Back-to-back weekends of racing capped off this Saturday at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — You can’t win a championship in the opening two events of the season, but you can lose it.
Former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton Sellers will try to remain at the top of the heap in the chase for the 2014 South Boston Speedway title Saturday when America’s Hometown Track returns to action.
South Boston Speedway will host its season straight afternoon event this weekend to kick off the 2014 campaign.
Sellers emerged as the leading candidate for the 2014 championship last weekend when he swept a pair of 100-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
The Late Model Stock Car Division will be the featured event of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 100 racing program Saturday. The event will have a special afternoon starting time of 2 p.m.
Also headlining the five-race program will be events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, the Modified Division and the debut race for the new Hornets Division.
Matt Bowling, a former South Boston Speedway champion, placed second in both Late Model Stock Car events last weekend and is second in the early point standings. He is followed in the top five by Josh Oakley, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor Jeb Burton, and Tommy Lemons Jr.
Defending Limited Sportsman Division champion Danny Willis Jr. opened his title defense last weekend on a strong note with a victory. J.D. Eversole, Daniel Moss, Tommy Peregoy and Joey Throckmorton followed him in the top five of the season-opener.
Greg Autry secured a win in the first event for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. Johnny Layne placed second and Jeff Deering was third.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 9 a.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. A mandatory meeting for drivers will be held at 11:45 p.m. and qualifying time trials will roll off at 12:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open for the first event of the campaign at noon.
Admission will be $10 for adults. Children, ages six and under, will be admitted free with a paid adult. Season tickets, priced at only $150, currently remain on sale and can be purchased at the speedway office.
For additional information about the 2014 season schedule or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540. Information can also be found by following South Boston Speedway on Facebook or Twitter.
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Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947