Southern Ohio Speedway set for Opening Night on Friday, April 4th


WHEELERSBURG, OH-The Southern Ohio Speedway is set to open the gates on it’s fourth season of racing under the management of H&L Motorsports, LLC on Friday, April 4th with the Opening Night races.  This year’s Opening Night will feature the most stacked racing card ever for the season opening event with Super Late Models paying $3,000 to win, Modifieds $800 to win, and regular shows for the GCP Engines Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, and Enduros.

The Opening Night races is always one of the top events of the season as it is the first race after a long offseason.  All of the race teams have had months to prepare for the event as many come out with brand new cars.  In previous years, success on Opening Night translates into a great season as Opening Night winners have gone on to win the track championship in many scenarios.  Last season, Danny Hamilton and Barry Brisker went on to win the GCP Engines Sport Mod and Pure Stock track championships respectively.  In 2012, three of the four Opening Night winners went on to win the track championship.

This season, Opening Night will have even more significance for Super Late Model teams as it is the first race in the Road to the Southern 100.  The Road to the Southern 100 features four high paying Super Late Model races in the month of April that will conclude with the 19th Annual Southern 100 on May 2nd that will pay $10,000 to win for Super Late Models.  The driver who is highest in Super Late Model points after the April 25th races that does not transfer into the Southern 100 feature will earn a provisional starting spot into the feature.  The provisional will be worth a significant amount of money and will give an extra driver a shot at winning the most prestigious race of the year.

Gates will open at 4:00 pm on Friday with hot laps starting the night’s action around 7:15 pm.  Family friendly ticket pricing will be in place with general admission $15 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 $30 for ages 13 and up, $20 for ages 7-12, and free for ages 6 and under.  For more information visit

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