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Virginia Sprint Series
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Race #18 Saturday Sept. 24th 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.

Chris Ware Wired in at Waynesboro

His weekly job as an IT engineer keeps Chris Ware wiried in to the computer world but Saturday at Eastside Speedway he was wired in to the race track, first he won his heat then led every lap to capture his first ever feature win. Tony Harris won the second heat but had an engine problem at the finish so Ware would be the only heat winner going on and he was joined on the front row by Carl Simmonds as the green waved. Ware got out first and was real smooth staying on the bottom every lap he just inched ahead as the pack was dicing to see who would put up a challenge. Bill rice got around Simmonds and was using the high line to track down Ware with Jerald Harris on the way. Ware continued his lead as he started to catch traffic and was playing it safe and steady letting Rice catch up but Harris was coming hard at the same time. With five to go Ware was inching away again as Harris got by Rice but it was not to be as Chris Ware speed under the waving checkered flag for the first time. At the line it was Chris Ware, Jerald Harris, Bill Rice, Carl Simmonds, Tom Humphries, Billy Norfleet, Daren Bolac, Anthony Linkehhoker, Glenn Worrell, French Grimes, Satch Worley, Brian Lawson, Dinnie Rodeffer, Pete Kingrea, Chad Worrell, Charlie Ware and Tony Harris.

This was our last race of the 2011 season and we wish to thank all the fans, race tracks and their staff as well as the volunteers who help at our events for making 2011 another great year as we look forward to the 2012 season.

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Virginia Sprint Series
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Race #17 Saturday 17th 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Old Dominion Speedway Manassas, Va.

Brian Lawson Leads Last

The last pavement race of the year didn't disapoint the ODS fans as another high flying high speed race went in the books with Brian Lawson taking his first pavement win of the year. Heats kicked off the night with Carl Simmonds and Billy Norfleet taking wins. The cool clear night kept the race track fast and with the green waving off the feature  Chris Ware was out front and trying to run way with Simmonds and Norfleet and Lawson right behind. After a quick caution for debris Norfleet moved to second but Lawson was mounting a charge and went by Norfleet up high and was after Ware. Lawson moved high again on Ware and went to the front as laps were clicking off but Norfleet was not giving up and the two went at but now French Grimes was third and the front pack was really rolling. Norfleet mounted a last lap charge but came up a little short as Lawson flashed under the checkered flag to bring the pavement season to an end. At the line it was Brian Lawson, Billy Norfleet, French Grimes, Chris Ware, Carl Simmonds, Anthony Linkenhoker, Rick Bong, Charlie Ware and Tony Harris.

Next week the Virginia Sprint Series will head to Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, Va. for the final dirt race of the year on Saturday night September 24th.

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Sept. 4, 2011

Virginia Sprint Series
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Race #16 September 2nd and 3rd
13th Annual RaceSaver Nationals
Fork Mountain Raceway Bassett, Va.

Jeff Taylor Scores RaceSaver Nationals Win

A stellar field of RaceSaver sprints made the trip to Fork Mountain Raceway for the thirteenth annual Nationals and it was a great show all through the weekend. Friday night time trials set the heat race line ups with Ray Evernham taking home the Bobby Harris memorial fast time trophy. Saturday night heats were up first with Tony Harris, Satch Worley and Steve Kenawell taking those. The Brodix dash for the top nine from heat races was up next setting the Nationals starting grid was won by Ray Evernham.Tom Worrick and Jeff Taylor were on the front row as the field took the green. As the green waved they went at it right away with Taylor inches ahead at the line in eary going. They entered traffic quickly on the short track with Worrick hounding him lap after lap but they quickly joined by Evernham and Brian Lawson and Jerald Harris. The laps clicked off with Taylor riding the cushion and everybody taking a crack at him. Worrick and Evernham would have to hit pit road for repairs leaving Lawson, J. Harris to pressure Taylor. Before you knew it they were counting down to the finish with Taylor still staying the course racing through traffic with Harris chasing and the others staying close. Mark Watkins and Darren Bolac joined the front pack with a few to go but Jeff Taylor didn't change what was working and flashed under the checkered flag for his first RaceSaver Nationals win. For his win Jeff got the Paul White Memorial trophy and the traditional Nationals clock and winners jacket. At the line it was Jeff  Taylor, Jerald Harris, Mark Watkins, Darren Bolac, Brian Lawson, Steve Kenawell, Ray Evernham, Robbie Bartchey, Anthony Linkenhoker, Glenn Worrell, Greg Barchey, Tom Worrick, Brian Morgan, Billy Norfleet, Chris Ware, John Snead, Ivan Shaver, Tony Harris, Justin Zapp, Charlie Ware, Ryan Lynn, Bill Rice, Erin Statler, Tom Humphries, Satch Wroley, Carl Simmonds, Donnie Rodeffer, Kyle Reinhardt and Drake Moore.

