UARA STARS Series readying for third stop of 2005 season Saturday night at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The drivers in the United Auto Racing Association (UARA) Series will invade South Boston Speedway Saturday night, April 30 for the running of the Quality Legwear & Red Rose Hosiery 150.
The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
The touring series will be competing in its third event of the 2005 campaign. In the previous two races, Matt McCall and Jason York notched victories. McCall scored his win at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway, while York, who has competed at South Boston Speedway already this season, recorded a triumph at Florence (S.C.) Motor Speedway.
The ever-growing UARA Series will tour tracks up and down the East Coast this season, highlighted by a Sept. 24 event at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
In addition to the stars of the UARA Series, some of the regular competitors in South Boston Speedway's Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division are expected to try and defend their home turf at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval during Saturday night's 150-lap shootout.
In addition to McCall and York, other regulars on the UARA Series expected to compete Saturday night 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 others.
"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.
In addition to the 150-lap race for the UARA Series, other events scheduled Saturday night include races for the touring Virginia Old Timers, Legends and Thunder Roadsters.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will also get underway at that time. An autograph session for the fans is slated to begin at 6 p.m., one hour before racing action will get underway.
For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.
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