VMS gains major Fastrak race
Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 2014 $20,000-to-win Fastrak World Championship from Oct. 2-4, 2014.
“The success of the Fastrak Racing engine rules package was the main reason we have introduced the Pro Late Model division to our weekly lineup, and we are excited to bring the division’s marquee event to our facility for 2014,” said Bill Sawyer, who owns the track in the Middle Peninsula town of Jamaica.
Sawyer added, “Adding this event should also help in growing our new Aaron’s Pro Late Model division and offer our competitors a chance to compete for a large paycheck at the end of the season.”
The Fastrak World Championships will include a $10,000-to-win Northeast Regional Race-Off and a $10,000-to-win Southeast Regional Race-Off before the $20,000 event at VMS. Should someone win all three events, that person will pocket an additional $10,000 bonus, making it a $50,000 total payday.
William and Mary defensive lineman Mike Reilly and defensive back Jerome Couplin III continued to reel in honors, being named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference FCS first team.
Junior running back Terrance West, who has led Towson to the national championship game against North Dakota State, was named the ECAC FCS Offensive Player of the Year.
James Madison linebacker Stephon Robertson, the Dudley Award winner as Virginia’s top player, was named the ECAC FCS Defensive Player of the Year.
Bryon Allen and Patrick Holloway netted 15 points apiece to lead George Mason to a 65-63 win over Saint Mary’s (Calif.) in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.
Johnny Williams added 14 points for GMU (6-6), which snapped a four-game skid.
The Gaels were 9-0 before coming to Hawaii, where they went 0-3 in the eight-team tournament.
Allen had five points in an 11-2 run that gave Mason its first lead with 2:42 left, and he hit two free throws to make it 65-62 with 6 seconds left.
A St. Mary’s free throw and two missed foul shots by Mason’s Anali Okoloji left the door open for the Gaels, but they couldn’t get a final shot off. ...
The Colonial Athletic Association is ranked 14th among the nation’s 32 Division I conferences, according to Collegiate Basketball News (rpiratings.com) Dec. 23. Drexel, at 63rd, is the highest-ranked CAA team.
The CAA was ranked No. 13 among the 33 Division I conferences, according to Collegiate Basketball News. James Madison led the league at No. 67.