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Southside Continuing 50th Anniversary Celebration with
The Final Community Appreciation Night of 2009

Press Release

Midlothian, VA, August 26, 2009 – Southside Speedway is continuing our 50th anniversary celebration this Friday Night, August 28, 2009 with the final Community Appreciation Night of 2009. To help fight the recession, Southside Speedway has been give residence of various counties ˝ price, adult admission on several nights throughout the season. This Friday, all residence of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Prince George will receive ˝ off adult admission. We will also have drawing for a pair of tickets to the Richmond International Raceway Rock-n-Roll 400 on September 12, 2009 courtesy of Richmond International Raceway. The first 100 tickets sold will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of Southside Speedway.

On the track, the Late Models return for Twin 50 lap features after getting rained out the last time out. The cars were getting pushed towards the tech building to get ready to qualify when the skies opened up on August 14th. Twenty one cars were on hand that night and all should be back since they have already purchased their 4 Hoosier Racing Tires. Chris Dodson leads the points standings over Brandon Hendrick, Jeff Oakley, Shannon Marano and Chris Hopkins.

The Grand Stocks have Twin 30 lap features and the title is still up for grabs. Points Leader, Donnie Newman has been in the hospital and his return is still up in the air, so that opens the door for Tommy Tatum, Mark Simpson and Keith Mackta. Newman currently leads Tatum by 80 points (4 positions) and Simpson by 280 (14 positions) with 3 points races to go.

The Street Stock division will have 50 laps to try and figure out how to lock their way into the “Race of Champions” on the final night of the season. Only 15 cars will be invited to the ROC and everybody is fighting for a spot. Friday will be their final point’s race of the season and James Loving holds a 260 point lead over Mike Ganoe. Still in the hunt, Brian Smith, Justin Dunkum and Gary Turner round out the top 5 in the points standings.

The Champ Karts will round out the evening with a 20 lap feature. Stanley Holmes, Brad Davis, Buzz Moore and Stan Holmes 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 6-11 are $5, and 5 and under are free.