UARA STARS will compete Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Some of the best Late Model Stock Car drivers in the country will compete at South Boston Speedway Saturday night, April 30.
The historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval will host the touring United Auto Racing Association (UARA) Series for the running of the Quality Legwear & Red Rose Hosiery 150.
Racing action is scheduled to get the green flag at 7 p.m.
South Boston Speedway has always been known for its quality Late Model Stock Car performers. The list of top names that have competed at the track in the past include Jeff and Ward Burton, Elliott and Hermie Sadler, Barry Beggarly, Maurice Hill, Denny Hamlin, Timothy Peters and many others.
Things have not changed at America's Hometown Track. This season, another lineup of top Late Model Stock Car Division competitors are battling for the title in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. And, many of those regular weekly competitors are expected to try their hand at going for the checkered flag Saturday night in UARA action.
Combine the South Boston Speedway regulars with the drivers that tour the nation in the UARA Series and a strong field of competitors can be expected Saturday night.
There are some questions to be answered this weekend. Who has the advantage? Who is the real underdog, the South Boston Speedway regulars or the touring performers of the UARA Series?
No one will actually know the answers to those questions until the checkered flag falls at the close of the night.
Matt McCall will lead the way for the UARA touring drivers, along with 2004 UARA Champion Jason York, who is fresh off his first 2005 victory at Florence Motor Speedway. York has also competed some this season in the Late Model ranks at South Boston Speedway.
McCall and York will not be alone when the UARA drivers roll into town. Others expected to be on hand include Jamie Yelton, Jamie Caudill, Tony Grady, Lee Tissot, Robert Elliott, Keith Stiltner, Marty Ward, Ashley Huffman, Brandon Ward, Kyle Grissom, Steve Pendergrass, R.A. Brown, Mark King, Nick Hutchins and many more who are capable of winning every time they hit the track.
"This will be an event not to miss," Harold Crook, UARA Public Relations Manager, said. "There is a lot of talent at South Boston and we have some great drivers that have regional championships and track championships that can win at any track on any given night.
"We are expecting over 40 cars and want to invite everyone out for some fun family excitement", Crook added.
Qualifying time trials for the UARA drivers is slated to get underway Saturday at 5 p.m. In addition to the UARA action on the track, the touring Virginia Old Timers Series is scheduled to be in South Boston Saturday night to compete.
For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.
South Boston Speedway
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Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947