USARacing Series drivers will try to top Clay Rogers in 250-lap race Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — All eyes will be focused on Clay Rogers when the green flag falls Saturday night for the start of the Strutmasters.com 250.
Rogers clinched his third championship in the USARacing Pro Cup Series, formerly known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, in the season finale last October at South Boston Speedway.
Rogers enters the first of two appearances by the USARacing Pro Cup Series this season at South Boston Speedway as the current leader in the chase for the 2010 championship.
The Strutmasters.com 250 will get underway Saturday night at 7 p.m. with a 75-lap race for the touring Rolling Thunder Modified Series followed by a 250-lap race for the USARacing Pro Cup Series.
Rogers is coming off a victory two weeks ago at Langley Speedway where his stiffest competition came from Jeff Agnew, who scored a victory at South Boston Speedway in the 2007 event for the series. Agnew is currently fourth in the point standings.
Caleb Holman is currently second in the title chase and trails Rogers by 110 points, while John Gibson is third in the standings.
Prior to the Strutmasters.com 250 Saturday, a Fan Appreciation Session will be held at 5:45 p.m. During that time, fans will be able to meet their favorite drivers, get autographs and have pictures taken as well.
Practice for the USARacing Pro Cup Series will begin at noon Saturday. The competitors will also be on the track for practice at 1:25 p.m. Both of those practice sessions are scheduled to last 45 minutes
The Rolling Thunder Modified drivers will practice at 12:55 p.m. and again at 2:20 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 3 p.m. Qualifying time trials for the Rolling Thunder Modified drivers will get cranked up at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by USARacing Pro Cup Series qualifying at 4:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are on sale for the two feature races on Saturday and are priced at $15 each until Friday, June 11 by 5 p.m. The ticket price will increase to $20 on race day. Admission is $10 for youths ages 7-12. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets can be ordered via telephone by contacting the track office at (434) 572-4947 or they can be purchased at the track office.
Fans will also have an opportunity to enjoy the action of the USARacing Pro Cup Series later this year when the competitors return for the running of the Strutmasters.com 300 championship race on November 6.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947