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3.6.12

IT'S TIME! NASCAR Whelen Late Model presented by Danville Toyota slated Saturday at SoBo

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The hype and excitement has been building for months. The much-anticipated NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will usher in the 2012 season at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, March 10.

The region's best and most competitive NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will hit the four-tenths mile asphalt at America's Hometown Track for the short track version of the Daytona 500. The green flag for the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will fly at 2 p.m.

Among the competitors who will bid for the $10,000 first-place prize Saturday at South Boston Speedway are defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Philip Morris, along with former national title winner Peyton Sellers.

Also scheduled to be in the star-studded field for the event are Frank Deiny Jr., C.E. Falk, Bruce Anderson, Eddie Johnson and many more top competitors from throughout the region.

In past years, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota has closed out the season at South Boston Speedway, but the event was moved to the start of the campaign in 2012 to bring added excitement to the start of the new season for competitors and fans.

"The excitement about the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota has been building for months," South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said. "The competitors are excited about having this race at the start of the season and our fans can't wait for the action they will see on Saturday."

Advance tickets, priced at $10 for adults, are available at the speedway office until Friday at 5 p.m. Adult tickets on Saturday will be priced at $15.

Practice for the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will be held from 12:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Qualifying time trials for the Saturday race will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Grandstand gates will open on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m. and 25-lap qualifying races will get cranked up at 11:30 a.m.

A Fan Appreciation Session prior to the start of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will be held after the qualifying races.

In addition to triggering the start of the season at South Boston Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will also be the first event in a unique tripleheader — the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown.

The Virginia Late Model Triple Crown will consist of the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway, the Langley Heat 200 on July 28 in Hampton, Va. and the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 on Oct. 21 at Martinsville Speedway.

The winner of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown this year will receive an additional $5,000. The runner-up in the competition will claim $3,000 and the third-place finisher will receive $2,000.

Points will be awarded to competitors based on their finish in the "feature" race at each site and the points will be applied. The driver with the highest point total over the course of the three races will claim the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown title.

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
Email: info@southbostonspeedway.com

 

 


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