Speedway serves up a dose of Saturday Night Fever on July 16
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Do a little dance, watch SoBo's big race, get down Saturday night…on July 16th.
K.C. and the Sunshine Band may not be on hand but you can still turn back the clock and make plans to head to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, July 16, for the running of the Spaulding Equipment presents Saturday Night Fever race program.
The first of five events slated for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series event will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Race fans attending the event at America's Hometown Track are encouraged to dress as they did in the 70's era. The most authentic and original outfit will win one lucky fan a $100 cash prize.
Highlighting the night of racing at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval will be action in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. has claimed two straight wins in the Late Model Stock Car ranks. Sellers, who has seven overall victories for the season at South Boston, is now 30 points ahead of Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. in the chase for the Late Model Stock Car championship.
Sellers is also sitting atop the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division I standings and has his eyes focused on making a run for the national championship as well.
The Limited Sportsman Division drivers will also take to the asphalt for competition as will the competitors in the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division.
Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. snapped a four-race win streak by Danville, Va. driver Justin Snow last week. Bailey, a six-time winner, and Snow, who has posted seven triumphs, are now deadlocked atop the Limited Sportsman Division standings.
Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C. leads the title chase in the Pure Stock Division, but only by 14 points over last week's winner Joey Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Va.
Rounding out the Spaulding Equipment presents Saturday Night Fever race program will be events for the touring Allison Legacy Series and the INEX Legends Cars.
Pit gates will open July 16 at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 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.
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Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947