Night racing returning to South Boston Speedway Saturday at 7 p.m.
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway will host its first night event of the 2011 campaign Saturday night when the green flag will wave at 7 p.m. for the running of a NASCAR Whelen All American Series race program.
The first two events of the season featured afternoon starting times, but South Boston Speedway officials will begin the night racing portion of its schedule this weekend.
The featured events of the evening Saturday will be twin 75-lap races for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champions Peyton Sellers and Philip Morris have claimed victories in the first two Late Model Stock Car Division races of the campaign; however, Josh Oakley owns the early lead in the 2011 title chase.
Oakley has finished fourth and fifth in the first two races of the season and owns a narrow two-point lead over two-time defending champion Justin Johnson, who owns finishes of seventh and third in the first two races. Frank Deiny Jr., who placed ninth and second in the first two events is third in the standings, just two points behind Johnson and only one ahead of Morris.
Also scheduled Saturday night will be action for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
Defending Limited Sportsman Division champion Justin Snow has opened an 11-point lead over one-time winner Brian Pembelton by scoring wins in two of the first three races of the campaign.
In the Budweiser Pure Stock ranks, Bill Edwards, who claimed a win in the first race of the season, leads one-time winner Randy Hupp by 12 points early in the title chase.
Pit registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and admission will be $10 for adults and children under the age of six will be admitted free with a paid adult.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947