Easter Bunny NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 highlights holiday racing action Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway will roar back into action for the second straight weekend on Saturday, March 30, with a special Easter Weekend afternoon starting time of 2 p.m.
America’s Hometown Track will host the Easter Bunny NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program Saturday. The event will feature four action-packed races on the historic four-tenths mile oval.
In addition to the region’s best NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing action, South Boston fans — especially the children — will be treated to a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Prior to making his rounds Saturday night, the Easter Bunny will stop by South Boston Speedway Saturday afternoon to greet fans and participate in a pre-race Easter Egg Hunt.
The advanced forecast from the National Weather Service is calling for near perfect conditions for the running of the Easter Bunny NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150. The temperature is forecast to exceed 60 degrees under mostly sunny skies.
The featured attraction of the afternoon of racing will be a 150-lap battle for the highly competitive drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
A field of 20 Late Model Stock Cars waged battle last weekend at South Boston Speedway and the top three at the end of the clash were all former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champions, as Lee Pulliam, Philip Morris and Peyton Sellers claimed the top three positions in the event.
Last week’s win was Pulliam’s second in three tries this season at America’s Hometown Track and the defending national champion currently sits atop the speedway’s NASCAR Whelen Late Model Stock Car standings.
Bobby McCarty is second in the Late Model Stock Car standings and is followed in the top five by Dennis Holdren in third and a fourth-place tie between Austin Thaxton and Morris.
Other events featured Saturday include clashes for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the touring Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
Danny Willis Jr. has claimed wins in each of the first two Limited Sportsman Division events; however, he has had to fend off challenges in both events from Joey Throckmorton, who has motored to a pair of second-place finishes.
Last weekend’s Limited Sportsman Division battle featured an impressive 16-car field.
Joe Allred III has also claimed two wins in two tries in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. Randy Hupp has followed him to the checkered flag in each of the first two events.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 8 a.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday 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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