Racing stars of the past and present will be on hand Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Racing stars of the past and present will be on hand Saturday night, June 18 at SoBo, when 3M presents "Dads Night Out" NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series program.
Racing action will get underway at 7 p.m.
The stars of the present who will be on hand include competitors in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division, the Limited Sportsman Division, the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division and the touring Southern Vintage Modified Series.
Drivers in each of those divisions will hit the four-tenths mile asphalt oval at America's Hometown Track for racing action Saturday night.
In addition, track officials have sent out invitations to a number of South Boston Speedway's stars of the past for a reunion Saturday night. The reunion is being held as a prelude to the track's 50th anniversary celebration, which will be held in 2007.
Approximately 30 stars of the past at South Boston Speedway are slated to be on hand Saturday for 3M Night.
Since the event is being held on the eve of Father's Day, South Boston Speedway officials have also announced that all dads will be admitted for a discounted price of $5 Saturday night.
In the Late Model Stock Car Division, 18-year-old Drew Herring leads the standings by 12 points over Peyton Sellers. Herring has visited Victory Lane three times this season at South Boston Speedway, while Sellers has parked his Chevrolet in the Winner's Circle on five occasions.
Jonathan Cash is third in the Late Model standings, just four points ahead of fourth-place Brandon Butler and only 16 points ahead of Ryan Rhodes, who sits in the fifth position.
Justin Snow, who has claimed wins in the last two events, has trimmed Jonathan Bailey's lead in the Limited Sportsman Division standings to a mere two points, while Chuck Watkins leads the tight title chase in the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division by 20 points over Lee Anderson.
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.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947