Different night, same great action! Racing shifts to Friday this week at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Different night. Slightly different time. Same great track. Same great action.
Normally, the competitors hit the four-tenths mile asphalt oval at America's Hometown Track for Saturday night racing action, however, South Boston Speedway will serve up a dose of Friday night competition this week.
The first event of the evening on Friday, May 6 will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m.
Four races are on tap for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series program. Competition slated includes action for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division, the Limited Sportsman Division, the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division and the touring Allison Legacy Series.
Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. leads the way in the battle for the point title in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Herring, a three-time winner this season, is 18 points ahead of Danville, Va. driver Peyton Sellers, who has recorded four victories this year.
Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. sits third in the Late Model standings, 14 points ahead of fourth-place Brandon Butler of Chesapeake, Va. Ryan Rhodes of Sanford, N.C. is fifth in the title hunt, a mere two points behind Butler.
All of those drivers and many more of the best Late Model Stock Car competitors in the region are expected to be on hand for Friday night's racing action.
In the Limited Sportsman Division ranks, defending champion Jonathan Bailey sits atop the point standings with a 20-point edge over second-place Justin Snow.
Andrew Perry owns the third-place spot in the Limited Sportsman standings. He is six points behind Snow and 12 ahead of fourth-place Brian Pembleton. Rounding out the top five in the Limited Sportsman standings is Tommy Peregoy, who is six points behind Pembleton.
Chuck Watkins leads the hotly contested point battle in the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division, but just by six points over a second-place tie between Reid Hodnett and Nick Igdalsky.
Pit gates will open Friday at 1:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 6 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get the green flag at 6 p.m. as well.
As part of the Friday night racing promotion, admission for everyone will be $5. Children, ages nine and under, will be admitted free. A $5 combo will also be available at the concession stand throughout the evening Friday.
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