Southside Speedway Set to Drop Green Flag on Their Fifty-Seventh Season
MIDLOTHIAN, VA – Southside Speedway, the “Toughest Short Track in the South,” opens for the 2016 race season on Friday, April 1. The only track on our schedule that does not run under the NASCAR banner will open its doors this season for its fifty-seventh year of operation. Since 1959, Southside Speedway has been a fixture in Chesterfield County.
This season the Late Model division continues to grow at Southside Speedway with about thirty cars registered and nine new rookies making up a field that will be amazing to watch every race. Of the nine rookies, driver #5 Michelle Willingham, former UCAR Division Champion, will take the field for the first time as a Late Model driver, along with #99 Daniel Thomas, also a former UCAR and Grand Stock driver at Southside Speedway. Other rookie standouts include fifteen-year-old Grayson Cullather, former UCAR driver, and fifteen year old Cole Walker. This season the Late Models are increasing the number of laps run from 30 laps to 40 laps each race.
The Grand Stock division has grown to about twenty-five registered cars and eight rookies this season. Always one of the most entertaining races, this division promises even more excitement with more cars on the track! This season the Grand Stocks are increasing the number of laps from 25 laps to 30 laps each race.
For the latest information, and a full run down of this seasons schedule, visit their website at SouthsideSpeedway.net or “Like Us” on the Official Southside Speedway Facebook page, and “Follow Us” on Twitter. Social media is the easiest way to stay in touch for up-to-date information, including weather updates!
Front gates will open to the public this Friday at 6:00 p.m. Practice and qualifying set to roll off at 5:20 p.m. Green flag to drop aprox. 7:30 p.m. You can follow the action LIVE on our Twitter feed presented by East Carolina Motor Speedway – coverage start time is still to be determined at this point in time.
About Southside Speedway
Southside Speedway is a 1/3 mile, paved oval track located on Genito Road in Midlothian, Virginia. The speedway was established in 1959 by J.M. Wilkinson and is currently run by his daughter, Sue W. Clements, and granddaughter, Jennifer Mullis. The speedway features six divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCARS, Legends and Bandoleros