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Only one week remains before the Mason Dixon 500 at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Fans waiting to see exciting competition again at South Boston Speedway now have to wait a week.

South Boston Speedway will return to action next weekend, Oct. 16-17, for the running of the Mason Dixon 500. The two-day event will be highlighted by a 250-lap race for the touring PASS Super Late Models and a 250-lap clash for the region's best NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division competitors.

Advance tickets are on sale for the two feature races on Saturday, Oct. 17, and are priced at $15 each. The ticket price will increase to $20 on race day. Tickets can be ordered via telephone by contacting the track office at (434) 572-4947 or they can be purchased at the speedway office.

Practice for the two events will be held on Friday, October 16, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, and will be followed by qualifying time trials for both races, which will get cranked up at 4 p.m.

Grandstand gates will open on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. A NASCAR Late Model last chance 50-lap race will get the green flag at noon and will be followed by a Fan Appreciation Session on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval. The first race of the day on Saturday, Oct. 17 will get the green flag at 3:00pm.

Check out the track's website for the complete schedule of events for the two days.

The 250-lap PASS Super Late Models Series event will be the fourth of four races in the PASS National Championship Series. Ben Rowe is currently leading the national championship chase over Mark Gibson and teen sensation Ryan Blaney, the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup competitor Dave Blaney.

Blaney currently sits second in the PASS South standings, trailing Rowe by 56 points. The teen will be looking for his first victory of the season in the Mason Dixon 500. While he has not been to Victory Lane in 2009, he has amassed four top-five runs and 11 top 10 finishes in his 12 starts this year. He has also won two pole awards and has led 87 laps this season.

Just two weeks after the Mason-Dixon 500 at South Boston Speedway, the USARacing Pro Cup Series, formerly known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, championship will be waged on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval. The 250-lap race will help decide the 2009 USARacing Pro Cup Series champion.

Also scheduled for action on Oct. 31 will be a 100-lap event for the Limited Sportsman Division. Many of the area's top Limited Sportsman Division teams are expected to be on hand for that event.

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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