Kevin Wood set to compete on Ladies' Night Saturday at South Boston
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The Wood Brothers connection to NASCAR racing keeps on growing.
Twenty-year-old Kevin Wood, the son of Len Wood, has announced he will be competing in the next two events at South Boston Speedway.
The Wood Brothers have a long and storied history in NASCAR racing and Kevin Wood is hoping to add another chapter to that history at South Boston Speedway.
Saturday night, America's Hometown Track will host the Charles Anderson Lawn Care presents Ladies' Night race program. Ladies will be admitted for $5 all evening for the event. The first race of the night will get underway at 7 p.m.
Highlighting Saturday's NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action will be a race for the drivers in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
Seven-time winner Peyton Sellers leads the way in the Late Model standings by 24 points over four-time victor Drew Herring, who rolled into the Winner's Circle last weekend.
South Boston resident Stacy Puryear serves as the crew chief for Kevin Wood's Late Model Stock Car ride and he believes their team can be competitive Saturday night as well.
"We're going to try to get over there Friday to practice," Puryear said. "And, we will be running the next two weekends at South Boston.
"We're really looking forward to coming to South Boston," Puryear added. "We've got Duke's mayonnaise as a sponsor on the car and Saturday will be the first time those guys have seen Kevin race."
Puryear said that he and Wood had tested the car at South Boston Speedway earlier this year and that Wood had also competed in a Legends Car race at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval in May.
"He won't be totally green," Puryear said. "He's got some experience on the track already."
Earlier this season, Wood competed in events at Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia and showed promise in his last three races, according to Puryear.
"We started on the outside pole in one race and finished sixth," Puryear said. "Then, we started fourth and finished fourth. We started third in our last race up there and got taken out of the race in a green-white-checker finish."
Also scheduled as part of the four-race program Saturday night will be action for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division and the Grand Sportsman Division.
Pit gates will open July 23 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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