South Boston Speedway Returns to Night Racing Saturday with Double Races for Two Divisions

With double races set for two divisions, extra prize money on the table for the Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division, and close points races in all four divisions, South Boston Speedway moves back to night racing on Saturday night, May 4 with the God’s Pit Crew Race Night presented by Billy’s A/C Service event. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

South Boston Speedway will observe its annual First Responder Appreciation Night in conjunction with this event. All first responders will be admitted free with a valid department ID/badge or a department roster signed by the chief with accompanying government-issued ID. In addition, there will be a parade lap of fire trucks, emergency vehicles and police cars from various agencies in the area during pre-race ceremonies.

Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division driver Eric Winslow and Roof Masters will sponsor a $100 pole award for the fastest driver in qualifying for Saturday night’s 50-lap Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division race.

In addition, Winslow and Roof Masters will be putting up a total of $500 to be evenly distributed from fourth-place through the final finishing position in the 50-lap Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division race.

There will be plenty of excitement with two sets of double races on tap for Saturday night’s God’s Pit Crew Race Night presented by Billy’s A/C Service event. South Boston Speedway’s Sentara Health Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will battle it out in double 75-lap races and the competitors in the Southside Disposal Pure Stock Division will square off in double 15-lap races. Drivers in the track’s Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division will compete in a 20-lap race.

The competition has been intense in the Sentara Health Late Model Stock Car Division with four different drivers having visited Victory Lane in the track’s first four races. Craig Moore of Rougemont, North Carolina, Jacob Borst of Elon, North Carolina, Blake Stallings of Danville, Virginia and Kyle Dudley of Roanoke, Virginia have each scored a win, and there is the potential that the number of different winners could swell with Saturday night’s double 75-lap races.

Two-time NASCAR national champion and six-time South Boston Speedway champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia, 2019 Virginia state champion Mike Looney of Catawba, Virginia, and South Boston, Virginia resident Stacy Puryear have been in the thick of the chase all season and are hoping to break into the win column this weekend.

In looking at the division points chase, there are seven drivers within six points of the division lead. Sellers leads Stallings by one point, Puryear is in third place three points down, Looney sits in fourth place just 4 points out of the lead and Moore is in fifth place five points out of the lead. Borst and Dudley are tied for sixth place but are only six points out of the lead.

Three races are in the books in South Boston Speedway’s Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division with Winslow having swept the double 30-lap races on April 20 and defending division champion Jason Myers of Hurt, Virginia having won the division’s season-opener.

The division points chase is a close one with Myers leading Winslow by one point entering Saturday night’s 50-lap race and Cory Dunn of Salem, Virginia sitting in third place just four points away from the lead.

There is a three-way tie for fourth place in the standings with brothers Justin Dawson and Drew Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia and Nathan Crews of Long Island, Virginia all standing just a dozen points out of the lead.

In the Southside Disposal Pure Stock Division, defending division champion Johnny Layne of Halifax, Virginia and B.J. Reaves of South Boston, Virginia have finished 1-2 in the division’s first two races of the season. However, the division points chase has remained close.

Heading into Saturday night’s double 15-lap races Layne leads Reaves by four points. Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia and Zach Reaves of Danville, Virginia are tied for third place in the standings just seven points out of the lead. Kenny Mills, Jr. of South Boston, Virginia occupies fifth place in the standings but is only 11 points behind Layne.

In the Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division, Cameron Goble of Ringgold, Virginia has won two of the division’s first three races with former division champion Jason DeCarlo of Chase City, Virginia earning one win.

DeCarlo took over the division points lead with his win on April 20 and leads Steven Layne of Nathalie, Virginia by a slim three-point margin heading into Saturday night’s 20-lap race. Jordaine Penick of Meherrin, Virginia occupies third place, just seven points out of the lead and is in the highest position in points she has reached in her young racing career. Max Sangillo of Farmville, Virginia and Daniel Byrd of Midlothian, Virginia round out the top five in the standings with Sangillo just 11 points out of the lead and Byrd just 17 points out of first place.

Saturday’s event schedule has registration and pit gates opening at 2 p.m. Practice will run from 3:25 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. Frontstretch spectator gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Qualifying is set for 6 p.m., pre-race ceremonies are scheduled for 6:45 p.m. and the first race of the night will start at 7 p.m.

Advance tickets for the God’s Pit Crew Race Night presented by Billy’s A/C Service event are priced at $12 each. Advance tickets may be purchased online on South Boston Speedway’s website, www.southbostonspeedway.com or by calling the speedway office at 434-572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540 during regular business hours.

Tickets at the gate on race day will be $15 each. Seniors ages 65 and older, military, healthcare workers, and students (with ID) can purchase tickets for $12 each at the gate on race day.

Fans and competitors can find the latest news and updates from South Boston Speedway on the speedway’s website, www.southbostonspeedway.com, by calling the speedway office at 434-572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540 during regular business hours, and through the track’s social media channels.

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