South Boston Speedway News
Memorial Day Weekend will get started with sizzling racing action Saturday night at SoBo
May 22, 2014 - updated May 22nd, 2014 7:02pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va. --
This weekend is a time to salute former and current military personnel for their service to our country. It’s also a time to enjoy some of the region’s best NASCAR short track racing action.
America’s Hometown Track will salute all military personnel Saturday night when it hosts the Mobil 1 NASCAR Late Model Twin 75 racing program. The event, which will feature five action-packed races, is also being tabbed as Military Appreciation Night this weekend. All military personnel will be admitted free on Saturday with proper identification.
The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m. Twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division will highlight the action on the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
Three-time winner Peyton Sellers, a former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion and South Boston Speedway Late Model Stock Car Division champion, will roll to the starting grid Saturday night with a slim seven point lead over Matt Bowling, who is also a former champion at America’s Hometown Track.
The battle for third place in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division is also fierce as Bobby McCarty leads one-time winner Austin Thaxton by one point. Sitting just 10 points behind Thaxton in fifth place is Josh Oakley, who has also visited Victory Lane one time this season.
Also slated as part of the Mobil 1 NASCAR Late Model Twin 75 racing program are events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Champ Karts.
The Limited Sportsman Division competitors will have their sights set on two-time winner Trey Crews when the green flag waves Saturday night. Crews has opened an 18-point advantage over second-place Daryn Cockram and a 24-point edge over third-place Daryl Carver.
Tommy Peregoy is fourth in the Limited Sportsman Division standings. He owns a narrow three-point lead over one-time winner Danny Willis Jr., the division’s defending champion.
Aided by three wins this year, Greg Autry has amassed a sizable lead in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division over a second-place tie between Johnny Layne and Bruce Mayo.
Pit gates will open on Saturday at 2 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will roll off at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open 5 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults. Children, ages six and under, will be admitted free with a paid adult. Season tickets, priced at only $150, currently remain on sale and can be purchased at the speedway office.
For more information visit the track's website or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540. Information can also be found by following South Boston Speedway on Facebook or Twitter.