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Special Mother's Day Price Saturday night at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Competitors, officials and fans are chomping at the bit to drop the green flag at South Boston Speedway Saturday for the running of the Halifax Business Appreciation Late Model Twin 75 program.

Due to Mother Nature washing out racing action at America's Hometown Track on Saturday, April 24, there has been no competitive racing action on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval since April 17. That is all set to change Saturday night, however.

A total of five events are slated as part of Saturday night's racing action. The first race of the night will get cranked up at 7 p.m.

"We are really excited to return to racing action this weekend," South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said. "The fans and our great competitors are certainly looking forward to it and we know we will have some great action this weekend."

The featured attractions of the evening will be a pair of 75-lap shootouts for the drivers in the highly competitive NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.

There will also be races staged for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Legendary Flathead Series.

In addition to honoring Halifax area businesses Saturday night, South Boston Speedway officials will also be honoring all moms on the eve of Mother's Day. All mothers in attendance will be admitted for the reduced admission price of $5.

The chase for the championship in South Boston Speedway's top divisions will continue Saturday night and Justin Johnson, a three-time winner at the facility, will enter the evening with a 31-point lead over Deac McCaskill in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division standings. Stacy Puryear is third in the standings, just two points ahead of fourth-place Nick Smith.

Tommy Peregoy is atop the Limited Sportsman Division standings with a slim three-point edge over Justin Snow and Randy Hupp is the first-place competitor in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division by 13 points over Joe Allred and 15 over Daniel Crews.

Fans who purchased tickets for the rain-cancelled April 24 event at South Boston Speedway can present those ticket stubs for admission Saturday night.

Pit registration will begin at noon on Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:15 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Adult admission is $10. Children, ages 7-12, admitted for $5 and children six and under admitted free with a paying adult.

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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