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South Boston Speedway will host Cherokee Tobacco Night

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway will put the finishing touches on seven straight weeks of racing Saturday, Aug. 20, with the running of the Cherokee Tobacco Night program.

The first event of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series racing program will receive the green flag at 7 p.m.

The featured attraction of the evening will be a race for the competitors in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Ten-time winner Peyton Sellers has won three straight events at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval and will have a $500 bounty placed on him Saturday night.

If anyone other than Sellers scores a victory, they will receive the regular purse, plus an additional $500.

Sellers, who leads the chase for the championship at South Boston Speedway, is also atop the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division I standings and is also the current leader in the race for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series national championship.

The Limited Sportsman Division drivers will also hit the asphalt at America's Hometown Track for action Saturday night. Justin Snow leads the race for the division championship, but only by 12 points over Jonathan Bailey, who returned to Victory Lane last weekend.

Rounding out the Cherokee Tobacco Night race program Saturday will be events for the Grand Sportsman Division and the touring Virginia-Carolina Ford Focus Series.

Pit gates will open Aug. 20 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.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947



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