USAR: South Boston: Northern Division preview

WHAT: Greased Lightning 250 Race ...

WHAT: Greased Lightning 250
Race #4 of 30 (Northern Division Race 1 of 12)

WHERE:                       South Boston Speedway - South Boston, VA

.400-mile, semi-banked asphalt oval

WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 7:00 pm (EDT)

DISTANCE: 250 Laps/100 Miles

POSTED AWARDS: $121,191 (Includes $36,800 Point Fund)

South Boston Speedway set to host Pro Cup cars

Longs, SC - While the Hooters Pro Cup Series Southern Division competitors has already logged a couple of races on their 2005 calendars, the Northern division teams are preparing for their season-opener at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, April 9 with the running of the Greased Lightning 250.

While many fans are ready for the division to begin, they can expect to see Jeff Agnew, Benny Gordon, Gary St. Amant, Mardy Lindley and Johnny Rumley all in person for the first Northern Division race of the year.

Last season, the fans at South Boston where treated to an entertaining race which featured Lindley picking up the win after pole-sitter Rumley put on a show for the fans rebounding from a penalty that sent him to the back of the pack all the way back to finish third.

The race will also feature many new faces competing as a Northern Division driver for the first time. Mart Nesbitt, who scored his lone career Pro Cup victory at South Boston, has switched over to the Northern Division this season and will be joined by Mike Laughlin, Jr., Bud Kenny and Joe Gaita who also made the switch in divisions.

While the Northern Division will have some veterans on its roster, several new Miller Lite Rookie of the Year candidates will also be at South Boston. Aaron Tull, Aaron Will, Jim Crabtree, Jr., and Jamie Bolkovac-Beck will be just some of the new faces expected to challenge for the rookie honor.

The Greased Lightning 250 weekend for the fans will begin with gates opening at 3 p.m. on Saturday, and Pro Cup qualifying is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. As customary at all Pro Cup events, the fans will be able to come down and meet their favorite driver during the on-track autograph session beginning at 5:45 p.m. with the Greased Lightning 250 slated to start at 7:00 p.m.

The local late models will immediately follow the Pro Cup stars with a 110-lap event.


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Series Stock car
Drivers Johnny R , Jeff Agnew