Region's top Late Model drivers will bid for $5,000 winner's check Saturday night at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — A field of some of the best Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will have their sights set on a $5,000 first-place check Saturday night when South Boston Speedway hosts the Bailey's 200.
The event will be the featured attraction of an action-packed night of NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series racing action. The first race of the night will get underway at 7 p.m.
In addition to the 200-lap Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division race, the Limited Sportsman Division drivers will hit the four-tenths mile asphalt oval at America's Hometown Track for 100 laps. A 50-lap shootout will also be staged for the competitors in the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division.
Prior to racing action Saturday night, fans will be able to go trackside to meet and greet their favorite competitors as part of Fan Appreciation Night.
At the close of racing action Saturday, South Boston Speedway will stage its annual Fireworks Extravaganza in celebration of the upcoming July 4 holiday. The fireworks show is always one of the most impressive in the region.
Three-time winner Drew Herring sits atop the Late Model Stock Car Division standings, but only by eight points over five-time victor Peyton Sellers.
Herring and Sellers may be the top point recipients thus far this season in the division, but neither driver has visited Victory Lane in the past four races, which have been won by Deac McCaskill, Scott Worley, Wayne Ramsey and Justin Johnson. Six different drivers have claimed wins in the past six Late Model Stock Car events at South Boston.
In the Limited Sportsman Division Jonathan Bailey and Justin Snow are deadlocked atop the standings, while Chuck Watkins is the current leader in the battle for the Pure Stock championship, however Nick Igdalsky and Lee Anderson are tied for second place, 22 points behind Watkins.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 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.
Advance tickets for adults are available at a cost of $10. Adult admission on the day of the race will be $15. Children, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $10 and children, ages nine and under, will be admitted free.
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