ULTIMATE South East Super Late Model Series News Release:  Contact – ROBY HELM – (865) 207-4157

April 4, 2017



               CARNESVILLE, GA – Twice a year, Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA hosts the richest single-day show in all of Regional Super Late Model racing.  This Saturday night, the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series South East Region will participate in the 60-lap $20,000-to-win, $575-to-start Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth.

               With $20,000-to-win on the line, the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth will bring out the top Super Late Model drivers in the country that will be after the big money.  The cash will begin to flow in Time Trials with the $400 M&W Transport Fast Qualifier Award.  The best races of the night could be the Heat and B-Main races, as drivers let it all hang out just to make the Big Show!

               The confirmed entry list for the ULTIMATE SE Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth will be led by the defending ULTIMATE SE Champion Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC.  The defending champion of the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth is Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN.  Weaver will be in the house Saturday night at Virginia Motor Speedway, but in a different role.

               After suffering multiple concussions in his driving career, the last one at the end of the 2016 season, Weaver, for this family’s sake, retired as a driver, but he has continued his winning ways, as he has for over 30 years, as a car owner.  With Brandon Overton of Evans, GA taking over the driving chores from Weaver, and they won the ULTIMATE SE season opener on March 4 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, GA.

               Super Late Model fan favorites that include Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, former Hav-A-Tampa/UDTRA National Champions Dale McDowell of Rossville, GA and Rick Eckert of York, PA are among the confirmed entrants for Saturday night’s $20,000-to-win, $575-to-start Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway.

Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN finished second to Overton at North Georgia Speedway, and he will be making the trip to Jamaica, VA for the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth.  He will be joined by Maryland’s Glenn Elliott, who captured the 2016 ULTIMATE SE Rookie of the Year Award.  The current Autolite/Fram/Dirt-On-Dirt Rookie of the Year point leader Tyler Milwood will also be at Virginia Motor Speedway this Saturday night.

Other confirmed entries include Ivedent Lloyd, Brett Hamm, Dustin Mitchell, Darryl Hills, Ross Robinson, Amanda Whaley, Dale Hollidge, Austin Hubbard, Ross Bailes, Russell Erwin, Chris Ferguson, Ricky Elliott, Justin Williams, Willie Milliken, G.R. Smith, Donald Bradsher, Kenny Moreland, Jason Covert, Walker Arthur, and Jason Miller.

The 60-lap $20,000-to-win, $575-to-start Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth this Saturday night at Virginia Motor Speedway will be a full points race for the ULTIMATE SE Region, and a National points race for the ULTIMATE Battle of the Bluegrass Region. 

Drivers in the ULTIMATE BoB Region may use the points they earn this Saturday night to replace an ULTIMATE BoB event points total of lesser value in the their season points total.  Drivers in the two newest ULTIMATE Super Late Model Regions, the Mid-Ohio Valley Region and the North East Region, are also invited to participate in the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth race.

The ULTIMATE MOV Region representing West Virginia and Ohio, and the ULTIMATE NE Region, representing Pennsylvania and New York, are both running a limited non-points Introductory Pilot Season for 2017.  Drivers from those Regions can use ULTIMATE National events, represented by races paying $10,000-to-win or more, as an opportunity to get familiar with the ULTIMATE rules, officials, and procedures before running a full points fund paying season in 2018.

If seeing the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series in the 60-lap $20,000-to-win, $575-to-start Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth isn’t enough to get your racing fix, Virginia Motor Speedway Owner/Promoter Bill Sawyer has even more for your dirt track motorsports appetite. 

The sister series of the ULTIMATE Tour, the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series will be in action as well on Saturday night with a 40-lap $3,000-to-win, $275-to-start race at Virginia Motor Speedway as a part of the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth.  Thanks to Bill Sawyer, it’s a rare opportunity to see the ULTIMATE Super Late Models and the FASTRAK Pro Late Models on the same night at the same track.

               Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is located at 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA.  For more information call 804-758-1867, or visit their web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.  You can Follow them on Facebook at Virginia Motor Speedway and on Twitter @vamotorspeedway.

Check out the official website for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series at www.ultimatesupers.com, and continue to follow our social media networks on Facebook at ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series and on Twitter @ULTIMATESupers to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.


The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series would like to recognize their marketing partners for the 2017 season which include: American Racer, Hoosier Race Tires, VP Race Fuels, M&W Transport, PPM Racing Products, Arizona Sport Shirts, DirtonDirt.com, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AR Bodies, Five Star Race Bodies, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil and Lubricants, Autolite/Fram, RockAuto.com, Safecraft, Simpson, Thomas Clarke Performance Web Design and RacingJunk.com.