South Boston March 29th preview

South Boston starts weekly season March 29 with Family Homes of America 300. SOUTH BOSTON, VA (MARCH 26, 2003)-- Saturday night racing returns to Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway March 29 with the Family Homes of America 300 presented by Sheetz.

South Boston starts weekly season March 29 with Family Homes of America 300.

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (MARCH 26, 2003)-- Saturday night racing returns to Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway March 29 with the Family Homes of America 300 presented by Sheetz. The evening's events will certainly kick off the Speedway's 46th season with a bang.

The NASCAR Late Model Stock Division is ready to go racing with twin 150-lap races, each paying $5,000 to win. The Grand Slam bonus could award an additional $5,000 to the driver that can sweep both races. Double points will be awarded for the first race, and the winner of the first race is eligible for the Seventh Annual Carquest Auto Parts Road to Charlotte program. Eligibility for the Carquest Auto Parts Road to Charlotte program means the winning driver has a chance to compete in the May 17 ARCA event or the May 24 Carquest Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Busch Series race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Also on the agenda for March 29 are twin 50s for the NASCAR Sheetz Limited Sportsman Division, a 30-lap Pure Stock race and the first "Racing for Kids Challenge." The evening will also feature the inaugural "Faster Pastor" race. Scheduled to compete are the Rev. Sidney Rodriguez of Liberty Baptist Church in Skipwith, Va.; the Rev. Tom Walker of Clover Baptist Church in Clover, Va.; and Pastor Brian Edwards of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Danville, Va.

Family Homes of America joins "America's Hometown Track" for the 2003 season with a great promotion for fans. In April, a model Family Homes of America home will be erected at the Speedway. Beginning with the May 10 event at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, fans can register for a chance to win $50,000 toward a new Family Homes of America home. One winner will be drawn each week and will receive VIP passes to South Boston's Nov. 15 NASCAR Late Model 300 Invitational. Three finalists will be drawn at the Nov. 15 event and will randomly select three drivers competing in the Late Model 300 Invitational. If those three drivers finish in the top three, the finalist will win the grand prize.

Gates for the Family Homes of America 300 presented by Sheetz open at 5 p.m., with qualifying beginning at 5:30 p.m. The first green flag of the 2003 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series season at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway will fall at 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $10. Youth age 10 to 15 pay $5, and children nine and under are free.

In 2003, Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway celebrates 46 years of racing excitement and affordable family entertainment. To learn more about Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway or to order tickets, call the Speedway toll-free at 1-877-440-1540, or log on to www.southbostonspeedway.com. Tickets are also available via www.tickets.com.

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Tom Walker