This weekend, the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series and FASTRAK Racing Series will descend on Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia for the USA 100. Between the two touring series, $23,000 will be paid out to the winners of Saturday’s races, making it a can’t miss-event for Dirt Late Model enthusiasts.
Dave Seay, Director of Marketing, Sales, & Public Relations at Virginia Motor Speedway, joined Speed51’s “The Morning Bullring” Monday to discuss the exciting race scheduled for Saturday, June 15.
“The USA 100, 43rd annual, one of the country’s oldest and more prestigious one-day events,” said Seay. “One day, $20,000 to win show, you can’t beat it. We also have a $3,000-to-win FASTRAK event. If you’re a Late Model fan, this is the one to make the plans to be here.”
While the event dates back more than 40 years, the Super Late Model portion first ran under the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series sanctioning in 2014, when Chris Ferguson took the win.
Since then, Virginia Motor Speedway has been very pleased with the working relationship with ULTIMATE and FASTRAK.
“This event has been sanctioned by multiple national sanctions,” Seay stated. “We moved to the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series six, seven years ago, somewhere in there. We get higher car counts. It’s some of the best racing I have seen at Virginia Motor Speedway. They always put on a great show, put on in a timely manner.”
The USA 100 also provides local stars a chance to go for a big-money win. With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competing in a tripleheader weekend, many of the national stars will be away.
“Last year, storybook, third-generation driver Tyler Bare from Rockbridge Baths, Virginia, picked up his first-ever Late Model race,” Seay said. “How would you like to say your first Super Late Model win was for $20,000? We’ve had multiple regional guys over the years win this event. We’ve had guys like Scott Bloomquist win it four times, but this is a regional guy’s chance to win a bunch of money.”
For those considering making the trip to Virginia Motor Speedway this weekend, Seay promises a top-notch experience at a fine facility.
“You’re going to expect one of the nicest facilities you’ve ever seen,” he claimed. “It’s probably brighter under the lights than during the sunshine. You’re going to find one of the cleanest facilities, one of the safest facilities. Bill Sawyer has modeled this after Richmond Raceway. It’s Richmond Raceway without the dogleg, with dirt, and a half-mile. It’s one of the nicest facilities in the country.”
If you are unable to make the trip to Jamaica, Virginia this Saturday, stay tuned to Speed51 for details on coverage of the event this weekend.
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-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Virginia Motor Speedway / Al Goulder