The next race for the Virginia Sprint Series will be a pavement show at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va. on Saturday night September 17th.

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Virginia Sprint Series
Race #15 Saturday August 13th 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.

Heat #1 to Chris Ware Heat #2 to Rain

Two storms passed to race track by but not the third as the second heat race was on the pace lap so that ended the night in a hail of thunder and lightning as it poured down.

The next race for the Virginia Sprint Series will be the 13th annual RaceSaver Sprint Series Nationals at Fork Mountain Raceway in Bassett, Va. on Sept. 2nd and 3rd.

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Virginia Sprint Series
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Race # 14 Saturday August 6th 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Old Dominion Speedway Manassas, Va.

Rains Finally Comes at Race Time

It was hot humid and clowdy most of the day and at the drivers meeting it got dark for the final time but then it really rained and finished off the race day early. Next week its back to Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, Va. on Saturday night August13th.

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Virginia Sprint Series
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Race #13 Saturday July 30th 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.

Rain at Race Time Stops Show

All the cars where warm up and ready to go but then the rain stated and an hour later everbody was on the way home as there was no way the race track would dry out in time to get the races in.  Next week its back to the super fast pavement races at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va. Satuday night August 6th.


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Virginia Sprint Series
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RaceSaver Sprint Series
Race #12 Saturday 23rd 2011
Old Dominion Speedway Manassas, Va.

Harris Benifits the most at YFT150 Benifit Day

The Youth For Tomorrow School is just down the road from the speedway and the day long event helps them raise funds for the facility of at-risk children but Jerald Harris was also a benifactor as he rocketed to the front for second win of the year. Heats on the hot summer night kicked off the event with Carl Simmonds and Tony Harris capturing those before it was feature time. Carl Simmonds and Chris Ware paced the field with Simmonds out front but on lap two Ware battled back with Tony Harris joining him in second. The front two really put on a show with Billy Norfleet and Jerald Harris and Tom Humphries working their way to the front. Tony Harris was able to get around Ware with Jerald and Humphries all right there just as Norfleet began to slow and rolled to a stop at pit road. When they went green Humphries pounced and went low on Tony Harris just as Jerald went high around them both to the lead, Tony Harris was able to repass Humphries for second but there would be no chatching Jerald Harris as he streaked under the checkered flag before a great crowd that cheered the drivers for a great race. At the stripe it was Jerald Harris, Tony Harris, TomHumphries, Brian Lawson, Chris Ware, Anthony Linkenhoker, Carl Simmonds, Brian Morgan, Rick Bong, Ron Moyers, Billy Norfleet, French Grimes and Charlie Ware.

Next Week it back to the dirt at Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, Va. on Saturday night July 30th.

The Virginia Sprint Series would like to thank Glenn Worrell of VSS team 12, Phil Winston of Standard Motor Products, Brian Evans of JK Auto Parts, "Bob the Hummer Driver" of Wix Filters with his Wix Filters H2 Hummer and Annette with the VSS Trailer Team for taking the time on a really long hot day to represent the Virginia Sprint Series in the YFT150 Race Fan Midway and Display area.

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Virginia Sprint Series
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Race # 11 Saturday July 9th 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Natural Bridge Speedway Natural Bridge, Va.

