Weather looks perfect for Charles Anderson Lawn Care 150 this weekend at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — If the advance weather forecast is any indicator, Saturday should be a picture-perfect day for racing at South Boston Speedway.
As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service is calling for mostly sunny skies Saturday and a high of 82 degrees in South Boston. The low Saturday evening is expected to be a comfortable 62 degrees.
That makes for ideal conditions for the running of the Charles Anderson Lawn Care 150 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program on Saturday, May 23. The first of five races slated for the evening will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
South Boston Speedway sat idle last weekend and excitement is surely building among competitors and fans, as the engines will roar back to life at America's Hometown Track Saturday night.
Highlighting the night of racing action will be a 150-lap race for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division. Also slated as part of the event are twin 50-lap races for the competitors in the Limited Sportsman Division.
Justin Johnson leads the Late Model Stock Car point standings. He is 26 points ahead of defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Philip Morris, who has posted a trio of victories at South Boston Speedway thus far this year. Deac McCaskill is third in the standings, just four points behind Morris.
Brian Pembelton, who has two wins this season, is atop the Limited Sportsman standings. He is 30 points ahead of second-place Jeb Burton. Just 10 points behind Burton in the third position is two-time winner Tommy Peregoy.
Others events slated Saturday include races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
Mickey Cassidy, who owns a pair of wins this season, leads the Budweiser Pure Stock standings by 14 points over Courtney Crosby, who is 10 points ahead of third-place Chris Crosby.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 12:45 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.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947