Hot racing action will resume at snow-covered South Boston Speedway on March 13
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Last weekend's winter storm blanketed the four-tenths mile asphalt oval at South Boston Speedway with several inches of snow and ice.
Race fans need not worry, however, as the layer of wintry precipitation is simply cooling off the asphalt in preparation for another season of hot racing action in 2010.
The 2010 campaign will get cranked up at America's Hometown Track on Saturday, March 13, with a special afternoon starting time. The season-opener will feature twin races for the Late Model Stock Car Division, as well as action for the Limited Sportsman Division, Pure Stock Division and Southern Vintage Modifieds.
South Boston Speedway will also host day races on March 20 and April 3 before racing will get cranked up under the lights on April 17.
Season tickets for the 19 action-packed events on the 2010 schedule at South Boston Speedway are currently on sale for only $150. Tickets can be purchased at the speedway office.
"We are very excited about the 2010 season," South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said. "As always, we are expecting the best of the best to compete here and we know it will be another great year with exciting racing for our fans. We are eagerly awaiting the first race of the season on March 13."
In addition to hosting racing action throughout the season for the Late Model Stock Car Division, Limited Sportsman Division, Pure Stock Division and Southern Vintage Modifieds, American's Hometown Track will also once again feature several special events in 2010.
The April 3 event will be an exciting doubleheader featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.
On June 12, the USARacing Pro Cup Series, formerly known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, will invade South Boston Speedway for the first of two events slated at the four-tenths mile oval in 2010. The series will also return for its second consecutive championship event on Nov. 6.
South Boston Speedway's annual Fireworks Extravaganza will be staged on Friday, July 2, along with a 200-lap race for the Late Model Stock Car Division, a 100-lap shootout for the Limited Sportsman Division and a 50-lap clash for the Pure Stock Division.
Other special events slated in 2010 include a visit from the PASS Super Late Model Series on Aug. 28, and the annual South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 on Oct. 16, which annually attracts the best Late Model drivers throughout the region.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947