Fathers, military personnel will be honored at Whelen Presents Mobil 1 Late Model 150 racing event Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Father’s Day weekend is just days away and South Boston Speedway has the perfect event planned for the dad in your life — the Whelen presents Mobil 1 Late Model 150 racing program Saturday night, June 16.
The four-race NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing program will get cranked up at 7 p.m. and to honor all fathers, South Boston Speedway officials will admit all dads to Saturday’s racing action for the discounted price of $5.
Also Saturday, South Boston Speedway will have a special observance with NASCAR Unites — An American Salute. Active and non-active military personnel will be admitted free with proper military identification.
The featured racing attraction of the night will be a 150-lap race for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
The past two times the Late Model Stock Car drivers have waged battle on the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval, they have done so in twin 75-lap races, which have been won by either former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton Sellers or Lee Pulliam.
Despite the fact that Sellers has two wins and Pulliam has amassed four victories at America’s Hometown Track this season, Matt Bowling, a one-time winner, continues to sit atop the division’s point standings.
Bowling is 13 points ahead of Sellers, while Pulliam has surged of late and is only 34 points behind the second-place position in the standings.
Also highlighting Saturday night’s racing action will be twin races for the Limited Sportsman Division and a battle for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Danny Willis Jr. has been dominant of late in the Limited Sportsman Division ranks and he owns the lead in the chase for the championship, while Bobby McCarty sits in the second-place position.
Trey Crews leads in the chase for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division championship; however, he is only five points ahead of Joe Allred, III.
Pit gates will open Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m. Practice for all divisions will be held from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m.
Qualifying time trials for all divisions will get cranked up at 5:30 p.m.
Adult admission is $10. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult and children ages six and under will be admitted free with a paying adult.
For more information phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540. For more information about the PASS South super late model series visit their website at www.proallstarsseries.com.
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Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947