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Are you ready for some football…and some racing?

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The Labor Day holiday weekend is upon us and gas prices are soaring.

There's no need to leave Halifax County to find entertainment this weekend, however. South Boston Speedway will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 3 with the running of the GCR presents Comet Football Night NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series race program. That event will be held just one night after the Halifax County varsity football team opens its season at home against Rustburg, Va.

Racing action at South Boston Speedway will get the green flag at 7 p.m. Saturday, while football action will kick off Friday at Halifax County High School's Tuck Dillard Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

South Boston Speedway and Halifax County High School have teamed together to offer fans a chance to see both sporting events at a discounted price. Combo tickets to attend the football game on Friday and the race at South Boston Speedway on Saturday are available at the speedway office and at Halifax County High School at a cost of $10 per person. Tickets will also be available Friday night at the football game.

On Friday night, Peyton Sellers, the current Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car points leader at South Boston Speedway, will be on hand at Halifax County High School to sign autographs and to display his Late Model ride.

Sellers not only leads the points chase at South Boston Speedway, he is also the leader the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division I and national championship standings.

Joining Sellers at Halifax County High School will be South Boston's own Bruce Anderson, a competitor in the Limited Sportsman Division and Nick Igdalsky, the current points leader in the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division.

Highlighting Saturday's racing action at South Boston Speedway will be an event for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Other events slated on Sept. 3 include races for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division, the Grand Sportsman Division and the touring Southern Vintage Modified Series.

Pit gates will open Sept. 3 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.

Adult admission for the race for persons not taking advantage of the combo ticket 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.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947



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