South Boston Speedway will celebrate its 65th anniversary with two events in August
The South Boston Speedway will celebrate its 65th anniversarye anniversary with a pair of August events, which will feature the excitement of today’s racing action and a pair of special appearances that will give fans a glimpse into the racing history of Track.
There may also be surprises.
The first of two events is the Davenport Energy Night event on Saturday night August 6th. To commemorate the 65e anniversary, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will face off in two 65-lap races.
In addition to the pair of NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division races, the night’s action will include a 50-lap race for the Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division, a 25-lap race for the Southside Disposal Pure Stock Division and a 20-Lap Race for the Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division.
A glimpse of the past will come when competitors from the Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club take to the track in their high-powered Modified and Late Model Sportsman vintage racers for a 25-lap race.
65 from South Boston Speedwaye The anniversary celebration will continue on Saturday night, August 20 with family restaurant Italian Delight featuring 65 at South Boston Speedwaye Anniversary celebration event.
Triple 65-lap races are scheduled for this event, including twin 65-lap races for NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors and a 65-lap race for the Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division.
Also on the schedule that night are a 25-lap race for the Southside Disposal Pure Stock Division and a 20-lap race for the Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division.
Fans will get another look at the early days of racing as members of the East Coast Flathead Ford Racing Association race their vintage cars in a 25-lap race.
“South Boston Speedway has a rich history,” said South Boston Speedway General Manager Chase Brashears, “and we will pay close attention to the track’s history and its long tradition of being among the short tracks Many legendary NASCAR stars, including Richard Petty, the late Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough and Bobby Allison, as well as current stars such as Denny Hamlin, have all raced here at South Boston Speedway. future racing stars hone their skills before our eyes at every event.
« The celebration of the 65 of the speedwaye anniversary continued throughout the season with new big special events and the continuation of other popular events,” said Carly Brashears, Senior Director of Marketing and Administration, South Boston Speedway.
“We are excited as we look to the two August events. We continue to work out the details surrounding both events and invite everyone to join us as we celebrate this important milestone.
The two August events are a perfect pair of events to celebrate South Boston Speedway’s 65e anniversary because the date of the track’s first race falls between the two events.
The late EB “Buck” Wilkins, the late DT “Dave” Blount, and the late Louis Spencer purchased the 500-acre John S. McRae farm and built a quarter-mile dirt road through a natural bowl on the property.
On August 10, 1957, the track’s first race, a Sportsman Division race, was held with Jimmy Holland of Republican Grove, Virginia taking the win. The modern facility of today’s South Boston Speedway sits on the site of the original track.
For the August 6 and August 20 events, the grandstand doors will open at 5:30 p.m., qualifying will begin at 6 p.m. and the first race of the night will be green-flagged at 7 p.m.
Advance adult general admission tickets for each of the two events are $10 each and can be purchased online at South Boston Speedway’s website, www.southbostonspeedway.com. Advance tickets can also be purchased by calling the highway office at 434-572-4947 or toll-free at 1-877-440-1540 during regular business hours.
Tickets at the door on race night will cost $15 each. Seniors 65 and older, military, healthcare workers and students (with ID) can purchase tickets for $10 each at the door on race night.
Fans and competitors can find the latest updates and news for South Boston Speedway on the speedway website southbostonspeedway.com and through the track’s social media channels. Information can also be obtained by calling the highway at 434-572-4947 or toll-free at 1-877-440-1540 during regular business hours.