Williams Stars At Virginia Motor Speedway
JAMAICA, Va. – Justin Williams swept to the outside of race-long leader Brandon Long out of turn four heading to the white flag, taking over the lead and going on to collect his ninth Victory Lap Late Model win at Virginia Motor Speedway on Virginia Army National Guard “Salute to the Fallen” Tribute Night Saturday.
Buck Roadcap and Brandon Long led the field to green with Long taking the top spot out of turn two. Once out front Long began to pull away while Justin Williams and Billy Tucker battled for second. On lap 15 Tucker and Williams got together in turn 2 bringing out a caution and sending both to the rear for the restart.
With Long dominating up front Williams began his charge back to the front. On lap 27 Williams took over second from John Staton. On the following lap Williams pulled up on Long and then swept to his outside out of turn four to take the lead at the white flag. Once out front Williams pulled away to take his ninth win of the season followed by Long, Staton, Tim Shelton and Stephen Childress.
Also picking up wins were Matt Marshall (Budweiser Modified), Tyler Bare (Aaron’s Pro Late Models), Brett Adkins (Truckin Thunder Sportsman) and Stephen Childress (Collision One Limited Stocks).
Tyler Bare took the lead from Jared Powell on lap five. Once out front Bare ran a flawless race and led the remaining 20 laps uncontested on way to his second win of the season. It took two tries to get the feature started and once under green Powell took the lead out of turn two with Bare in tow. On lap four Bare began looking inside Powell for the lead and got an opening out of turn four. Once out front Bare pulled away as Powell worked to hold off point leader Bobby Thompson to hold on to second followed by Thompson, Davis Lipscombe and Jimmy Duncan.
Matt Marshall inherited the lead on lap 14 when Brian Maxey and Matt Quade got together racing for the lead in turn two ending Maxey’s night and sending Qaude to the rear after repairs. Once under green Marshall pulled away from the pack on way to take his second win of the season. Behind him Matt Quade took second at the checkers with an inside pass on Joey Polevoy with Francis Jarrelle III and Josh Harris rounding out the top five.
Brett Adkins took the lead on lap two of the caution filled Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature. Adkins only had to survive multiple restarts on way to dominating the event on way to his fifth win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Hunter Shelton, Timmy Brann, Junior Carter and James Snead.
Stephen Childress held off several furious challenges by Ben Lowry to lead the final six laps of the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lapper to pick up his third win of the season. Andrew Tarbox led the first 11 laps before going for a spin after contact with Childress out of turn two. Childress would inherit the lead for the restart.
Over the remaining nine laps Childress held off several challenges for the lead from Lowry the last coming on the final turn when the two touched and raced side by side to the checkers. Childress would get the win followed by Lowry, Brandon Sandridge, Ryan Hutchens and Brian Bradley.