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South Boston Speedway will host Student Night race program Saturday, April 23

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — With final exam time lurking just around the corner, South Boston Speedway will offer area high school and college students a break prior to the end-of-year tests that are approaching fast.

South Boston Speedway will host the Student Night NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series race program Saturday night, April 23. The first race of the evening will receive the green flag at 7 p.m.

Any high school or college students who display a valid identification card will be admitted for $5, which is half off the normal adult admission price of $10.

Highlighting Saturday's racing action will be the competitors in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.

Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. crept within four points of the lead in the chase for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car track title last weekend with his fourth victory of the season.

Drew Herring of Benson, N.C., a two-time winner in the Late Model ranks, continues to hold down the first place spot in the standings after posting a fourth-place run last week.

Brandon Butler of Chesapeake, Va. sits third in the Late Model point standings, 34 points behind Sellers and 20 points ahead of fourth-place Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C.

Owen Miller of Emporia, Va., who motored to a second-place run last week, owns the fifth-place spot in the Late Model point standings. Miller is 10 points behind Cash and just a mere two points ahead of sixth-place Ryan Rhodes of Sanford, N.C.

All of those drivers and many more of the best Late Model Stock Car competitors in the region are expected to be on hand for racing action Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.

The Limited Sportsman Division drivers will hit the four-tenths mile asphalt oval Saturday night for racing action as well.

Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va., the defending champion in the division, scored his third victory of the season last weekend and sits atop the point standings.

Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. moved up to the second-place spot in the Limited Sportsman standings last week. He is two points ahead of a third-place tie between two-time winner Justin Snow of Danville, Va. and Andrew Perry of Hillsborough, N.C.

Competitors in the Grand Sportsman Division will return to action Saturday night for their third race of the campaign.

One-time winners Keith Edwards and Brad Matthews are currently tied for the Grand Sportsman point lead. The two are 10 points ahead of third-place Jeremy Ratliff and 12 points ahead of fourth-place Jack Milam.

Rounding out Saturday night's race program will be events for the touring Virginia-Carolina Ford Focus Midget Series and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.

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.

For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947



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