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PASS Series, NASCAR Whelen Late Models highlight racing action at SoBo on March 24

 

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The PASS Super Late Model Series will make the first of three visits this season to historic South Boston Speedway on Saturday, March 24.

 

The PASS Super Late Models will be featured in a 150-lap shootout on March 24. Also scheduled for action on March 24 will be the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division and the touring Legends Series.

 

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car competitors will battle it out on March 24 in a pair of 75-lap events.

 

The green flag for the afternoon of racing action will fly at 2 p.m.

 

The 150-lap race on March 24 will mark the second event of the 2012 campaign for the PASS Super Late Models. In season-opening action at Dillon, S.C. on March 10, Preston Peltier, the series’ 2010 champion claimed a victory.

 

Jay Fogleman, who was the runner-up in the 2011 PASS South championship chase to Ryan Blaney, finished second at Dillon and was followed in the top five by Steven Naase, Ben Rowe and Kyle Grissom.

 

The region’s top NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division competitors are also expected to be on hand on March 24 for the twin 75-lap shootouts.

 

In season-opening action on March 10, C.E. Falk won the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at America’s Hometown Track and was followed in the top five by Nick Smith, Eddie Johnson, Matthew Bowling and Dennis Holdren.

 

Grandstand gates will open at 11 a.m. on March 24 and qualifying time trials for all divisions will get cranked up at 11:45 a.m. A pre-race Fan Appreciation Session will be held trackside, beginning at 12:45 p.m.

 

Tickets for the March 24 event are currently on sale and priced at $10 each. Youth will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult.

 

For more information visit the track's Web site or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

 

 

 

 

 

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March 10, 2012

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C. E. Falk got a big jump on his 2012 season here Saturday, winning the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway



South Boston, Va……C. E. Falk got a big jump on his 2012 season here Saturday, winning the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway.

Not only did the Virginia Beach, Va. resident pick up the $10,000 winner’s check, he also earned the $500 halfway leader award, giving him a hefty $10,500 payday for his day’s work.

With the win, Falk claimed the early lead in the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown series, which will also include a July 28 race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. and the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 on October 21 at Martinsville, Va. Speedway.

In addition, Falk’s win will count in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings.

Falk took the lead from Nick Smith of Hampton, Va. on lap 191 and led the last 110 circuits enroute to the win. With the race going caution-free for the final 115 laps, Falk drove away from Smith and edged Smith by 2.968 seconds. Smith had run in the top three throughout the race.

Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va., who won this event in 2009, started eighth in the race, but fell as far back as 14th place before mounting a late charge over the final 50 laps. Johnson passed Matt Bowling of Ridgeway on the last lap to nail down a third-place finish.

Bowling finished fourth, with Dennis Holdren of Roanoke, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.

Michael Hardin of Pomfret, Md., Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va., Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Va., Jesse Little of Sherrills Ford, N.C. and Darrell Gilchrist of Raleigh, N.C. rounded out the top ten finishers.

The race was a competitive one, with eight lead changes among four drivers. Falk led three times for a total of 154 laps, including 128 of the last 150 laps.

Sellers, Smith and Frank Deiny Jr. of Ashland also led portions of the race. Smith led on three occasions, the last time for five laps before Falk took the lead for good on lap 191.

Falk averaged 63.739 mph in the race that was slowed by five caution periods.

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

South Boston Speedway will host a special event Saturday afternoon, March 24, with the PASS Super Late Model 150.

The event, which will get the green flag at 2 p.m., will include a 150-lap race for the stars and cars of the PASS South Super Late Model Series. South Boston Speedway’s first points event of the season, twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Cars, will share the spotlight with the PASS South race. A race for Legends Cars will round out the day’s action.

Adult general admission tickets are priced at $10 each. Youth ages 7-12 will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult.

For additional information about the PASS Super Late Model 150 or any other 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.

FROM: South Boston Speedway Media Operations

Office Phone: 1-434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540

E-Mail: info@southbostonspeedway.com

 

 

 

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March 8, 2012

National champions to bid for win in Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway



SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — “Having this particular race at the beginning of the year can be a big momentum boost for the rest of the season.”

Those were the words of defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Philip Morris when discussing Saturday’s season-opening NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway. The green flag for the season opener will fly at 2 p.m.

In 2011, Morris roared to the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship by claiming 19 wins in the regular season. He then capped off his banner campaign by scoring a victory in the season-ending NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota in October.

This year, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota was moved to the start of the campaign in 2012 to bring added excitement to the start of the new season for competitors and fans.

“I think it was a great decision to move it,” Morris said. “If you get a win there on Saturday it will certainly be a big boost to the season and the excitement of having that event at the start of the year is great for the fans.”

