South Boston Speedway News
SoBo to close out 2014 season with NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models action
Sep 9, 2014 - updated Sep 9th, 2014 9:26pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
Southboston, Va --
The final chapter in a banner 2014 season at South Boston Speedway will be written Saturday night, Sept. 13 when America’s Hometown Track hosts action for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 and the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be making its second appearance of the season at the famed four-tenths mile asphalt oval and will be co-featured in a 150-lap shootout.
Also on tap for the night of racing, which is set to begin at 7 p.m., will be a pair of 75-lap battles for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
The 2014 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division champion will be crownedSaturday night.
Barring a ton of misfortune Saturday night, Peyton Sellers will secure his second NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division championship at South Boston Speedway Saturday.
Sellers, a five-time winner this season, is currently sitting comfortably atop the point standings over second-place Matt Bowling, who is also a former track champion at America’s Hometown Track.
Austin Thaxton is in third place in the point standings and trails Bowling by 38 points. Josh Oakley is fourth in the standings. He is 12 points behind Thaxton and 16 points ahead of two-time defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam, who owns the fifth-place spot.
Andy Seuss won the first event of the season for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at South Boston Speedway in April. Seuss enters this weekend’s action as the leader in the tour’s 2014 championship chase by 23 points over George Brunnhoelzl III. Seuss is bidding for his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship.
Seuss swiped the lead from pole sitter Danny Bohn on the first lap of the April race at South Boston Speedway and then held off late challenges from Kyle Ebersole and Brunnhoelzl III to claim the win.
Rex White, the 1960 NASCAR premiere series champion who was recently elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, will serve as Grand Marshal for Saturday’s event and will be on hand to meet with fans. White claimed 28 victories in NASCAR’s top series and also owns a 1962 win at America’s Hometown Track.
Practice for competitors will begin Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get cranked up at 4 p.m. A driver autograph session is planned to begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 6:45 p.m.
Advance tickets, priced at $10 for adults, are currently on sale at the speedway office. Advance tickets will remain on sale through 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12.
Adult general admission on the day of the race will be $15. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5, and 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. Information can also be found by following South Boston Speedway on Facebook or Twitter.