Anthony Linkenhoker Like Lightning at The Bridge

Anthony Linkenhoker made some changes to his car after not being happy with it the last few races and they really paid off as he took of like  a bolt of lightning. Heats for the field showed Chris Ware and Tony Harris at the front before it was off to the feature on a hot summer night. Carl Simmonds and Chris Ware paced the field to the green with Simmonds out first and Ware on his bumper but by lap five Linkenhoker  was pushing for the lead. Linkenhoker went low and to the lead on lap eight leaving Simmonds to fend off Ray Evernham. Linkenhoker was just  flat out fast in front even as Evernham got by for second at halfway but he just had nothing for Linkenhoker as he speed under the checkered flag for his first win of the year. At the strip it was Anthony  Linkenhoker, Ray Evernham, Tom Humphries, Carl Simmonds, Tony Harris, Chris Ware, Bill Rice, Glenn Worrell, Daren Bolac, Brian Lawson, French Grimes, Satch Worley, Jerald Harris, Billy Norfleet, Brian Morgan and Ron Moyers.

After a weekend break we will return to the pavement for Old Dominion Speedways Youth for Tomorrow benifit race day on Saturday July 23rd


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Virginia Sprint Series
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Race #10 Saturday July 2nd 2011


RaceSaver Inter-regional Event
Lincoln Speedway Abbottstwon, Pa.
Virginia Sprint Series, Pa Sprint Series and TriState RaceSaver Sprints

Rookie Kyle Reinhardt Races to Regionals Win


With thirty three cars signed in for the first RaceSaver inter-regional event it would not be an easy task for anybody just to make the show but Neptune City NJ TSRS rookie Kyle Reinhardt showed the field he was up to the task and then some by taking the win in the first ever RaceSaver Inter-Regional event. Heats were first up with Logan Wagner, Tyler Bear and Stephanie Stevens taking wins with the B main win to Rod Ort before it was off to the feature. Reinhardt had good luck for the feature start after a first lap spin in his heat saw him
restart last he raced to third and after a three car inversion from the heat finishes he started on the pole. Jeff Geiges joined Reinhardt on the front row for the start with Reinhardt out first at the flag and showing the bottom was the place to be. As the feature laps clicked off Reinhardt stayed smooth and on the bottom as Geiges stayed close with Mark Watkins third. With yellow closing the field up with five to go everybody had a final at the front but Reinhardt was up to the challenge and raced under the checkered flag first with Geiges close behind.

At the line it was Kyle Reinhardt, Jeff Geiges, Mark Watkins, Brian Walker, Sean Campbell, Dusty Shatzer, Mike Wagner II, Scott Kerschner, Matt Mountz, Bob Sandt jr., Staphanie Stevens, Erin Statler, Jerald Harris, Brian Lawson, Tom Humphries, Jeff Taylor, Ryan Lynn, Kyle LLoyd, Tyler Bear, Darren Bolac, Rod Ort, Chris Allen, Joe Smith and Logan Wagner.

Did not transfer Anthony Linkenhoker, Stephanie Palmai, Tony Harris, Carl Simmonds, Billy Case, Cody Lehman, Ian Detweiler, Billy Norfleet and Randy Kaylor.

Next Week the Virginia Sprint Series heads back to Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge Va. on Saturday night July 10th.

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Virginia Sprint Series
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Race #9 Saturday June 25th 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.

Ray Evernham Eases to First Win at Eastside

The hot sunny summer day are upon us and with that brings the dry slick racetracks where the drivers must show there skills to excel. It is where being smooth with the wheel and easy on the gas really seems to shine and Saturday night Ray Evernham was able to show his skills for his first win in a sprint car or on dirt. Heats kicked off the night with Chris Ware and Ray Evernham taking those before it was off to the feature. Carl Simmonds and Chris Ware paced the field to the green with Simmonds moving out front with Bill Rice right on him but as lap three went by Rice moving to the front. Rice lead but the pack was tight and Tony Harris was chasing him down. Rice likes the top but on lap eight Harris showed the bottom was better and got by for the lead. Harris looked strong as the laps clicked off with Evernham second and Brian Lawson third all close behind. Harris stayed in front but with five laps to go traffic was  now a problem and Harris went low to lap a car but the next car in front went low at the same time and they came together and Harris spun to a stop. The field was tight now for the
run to the checkers as Evernham took off with Lawson right there but it  was to be Ray's day as he crossed the line a car lenth ahead for his first. At the line it was Ray Evernham, Brian Lawson, Tom Humphries, Jerald Harris, Bill Rice, Carl Simmonds, French Grimes, Chris Ware, Anthony Linkenhoker, Satch Worley, Glenn Worrell, Billy Norfleet, Ron Moyers, Tony Harris and John Snead.


