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First of 2 races at SoBo in 2010 for USARacing Series will get cranked up on June 12

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — One of the most highly anticipated events of the season at South Boston Speedway will get the green flag Saturday night.

The USARacing Pro Cup Series, formerly known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, will compete Saturday at South Boston Speedway in the 250. In addition to the USARacing Pro Cup Series 250-lap event Saturday night is the touring Rolling Thunder Modified Series competitors which will get cranked up for a 75-lap race at 7 p.m.

"When this series was known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, our fans fell in love with the great racing action they provide at every event," South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said. "Only the name has changed when it comes to this series. The name may now be the USARacing Pro Cup Series, but the racing action is exciting as ever. We are looking forward to another great event this weekend."

The second appearance of the 2010 campaign at South Boston Speedway for the USARacing Pro Cup Series will be on Nov. 6, when the competitors will return for the running of the 300. That will mark the second straight year that the championship event has been held at South Boston Speedway.

Practice for the USARacing Pro Cup Series will begin at noon Saturday. The first practice will last 45 minutes and will be followed by a second practice session at 1:25 p.m.

The Rolling Thunder Modified drivers will practice at 12:55 p.m. and again at 2:20 p.m.

Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 3 p.m. Qualifying time trials for the Rolling Thunder Modified drivers will get cranked up at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by USARacing Pro Cup Series qualifying at 4:30 p.m.

A Fan Appreciation Session, which will include the competitors in the USARacing Pro Cup Series, will be held at 5:45 p.m.

Advance tickets are on sale for the two feature races on Saturday and are priced at $15 each until Friday, June 11 by 5 p.m. The ticket price will increase to $20 on race day. Admission is $10 for youths ages 7-12. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets can be ordered via telephone by contacting the track office at (434) 572-4947 or they can be purchased at the track 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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