Thursday, July 3 at SoBo: Big races, big names, big money, big fireworks show
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Thursday, July 3 is a date short track racing fans in the area have been anticipating since the start of the 2014 racing season.
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, the green flag will wave for the start of the Dr. & Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology presents the Thunder Road Harley Davidson NASCAR Late Model 200 racing program.
The Dr. & Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology presents the Thunder Road Harley Davidson NASCAR Late Model 200 racing program will feature three big money races, the biggest names in the region in short track racing and a fireworks extravaganza at the close of the night.
The featured attraction of the night will be a 200-lap shootout for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton Sellers continues to lead the way in the chase for the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division championship at America’s Hometown Track.
The five-time winner has amassed a sizable lead over second-place Austin Thaxton, who is 13 points ahead of former South Boston Speedway track champion Matt Bowling, who sits in third place.
Josh Oakley, who scored his second victory of the season last weekend, is fourth in the standings and is only seven points ahead of fifth-place Bobby McCarty,
Also scheduled, as part of the night of racing will be a 100-lap race for the drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division, and a 50-lap shootout for the competitors in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Trey Crews and J.D. Eversole are currently deadlocked atop the Limited Sportsman Division point standings. The two are 10 points ahead of defending division champion Danny Willis Jr. in third place. Tommy Peregoy ranks fourth in the standings and is six points ahead of fifth-place Daryn Cockram.
In the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, Greg Autry continues to lead the way. He is 20 points ahead of second-place Bruce Mayo. Johnny Layne is third in the standings, He is 17 points behind Mayo and only two points ahead of fourth-place Harrison Walker. Jimmy Wade rounds out the top five. He is six points behind Walker.
The night of racing will be preceded by a Fan Appreciation Session trackside at 5:45 p.m.
At the close of the evening, the annual South Boston Speedway Fireworks Extravaganza will be held and will once again light up the skies over the four-tenths mile asphalt oval with the best fireworks display in the area.
Advance tickets for the Dr. & Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology presents the Thunder Road Harley Davidson NASCAR Late Model 200 racing program are currently on sale and priced at $15 for adults. Advance tickets are currently on sale at the South Boston Speedway until 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. Tickets on the day of the race will be priced at $20.
General admission tickets for youth ages 7-12 are $10 each. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
Advance tickets are priced at $15 each and are on sale at the South Boston Speedway until 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. Adult general admission tickets on race day are priced at $20 each. General admission tickets for youth ages 7-12 are $10 each. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
Pit registration will begin at noon on July 3. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m.
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.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947