Abold Wins South Boston Hooters Pro Cup Series Race
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - Danny Abold of Liverpool, N.Y. won the rain-shortened Miller Lite 250 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series race here Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.
The win was Abold's first USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series victory here at South Boston Speedway.
Abold inherited the lead when pole winner Benny Gordon of DuBois, Pa. pitted for tires and gas on lap 17 during the race's first caution period. He held the top spot the rest of the way, but was being seriously challenged by Gordon when the race was put under caution on lap 99 due to rain.
The race was red flagged on lap 102 and was resumed after an approximate two-hour rain delay. Rain came yet again a short time later, with the race being stopped and declared official after 160 laps with Abold leading the race and Gordon in second place.
"I would like thank all of the people on our staff as well as USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series officials for their hard work in attempting to dry the track and keep the race going," said South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice.
"I also want to thank all of the fans for their patience. Every effort possible was made to try to dry the track and complete the event in as timely a manner as possible. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate."
NASCAR racing returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, April 26, with the running of the Earth Day 150. Former NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie will be the special guest for the event.
The Earth Day 150 racing program will be a four-race event with a 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division as the night's main event. Also slated are twin races for the Limited Sportsman Division and a race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m., qualifying time trials will start at 5:15 p.m. and the first race will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 7-12. Kids ages 6 and under will be admitted free. Youths must be accompanied by a paid adult in order to receive the discounted admission price.