Whelen 150 Up Next At South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - After a week's break, NASCAR racing returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, June 23 with the running of the Whelen 150 Presented by Charles Anderson Lawn Care.
Action will begin at 7 p.m. with a 150-lap race for the Late Model Stock Car Division headlining the night's five-race program.
In addition to the 150-lap Late Model Stock Car Division race, the drivers and teams in the track's Limited Sportsman division will battle it out in a twin-race event. The Budweiser Pure Stock Division drivers will be in action as will the drivers in the regional touring Southern Vintage Modifieds.
Adam Barker of Hurt, Va. continues to have the hot hand in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division and will, again be the driver that everyone in the division will be gunning for in Saturday night's 150-lap race. Barker has reeled off an unprecedented seven straight wins here at South Boston Speedway and is now threatening to literally run away from the field in the chase for the division championship.
With Barker having dominated the division as he has thus far, South Boston Speedway officials have again placed a $1,000 bounty on the table for any driver other than Barker that can win the race. On the other hand, if Barker chooses to start at the rear of the field and goes on to win the race, Barker can collect the bounty money.
The action in the Limited Sportsman division should be exciting as well with the drivers and teams competing in a pair of races. Defending division champion, Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. is remaining on course to reach his goal of a second straight division championship. He holds a comfortable lead in the points standings with six race wins and five pole wins in the eight races run in the division thus far this season.
Last year's Budweiser Pure Stock Division champion, Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C. Watkins, who has three race wins and two pole wins in his nine starts, holds a comfortable lead over his competitors in the division points standings entering Saturday night's action.
The Southern Vintage Modifieds will return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night following a two-event break. Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C., with his division-leading two wins, leads the division points standings entering Saturday night's event.
South Boston Speedway's gates will open Saturday at 5 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:15 p.m. and the first race will start at 7 p.m.
South Boston Speedway will continue its Early Bird Special with admission being $8 for adults up until 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youths ages 10-15 will be admitted for $5. Kids ages 9 and under will be 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.