Craftsman 150 Saturday Night At South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - Mother Nature got the upper hand on the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division competitors by washing out last Saturday night's race at South Boston Speedway.
That should make the drivers and teams a little more anxious and even more ready to race this Saturday night they arrive at South Boston Speedway for the running of the Craftsman 150.
This Saturday's Craftsman 150 racing program will include five events with the first race getting the green flag at 7 p.m.
In addition to Saturday night's 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Cars, there will be races for the Limited Sportsman Division and the Budweiser
Pure Stock Division. There will also be races for the Southern Vintage Modifieds and the INEX Legends Cars.
Saturday's race-day schedule calls for registration to start and pit gates to open at 1 p.m. Practice will start at 2:15 p.m. and will continue until 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open and ticket sales will begin at 5 p.m.
Qualifying time trials will start at 5:15 p.m. and the first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
South Boston Speedway's Early Bird Special will be in effect with adult general admission tickets being $8 until 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youths ages 10-15 will be admitted for $5 and kids ages nine and under will b admitted free with a paid adult.
Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. will enter Saturday night's 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division with a slim six-point edge over David Triplett Jr. of Timberlake, N.C. and a 10-point lead over third-place driver Adam Barker of Hurt, Va.
Jon Denning of Springfield, N.J. is fourth in the points standings, 14 points out of the lead and veteran Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va. is in fifth place, 16 points out of the lead.
Ramsey and Barker each have one race win and one pole win entering this, the third race of the season for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
Defending Limited Sportsman Division champion Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. has picked up where he left off from last season and is a perfect three-for-three in the win column entering Saturday night's race for the Limited Sportsman Division competitors.
Terri Marks of Capron, who drives a Chevrolet maintained by students in the Halifax County Public School System's Motorsports Academy at Halifax County High School, is in second place in the points standings, 14 points behind Anderson. Timmy Langford of Amelia, Va., who has gotten his season off to a good start, sits in third place in the points standings.
Defending Budweiser Pure Stock Division champion, Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C., like Anderson, has gotten off to a good start at defending his division championship. Watkins enters Saturday night's Pure Stock Division event with an eight-point lead over Chris Seay of Ringgold, Va. with William Ridgeway of Burlington, N.C. standing third, 12 points out of the lead.
Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C., leads the points standings in the Southern Vintage Modifieds division thanks to his win in the season's opening event for that division.
For more information about South Boston Speedway's 50th anniversary season, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.