South Boston Speedway competitors, fans prepping for 2nd straight Saturday of racing
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. The weather is warming up and so is the racing action at South Boston Speedway.
For the second consecutive Saturday night, the racing engines will roar to life this weekend at Americas Hometown Track for the running of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 race program.
Six races are scheduled for Saturday night. The first event of the evening will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
The NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will highlight the night of racing action with a 150-lap shootout on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
At present, all competitors are targeting Justin Johnson, the defending NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car champion at South Boston Speedway and the current leader in the chase for the championship this year.
Johnson has amassed four victories in 2010 and currently owns a 48-point advantage over second-place Deac McCaskill in the division point standings. Nick Smith, a one-time winner this year, is third in the standings and trails McCaskill by only nine points.
The battle for the championship in the Limited Sportsman Division is currently tight between Tommy Peregoy and Justin Snow. Saturday night, the Limited Sportsman Division will be featured in twin 50-lap races, which could prove crucial in the title chase.
Peregoy is the current points leader in the Limited Sportsman ranks, but leads Snow by only five points, while third-place Danny Willis Jr. is 13 points out of the lead.
Also scheduled for racing action Saturday night will be the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds, who will compete in twin races on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
One-time winner Randy Hupp is in first place in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division standings by only two points over Jarrett Milam, who has three wins this year. Joe Allred is third in the standings and trails Milam by only three points.
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. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 7-12. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
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