JAMAICA, Va. – After a year where the COVID-19 pandemic canceled racing activities for Virginia Motor Speedway, officials have released the dates for the speedway’s marquee events.
The season’s first marquee event will be held Thursday, April 15, with the return of 410 sprint cars for a $15,000-to-win, $1,500-to-start event. Thursday Night Thunder will once again feature the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. The UMP Modified division will also be the support class for this event.
On Saturday, May 15, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will return for the $20,000-to-win Virginia is for Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth and a $3,000-to-win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models.
On Aug. 7, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series stars and cars will return for Ernie Shelton’s 45th Annual USA 100, which will pay $20,000 to the winner. There will also be a $3,000-to-win FASTRAK National event for Pro Late Models.
The FASTRAK Touring Series competitors will get one more chance to get dialed in for the $25,000-to-win FASTRAK World Championship on Saturday, Aug. 21, with the $3,000-to-win Prelude to the World Championship. The event will mark the third $3,000-to-win event of the season for the Pro Late Model division.
With the success of the 2019 FASTRAK World Championship, track owner Bill Sawyer announced that the event would once again make history and pay a whopping $25,000 to the winner on Sept. 17-18. The UMP Modified division will be the support division once again.
“We are thrilled to be returning to Virginia Motor Speedway for four great race events in 2021. We certainly appreciate everything the Sawyer family and the entire VMS staff do to put on these events as they are no small undertaking. We look forward to the King of the Commonwealth, USA 100, Prelude to the World Championship and the 2021 FASTRAK World Championship at this remarkable facility,” said FASTRAK Int’l Executive Vice-President DJ Irvine.