South Boston Speedway News
NASCAR short track racing at its best Saturday night ‘under the lights’
Apr 11, 2013 - updated Apr 11th, 2013 2:33pm
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Whelen Southern Modified Tour,
NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars featured in event
The NASCAR Whelen
Southern Modified Tour is preparing for fifth annual visit to America’s Hometown
Track on Saturday, April 13.
South Boston Speedway will host the
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 racing program Saturday. The event will
be the first this season “under the lights” at the historic four-tenths mile
asphalt oval and will feature a 7 p.m. starting
Also scheduled as part of Saturday’s
special night of racing will be a pair of 75-lap races for the drivers in the
NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car
In addition to the action-packed racing
featured in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen All
American Late Model Stock Car Division, the newest class of honorees for the
Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame will be inducted during a pre-race ceremony
along with Fan Appreciation Trackside.
George Brunnhoelzl III, the NASCAR
Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s defending champion, will enter Saturday night’s
150-lap race as the leader in the chase for the 2013 championship. Brunnhoelzl
is seeking his fourth NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship. He is
also seeking his first victory of the season. He has vaulted atop the standings
by virtue of a runner-up finish and a fourth-place finish in two of the first
three events of the campaign.
Brunnhoelzl is the career leader in laps
led at South Boston Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour as he
has led a total of 161 laps.
Saturday’s 150-lap race will mark the
fourth of the season for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competitors.
The first three events of the campaign have featured three different
Burt Myers is coming off a victory on
March 23. Earlier winners in the NASAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour this season
have been James Myers on March 16, and Steve Park on Feb.
The first four NASCAR Whelen Southern
Modified Tour events at South Boston Speedway have featured four different
winners — Andy Seuss (2009), James Civali (2010), Ted Christopher (2011) and
Brandon Ward (2012).
Defending NASCAR Whelen All American
Series national champion Lee Pulliam will be seeking wins four and five this
season at America’s Hometown Track when the field of the region’s best NASCAR
Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division drivers take the green
Pulliam has claimed wins in three of the
first four Late Model Stock Car Division events thus far and has beat the likes
of former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champions Philip Morris and
Peyton Sellers to do so.
Pulliam currently leads the standings in
the chase for the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division
championship at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt
An additional fan attraction scheduled
Saturday will be the famous XL-1 (Experimental Lincoln Number One), which is
owned by former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Ray Evernham. The car, which
is one of the most famous in NASCAR Modified history, will be on display at
South Boston Speedway Saturday.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 4
p.m. Qualifying time trials for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock
Car Division will begin at 4:15 p.m. and will be followed by time trials fro the
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competitors.
Prior to the start of green-flag racing
action at 7 p.m., a trackside Fan Appreciation Session will be held at 6
Earlier in the day, registration for the
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration for
the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will begin at 11:30
Practice is set to begin at 1 p.m. and
conclude at 3 p.m.
Advance tickets for the NASCAR Whelen
Southern Modified Tour 150 racing program are on sale and priced at $10 each for
adults. Advance ticket sales will continue through 5 p.m. on Friday, April
Adult general admission tickets will be
priced at $15 on race day. Children, ages six and under, will be admitted free
with a paid adult.
For more information visit the track's website or
phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.