South Boston Speedway News
PASS Series, NASCAR Whelen Late Models featured in racing action Saturday at SoBo
Aug 14, 2012 - updated Aug 14th, 2012 5:54pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va --
South Boston Speedway will roar back into action Saturday night, Aug. 18 with an action-packed night of racing scheduled.
The PASS Super Late Model Series will return to the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval for the running of the PASS Super Late Model 150.
A pair of 75-lap events for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division and a battle for the touring Legends Series competitors will also highlight Saturday’s action.
The first race of the evening will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Landon Cling, a 17-year-old competitor who claimed a victory in the first PASS Super Late Model event of the season at South Boston Speedway on June 9, is among the competitors who have pre-registered for Saturday’s action.
Others on the entry list include Preston Peltier, who finished second on June 9 at America’s Hometown Track, and Jay Fogleman, who placed third in the June 9 race.
The early entry list for Saturday’s action also includes Steve Wallace, Brandon Ward, Kyle Grissom, Gray Gaulding, Tim Pinion, and many others.
Matt Bowling, a one-time winner in 2012, is the current leader in the chase for the 2012 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division championship.
Bowling will have a 39-point lead advantage into Saturday’s twin 75-lap races.
Peyton Sellers is second in the standings and has claimed a pair of wins this season at America’s Hometown Track.
Lee Pulliam, the current leader in the chase for the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship, is third in the standings at America’s Hometown Track and has secured seven wins at the facility.
South Boston Speedway officials also announced Tuesday that former track and NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris was practicing at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval Tuesday and may be in the field for the twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division events this weekend.
Practice for all divisions will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will also begin at 4:30 p.m. A Fan Appreciation Session will be held trackside after qualifying.
Advance tickets for Saturday’s event are currently on sale and priced at $10 each. Advance tickets can be purchased through 5:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the speedway office.
Tickets on race day will be priced at $15 each. Youth will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult. Children, ages six and under will be admitted free with 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.