Competitive point races resume at SoBo on 3M night Saturday, June 18th
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Competitive battles in three of South Boston Speedway's division championship races will continue Saturday night, June 18, when America's Hometown Track hosts 3M Night.
The event will be held on the eve of Father's Day. To celebrate all fathers, track officials announced this week that dads will be admitted for a discounted price of $5 Saturday.
Green flag racing action will begin on 3M Night at 7 p.m.
Highlighting the 3M Night NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series program will be the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Teen driver Drew Herring sits atop the Late Model standings with a slim 12-point edge over Peyton Sellers. Herring is a three-time winner at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval this year and Sellers has scored five victories at South Boston this season.
Jonathan Cash is third in the Late Model standings, just four points ahead of fourth-place Brandon Butler and only 16 points ahead of Ryan Rhodes, who sits in the fifth position.
Wayne Ramsey, Scott Worley, Owen Miller, David Triplett, Jr. and Terry King round out the top 10 drivers in the chase for the South Boston Speedway Late Model Stock Car championship this season. Those drivers and many more of the top competitors in the region are expected to be on hand for Saturday's 3M event.
The Limited Sportsman Division will also be in action Saturday night. Justin Snow, who has claimed wins in the last two events, has trimmed Jonathan Bailey's lead in the standings to a mere two points.
Tommy Peregoy is third in the Limited Sportsman standings and is followed in the top five by Andrew Perry and Brian Pembleton.
The tight title chase in the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division will also resume Saturday night. Chuck Watkins leads the way in the point chase by 20 points over Lee Anderson.
Nick Igdalsky is third in the Pure Stock championship hunt, just four points behind Anderson and only eight points ahead of fourth-place Billy Goble. Joey Throckmorton rounds out the top five in the division. Throckmorton is only four points behind Goble.
Rounding out Saturday's 3M Night will be an event for the touring competitors in the Southern Vintage Modified 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.
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