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David Williams wires field for 40th Annual Fall Classic victory
Sep 21, 2009 - updated Sep 21st, 2009 8:41pm
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Shelton, Van Steenburg, Marshall and Givens also pick up Classic wins
Sometimes its better to be lucky than good, at least that’s what David Williams of Avenue, MD what Williams thought. With the cars on the starting grid pole sitter Roland Mann’s car had to call it a night after his car leaked a puddle of oil ending his night without ever taking a lap. That moved Williams to the front row with Chris Stacy and with the green flag in the air and the cars barreling into turn 1 Williams shot out into the lead.
Williams held off challenges from Stephen Evans and then Anthony Kincaid in the closing laps to take home the 40th Annual Fall Classic victory at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway.
“I have to thank Sommey Lacey and his wife for putting this deal together for this race, the track was in awesome shape and the car just ran flawless,” commented Williams in Victory Lane.
Rounding out the top five were Anthony Kincaid, Sommey Lacey, Tom Cohick and Tyler Bailey.
In other action James Marshall of Saint Leonard, MD took home the Budweiser Modified feature taking the lead from Josh Harris on lap 4. In the 305 Sprint Car 25 lap feature Jeff Van Steenburg of West Shokan, NY led flag to flag in dominating fashion to take the win. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA took the lead from Tony Wood on lap 3 on way to the victory and in the Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of New Kent, VA took the lead from Brett Adkins on lap 15, when Adkins car began to have engine trouble and went on for the win.
Before the feature would even begin things went bad for pole sitter Roland Mann as oil poured out of his car while sitting on the starting grid. That put David Williams and Chris Stacy leading the field to green in the Victory Lap Late Models 40 lap feature. Williams made it count as he rocketed to the lead and began to pull away from the second running Vaughan Haywood and the field.
On lap 4 Haywood jumped the cushion in turn 3 allowing Kincaid to get inside for second out of turn 4. On lap 5 caution would fly for Junior Carter as his car came to rest in turn 2. On the restart Williams now had company in the form of Kincaid but the car on the move was quick qualifier Stephen Evans who made his way to fourth.
On lap 12 Evans tried the outside of Kincaid out of turn 2 only to have the door slammed on him down the backstretch. Evans tried the inside on of Kincaid on lap 14 in turn 3 again having the door slammed on him by Kincaid. On lap 17 Kincaid Evans shot by Kincaid for the second spot and closed in on Williams. Evans slipped in turn 3 on lap 18 allowing Williams to get a three car length advantage.
Caution would come out on lap 23 as Evans came to a stop in turn 4 with mechanical issues. On the restart Kincaid tried to get inside Williams only to see Williams pull away as they exited out of turn 2.
Williams began the process of pulling away and worked to a full straight lead. The only things to slow Williams were several cautions, the final one coming with two laps to go. On the restart Kincaid right with Williams and coming to the white flag made one more attempt to get inside Williams for the lead. Williams was able to hold the spot and go on for the win. Rounding out the top five were Anthony Kincaid, Sommey Lacey, Tom Cohick and Tyler Bailey.
In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Page Harrison and Josh Harris led the field to green with Harris taking control form the outside. James Marshall quickly made it to second and dove under Harris out of turn 2 on the next circuit to take the lead only to have caution fly for a spinning Charlie Hubbard and send Harris back to the lead.
Two restarts later Marshall stalked Harris into turn 4 taking the lead at the stripe. On lap 18 Dan Arnold got under Page Harrison in turn 3 to take third.
Over the next 10 laps Arnold began to close in on the leaders but Marshall was able to keep a three car length advantage to take home the victory with Josh Harris, Dan Arnold, Page Harrison and Brandon Galloway rounding out the top five.
In the 305 Sprint Car 25 lap feature Jeff Va Steenburg of West Shokan, NY and Chuck Alessi of Middleton, NY led the field to green with Van Steenburg jumping into the lead.
On lap 4 the battle for second heated up with Alessi and John Matrafailo. The two battled for 13 laps until Matrafailo put a slide job on Alessi in turn 3 for the second spot. Once in second Matrafailo began to pull away and reel in the leader.
On lap 22 Alessi, Troy Severin and Ryan Price went three wide out of turn 4 with Price going from fifth to third at the line.
The laps quickly ran out on Matrafailo as Van Steenburg cruised to the Fall Classic victory. Following Van Steenburg to the checkers were John Matrafailo, Ryan Price, Chuck Alessi and Troy Severin.
In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Michael roop and Tony wood led the field to green with Wood taking control. As the field raced into turn 2, Roop lost control of his car causing a six car pileup. On the next restart Wood did just as he had done on the first time, rocket into the lead with Tim Shelton in tow.
Shelton worked inside Wood out of turn 3 on lap 3 to take over the lead with wood spinning in turn 4. On the restart Shelton led the field back into turn one this time with Todd Traylor right on his bumper. By lap 4 Roger Jamerson had worked his way back to fourth after being involved in the opening lap caution.
Over the final laps Shelton had to hold off Jamerson to take home the victory. Following Shelton to the checkers were Roger Jamerson, Kenny Moreland, Tony Wood and John Kirby.
In the Limited Stock 25 lap feature Sam Archer and Kevin Fletcher led the field to green with Archer leading the opening circuit. Joe Ender, Brian Maxey and Brett Adkins were all nose to tail behind the leader. On lap 4 eleventh starting Adkins dove under Maxey for third just as caution came out for a two car incident in turn 2.
On the restart Adkins completed what he had started and took over third. On lap 7 the battle for the lead was three wide with Archer, Enders and Adkins. On lap 8 Adkins got inside Archer in turn 3 to take the top spot only to have the caution come out once again, this time for a car in the back wall.
