SOUTH BOSTON, VA - America’s Hometown Track will drop the green flag on seven action-packed events on Saturday, Aug. 1 when the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval hosts the “Italian Delight Family Restaurant presents Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt” NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.
The first of the seven races on Saturday will get cranked up at 7 p.m. The featured attractions of the night will be a pair of 75-lap races for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
The Saturday event will also feature twin 25-lap races for the drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division, twin 15-lap races for the competitors in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap battle for the Budweiser Hornets Division.
South Boston Speedway officials have announced that all emergency services personnel will be admitted for Saturday’s racing action for $5.
Matt Bowling, a two-time winner in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Division this year, has raced out to a 37-point cushion over five-time winner Lee Pulliam, a two-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, in the chase for the 2015 South Boston Speedway championship.
Austin Thaxton is third in the Late Model Stock Car Division standings and is followed in the top five by Bobby McCarty in fourth and Juan Garcia in fifth place.
Danny Willis Jr., who is seeking his third consecutive Limited Sportsman Division crown, is currently 24 points ahead of second place Trey Crews in the championship chase.
Joey Throckmorton is third in the standings and only trails Crews by 11 points. Billy Myers is in fourth place and Calvin Meadows rounds out the top five drivers in the standings.
Greg Autry has surged out to a 37-point cushion over Johnny Layne in the battle for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division championship. Stuart Crews is third in the standings. He is 13 points behind Layne and only five points ahead of a fourth-place tie between D.J. Moser and Harrison Walker.
Eric Winslow has garnered a 17-point lead at the top of the standings in the Budweiser Hornets Division. Kenny Mills is second in the standings, while Kirstin Simmons and Kevin Currin are tied for third place, just four points ahead of fifth-place Kaitlinn Simmons.
Registration and pit gates will open Saturday at 2 p.m. with practice for all division scheduled from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get cranked up at 5:30 p.m.
Adult admission is $10. Children, ages six and under, will be admitted free with an 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.