- Last Updated on 09:05 AM 10/11/13
- BY Joe Chandler
South Boston Speedway officials released a 17-event schedule for the 2014 season yesterday, a schedule that includes two races for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and two races for the touring PASS South Super Late Model series.
The four touring series events are among six special events the track will stage next season, with the other two special events surrounding the competitors of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division.
South Boston Speedway will open its 2014 season on Saturday, March 15, with its first special event of the season. That event will feature twin 100-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors, a 50-lap Limited Sportsman race and a 30-lap Pure Stock Division race.
In addition, South Boston Speedway will stage its annual pre-Fourth of July celebration on Thursday night, July 3, a special event featuring a 200-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division race, a 100-lap Limited Sportsman race and a 50-lap Pure Stock Division race with a gala Fourth of July fireworks display following the night’s racing action.
“The 2014 season schedule is very similar to that of this past season,” said South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice.
“At this point, the schedule is still a work in progress. There is a possibility we may add some races for other divisions on some of our established race dates as we go forward. We feel this is a good schedule, a schedule that will offer fans a good variety of racing.”
South Boston Speedway will host two races for the touring NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, the first on April 5 and the other as the track’s final race of the season on Sept. 13. The track has hosted the series for one race the past couple of seasons.
The PASS South Super Late Model Series will also make two visits to South Boston Speedway next season, the first on June 7 and the other on Aug. 16.
“We are excited about having an additional race for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour next season,” Rice said.
“The Modifieds are the fastest and most powerful cars in NASCAR racing and the series has had exciting races here the past two years. We are also very happy to have the PASS South Super Late Models returning for two races next season. The drivers and teams in the PASS series have always put on a great show at South Boston Speedway.”
South Boston Speedway’s first two events of the 2014 season on March 15 and March 22 will be day races on Saturday afternoons.
One of the highlights of the 2014 season at South Boston Speedway will be the debut of the Hornets Division on Saturday, March 22. Track officials have scheduled seven races for the Hornets Division, an entry-level racing division featuring stock four-cylinder cars.
In a new twist next season, South Boston Speedway will move away from crowning its division champions on the final night of the season.
Track officials will crown the champions in the Limited Sportsman, Pure Stock and Hornets divisions on August 30, which is the scheduled final night of racing for those divisions.
South Boston Speedway’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division champion will be crowned on Sept. 13, the scheduled final night of racing for the division for the season.
As the schedule currently stands, South Boston Speedway’s schedule includes 24 races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division, 15 Limited Sportsman Division races, 14 Pure Stock Division races and seven races for the new Hornets Division.
SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY 2014 SCHEDULE
Mar. 15*NASCAR Whelen Late Model T-100/limited 50/ Pure Stock 30
Mar. 22*NASCAR Late Model/ Limited/Pure Stock/Hornets
April 5NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150/ NASCAR Late Model T-75
April 19NASCAR Late Model/ Limited/Pure Stock/Hornets
May 3NASCAR T-Late Model/Limited/Pure Stock
May 10 NASCAR Late Model/ Limited/Pure Stock/Hornets
May 24NASCAR T-Late Model/Limited/Pure Stock
June 7PASS Super Late Model 150/Limited T-25/Pure Stock 30
June 14NASCAR Late Model/ Limited/Pure Stock/Hornets
June 28NASCAR T-Late Model/Limited/Pure Stock
July 3**NASCAR Late Model 200/ Limited 100/Pure Stock 50/Fireworks
July 19NASCAR Late Model/ Limited/Pure Stock/Hornets
July 26NASCAR T-Late Model/Limited/Pure Stock
Aug. 9NASCAR Late Model/ Limited/Pure Stock/Hornets
Aug. 16PASS Super Late Model 150/NASCAR Late Model T-75
Aug. 30NASCAR Late Model/ Limited/Pure Stock/Hornets
Sept. 13NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150/ NASCAR Late Model T-75
Note – Schedule Tentative-Subject To Change
*Denotes Day Races
** Thursday Night Race