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South Boston Speedway sets July 4 race in wake of rainout

Thursday July 4, 2013

 

South Boston Speedway has annually held a major pre-Fourth of July NASCAR racing event to celebrate Independence Day.

As the result of a rainout, “America’s Hometown Track” will stage its huge mid-summer NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing extravaganza on the Fourth of July for the first time.

Persistent heavy rain showers throughout the day Wednesday forced South Boston Speedway officials to postpone Wednesday night’s scheduled running of the Dr. and Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology Presents Sellers Construction 200 racing program, with the event being rescheduled for Thursday night, July 4.

The schedule for July 4 will be the same as it was for the previous night, with the first race of the night set for a 7 p.m. start and a dazzling Fourth of July fireworks display to follow the night’s racing action.

Dr. and Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology Presents The Sellers Construction 200 racing program will feature the longest and richest races of the points season for South Boston Speedway’s three top racing divisions.

A 200-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division paying $5,000 to the winner will headline the night’s racing action. Also on the program are a 100-lap Limited Sportsman Division race and a 50-lap race for the drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

Following the night’s racing action, fans will be treated to a dazzling Fourth of July fireworks display that is annually one of the biggest and best in the area.

Practice will start Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and will go until 4:00 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 3:30 p.m., qualifying time trials will start at 4:30 p.m. and a special Fan Appreciation event will be held trackside at 5:30 p.m.

Adult general admission tickets are priced at $20 each. Youths ages 7-12 will be admitted for $10 when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids ages six and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For additional information please visit the speedway’s website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

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