All fathers admitted for $5 Saturday when SoBo hosts the NASCAR Whelen 150 racing program
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — After having a one week break to fuel the anticipation of competitors and fans, South Boston Speedway will drop the green flag for racing action again on Saturday, June 14, with the running of the NASCAR Whelen 150.
Four action-packed NASCAR Whelen All American Series events are slated on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval on June 14, which is also being billed Dad's Night Out. In honor of Father's Day on Sunday, all fathers will be admitted for Saturday's racing action for the discounted price of $5. The first race of the evening will get underway at 7 p.m.
The featured race of the night will be a 150-lap event for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Wayne Ramsey and Justin Johnson have each scored a pair of victories this season and own the top two positions in the division point standings.
Ramsey is first with a four-point edge over Johnson. C.E. Falk is third in the standings and leads by only five points over fourth-place Dude Gibbs, who owns one win this season. Jonathan Bailey rounds out the top five drivers in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car point standings. He trails Gibbs by nine points.
Also highlighting Saturday's racing action will be twin 50-lap races for the drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division. The chase for that division's title is as close as it can get. Two-time winner Lee Pulliam is the leader in the standings, but by only one point over two-time defending champion Bruce Anderson, who has motored to Victory Lane once this year at America's Hometown Track. Brian Pembelton is third in the Limited Sportsman standings, 12 points ahead of Steve Collins and 13 ahead of fifth-place Tommy Peregoy, who has one victory this season.
Rounding out the NASCAR Whelen 150 program will be an event for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. One-time winner Joe Allred leads the point standings for the division. He has a 21-point cushion over second-place Justin Tucker, while one-time winner Jarrett Milam is third in the standings, five points ahead of a fourth-place tie between two-time winner Joey Conner and Courtney Crosby.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. with practice for all divisions beginning at 2:15 p.m. and continuing through 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get cranked up at 5:15 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5 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.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947