South Boston: Event preview

ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers must prepare for South Boston's demanding four-tenths mile oval SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- It's time for the competitors in the ARCA RE/MAX Series to change strategies. South Boston Speedway's four-tenths mile asphalt oval...

ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers must prepare for South Boston's demanding four-tenths mile oval

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- It's time for the competitors in the ARCA RE/MAX Series to change strategies.

South Boston Speedway's four-tenths mile asphalt oval will host the Virginia is for Lover's ARCA RE/MAX 200 Saturday night. The event for the ARCA competitors comes on the heels of super speedway competition in Charlotte, Kansas, Pocono and Michigan.

The Speed Channel will televise Saturday night's race live with a scheduled start time of 8:00 pm. The drivers will be competing for over $138,000 in prize, point and contingency money in the race.

The event will mark the third straight year that the ARCA RE/MAX Series, which is in its 52nd season, will be making be a stop at South Boston Speedway.

The competition should be stiff Saturday in the ARCA RE/MAX Series 200 with a host of veterans and rookies slated to compete.

Five-time series champion Frank Kimmel, the current ARCA RE/MAX Series points leader, will be on hand. Kimmel, who has 51 victories in ARCA competition, has finished second in the previous two races at South Boston.

Billy Venturini, who is currently second in this season's points chase, and Jason Jarrett are also entered in the field of cars. Venturini is the son of 1987 and 1991 ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Bill Venturini, while Jarrett is the son of 1999 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champ Dale Jarrett.

Also set to make his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut on Saturday is Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. The 20-year-old Sellers is a regular competitor at South Boston Speedway in the Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division. In the season opening Late Model race this year, Sellers earned the pole position and led all 200 laps to collect a victory.

Prior to the running of the ARCA RE/MAX Series 200 Saturday night, fans will have an opportunity to meet and greet the drivers trackside during an autograph session, scheduled from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the ARCA RE/MAX Series 200, the Pepsi Late Model Stock Car competitors will also be on hand Saturday night for a 110-lap shootout, slated to get the green flag at 10 p.m.

Timothy Peters, a two-time winner in the division this season, is the current points leader, while five-time winner Denny Hamlin is in second place in the points chase.

Rounding out the night's activities will be a fireworks display by Master Displays.

Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 2 p.m. Qualifying for the ARCA RE/MAX Series will start at 3 p.m., while time trials for the Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division will get underway at 4:30 p.m.

Reserved seats for Saturday are available for $30. Advance adult general admission tickets, available at the South Boston Speedway office, will be priced at $15 until 5 p.m. on Friday. On race day, adult general admission tickets will be priced at $20.

Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $10 and children, ages nine and under, will be admitted free with a paid adult.

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

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Series ARCA
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Frank Kimmel , Jason Jarrett , Billy Venturini , Denny Hamlin , Timothy Peters