WHEELERSBURG, OH-The Southern Ohio Speedway will return to action this Friday, May 17th with the “Robinson’s Auto Sales & Parts Sport Mod Championships” featuring a $400 to win special for the GCP Engines Sport Mods presented by Tomahawk Race Cars as well as a full racing program for Late Models, Modifieds, and Pure Stocks. Friday will also be Legends Night.
GCP Engines Sport Mod presented by Tomahawk Race Cars Preview
Friday’s “Robinson’s Auto Sales & Parts Sport Mod Championship” will be the first ever special event for the Sport Mod division. The Sport Mod division has grown leaps and bounds this season with an average car count of 21. With extra money on the line, Friday’s show is sure to be a good one in what has turned into the classes largest division car count wise. Danny Hamilton has won two races in the class this year and is the points leader heading into Friday’s races. The points battle in the Sport Mod division has been incredible as the top five are only seperated by 35 points while the top ten are only seperated by 75 points.
Late Model Preview
The racing this season in the Late Model division has been absolutely incredible. In five races, there have been a total of 5 different winners. 4 of the 5 races have had lead changes with 2 of the 5 races seeing the final lead change occur on the last lap. The Late Model track record has also fallen in 4 of 5 races. The most recent track record is four-tenths of a second faster than what the track record was to end the 2012 season. So far this season the Late Model action has been absolutely unpredictable as to who is going to win. Two time track champion R. J. Conley currently holds a 30 point lead over Josh McGuire. Another great show will be in store in the Late Model division on Friday.
The action this season in the Modified division has been incredible as well. In five races, there have been a total of 4 different winners. The racing action each and every week has been intense and is expected to be the same on Friday. Last year’s track champion Jeremy Rayburn currently holds a 75 point lead over Brian Skaggs in second and a 90 point lead over Doug Adkins in third.
Pure Stock Preview
Barry Brister has been the man to beat thus far in the Pure Stock division as he has won all four races. This class is continuing to grow as the highest car count of the season is expected on Friday.
Legends Night Activities
With Legends Night getting canceled last Friday, it has been moved to this Friday, May 17th. After time trials, all retired racers who have competed at SOS in the past will be asked to come up to the base of the flagstand to be honored. Track announcer Chuck Greenslate will do a brief interview with each driver.
Times and Admission Prices
Gates will open on Friday at 4:00 pm with hot laps scheduled for 7:30 pm. General admission is $12 for ages 17 and up, $5 for ages 13-16, $2 for ages 7-12, and free for ages 6 and under. Pit passes are $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for ages 7-12, and free for ages 6 and under. For more information visit www.southernohiospeedway.com.