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Corey Gordon Cashes in Big with $5000 Fastrak World Challenge Victory on Opening Night of Fastrak World Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway

09/19/2015 By Dave Seay

Jamaica, VA – Corey Gordon's day didn’t start out as he planned, breaking a drive shaft in practice. But his performance from that point on was absolutely flawless. Gordon won his heat and then went on to score the biggest win of his young career. Gordon of Charlotte, NC took command of the event on the opening lap of the 40 lap Fastrak World Challenge from his outside starting position and then survived several intense restarts with David smith of Inman, SC to take the $5000 World Challenge victory on the opening night of the Fastrak World Championship presented by James River Equipment at Virginia Motor Speedway.


 


“I wanted to just pack up and go home after breaking the drive shaft earlier in the day; I have to thank Teddy Tate for helping with another drive shaft. I can’t believe we are here in victory lane after the day we have had, I have to thank God first of all and my crew for working so hard to get us here,” commented Gordon in victory lane.


 


David Smith and Corey Gordon led the 24 car field to green with Gordon rocketing to the lead with Smith flowing in second. On lap 8 the races first caution would fly for a spin by Jimmy Duncan in turn 4. Several cautions followed on restarts slowing the action. On the lap 10 restart action went three wide with Smith, Daniel Baggerly and Matt Long battling for the second spot. Several cautions closed the field on Gordon’s bumper but on each restart he was able to pull away from the battle for second.


 


On lap 18 the battle for third heated up as Baggerly worked to keep Long at bay. The two raced side by side the next two laps before Long would get by out of turn 4. Once in third, Long set out to catch Smith who was trying to keep pace with Gordon who was setting a blistering pace.


 


On lap 32 Long caught Smith in turn 3 and the two began a side by side back and forth battle for second. With Smith and Long battling for second Gordon was able to stretch out his lead and go on to the $5000 victory. The win was Gordon’s biggest win of his career.


 


Heat race winners were David Smith, Corey Gordon, Aaron Barley and Ron Parker.


 


B-Main winners were Kenny Compton Jr. and Mark Parks.


 


The Speedway will be back in action tomorrow night for night 2 of the Fastrak World Championship presented by James River Equipment. The competitors of the Fastrak Pro Late Models will be competing for the $15,000 top prize and to be crowned the World Champion.


 


Spectator gates will open at 4pm with on track action beginning at 6pm with practice. The program will include practice, qualifying, heats, B-Mains and the 60 lap feature.


 


For those that cannot make it to track, they can watch every lap of every race on RACEFEEDX. Go to www.racefeedx.com to order your Saturday night package. Broadcast begins at 8pm EST with qualifying.


 


Saturday September 19th admission will be: Adults – $25, Seniors (60+) – $25, Military (active or retired w/I.D.) – $15, Students (11-17) – $10 and Children 10 and under free with paying adult. 


 


Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.


 


Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.


 


MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223


 


RACE RESULTS FOR NIGHT 1 OF FASTRAK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2015:


 


Fastrak World Challenge (40 Laps): 1. 23-Corey Gordon[2] ; 2. 11-David Smith[1] ; 3. 25-Matt Long[8] ; 4. 16-Daniel Baggerly[6] ; 5. 42-Cla Knight[9] ; 6. 210-Kenny Compton Jr.[17] ; 7. 30-Tyler Bare[10] ; 8. 24S-Jimmy Schiltz[11] ; 9. 2*-Jared Powell[21] ; 10. 77-Joel Prosser[13] ; 11. 7P-Mark Parks[18] ; 12. 6-Dillon Brown[22] ; 13. 23M-Jimmy McNamara[19] ; 14. 09-Brad Rigdon[23] ; 15. 55-Jimmy Duncan[20] ; 16. 84-Kyle Lukon[15] ; 17. 28-Aaron Barley[3] ; 18. 7-Corey Almond[5] ; 19. 16A-Billy Adkins[24] ; 20. 12U-Brandon Umberger[14] ; 21. 8-Ron Parker[4] ; 22. 12M-Ryan Montgomery[16] ; 23. 00-Booper Bare[12] ; 24. 99-Teddy Tate[7]


