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NEW TIRE COMPOUND ADDED FOR LATE MODELS AT VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Feb 9, 2006 - updated Feb 9th, 2006 3:54pm
Web posted by Dave Seay

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Saluda, VA – After conversations between track officials at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic along with input from competitors in the Speedway’s Victory Lap Late Model division a new tire compound will be added for the 2006 season.



Over the past six seasons the Spec D55 has been utilized as the divisions only tire compound. With the tracks surface being consistently better during the 2005 season it was determined that a softer compound was warranted for the track’s premier weekly division. For 2006 season the Spec D45 will now be added as an additional tire compound choice on a weekly basis.



“With our track surface continuing to get better week after week, many of our competitors had asked for a softer compound,” commented track General Manager Clarke Sawyer. Adding, “when considering a new tire we still wanted to keep in mind the durability and cost factors for our weekly competitors and the D45 seems to fit those requirements.”



The Victory Lap Late Model division has been extremely competitive with $10,000 of the posted $25,000 point fund going to the division’s Champion. There were nine different winners during the 2005 season with Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, MD taking home the crown.



2006 registrations from all of the track’s five divisions are pouring in at a phenomenal rate. Competitors are encouraged to register before the open practice that is scheduled for Saturday March 25th. Registrations are currently being accepted with the top twenty in each class having their number saved until February 15th when all numbers will become first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2006 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.



The tentative 2006 schedule for Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway has been released and includes 23 weeks of Thurston Spring Service Dirt Series Championship action starting with opening night April 1st and ending September 22nd – 23rd with the 37th Annual Fall Classic. To see the entire 2006 schedule in its entirety visit the Speedway’s website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.



Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.



To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2006 schedule of events, fans and competitors may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.



MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223


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