South Boston April 3rd preview

Twin 110-lap Late Model Stock races to highlight April 3 action at SoBo SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Racing fans got an appetizer this past weekend at South Boston Speedway. The real meat of the schedule, however, has yet to unfold. South Boston ...

Twin 110-lap Late Model Stock races to highlight April 3 action at SoBo

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Racing fans got an appetizer this past weekend at South Boston Speedway.

The real meat of the schedule, however, has yet to unfold.

South Boston Speedway will head into the heart of its 2004 schedule on Saturday, April 3, by hosting a NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series racing program.

The first race of the evening will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

The featured events of the night will be Twin 110-lap races for the drivers in the Late Model Stock Car Division.

Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va., the winner of the 200-lap, season-opening, double-points race sits atop the division standings with a four-point cushion over second-place Denny Hamlin of Midlothian, Va.

Timothy Peters of Providence, N.C. is third, followed in the top five by T.J. Majors of Mooresville, N.C. and Scott Worley of Long Island, Va.

Also scheduled as part of the six-race, April 3, program will be Twin 50-lap races for the drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division.

Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C., the defending division champion, won the season-opening 100-lap race and leads the current points standings in the division. Chad Mason of Montpelier, Va. is second, followed by Billy Myers of Hurt, Va., Troy Jones of Creedmoor, N.C. and Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va.

Rounding out the April 3, race program will be 30-lap feature events for the Pure Stock Division and the Grand Stock Division.

Tommy Wooldridge of Forest, Va. leads the Pure Stock Division standings after winning the first race of the season. Donald Glass of Halifax, Va. is second in the standings and Jason Parker of Madison Heights, Va. sits in third.

The 30-lap Grand Stock race on April 3 will be the season-opening event for that division.

Pit gates will open April 3, at 1 p.m. with practice for all divisions running from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will get underway at 5 p.m.

If the field of Late Model Stock Car Division or Limited Sportsman Division competitors is more than 36, the top 20 positions will be set during qualifying time trials and the remainder of the field will be decided in heat races. Speedway officials will start up to 36 cars in the Late Model and Limited Sportsman features.

Adult admission for the April 3, race will be $8 up to 30 minutes before the start of the first race and $10 after that point. Youth, ages 10 through 15, will be admitted for $5 and children under the age of 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult.

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

Ms. South Boston Speedway will be crowned April 3

Ms. South Boston Speedway 2004 will be announced at the April 3 event during pre-race ceremonies.

Entries are being accepted through March 26.

Ms. South Boston Speedway will need to be 18-35 years of age and able to attend a majority of the races in 2004. In addition to representing South Boston Speedway, other duties will include trophy presentations, photo opportunities in victory lane and VIP guests in attendance on race day.

Interested contestants need to contact Nick Igdalsky at the speedway, (434) 572-4947, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or via email at info@southbostonspeedway.com.

Contestants will be screened via a preliminary interview and a final panel of judges will crown Ms. South Boston Speedway 2004 on April 3.

Pepsi Racing Kids Challenge returns in 2004

The highly-popular Pepsi Racing Kids Challenge will, once again, be featured at each event on South Boston Speedway's 2004 schedule.

The Pepsi Racing Kids Challenge will be contested in special electric race cars, designed for children ages 4-7.

The children will race on an oval course near the speedway's turn one swimming pool. Racing will be held at 6 p.m.

Each age group will compete in separate races, with all participants receiving points. Race winners will receive a special trophy in victory lane.

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Denny Hamlin , Timothy Peters , Jonathan Bailey , Tommy Wooldridge , Peyton Sellers , Nick Igdalsky