South Boston Speedway Officials Cancel Saturday, May 4 Event Due To Forecast for Rain, Thunderstorms

Due to weather forecasts calling for persistent rain showers and the potential for thunderstorms in the region on Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening, South Boston Speedway officials have canceled Saturday night’s God’s Pit Crew Race Night presented by Billy’s A/C Service event.

Advance tickets purchased for Saturday night’s God’s Pit Crew Race Night presented by Billy’s A/C Service event will be honored when NASCAR racing returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, May 11 with the ABC 13, WSET-TV Race Night presented by Bojangles event.

“We never like to cancel an event early, but this was the best decision for everyone involved, most especially our loyal fans and competitors,” explained South Boston Speedway General Manager Brandon Brown. “We invite everyone to come out and join us on Saturday night, May 11 for exciting NASCAR short track racing.”

South Boston Speedway will now observe its annual First Responder Appreciation Night in conjunction with this event on Saturday, May 11. 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.

Seven races are set for the ABC 13, WSET-TV Race Night presented by Bojangles event on Saturday night, May 11 including double races for two of the track’s four NASCAR racing divisions.

Double 65-lap races for the Sentara Health Late Model Stock Car Division will highlight the night’s action. The Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division competitors will battle it out in double 30-lap races.

Fans will also see a 25-lap race for the Southside Disposal Pure Stock Division and a 20-lap race for the Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division. The regional touring Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club will make its first visit of the season to South Boston Speedway for a 25-lap race.
The event schedule for the Saturday, May 11 ABC 13, WSET-TV Race Night presented by Bojangles event 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 May 11 ABC 13, WSET-TV Race Night presented by Bojangles 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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