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8.28.14

Labor Day weekend racing action slated Saturday night at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway has just what race fans need to kick-off the Labor Day weekend Saturday night.

America’s Hometown Track will return to action Saturday night with the running of the GCR presents Spaulding Equipment NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.

Highlighting the night of racing action, which will get cranked up at 7 p.m., will be a pair of 75-lap battles for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.

The twin 75-lappers will be critical in helping decide the top positions in the chase for the 2014 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division. The 2014 Late Model Stock Car champion will be crowned on September 13, 2014.

Former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton Sellers leads the race for the championship in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division. Sellers has reeled off five wins this season.

Former South Boston Speedway track champion Matt Bowling is second in the Late Model Stock Car Division standings; however, he only has a 13-point edge over Austin Thaxton. Josh Oakley sits in the fourth-place spot, but he is only 10 points ahead of fifth-place Bruce Anderson.

A total of seven races are on tap Saturday night and champions will be crowned in three of the racing divisions at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval.

Twin races are also scheduled for the Limited Sportsman Division and the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. Those divisions, along with the drivers in the Hornets Division, will have their champions crowned Saturday night. The Limited Sportsman Division drivers will compete in a pair of 25-lap races, while the Budweiser Pure Stock Division drivers will battle in two 15-lap events.

Danny Willis Jr., a one-time winner this season, owns a narrow three-point lead over J.D. Eversole in the Limited Sportsman Division standings. Willis is attempting to record his second straight division title.

Trey Crews is third in the standings, and is only 12 points behind Eversole. Tommy Peregoy in fourth in the points battle and Bob Davis is fifth.

In the Budweiser Pure Stock Division Greg Autry sports a 28-point lead over Bruce Mayo. Stuart Crews is currently third and is followed in the top five by Johnny Layne and Harrison Walker.

In the race for the Hornets Division title, Kevin Currin, Austin Milam and Kenny Mills are the top three contenders.

Pit gates will open on Saturday at 2 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will roll off at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open 5 p.m.

Admission will be $10 for adults. Children, ages six and under, will be admitted free with a paid adult. On Saturday, all students will be admitted for the discounted price of $5 with a valid ID.

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.

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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