Easter Bunny will hop by South Boston Speedway for some great racing action Saturday afternoon
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The Easter Bunny will be quite busy late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, but his first stop of the weekend will be at South Boston Speedway for the running of the Easter Bunny NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program on March 30.
The action has been intense at America’s Hometown Track through the first two events of the 2013 campaign, and much the same can be expected Saturday when the green flag waves for the start of the Easter Bunny NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program at 2 p.m.
Prior to the 2 p.m. start of racing action, the Easter Bunny will visit with youngsters in attendance and also participate in a pre-race Easter Egg Hunt.
Saturday’s event will feature four action-packed races. The featured attraction of the afternoon will be a 150-lap race for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division.
In Late Model Stock Car action last weekend, the star-studded field on 20 competitors included a trio of former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champions in the top three.
Defending national champion Lee Pulliam scored is second triumph of the season, while former multi-time national champion Philip Morris was second, and Peyton Sellers, also a former national title holder, rounded out the top three.
Pulliam currently sits atop the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Stock Car standings, and is followed in the top five by Bobby McCarty in second, Dennis Holdren in third, and a fourth-place tie between Austin Thaxton and Morris.
Other events featured Saturday include races for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the touring Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
Danny Willis Jr., who has won the opening two Limited Sportsman Division events of the season, sits in first place in the early-season standings with a 14-point cushion over Joey Throckmorton, who has motored to a pair of runner-up finishes.
Willis bested a 16-car field to score his second triumph of the campaign last weekend.
In the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, Joe Allred III has motored to a pair of early-season victories and owns a 14-point advantage over Randy Hupp in the division points race. Hupp has recorded a pair of second-place finishes in 2013.
Pit gates will open Saturday, March 30 at 8 a.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday, March 30 at noon and a mandatory drivers’ meeting is scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m.
Qualifying time trials to set the starting grids for the day of racing will roll off at 12:45 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults and children under the age of six will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For additional information about the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
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Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947