Veteran race official Kenneth Bullock has been named race director at South Boston Speedway, track officials announced today.
Bullock brings 27 years of experience working at weekly race tracks in many different capacities from his first job on a clean-up crew to almost three decades of experience as a technical inspector in many different divisions. He has also served as race director at other tracks.
“The new asphalt at South Boston provides a unique challenge to the competitors across all divisions this year,” said Bullock. “It is a huge honor to have this opportunity at one of the top weekly race tracks in the country. I will strive to be as fair and consistent as possible in my duties as race director.
Bullock, who is from Oxford, North Carolina, said over the years he “has had every job at South Boston but flagman, pace car driver and working the back gate.”
“We’re very excited to have Kenneth as our race director here at South Boston Speedway,” said Cathy Rice, the track’s general manager. “Kenneth has worked with us here so he is familiar with the track, our competitors and staff. With his knowledge and reputation, I think it’s going to be a great year for our competitors and the track.”
South Boston Speedway’s 60th season opens Saturday afternoon 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.
Grandstand gates open at 12:30 p.m. with qualifying set to start at 1 p.m. The green flag falls at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children seven to 12 and admission is free for children six and under.