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South Boston Speedway to roar back with14 events in 2019

SoVaNow.com / November 08, 2018
South Boston Speedway has unveiled it’s tentative 2019 schedule which includes 14 race dates, visits from three touring series and the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on March 30.

SBS will kick off its 62nd season Saturday, March 16 featuring twin 100-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock cars, a 50-lap Limited Sportsman division race, a 30-lap Pure Stock race and a 15-lap Hornets division race.

“We believe we’ve got another great season in store for our fans and competitors,” said South Boston Speedway general manager Cathy Rice. “We’ve got lots of racing for our four weekly divisions and we have some awesome touring series coming in. It should be another great season of racing for South Boston Speedway.”

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour last competed at South Boston in 2001 in a race won by Jerry Marquis. He defeated 33 other modified competitors that night, including NASCAR Hall of Famer Mike Stefanik and the late Ted Christopher, who finished second and third that night.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour ran 11 races at South Boston from 2009 to 2016.

This will be the first appearance for the unified Whelen Modified Tour at South Boston.

South Boston Speedway will again host its Fourth of July week extravaganza, this year June 29, with a night of racing and fireworks. The evening will be anchored by a 200-lap Late Model Stock race, the longest race of the season. There will also be a 75-lap Limited Sportsman race, a 40-lap Pure Stock race and a 20-lap Hornets race. The biggest fireworks show in the region will close out the evening.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make a stop at South Boston on Saturday, May 4 with twin 100-lap races.

The CARS Tour will again stage its championship weekend on Nov. 2, the final action of the year at South Boston.

Following is a full list of the tentative 2019 South Boston Speedway events:

March 9, open practice

March 16 (day race) Late Model, twin 100 laps, Limited, 50 laps, Pure Stock, 30 laps, Hornets, 15 laps

March 30 (day race) NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150 laps, Late Model, twin 75 laps

April 20, Late Model, 100 laps, Limited, twin 25 laps, Pure Stock, 30 laps, Hornets, 15 laps

May 4, K&N Pro Series East, twin 100 laps, Pure Stock, 30 laps, Hornets, 15 laps

May 18, Late Model, 100 laps, Limited, 50 laps, Pure Stock, twin 15 laps, Hornets 15 laps

June 1, Late Model, twin 75 laps, Limited, 50 laps, Pure Stock, 30 laps, Hornets 15 laps; June 15, Late Model, 100 laps, Limited, twin 25 laps, Pure Stock, 30 laps, Hornets, 15 laps

June 29, Late Model, 200 laps, Limited, 75 laps, Pure Stock, 40 laps, Hornets, 15 laps, Fireworks

July 13, Late Model, twin 75 laps, Limited, twin 25 laps, Pure Stock, 30 laps, Hornets, 15 laps

July 27, Late Model, 100 laps, Limited, 50 laps, Pure Stock, twin 15 laps, Hornets, 15 laps; August 10, Late Model, twin 75 laps, Limited, 50 laps, Pure Stock 30 laps, Hornets, 15 laps

Aug. 24, Late Model, 100 laps, Limited, twin 25 laps, Pure Stock, 30 laps, Hornets, 15 laps

Sept. 7, Late Model, twin 75, Limited, 50 laps, Pure Stock, 30 laps, Hornets, 15 laps

Nov. 2, CARS Tour

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