A Rap Board for Race Fans
Welcome to Race Rap! A Rap Board for Race Fans
Top News
Langley Speedway News
Feb 21, 2018 -
Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway 2018 Racing Schedule

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Feb 20, 2018 - Scott Running
New Sponsorship Has Matt Clement Primed for Breakout Season at Stafford

Nascar Series News
Feb 19, 2018 -
Complete Daytona 500 Results

The Plain Truth News
Feb 19, 2018 -
HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Nascar Series News
Feb 18, 2018 -
Remembering Richard Petty’s staggering numbers in the No. 43

Nascar Series News
Feb 18, 2018 -
Bubba Wallace set to make history as black driver in Daytona

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Feb 13, 2018 - Scott Running
Bryan Narducci to Challenge for SK Light R.A.D. Auto Machine Rookie of the Year Honors at Stafford Speedway

OTHER News
Feb 10, 2018 -
Overton Wins at East Bay

South Boston Speedway News
Feb 10, 2018 - Mike Smith
Kirstin Simmons Excited To Get Her Career Back On Track With Move Up To Limited Sportsman Division At South Boston Speedway

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Feb 7, 2018 -
Sherry Pollex provides good-news update with final chemo treatment

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Feb 7, 2018 -
Hall of Famer Jack Ingram back home following December car wreck

Cars Series News
Feb 4, 2018 - Mike Smith
CARS Tour Title Races At South Boston Speedway Moved To Nov. 3

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Feb 4, 2018 - Scott Running
Meg Fuller to Run For Rookie of the Year in Street Stock Division at Stafford

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Feb 4, 2018 - Scott Running
Marcello Rufrano Focused on SK Light Championship in 2018

Myrtle Beach Speedway News
Feb 2, 2018 - Bill Hennecy
4 Time NASCAR Champion Lee Pulliam to Retire from Racing???

Myrtle Beach Speedway News
Feb 2, 2018 - Bill Hennecy
4 Time NASCAR Champion Lee Pulliam to Retire from Racing???

Myrtle Beach Speedway News
Feb 2, 2018 - Bill Hennecy
4 Time NASCAR Champion Lee Pulliam to Retire from Racing???

Myrtle Beach Speedway News
Feb 2, 2018 - Bill Hennecy
4 Time NASCAR Champion Lee Pulliam to Retire from Racing???

Myrtle Beach Speedway News
Feb 2, 2018 - Bill Hennecy
4 Time NASCAR Champion Lee Pulliam to Retire from Racing???

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Feb 2, 2018 - Scott Running
Michael Wray Looking to Rebound and Challenge for 2018 Late Model Championship at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Feb 2, 2018 - Scott Running
Bob Potter & Kris Fluckiger Teaming Up For Another Season in Stafford Speedway’s 2-Seater Modified

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Feb 2, 2018 - Scott Running
Bob Potter & Kris Fluckiger Teaming Up For Another Season in Stafford Speedway’s 2-Seater Modified

The Plain Truth News
Jan 31, 2018 -
GET A FREE COPY of Shocked By the Bible 2 in HARDCOVER

The Plain Truth News
Jan 31, 2018 -
FLU STRAINS HITTING THE US THIS YEAR

The Plain Truth News
Jan 31, 2018 -
Rare 'super blue blood moon' not seen for more than 150 years tonight

The Plain Truth News
Jan 31, 2018 -
Stories on living to be 100!

The Plain Truth News
Jan 31, 2018 -
Today in The Plain Truth

Nascar Series News
Jan 28, 2018 -
Full schedule for 2018 Daytona Speedweeks

OTHER News
Jan 28, 2018 -
Cadillacs in control of Rolex 24 at 18-hour mark; heavy hitters out of contention

Nascar Series News
Jan 27, 2018 -
Kurt Busch backs brother Kyle on young stars

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Jan 27, 2018 -
PASS Super Late Models To Headline Inaugural Commonwealth Classic At Richmond

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Jan 27, 2018 - Andy Marquis
Southern National Motorsports Park Names Charlie Hansen as General Manager

Pass Series Racing News
Jan 27, 2018 - Alan Dietz
PASS Sets 2018 Dates To Crown Super Late Model’s National Champion

Nascar Series News
Jan 23, 2018 -
Martinsville Speedway removes some of its seating -- VIDEO

Nascar Series News
Jan 23, 2018 -
NASCAR media tour gets underway at Charlotte Motor Speedway--VIDEO

Myrtle Beach Speedway News
Jan 23, 2018 -
Arrest made in Myrtle Beach Speedway Robbery

