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7.3.09

Fireworks will heat up the track and light up the night sky Friday at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The action is sure to be intense Friday night when South Boston Speedway hosts the Bailey's 200 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program.

The first of three highly competitive and lengthy races on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval will get the green flag at 7 p.m. The night of racing will be capped off with South Boston Speedway's annual fireworks display, which is always one of the most impressive in the region.

Highlighting the racing action Friday will be a 200-lap event for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division. Many of the region's top Late Model Stock Car competitors are expected to be in the field to join those involved in an intense chase for the championship at America's Hometown Track.

Deac McCaskill has assumed first place in the Late Model Stock Car point standings. He is a mere two points ahead of Justin Johnson. David Quackenbush sits third in the standings, while Nick Smith is fourth, just two points ahead of fifth-place Eddie Johnson.

Also slated Friday night will be a 100-lap race for the drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division as well as a 50-lap shootout for the competitors in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

Brian Pembelton owns a 45-point cushion over Jeb Burton in the chase for the Limited Sportsman crown, while Tommy Peregoy is third, just two points behind Burton.

Courtney Crosby has jumped to the top of the Budweiser Pure Stock standings. He is four points ahead of Mickey Cassidy, while Chris Crosby sits just another two points back in third place.

Prior to racing action Friday, fans will be able to go trackside to meet and greet their favorite competitors during Fan Appreciation from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Practice for all divisions will be held Friday from 2:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get cranked up at 4:30 p.m.

Advance tickets for adults are available at a cost of $15. Discount tickets will be available through 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. Adult admission on the day of the race will be $20. Children, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $10 and children, ages six and under, will be admitted free. Youth discounts are only valid if accompanied by a paying adult.

For more information, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 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
Email: info@southbostonspeedway.com

 

 


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