SoBo 300 To Cap 2007 South Boston Speedway Season
The 2007 season has been a stellar one for South Boston Speedway, a season that has included a gala 50th Anniversary celebration and a variety of special events.
One of the track's biggest events of the season, however, is yet to come.
South Boston Speedway will close out its 2007 season on Saturday, October 27 with the SoBo 300 NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race. The 300 lap, 120-mile feature race is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.
Advance tickets are priced at $10 with adult general admission tickets being priced at $15 on race day. Tickets for youth ages 10-15 are $10 each. Kids ages nine and under will be admitted free with a paid adult. Grandstand gates will open at 11 a.m. on race day.
The race, the longest and richest race of the season that the track hosts for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division, will carry a $52,300 purse and will pay $10,000 to the winner of the 300 lap, 120-mile race.
There will be plenty of action for fans to enjoy throughout the weekend as the SoBo 300 is a two-day event that will get underway on Friday, October 26. Activity on Friday, October 26, begins with practice from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The $500 GE Tile & Design Pole Award will be on the line when qualifying time trials begin at 4 p.m. The fastest 15 cars in Friday's qualifying time trials will be locked into the field for Saturday's SoBo 300.
Admission for Friday's practice and qualifying is $5 with children ages nine and under admitted free.
The action hits full tilt on Saturday, October 27 at 12 noon, when 30-lap qualifying races will be run to determine starting positions 16-30 for the SoBo 300 A 25-lap Last Chance race at 1 p.m. will determine the final four starting spots. Two provisional starting spots will be available to complete the 36-car starting field for the 300-lap feature race.
The SoBo 300 feature race will be run in two segments with the first segment being 150 laps (60 miles) and the second consisting of the remaining laps. There will be a 15-minute break between the segments during which teams can change two tires and make adjustments to the cars.
A $500 DRP Performance Products and South Boston Speedway Halfway Leader Award will be presented to the driver leading the race at lap 150.
The season-ending SoBo 300 is attracting the region's top NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division drivers. Among the drivers that have filed early entries are Frank Deiny Jr. of Ashland, Va., Brandon Butler of Sutherland, Va., Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va., Greg Edwards of Poquoson, Va., Jon Denning of Springfield, N.J., C.E. Falk III of Virginia Beach, Va., Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va., Owen Miller of Emporia, Va. and Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C.
Also among the drivers entered in the SoBo 300 are Jamey Lee of Florence, S.C., Ed Williams of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Ashley Huffman of Hickory, N.C., and Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C.
Three of the top drivers in South Boston Speedway's Limited Sportsman Division in 2007, two-time defending champion Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va., Danny Willis Jr, of Cluster Springs, Va. and Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C., have also filed entries for the race.
For more information about the SoBo 300 or South Boston Speedway's 50th anniversary season, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.