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Jason DeCarlo Declared Winner of South Boston Speedway VSP HEAT Hornets Race on April 20, 2024

Following Post-Race Technical Inspection No. 18 Car Disqualified

By Joe Chandler

Director, Public Relations

South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (April 20, 2024) – Results of the 20-lap Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division race held as part of last Saturday’s Viny’s Italian Restaurant & Italian Delight Family Restaurant Race Day event at South Boston Speedway were certified early Tuesday afternoon with apparent race winner Cameron Goble being disqualified and second-place finisher Jason DeCarlo of Chase City, Virginia being awarded the win.

With the disqualification Goble’s points and race winnings from the event have been forfeited.

“During post-race technical inspection, our officiating team found the rear steer of the No. 18 Hornet to be out of compliance with OEM specifications,” said South Boston Speedway director of operations and competition Jeff Bomar. “Per our track rulebook, any components not explicitly specified as adjustable must remain stock. We do not have a rule for rear steer in our Hornets division, which means this component falls under Rule 5-10 General/Other, that all components not listed in our rules must remain stock. The factory toe links were adjusted outside of the OEM specifications for the year, make and model of this car, therefore we made the decision to disqualify the No. 18.”

The win is the first of the season for DeCarlo who won the division championship in 2022. With the disqualification of Goble and DeCarlo getting the win, Steven Layne of Halifax, Virginia moved up to second place, Jordaine Penick of Meherrin, Virginia is the third-place finisher, and Landon Milam of Keeling, Virginia and Max Sangillo of Farmville, Virginia round out the top five finishers.

DeCarlo’s win vaulted him into the division points lead. DeCarlo leads Layne by three points and Penick sits in third place just seven points out of the lead.

NASCAR racing returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, May 4, with the God’s Pit Crew Race Night presented by Billy’s A/C Service event. The first race of the night will start at 7 p.m.

Six races are set for that night with double 75-lap races for the Sentara Health Late Model Stock Car Division headlining the night’s action. A 50-lap race for the Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division, double 15-lap races for the Southside Disposal Pure Stock Division and a 20-lap race for the Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division will round out the event.

First Responder Appreciation Night is being held as part of the May 4 event. All first responders will be admitted free with a valid department ID/badge or a department roster signed by the chief with accompanying government-issued ID. In addition, there will be a parade lap of fire trucks, emergency vehicles and police cars from various agencies in the area during pre-race ceremonies.

The God’s Pit Crew Race Night presented by Billy’s A/C Service event schedule has registration and pit gates opening at 2 p.m. Practice will run from 3:25 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. Frontstretch spectator gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Qualifying is set for 6 p.m., pre-race ceremonies are scheduled for 6:45 p.m. and the first race of the night will start at 7 p.m.

Advance tickets for the God’s Pit Crew Race Night presented by Billy’s A/C Service event are priced at $12 each. Advance tickets may be purchased online on South Boston Speedway’s website, or by calling the speedway office at 434-572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540 during regular business hours.

Tickets at the gate on race day will be $15 each. Seniors ages 65 and older, military, healthcare workers, and students (with ID) can purchase tickets for $12 each at the gate on race day.

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