Adams extends Late Model point lead at VMS

- Posted on Jul 29, 2010 - 04:43 PM

It was a case of being at the right place at the right time for Scott Adams of Chester. The current Victory Lap Late Model point leader battled for the lead for much of the first 31 laps of the 35-lap feature at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica on Saturday.

On lap 32, Adams’s fortune turned for the better as leader Davis Lipcombe’s car slowed in turn three, handing the lead over to Adams. On the race’s final restart, Adams pulled away to pick up his first win of 2010 and extend his point lead. Rounding out the top five were Matt Marshall, Tom Cohick, Matt Morgan and Ben Bowie.

In the Budweiser Modified 25-lap feature, Brandon Galloway took control and grabbed the lead out of turn two. On lap five, Dan Arnold began looking inside Galloway out of turn two, taking the lead by inches at the line. Once out front, Arnold pulled away to a five-car length advantage over Galloway and the rest of the field.

In the end, Arnold finally broke his streak of four second-place finishes by taking his first victory of 2010 over Bret Hamilton, Brian Maxey, Page Harrison and Tony Quade.

In the Truckin’ Thunder Sportsman 25-lap feature, Tony Wood took the lead from the outside but Michael Roop began applying pressure. Wood brought out the race’s first caution with a spin in lap six, handing the lead over to Roop.

On the restart, Roger Jamerson got inside John Kirby for second and began working to the inside of Roop for the lead. Roop held on and recorded his career first victory. Rounding out the top five were Jamerson, John Kirby, Shawn Otey and J.R. Guy.

In the Limited Stock Car 20-lap feature, Kevin Fletcher led the first circuit but Brett Adkins began pressuring him for the lead on lap 11. On lap 16, Adkins finally took the lead from Fletcher at the line by inches.

Fletcher retook the lead but Adkins made one more attempt and at the white flag the two were door to door. With the crowd on its feet, the two raced side by side back to the finish line with Fletcher taking the win by a mere three feet. Rounding out the top five were Adkins, Wesley Givens, Ryan Toole and James Givens.

Virginia Motor Speedway will take this weekend off and return to racing on Aug. 7. For more information, call 758-1VMS or visit the track website at