"Pack the Car" for racing action Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — With gas prices soaring, carpooling is the way to go. It's certainly the method to use Saturday night, April 16 when NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series racing action returns to South Boston Speedway.
South Boston Speedway is offering a "Pack the Car" special for Saturday's event, which will get underway at 7 p.m. Race fans can load as many people as possible into their cars and the entire carload will be admitted for $20. The normal adult ticket price is $10 per person. A car packed full with six adults would save $40 off the normal admission price. The special applies only to two-door and four-door cars. Trucks and sport utility vehicles are not eligible for the special.
Highlighting the Saturday night race program at South Boston Speedway will be a 150-lap race for the competitors in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
After scoring his second straight victory last weekend, Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. now leads the point chase in the Late Model ranks. Three-time winner Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. is in second place in the title hunt, just 10 points behind Herring.
Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va., who finished second last weekend, is now third in the Late Model Stock Car point battle. He is followed in the top five by Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. and Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va.
The Limited Sportsman Division competitors will hit the track Saturday night for their fifth race of the season. Justin Snow of Danville, Va. and Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. each have two victories to their credit thus far this year.
Snow leads the point battle in the Limited Sportsman Division by a mere eight over Bailey, while Andrew Perry of Hillsborough, N.C. is third, just 14 points behind Bailey.
A very tight point race in the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division could get even more interesting Saturday night when the competitors hit the four-tenths mile asphalt oval for twin 30-lap races.
On the strength of third-place finishes in each of the opening two races for the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division, Nick Igdalsky of South Boston, Va. sits atop the point standings.
Lurking just four points back in a three-way tie for second place, however, are one-time winner Shawn Laws of Goldsboro, N.C., along with Chuck Watkins and Rodney Pennington, who both reside in Durham County.
Rounding out Saturday night's program will be a 25-lap race for the competitors in the touring Legends Series.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get the green flag at 5 p.m. as well.
Adult admission for the race will be $8 up to 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $5 and children under the age of 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947