Upcoming 2008 Events




Street Wars / Street Warrior

August 22



Mopar Madness

August 23-24





Street Wars / Street Points

August 29



ET Points

August 30



Street Wars / Street Points

September 5



ET Points

September 6



Street Wars / Street Points

September 12



Fall Bash

September 13



ET Points

September 14




September 19-21



Street Wars / Street Warrior

September 26




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Attention Ladies, Match Race Lovers


Friday August 22nd

JC Richardson vs “Pluck”

Bill Harris vs Michael Martin
VMP is at it again on Friday August 22nd with its second ladies night of 2008. Once again all ladies will receive free admission to an action packed night of racing, music and partying. To show our appreciation, the first 300 ladies through the gate will receive a free red rose. In addition to VMP’s “Friday Night Street Wars” will once again be the High Roller Match Races featuring seven second cars competing heads up in the quarter mile. The four car field welcomes back JC Richardson and the OSBA’s Bill Harris along with new challengers Pluck and VMP Outlaw King Michael Martin. Richardson will meet Pluck in the opening round while Harris squares off with Martin. Whoever survives this four car battle will be awarded a match race with July 25th High Roller Match Race winner “Slim” at the Rodney Jones Fall Bash on September 13th. Back by popular demand will be old school and new school music tearing up the midway as “Wolfman” John spins your favorite oldies and DJ Eric throws down the hottest new jams. Spectator parking inside the gate is only $3 but space will be limited so get here early to avoid the long walk. 


posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2008


VMP and HOTT MC present Bike Night


HOTT MC will be hosting a Bike Night at VMP this Friday, August 22nd. 


Entry Fees:

-Bike and driver (on bike or towing) : FREE

-Passenger (on bike or in car towing) : $5

-Bike Test & Tune: $9


Special Parking will be available inside near the big tent.


posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Division One ET Bracket Finals Update


The 2008 Division One ET Bracket Finals will be held September 25-27 at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, PA.  VMP will be permitted to take a team of up to 50 racers to the competition.  All racers must have their memberships, liscenses, and competition numbers up to date.  To sign up please call the VMP office at (804) 862-3174 and ask for Sherri.


posted: Thursday, August 14, 2008


Frank Hawley’s Driving School at VMP This Week


Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School is currently holding classes at VMP. Students of this unique school receive classroom instruction in addition to hands on track time. Classroom instruction includes a reaction time seminar and psychological training. Following driving sessions, students get to review a video tape of their runs and receive analysis of performance. 



The Funny Car final from this past weekend at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals in Reading pitted two racers who previously worked together to teach the fine art of driving at Hawley’s school, and come the final exam, the teacher, Beckman, beat the headmaster, Hawley, with a 4.18 after Hawley had to abort his pass. The win was the fifth of Beckman’s career in Funny Car and came just a week after he red-lighted in the final round in Brainerd.



“Racing Frank Hawley was huge. Like I said, it’s like a Little League pitcher that’s just a huge fan of the sport, and they bring up Mickey Mantle to play ball with you. Frank’s meant so much to this sport, and having him back in this sport is only going to make it better. Of course, the last thing we needed was another tough Funny Car out here. I was so happy for him when he won his rounds, and he was happy for me up until the final round, so that was cool. It was just a fairy-tale weekend.”


posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Schumacher Makes History


Tony Schumacher defeated Larry Dixon to score a class-record-tying fifth straight victory in Top Fuel and run his unbeaten streak at the 1,000-foot distance to 20 straight rounds with a victory at the 24th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals. The event, the 17th of the 24-race NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series and next-to-last before the fields are set for the Countdown to 1 playoffs that begin after the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in two weeks, was chock-full of points drama and upset performances.



Schumacher and Dixon began the season tied with 41 wins apiece, and both were in their 82nd Top Fuel final round in Reading, but that’s where the duality ended as Schumacher continued his roll by earning his fifth straight Wally and record-tying 10th of the season and Dixon suffered his fourth straight final-round loss of the season, 3.84 to 3.89.



"It’s definitely been incredible,” said Schumacher. “There really are no words. I could stand up here all day long and try to explain it, but it’s been a gift of a year. We’ve been together for five years, and this year has been the most dominant that we’ve ever been. It’s just an awesome car, and it hasn’t been one of those cars that’s run a tenth faster than everyone. That [final] there, it was a tenth of a second — good race. The driver had to do his job, and I think I’m driving good because it’s tight racing. It’s constant suck-it-up moments.”


posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Exciting Part Time Opportunities


Virginia Motorsports Park is looking for Race Crew, Race Control Computer Operators, and Safety Crew.   Come to Virginia Motorsports Park to fill out an application, 8018 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803, T-F, from 9:00-5:00. Call (804) 862-3174 with any questions.


posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008


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