Midlothian, VA, July 29, 2009 –
Southside Speedway is continuing our 50th anniversary celebration this Friday Night, July 31, 2009 with the Coca Cola Fan Appreciation Night. There will be all kinds of door prizes given away plus some of the best short track racing in the country. Coca Cola has donated a 22' Flat Screen TV, 2 sets of 4 pack tickets to Kings Dominion and various novelties to be given away. We also have tickets to the Richmond International Raceway Rock-n-Roll 400 on September 12, 2009 courtesy of Coca Cola and RIR. Sysco Foods will also be giving the first 300 tickets sold a FREE Hot Dog.
On the track, Billy Morris and Thomas Stinson continue their battle for the championship with Twin 50's for the Modifieds. Chris Johnson, Mike Rudy, Kyle Wood and Ryan Boggs hope they can crash the party and make up some ground in the points battle with only 6 more point races to go.
The Grand Stocks have a 30 lap feature and the title is still up for grabs. Donnie Newman, Tommy Tatum and Mark Simpson are separated by just 160 points (8 positions) and Keith Mackta is ready to close the gap if any of the top 3 falter. Last weeks race had one of the largest fields of Grand Stocks all season and with just five more races left in the season, everybody is trying to knock the 4 frontrunners down a notch.
The competitors of the hugely popular Street Stock division will have 50 laps to try and figure out how to beat, 5 time winner, Mike Ganoe. Ganoe, who has fallen to 5th in the points after bad luck in the last 3 races, is still the man to beat. He'll be looking to catch James Loving, who is the current point's leader and Brian Smith, Justin Dunkum and Gary Turner, who are sitting second through fourth.
The Champ Karts will round out the evening with a 20 lap feature. Brad Davis, Stanley Holmes, Stan Holmes and Buzz Moore are sitting in the top 4 spots of the point's standings.
Pit gates open at 3pm; front gates open at 6pm with qualifying at 6:30. Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors/Military, kids 7-12 are $5, and 6 and under are free.