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America's Hometown Track supports the Hometown Comets

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Friday and Saturday will mark an exciting weekend of sports action in Halifax County.

South Boston Speedway will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 3 with the running of the GCR presents Comet Football Night program. That event will come one day after the Halifax County varsity football team opens its 2005 season at home against Rustburg, Va.

Racing action on Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. and football action on Friday will kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

South Boston Speedway and Halifax County High School have teamed together to offer fans a chance to see both sporting events at a discounted price. Combo tickets to attend the football game on Friday and the race at South Boston Speedway on Saturday are available at the speedway office and at Halifax County High School at a cost of $10 per person.

"South Boston Speedway prides itself as being America's Hometown Track," General Manager Cathy Rice said. "It only makes sense that we support our hometown football team as well."

On Friday night, Peyton Sellers, the current Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car points leader at South Boston Speedway, will be on hand at Halifax County High School to sign autographs and to display his Late Model ride.

Sellers not only leads the points chase at South Boston Speedway, he is also the leader the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division I and national championship standings.

Joining Sellers at Halifax County High School will be South Boston's own Bruce Anderson, a competitor in the Limited Sportsman Division.

"I think its tremendous that we would have the involvement of South Boston Speedway with our opening home game," Halifax County football coach John Lacy Harris said. "We will certainly be celebrating two of the top sporting venues in the county.

"Having a driver with the notoriety of Peyton Sellers on hand is outstanding," Harris added. "South Boston Speedway is known for producing talented drivers that move up the NASCAR ranks and, from what I can tell, Peyton has an outstanding future as well."

Highlighting Saturday's racing action at South Boston Speedway will be an event for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Other events slated on Sept. 3 include races for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division, the Grand Sportsman Division and the touring Southern Vintage Modified Series.

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.

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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