Next week a RaceSaver regional event at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. on Saturday night July 2nd. The four eastern regions are eligable to compete, the PaSprint Series, Virginia Sprint Series,  the TSRA and CRSA regions.

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Virginia Sprint Series
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Race #8 Saturday June 18th 2011
Racesaver Sprint Series
Old Dominion Speedway Manassas, Va.

Rain Cools of a Hot Race Day

A hot day at the race track was cooled off by rain right before the night was to start. So it's back to the dirt next Saturday night June 25th at Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro. Va.


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June 5, 2011

Virginia Sprint Series
presented by the National Guard
Race #7 Saturday June 4th 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Old Dominion Speedway Manassas, Va.

Jerald Harris Pilots a Rim Riding Rocket

The high banks of Old Dominion Speedway have been a showcase of driving styles and speed for the sprinters and none have been more riveting to watch than Jerald Harris as he runs up n no mans land that leaves the long time speedway fans in awe. Heats kicked off the night with Carl Simmonds and Tony Harris taking wins.

Feature time was next with Charlie Ware and Carl Simmonds pacing the field with Ware making a good start to take the top spot but Billy Norfleet was showing speed early and by lap three was in the lead with Tony Harris right on him and Jerald Harris stalking them both. Half way flags were shown to the field as Jerald moved to second and was on the attack with Norfleet trying everything to keep him behind. Laps were clicking off fast but but not fast enough for Norfleet as Harris went really high with a few laps to go and blasted by Norfleet and speed away the final laps to a waving checkered flag.

At the line it was Jerald Harris, Billy Norfleet, Tony Harris, Tom Humphries, Brian Lawson, French Grimes, Anthony Linkenhoker, Carl Simmonds, Rick Bong, Ron Moyers, Charlie Ware and Matt Stambaugh.Next Week is an off weekend before returning to action at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va. Saturday night June 18th 2011


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May 29, 2011

Virginia Sprint Series
presented by the National Guard
Race #6 Saturday May 28th 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Natural Bridge Speedway Natural Bridge, Va.

Tom Humphries Cash's in

Tom Humphries drove his Cash's Truck Repair sprinter to the front of the field for his second race win of the year at Natural Bridge Speedway Saturday night. John Snead and Jerald Harris took heat wins before it was off to feature time. Carl Simmonds and Snead paced the field with Snead out front looking strong. Snead was looking real smooth out front but Humphries was making time and slowly closing in.

With five laps to go Snead was no match for Humphries as he powered to the lead and raced to the checkered flag. At the stripe it was Tom Humphries, John Snead, Scott Vasbinder, Jerald Harris, Brian Lawson, Glenn Worrell, French Grimes, Anthony Linkenhoker, Tony Harris, Carl Simmonds, Satch Worley, Chris Ware and Ron Moyers. Next Week Saturday
night June 4th its back to Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va. for the third pavement race of the year.

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Virginia Sprint Series
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Race #5 Saturday May 21st 2011
RaceSaver Sprint Series

Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.

Brian Lawson Shows Smooth and Steady Wins the Race

The summer sun and heat brings on the smooth dry slick race tracks and it rewards the smooth operators as Brian Lawson was able to show case Saturday night. Carl Simmonds and John Snead paced the field for the feature with Snead getting a lead and heading to the bottom groove. Snead was hugging the rail but by half way Brian Lawson was right on him and when Snead slipped off the bottom groove Lawson moved to the front. Lawson was on top now but Ray Evernham and Tom Humphries were closing on Lawson. Humpries got by Evernham but with a couple laps to go Lawson was too strong and raced to his first win of the year. At the line it was Brian Lawson, Tom Humphries, Ray Evernham, Jerald Harris, Bill Rice, John Snead, French Grimes, Glenn Worrell, Billy Norfleet, Satch Worley, Scott Vasbinder, Chris Ware, Carl Simmonds, Rick Bong, Brian Morgan and Anthony Linkenhoker.

