SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — When the lights go on for the first time this season at South Boston Speedway Saturday night, fans will be treated to early-season excitement in both the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and South Boston’s own Late Model Stock series.


Veteran NWSMT drivers Burt Myers and George Brunnhoelzl III have split the first two races of the season and lead the points headed into Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 racing program.


In addition to the 150-lap Modified race, there will be twin 75-lap events for the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late models and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets.


While Myers and Brunnhoelzl are off to a hot start this season, they will have to contend with two-time defending series champion and three-time South Boston winner Andy Seuss who crashed early in this race a year ago, but has recorded two wins and a runner-up finish in the last four races at South Boston.


Brunnhoelzl and Kyle Ebersole are the only other drivers entered besides Seuss that have wins at South Boston.


Myers has a top-10 finish in each of his previous eight South Boston starts, but has never won at the Southern Virginia track.


Matt Bowling has won two of three Late Model starts at South Boston this season but they have been far from runaway wins for the Ridgeway driver. He captured both 100-lappers opening night, but led fewer than 20 laps.


Austin Thaxton has had a trio of strong finishes, winning the last time out after leading the most laps opening night.


Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. and the first of the night’s four races will get the green flag at 7 p.m.


Advance tickets are on sale for $10 each, with advance tickets being available until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Adult general admission tickets on race day will be priced at $15. Youth ages 7-12 will be admitted for $5 each with a paying adult. Kids six years of age and under will be admitted free with a paying adult.


-South Boston Speedway Press Release

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South Boston Welcomes NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour