NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Late Model Stock Cars highlight Saturday racing action at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway’s first event “under the lights” in the 2013 campaign promises to be an action-packed night of NASCAR short track racing.
America’s Hometown Track will return to action on Saturday, April 13, for the running of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 racing program.
The special event will get cranked up at 7 p.m. and will feature the stars and cars of the touring NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.
Also scheduled as part of Saturday’s special night of racing will be a pair of 75-lap races for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
In addition to the action-packed racing action featured in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division, the newest class of honorees for the Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame will be inducted during a pre-race ceremony.
Saturday’s 150-lap race will mark the fourth of the season for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competitors. The first three events of the campaign have featured three different winners.
Burt Myers is coming off a victory on March 23. Earlier winners in the NASAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour this season have been James Myers on March 16, and Steve Park on Feb. 19.
Defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam will be seeking his fourth and fifth victories Saturday when the field of the region’s best NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division drivers hit the asphalt.
Pulliam has claimed wins in three of the first four Late Model Stock Car Division events thus far and has beat the likes of former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champions Philip Morris and Peyton Sellers to do so.
Pulliam currently leads the standings in the chase for the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division championship at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
Bobby McCarty is second in the standings, but is only two points ahead of Morris. C.E. Falk, a one-time winner, is fourth, seven points behind Morris and seven ahead of a fifth-place tie between Dennis Holdren and Austin Thaxton.
An additional fan attraction scheduled Saturday will be the famous XL-1 (Experimental Lincoln Number One), which is owned by former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Ray Evernham. The car, which is one of the most famous in NASCAR Modified history, will be on display at South Boston Speedway Saturday.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 4 p.m. Qualifying time trials for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will begin at 4:15 p.m. and will be followed by time trials for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competitors.
Prior to the start of green-flag racing action at 7 p.m., a trackside Fan Appreciation Session will be held at 6 p.m.
Earlier in the day, registration for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Practice is set to begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 3 p.m.
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