Second generation Burton racer excited to compete Saturday at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — When the Super Late Models of the Pro All Star Series (PASS) line up for action Saturday night at South Boston Speedway, Harrison Burton, the 13-year-old son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton will be seeking a victory.
The PASS Series will be the featured attraction of the PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program Saturday. The night of racing, which will get underway at 7 p.m., will also feature twin 25-lap battles for the Limited Sportsman Division, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 25-lap event for the touring Legends Series.
Harrison Burton, the driver of the Dex Imaging/Morton Builders/ Cessna #12 Chevrolet, would love to claim a victory at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval where his father Jeff cut his racing teeth.
“South Boston Speedway is where my family started racing stock cars and it’s definitely got a lot of history for us,” Burton said in a pre-race interview with PASS Series officials. “I can’t wait to add to that history and possibly get a PASS win there.
“I feel more excitement than pressure racing at places that my dad started at,” Burton added. “Just to run the same laps that he ran and feel the same track that he felt, it’s a really cool experience for me.”
Jeff Burton and his brother Ward Burton, who also competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, both enjoyed a great deal of success at America’s Hometown Track, and each have grandstands named in their honor at the facility.
In order to visit Victory Lane Saturday, Harrison Burton will have to contend with the likes of PASS South points leader Tyler Church and championship contenders Cole Timm and Jared Irvan.
Others who will likely contend for a victory Saturday include Brandon Setzer, who is coming off a third-place finish at Ace Speedway and a second-place performance at Southern National Speedway, Jared Fryar, Tate Fogleman and Clete Caywood.
Trey Crews, a two-time winner, leads the standings in the battle for the South Boston Speedway Limited Sportsman Division championship. He is 20 points ahead of second-place Tommy Peregoy. Daryn Cockram is third in the standings and is only two points behind Peregoy and three points ahead of defending division champion Danny Willis Jr., who owns one victory this season.
Greg Autry has driven to three wins this season in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and owns a 15-point lead in the race for the championship. Bruce Mayo is second in the standings and is only two points ahead of third-place Johnny Layne.
Registration and pit gates will open on Saturday at noon. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will crank up at 4:45 p.m. A Fan Appreciation session will be held prior to racing action from 6 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.
Advance tickets for the PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program are on sale and priced at $10 each. Advance tickets can be purchased through 5 p.m. on Friday, June 6.
Adult general admission tickets will be priced at $15 on race day. Children, ages six and under, will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For additional information on any event 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.
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