South Boston June 7th preview

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (June 5, 2003)-- Its slogan might be "Grab life by the horns," but Dodge grabbed NASCAR's Weekly Series by the horns in 2003 when the automaker stepped up to become the series' title sponsor. Some of the best NASCAR Dodge Weekly...

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (June 5, 2003)-- Its slogan might be "Grab life by the horns," but Dodge grabbed NASCAR's Weekly Series by the horns in 2003 when the automaker stepped up to become the series' title sponsor. Some of the best NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action can be found at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, and the June 7 Dodge Night presented by Berryman Products should be no exception. The night will feature Late Model twin 110s, a Sheetz Limited Sportsman 50-lap race, and 30 laps for the Pure Stock division.

Dodge has a lot to be proud of, as an Intrepid sits atop South Boston's Late Model point standings. Jimmy Mullins helped assert his points lead May 31, as he captured the victory during Armed Forces Night presented by Bank of America. Philip Morris trails Mullins by six points, and poses a regular threat to win. Dean Ward sits poised to capitalize on any misfortune Morris may have, as he is only six markers out of second place. Fourth-place Jason Dickerson is enjoying his best season to date, but will have to fight off Wade Day and Woody Howard to retain his points position. Day and Howard are tied for fifth place.

Adding to the excitement of the Late Model class is the division's new name. Dodge Night presented by Berryman Products will mark the debut of the Coors Light Late Model Stock Division. Coors Light is the fourth best-selling brand of beer in the United States and Coors Brewing Co.'s largest selling brand. Coors Light was introduced in 1978 and was a gold medallist in the 1998 Great American Beer Festival.

Wayne Roach continues to enjoy a comfortable points lead in the Sheetz Limited Sportsman division, but Jonathan Cash is quickly charging up the points, and is positioned 18 points behind Roach. Cash became the division's only two-time winner this season when he swept the May 31 twin 50s. Bill Moshenek and rookie Bruce Anderson advanced to third and fourth, respectively, as engine problems dropped Tommy Peregoy back to fifth position.

The Pure Stocks are eager to race again, as their last event was the April 26 Pepsi Night. Tommy Wooldridge and Billy Goble are tied for the points lead. Both drivers have dominated the division, finishing 1-2 in nearly every race. Scott Slagle and Donald Glass are the only other drivers to finish second this season. Scott Phillips, Glass and Lee Anderson round out the top five in division points.

Grandstand gates for Dodge Night presented by Berryman Products open at 5 p.m., with qualifying scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The green flag will fly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults. Youth age 10 to 15 pay $5, and children nine and under are free. The Pepsi Racing for Kids Challenge returns for children age four to seven. Racing action for South Boston's youngest racers 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 NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Tommy Wooldridge , Philip Morris