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3.9.12

Nick Smith win the pole Friday for Saturday's NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA - Nick Smith of Hampton, Va. won the pole Friday afternoon for Saturday's NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway.

Smith toured the .4-mile oval in a time of 15.744 seconds and 91.463 mph.

Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va., the winner of last year's season-opening race at South Boston Speedway, will start on the outside of the front row for the start of the 300-lap, 120-mile race which will get the green flag at 2 p.m.

Sellers clocked in at a speed of 91.243 mph. That mark was just .038 second off of Smith's pole-winning run.

Former track champion Frank Deiny, Jr. of Ashland, Va. qualified third, just .050 second behind Smith. C.E. Falk III of Virginia Beach, Va. took the fourth spot, and was just .100 second off of the pole.

Deiny's speed was 91.174 mph and Falk turned in a speed of 90.886 mph.

Dennis Holdren of Roanoke, Va. rounded out the top five qualifiers with a qualifying effort of 90.812 mph.

South Boston Speedway officials yesterday adjusted Saturday's schedule, eliminating the scheduled qualifying heat races. Drivers will have a practice session from 11:30 a.m. until 12 noon, with a Fan Appreciation event at trackside from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will start at 2 p.m.

Speedway officials also adjusted ticket prices for Saturday's race, with adult general admission ticket prices being reduced from $15 to $10.

For more information phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947
Email: info@southbostonspeedway.com

 

 


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