Star-studded Late Model field will be on hand Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The starting grid for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division race Saturday night at South Boston Speedway will be impressive to say the least.
The Late Model Stock Car event will highlight the Miss Utility Night race program. The first event of the evening will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
The list of prospective contenders Saturday night will include 2004 Late Model Stock Car champion Timothy Peters, who will take a break from his current status as a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor to return to his former stomping ground at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
Keven Wood of the Legendary Wood Brothers Racing family will also be on hand for the second straight week. Wood, aided by crew chief Stacy Puryear, qualified third last week at America's Hometown Track and was running strong before problems sent him to the pits prior to the end of the race.
Those two will join the likes of seven-time winner Peyton Sellers, the current points leader in the Late Model ranks, and five-time victor Drew Herring, who owns the second-place spot in the standings.
Other drivers that have found their way to Victory Lane this season who are expected to be on hand Saturday night include two-time winner Deac McCaskill, Scott Worley, Wayne Ramsey and Justin Johnson.
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 touring Southern Vintage Modified Series.
Justin Snow and Jonathan Bailey are currently deadlocked atop the Limited Sportsman Division standings. Snow has eight victories for the season, including one last weekend, while Bailey has been to the Winner's Circle seven times.
Lee Anderson is the current leader in the Pure Stock title chase, but is just six points ahead of second-place Nick Igdalsky. Joey Throckmorton and Chuck Watkins are tied for third place, 12 points behind Igdalsky.
Pit gates will open July 30 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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