South Boston banquet and Virginia Hall of Fame preview

Jan. 25 South Boston banquet and Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame induction honors best of best. SOUTH BOSTON, VA (JAN. 21, 2003)-- It has been said that if you can win at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, you can win anywhere. If that's the...

Jan. 25 South Boston banquet and Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame induction honors best of best.

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (JAN. 21, 2003)-- It has been said that if you can win at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, you can win anywhere. If that's the case, then the accomplishments of some of the best drivers to ever compete in Virginia will be celebrated Jan. 25 at the 2002 Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway Awards Banquet and Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the World of Sports in South Boston, Va.

Among the evening's honorees is 2002 NASCAR Textilease Late Model Stock Champion Frank Deiny Jr. Deiny powered his Creative Surfaces Chevrolet to seven wins this season, and claimed the championship by 16 points over 2001 South Boston Champion Brandon Butler. The 2002 NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division Champion Bill Moshenek will claim his second Limited Sportsman championship in seven seasons. A consistent Jesse "Doodle" Lang clinched the 2002 Super Stock Division title, besting second-place Bennie Franklin by a slim six points. Augie Saccoccio won his second Pure Stock 4's championship in a row, capturing four poles and four wins along the way.

The inaugural Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame induction will honor two other racing champions. Ray Hendrick, famous for his cars numbered "Flying 11," won five track championships at South Boston in both the Modified and Sportsman divisions. While Wendell Scott never clinched a track championship at South Boston, the other championships he garnered throughout his racing career and through life make him a true role model and an example of determination.

Another racing icon, legendary car owner Junie Donlavey, will attend the evening's events. Donlavey sits on the advisory board of the Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Tickets to the 2002 Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway Awards Banquet and Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are $30 and may be purchased by calling the Speedway toll-free at 1-877-440-1540. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. The evening begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., and awards at 8 p.m. Semi-formal attire is requested.

Along with banquet tickets, Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway is offering its 2003 season passes for only $150 through March 1. Youth season passes for fans age 10 to 15 are $99. Season passes are a great deal, averaging slightly over $6 per event on South Boston's 24-event 2003 schedule.

For 46 years, Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway has been the fans' choice for affordable family entertainment. Another exciting racing season at "America's Hometown Track" begins March 15. For the Speedway's complete 2003 schedule and more information on Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, log on to www.southbostonspeedway.com.

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Wendell Scott