What a month of July it is for the FASTRAK Racing Series. With over $100,000 in purse money on the line during the month, three National events, $6000 to win shows, $10,000 to win shows, $5000 to win shows and then in August FASTRAK returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway at the dirt track. The National events are incredibly important as the teams have a chance to replace one of their worse finishes of the season with a better finish at National events. Last weekend the FASTRAK teams were at West Virginia Motor Speedway. Jonathan Davenport took the win but really had to work his tail off to get there. In his heat Davenport and Mike Pegher Jr. were in a tremendous battle passing back and forth for the lead no less than six times in a mere eight laps. Promotors from the speedway said it was the best heat race ever held at WVMS. The feature was quite the same as The young Pegher Jr jumped out to the lead by almost a straightaway at one point, then tire choice came into play around eighteen laps into the fifty lap feature. Once again Pegher Jr and Davenport passed each other on multiple occassions. Davenport eventually did take the lead with David Smith and Max Blair close behind. Next up comes the first ever touring event of any type to Rolling Thunder in Aarat Virginia on Friday July 23rd for a $2000 to win event and the first leg of the "Virginia State Championship". The 1/3 mile speedway should provide incredible racing for the equal powered FASTRAK late model teams. Fans from Rolling Thunder will receive $3.00 off general admission by bringing their tickets to the next nights event. Then the teams move on to the high banks of the Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat VA for a $3000 to win event on Saturday July 24th and the Grand Finale of the "Virginia State Championship". The highest points team of the two events will receive the inaugural trophy of the coveted race. It will be the perfect time for teams to get some "paid practice" for the upcoming "Pro Late Model Nationals" coming up at Wythe over Labor Day Weekend. As the teams get home and quickly get ready to hit the road again they will head to Tony Stewarts Eldora Speedway in Rossberg OH for a $5000 to win prize on July 31st for the "Chassis Challenge". There will also be a open practice at Eldora on Friday night July 30th for teams wishing to come. Last years event proved tremendous as Shanon Buckingham led most of the race but on the last lap and the fourth turn Chip Brindle made a pass on the outside and won by inches at the checkered flag. A crash followed immediately thereafter as Brindle was trying to miss lap cars and he ran across the hood of Buckingham and several others going into the wall in turn one. Brindle did not pass post race tech and the win was awarded to Buckingham. The Eldora event will also be a National event thereby giving the FASTRAK teams an opportunity to replace a worse finish during the seaon with a better finish at Eldora. Important for those ever so valuable weekly and regional point championships. Its an important month as of course the $100,000 in purse money tremendous but more importantly its also an important month for teams chasing the points with Mercer Raceway, West Virginia Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway listed as "National events". Not to mention running at some of the best facilites in the country including Rolling Thunder and Wythe Raceway. ALL ENGINE SEALS WILL BE LEGAL FOR THESE EVENTS. ALL ENGINES MUST STILL MEET FASTRAK RULES AND THE FASTRAK FT SERIES TIRES ARE REQUIRED AT ALL EVENTS. You do not have to be a member of FASTRAK to race in FASTRAK events. www.fastrakracing.com www.rolling-thunder-raceway.com www.wytheraceway.com www.eldoraspeedway.com FASTRAK is the nations "Premier crate dirt late model series" featuring the GM 602 and 604 crate engines. FASTRAK partners include GM Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, City Chevrolet, Old Mans Garage, VP Racing Fuels, NOS Energy Drinks, Holiday Inn, Vicci Race Apparel, TNT Chassis, Rocket Racing Chassis. The point fund of the FASTRAK Racing Series is rated number 3 in the world of dirt late model racing.