South Boston Speedway News
Plenty of big names will be on hand for Saturday’s racing action at South Boston Speedway
Mar 22, 2012 - updated Mar 22nd, 2012 12:09pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va --
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The field of competitors for PASS South Super Late Model Series and NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division action at South Boston Speedway Saturday afternoon certainly will not be lacking name recognition.
America’s Hometown Track will roar back into action Saturday afternoon. The first of four events on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval will begin at 2 p.m. The featured events of the afternoon include a 150-lap race for the drivers in the PASS South Super Late Model Series and twin 75-lap battles for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division. A race for the touring Legends Series drivers is also scheduled Saturday.
Among the competitors scheduled to buckle up and bid for a victory in the PASS South Super Late Model Series event are Ross Kenseth, son of 2012 Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth, along with Steve Wallace, son of NASCAR great Rusty Wallace.
When the green flag waves for the start of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division events, South Boston’s own Jeb Burton, the son of former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, is scheduled to be in the field.
That’s just a few of the standouts who fans will see bidding for victories Saturday afternoon. Craig Goess, who has formerly claimed ARCA Series triumphs, will compete in the PASS South Super Late Model Series event as will Durham, N.C. native Jay Fogleman. Among others who will contend for the victory Saturday include Preston Peltier, 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 for the PASS South Super Late Models. It will also be the second points 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 the win. Fogleman, who was the runner-up in the 2011 PASS South championship chase to Ryan Blaney, finished second at Dillon.
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.
Grandstand gates will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday 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.
Tickets for the event are $10. 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.