Star-studded field will compete in Danville Toyota Late Model 300 Oct. 16 at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The field of drivers expected to be on hand when the green flag flies for the start of the Danville Toyota Late Model 300 at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 16, will likely resemble a "Who's Who List" of the region's top NASCAR Whelen All American Series competitors.
Justin Johnson, the two-time defending NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division champion, will be in the field and will be seeking his 10th triumph of the 2010 campaign on the famed four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
In addition to claiming the South Boston Speedway championship for the second consecutive season, Johnson emerged as the winner of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Virginia state title this year. Overall, Johnson scored 12 victories in 2010 and had a total of 19 top-five finishes. Those numbers enabled Johnson to finish in fourth place in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship standings.
Three-time and defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris is also expected to compete for the $10,000 first-place prize in the Danville Toyota Late Model 300 on Oct. 16.
Action will get underway in preparation of the 300-lap shootout on Friday, Oct. 15. That's when practice and qualifying time trial sessions will be held. Grandstands will be open Friday to the public free of charge. Practice will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get cranked up at 4 p.m. The top 15 positions in the Danville Toyota Late Model 300 will be set in qualifying.
On Saturday, Oct. 16, grandstand gates will open at 11 a.m. and at 12 p.m. 25-lap qualifying heat races will get underway and decide the final drivers in the field for the Danville Toyota Late Model 300. The green flag will wave for the 300-lap event at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16.
Advance tickets for the Danville Toyota Late Model 300 are currently on sale and priced at $15. Advance tickets can be purchased through Friday, Oct. 15. Adult tickets on race day will be priced at $20. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $10 with a paying adult and children, ages 6 and under, will be admitted free with a paying adult.
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