Near-perfect weather conditions forecast for Miss Utility Night racing action Saturday at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — After more than a week of unsettled weather and a host of afternoon and evening thunderstorms, it appears the weather will be nearly perfect for racing action Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.
The advanced forecast from the National Weather Service calls for mostly sunny skies and a high of 90 degrees during the day Saturday. At night, the forecast is for partly cloudy skies and a low of 65 degrees. No mention of rain in the forecast — a perfect night for racing at America's Hometown Track!
South Boston Speedway will be returning to action Saturday to host NASCAR Whelen All American Series action on Miss Utility Night. The first of five races slated at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval will get underway at 7 p.m.
The featured attractions of the night will be twin 75-lap races for the drivers in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
Wayne Ramsey, a two-time winner in 2008, has returned to the top of the championship points chase in the Late Model Stock Car ranks. Ramsey leads multi-time victor Justin Johnson by a scant 11 points heading into Saturday night's twin bill. Jonathan Bailey is third in the standings with just a three-point edge over fourth-place Dude Gibbs. Another three points back in fifth place is C.E. Falk.
Other races slated Saturday night include a 50-lap event for the Limited Sportsman Division and events for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the INEX Legends Series.
Lee Pulliam, a four-time winner at South Boston Speedway, holds a slim eight point edge over two-time defending division champion Bruce Anderson in the Limited Sportsman Division. Anderson has claimed two wins in 2008 at South Boston.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. with practice for all divisions beginning at 2:15 p.m. and continuing through 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get cranked up at 5:15 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5 and children, ages 6 and under, will be admitted free. All youth must be accompanied by a paying adult to receive discounted admission.
For more information, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947