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NASCAR Whelen Southern Modifieds, Late Models will be in action at SoBo on April 4

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Get ready for racing under the lights.

South Boston Speedway will be idle this weekend, but when action resumes at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval on Saturday, April 4, the lights will be on and the action will be intense.

America's Hometown Track will host its first night race of the season on April 4 and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will invade the four-tenths mile asphalt oval for the running of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified 150. The first of three races scheduled on April 4 will get cranked up at 7 p.m.

Also slated for action on April 4 will be the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Stock Car Division in twin races.

"We are extremely excited to have the Whelen Modified Series on the schedule this year," South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said. "We know this is a race that the fans are really going to enjoy."

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is competing in a 16-race schedule in 2009 spread out among nine different tracks in five different states. The April 4 visit by the series will mark its first-ever appearance at America's Hometown Track.

South Boston Speedway, however, did host the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2001 and that race featured current NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competitors Jay Foley, Junior Miller and L.W. Miller.

Twenty-four NASCAR Whelen Late Model Stock Cars took the green flag in season-opening action at South Boston Speedway on March 21. The star-studded field was led by two-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Philip Morris, who claimed the victory.

Morris grabbed the lead on the 54th circuit of the 150-lap race and led the rest of the way to claim the win.

Morris and a host of other top NASCAR Whelen Late Model Stock Car drivers are expected to be on hand for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified 150 event. With twin Late Model races planned, the action should be twice as good.

Practice will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. for both divisions. Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:00 p.m.

The rain date for the April 4 event will be Sunday afternoon, April 5.

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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