South Boston Speedway News
SoBo will host Independence Day holiday racing action & fireworks extravaganza Wednesday
Jul 1, 2013 - updated Jul 1st, 2013 3:43pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
SouthBoston, VA --
Cameras! Hot Racing Action!
The event billed by many as the
biggest of each and every racing season at South Boston Speedway is scheduled
for Wednesday, July 3.
America’s Hometown Track is set and ready to host the
Dr. & Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology presents Sellers Construction
200 racing program.
The Dr. & Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology
presents Sellers Construction 200 will feature three big money races, the
biggest names in the region in short track racing and a fireworks extravaganza
at the close of the night.
The first race of the night is scheduled to get the
green flag at 7 p.m.
The featured attraction of the night will be a
200-lap shootout for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late
Model Stock Car Division.
The entry list for the 200-lap Late Model Stock Car
event will feature a virtual “Who’s Who” list of contenders for the
Among the contenders for the win Saturday night will
be defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Lee Pulliam,
who is atop the standings in his bid for a second consecutive national
Also scheduled to battle for the victory are former
NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champions Philip Morris, a multi-time
national title holder, and Peyton Sellers.
Timothy Peters, who currently competes in the NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series and is a former South Boston Speedway champion, will also
be among the star-studded field of drivers Saturday night.
Pulliam is also the current leader in the chase for
the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division championship
at South Boston Speedway. He owns nine victories at the historic four-tenths
mile asphalt oval this year and has opened a comfortable cushion over
second-place Bobby McCarty.
Dustin Storm is third in the point standings, 22
points behind McCarty, and eight ahead of fourth-place Morris. Austin Thaxton
rounds out the top five in the standings. He is 10 points behind
Also scheduled as part of the night of racing will be
a 100-lap race for the drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division, and a 50-lap
shootout for the competitors in the Budweiser Pure Stock
Danny Willis Jr. enters the Limited Sportsman
Division atop the championship standings. Garrett Bunch is second and is seven
points ahead of third-place Blake Stallings. Tommy Peregoy is 10 points back in
fourth place. He is 11 points ahead of fifth-place Michael
Joe Allred has opened an 11-point lead over
second-place Stuart Crews in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division standings. Austin
Milam is third and is 12 points behind Crews and 12 ahead of fourth-place Randy
The Wednesday night of racing will be preceded by a
Fan Appreciation Session trackside at 5:30 p.m.
At the close of the evening, the annual South Boston
Speedway Fireworks Extravaganza will be held and will once again light up the
skies over the four-tenths mile asphalt oval with the best fireworks display in
The 200-lap race for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen
All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division will also serve as the first
event in the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown.
Once again this year, South Boston Speedway has
teamed with Langley Speedway and Martinsville Speedway to offer the unique
The Virginia Late Model Triple Crown consists of the
July 3 event at South Boston Speedway, the July 27 Hampton Heat 200 at Langley
Speedway and the Virginia is for Lovers 300 on Oct. 6 at Martinsville
In addition to the big-money purses at each of the
three events, the driver with the highest point total among the three racers
will win the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown title and an additional $5,000.
The runner-up in the three-race point battle will receive $3,000, and the
third-place driver will collect $1,500.
Advance tickets for Dr. & Mrs. Maresca of St.
Lawrence Radiology presents Sellers Construction 200 are currently on sale and
priced at $15 for adults. Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting South
Boston Speedway office through Tuesday, July 2. Tickets on the day of the race
will be priced at $20.
Pit registration will begin at 11 a.m. on July 3.
Practice for all divisions will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. and
qualifying time trials will get underway at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at
For more information visit the track's website or
phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.