Snow kidding!!! Racing action at historic South Boston Speedway is just a month away
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The weather outside may now be frightful, but it won’t be long until racing action at South Boston Speedway will be delightful.
Wintry weather may wallop the region this week, but plans are still being made for an action-packed 2014 racing season at America’s Hometown Track.
The new season of action at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval will crank up on Saturday, March 15. The season’s first event will feature four races, including twin 100-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Season tickets, priced at only $150, are currently on sale for the upcoming season, which will conclude on Sept. 13 with a special event headlined by a 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and twin 75-lap races for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
This year’s schedule also includes four major touring series events. The track will host two races for the touring NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. Those events are slated for April 5 and Sept. 13. Two races for the PASS Super Late Model Series are also on the schedule, and are scheduled for June 7 and Aug. 16.
In addition to the four touring series events, South Boston Speedway also has other special events planned for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
On Thursday, July 3, South Boston Speedway will host its annual pre-Fourth of July racing event, which will feature a 200-lap Late Model Stock Car Division event, a 100-lap Limited Sportsman race, a 50-lap Pure Stock Division race, and the traditional Fireworks Extravaganza at the close of the night.
The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown will be held at America’s Hometown Track this year on April 24. The event benefits the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Va. Advance tickets are on sale for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown and are priced at $20 for adults, and $10 for youth ages 12-17. Children ages 11 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult. Race day ticket prices will be $25 for adults and $15 for youth.
The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown features a collection of NASCAR stars and local Late Model Stock Car stars racing for pride and to raise awareness and funding for the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which supports Cystic Fibrosis Research. The event is held as a weekday prelude to the weekend of NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway.
For the first time, America’s Hometown Track, in conjunction with Crewser Entertainment, will host the South Boston Pit Party on April 12. The event will feature “Tuesday’s Gone,” with special musical guests “The Konnection Band,” and “Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band.”
Gates will open on April 12 at noon with music starting at 1:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available and priced at $15. Tickets on the day of the event will be priced at $20.
Concession stands will be open on the day of the South Boston Pit Party, and concert attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Fans can sit in the infield for the concert or in the grandstands.
For additional information about the 2014 season schedule or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540. Information can also be found by following South Boston Speedway on Facebook or Twitter.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947