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Be A Hit With Mom – Celebrate Mother's Day Weekend At South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - If you're looking to make a big hit with Mom this Mother's Day Weekend, here is a suggestion – take her and the family to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, May 12, for the running of the Mom's Night 150.

Saturday night's Mom's Night 150 at South Boston Speedway is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day Weekend. You can encourage Mom to join you and the kids for a fun and exciting family outing at the speedway. On the other hand, if Mom has had a tough week and is in need of a little peace and quiet, you can gather up the kids, head out to the speedway and let Mom enjoy some quiet time at home.

Either way, heading out to South Boston Speedway for Saturday night 's Mom's Night 150 makes you a winner!!!

As a special Mother's Day tribute, all moms will be admitted for $5 and the first 300 moms will receive a flower courtesy of South Boston Speedway.

Saturday night's racing gets the green flag at 7 p.m. with five action-packed races highlighted by a 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division on tap.

Along with the 150-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race, Saturday night's action will include a race for the Limited Sportsman Division. Twin races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, and a race for the drivers in the Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association, which will be making its first visit of the season to the speedway, are also scheduled.

There are some interesting points battles raging throughout South Boston Speedway entering Saturday night's events.

Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va., with one win and four top-three finishes in the season's first four races, holds a slim four-point lead over Adam Barker of Hurt, Va. who has won three of season's first four races including the last three in a row.

Defending Limited Sportsman Division champion Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va., a four-time winner this season, holds a solid 32-point lead point lead over Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. in the Limited Sportsman Division points standings.

However, there is quite a battle behind them.

Brian Pembleton of Amelia, Va., with the help of three straight second-place finishes, is in third place, two points down to Willis. Terri Marks of Capron, Va., who drives the Chevrolet maintained by students and instructors of the Halifax County Motorsports Academy, is in fourth place, two points down to Pembleton and only four points out of second place.

Defending Budweiser Pure Stock Division champion Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C., with wins in three of the first four races of the season, leads William Ridgeway of Burlinton, N.C. by 22 points entering Saturday night's twinbill.

Chris Seay of Ringgold, Va., occupies third place and is four points down to Ridgeway, with Mark Francisco of Halifax, Va., and Joey Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Va. rounding out the top five in the points standings.

South Boston Speedway's grandstand gates will open Saturday at 5 p.m. Qualifying time trials start at 5:15 p.m. and the first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.

Adult general admission is $8 until 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youths ages 10-15 are admitted for $5. Kids ages 9 & under are admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information about the South Boston Speedway's 50th anniversary season, 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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