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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.

• Many of NASCAR’s biggest stars, past and present, cut their racing teeth at South Boston. Richard Petty won four Cup 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 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 this year’s champion Matt Bowling.

SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY 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      

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Qualifying Record
Peyton Sellers, Chevrolet, 92.414 mph, June 2, 2007    

 

Track Records      
Most Top Fives: 3 - R. Gifford, M. Gresham, M. Kobyluck Fewest Caution Laps: 22 - 4/3/10
Most Top 10s: 3 - R. Gifford, M. Gresham, M. Kobyluck, E. MacDonald Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 149 - 5/31/08
Most Cautions: 15 - 5/31/08 Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 10 - 4/17/11
Fewest Cautions: 5 - 5/30/09, 4/3/10 Closet Margin of Victory: .355 - 4/3/10
Most Caution Laps: 77 - 5/31/08 Greatest Margin of Victory: 3.691 seconds - 5/30/09

 

Pole Winners   Race Winners   Manufacturer Wins  
Ricky Carmichael 1 Max Gresham 1 Chevrolet 3
Max Gresham 1 Brian Ickler 1 Toyota 2
Peyton Sellers 1 Matt Kobyluck 1    
Ryan Truex 1 Brett Moffitt 1    
Darrell Wallace Jr 1 Sergio Pena 1    

 

Race History          
Date: First: Second: Third: Fourth: Fifth:
6/2/2007 Matt Kobyluck Peyton Sellers Joey Logano Marc Davis Rogelio Lopez
5/30/2008 Brian Ickler Austin Dillon Peyton Sellers Eddie MacDonald Matt Kobyluck
5/30/2009 Brett Moffitt Ryan Gifford Ryan Truex Jody Lavender Max Gresham
4/3/2010 Max Gresham Cole Whitt Ryan Truex Ryan Gifford Matt Kobyluck
4/17/2011 Sergio Pena Matt DiBenedetto Max Gresham Coleman Pressley Ryan Gifford    

 

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (2009-Present)

Qualifying Record
L.W. Miller, Chevrolet, 14.466 seconds, 99.544 mph, April 14, 2012

 

Track Records      
Most Top Fives: 8 - George Brunnhoelzl III Fewest Caution Laps: 13 - 9/19/15
Most Top 10s: 10 - Burt Myers Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 150 - 4/13/13 (Brunnhoelzl)
Most Cautions: 8 - 4/14/12 Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 19 - 4/14/12 (Ward)
Fewest Cautions: 2 - 9/19/15 Closest Margin of Victory: .393 Seconds - 9/13/14
Most Caution Laps: 40 - 4/14/12 Greatest Margin of Victory: 1.889 Seconds - 4/5/14

 

Pole Winners   Race Winners   Manufacturer Wins  
Danny Bohn 3 Andy Seuss 3 Chevrolet 7
Burt Myers 2 George Brunnhoelzl III 2 Pontiac 2
Zach Brewer 1 James Civali 2 Dodge 1
George Brunnhoelzl III 1 Ted Christopher 1 Ford 1
Bobby Measmer Jr. 1 Kyle Ebersole 1    
L.W. Miller 1 Ryan Preece 1    
Ryan Preece 1 Brandon Ward 1    
Field set per rulebook 1        

 

Race History          
Date First Second Third Fourth Fifth
4/4/2009 Andy Seuss Geo. Brunnhoelzl III Burt Myers Tim Brown Brian Loftin
4/3/2010 James Civali L.W. Miller Andy Seuss Thomas Stinson Zach Brewer
4/17/2011 Ted Christopher Geo. Brunnhoelzl III Zach Brewer Tim Brown John Smith
4/14/2012 Brandon Ward Andy Seuss Danny Bohn Kyle Ebersole L.W. Miller
4/13/2013 Geo. Brunnhoelzl III Brian Loftin Kyle Ebersole John Smith Tim Brown
4/5/2014 Andy Seuss Geo Brunnhoelzl III Danny Bohn Luke Fleming JR Bertuccio
9/13/2014 Kyle Ebersole Andy Seuss Geo Brunnhoelzl III Burt Myers JR Bertuccio
4/4/2015 Ryan Preece JR Bertuccio Burt Myers Eric Goodale Danny Bohn
9/19/2015 Andy Seuss Geo. Brunnhoelzl III Bobby Measmer Jr. Frank Fleming Jeremy Gerstner
4/9/2016 Geo. Brunnhoelzl III Burt Myers Andy Seuss Kyle Bonsignore Danny Bohn
9/17/2016 James Civali Kyle Bonsignore Geo Brunnhoelzl III Danny Bohn Burt Myers      

 

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)



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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