Nascar Series News
Jan 23, 2018 -
2017-18 snowy NASCAR tracks


Please patronize our sponsors!
Advertise on RaceRap


Tamco Paint.Com NOW ONLINE

Legend
  6:57pm   Past Hour
  5:57pm   1-4 hrs old
  2:57pm   4-12 hrs
  6:57am   12-24 hrs
  6:57pm   Over 24 hrs
     Registered Key
     Referred Key
RaceRap News & Messageboard  Page topnews: Viewing Top News Article
   Viewing Top News Article
South Boston Speedway

South Boston Speedway News
Kirstin Simmons Excited To Get Her Career Back On Track With Move Up To Limited Sportsman Division At South Boston Speedway
Feb 10, 2018 - updated Feb 10th, 2018 8:07am
Web posted by Mike Smith

--

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (February 8, 2018) – Kirstin Simmons made history in 2016 when she became the first female to capture a Hornets Division race at South Boston Speedway. She’s hoping for a historic 2018 season at South Boston.

Simmons, an 18-year-old senior at Park View High School in South Hill, will be taking the jump up to the Limited Sportsman Division when the 2018 season opens March 24 with the Danville Toyota Twin 100s.

“We’re going to race the entire Limited season at South Boston, and then maybe branch out to some other tracks after the season is finished,” said Simmons, who captured the Budweiser Hornets Division season-opener in 2016.

Simmons is itching to get back on track. She sat on the sidelines for most of 2017 as her team worked to build a brand new Limited Sportsman car.
“It was very difficult,” Simmons said of the 2017 season. “I wanted to race so bad. I couldn’t wait to get back.”

Just when she thought her new Limited car was ready to roll in 2017, there was another delay.

“We got it ready and then I wrecked it in practice. It was the first real practice I had in in and I just got a little loose.”

She did get to try out her new wheels as the 2017 South Boston season wound down. She actually made her Limited debut in the next-to-last race of 2017 and then was back in the field for the final event of the year. The results weren’t too shabby for a rookie in the series: a fourth and a sixth.
“I thought that was a pretty good start for us in Limited,” Simmons said.

Family is at the heart of Simmons’ racing endeavors. Her mom and dad, Sammy and Kim Simmons and older sister Kaitlinn are her biggest backers. “My mom and dad are so supportive,” said Simmons.

Kaitlinn used to be one of her biggest competitors in the Hornets Division, but she has stepped back from racing. Later this year she will complete her degree work to become a registered dental hygienist.

Simmons knows that without the support of family and many others her racing career would be in the rear-view mirror.

“I have to thank my parents for all they have done for me,” said Simmons. “Also, my crew chief Ken Hodges for all his hard work and dedication and Mike Pearce for his help and Beth Farrar-Clay with Organized Marketing for her help.

“I’m lucky to have had two people like Joey Connor and Danny Willis that have been around racing for so long helping me and there are so many others.”

Simmons has lofty goals for 2018, but also looks at the upcoming season realistically.

“I’d like to win the championship if I could, but I want to finish races and start making a name for myself,” said Simmons, who has sponsor support from JMS Volvo, Newmart Builders and Discount Furniture. “I need seat time to get the feel of a Limited. This is a big step. But I’m very excited. I can’t wait for March 24th to get here.”

Saturday afternoon, March 24th is when racing returns to South Boston Speedway with the Danville Toyota NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 100s featuring twin 100-lap races for Late Models, a 50-lap race for the Limited Sportsman Division, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stocks and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets.

Tickets are $10 with children 12 and under admitted free.


Home  |  Contact

(c) Copyright 2018 RaceRap, LLC

[ Go To Top of Page ]

Tracksdie Weather


Driver Web Sites - Click Here

Advertisers






Tracks

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

yarrraaaaaakkk
yarrraaaaaakkk

RaceRap News & Photo Page
RaceRap News & Photo Page

Dillon Motor Speedway
Dillon Motor Speedway

Caraway Speedway
Caraway Speedway

Hickory Motor Speedway
Hickory Motor Speedway

Driver & Team Press Releases
Driver & Team Press Releases

Florence Motor Speedway
Florence Motor Speedway

Coastal Plains Raceway Park
Coastal Plains Raceway Park

Richmond International Raceway
Richmond International Raceway

Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway

Southside Speedway
Southside Speedway

Southern National Motorsports Park
Southern National Motorsports Park

Mountain View Speedway
Mountain View Speedway

Editorial

Lonesome Pine Raceway
Lonesome Pine Raceway

ACE Speedway
ACE Speedway

Wake County Speedway
Wake County Speedway



Series

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

Pass Series Racing
Pass Series Racing

UARA Series
UARA Series

MiniStock Mayhem Series
MiniStock Mayhem Series

South East Limited Late Models Series
South East Limited Late Models Series


RaceRap, LLC

RaceRap