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South Boston Speedway’s Friday Night Race American As Apple Pie

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (June 29, 2016) – What’s as American as apple pie, mom and the Fourth of July? Friday night’s Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway.

There’s not a better way to kick off the July Fourth weekend than with stock cars, patriotic music and fireworks. South Boston Speedway’s got them all Friday night and much more.

The night is headlined by 200-laps of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock car racing featuring some of the best drivers on the East Coast battling for $5,000 first-place money and $3,000 in bonuses.

The Limited Sportsman competitors will be gunning for $1,500 to win and $350 in pole awards sponsored by Sparks Oil and Halifax Insurance.

More money was put on the line in the Limited race earlier this week when Stallings Collision Centers announced it was posting an additional $300 bounty on Limited juggernaut Joey Throckmorton, who has won every race this season. Combined with the $300 track bounty, anyone beating Throckmorton will receive a $600 bonus in addition to the season-high $1,500 first-place money for winning.

Although there isn’t a bounty to be collected in the Late Model race, lots of bonus money is on the line. Sparks Oil has posted a $500 award for the pole winner in the 200-lapper. The driver leading at the half-way break of the 200-lapper will get a $1,000 bonus. At the half-way break, Stallings Collision Centers posted a $500 bonus a piece for three drivers from 11th and deeper in the field in a random draw.

If the winner of the Late Model race also wins the pole and captures the half-way award, they will bank $6,500.

South Boston has been drawing the largest fields of cars in the Southeast this year, averaging almost 27 cars a night. With the size of the winner’s check along with bonus money spread throughout the field, another impressive field of cars is expected Friday.

There will be a lot on the line in the Budweiser Pure Stock division, too, with the pole winner of the 50-lap race receiving a $100 bonus from Sparks Oil. The winner of the Budweiser Pure Stock race will be awarded the Clark Daniel Memorial Trophy in honor of the long-time Pure Stock supporter who died earlier this year.

Crystal Day, a South Boston native who is now a Nashville recording artist, will perform patriotic songs during the fan appreciation event on the track prior to the race.

After the final race of the evening, the crowd will be treated to a huge fireworks display, one of the largest in the area.

Friday’s 200-lapper is the longest and richest Late Model race of the year at South Boston Speedway and is one of four races scheduled. The night’s action will also include a 100-lap Limited Sportsman Division race, a 50-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division.

Advance tickets are $15 and will be available at the South Boston Speedway office until 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. Tickets at the gate on race day will be $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 7-12. Kids ages six and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.

Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and the first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

Media Contacts:
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Relevant Public Relations



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