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South Boston Speedway


SOUTH BOSTON TRACK FACTS


March 3, 2015 - 6:42pm


-South Boston Speedway is a .4-mile banked asphalt oval located in South Boston, Virginia. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, this venerable South Central Virginia speedway opened as a dirt track in 1957 and has been a vibrant part of the racing community ever since. South Boston joined forces with NASCAR in 1960 and was paved two years later.
-Banking in the corners is 12 degrees and 10 degrees on the straightaways.
-Many of NASCAR’s biggest stars, past and present, cut their racing teeth at South Boston. Richard Petty won four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events here. Benny Parson’s first Cup win was at South Boston.
-Current NASCAR stars like Denny Hamlin, Elliott Sadler and Timothy Peters began their careers at South Boston.
-South Boston hosted Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series races from 1960 through 1971. It also played host to 35 Xfinity Series from 1982 to 2000 and three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series along with many other NASCAR touring series.
-Nine of the last 13 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champions have come through South Boston Speedway, including last year’s champion Matt Bowling.
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Track Records:
-Late Model Stock Car - Philip Morris, 14.731 – 100.197 mph (3/25/17)
-Limited - Colin Garrett, 15.125 – 97.587 mph (4/8/17)
-Pure Stock - Johnny Layne, 17.894 – 82.486 mph (3/25/17)
-NASCAR K&N Pro Series - Chase Cabre, 14.711 – 97.886 mph (5/6/17)

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NASCAR Track Champions:

YEAR DRIVER DIVISION YEAR DRIVER DIVISION
1960 Eddie Crouse Modified 1978 Jack Ingram Late Model Sportsman
1961 Ray Hendrick Modified 1979 Ray Hendrick Late Model Sportsman
1962 Ted Hairfield Modified 1980 Sonny Hutchins Late Model Sportsman
1963 Ray Hendrick Modified 1981 Geoff Bodine Late Model Sportsman
1964 Runt Harris Modified 1982 Sam Ard Late Model Sportsman
1965 Sonny Hutchins/Bob McGinnis Modified 1983 Roy Hendrick Late Model Stock Car
1966 Ray Hendrick Modified 1984 David Blankenship Late Model Stock Car
1967 Runt Harris Modified 1985 Maurice Hill Late Model Stock Car
1968 Ray Hendrick Modified 1986 David Blankenship Late Model Stock Car
1969 Eddie Royster Late Model Sportsman 1987 Wayne Patterson Late Model Stock Car
1970 Jimmy Hensley Late Model Sportsman 1988 Barry Beggarly Late Model Stock Car
1971 Lennie Pond Late Model Sportsman 1989 David Blankenship Late Model Stock Car
1972 Sonny Hutchins Late Model Sportsman 1990 David Blankenship Late Model Stock Car
1977 Sonny Hutchins Late Model Sportsman 1991 Mike Buffkin
YEAR DRIVER DIVISION YEAR DRIVER DIVISION
1992 Wayne Patterson Late Model Stock Car 2006 Drew Herring Late Model Stock Car
1993 David Blankenship Late Model Stock Car 2007 Adam Barker Late Model Stock Car
1994 Stacy Compton Late Model Stock Car 2008 Wayne Ramsey Late Model Stock Car
1995 Elliott Sadler Late Model Stock Car 2009 Justin Johnson Late Model Stock Car
1996 B.A. Wilson Late Model Stock Car 2010 Justin Johnson Late Model Stock Car
1997 David Blankenship Late Model Stock Car 2011 Philip Morris Late Model Stock Car
1998 David Blankenship Late Model Stock Car 2012 Matt Bowling Late Model Stock Car
1999 Bubba Urban, Jr. Late Model Stock Car 2013 Lee Pulliam Late Model Stock Car
2000 Nick Woodward Late Model Stock Car 2014 Peyton Sellers Late Model Stock Car
2001 Brandon Butler Late Model Stock Car 2015 Matt Bowling Late Model Stock Car
2002 Frank Deiny, Jr. Late Model Stock Car 2016 Matt Bowling Late Model Stock Car
2003 Philip Morris Late Model Stock Car      
2004 Timothy Peters Late Model Stock Car      
2005 Peyton Sellers Late Model Stock Car    

 

Track Facts

www.southbostonspeedway.com

SERIES
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

DIVISIONS

Late Model Stock Car (Division I)
Limited Sportsman (Division II)
Budweiser Pure Stock (Division III)
Budweiser Hornets (Division IV)

TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA 
 



SHAPE: Semi-banked oval
SURFACE: Asphalt
LENGTH: .4 Miles

TRACK ADDRESS
1188 James D Hagood Highway
South Boston, VA, 24592
(434) 572-4947

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 1066
South Boston, VA, 24592


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