South Boston Speedway News
PASS South Super Late Models ready to bring some “bad” racing to South Boston Speedway
Mar 20, 2012 - updated Mar 20th, 2012 1:47pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va --
South Boston Speedway is preparing for some “bad” racing Saturday afternoon.
America’s Hometown Track will host the “Bad Boys with the Bad Fast Toys” PASS South Super Late Model Series in a 150-lap shootout. The afternoon of racing, which will get underway at 2 p.m., will also feature a pair of 75-lap races for the ultra competitive NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Also slated when the green flag waves Saturday afternoon will be action for the touring Legends Series competitors.
Among the PASS South Super Late Model Series drivers expected to hit the four-tenths mile asphalt oval for competition Saturday afternoon include Ross Kenseth, son of 2012 Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth, along with veteran competitors Jay Fogleman and Preston Peltier.
Others who will contend for the victory Saturday include Brandon Ward, Bradley McCaskill, David Quackenbush, David Latour and Tim Pinion.
Saturday’s visit to South Boston Speedway will be the first of three events on the famed oval for the PASS South Super Late Models. It will also be the second event of the season for the drivers in the series.
In season-opening action at Dillon, S.C. on March 10, Peltier, the series’ 2010 champion, claimed a victory. Fogleman, who was the runner-up in the 2011 PASS South championship chase to Ryan Blaney, finished second at Dillon and was followed in the top five by Steven Naase, Ben Rowe and Kyle Grissom.
In season-opening action on March 10, C.E. Falk won the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at America’s Hometown Track and was followed in the top five by Nick Smith, Eddie Johnson, Matthew Bowling and Dennis Holdren.
Speedway officials announced Tuesday that Jeb Burton, son of former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, is expected to compete in the twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Grandstand gates will open at 11 a.m. on March 24 and qualifying time trials for all divisions will get cranked up at 11:45 a.m. A pre-race Fan Appreciation Session will be held trackside, beginning at 12:45 p.m.
Adult tickets are priced at $10 each. Youth will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult.
For more information visit the track's Web site or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.