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6.21.08

NASCAR racing action resumes at America's Hometown Track Saturday evening, June 21

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - South Boston Speedway will return to action on Saturday, June 21, with the running of the VALPAK 150 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program.

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m. Racing action will be highlighted by a 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. A total of six races are scheduled at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval as part of the VALPAK 150.

Justin Johnson of Durham, N.C., a two-time winner in the Late Model Stock Car ranks in 2008 at America's Hometown Track, currently leads the division's point standings. Johnson, who is coming off a seventh-place finish last weekend, owns a four-point edge over two-time winner Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va.

Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va., who motored to a third-place finish last weekend, sits third in the standings and is 11 points ahead of fourth-place Dude Gibbs of Seaford, Va., a one-time winner this season. C.E. Falk sits fifth in the standings and is just five points behind Gibbs.

The highly competitive Limited Sportsman Division will hit the oval on June 21 for a 50-lap event. Four-time winner Lee Pulliam of Semora, who posted two wins in twin races for the division last weekend, sits atop the point standings. Pulliam owns a 17-point edge over two-time defending division champion Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. Anderson has tallied one victory this season and posted finishes of second and third in twin racing action last weekend. Brian Pembelton is third in the Limited Sportsman Division standings and is followed by Tommy Peregoy and Steve Collins.

The Budweiser Pure Stock Division drivers will compete in twin 30-lap races Saturday. Currently, Joe Allred owns the division point lead. He is 14 points ahead of Justin Tucker. Courtney Crosby sits third in the standings, while Quain Moore and Jarrett Milam round out the top five competitors in the season-long chase for the division crown.

Rounding out the VALPAK 150 race program will be events for the Yellow Book USA Southern Vintage Modified Division and the INEX Legends Car Series.

Pit gates will open June 21 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 started 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.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947
Email: info@southbostonspeedway.com

 

 


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