NASCAR short track racing at its best Saturday night ‘under the lights’ at South Boston Speedway
Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars featured in event
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is preparing for fifth annual visit to America’s Hometown Track on Saturday, April 13.
South Boston Speedway will host the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 racing program Saturday. The event will be the first this season “under the lights” at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval and will feature a 7 p.m. starting time.
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 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 along with Fan Appreciation Trackside.
George Brunnhoelzl III, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s defending champion, will enter Saturday night’s 150-lap race as the leader in the chase for the 2013 championship. Brunnhoelzl is seeking his fourth NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship. He is also seeking his first victory of the season. He has vaulted atop the standings by virtue of a runner-up finish and a fourth-place finish in two of the first three events of the campaign.
Brunnhoelzl is the career leader in laps led at South Boston Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour as he has led a total of 161 laps.
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.
The first four NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events at South Boston Speedway have featured four different winners — Andy Seuss (2009), James Civali (2010), Ted Christopher (2011) and Brandon Ward (2012).
Defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam will be seeking wins four and five this season at America’s Hometown Track when the field of the region’s best NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division drivers take the green flag.
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.
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 fro 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.
Advance tickets for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 racing program are on sale and priced at $10 each for adults. Advance ticket sales will continue through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12.
Adult general admission tickets will be priced at $15 on race day. Children, ages six and under, 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.
South Boston Speedway
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Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947