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July 31




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August 1




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August 7






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August 8




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August 9




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August 14





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August 15





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August 21








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August 22-23





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August 28





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August 29





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August 29-30

















SUNDAY August 2


 ET Point Series






VMP Rewrites ADRL Record Books



Press Release Courtesy of ADRL:

Virginia is for lovers of National Guard ADRL racing. At least that’s what it looked like July 25, as a record-setting crowd witnessed Bubba Stanton, Jim Halsey, Chuck Ulsch, Lance Hines and Brian Gahm each collect a new Minuteman trophy from the ADRL U.S. Drags II at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP).


The 600-acre facility south of Richmond issued a news release Saturday evening, stating attendance “overwhelmed everyone involved with the event.” The release further said that since opening in 1994, VMP has hosted 14 other major-league drag racing events, “but the National Guard ADRL this weekend far surpassed crowds in the past,” according to track general manager Bryan Pierce. In fact, Pierce pointed out for the first time in VMP’s 15-year history, track and state officials agreed to close the entrance gates in order to reroute excessive traffic that was creating a more-than-four-mile traffic jam extending to the nearest Interstate. 



Meanwhile, Stanton, from Potts Camp, Mississippi, steered his ’63 Corvette to a 3.80-seconds win at 196.70 miles per hour over the eighth-mile course against Yadkinville, North Carolina’s Todd Tutterow in the Pro Extreme final. The win was the fourth of Stanton’s National Guard ADRL career, and his first since last August. 

“We left pretty close together, but then I never saw Todd again,” said Stanton, the 2006 Pro Extreme world champion. “I just concentrated on getting to the other end. It sure feels good to be standing here (in victory lane) again.” 



For Pro Nitrous points leader Halsey, it marked his third National Guard ADRL win this year and came over Khalid Al-Balooshi from the Mid-East country of Qatar. 

“The car worked great all afternoon,” Halsey said of his ’68 Camaro. “We made solid passes every time except for one in the semis, but we got away with that one. In the final, Balooshi made a good pass, but he was a little late on the tree and that’s what cost him.”

In the competition debut of a new, supercharged 1968 Camaro, Clarksville, Maryland’s Ulsch officially reset the Extreme 10.5 elapsed time and top speed records to 4.01 seconds and 197.19 mph, then defeated Gary white and his turbocharged, six-cylinder Scion with a 4.03/196.07 combination in the final. 



“What can I say about the car?” Ulsch said after scoring his first National Guard ADRL race title. “It’s awesome and working perfectly; I wouldn’t change a thing about it.” 

The Pro Extreme Motorcycle final turned out to be the quickest side-by-side race in the history of the class, with Dublin, Georgia’s Hines going 4.22 at 168.43 to win his first Minuteman by defeating Eric MKinney’s 4.23 at 169.13 in a pairing of 2009 Suzukis. 

Finally, the Extreme Pro Stock win went to points leader Gahm of Lucasville, Ohio, who ran 4.14 at 173.99 mph in his ’07 Mustang over Cary Goforth in an ’08 Cobalt. 



The next race on the 2009 National Guard ADRL Tour is the Hardee’s Gateway Drags II, scheduled for Aug. 7-8, at Gateway International Raceway, near St. Louis, Missouri.


posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009





JULY 31st


On Friday July 31st VMP is adding a fresh twist to its Ladies Night Series.  Instead of predetermined match races, we're letting the fans decided "who's gonna be doin' it to who".  Upon arriving at the track, fans will be given a ballot displaying the names of the eight competing racers for the evening's main event.  Each fan will then pick the two cars they want to see go heads up in the opening round of our "Last Man or Woman" Standing tournament which features one woman competing with 7 men.



Brenda Paddock (Chevy Camaro)

"Big B" (Chevy Nova)

Marvin Harvell (Ford Mustang)

Iron Mule (Ford Mustang)

Tony (Chevy Camaro)

JC Richardson (Chevy Nova)

Russell Joly (Chevy Cobalt)

Baby Big Block (Oldsmobile Cutlass)


Update: any car that makes a pass quicker than 7.90 will be eliminated




Click here to visit the new Ladies Night Page featuring photos from the last event and info on upcoming events.



posted: Thursday, July 02, 2009


VIP Hospitality Program For 2009 NHRA Nationals


Virginia Motorsports is offering a suite upgrade for the Virginia NHRA Nationals October 9-11! Our Hospitality suites overlook our famous quarter mile. The package includes your admission ticket to the race, suite credentials, catering throughout the day including breakfast, lunch, desserts and drinks.
·        Special Hospitality suite seating to watch the race!
·        See the excitement of Top Fuel Dragsters, Funny Cars and your favorite drivers!
·        Fully catered!
·        The package is available for one, two or three days!
·        Special VIP corporate area is off limits to the general public!


Package cost



Friday: $130.00, Saturday: $170.00, Sunday: $170.00


Special 3 day price package: $425.00


For more information call:   804 862-3174        



posted: Friday, June 12, 2009


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