News Release - May 7, 2010
Racing Action Halted Friday Night

by John McLeod

After a exciting Late Model Main Event Friday night at Southside Speedway, fans were expecting more fireworks.

But, after a major accident on the front stretch in the Street Stock race, which caused damage to the catch fence and light pole, race officials decided to call the remaining races for safety reasons.

"Because of the danger of the fence and the pole being knocked over, the officials determined that it was in the best interest of the fans and the drivers to call the night's activities."

Prior to the incident in the Street Stock race, the Late Model division did get in 47 laps of their first 50-lap main event. The checkered flag was thrown early due to an altercation on the track involving Lin O'Neill and Jeff Oakley.

Late Model champion Chris Dodson led from green to checker. Chris Hopkins finished second with Eddie Johnson coming home third.

Racing action continues next Friday night with Chick-Fil-A Kids night at the track featuring a 50/50 Modified main event. The Grand Stock , UCAR and Champ Kart divisions will also be in action.