Racing under the lights returns Saturday night
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — It's time to race under the lights.
After opening the season with three afternoon events, South Boston Speedway will turn on the lights Saturday night, April 2, when the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval returns to its traditional format of nighttime racing.
The first event of Saturday's NASCAR at Night racing program will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Highlighting the NASCAR at Night program will be a 150-lap battle for the drivers in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
Danville, Va. driver Peyton Sellers has reeled off three straight victories at the outset of the season to claim the points lead in the division.
Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. is second in the title chase for the Late Model drivers, 18 points behind Sellers and 20 ahead of third-place Jason Dickerson of Ruckersville, Va.
Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. and Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va. round out the top five drivers in the current Late Model Stock Car standings. Those drivers and many more of the top NASCAR Late Model Stock Car competitors are expected to be on hand for Saturday's event.
Also slated for green-flag action Saturday night will be the competitors in the Limited Sportsman Division, the Virginia National Guard Pure Stock Division and the Grand Sportsman Division.
The Limited Sportsman Division competitors will take to the track for a 50-lap event, while the Pure Stock and Grand Sportsman competitors will battle for 30 laps each.
Two-time winner Justin Snow of Danville, Va. is the current points leader in the Limited Sportsman ranks. He owns a 10-point edge over Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va., who posted a victory last weekend.
The races for the Pure Stock and Grand Sportsman competitors will be their second events of the season. Reid Hodnett won the season-opener in the Pure Stock Division, while Keith Edwards was the victor in the initial Grand Sportsman event.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get the green flag at 5 p.m. as well.
Adult admission for the race will be $8 up to 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $5 and children under the age of 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult.
Tailgating spots along the backstretch at the speedway are available on a weekly basis. The tailgating area will be open for cars and trucks. Grills and unlimited size coolers will be available in the tailgating area, which will open when registration begins for competitors on race days. The cost for the tailgating spot is $10, plus admission price.
For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.
South Boston Speedway
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Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947