K&N East Series Returning To South Boston Speedway With New, Unique Format

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to South Boston Speedway in 2017 after a five-year absence with a new and unique format that will double the excitement for fans.
For the first time in the history of the K&N Pro Series East, the race format at South Boston on May 6 will be divided into two 100-lap races. Each race of the doubleheader will be a championship points-paying race.
“When we began talks with NASCAR about bringing the K&N Series back, we wanted to make sure it was something different and exciting for all our fans,” said South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice. “We believe the format we decided upon is just that. A hundred laps is an exciting format and then multiply that by two and it will a doubly exciting night.”
Established in 1987, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East has become the launching pad to national series for young drivers. Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson and Joey Logano all picked up their first NASCAR victories in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
The K&N Pro Series East previously raced at South Boston Speedway from 2007 through 2011. Those five races were filled with future NASCAR national series stars including Logano (2007), Jeffrey Earnhardt (2008), Trevor Bayne (2008), Ty Dillon (2009 and 2010), Darrell Wallace Jr. (2010 and 2011), Alex Bowman (2011), Ben Kennedy (2011), Daniel Suarez (2011), Matt DiBenedetto (2011) and Elliott (2011).
Suarez was this year’s NASCAR XFINITY Series champion and Elliott was the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
South Boston Speedway will kick off its 60th season on March 25 with the Danville Toyota NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 100s, featuring two 100-lap races for the Late Model Stock Division, a 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race, a 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race and a 15-lap Budweiser Hornets race.
In addition to the twin 100-lappers for the K&N Pro Series East on May 6, there will be a 20-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets and a 25-lap race for the Southern Ground Pounders Modifieds.
The full 2017 schedule can be found at southbostonspeedway.com.
South Boston Speedway is a great source of Christmas gifts. Gift certificates for tickets are available daily in the track office and the souvenir shop is open Monday through Saturday until Christmas Eve.