CONCORD, NC : Three Virginia tracks have collaborated to form the Racing Virginia Battle of the Commonwealth series organized by Mike Gwaltney of CMG Motorsports.
The Battle of the Commonwealth championship will pay $1,800 to the winner, and pays at least through the top-five with additional prizes from an ever-growing list of contingency sponsors, including Hoosier and zMAX. Along with the championship series, Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Langley Speedway in Hampton, and Shenandoah Speedway in the Shenandoah Valley will each host $2,000-to-win Legends races and twin-25-lap races during the 2020 season.
“I wanted to put Legends racing in Virginia back on the map,” series founder and CMG Motorsports proprietor Mike Gwaltney said. “I’ve got a great bunch of guys that race here and want to showcase their talent against the best in the country. I think the Battle of the Commonwealth races will do just that.”
The $2,000-to-win races will take place at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway on May 23rd, Shenandoah Speedway on August 8th, and Dominion Raceway on September 19th. Those tracks will also hold twin races throughout the season and are cooperating to build the division at all three tracks.
Gwaltney also said he would be adding CMG Bonus money on top of the track’s purses for each of his series races.
“It’s great to see tracks working together and it’s great to see enthusiasm and excitement in their voices when we are talking about what we are doing this year with the Legends series,” Gwaltney remarked. “It also opens up the opportunity to do this with other divisions as well.”
Along with the Battle of the Commonwealth, Dominion Raceway owner Steve Britt and Langley Speedway owner Bill Mullis have also agreed to hold a 12 race Limited Late Model series between the two tracks during the season.
More information about the Battle of the Commonwealth can be found on Dominion Raceway’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/DominionRaceway/.