Hooters ProCup stars run Saturday
Deiny expected to be in Late Model field
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Up to 34 drivers will bid for over $120,000 in posted awards Saturday night at South Boston Speedway when the USAR Hooters Pro Series drivers hit the four-tenths mile asphalt oval for the running of the Lucas Oil 250.
The Lucas Oil 250, which will get the green flag at 7 p.m., will mark the second visit by the touring USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series drivers to America's Hometown Track this season.
Benny Gordon and Mardy Lindley, both of whom won USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series races at South Boston Speedway last year, are among the drivers expected to contend for the victory Saturday evening at South Boston Speedway.
Other top USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series drivers expected to vie for the win include Jeff Agnew, Mike Laughlin, Jr., Johnny Rumley, Gary St. Amant and Mike Garvey.
Competitors of local interest who have registered for the event include Jay Fogleman of Durham, N.C. and Richard Landreth of Pine Hall, N.C. Woody Howard, who hails from Chesapeake, Va., is also expected to be in the field for Saturday's Lucas Oil 250.
The top 28 cars in the starting field will earn spots through qualifying time trials with the remainder of the field of up to 34 cars being set by provisional spots.
Following the running of the Lucas Oil 250, the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will take to the track for a 110-lap event.
Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. leads the points in the division and is followed closely by teen driver Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. In addition to the host of top regional drivers that are always on hand at South Boston Speedway, Frank Deiny, Jr. of Mechanicsville, Va. is expected to take the green flag in the Barkhouser Late Model race Saturday night.
Pit gates for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series competitors will open at 8:30 a.m. and practice for the drivers will get underway at 11 a.m.
The Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division drivers will enter the pit gates at 1 p.m. and, following a practice session, will take to the track for qualifying time trials at 3:30 p.m.
Qualifying for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series drivers will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by an on-track autograph session at 5:45 p.m.
Adult general admission is $15 if purchased at the speedway prior to 5 p.m. Friday. Adult general admission price will be $20 Saturday. Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $10 and children under the age of 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult. Reserved seats are available for Saturday's event at a price of $30.
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