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4.21.09

South Boston Speedway, VIR join forces to offer fans a race weekend stimulus package

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway and VIRginia International Raceway, located just outside of Danville, Va., have teamed together to offer area race fans an opportunity to see loads of action this weekend at discount prices.

South Boston Speedway will turn on the lights Saturday night, April 25, for the running of the USG Night 150 NASCAR Whelen All American Series race program. Just up the road, VIR will be hosting the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26.

On Saturday, anyone who presents a VIR ticket stub for this weekend's event at South Boston Speedway will have the opportunity to buy one ticket and get one free. VIR will offer a buy one ticket; get one free ticket deal on Sunday, April 26, for anyone with a ticket stub from Saturday night's racing action at South Boston Speedway.

"We are so happy to be able to team together with the folks at VIR and offer the race fans in this area a chance to see great racing action at a discounted price," South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said. "We all know that everyone is pinching pennies and we all know how race fans love to see as much racing as they can. This provides an opportunity for people to see some of the best racing action around at two of the best facilities around."

Highlighting the racing action Saturday night at South Boston Speedway will be a 150-lap race for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.

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

Justin Johnson, a one-time winner this season, currently leads the point standings in the Late Model Stock Car Division. He is 13 points ahead of Dustin Storm and 15 ahead of third-place Eddie Johnson.

Brian Pembelton is the point leader in the Limited Sportsman Division by 19 over Jeb Burton, while Mickey Cassidy owns a 20-point lead over a second-place tie between Courtney Crosby and Chris Crosby in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

Pit gates will open Saturday at America's Hometown Track at 12:45 p.m. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:15 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult and children, ages six and under, are admitted free with a paid adult.

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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