Mother Nature appears ready to cooperate with South Boston Speedway action this weekend
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — "Mostly sunny with a high near 69."
That is the advance forecast for Saturday afternoon from the National Weather Service for South Boston, Va. And, that is good news to race fans and competitors as America's Hometown Track is slated to return to action with the running of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model 150 racing program. The event will have a special 2 p.m. starting time.
The racing engines roared to life last weekend at South Boston Speedway; however, Mother Nature did not cooperate in getting all five scheduled events in before rains doused the four-tenths mile asphalt oval. Rain checks from last weekend's partially rained out event will be honored for this week's event only at South Boston Speedway. Grandstand ticket stubs from the March 13 event must be presented.
Highlighting the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model 150 racing program on March 20 will be a 150-lap event for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Last weekend, one of two 75-lap races for the division were completed before rain washed out the remainder of the program and defending division champion Justin Johnson scored a triumph in the season-opening event. Johnson moved into the lead position on the 63rd circuit, just one lap before rain began falling on the four-tenths mile oval, forcing the race to end under caution.
Also scheduled as part of this weekend's five-race program will be a race for the Limited Sportsman Division, twin races for the drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and competition for the touring Legendary Flathead Series.
Justin Snow claimed a victory in the season-opening Limited Sportsman Division race on March 13 after starting from the pole and leading all 50 laps.
Pit registration will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon and qualifying time trials will get underway at 12:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at noon. Adult admission is $10 with children, ages 7-12, admitted for $5 and children six and under admitted free with a paying adult.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947