The region’s best Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will join Morris, a four-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, in the elite field of competitors Saturday.

“There’s no doubt there will be a lot of great competitors there,” Morris said. “South Boston always has great competition and, for this event, it will be even more.”

Among those who will try to halt Morris’ momentum and claim the $10,000 first-place prize Saturday will be former NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Peyton Sellers.

Sellers won the season-opening race at America’s Hometown Track last year and hopes to repeat that performance on Saturday when the green flag waves.

“I am looking forward to it,” Sellers said. “It should be a really good day.”

Sellers and Morris are teammates, but they are also two competitors who want to collect a victory.

“I’m going there to win, absolutely,” Sellers said. “Philip is my teammate and I hope he does well, but my plan is to try and get a win. I’m really looking forward to running more races this year and I want to get the season off to a good start.”

Among the other top drivers slated to compete in the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota on Saturday at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval are Frank Deiny Jr., C.E. Falk, Bruce Anderson, Eddie Johnson and many more top competitors from throughout the region.

Advance tickets, priced at $10 for adults, until 5 p.m. on Friday are available at the speedway office. Adult tickets on Saturday will be priced at $15.

Practice for the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will be held from 12:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Qualifying time trials for the Saturday race will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Grandstand gates will open on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m. and 25-lap qualifying races will get cranked up at 11:30 a.m. and the feature race at 2 p.m.

A Fan Appreciation Session prior to the start of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will be held after the qualifying races.

In addition to triggering the start of the season at South Boston Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will also be the first event in a unique tripleheader — the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown.

The Virginia Late Model Triple Crown will consist of the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway, the Langley Heat 200 on July 28 in Hampton, Va. and the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 on Oct. 21 at Martinsville Speedway.

The winner of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown this year will receive an additional $5,000. The runner-up in the competition will claim $3,000 and the third-place finisher will receive $2,000.

“I really like the new deal South Boston has worked out with Langley and Martinsville,” Morris said. “It should add a lot of excitement for the drivers and the fans as well. If you win that Triple Crown, you know you have done it against the best competition around.”

Points for the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown will be awarded to competitors based on their finish in the “feature” race at each site and the points will be applied. The driver with the highest point total over the course of the three races will claim the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown title.

For more information visit the track's Web site or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

 

 

 

 

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March 6, 2012

IT’S TIME! NASCAR Whelen Late Model presented by Danville Toyota slated Saturday at SoBo



SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The hype and excitement has been building for months. The much-anticipated NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will usher in the 2012 season at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, March 10.

The region’s best and most competitive NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will hit the four-tenths mile asphalt at America’s Hometown Track for the short track version of the Daytona 500. The green flag for the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will fly at 2 p.m.

Among the competitors who will bid for the $10,000 first-place prize Saturday at South Boston Speedway are defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Philip Morris, along with former national title winner Peyton Sellers.

Also scheduled to be in the star-studded field for the event are Frank Deiny Jr., C.E. Falk, Bruce Anderson, Eddie Johnson and many more top competitors from throughout the region.

In past years, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota has closed out the season at South Boston Speedway, but the event was moved to the start of the campaign in 2012 to bring added excitement to the start of the new season for competitors and fans.

“The excitement about the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota has been building for months,” South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said. “The competitors are excited about having this race at the start of the season and our fans can’t wait for the action they will see on Saturday.”

Advance tickets, priced at $10 for adults, are available at the speedway office until Friday at 5 p.m. Adult tickets on Saturday will be priced at $15.

Practice for the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will be held from 12:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Qualifying time trials for the Saturday race will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Grandstand gates will open on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m. and 25-lap qualifying races will get cranked up at 11:30 a.m.

A Fan Appreciation Session prior to the start of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will be held after the qualifying races.

In addition to triggering the start of the season at South Boston Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will also be the first event in a unique tripleheader — the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown.

The Virginia Late Model Triple Crown will consist of the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway, the Langley Heat 200 on July 28 in Hampton, Va. and the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 on Oct. 21 at Martinsville Speedway.

The winner of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown this year will receive an additional $5,000. The runner-up in the competition will claim $3,000 and the third-place finisher will receive $2,000.

Points will be awarded to competitors based on their finish in the “feature” race at each site and the points will be applied. The driver with the highest point total over the course of the three races will claim the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown title.

For more information visit the track's Web site or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:

Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947
Email: info@southbostonspeedway.com

 

 

 

 

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Rain forces cancellation of Saturday’s Media and Practice Day at South Boston Speedway



SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Due to persistent rain showers throughout the day Friday and the threat of more precipitation Saturday, South Boston Speedway officials have cancelled the season-opening Practice and Media Day for Saturday, March 3.

The next open practice for Late Model Stock cars only will be Thursday, March 8 from 10am until 4pm. Registration will open at 9am on Thursday March 8.

