Williams Rolls In Virginia Dirt
JAMAICA, Va. – What looked to be a great three car battle for the win in the Victory Lap Late Model 25 lap feature Saturday at Virginia Motor Speedway turned into a dominating performance by Justin Williams.
Williams, Tim Shelton and Walker Arthur put on a show for the fans for the first 12 laps until Williams grab control of the top spot and went on to his sixth win of the season.
Also getting wins were Bobby Thompson (Aaron’s Pro Late Models), Matt Quade (Budweiser Modified), Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and James Givens (Collision One Limited Stock Car).
Tim Shelton and John Staton led the Victory Lap Late Models to the green with Shelton leading the first circuit with Walker Arhtur, John Staton and Justin Williams in tow. On lap three Arthur and Williams battled side by side for second just off the bumper of Shelton. On lap 8 Shelton got crossed up and almost got run over by Williams and Arthur.
Williams was able to take second at the line. On lap 10 Williams got inside Shelton and the two raced side by side with Shelton holding to the lead by inches. On lap12 Williams finally took over the lead. Once out front Williams was able to run his preferred line and pulled away for his sixth win of the season. John Staton, Anthony Kincaid, Petir Coffey and Buck Roadcap rounded out the top five.
In the Aaron’s Pro Late Model 25 lap feature Joe Ender and Jimmy Duncan led the field to green with Ender taking the lead with Bobby Thompson in close pursuit. Thompson worked inside Ender out of turn 4 to lead the first lap by inches over Ender. Ender would take back the lead out of turn two but Thompson stayed to his inside. The two exchanged the lead a total of six times before Thompson took control on lap 18. Daniel Baggerly and Tyler Bare battled for second over the remaining laps allowing Thompson to get away for his third win of the season. Baggerly, Bare, Walker Arthur and Neal Hudgins rounded out the top five.
In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Matt Quade took over the top spot from Joey Polevoy on lap 14 and then checked out on the field to score his eighth win of the season. Polevoy and Kelly Samuels led the field to green with Polevoy getting the led out of turn 2. Eighth starting Quade methodically worked his way through the field using the restarts on several cautions to perfection. On the lap 12 restart Qaude got inside Polevoy and then finally took the lead on lap 14. Once out front Quade stretched the lead out to over a full straight and to the win. Polevoy, Brian Maxey, Josh Harris and Matt Marshall rounded out the top five.
In the Truckin Thunder 25 lap feature Carl Vaughan and Davey Pullen led the field to green with Pullen taking control out of turn 2 for the lead with Junior Carter and Brett Adkins in close pursuit. On lap five Adkins got by Carter for second and began closing in on Pullen. On lap 11 Adkins drove around Pullen for the lead. Once out front Adkins cruised to his second win of the season. Matt Ashworth, Junior Carter, Jeremiah Marshall and Timmy Brann rounded out the top five.
In caution filled Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature James Givens held off Brandon Sandridge in a green, white checkered finish for his second win of the season. Chris Maxey and Shawn Otey led the field to green with Otey leading the first circuit. The races first caution came out on the next lap when third running Chris Maxey spun in turn four with the rest of the field doing a great job to avoid him. Several more cautions marred the event before the race got into a rhythm.
On lap five James Givens drove around the outside of Otey for the lead. A late caution led to a tow lap shootout for the win. On the restart Givens was able to hold off Sandridge for the win. Sandridge, Chris Champion, Ryan Hutchens and Chris Maxey rounded out the top five.