Event Preview: July 26th, 1st Annual Buckeye 30 and Meet the Drivers Night
WHEELERSBURG, OH-Following heavy rains canceling the action on July 19th, the Southern Ohio Speedway will be back in action this upcoming Friday, July 26th for attempt number two at the 1st Annual Buckeye 30 and Meet the Drivers Night. The racing card will feature Late Models-$3,000 to win, Modifieds-$800 to win, GCP Engines Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, and Enduros at the end of the night.
Meet the Drivers Night Activities
During intermission, we will bring all of the cars on the frontstretch and allow the fans to come out on the track for a meet and greet session with your favorite drivers. This is a popular event among both the fans and drivers as it gives race fans a chance to chat, get pictures, and get autographs from their favorite drivers.
Late Model Preview
The Buckeye 30 Late Model event will pay $3,000 to the winner of the 30 lap feature. This is the second $3,000 to win Late Model race of the season and sixth Late Model special of 2013. The racing action in every single Late Model race has been incredible. There literally has not been a Late Model feature all season that hasn’t been full of lots of excitement. 2013 Late Model feature winners at SOS this year include: Jackie Boggs (2), Danial Kattine, R. J. Conley, Jason Montgomery, Steve Francis, Doug Drown, and Jared Hawkins. Five of those seven different winners have claimed their first SOS feature wins. It should be an excellent show on Friday!
The Modified division has been equally exciting this season and will be racing for increased money on Friday as they will pay $800 to win. The Modified division has also seen a lot of parity this season as 2013 as there has been five different winners in nine races. Those feature winners include: Brian Skaggs (2), Doug Adkins (2), Jeremy Rayburn (2), Joey Kramer (2), Jason Montgomery. Rayburn, Adkins, and Skaggs have been the three drivers to beat this season as they hold the top three points spots and are in a tight battle for the 2013 SOS Modified track championships that only has three races left in it.
GCP Engines Sport Mod presented by Tomahawk Race Cars Preview
The GCP Engines Sport Mod division will be in action for another exciting show this Friday. Last week, Sam Hobbs took his first SOS feature win in exciting fashion. The race saw several new faces in the top five with 14 year old Tyler Smith finishing second, Derek Spencer third, Tony Whitt Sr. backing up a win in the last race to finish fourth, and Derek Richmond in fifth. 14 year old Colten Wright was also impressive as he led the races first three laps before suffering mechanical problems. The competition has been great this season in this class as we have seen five different winners in nine races. Those winners include: Danny Hamilton (3), Eric Dennison (2), Tony Whitt Jr., Tony Whitt Sr., Sam Hobbs.
Pure Stock Preview
Last week saw the highest car count of the season for the Pure Stock division and an absolutely incredible race. The car count has grown to four cars and the race last week between Barry Brisker and the #26 was great. The track is still committed to this class for the long term and is excited to see the class grow even more this Friday!
Veteran racer Phil Cox took the win in the Enduro class last race that saw a total of 12 entries. This class is the cheapest way for somebody to get into racing. The track would also like to note that while we will continue to put water down on the track before the Enduro to slow speeds we won’t be putting quite as much on the track this week.
Click HERE to view the payouts in all divisions for Fridays races.
Times and Admission Prices
Gates will open at 4:00 pm with hot laps at 7:30 pm. General admission is $15 (ages 17 and up), $7 (ages 13-16), $2 (ages 7-12), and free (ages 6 and under). Pit passes are $30 (ages 13 and up), $20 (ages 7-12), and free (ages 6 and under). For more information visit www.southernohiospeedway.com.