SES: South Boston May 31st preveiw

A Battle for Points, Prestige in South Boston's May 31 Armed Forces 150 SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (May 28, 2003)-- It's still early in the season, but championship points are crucial all season long. For the drivers in the NASCAR Kodak Southeast ...

A Battle for Points, Prestige in South Boston's May 31 Armed Forces 150

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (May 28, 2003)-- It's still early in the season, but championship points are crucial all season long. For the drivers in the NASCAR Kodak Southeast Series, South Boston's Late Model division and the Sheetz Limited Sportsman division, the May 31 Armed Forces 150 presented by Bank of America could help make or break a driver's quest for a title run.

The Kodak Southeast Series has only had one race thus far this season. Steven Howard leads Jody Lavender by 10 points, while Johnny Brazier, Kevin Prince and Brian Smith round out the top five. Defending series champion Jeff Fultz stands sixth in points, trailing Howard by 30 points. The tour will stage a 150-lap event May 31.

Jimmy Mullins holds a slim lead in Late Model Stock points, only four markers over Philip Morris. Morris has Dean Ward knocking on the door, with only two points separating the pair. Defending NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Atlantic Region champion Wade Day and Jason Dickerson complete the top five going into the May 31 150-lap race. Only 22 points separate the leading quintet.

Twenty-two points also separates Wayne Roach and Tommy Peregoy in the Sheetz Limited Sportsman division. The rest of the top five, which includes Jonathan Cash, Bill Moshenek and Bruce Anderson, is poised to prove they're not out of the championship chase yet. The division goes for twin 50s May 31, giving drivers two chances on one night. Both the Late Model and Sheetz Limited Sportsman divisions are eager to race again, as rain has prevented the divisions from running since April 26.

Grandstand gates for the May 31 Armed Forces 150 presented by Bank of America open at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying is at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 7 p.m. Adult general admission tickets are $15, and reserved seats are $25. Youth adults, age 10 to 15, pay $10, and children nine and under are free.

Along with the racing action, Coors Light is presenting the Big Daddy's Pig Pickin' BBQ, which starts at noon in front of the speedway. The Big Daddy's Pig Pickin' BBQ will feature food, fun and music by Ace's Wild. Tickets to the Pig Pickin' only are $10 and are available at the speedway's main ticket office. A separate ticket must be purchased to attend the race.

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 Jeff Fultz , Jody Lavender , Brian Smith , Philip Morris