The New SOS To Roar To Life September 12th; Test N’ Tune September 5th


A look at the new turns one and two with the large runoff area.  The outside edge of the runoff area is the outside edge of the old turn.

WHEELERSBURG, OH-A new era in the storied history of the Southern Ohio Speedway will begin this September.  The new 3/8ths mile Southern Ohio Speedway will officially roar to life on Saturday, September 12th with “Meet The Drivers Night.”The racing card will feature Late Models-$1,200 to win and $175 to start, Modifieds-$600 to win and $100 to start, a Sport Mod special paying $500 to win and $40 to start, and a special Enduro that pays $250 to win with 19 or less cars, $500 to win with 20-29 cars and $750 to win with 30 or more cars.

In addition to the exciting racing card on September 12th, fans will have a meet and greet session with the drivers on the frontstretch during intermission.  General admission is $12 (ages 17 and up), $5 (ages 13-16), $2 (ages 7-12), and FREE (ages 6 and under).  Pit passes are $25 (ages 13 and up), $20 (ages 7-12), and FREE (ages 6 and under).   Gates will open at 4:00 pm with hot laps at 7:00 pm.

The September 12th date was chosen as the date to officially begin racing on the new track as it was scheduled to be the season finale in the original 2015 schedule released back in the winter.  Because of all of the changes made to the configuration of the track, an open Test N’ Tune day has been scheduled for Saturday, September 5th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.   Pit passes will be $10 for the Test N’ Tune and general admission is FREE.  The Test N’ Tune will let race teams and race fans alike get a first look at the new track prior to the first race.

An incredible amount of work has gone on at the speedway over the past 5 weeks to reconfigure the speedway.  The track has been shortened to a 3/8ths mile track.  All of the changes were made to the turns 1 and 2 area.  The new turns 1 and 2 is progressively banked and approximately 80 feet wide.  A huge safety improvement was made in turns 1 and 2 as instead of a straight drop if a car gets over the banking like was before, there is a large, flat runoff area at the top of the bank.  The final phase of the project will include improved lighting around the speedway.  While no cars have taken to the new track, track officials are already receiving lots of positive feedback from race teams who welcome the new track that will be much easier on equipment.

For more information on the Southern Ohio Speedway visit www.southernohiospeedway.com.

A look at the new turns one and two with the large runoff area.  The outside edge of the runoff area is the outside edge of the old turn.

A look at the new turns one and two with the large runoff area. The outside edge of the runoff area is the outside edge of the old turn.

Another look at the new turns 1 and 2.  The inside tires are still to be re-positioned to get the radius of the turn just right.

Another look at the new turns 1 and 2. The inside tires are still to be re-positioned to get the radius of the turn just right.

 

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