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USAR Hooters ProCup Series will make 1st of 2 appearances at SoBo in 2008 on April 19

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The USAR Hooters ProCup Series competitors will make the first of two appearances at South Boston Speedway in 2008 on Saturday, April 19 for the running of the Miller Lite 250.

The star-studded field of USAR Hooters ProCup Series drivers is scheduled to take the green flag at America's Hometown Track at 7 p.m.

The touring Allison Legacy Series is also on tap prior to the 250-lap race for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series.

Among the USAR Hooters ProCup Series drivers likely to be on hand for the first of eight races for the Northern Division drivers in 2008 are former South Boston Speedway champions Frank Deiny Jr. of Ashland, Va. and Drew Herring of Benson, N.C.

Deiny claimed the NASCAR Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division crown at South Boston in 2001, while Herring was the Late Model Stock Car champ at the four-tenths mile oval in 2006.

The USAR Hooters ProCup Series Southern Division has already competed in two events this season. The top drivers from the Northern Division and Southern Division will square off in a four-race shootout at the close of the 2008 season.

In the opening event of the season for the Southern Division, Pennsylvania veteran driver Benny Gordon claimed a victory at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla. on March 15. Michael Ritch of High Point, N.C. was victorious in the second race of the season on March 29 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Ga.

Among the competitors in the opening two races of the season for the Southern Division who will likely attempt to make the field, along with Deiny and Herring, at South Boston Speedway for the running of the Miller Lite 250 on April 19 are Roxboro N.C. competitors Carl Long and Matt Lofton.

Bobby Gill, the 2007 USAR Hooters ProCup Series champion, is the defending champion of the spring race at America's Hometown Track.

The next visit to South Boston Speedway for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series in 2008 is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9.

Grandstand gates will open on Saturday, April 19 at 3 p.m. A Fan Appreciation session will be held on the racetrack prior to the 7 p.m. start of the Miller Lite 250.

Adult general admission for the event is $15 if purchased at the speedway prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Adult general admission price will be $20 on the day of the race. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $10 and children, ages 6 and under, will be admitted free. All youth must be accompanied by a paying adult to receive discounted admission.

For more information, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 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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