USAR: South Boston: Pre-race purse notes

Over $120,000 will be up for grabs when USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series driver hit the track Saturday at SoBo SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Up to 34 drivers will bid for over $120,000 in posted awards Saturday night at South Boston Speedway when the ...

Over $120,000 will be up for grabs when USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series driver hit the track Saturday at SoBo

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Up to 34 drivers will bid for over $120,000 in posted awards Saturday night at South Boston Speedway when the USAR Hooters Pro Series drivers hit the four-tenths mile asphalt oval for the running of the Greased Lightning 250.

The Greased Lightning 250, which will get the green flag at 7 p.m., will mark the first of 12 events slated for Northern Division drivers in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series and the fourth of 30 overall races for the series this year.

Benny Gordon and Mardy Lindley, both of whom won USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series races at South Boston Speedway last year, are among the drivers expected to contend for the victory Saturday evening at South Boston Speedway. Other top USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series drivers expected to vie for the win include Jeff Agnew, Mike Laughlin, Jr., Johnny Rumley, Gary St. Amant and Mike Garvey.

Competitors of local interest who have registered for the event include Stacy Puryear of South Boston, Va., Jay Fogleman of Durham, N.C. and Richard Landreth of Pine Hall, N.C. Woody Howard, who hails from Chesapeake, Va., is also expected to be in the field for Saturday's Greased Lightning 250.

The top 28 cars in the starting field will earn spots through qualifying time trials with the remainder of the field of up to 34 cars being set by provisional spots.

Following the running of the Greased Lightning 250, the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will take to the track for a 110-lap event.

Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va., the winner of the division's first three events of the season, is the current point leader in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car ranks. Teen phenom Drew Herring of Benson, N.C., who claimed his first win of the campaign last week at South Boston Speedway, is second in the point race. Herring trails Sellers by just 14 points in the early stages of the title chase.

Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va. and Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. are currently tied for third in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car championship race. Jason Dickerson of Ruckersville, Va. sits in the fifth spot, just eight points behind the third-place tie. All of those drivers and many more are expected to be on hand for the running of the 110-lap Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car event.

Pit gates for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series competitors will open at 8:30 a.m. and practice for the drivers will get underway at 11 a.m.

The Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division drivers will enter the pit gates at 1 p.m. and, following a practice session, will take to the track for qualifying time trials at 3:30 p.m.

Qualifying for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series drivers will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by an on-track autograph session at 5:45 p.m.

Reserved seats are available for Saturday's event at a price of $30. Adult general admission is $15 if purchased at the speedway prior to 5 p.m. Friday. Adult general admission price will be $20 Saturday. Fans can also receive $5 off adult general admission on race day price by showing any ticket stub from racing action scheduled this weekend at neighboring Martinsville Speedway. Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $10 and children under the age of 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information, visit the speedway's website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Richard Landreth , Peyton Sellers , Mike Garvey , Drew Herring , Johnny R , Jeff Agnew