Williams wins exciting Late Model race at VMS
With the regular season drawing to a close, the battle for points heated up Saturday on Safety Kleen, NAPA of King William, National Guard Night at Virginia Motor Speedway. The next to the final night of the 2011 Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series racing season set the table for the Sept. 3 championship night.
In what turned out to be one of the best races of the year and in a race that saw five different leaders, it was David Williams of Clement, Md., that survived the full-contact event by taking the lead on lap 28 of the Victory Lap Late Model feature and going on to record his second win of 2011.
"The harder they are to win the sweeter they are when you do get in victory lane, that was about as hard a win as we have ever had. The competition here is so tough so being here in victory lane is that much sweeter," Williams said.
Williams first battled with John Staton of Chesapeake, for second with the two trading paint in each corner with Williams taking over that spot on lap 24. Williams then went to work on Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, for the lead. Several times, Williams tried to get inside Shelton for the lead only to have the door slammed on him each time.
On lap 27, Williams finally got under Shelton out of turn 2 taking the lead he would not relinquish. Williams would have to fend off Staton several times before Staton had to work to hold off Adams who took over second on lap 31. Adams could not mount a challenge for the lead and Williams would take the win, followed by Adams, Staton, Kenny Moreland and Walker Arthur.