Long-awaited FindItHere.com Late Model 200 will get cranked up Tuesday night at SoBo
Fireworks extravaganza to follow night of big-money races
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The night area race fans look forward to every season at South Boston Speedway is nearly here. The annual Fourth of July holiday racing action at America’s Hometown Track is set for a special Tuesday night, July 3 start.
South Boston Speedway will drop the green flag on the FindItHere.com NASCAR Late Model 200 Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing program will feature three big money races and the ever-popular Fireworks Extravaganza.
The featured attraction of the night will be a 200-lap event for the region’s best NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car competitors. The winner of Tuesday night’s featured race will pocket $5,000 and many of the nation’s top Late Model Stock Car Division competitors are expected to be on hand.
Also scheduled as part of the FindItHere.com Late Model 200 is a 100-lap race for the Limited Sportsman Division and a 50-lap shootout for the competitors in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Prior to the night of racing action, fans will be able to head trackside to meet their favorite competitors in a special Fan Appreciation Session. The Fireworks Extravaganza, which is always one of the best displays in the region, will begin at the close of racing action Tuesday night.
Advance tickets for the FindItHere.com Late Model 200 are priced at $15 for adults and can be purchased until 5 p.m. Monday, July 2 by contacting the speedway office. Adult tickets on the day of the race will be priced at $20.
Matthew Bowling will head into the July 3 event as the leader in the chase for the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division championship at South Boston Speedway.
Bowling has claimed one victory this season and is currently 17 points ahead of second-place Peyton Sellers. Sellers has motored to Victory Lane twice this season at America’s Hometown Track. Lee Pulliam, a four-time winner in 2012 at South Boston Speedway, is third in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division standings.
Bobby McCarty has bounced back atop the standings in the Limited Sportsman Division. McCarty is only four points ahead of Danny Willis Jr. in the chase for the division crown.
In the Budweiser Pure Stock Division ranks, Trey Crews is the leader in the chase for the title by a mere four points over Joe Allred, III, while Randy Hupp is third and is only 14 points ahead of fourth-place Stuart Crews.
Pit registration will begin at 11 a.m. on July 3. Practice for all divisions will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 3:30 p.m.
For more information phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947