After a one-week break, South Boston Speedway will host USG Night 150 on April 25
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway will sit idle this weekend, however, the motors will roar back to life on Saturday night, April 25, when America's Hometown Track hosts the USG Night 150 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program.
The first of four events scheduled for the evening will get the green flag at 7 p.m. Highlighting the racing action will be a 150-lap race for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Also slated for action on the four-tenths mile asphalt will be events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modified Division.
In two attempts to claim victory at South Boston Speedway in 2009 defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va. has claimed wins. Morris, a two-time national champion, has posted victories in the two 150-lap Late Model races run thus far this season.
Other Late Model Stock Car winners in 2009 include Justin Johnson and Nick Smith, who split twin 75-lap races on a night when Morris was not in the field.
Overall, Morris has claimed three victories in Virginia in the early stages of the 2009 campaign.
"It's the best start we've ever had," Morris said following his second triumph at South Boston. "I never started out with even one win. We have three now."
Morris' second victory at South Boston this season was not easy to come by last weekend. He had to fight his way through a host of traffic and fend off Johnson in a two-lap dash to the finish that followed the last of the race's three caution periods.
Johnson currently leads the point standings in the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Stock Car Division. He is 13 ahead of Dustin Storm and 15 ahead of third-place Eddie Johnson. In the Limited Sportsman ranks, Brian Pembelton has opened a 19-point lead over second-place Jeb Burton, the son of Ward Burton. Mickey Cassidy sits 20 points ahead of a second-place tie between Courtney Crosby and Chris Crosby in the Pure Stock standings.
Pit gates will open April 25 at 1 p.m. 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 underway at 5:15 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult and children, ages six and under, are admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
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