Next week Saturday night May 28th its back to Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge, Va. for the second visit of the year.

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Virginia Sprint Series
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RaceSaver Sprint Series
Race #4 Saturday May 14th 2011
Old Dominion Speedway Manassas, Va.

The Rain in Manassas Falls Mainly on the Track

After fighting a drizzle most of the day through practice the rains came right before qualifying was to start bring a close to the racing.

Next week its back to the dirt at Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, Va. Saturday night May 21st.

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VIRGINIA SPRINT SERIES
presented by The National Guard
Racesaver Sprint Series
Race # 3 Friday May 6th 2011
Dixieland Speedway Elizabeth City, NC.

Local Boy Does Good

Daren Bolac from near by Moyock NC. was able to get to the front and take his first win with the Virginia Sprint Series in front of a partisan crowd.

Bill Rice took the first heat with Bolac coming home first in heat two.

Carl Simmonds and John Snead lead the field to the feature start with Snead out front quickly but never alone as Bill Rice was on the chase. Lap five was good for Rice as he got to the top spot and was looking quick but by half way the engine began to faulter and with a yellow for debris he would be in trouble. Bolac was on his bumper for the restart and out front two laps later and would sail home first by three car lenths on a closing Tom Humphries in front of the cheering grandstands. At the line Daren Bolac, Tom Humphries, Satch Worley, Brian Lawson, Bill Rice, John Snead, Carl Simmonds, French  Grimes, Tony Harris, Billy Norfleet, Anthony Linkenhoker, Glenn Worrell, Chris Ware and Brian Morgan.

Next week its back to the high banked asphalt at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va. on Saturday night May 14th

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Virginia Sprint Series
presented by The National Guard
Racesaver Sprint Series
Race #2 Saturday April 30th 2011
Natural Bridge Speedway Natural Bridge, Va.

Brian Morgan Flys the High Line to First Win

The first dirt race of the year had it all and a first time winner in Brian Morgan driving the Jose Cruz sprinter. Heats for the sprints kicked off the night with Brian Morgan and Ray Evernham taking wins in front a good crowd on a perfect cool clear night.

Brian Morgan and Carl Simmonds paced the field to the waving green with Morgan going right to the top and out front. Scott Vasbinder John Snead and Glenn Worrell were chasing Morgan until Snead slipped over turn three bank allowing Worrell to close on Morgan and the two had a great battle. Worrell was hugging the bottom with Morgan staying high and the two where usually dead even at the line lap after lap.

The five to go hand signal was giving and it boosted Morgan as he inched ahead for the last five laps flying under the waving checkers a car lenth ahead of Worrell. At the stripe it was Brian Morgan, Glenn Worrell, Scott Vasbinder, Anthony Linkenhoker, Billy Norfleet, Tom Humphries, Ray Evernham, Bill Rice, Tony Harris, Satch Worley, Carl Simmonds, Darren Bolac, Charlie Ware, John Snead, Jerald Harris, French Grimes and Brian Lawson. Next week Friday May 6th the series will make it annual visit to the beach at Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City, NC.

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Virginia Sprint Series
presented by The National Guard
RaceSaver Sprint Series
Race #1 Saturday April 23rd 2011
Old Dominion Speedway  Manassas, Va.

Easter Bunny Visits Humphries Early

Kicking off the 2011 season on Easter eve the sprint cars took to the high banked pavement at Old Dominion Speedway. Heats kicked off the night with French Grimes and Billy Norfleet winning those before it was off to feature time. Keith Laird and Carl Simmonds paced the field with Laird jetting off to an early lead but by lap eight Brian Lawson was up to Laird and two laps later  Lawson was out front. Lap fifteen went by but Lawson now had company at the front as Tom Humphries was running him down as they started catching traffic and with a car in Lawson's favorite line Humphries was able to go low and in to the lead. After that it was a hop to the waving checkered flag. At the line it was Tom Humphries, Brian Lawson, Billy  Norfleet, French Grimes, Keith Laird, Brian Morgan, Chris Ware, Anthony Linkenhoker, Carl Simmonds, Jerald Harris and Ron Moyers.
 
Next week its off to a dirt track  Saturday night April 30th at Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge, Va.
 

 

 

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