For more information, visit the speedway’s Web site at www.southbostonspeedway.com  or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

 

 

 

 

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South Boston Speedway to host annual Open Practice & Media Day on Saturday, March 3

 

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The annual South Boston Speedway Open Practice and Media Day traditionally is an indication that the start of racing action at America’s Hometown Track is not far away.

 

That tradition remains intact this year as South Boston Speedway will host its annual Open Practice and Media Day on Saturday — one week before the engines will roar to life for the start of the 2012 campaign at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval.

 

Saturday’s practice session is open to all divisions and fans can attend at no charge. Practice will be held from 10 a.m. until noon. Then, following a lunch break, practice will continue from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

 

The 2012 season will officially get cranked up on Saturday, March 10, when America’s Hometown Track will host the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota.

 

The NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will feature the best of the best Late Model Stock Car Division competitors in the region in an event that will have the season-opening appeal of the Daytona 500 for short track competitors and fans.

 

In years past, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota has closed out the season at South Boston Speedway, but the event was moved to the start of the campaign in 2012 to bring added excitement to the start of the new season for competitors and fans.

 

A total of 17 events are scheduled at America’s Hometown Track in 2012 and season tickets for all of the exciting action in the upcoming season are currently on sale and priced at only $150.

 

South Boston Speedway’s upcoming campaign will be highlighted by NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing action in the Late Model Stock Car Division, Limited Sportsman Division and Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

 

The dates for NASCAR Whelen All American Series action at South Boston Speedway for the Late Model Stock Car Division, Limited Sportsman Division and Budweiser Pure Stock Division include April 7, May 5, May 12, May 26, June 16, July 14, July 21, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and Sept. 15.

 

For more information visit the track's Web site or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

 

 

 

 

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Feb. 22, 2012

Green flag will fly for start of South Boston Speedway’s 2012 season in less than two weeks



SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The countdown is on. The anticipation is growing. The hype is escalating.

Are you ready?

South Boston Speedway will drop the green flag on another exciting season of racing action in less than two weeks. The 2012 racing campaign at America’s Hometown Track will roar to life on Saturday, March 10, with the running of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota.

The NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will feature the best of the best Late Model Stock Car Division competitors in the region in an event that will have the season-opening appeal of the Daytona 500 for short track competitors and fans.

In years past, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota has closed out the season at South Boston Speedway, but the decision was made to move the event to the start of the campaign in 2012 to bring added excitement to the start of the new season for competitors and fans.

In addition to fueling the start of the season at South Boston Speedway in 2012, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will also be the first event in a unique tripleheader announced last week — the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown.

The Virginia Late Model Triple Crown will consist of the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota at South Boston Speedway, the Langley Heat 200 on July 28 in Hampton, Va. and the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 on Oct. 21 at Martinsville Speedway.

The winner of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown this year will receive an additional $5,000. The runner-up in the competition will claim $3,000 and the third-place finisher will receive $2,000.

Points will be awarded to competitors based on their finish in the “feature” race at each site and the points will be applied. The driver with the highest point total over the course of the three races will claim the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown title.

Prior to the start of the 2012 season at America’s Hometown Track, an open practice for all divisions will be held on Saturday, March 3.

Practice will be held on March 3 from 10 a.m. until noon. Then, following a lunch break, practice will continue from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

A total of 17 events are scheduled at America’s Hometown Track in 2012 and season tickets for all of the exciting action in the upcoming season are currently on sale and priced at only $150.

South Boston Speedway’s upcoming campaign will be highlighted by NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing action in the Late Model Stock Car Division, Limited Sportsman Division and Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

The dates for NASCAR Whelen All American Series action at South Boston Speedway for the Late Model Stock Car Division, Limited Sportsman Division and Budweiser Pure Stock Division include April 7, May 5, May 12, May 26, June 16, July 14, July 21, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and Sept. 15.

America’s Hometown Track will also be the scene for a ton of special events in 2012 as well.

South Boston Speedway will host the touring PASS Super Late Model Series for three events in upcoming season. Those events are slated for March 24, June 9, and Aug. 18. All three of those events will also feature twin races for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.

The annual 200-lap FindItHere.com NASCAR Whelen Late Model Stock Car race and the annual Fireworks Extravaganza will be held on Tuesday, July 3. That event will also feature a 100-lap race for the Limited Sportsman Division and a 50-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will visit the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval on Saturday, April 14. That event will also feature twin races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.

South Boston Speedway officials have also announced that the Modified Affordable Division (MAD) would be competing at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval on five dates in 2012.

The MAD Modifieds are scheduled to compete at South Boston Speedway on April 7, May 5, May 26, June 9 and July 21.

For more information visit the track's Web site or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

 

 

 

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