On the restart Adkins drove right by Archer into turn 1 to take the lead. Adkins wouldn’t hold the top spot for long as his motor began to go sour and on lap 15 James Givens took over the top spot. Caution would come out one final time on lap 19 when Bob Terry got spun out of turn 2 by Wesley Givens.
On the restart Maxey tried to stay with the leader but Givens pulled away by three cars in route to the Fall Classic victory. Rounding out the top five were Brian Maxey, Ryan Toole, Paul Bess and Joe Ender.
The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 5th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling Saturday October 3rd. There will be seven classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from stock to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.
Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in less than three seconds. The event will also include Instigator in a car crushing monster truck freestyle show.
Gates and registration open at 9am with single eliminations for Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C along with X, XX and Unlimited Bog classes starting at 12 noon. Registration for Stock and Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11am with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1:00pm. Rules for each class are available online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.
Admission for the 5th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling is Adults - $12, Children 7 – 17 years old - $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.
Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track affiliate, 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.
To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.
RACE RESULTS FOR THE 40TH ANNUAL FALL CLASSIC presented by RAPPAHANNOCK TRACTOR, CHANDLER CHEVROLET, PEPSI, WIGO AND WKWI SEPTEMBER 19, 2009:
VICTORY LAP LATE MODELS 40 LAP FEATURE (25 Entries):
A-Main 01 -- 1. David Williams, Avenue, Md.; 2. Anthony Kincaid, Hayes; 3. Sommey Lacey, Jr., Clements, Md.; 4. Tom Cohick, Gloucester; 5. Tyler Bailey, Chesterfield; 6. Matt Marshall, Stuarts Draft; 7. Jim "Fireball" Latham, Chaptico, Md.; 8. Brandon Long, Mechanicsville, Md.; 9. Brad Rigdon, Chesapeake; 10. William King, Portsmouth; 11. Eddie Groome, Stuarts Draft; 12. Ben Bowie, Brandywine, Md.; 13. Scott Adams, Chester; 14. Andy Gregg, Portsmouth; 15. Stevie Long,
Mechanicsville, Md.; 16. Troy Williams, Southmills, N.C.; 17. Stephen Evans, Tyner, N.C.; 18. Lou Littlepage Jr., Mechanicsville; 19. Chris Stacy, Spotsylvania; 20. Vaughan Haywood, Deltaville; 21. Junior Carter, Mechanicsville; 22. Dave Savage, Mattaponi; DNS: 23. Roland Mann, Chaptico, Md.; 24. Larry Jackson, Elizabeth City, N.C.; 25. Larry Bradsher, Saluda.
FAST TIME: Stephen Evans – 19.430 seconds, 92.640mph.
TRUCKIN THUNDER SPORTSMAN 30 LAP FEATURE (15 Entries):
A-Main 01 -- 1. Tim Shelton, Fredericksburg; 2. Roger Jamerson, Glen Allen; 3. Kenny Moreland, Waldorf, Md.; 4. Tony Wood, New Kent; 5. John Kirby, Sandston; 6. Bruce Wilson, Quinton; 7. J.R. Guy, Mechanicsville, Md.; 8. Todd Traylor, King William; 9. Rusty Steele, Providence Forge; 10. David Otey, Aylett; 11. Ted Queen Jr., Manassas; 12. Carl Vaughan, Chesapeake; 13. Stephen Childress, St. Stephens Church; 14. Michael Roop, Stafford; 15. Tommy Upshaw, West Point.
FAST TIME: Tommy Upshaw – 22.561 seconds, 79.784mph.
BUDWESIER MODIFIED 30 LAP FEATURE (10 Entries):
A-Main 01 -- 1. James Marshall, Saint Leonard, Md.; 2. Josh Harris, Gloucester; 3. Dan Arnold, Petersburg; 4. Page Harrison, Jetersville; 5. Brandon Galloway, Gloucester; 6. Craig Ramich, Fairfax; 7. Brandon Cohick, Gloucester; 8. Charlie Hubbard, Chesapeake; 9. Kevin Fletcher, Saluda; 10. Dustin Bishop, Stony Creek.
FAST TIME: James Marshall – 21.606 seconds, 83.310mph.
VMS 305 SPRINT CAR 25 LAP FEATURE (8 Entries):
A-Main 01 -- 1. Jeff Van Steenburg, West Shokan, N.Y.; 2. John Matrafailo, Milford, Pa.; 3. Ryan Price, Ashland; 4. Chuck Alessi, Middletown, N.Y.; 5. Troy Severin, Ashland; 6. Dan Hennessy, Salisbury Mills, N.Y.; 7. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswel; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C..
FAST TIME: Troy Severin – 17.428 seconds, 102.987mph.
LIMITED STOCK CAR 25 LAP FEATURE (18 Entries):
A-Main 01 -- 1. James Givens, New Kent; 2. Brian Maxey, King George; 3. Ryan Toole, Richmond; 4. Paul Bess, Quantico; 5. Joe Ender, Glen Allen; 6. Mark Guthrie, Port Republic, Md.; 7. Wesley Givens, New Kent; 8. Daniel Loth, Richmond; 9. Ashley Meyers, Hayes; 10. Bob Terry, Stafford; 11. Brett Adkins, Gloucester; 12. Sam Archer, Waldorf, Md.; 13. Bill Hardman, Mechanicsville; 14. Stephen Democko, Gloucester; 15. Brandon Sandridge, Mechanicsville; 16. Lee Overstreet, Manakin Sabot; 17. John Hankins Sr., Jamaica; 18. Kevin Fletcher, Saluda.
FAST TIME: Brandon Sandridge – 24.311 seconds, 74.041mph.
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