the lead until lap 4 when Lance Grady grab the lead. Marshall would take the lead back on the next lap only to lose it again on lap 8 when Grady got back to take over the top spot. On lap 10 Hunter McClendon and Chase Butler got by for second and third. On lap 18 McClendon slid up in front of Grady in turn 1 to take the lead followed by Butler. Once out front McClendon kept enough of a cushion on Butler to bring home the win followed by Butler, Grady, Brandon Galloway and Jeff Solinger.

In the Collision One Limited Stock 25 lap feature Justin Pullen and Marty Coltrain led the 19 car field to green with James Givens grabbing the lead out of turn 2 from his fourth place starting position followed to second by Trent Clemans. By lap 5 Givens had stretched his lead to just shy of s full straight. By lap 10 Givens still held a sizeable lead over the battle for second between Clemans and Cory Bradley. On lap 13 the best battle on the track was the one for second between Clemans and Bradley. Caution would fly on lap 14 when two lapped cars got together coming out of turn 2 with Givens making it three wide to their inside. On the restart Givens jumped to a couple car length lead while Clemans worked to hold off Bradley for second. With five laps left Clemans and Bradley closed the gap to Givens to a car length. But neither driver could muster enough to get to his bumper with Givens going on to score the win. Clemans, Bradley, Chad Champion and Marty Coltrain rounded out the top five.

The speedway will return to racing next Saturday June 8th to host Northern Neck Chevrolet Night and week 5 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday June 8th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval 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 area.

RACE RESULTS FOR S.T.A.R. KIDS NIGHT – SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2019:

Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps): 1. 2W-Justin Williams, 25:03.657[6]; 2. 2*-Jared Powell, 25:05.077[2]; 3. 7A-Corey Almond, 25:07.338[1]; 4. 01-Matt Glanden, 25:08.913[3]; 5. 71-Davis Lipscombe, 25:09.472[7]; 6. 92-Nick Davis, 25:10.210[11]; 7. 38B-Billy Hubbard, 25:12.118[9]; 8. 55-Jimmy Duncan, 25:13.083[5]; 9. 14C-Chuck Bowie, 25:13.938[12]; 10. 80-Ray Love Jr, 25:14.532[8]; 11. 17-Camden Testerman, 25:15.878[15]; 12. 09-Brad Rigdon, 25:16.847[14]; 13. 18-Matt Marshall, 25:17.707[13]; 14. 40-Brent Bordeaux, 25:19.513[16]; 15. 28-Carl Vaughan, 25:20.405[17]; 16. 5J-Darrell Dow, 25:21.172[19]; 17. 38-Nicolas Love, 25:23.382[25]; 18. 71T-Tyler Hoy, 25:23.527[10]; 19. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, 25:28.711[20]; 20. 2-Austin Bussler, 25:31.687[18]; 21. 41-James Snead, 25:26.732[21]; 22. (DNF) 47-Matt Quade, 17:13.694[4]; 23. (DNF) 01C-Petie Coffey, 13:36.082[22]; 24. (DNF) 12-Cody Cubbage, [23]; 25. (DNF) 100-Vaughan Haywood, [24]; 26. (DNF) 3-Bill Coada, [26]; 27. (DNF) 77-Brian Hankins, [27]

Fast Qualifier: Justin Williams – 18.692 seconds

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps): 1. 55-Tim Shelton, 16:43.170[4]; 2. 43J-Joe Weiss, 16:45.646[1]; 3. 25-Tyler Shipp, 16:47.036[8]; 4. 0-Chase Burrow, 16:54.212[6]; 5. 01-Tommy Upshaw, 16:59.532[11]; 6. 1-Chad Beahr, 16:44.717[10]; 7. 00-David Lane, 16:54.592[12]; 8. 3-Bill Coada, 15:53.935[7]; 9. (DNF) 10-Matt Ashworth, 12:04.714[2]; 10. (DNF) 14-Ryan Hutchens, 11:04.090[9]; 11. (DNF) 16-Brett Adkins, 05:43.800[3]; 12. (DNF) 9-Steve Causey, 03:09.673[5]

Fast Qualifier: Tyler Shipp – 21.428 seconds

Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps): 1. 33-Hunter McClendon, 30:29.819[6]; 2. 11-Chase Butler, 30:33.194[5]; 3. 48-Lance Grady, 30:33.353[4]; 4. 36G-Brandon Galloway, 30:34.899[3]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, 30:35.183[1]; 6. 27-Mark Schools, 30:36.661[7]; 7. 21C-Micheal Conley, 30:38.841[11]; 8. 99-Charlie Hubbard, 30:39.356[8]; 9. 68-Adam Hoegerl, 30:41.615[12]; 10. (DNF) 21J-Curtis Mason, 19:44.036[10]; 11. (DNF) 316-Jeremiah Marshall, 17:20.765[2]; 12. (DNF) 16-David Kendall, 04:42.243[14]; 13. (DNF) 2-Michael Pappas, 04:42.815[9]; 14. (DNF) 14-Samuel Lamborgiri, 04:43.271[13]; 15. (DNF) 01-Francis Jarelle III, 04:43.271[15]

Fast Qualifier: Hunter McClendon – 19.641 seconds

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps): 1. 8-James Givens, 23:53.078[6]; 2. 01-Trent Clemans, 23:54.008[3]; 3. 41-Cory Bradley, 23:54.195[5]; 4. 08-Chad Champion, 23:58.108[9]; 5. 25-Marty Coltrain, 23:59.531[2]; 6. 14B-Brandon Bowler, 24:00.424[10]; 7. 32M-Chris Champion, 24:02.710[11]; 8. 1-Willard Clark, 24:18.209[17]; 9. 18-John Hankins Jr, 23:57.966[13]; 10. 22-Raymond Harper, 24:05.181[8]; 11. (DNF) 14D-Paige Vassallo, 15:25.027[15]; 12. (DNF) 59-Carl Hazelwood, 15:30.732[16]; 13. (DNF) 26-Stephanie Johnston, 13:32.516[7]; 14. (DNF) 9-Justin Pullen, 12:11.093[1]; 15. (DNF) 12-Daniel Perry, 01:54.759[12]; 16. (DNF) 5-Joe Fancher, 01:57.161[19]; (DNS) 11-Robbie Kramer Jr, 01:57.161; (DNS) 3-Dylan Pullen, 01:57.161; (DNS) 13-Dale Rhodes, 01:57.161

Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 23.173 seconds

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