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South Boston Speedway to host open practice day Saturday

The annual South Boston Speedway Open Practice and Media Day traditionally is an indication that the start of racing action at America’s Hometown Track is not far away.  That tradition remains intact this year as South Boston Speedway will host its annual Open Practice and Media Day on Saturday — one week before the engines will roar to life for the start of the 2012 campaign at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval.

Saturday’s practice session is open to all divisions, and fans can attend at no charge. Practice will be held from 10 a.m. until noon. Then, following a lunch break, practice will continue from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The 2012 season will officially get cranked up on Saturday, March 10, when America’s Hometown Track will host the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota.

The NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota will feature the best of the best Late Model Stock Car Division competitors in the region in an event that will have the season-opening appeal of the Daytona 500 for short track competitors and fans.

In years past, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota has closed out the season at South Boston Speedway, but the event was moved to the start of the campaign in 2012 to bring added excitement to the start of the new season for competitors and fans.

A total of 17 events are scheduled at America’s Hometown Track in 2012 and season tickets for all of the exciting action in the upcoming season are currently on sale and priced at only $150.

South Boston Speedway’s upcoming campaign will be highlighted by NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing action in the Late Model Stock Car Division, Limited Sportsman Division and Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

The dates for NASCAR Whelen All American Series action at South Boston Speedway for the Late Model Stock Car Division, Limited Sportsman Division and Budweiser Pure Stock Division include April 7, May 5, May 12, May 26, June 16, July 14, July 21, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and Sept. 15.