Title chases for PASS Super Late Models, NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Models will heat up Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The 2011 racing season is winding down and South Boston Speedway will offer some of the top action in the region Saturday when the engines roar to life for the start of the PASS Super Late Model 150 presented by the Gazette-Virginian.
The touring PASS Super Late Models will be making their second appearance of the campaign at America's Hometown Track and will be featured in a 150-lap battle Saturday. Also highlighting the PASS Super Late Model 150 presented by the Gazette-Virginian will be twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division and an event for the touring Legends Series.
The first race of the night will get cranked up at 7 p.m.
Only four races remain in the chase for the 2011 PASS Super Late Model crown and Jay Fogleman will bring a 20-point cushion over Ryan Blaney into Saturday night's event. Preston Peltier, who finished second in the PASS Series event at South Boston Speedway in May, is third in the points race and is followed in fourth by Andy Loden, who won the 150-lap PASS Series race at America's Hometown Track in May.
When the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car drivers hit the four-tenths mile asphalt oval for their twin 75-lap races, Philip Morris will be looking to add to his 16 victories he has already amassed this season. Morris, a three-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, will also be seeking to enhance his chances of securing a fourth national title this year.
The track-record 16 wins amassed by Morris this season has enabled him to virtually lock up the 2011 South Boston Speedway championship with three races remaining in the campaign.
Morris, a former champion at America's Hometown Track, is now setting his sights on the NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship and the Virginia state championship.
Heading into action this weekend, Morris is currently second in the national title standings and only trails defending title winner Keith Rocco by 16 points. Morris is in first place in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Virginia state championship standings. He currently leads Lee Pulliam by 20 points in that championship chase.
Advance tickets for the PASS Super Late Model 150 presented by the Gazette-Virginian are currently on sale and priced at $10 each. Advance tickets can be purchased through 5 pm Friday, Aug. 19, at the speedway office.
Tickets on race day will be priced at $15 each. Youth will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult. Children 6 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
Practice will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. Grandstand gates will open Saturday, Aug. 20, at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a Fan Appreciation Session trackside from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.
For more information phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947