“Second Leg” Of Triple Crown Set To Get Underway This Weekend At South Boston
South Boston, VA – With Mother Nature not cooperating the first time around, we look to this weekend for SoBo’s leg of the VA Triple Crown Trilogy. 200 laps are on deck for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock cars with up to $5,000 to the winner. Looking for some of the best drivers in the Mid-Atlantic region to converge on the historic 4/10th mile banked oval. Only problem… two other local tracks and one major touring series will also be running that day.
A decision not made lightly by Cathy Rice, South Boston Speedway promoter. “As a promoter for the speedway we did look into the other events that would be happening the weekend of August 29,” Rice said. “We also had to take in to consideration our schedule and what date worked best for us. August 29 was the only available date for us to make up the July 3rd event and unfortunately for us Langley Speedway and the CARS Tour are running that night as well.” Rice did also tell us that she hates to put the competitors in the position to make a choice on where to compete that weekend. They are still hoping for a solid car count.
Some drivers in our opinion to keep an eye on in this event is the hometown boys of Matt Bowling & Austin Thaxton, both who have victories this season at South Boston. Lee Pulliam, your 2015 Hampton Heat winner, should without a doubt be present this week as he has his fair shares of wins at South Boston this season. Pulliam will also look to increase his point’s lead in the VA Triple series as well. Make sure to keep an eye out for the #2 of Matt Waltz – coming off a pair of third place finishes at South Boston – who has been incredibly strong this year in long distance races, just no luck.
The Weekly Racer will have you covered LIVE on Twitter (@theweeklyracer) starting with qualifying. Starting five from each support division of course will be posted as they finish up on the speedway. With Late Models running euro qualifying we will not have photos for you but we will keep you posted on who has the fastest laps and who starts where in the field.
Practice set to get underway at 3:00 PM EDT. Grandstands to open at 4:30 PM EDT. Euro qualifying set to get underway approx. 4:45 PM. Green flag set to fly on the first race of the night at 7:00 PM. Advance adult general admission tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at the speedway office until 5 p.m. on Friday. Adult admission on race day is $20, with admission for youth ages 7-12 $10. Kids six-and-under are admitted free with a paying adult.
Champ Karts – 20 Laps
Hornets – 15 Laps
Limited Sportsman – 100
Pure Stock – 50 Laps
LMSC – 200 Laps
*schedule subject to change*