South Boston race notes 2003-04-19

South Boston, Va. (April 19, 2003)-- Domino's Pizza served the hot slice April 19 at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, as the Sheetz Limited Sportsman division heated up the asphalt on a chilly night at "America's Hometown Track." Two-by-two on...

South Boston, Va. (April 19, 2003)-- Domino's Pizza served the hot slice April 19 at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, as the Sheetz Limited Sportsman division heated up the asphalt on a chilly night at "America's Hometown Track." Two-by-two on the start, Jonathan Bailey #89 swept outside to take the lead from Pepsi Polesitter Adam Barker #10 on the first lap. With 10 laps in, Bailey continued to lead, as rookie Bruce Anderson #9 attempted to pick up spots in the top 10. On lap 21, Anderson slipped around in turn two, bringing out the first caution. On the restart, last week's winner Wayne Roach #71 went to the outside to pick up position, as Anderson tangled with Ronnie Crabb #92 on the frontstretch. Crabb cut a tire and slammed the outside wall in turn one. At the halfway mark, Bailey paced Barker with Bill Moshenek #27 and Chad Mason #18 looking to track down the leaders. Mason sliced to the inside of Moshenek to pick up third on lap 32, as Anderson tried desperately to get back in the top 10. Barker caught Bailey on lap 36 and held closely to his bumper for a shot at the lead. Bunched up around lapped traffic, Bailey wiggled three-wide as Barker looked for the win. With five to go, Mason looked inside of Barker, as Bailey felt the heat. Mason slipped under Barker and claimed second, as Bailey took the win. Moshenek took fourth.

Pure Stocks were next up with polesitter Donald Glass #14 unable to fire his car for the start. Lee Anderson #01 tagged Scott Phillips #1 in turn two, while Tommy Wooldridge #20 inherited the lead. Four cars going for second made contact, sending Anderson upside down along the frontstretch. Anderson climbed from his wild ride as the fans cheered. Red flag cleanup began, as track workers rolled the car upright. With a fog rolling in, racing went green on lap 4. Wooldridge took the advantage with Billy Goble #18 and Phillips #1 in tow. Phillips spun on lap 8, but Wooldridge would not let that get in the way of his second win this season. Goble made a mad dash in the closing laps to wind up second, and Phillips drove back to third.

As mist and heavy fog rolled in, racing was ruled out due to unsafe track conditions, preventing the second 50-lap Sheetz Limited Sportsman race and the 150-lap Late Model show from taking green.

Racing goes back to green April 26 with Pepsi Night. The first 200 fans will receive either a Pepsi hat or bag. The ASE Danville Community College Tech Prep Student Challenge is also on the night's schedule, featuring go-kart challenge races for six area high schools. The winning school receives a $1,000 prize. Also on tap is 150 laps for the Late Models, 50 laps for the Sheetz Limited Sportsman, twin 30s for the Pure Stocks and a 25-lap visit from the Southern Vintage Modifieds.

Tickets for the April 26 Pepsi Night are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 10 to 15, and children nine and under are free. Rain checks from the April 19 event will be honored. Grandstands open at 5 p.m., with qualifying at 5:30 p.m., and racing beginning at 7 p.m. The weekly Racing for Kids Challenge for children age four to seven starts at 6 p.m.

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 Stock car
Drivers Jonathan Bailey , Tommy Wooldridge