Madhouse star seeking NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour win Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — "We're coming to win."
Tim Brown, one of the stars of the hit show Madhouse, who will be competing Saturday at South Boston Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150, was adamant about his plans when the green flag falls Saturday afternoon at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
In addition to the NASACR Southern Modified Tour 150, Saturday's racing doubleheader at America's Hometown Track will also feature the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Tour 150.
The first of the two 150-lappers will get cranked up at 3 p.m.
"A top-five finish would be nice, but we plan to win when we go anywhere," Brown said. "That's what we'll be there to do."
And, Brown will be seeking the victory on a track he really enjoys racing on.
"I really like that place," Brown said of South Boston Speedway. "It's just a neat little track. It's slick and banked real nice and it's one of the better places we race at."
Brown, who motors the #83 Hayes Jewelers Chevrolet, is one of four drivers who have placed in the top 10 of the first two events of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season. He has averaged a fourth-place finish in his two starts.
Brown, along with Madhouse co-stars Burt Myers and Jason Myers will all be in the field of competitors for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150. In addition, the trio will be available to meet and greet fans at America's Hometown Track before the 150-lap race gets underway.
Max Gresham will pilot the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Saturday in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series 150 at South Boston Speedway. When he made his debut at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval in 2009, he recorded a fifth-place finish.
"I'm definitely a lot more confident going into the race at South Boston this year than I was last year," Gresham said. "I know we can win the race. We ran great at South Boston last year and I know we're going to be even better this year.
Advance tickets are on sale for $15 each up until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 2. Adult general admission tickets at the gate will be $20. Tickets for youth ages 7-12 are priced at $5 each. Kids ages 6 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult.
As an added feature this weekend, children in attendance prior to Saturday's racing action will also have an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny and take part in an Easter Egg Hunt.
The competitors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Series will begin arriving at South Boston Speedway on Friday. Practice for the two divisions will begin Saturday at 8:25 a.m.
Grandstand gates will open on Saturday at noon and qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will begin at 12:20 p.m. An autograph session for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be held behind the main grandstand at the end of time trials for the series.
Qualifying for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series is scheduled to commence at 1 p.m. and will be followed by an autograph session for the series, which will conclude at 2:15 p.m.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series race will start the afternoon of action off at 3 p.m. and will be followed by the 150-lap event for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.
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