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Green flag will wave to start 2010 season at South Boston Speedway on March 13

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — "Drivers, start your engines."

The most famous words in racing will echo through the grandstands at South Boston Speedway when the 2010 season cranks up on Saturday, March 13, with a special afternoon starting time of 2 p.m.

A pair of 75-lap events for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division will highlight the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Twin 75's race program.

Among the drivers expected to be in the field will be defending division champion Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C., who will be bidding for a second consecutive crown at America's Hometown Track.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Twin 75's program will also feature action for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.

"We are opening the 2010 season with a great race program on March 13," South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said. "The afternoon start is perfect for a race early in the season and we are looking for five great races next week."

Grandstand gates will open at noon on March 13, just in time to allow fans to watch qualifying time trials take place at 12:45 p.m. Admission for the season-opening race will once again be $10 for adults and children under the age of six will be admitted free.

Prior to the season-opening event, South Boston Speedway will host its annual Open Practice and Media Day this weekend, on Saturday, March 6, weather permitting.

The open practice session will be open to the general public. Grandstand gates will be open for the session and no admission will be charged.

Registration for the open practice will begin at 9 a.m. and practice sessions for all of the racing divisions at America's Hometown Track will be held from 10 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. A lunch break has been slated from noon until 1 p.m.

Season tickets for the 19 events on the 2010 schedule at South Boston Speedway are currently on sale for only $150. Tickets can be purchased at the speedway office.

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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