USARacing Series, formerly known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, coming to SoBo Oct. 31
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The series' name has changed, but the racing excitement remains the same.
In past years, area race fans have flocked to South Boston Speedway to see the intense competition offered by the drivers in the Hooters Pro Cup Series. That series is now known as the USARacing Pro Cup Series and it will be making another visit to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 31.
America's Hometown Track will put the finishing touches on another banner season on Oct. 31 when the stars and cars of the USARacing Pro Cup Series invade the four-tenths mile asphalt oval for the USARacing Pro Cup Series Championship presented by Strutmasters.com.
In addition to the 250-lap shootout for the USARacing Pro Cup Series, a 100-lap race for the area's top Limited Sportsman Division competitors will also be waged on Oct. 31.
The first race of the day on Oct. 31 will get the green flag at 2 p.m. and the action will conclude in time for children to hit the streets for trick-or-treat activities on Halloween Night.
A Halloween Costume Contest, which will pay $500 to the winner, will be held as part of the Oct. 31 festivities and fans will be able to head trackside prior to the racing action for a Fan Appreciation Session. The Halloween Costume Contest will begin at 1:15 p.m. and will be preceded by the Fan Appreciation Session, which will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open on Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. and hayrides for all ages will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Qualifying for the Limited Sportsman 100-lap race will be held on Saturday at noon, shortly after a practice session that will run from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
Practice and qualifying for the USARacing Pro Cup Series will be held on Friday, Oct. 30. Practice for the series will be held from noon until 2 p.m. and will be followed by qualifying time trials at 4:30 p.m.
Also scheduled on Friday will be the 2009 USARacing Pro Cup Series Pit Crew Competition, which will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Grandstands will be open Friday to the public free of charge.
Advance tickets are on sale for the two feature races on Saturday, Oct. 31, and are priced at $15 each. The ticket price will increase to $20 on race day. Tickets can be ordered via telephone by contacting the track office at (434) 572-4947 or they can be purchased at the speed office.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947