South Boston Speedway May 1 preview

GCR Night slated Saturday at South Boston Speedway SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- After a one-week break from hosting NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action, South Boston Speedway will return to racing action on Saturday, May 1, when it will host GCR ...

GCR Night slated Saturday at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- After a one-week break from hosting NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action, South Boston Speedway will return to racing action on Saturday, May 1, when it will host GCR Night.

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

The featured attraction of the night will be a 150-lap race for the drivers in the NASCAR Dodge Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division.

Denny Hamlin of Midlothian, Va., a three-time winner at South Boston Speedway thus far this season, is the current points leader in the NASCAR Dodge Pepsi Late Model Stock Car ranks. Hamlin owns an eight-point edge over Timothy Peters of Providence, N.C. Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. is third in the division's points battle, 10 points ahead of fourth-place Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. and 14 ahead of fifth-place Eddie Johnson of Ashland, Va.

While the NASCAR Dodge Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division race will be the featured event, four other race winners will also be crowned as part of GCR Night.

The Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division and the touring Rolling Thunder Modifieds will each compete in 50-lap races, while the Pure Stock Division and Grand Stock Division competitors will each battle in 30-lap events.

Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C., a three-time winner this season, is setting the pace in the points battle for the Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division. Cash is 32 points ahead of Wally Latta of Durham, N.C., who has one victory thus far this year. Wayne Roach of Chatham, Va. is third in the points chase, two points up on fourth-place Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va.

The Rolling Thunder Modifieds will be making their second appearance of the season at South Boston Speedway on Saturday. Craig Oliver, the winner of the first race, is the current points leader. Chad Gordon is second and Thomas Stinson is third.

In the Pure Stock Division, Tommy Wooldridge of Forest, Va., a two-time victor this season, is setting the pace in the points race by 16 points over Donald Glass of Halifax, Va. Scott Phillips of Virgilina, Va. is third in the points competition, 12 points behind Glass.

One-time winner Terri Williams of Franklin, Va. is the points leader in the Grand Stock ranks by 10 points over a second-place tie between Rustburg, Va.'s Troy Dowdy, who also has one victory to his credit, and Billy Purnell of Yanceyville, N.C.

Pit gates will open on Saturday, May 1, at 1 p.m., while grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5 p.m.

Adult admission for Saturday's race will be $8 up to 6:30 p.m. 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 track's website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or contact the speedway office at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Denny Hamlin , Timothy Peters , Tommy Wooldridge , Terri Williams
Teams Williams