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Another banner season at South Boston Speedway is just over a month away

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — March 12. Mark your calendars and save the date. That's the day the 2011 racing season at South Boston Speedway will get cranked up.

The upcoming campaign promises to be another banner season for competitors and fans at America's Hometown Track. The first two events of the 2011 season — March 12 and March 26 — will feature afternoon starting times at 2 p.m.

The first race under the lights at the famed four-tenths mile asphalt oval is scheduled on April 2 and will have a 7 p.m. starting time.

If you want to get a sneak peak at some of the competitors who will hit the asphalt for racing action this year, South Boston Speedway will be hosting an open practice session on Saturday, March 5. Practice will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public with no admission charge.

The 2011 schedule at South Boston Speedway includes 19 events and season tickets for all of the events are on sale and priced at just $150.

During the 2011 season, South Boston Speedway will, once again, host its annual Independence Day celebration on July 1. That event will feature a 200-lap Late Model Stock Car Division race, along with a 100-lap Limited Sportsman event, a 50-lap Pure Stock clash and the track's annual Fireworks Extravaganza.

Other special events on the 2011 South Boston Speedway schedule include two appearances by the touring PASS Super Late Models on May 7 and Aug. 20, an April 16 doubleheader featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, and the USARacing Pro Cup Series will return on June 11.

The complete 2011 South Boston Speedway schedule can be found on the track's Web site.

Time is running out for persons interested in becoming Miss South Boston Speedway 2011. Track officials are also currently accepting applications for the position. Miss South Boston Speedway applicants must be 18-years-old and must be able to attend all races on the 2011 schedule. Applicants are also required to submit a resume and photos for consideration.

The deadline to submit an application for Miss South Boston Speedway 2011 is Feb. 18, 2011. Only serious applicants are asked to apply. Miss South Boston Speedway will be announced at the opening race of the 2011 season.

For more information phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

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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