South Boston, VA--.The November 9th Bailey's 300, at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, will be broadcast on Speed Channel on a taped delayed basis, Speedway officials announced today. While a number of short tracks are conducting special events...
South Boston, VA--.The November 9th Bailey's 300, at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, will be broadcast on Speed Channel on a taped delayed basis, Speedway officials announced today. While a number of short tracks are conducting special events for NASCAR Late Models at the end of season, the Bailey's 300 is the only one that will give Late Model drivers that chance to show their skills to a national TV audience. With the broadcast of the Bailey's 300, Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway will have achieved a major milestone for a short track, with a total of eight nationally televised races in 2002. In addition to the Speed Channel, with a total of five South Boston shows this year, South Boston events have aired this season on ESPN-2 and The National Network. The air date for the Bailey's 300 will be announced in October.
"We are convinced that this national exposure and $15,000 to win will attract the best Late Model drivers in the nation, giving our fans a incredible show as well as helping these drivers get the national exposure they need and deserve", commented Speedway President Joe Mattioli. "The Speed Channel broadcast will also provides our sponsors, and those of our drivers, with the added value of national exposure. Many of today's racing greats got their start here at South Boston, including hometown favorite and Daytona 500 winner, Ward Burton. The next generation NASCAR super stars are sure to be here at South Boston on November 9th", Mattioli concluded.
The Bailey's 300 traditionally attracts the best Late Model Stock Car competitors from up and down the East Coast and beyond. Last year South Boston's Track Champion and NASCAR Regional Champion, Brandon Butler, drove his Bailey's sponsored mount to victory.
Time trials, heat races and a last chance qualifier will be used to determine the 36 car-starting field. Grandstand gates are scheduled to open at 9am, with time trials at 10am and the Bailey's 300 at 3pm.
Reserved seats are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Adult general admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. General admission for young adults (10-15) is only $10 with children 9 and under admitted free. A limited number of $15 back straight seats will be available for purchase the on race day. Tickets for the Bailey's 300 are available on line via tickets.com. Telephone credit card orders can be placed by calling, toll free, 877-440-1540.
Event information is also available at the Speedway's website at www.southbostonspeedway.com
The Bailey's 300 will close out the Speedway's 45 season, the most aggressive ever. Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway plans to announce its 2003 schedule of events by November 1st.