SOUTH BOSTON, Virginia – South Boston Speedway announced a 14-race schedule for its 60th season today that includes 13 dates for the Late Model Stock Division, a return of a popular NASCAR touring series and the first visit by a solid Super Late Model Stock Touring series.
The 2017 season will kick off on Saturday March 25 with the Danville Toyota racing program, an afternoon event that includes twin 100-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock series, a 50-lap race for the Limited Sportsman Division, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lapper for the Budweiser Hornets.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make a return to South Boston on May 6 after a six-year absence. The K&N Series is a developmental tour that has produced NASCAR stars like Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Austin Dillon, Trevor Bayne and William Byron.
The CARS Tour will be making a stop on Saturday, September 30. The CARS Tour offers a unique two-race format, featuring Super Late Models in one race, and Late Model Stock Cars in the other.
The PASS Series will also return to South Boston with a 150-lap event on August 12.
“We worked hard to put together a schedule for 2017 that was very competitor-friendly,” said Cathy Rice, the track’s general manager. “We think with the week on, week off schedule the teams can get a rhythm going through the season and not have any long breaks. We believe the fans will like that also.”
Rice also believes the two special touring series events will be a hit with the fans.
“These K&N Series and the CARS Tour are two of the best touring series around for weekly tracks,” said Rice. “With the K&N Series fans will have the chance to see great racing and some of our sport’s future stars. With the CARS Tour they will have an opportunity to see some of the best racers throughout the Southeast, with some familiar names and probably some of our own Late Model drivers in the field.”
South Boston’s regular schedule will feature four divisions: Late Models, Limiteds Sportsman, Budweiser Pure Stocks and Budweiser Hornets.
A huge Fourth of July weekend celebration will again be featured, this year on Saturday, July 1. The Thunder Road Harley Davidson race night will feature a 200-lap Late Model race, a 100-lap Limited race a 50-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race and a 20-lap Budweiser Hornet race. The night will conclude with the area’s largest fireworks display.
Following is the full schedule for the season:
March 25 (afternoon), Late Model Twin 100 lappers, 50-lap Limited Sportsman, 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock, 15-lap Budweiser Hornets;
April 8, Late Model twin 75 lappers, 50-lap Limited Sportsman, 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock, 15-lap Budweiser Hornets; April 22, Late Model 100-lap, Limited Sportsman twin 25-lappers, Budweiser Pure Stocks, twin 15-lappers, Budweiser Hornets, 15-lapper;
May 6, NASCAR K&N Series, Budweiser Hornets, 20-lapper, Southern Ground Pounders 25-lapper; May 20, Late Model, twin 75-lappers, Limited 50-lapper, Budweiser Pure Stock 30-lapper, Budweiser Hornets, 15-lapper;
June 3, Late Model 100-lapper, Limited Sportsman twin 25-lappers, Budweiser Pure Stock, twin 15-lappers, Budweiser Hornets, 15-lapper;
June 17, Late Model twin 75-lappers, Limited Sportsman, 50-lapper, Budweiser Pure Stock, 30-lapper, Budweiser Hornets, 15-lapper;
July 1, Late Model 200-lapper, Limited Sportsman 100-lapper, Budweiser Pure Stock 50-lapper, Budweiser Hornets, 20-lapper, and fireworks display;
July 15, Late Model twin 75-lappers, Limited Sportsman, twin 25-lappers, Budweiser Pure Stock, 30-lapper, Budweiser Hornets, 15-lapper;
July 29, Late Model, 100-lapper, Limited Sportsman, twin 25-lappers, Budweiser Pure Stock, 30-lapper, Budweiser Hornets, 15-lapper;
August 12, PASS Super Late Model 150, Late Model, twin 75-lappers.
August 26, Late Model twin 60-lappers, Limited Sportsman 60-lapper, Budweiser Pure Stock, 30-lapper, Budweiser Hornets 15-lapper, Southern Ground Pounders, 25-lapper;
September 16, Late Model 100-lapper, Limited Sportsman 50-lapper, Budweiser Pure Stock 30-lapper, Budweiser Hornets, 15-lapper.
September 30, CARS Tours Series, Late Model Stock and Super Late Model.
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