 


Heat 1 (Top 4 Transfer): 1. 11-David Smith[1] ; 2. 7-Corey Almond[3] ; 3. 42-Cla Knight[2] ; 4. 77-Joel Prosser[6] ; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon[5] ; 6. 18-TJ Salango[7] ; 7. 2-Michael Bland[8] ; 8. 85-Steve "Hot Rod" LaMance[4] ; 9. 1-Terry Cregger[9] ; 10. 44B-Brent Robinson[10]


 


Heat 2 (Top 4 Transfer): 1. 23-Corey Gordon[2] ; 2. 16-Daniel Baggerly[1] ; 3. 30-Tyler Bare[3] ; 4. 12U-Brandon Umberger[4] ; 5. 210-Kenny Compton Jr.[10] ; 6. 23M-Jimmy McNamara[8] ; 7. 2*-Jared Powell[5] ; 8. 83A-Tom Adams[7] ; 9. 14T-Tyler Stutler[9] ; 10. 8H-Daniel Hill[6]


 


Heat 3 (Top 4 Transfer): 1. 28-Aaron Barley[3] ; 2. 99-Teddy Tate[4] ; 3. 24S-Jimmy Schiltz[8] ; 4. 84-Kyle Lukon[10] ; 5. 7P-Mark Parks[1] ; 6. 71-Davis Lipscombe[5] ; 7. 99S-Rick Solari[11] ; 8. 87-Walker Arthur[7] ; 9. 41-Joe Cox[6] ; 10. 44-Wes Branner[9] ; 11. 24N-Matthew Nance[2]


 


Heat 4 (Top 4 Transfer): 1. 8-Ron Parker[2] ; 2. 25-Matt Long[3] ; 3. 00-Booper Bare[5] ; 4. 12M-Ryan Montgomery[4] ; 5. 55-Jimmy Duncan[8] ; 6. 6-Dillon Brown[6] ; 7. 16A-Billy Adkins[9] ; 8. 39-Henry Hornsby III[7] ; 9. 28V-Carl Vaughan[11] ; 10. 21-Billy Beachler[10] ; 11. 83-Jensen Ford[1]


 


B-Main #1 (Top 4 Transfer): 1. 210-Kenny Compton Jr.[2] ; 2. 23M-Jimmy McNamara[4] ; 3. 2*-Jared Powell[6] ; 4. 09-Brad Rigdon[1] ; 5. 83A-Tom Adams[8] ; 6. 18-TJ Salango[3] ; 7. 1-Terry Cregger[9] ; 8. 14T-Tyler Stutler[10] ; 9. 2-Michael Bland[5] ; 10. 85-Steve "Hot Rod" LaMance[7] ; 11. 44B-Brent Robinson[11] ; 12. 8H-Daniel Hill[12]


 


B-Main #2 (Top 4 Transfer): 1. 7P-Mark Parks[1] ; 2. 55-Jimmy Duncan[2] ; 3. 6-Dillon Brown[4] ; 4. 16A-Billy Adkins[6] ; 5. 71-Davis Lipscombe[3] ; 6. 87-Walker Arthur[7] ; 7. 39-Henry Hornsby III[8] ; 8. 99S-Rick Solari[5] ; 9. 44-Wes Branner[11] ; 10. 21-Billy Beachler[12] ; 11. 41-Joe Cox[9] ; 12. 83-Jensen Ford[14] ; 13. 28V-Carl Vaughan[10] ; 14. 24N-Matthew Nance[13] ; 15. 16-Daniel Baggerly[15] ; 16. 25-Matt Long[16] ; 17. 30-Tyler Bare[17]


 


Group 1 Fast Qualifier: David Smith – 19.025 seconds


Group 2 Fast Qualifier: Daniel Baggerly – 18.761 seconds


Group 3 Fast Qualifier: Mark Parks – 18.590 seconds (Overall Fast Qualifier)


Group 4 Fast Qualifier: Jensen Ford – 18.792 seconds


 


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