Anderson named winner of Saturday's 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Following post-race inspections last Saturday night at South Boston Speedway, NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series track officials disqualified the top two finishers in the 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.
Apparent first-place finisher Jonathan Bailey and runner-up Justin Snow were each disqualified following the inspections, vaulting Bruce Anderson to a first-place finish.
Charles Barnes was credited with a runner-up finish, while the rest of the top five drivers in the field included Brian Cole, Timmy Langford and Brian Pembleton.
The official finishing order of the Grand Sportsman 30-lap race was also altered by NASCAR track officials. Apparent third-place finisher Brad Matthews and fourth-place finisher Jack Milam were each disqualified due to their involvement in an on-track incident at the close of the event.
Bill Edwards was the winner of the Grand Sportsman event and was followed in the top five by Troy Dowdy, Keith Edwards, Junior Hancock and Billy Purnell.
The next racing action at America's Hometown Track will be on Saturday, Sept. 3, when the four-tenths mile asphalt oval will host the GCR presents Comet Football Night race program.
The first event of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m. The featured attraction of the evening will be a race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Other events slated on Sept. 3 include action for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division, the Grand Sportsman Division and the touring Southern Vintage Modified Series.
GCR presents Comet Football Night is being held in conjunction with the season-opening football game for Halifax County High School's varsity football team. The Comets will kick-off their 2005 campaign on Friday, Sept. 2 at home against Rustburg, Va.
Combo tickets to attend the football game on Friday and the race at South Boston Speedway on Saturday are available at the speedway office at a cost of $10 per person.
Pit gates will open Sept. 3 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