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SoBo to host NASCAR Camping World East Series for running of 150

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — A huge night of racing is on tap Saturday, May 31, at South Boston Speedway when America's Hometown Track hosts the 150.

The first of three action-packed events will get underway at 7 p.m. Highlighting the night's events on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval will be a 150-lap race for the drivers in the touring NASCAR Camping World East Series.

South Boston Speedway's own Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division will also be in action on May 31 and a race will be held for the touring MACKA Karts Series.

The list of competitors slated to compete in the Camping World East Series race includes current series point leader and one-time winner Austin Dillon. Brian Ickler, who also has a win to his credit this year, sits second in the point standings, and is just three points ahead of Dale Earnhardt Foundation driver Trevor Bayne. Top-notch contender Steve Park sits fourth in the standings and is just 15 points out of a top-three position. Other drivers slated to be in the field for the 150 include Danville, Va. driver Peyton Sellers, the 2005 NASCAR Weekly Series national champion. Jeffrey Earnhardt and many other top NASCAR performers will be in action here Saturday night.

The Camping World East Series driver introductions and race will get underway following the MACKA Karts.

The Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division will close out the night of racing on May 31. Wayne Ramsey, who became the first two-time Late Model Stock Car Division winner at South Boston Speedway this season with a victory last weekend, will be bidding for his third consecutive triumph.

Ramsey sits atop the division's point standings. He owns a 13-point edge over one-time winner Justin Johnson. C.E. Falk is third in the 2008 title chase, just five points behind Johnson and 20 ahead of fourth-place Jonathan Bailey. Dude Gibbs, a one-time winner this season, is fifth in the point standings. He trails Bailey by a mere five points.

Qualifying for the Late Model Stock Car Division will begin at 3:30 p.m. on May 31 and will be followed at 4:45 p.m. by qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World East Series competitors. A Fan Appreciation Session will be held trackside from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.

Advance general admission tickets are priced at $15 each and will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30 at the speedway office. General admission tickets on race day will be priced at $20 for adults. Youth, ages 7-12 will be admitted for $10. Children, ages six and under, will be admitted for free. Youth must be accompanied by a paying adult in order to receive the discount admission price.

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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