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Season-opening racing action at South Boston Speedway is just over 2 weeks away

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The countdown is on. In just over two weeks, South Boston Speedway will drop the green flag on its 52nd season of NASCAR short track racing on Saturday, March 14.

The first of 20 events slated on the 2009 South Boston Speedway schedule will feature an afternoon start of 2 p.m. Four races will be held in the season-opening event, including the featured attraction of the day — a battle for the Late Model Stock Car Division.

Also scheduled for racing action at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval on March 14 will be events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modified Division.

Pit gates will open for the first event of the 2009 season at 9 a.m. on March 14 and practice for all divisions will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Grandstand gates will open at noon and qualifying time trials will get cranked up at 12:45 p.m.

Season tickets good for all 20 events on the 2009 schedule are still available and are priced at just $175.

In addition to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events for the Late Model Stock Car Division, the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, and the Southern Vintage Modified Division a plethora of other special events are also planned in 2009.

USARacing, formerly known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, announced that it would stage races at America's Hometown Track on Aug. 8 and also on Oct. 31. The second event will be the final of four in the USARacing's championship series. South Boston Speedway will also host the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modifieds on April 4. The NASCAR Camping World Series will make a return trip to America's Hometown Track on May 30, and the Bailey's 200, along with the annual Fireworks Extravaganza, will be held on July 3. Rounding out the 2009 season will be the Mason Dixon 500, which will once again feature 250 laps of action for the Late Model Stock Cars and 250 laps of action for the PASS Super Late Models.

Persons wishing to get a glimpse of some of the competitors who will be taking the green flag on March 14 can get a sneak peak on Saturday, March 7 when America's Hometown Track will host an open practice session.

The open practice will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on March 7 and the public is invited to watch the action from the grandstands free of charge. Pit gates will open on March 7 at 9 a.m.

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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