Yontz Looking For Another Good Run in Bailey's 300 (South Boston, VA) Seventeen year old Alex Yontz of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, is looking for another good race in the Bailey's 300 at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway this Saturday. Fresh...
Yontz Looking For Another Good Run in Bailey's 300
(South Boston, VA) Seventeen year old Alex Yontz of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, is looking for another good race in the Bailey's 300 at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway this Saturday. Fresh off a strong run with the UARA Touring Series Late Models at Orange County Speedway where he qualified tenth and finished sixth, Alex feels that the team is well prepared for the big event at South Boston.
"We really had a good car at Orange County Speedway, and we could have gotten up there and mixed it up a little more towards the end, but the guys in fourth and fifth were really racing hard and I just chose to back off and keep my car in good shape for South Boston", said Yontz. "I know all the history associated with South Boston Speedway, and I know that there is a list a mile long of great drivers who have come out of there. I just want to do really good up there, and I think that we can."
This will be Alex's first race at South Boston and just the third race for the team's new Monte Carlo # 66 prepared by crew chief and fellow racer David Triplet.
Yontz, a senior and honor student at South Stokes High School, is completing his first season of Late Model competition. This past season he competed at Orange County Speedway on a limited basis and ended the season 12th in driver points.
Alex will be sponsored in the Bailey's 300 by JohnBoy & Billy Genuine Mountain Spring Water, TheBigShow.com, Certainteed Building Supplies, LYF-TYM Building Supply and Yontz Home Improvements.
"I feel like we can run just as strong as we did in the UARA event at Orange County, and I plan to have the JohnBoy & Billy Rock and Roll racing Team up front", said an enthusiastic Yontz.
With over $60,000 up for grabs, a huge field of cars is expected for the Bailey's 300. Only the fastest 15 will make it into the field on their qualifying times. The remaining 21 spots in the starting field of 36 will have to be earned through three 30-lap qualifying races and one 50-lap "Last Chance Race".
The race will have national TV coverage through Speed Channel, and will air on Saturday, December 27 at 9:00 pm, with a re-air date on Monday, December 29 at 1:00 pm.