Brandon Hendrick to compete at South Boston

Third-generation driver to compete at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway. SOUTH BOSTON, VA (FEB. 12, 2003)-- The heritage of a popular racing family will live on at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway in 2003. Third-generation driver Brandon ...

Third-generation driver to compete at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway.

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (FEB. 12, 2003)-- The heritage of a popular racing family will live on at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway in 2003.

Third-generation driver Brandon Hendrick will make his Late Model Stock debut this season at South Boston. Brandon is the son of 1983 South Boston champion Roy Hendrick and grandson of five-time South Boston champion Ray Hendrick.

Brandon's announcement of his plans to compete at South Boston comes on the heels of his grandfather's Jan. 25 induction into the Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame in South Boston.

The younger Hendrick gained some racing experience at Southside Speedway, his hometown track. Hendrick plans to gain Late Model experience at South Boston and possibly other tracks, which he hopes will help prepare him for racing's higher divisions.

Hendrick and other future racing stars have a great season to look forward to at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway. The 2003 season begins with the Spring Fling 300, featuring twin 150s for the NASCAR Late Models. A sweep of the Spring Fling could be worth $15,000. South Boston's regular NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge events start March 29. Late Model drivers can expect no fewer than 150 laps this season, with each race paying at least $3,000 to win.

Like the Hendrick family, many families have started a tradition at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway. In 2003, South Boston enters its own 46-year tradition of great racing action. For more information on the Speedway, including the Speedway's complete 2003 schedule, log on to www.southbostonspeedway.com. Tickets for all Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway events are available by calling the Speedway toll-free at 1-877-440-1540, or by logging on to www.tickets.com.

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