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Emotional night at VMS as Adkins wins Sportsman feature

On an emotional night, the racing community rallied around the Adkins family which lost their 5-year-old son Camden two weeks earlier; the night got a fairy tale ending with Brett Adkins of Saluda parking it in victory lane at Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday, beating Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg in the 30-lap Sportsman feature.

Adkins passed Shelton for the lead on lap 24 after Shelton jumped the cushion in turn 2. Adkins held off several late challenges for the lead to score the victory to the delight and cheers of the big crowd in attendance.

“I really don’t know what to say,” he said. “A couple weeks ago, my life took a bad corner. I can’t thank all of you enough for being behind me and my family, it has helped make the situation a little easier and help me get to today.”

Rounding out the top five were Shelton, Matt Meads, Taylor Doggett and Mark Gonzales.

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