South Boston Speedway Hosts GCR 150 Saturday Night
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - After a one-week break NASCAR racing action will return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, September 1 with the running of the GCR 150 racing program. Saturday night's GCR 150 racing program will get the green flag at 7 p.m. and will include races for South Boston Speedway's four featured racing divisions.
A 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division will be the night's feature event. Races for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, and the Southern Vintage Modifieds are also scheduled on Saturday night's program.
Saturday's race day schedule calls for pit gates open at 1 p.m. Practice will go from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Qualifying time trials start at 5:15 p.m. and the first race will start at 7 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. with the track's Early Bird special admission of $8 for adults in effect until 6:30 p.m. Adult admission after that will be $10. Youths ages 10-15 will be admitted for $5. Kids ages 9 and under will be admitted free.
With the track's points season rapidly winding down, Adam Barker of Hurt, Va. continues to lead the way in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Barker, with 10 wins including two in his last four starts, holds a 58-point lead over Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. entering Saturday night's action. Ramsey has two wins including a victory in the last race, has reeled off five consecutive top-four finishes in his effort to catch Barker who has a two wins, a second-place finish and a third-place finish in his last four starts. Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va. is third in the standings and holds a 16-point edge over C.E. Falk of Virginia Beach, Va. David Triplett of Timberlake, N.C. rounds out the top five in the standings and is 14 points behind Falk.
Defending Limited Sportsman Division champion, Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va., continues to have everything in his favor in the Limited Sportsman Division. Anderson, with a division-high 11 wins including three in his last four starts, leads Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. by 64 points entering Saturday night's GCR 150 racing program.
Amelia, Va. residents Brian Pembleton and Timmy Langford stand third and fourth respectively with Terri Marks of Capron, Va., who drives a Chevrolet maintained by the students and instructors of the Halifax County Motorsports Academy, standing in fifth place, two points behind Langford.
Defending Budweiser Pure Stock Division champion, Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C., continues to lead the division points standings. Watkins, a three-time winner this season, holds a 24-point lead over Mark Francisco of Halifax, Va. William Ridgeway of Burlington, N.C., six-time winner Joey Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Va., and Quain Moore of Callands, Va. round out the top five in the standings.
Randy Smith of Bassett, Va., a four-time winner, leads the points standings for the Southern Vintage Modified Division. Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C. trails Smith by two points with Lynchburg, Va. area resident Donnie Lacks sitting in third place, eight points out of the lead.
For more information about the South Boston Speedway's 50th anniversary season, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.