South Boston Speedway News
South Boston Speedway, Langley Speedway and Martinsville Speedway continue Virginia Late Model Triple Crown for 2013 season
Jun 17, 2013 - updated Jun 17th, 2013 12:35pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
SouthBoston, VA --
South Boston Speedway, Langley Speedway and Martinsville Speedway joined
forces last year to offer a unique racing tripleheader with the Virginia Late
Model Triple Crown.
This week the
three tracks announced the program will continue for 2013.
Late Model Triple Crown will consist of the July 3 NASCAR Whelen Late Model 200
at South Boston Speedway, the July 27 Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway and
the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 on October 6 at Martinsville Speedway.
Each of the
three races will offer big-money purses, but drivers competing in those three
events will be racing for additional bonus money while creating an additional
dose of excitement for the region’s NASCAR short track racing fans.
Late Model Triple Crown rewards the top finishers in the three-race series.
Points will be awarded to drivers based upon their finish in each of the three
races, with points being awarded on the basis of the point structure NASCAR
utlilizes for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.
that has the highest point total over the course of the three races will win the
Virginia Late Model Triple Crown and it’s $5,000 first prize. A $3,000 payout
will go to the series runner-up and the third-place driver will take home
excited to continue to be a part of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown,” said
South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice.
“The July 3
NASCAR Whelen Late Model 200 is always a big event here at South Boston Speedway
with the spectacular post-race fireworks show and everything that goes along
with it. We know this race will attract a strong field of drivers and having
this race serve as the opening race of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown will
only add to the excitement for the race teams and fans alike.”
Speedway owner Bill Mullis says being a part of the Virginia Late Model Triple
Crown is a big honor for Langley Speedway.
Crown race (the July 27 Hampton Heat 200) is really important to our Late Model
series,” Mullis said.
“It’s a real
privilege to have Langley Speedway involved in it. South Boston Speedway is the
long-time hotbed for Late Model racing, and we all know Martinsville Speedway is
the crown jewel for racing in Virginia and is still hosting NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series races. It’s a big honor to be a part of the Virginia Late Model Triple
Speedway’s October 6 Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 has been long noted as
being the country’s premier event for NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late
Model Stock Car Division competitors. The Virginia Late Model Triple Crown only
adds to the excitement of the event.
Triple Crown was a tremendous success,” said Martinsville Speedway President
“When our race
(the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300) rolled around there was a lot of
excitement over it. There were several drivers that had a chance to win it and
there was quite a buzz among fans. I have no doubt that the first two races this
year will create even more buzz for this fall.”
C.E. Falk III
of Virginia Beach, Va. won last year’s Virginia Late Model Triple Crown and
received his $5,000 prize following last October’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers
300 at Martinsville Speedway.
“It’s a great
program and I’m glad it’s back,” Falk said of the Virginia Late Model Triple
for us Late Model Stock Car drivers to see that people are still interested in
growing our sport. We have a lot going on with national points and trying to win
races and track championships, but when three tracks collectively get together
and say these guys need something more, it’s great for us as competitors, it’s
great for the fans and it’s great for the sport.”
Crown helps add excitement for all three tracks,” added defending NASCAR Whelen
All American Series National Champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C.
makes for more excitement when you get to Martinsville Speedway at the end of
the season. If the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville Speedway
isn’t already exciting enough, you have the added excitement of another champion
being crowned the same day.”
information about events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s
website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the
speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.