Virginia Motor Speedway adds sprint cars

VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY ADDS 305 SPRINT CAR DIVISION TO WEEKLY LINE-UP Jamaica, VA (November 3, 2006) -- Officials at Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway have announced the addition of a 305 Sprint Car division to the track's already strong ...

VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY ADDS 305 SPRINT CAR DIVISION TO WEEKLY LINE-UP

Jamaica, VA (November 3, 2006) -- Officials at Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway have announced the addition of a 305 Sprint Car division to the track's already strong weekly line-up. In addition the Speedway is proud to announce that Emmett Hahn's American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) will sanction the division.

"What an exciting time for us here at VMS, we are now able to expand what we offer our fans each week and adding Sprint Cars rounds out our weekly program, but to do this and also be able work with one of the best Sprint Car organizations in the country in Emmett Hahn's American Sprint Car Series is just amazing" commented Track General Manager Clarke Sawyer.

"We are very serious about making this a success and to have Emmett Hahn's experience and help in getting this started is invaluable. This is an initial five year commitment and an opportunity to help grow interest in sprint car racing in the state of Virginia," added Sawyer.

"We are very pleased to be a part of the inaugural season of the 305 sprint Car division at Virginia Motor Speedway, this is a great opportunity for both our organization and the speedway, it's definitely a win -- win situation," commented ASCS owner and promoter Emmett Hahn.

Virginia Motor Speedway's 305 Sprint Car division will be the first 305 Sprint Car's to carry the ASCS sanction. The speedway is working closely with ASCS officials on a rules package that will allow VMS 305 Sprinters to go ASCS 360 racing with ease on their off weekends should they have a 360 motor.

"We think that the 305's are a great entry level division for Sprint Car racing and with the rules package that has been put together it will allow them to race in our regional and National events on their off weekend's. Whether it be 305's, 360's or 410's, the competitors that will be competing at Virginia Motor Speedway are racing at one of the country's premier facilities and we are looking forward to working with them on this venture as well as the East Coast 360 Nationals Weekend," added Hahn.

The 305 Series at Virginia Motor Speedway will utilize ASCS body and tire rules along with the RaceSaver0x00ae 305 engine package. A complete list of rules will be published by November 18, 2006 on the track's website.

Track officials have tentatively scheduled eleven point paying races, not including the 2007 Fall Classic, for the 305 Sprint Car division, which will also make them eligible for the Thurston Spring Service Dirt Series Championship. The Thurston Spring Service Dirt Series Championship pits all of the tracks weekly divisions against each other to crown one overall Champion, with $2000 going to the Thurston Spring Service Dirt Series Champion.

Adding to the Sprint Car excitement, Virginia Motor Speedway will also host the two day O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour sanctioned East Coast 360 Nationals to be held May 25 -- 26, 2007. More information about the weekend will be released soon.

Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track affiliate, 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 2007 schedule of events, fans and competitors may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

-credit: ascs

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